Tuesday, September 28, 2010

28 weeks!

I am 28 weeks now and everything is going really well. It is hot, of course, but it is hot even if you are not pregant! The baby is moving so much. I thought Kai moved a ton but this one seems to be even more active (or I just don't remember:) I am super thankful and appreciate all the prayers and the continued prayers that everything would continue on the right track. We leave in 2 months for Arequipa to have the baby and I will be 36 weeks and a few days. I am praying the baby does not decide to make an early appearance. I am already a bit nervous about having the baby in Peru but I REALLY don't want to do it in the hospitals here:) Kai is getting excited but has no idea what is really coming. But, he does think of the baby often and lets me know the baby needs a bed and a toilet (he does not think we should let the baby use diapers...the baby needs to learn to use the toilet!) The other day he hugged me and then looked up and said "I love the baby". It is super cute and I know he will be a great big brother...although I know it will be quite a transition for him:) All in all things are going well, just thought I should post a little update with some pics of 28 weeks!


Kai woke up really sick last Tuesday morning with a high fever and diarrhea. It was the sickest I have seen him. Usually if he is sick he is still bouncing about or talking and I have to sort of remind him to rest. Not this time. He stayed in our bed the entire day sleeping or just laying there. The poor little guy was just lethargic. He fever got as high as 103 and at one point he was throwing up as well. Other than our bed he spent a lot of time on the toilet. So much that at one point I walked in and found him like this…and although he looked miserable I couldn’t pass up a picture.

He was obviously worn out. After his nap he was still really lethargic so we took him into the doctor. Wouldn’t you know it…while we were in the waiting room he began to perk right up. We think he had a case of food poisoning and after some medicine was back to himself. The next day he woke up with lots of energy and words….I asked Tyson if he was always like this or if he was just making up for yesterday:) Either way we were happy to see our boy back and healthy. We have praised the Lord many times for the way he has protected us here in Peru. Kai has been sick just a few times…I would expect more even living in the states, but here, there are so many things we don’t deal with in the US that I would have imagined we would have dealt with more. I know the Lord has been protecting Kai and I praise him for that!

Lights Out

Last week we had power outages 7 out of 9 days. These were never shorter than 5 hours and were sometimes as long as 12-18 hours. I used to love power outages as a kid…and even an adult in the US. Here, all I can think of is the fact that there will be no fans. It seems like this happens when it is so incredibly hot. There were multiple days that with humidity it was about 110. Either way we made the best of it and praise the Lord, it came on every night by 11pm so we could at least sleep with a fan:) and Kai loved it…candles, flashlights…all fun for a boy of 3. One night we pulled our mattresses into the living room and hung the mosquito net from the ceiling fan (since it wouldn’t be working) and had a family sleep over. Other nights we and sat on the floor (the coolest place to be) and did puzzles. All in all I am happy to say the power had been back on this week and I am so thankful!
And what puzzle did we work on you might ask. Well, Kai really likes his new "finger" puzzle as he calls it. Apparently they count on their fingers a little differently here in Peru...

Suspension Bridge-Round 2

Sometimes you just want to dance in the rain!

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Monday, September 20, 2010


We had a great time in Cusco last month. Here are a few pictures non ministry related...
Kai loves animals and had a great time an animal reserve we went to. His favorite was probably the little monkey. He so desperately wanted it to climb on him. I, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with it but tried to help Kai be in the right place to get the monkey on him. It worked. Unfortunately for me I was too close by and so had the gross thing climbing on me immediately after. I did not post a picture of this due to the ridiculous facial expressions Tyson caught on camera:)

Kai is also a fan of almost all forms of transportation and will take every opportunity to jump in the drivers seat:) Here he is on the bus we took. You have to understand buses and even just normal cars are exciting forms of transportation to a boy whose family car is a mototaxi:)