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Momma said there’d be days like this…

Do you ever just have one of those days?

Well…today was that here. Richard has been out of town on business since Tuesday morning–and today was our day “off” from doctor appointments. Isaac didn’t sleep last night that well, and he woke up having trouble breathing. We did breathing treatments, called the doctor and they got us in with a pulmonologist for first thing Friday morning. I thought we’d still get to skate through the day with no doctor appointment. He refused to eat all morning–no eating for him means something is really wrong. I laid him down to give his tummy a little pressure and he squealled a sad squeal:(. I knew we’d have to go in now, but it was my day for carpool so…off to carpool to get my kids and then some–and back home to figure out how to get to the doctor. With Rico Suave still in Virginia…oh me, oh my. SO…this momma began praying. I had a friend stopping by at 1:30 to visit who no longer lives here and who happened to be in town. I thought I’d call the doctor first before cancelling with my friend (mommy was going to get to hang out with a friend for once or so I thought)…the doc could see us in 45 minutes. My sweet friend Leslie got here and we visited for a bit and I apologized for having to cut our time short. I just asked her to help me get all the kids in my van…and just as we were all buckled up–I guess the Holy Spirit just rained down and she INSISTED on riding with us to the doctor. (This would make our doctor’s visit so much easier as she could sit in the van with the others…I couldn’t leave them at home because they have been all out of sorts with our craziness and want to be with mommy too!) We took off and made it there just in time for our appointment. Yet another UTI for our little man. So thankful I went in. And I’m so thankful my friend Leslie went with me to help with the other 3. She even snuck out of the parking deck in my van to treat all 3 to chocolate milkshakes from Chick-fil-a:)

Later when we got home, I was feeling a little bad my friend who I knew did not probably want to spend her afternoon in this way. I confessed that to her–and she told me that she and her husband had actually sat down this morning to pray for how she could help me today. WOW. And I woke up this morning assuming today would bring no doctor visits and we’d chill out all day!!! I thought we’d have decaf and hang out while the kids napped. And the Lord already knew and led her to pray for how she could help me!!! So thankful and humbled. I wish I had more to say–but it’s 7:30pm and I’m going to bed. Richard just got home…and although I’m still upbeat–goodness, this momma is tired! We have to be up early to go downtown (about 30 minutes away) to see the pulmonologist. I am hopeful they will help us figure out what is going on inside those lungs of his. I am just so thankful for how God provided for us today—and the kids were even so OVERJOYED to get milkshakes when their day got a little shook up. Don’t you love how God provides??

Dispite how Isaac really feels, he is still all smiles. He would scream and kick at the doctor and then I’d show him himself in the mirror and he’d LAUGH and LAUGH and wave at himself. Then he’d remember how he felt and he’d arch back and start kicking again. He had a really hard time yesterday at the PT too. Last week he was sleeping through the night and this week with these new problems…not much sleep at all. And with Rich out of town…WHEW! No post is complete without pictures—so here are some pictures of Isaac being GQ on Tuesday getting ready to go to feeding therapy. Now do you see what all the nurses and physcial therapists fight over who is going to get to work with him?!?!?!?

LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!! I have to tell you that there is THE best blueberry pie recipe in the Wiphan cookbook!!! Oh my!!! Melt in your mouth. SO NOW you know what I’m doing for therapy myself these days!!! Cooking is my OTHER “get away” “go to” and I just love having some yummy treats in our home…true COMFORT food!!! Okay…if you have not yet ordered your Wiphan cookbook–you can get an EARLY start on Christmas gifts and get one for yourself while you are at it!!! WHAT IF…oh NO–here comes an Andrea challenge—WHAT IF for Christmas EVERY gift you gave actually benefited an orphan or widow with your purchase?! Ok…anyone up for the challenge with me?? That would include orphan and widow ministries AND adoption fundraisers (like t-shirts and such!) I’m totally in…who’s with me???

TONIGHT–after all our craziness…I came home and made from the WIPHAN COOKBOOK a fruit mold that I think I may have messed up b/c my brain isn’t working and I may have gotten some measurements off;)
BUT…I caught someone in the mold—which makes me think 1) I doubt anyone would really want to eat it anyway…and 2) you might want to think twice before eating whatever we serve if you ever come to our house for dinner…

He didn’t see me at first–so I ran and grabbed my camera and he realized he was caught when he heard the shutter click!

And guess who brought in fresh flowers from the garden today?? Actually this compilation is by Laney AND Frank!And that my friends…is just what the doctor ordered.

This post is all over the place…and I’m off to bed! I hope I have a really good report for tomorrow. XOXO! Andrea

P.S. Wiphan has a NEW website!!!! Go check out the new look at I have to tell you that RIGHT now is the PERFECT time for that long-sleeved white Wiphan burnout T!!! I wear mine EVERY week. It goes great with jeans, skirts and I even found a purple-ish skirt to wear with it too. You’ll need a little white undershirt to wear with it–but trust me–you’ll love it. They run a bit small though so order a size up. I normally wear small but love mine in medium. AND that’d be ANOTHER great Christmas gift!!!!

Dana - September 9, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Hey Andrea,

Just wanted to share that a friend of mine adopted a little boy who was not circumcised and she said he was sick for the first 6 months after they brought him home. He was getting constant UTI’s and it weakened his immune system so he caught everything else as well. Well, the Drs. thought she was crazy but she insisted on getting him circumcised and once he had the surgery he was totally healthy with no more troubles. Just a thought. My little man is not circumcised either so I’ve filed that info. in the back of my brain in case we need it. Praying for you all and ITY.

Blessings to you,

Billie Hobbs - September 9, 2010 - 9:28 pm

I am praying that Isaac T will sleep tonight, so both of you will be rested for the pulmonary exam tomorrow. We are keeping positive thoughts for ways to resolve Isaac’s lung problems. God bless you and your family. What an amazing job you are doing, Andrea. I am in awe of you. May God continue to hold your hand.

melissa - September 9, 2010 - 10:08 pm

I second the BlueBerry Pie!!! It is amazing!!! We ate ours in two days!!!Yes, Sweet friend, with all you have going on, I appreciate you thinking of us during this tough time. This alone will make me buy that cookbook!!

Jenny - September 9, 2010 - 10:43 pm

Praying, Praying, Praying that He provides rest and peace to your family tonight/tomorrow. LOVE the glimpse into your home through your blog:)

Becca - September 9, 2010 - 10:49 pm

I want some of that blueberry pie! 🙂 I will be praying that you get some sleep tonight . . . and I’m totally serious when I say that if you EVER need me to watch the kiddos so you can go to the dr etc, I’d be happy to 🙂

Je - September 9, 2010 - 10:53 pm

Praying for you…thankful to follow behind those of you that have prepared the way… the real and imperfect beautiful way!

Sara - September 10, 2010 - 12:38 am

Saying a prayer for Isaac (and you) tonight.

Suzanne - September 10, 2010 - 9:20 am

Aren’t girlfriends just so awesome?! God sure knows when we need one of our BFFs. Hope your little man feels better and you and your family have a wonderful, restful weekend.

We are kicking off our first fundraising giveaway later this afternoon. Please stop by our blog and leave a comment. If you could help us spread the news about our give away, we would so much appreciate the help of getting the word out.

What would we do without the body of Christ to help us with our needs, to pray for us, to stand in the gap and pray our little peeps home?

Blessings to you!


Elle J - September 10, 2010 - 10:29 am

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a restful weekend with your family. Praying for God’s wisdom through all his doctor’s appointments. He truly is adorable – just like his brother Frank. TOO CUTE!!!

Toyin - September 10, 2010 - 12:05 pm
Catherine Besk - September 10, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Andrea – THANK YOU! I’ve already being feeling sick about Christmas this year and how out of control it can get. That’s exactly what I’m going to do! Adoption items for all!! So glad you took your little man in. Thank you Jesus for great friends too!

jenn - September 10, 2010 - 4:56 pm

We are praying for you here (and commiserating too with my hubby gone). Hoping IT has a successful apt. tomorrow and you can get some much needed answers!!

Faith - September 13, 2010 - 12:28 am

Saw something that made me think of ITY. A mom mentioned on her blog that her son had a bloated tummy and her naturopathic doctor said it could be from yeast. He told her about some sort of treatment (she didn’t provide a name) that helped with the overgrowth of yeast and her sons stomach returned to a normal size. I’m assuming ITY’s stomach has something to do with his hypotonia but perhaps there is also an additional, underlying overgrowth of yeast.
Just thought I’d pass it on!