Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I love Ogden and it has taken me all these years in Eugene to realize just how amazing it is to live in the shadow of gorgeous mountains.
Posted by Marci at 2:42 PM
We did our share of browsing local art and produce and of course spent a little time frolicking in the park.
Ike and Grayson are already buddies. They have bonded over all the stress they cause their moms by being tiny. Who knows what kind of trouble they will get into in the future.
Hayden invited us all out to eat at Olive Garden. I told the girls that they needed to act like Fancy Nancy and be on their best behavior. Except for one incident with a stubborn 2-year-old and a sugar packet they acted like little angels. They are super proud of their uncle and know that he is going to be a great missionary. Although Rocky did say after she saw him saying goodbye to his girlfriend, "I think he is just a little too young to be kissing girls."
9 lbs. 6 ounces. It has been a slow beginning which was not helped by all the vomiting but today the doctor officially considered him thriving. I think I will start calling him Tubby.
Posted by Marci at 2:32 PM
On Sunday right during Hayden's farewell Ike and I ended up at Primary Children's Hospital. He had been projectile vomiting repeatedly and had gotten extremely dehydrated. They wanted to test him for a couple of other things but ended up diagnosing him with Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome. Apparently a baby can kind of get into a pattern of vomiting and will not be able to consume fluids on its own. After a bunch of tests and an IV to stop the dehydration he looked much better. After all the tests came back negative and I was ready to laugh again Jill sent me a text: You should have the hospital priest check him for a demon.
I was only there for a couple of hours and our problem was easily solved but it was clear in just that short of a time that Primary Children's is a very special place.
I was too worried to take many photos but I did snap this one. The nurse had put heating packs on him to help prepare him for the IV. She called them his boxing gloves.
I feel incredibly attached to this baby boy and know that it is a great blessing that he is healthy.
Posted by Marci at 2:11 PM
Opa, of course, made a quick trip to the store to replenish the debt and was immediately forgiven.
Ike is kind of bummed out about the whole scene. Next year buddy. You will see.
Posted by Marci at 1:49 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Somewhere between Bend and Burns Rocky informed us that she really needed to use the bathroom. Since there is basically nothing for hours I told her we would stop at the first available facility. On the side of the road appeared a gas station/general store/RV park that I have never noticed before. Jill hauled the three girls in while I sat in the van to nurse the baby. They used the bathroom and were just heading out when Jill heard a stern voice behind her. "Ma'am....ma'am."
She was convinced that she was going to be reprimanded for not buying anything or something. She even thought for a second that maybe one of the girls had slipped something in her pocket. Instead the woman who ran the store was chasing them down to give each of the girls a beanie baby.
As you can imagine, they were thrilled. She said that it always made her happy to see the faces of kids when they are given a gift. They came out to the car with giant smiles and I just didn't feel right about leaving without buying something. Jill let them choose an ice cream which turned out to be another highlight of the trip, especially because treats like this are few and far between at the Rigby home. It turned out that there is probably a reason that we don't buy ice cream on road trips...they are a big mess.
Our next adventure was at the big slide in Burns. Every time I pass it I am shocked that it can still exist. Things like this that used to be "fun" have now become "dangerous." I have to admit that when Rocky and Daisy started climbing the stairs to the top I wondered if all those injury lawsuits actually did serve a purpose other than just being a big wet blanket over the great parks we used to have.
We made it in good time, without any troubles. Jill is a great travel companion and the kids were all good sports. I think they watched 5 movies, which is to say that they were happy as clams as the miles melted away. The way there is always more fun because at the end of the road they get to be with their grandparents.
Posted by Marci at 9:28 AM