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Weeks 27 & 28 ~ January 21, 2014
~ Big Changes Coming

These past two weeks have been full of changes and surprises. First, on the pregnancy front, I had to go see the chiropractor. I've never gone before, but it was like magic. If you have never gone and are experiencing pain, I would highly suggest you go. My hips and lower back have been hurting so much lately that sometimes I would be frozen in a sitting position. Brandon would just laugh as I tried to get up from the floor. After many slow movements in one direction or the other, I would finally be able to get up. After some adjustments at the chiropractor, my hips feel much better. They are not back to 100%, but that's to be expected at 7 months pregnant. I will definitely continue to go as the pregnancy progresses. I've heard and read that it helps the baby ease out of the birth canal as well.

The other big pregnancy occurrence is the heart burn/acid reflux. I have had to take Tums pretty consistently for the past month or so. But, we went to "Taco Tuesday" the other evening with our neighbors and later on that night, I hit by the worst acid reflux I have ever had in my entire life. I woke up around 1:30 in the morning and my throat was on fire. I chewed several Tums and finally fell back asleep but only to be woken back up at 4:45 to have to RUN to the bathroom and get sick. Of course, any time I throw up, I pee myself. I felt better after I got sick, but the whole next day I was afraid to eat anything for fear of upsetting my stomach. Luckily I haven't had that since, but it's only been a few days. Fingers crossed I never have it that bad again!

I also finally decided on the pattern for Luca's bedding and décor. My BFF and I went to Hobby Lobby over the weekend and picked it out. I can't wait to see how everything turns out. I absolutely LOVE the patterns!

I believe I forgot to mention last update, but over the Christmas break, I had Colton evaluated for speech therapy. He qualified for speech because his expressive communication is about 10 months behind. Basically he isn't picking up speaking as fast as I know Kaydon did, so I began to worry. Luckily he scored "advanced" in every other aspect that they evaluated him on. Brandon and I decided to go get his tongue tie looked at again by the ENT, thinking that maybe that was causing problems with his enunciations in certain words. The ENT checked his hearing again and asked us several questions. After the hearing test came back that his ears are not regulating pressure the way they should, we decided it would be in Colton's best interest to have his adenoids out and his tongue and upper lip tie clipped at the same time as the surgery. He had his surgery on Tuesday, January 21st. We were in and out in 2 hours total and he has done great with the recovery. His speech therapist came that same day and said she felt that he wouldn't have any problems catching up. Prayers would be great for my little boy to catch up to where he needs to be.

And last but certainly not least, Brandon got the offer for the job in Atlanta. It seems as if we have made the decision to move 12 hours away from "home" and start a new chapter of our lives in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time, especially considering the timing of having baby Luca in April and trying to sell our house. We just feel it is an opportunity that he can't pass up for his career. We will be listing our house in the upcoming weeks. The plan for now is for Kaydon to finish out his school year and for the boys and me to stay in this area until mid-June, pending our house is sold by then. I could really use some prayers for God to work out the perfect timing for everything that is about to happen. I don't know if I want to sell our house right away or not. The plan, at least for now, is if we sell the house fairly quickly, the boys and I will get an apartment and Brandon will have to leave for Atlanta. Which also brings up another worry for baby Luca coming. What if by some chance I go into labor sooner than I have in the past and Brandon doesn't make it back in time for the delivery. I just can't think about that and truly have to put my faith and trust in God that He will see us through these next few months and provide the perfect timing for everything.

Until next week!
~ Kristina

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