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Pollakiuria…Every hear of it?

Me either…

Until yesterday.

My dear Ben has been making an unbelievable number of trips to the potty. So much so that he is even complaining about it. Nathan and Jordyn had their well-child visit yesterday. I asked the doctor if there was any way a kid could have a UTI with no symptoms except going 500 times a day. (only a slight exaggeration) The doctor was quick to respond with what it was. I guess it’s actually quite common in children 4-6 years of age.
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  • Life with Kaishon - Oh my goodness. This is hilarious! : )
    Laughing and laughing.
    I miss having littles around. I don’t know if I miss this exact thing though. Funny.ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - I meant to leave this comment on the other post about Jordyn’s broken heart.
    I am sorry Ben is dealing with this though. Poor baby.ReplyCancel

  • zoe - I think my son has this now. He goes to the toilet at least every 5 minutes during the day but is fine at night. He has been like this for 3 weeks now and he is starting to get fed up bless him. First day back at school and despite me explaining to his teacher he is needing to go all the time i think he was surprised how often he is going! I am hoping once he is settled back at school it will go. GP has tested for uti but none found and has referred him to hospital in October she didn’t mention this condition but i am fairly certain this is what my son has. Hoping it goes soon as it is very frustrating for him and us. We can’t seem to go anywhere without a zillion toilet stops!ReplyCancel

    • Andrea - I feel for you! My son had this a second time. The good news is that it lasted a much shorter time than previously. It seems like about the time you feel like you can’t take it anymore, it goes away. Hope that’s the case for your son!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - Hi, I think my son has this exact issue right now. It started about a week or two ago. He doesn’t wet the bed or even wake at night to go. But, during the day, no matter where we are or what we are doing, he goes constantly. Then, right before bed, during tuck in time, he goes between 4-7 times in a 15 min time span. Most of the time it’s just a small amount. I took him to the pediatrician last week and he thinks it’s constipation. I really don’t. That is not even an issue for us. He asked me to start him on milk of magnesia and I just don’t feel that he needs it. I think I’m going to try distractions to see if it helps. Both my husband and I are annoyed by it because everywhere we go, it’s nonstop trips to the bathroom. And, my son is voicing that he doesn’t like going so much. Anyway, thank you for posting this.ReplyCancel

  • shirley - it is a relief to read your post. I was terrified when my LO’s teacher reported that he went to toilet for 16 times over 8 hours at playschool. okay, at least now I know the max can be unlimited (exaggerating :P). took him to doc, no sign to be alarmed, guess we only need to wait for it to be naturally goes away. hopefully soon!ReplyCancel

The other day at church, Jordyn whispered to one of the VBS teachers, “Sometimes I do photo shoots.” My little diva thinks she’s the Next Top Model.    Jordyn’s “photo shoots” occur when I haven’t figured out a picture for the  I Heart Faces theme.
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  • Dana Suggs - Oh boy do I understand the photo shoots with your daughter! LOL I seem to use Brooklyn a lot. HAAAA!

    I LOVE this! The quilt is beautiful and the lighting is PERFECT! Amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Helton - To me though, I love that she is showing off the beautiful shape of her sweet lips… something you wouldn’t have seen so well in a smile. I’m not a firm believer in a smile is necessary to have a great photograph. I love this! The quilt makes me want to hit up some antique shops! It’s precious! Great job!ReplyCancel

    • Andrea Riley - You’re right. It’s great to get different expressions, even when it’s a bit of a pout. I got the quilt at a garage sale for $7. It was a great find! I think it was for a teenager’s room and had yellow sewn X’s on it that were starting to pull out. I removed all of the yellow stitches. There was also a hole in it that I covered with a cute embroidered butterfly patch. I like how it has a quilt-like appearance but modern looking fabric. Definite deal of the day. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelsie Taylor - So sweet! I love the use of the quiltReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - DrewI I laughed at your telling of this story and this picture! I have to add your new link to my feeder.
    See what I mean? I never visit anyone unless I see their name pop up on the side bar. I am hopeless!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - $7 quilt! your are the garage sale queen! I like the ‘serious’ look on her face.ReplyCancel

I totally forgot about these pics I snapped a few weeks ago.  I love capturing photos of the kids right after they get their hair cut.  Ben was so proud of his temporary mohawk while Jordyn was thrilled with the hair clip the beautician gave her.  Nathan gave me his typical silly “get the camera out of my face” face.


Little update:  Ben’s two bottom teeth are loose right now.  At first he was concerned and told me, “I’m going to go brush my teeth so that they won’t fall out.”  Once I explained to him that it was good that his teeth were loose and meant that he was becoming a big boy, he immediately let Nathan know that as soon as his teeth fell out, he would be able to run as fast as him.  I didn’t have the heart to break the bad news to him that he would probably be in competition with his brother the rest of his life.  :) Nathan was sure to inform Ben all about the tooth fairy.  Later, he whispered to me that he knew the tooth fairy and Santa Claus weren’t real, but he would keep that a secret.  If I know Nathan, that secret won’t last long.
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  • Dot O - You have the most beautifully photogenic kids I think I’ve ever seen! Oh, and I hear the going rate for a lost tooth can be upwards of $25. The tooth fairy better be saving her money!ReplyCancel

    • Andrea - The tooth fairy has always been generous since it took everything to get Nathan to even give up his tooth. But, $25? Wow! Our tooth fairy is not up with the times. :)ReplyCancel

      • Gail@SophisticatedSteps.blogspot.com - Haha! I agree. My 10 yr. old said a classmate got $50! WHAT?

        A couple of weeks ago, we did give our son $5, but that’s because he had THREE teeth pulled in one dentist visit! [Horror.]

        Come to think of it, I think we were totally cheap on that one.

        Poor thing. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - I missed getting your blog updates. I hope it is working now. You know your family is one of my favorites. It was so good to talk to you today. You made the craziness of the day fly away. : )ReplyCancel