Monday, August 31, 2009


Today we had Maeci's doctor appointment in Des Moines with the specialist. Everything went very well. We were very happy with the doctor and he checked her over very well. He said that she is having reflux which 90 percent of babies have at some point. She is just having it a little worse and it's not coming up which is causing her to have heartburn. He explained to us that there is 3 categories for reflux babies that need to me on medicine or have treatment. She fell into one of the categories and we decided to continue the medicine at a higher dose. We will give this a couple weeks and see if it helps and if it doesn't we will continue with this doctor and talk about what to do next. If he does work we will just have to go back for a re-check in 4 months. He said many babies go through this and they usually grow out of reflux by the age of 12 months. Camden had reflux but he spit up everything and he grew out of it by his first birthday. We are so thankful nothing else was going on with her and it's just this. It was a long day and ride down but we are glad we did it!

Monday, August 24, 2009


It was Maeci and mommy weekend and Camden and daddy weekend! Brad and Camden headed out early Friday morning for Green Bay to attend a pre-season game. It was a long weekend for both of them but sounded like they had a good time. It was about 7 hour drive time with a little extra for stopping to stretch and for lunch. Camden did very well in the car watching movies, reading books, and playing with all the toys he took along. Camden said "Mom it was 6 miles to Green Bay from our house!" Yeah we could only wish it was that short of a distance!!:)Friday night Brad treated Camden to one of Camden's favorite places to eat, Chuck E Cheese. Saturday they did some shopping and walked around Lambeau and then that night headed to the game. Camden said "Mom the Bills beat the Packers really bad!" HAHA! Actually Green Bay won the game. Brad said he enjoyed the game but after about 1/2 hour he was ready to go do something else. I guess I can't blame him, he is only 4. They stayed for most of the game and both headed to bed to get ready for the long drive home. Overall they had a goodtime!!
Maeci and I spent the weekend back in Swea. We did alot of visiting with all of our family. Saturday we helped Brad's gpa celebrate his 95th birthday with alot of his family. Later that day Tab, Cassie, Brett, Oz, Stac, Maeci and I went to Mankato shopping to do some school shopping with the boys and I guess we all did shopping for ourselves too!! We found some good deals and I got a few winter clothes for the kids. We were all exhausted by the time we got home that night. It was a great weekend to spend with our family!!:)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Boring weekend!

We did absolutley nothing all weekend. I don't think we even left the house. That is unusual for us because we always seem to have something going on. It's probably a good thing because this next week is going to be a busy week. Brad and Camden are headed to Green Bay on Friday for a long weekend to go to a Packers game. Starting this weekend Brad will be gone almost every other weekend to the Iowa games and Packers game. So that means the next 2 months are going to fly by with being so busy and him being gone!
Maeci and I are going back to Swea to visit family, help Grandpa Pulver celebrate his birthday, and take Oz and Brett school shopping. It should be a fun weekend! Hopefully she is good!
She has been actually doing pretty good and the past couple weeks her fussiness at night has seemed to improve alot. She is also sleeping better. She goes to bed between 9 and 10, sleeps until 3 or 4, goes back to bed until 7 or so. Usually after her 7:00 feeding she usually is up just a short time and will go back to sleep for a couple hours. She always takes good naps during the day too. I don't mind the one feeding a night we usually have. Now last night that is NOT what she did. She seemed to be fussy on and off after supper and she did not go to bed until almost midnight and she was up twice and each time she thought she should stay up for about an hour after her feeding and smile and talk! I loved the smile and talking but didn't like the no sleep!! I really hope it was just last night and we are not back to the fussiness at night and getting up more at night! So hopefully tonight goes better. In 2 weeks will be heading to see the GI specialist with her. She is still having problems drinking her bottles. One day it seems better and the next we are back to the same thing. We have tried everything with her and I mean literally everything! I hope we can figure this out once we see this doctor! I have a feeling he is going to increase her reflux medicine to a higher dose to see if that helps.
Camden is going to be starting school up again after Labor Day. He is very excited and ready to start again.We are going to be going school shopping sometime and he is excited to pick his stuff out. It's hard to believe he is starting his 2nd year of preschool. I am excited to see how much he learns and improves from last year in school. The kid amazes with me with all the stuff he knows and has learned. He is a smart little boy and he doesn't forget a thing!
Well that's about all that is going on around the Stevens' household! Hope you all have a good week!:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009


It's hard to believe we are into the month of August already! But it sure seems like we are finally getting some summer weather! I think I liked the cooler weather we had before and not this humid weather! Our weekend seemed to go by pretty fast as we were on the go! Friday night we went to our friends for supper and a fire. It is always nice to get together with friends and Camden loves it because there are lots of kids to play with at these get togethers! The guys get there guns out and practice shooting clay pigeons and the women sit around and chit chat!
Saturday we headed up to the lakes to Paul and Connie's place and spent the day with them. It was so hot and we really didn't feel like even being outside but we did go to Arnolds Park and walked around for a little bit and went to the car show. It was nice that Connie offered to stay home with Maeci so she didn't have to be out in the humidity! Camden loves to be outdoors but he even was complaining that it was to hot to be outside! We also went to the harley store because lately my husband has been stuck on wanting to get a harley...Oh great!!! He has talked about it alot but now he seems to be more set on getting one!! He likes the regular motocycles but really likes the trikes(sp?). Oh boy just what we need!! He is thinking maybe next year!!
Overall it was a great weekend to spend with family and friends. Today we are just relaxing and getting caught up on house work!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kim and Drew came to visit!

This past Friday my friend Kim and her son Drew came up from Altoona to stay with us for the weekend. Brad had to work overnights the whole weekend so it was nice to have them here. Saturday we went to Spencer and did a little shopping. It was interesting going with 3 kids but it was nice to get out of the house for awhile! The rest of the weekend we just relaxed around the house and the kids played. Camden had fun with Drew but he didn't really understand he is only 1 and he wanted him to do all the things a 4 years does. We don't get to see them much so it was nice of them to come up!