Our FOUR Little Ducks (formerly Our Three Little Ducks :)~

I'm a mom to FOUR amazing kids, one of which was adopted from South Korea. Our family is wild and crazy, and REALLY LOUD but lots of fun. Oh, and my new favorite quote is: "HAVING KIDS IS LIKE BEING PECKED TO DEATH BY A DUCK." So so so true.

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I am currently a SAHM, but prior to leaving my job I was a labor and delivery nurse. I really miss work, but I enjoy being home with my kids (most of the time anyway!).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yes, yes, I'm still alive... and we have a new baby!

Well, to put it bluntly, having 4 kids is KICKING MY ASS! I've been so busy, so the last thing on my priority list is getting on the computer. I have to fit eating in somewhere!

My new son, CIAN LEO was born late July. His name is Irish, and is actually pronounced "KEE-an". He is so sweet and he LOVES his siblings. He's 2 months old now, and is smiling at us and beginning to coo. Very sweet.

Two weeks ago we had a scare though. He developed a high fever and barking cough, so we went to the ER. He was immediately admitted, and they ran ever test under the sun. He had blood cultures and labs drawn, he was catheterized, and he had a spinal tap. After two days of IV antibiotics and negative test results he was discharged. Apparently it was all just a virus. Poor baby :( He's doing much better now.

Arie is adjusting well to his new baby brother. There has been NO jealousy really. I'm very proud of him. We've started the evaluation process to get Arie into the special needs preschool. We're fairly sure he'll qualify. Our final meeting to determine eligibility is in early October. The preschool would help him SO much, so our fingers are double crossed. Here's some shocking news: ARIE IS EATING LIKE A CHAMP!!! Just recently he has started eating pretty much everything. In fact, at some meals he eats more than Micah! I don't know what happened, but it was like a switch was flipped in him. It amazes me to hear him ask for food now. It's so wonderfully strange! He is such an angel. I hope the food battle is over for good. We wont have his feeding tube removed for a year or so though. We need to make sure that he continues to eat and grow before we remove it.

Micah and Elaine are doing great as well. Elaine is happy to have a new baby brother to play with, but she has put her request in for a girl. I've told her that she's going to have to be happy with three boys 'cuz I think we're done! Micah tells me constantly that he loves "baby Cian". He's finally ready to potty train (at 3.5 years old! ugh!), so HOPEFULLY I won't have three in diapers much longer.

I'm thinking about returning to work in January. With all the medical bills, money is tight. The LAST thing I want to do is go back to work, but I need to. I can only work once a week, but it's better than nothing. It will be good for me to get out of the house anyway.

I'm hoping things settle down soon. I'm sure they will. I REALLY need sleep. The baby still wakes every 2-3 hours, and Arie is still up for an hour or two in the middle of the night.

Anyway, it's 10pm, and I'm off to bed. Night night!


Blogger -Stacy and Ted said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I've been faithfully checking your blog every day hoping for some news! Frankly, two kids kick my butt, you amaze me with FOUR little ones!

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah...how exciting to see pix of your cuties! CONGRATS on the newby, he's adorable! We'll have to get our little Kelsie and him together, she's about 13 weeks now. I'm glad you all are doing well.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Your new baby is adorable! I am so glad that things are going well for your family....although now I am scared about my plan to add one more to the family J/K :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I was wondering...waiting for the update! Congratulations! Your children are all beautiful!

I wanted to let you know that I made my blog private. If you are interested in being a reader please email me at mgshep10@hotmail.com and then I can add you as a reader. I'm sure you have tons of spare time for reading blogs!!! HAHA!!

Thanks and again...congrats!

6:39 PM  
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Blogger Brittany said...

Came upon your site also...very beautiful family and love the professional pics!

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Blogger Third Mom said...

Hey, there, a very belated congratulations - and Happy New Year to you and your family. Your new little one is adorable, as are all the kids. All the best to you!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Your picture is really awesome. And congratulations for your new baby. The kids are adorable. Just stumbled on your site and I liked it. I`ll keep visiting your blog again.

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Blogger Unknown said...

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