Monday, February 21, 2011


2 weeks ago, we received the results from Arden's endoscopy. It showed some irritation in the lining of her stomach, indicating some reflux problems. Right now she is on Prevacid once a day and we return to Dr. McClellan the first week of March for follow-up. We are so thankful that the tests showed something that is easy to treat and we are hopeful that Arden won't suffer anymore episodes. Thanks to all of you for your prayers-we really appreciate them!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Looking for Answers

Tomorrow morning Arden will have an endoscopy to see if we can find the reason for her random vomiting episodes. Please keep her in your prayers as she will be sedated. Pray for us too--I'm sure it will be harder for Mommy and Daddy than it will be for Arden! We should have the results of the test no later than Monday--we will keep you updated!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Yesterday was not a good day in potty-training land.

Arden had accident, after accident...including two poops.

Needless to say, I was exhausted and discouraged :(

But last night, something happened....something miraculous!

We got home from dinner and Arden said "POTTY!"

She sat on the little potty, then said "Poopy on potty!"

She then moved to the big potty....

And pooped on the potty for the very first time...all without any prompting from us!

HOORAY! There was much celebrating, rewarding, and picture-taking, of course!

The first words out of her mouth were "Mommy, POOPY! Big prize! Chuck E. Cheese!"

Yes, sweetie---we are SO proud of you! You got your big prize last night (mini reese cups instead of M&Ms) and if you keep this up, we will definitely be taking a trip to good ol' Chuck E. Cheese :)

Now, let's just see how long this lasts.

Maybe, just maybe, we're turning over a new leaf with potty-training!