Each night I try to take Izrael into my office for her to say 'goodnight' to Taizi and Zihao. Since she is going to China with us...we talk to them all the time :) She gives a big kiss on the picture frame, it's the cutest thing.
A few nights ago we were playing with our Apple TV and saw the VIMEO button. We clicked it and one option was to view videos that we 'liked' so we clicked that. Up came Taizi's video. I thought maybe we had showed the children at one point...? but apparently not. Oh...it was something to see. Of course it still chokes me up every time. I looked at Azahria Peace (4) who was sitting on Daddy's lap. her mouth was open and her little hand over her mouth. She had big tears welling up in her eyes. Tirzah...sitting beside me was full blown crying. Azlan said "I don't ever want to see that movie again, it was so so sad" :(
Children with broken hearts for the broken. Honestly...it's a beautiful thing. We talked about little Taizi and how special it is that God chose him and chose us to be a family.
This morning I took Izrael to the pediatrician. She chokes so many times a day on her food it's crazy. Like...on soft bananas....? She will take 2-3 then seriously choke and puke them all up. We've been thinking it's lack of molars but there's no way...there's something no right. Then..she wheezes. Especially when she's crying and takes a breath in...I mean it's really a wheeze. With no health problems at all (allergies, asthma, etc) in our immediate family we thought lets check this out. I think it's even more strange that she did all of this in the doc office and he said "baffling. I think she'll grow out of it". Hm... not sure how settling that is. We are doing the barium swallow study (not pleasant memories of Azlan eating oreos dipped in barium goo) to figure that out but both Dean and I are not sure about the wheezing. It sounds like her airway is obstructed. The doc said asthma is purely a clinical diagnosis at this age and the symptoms just are not there. (good news!)
Then this afternoon we had dental appts for Tirzah and Azlan. Tirzah had her retainer put in ... she made it through it and is good to go ;)
Have I said how excited we are to be going to China in a few weeks? Well this is one busy month for us so no sitting and watching the clock but it's awesome to know just how close it is! CANNOT WAIT.