Thursday, January 31, 2008

Well Hello there

I confess, I have another blog. I haven't written in it since the birth of the boys, but I maintained it for 3+ years. Occasionally I will browse through it to see what was going on in my life during those three years that I felt compelled to write about. It was public for the longest time, but when we started giving this address out to just about everyone, I made it private. I did this because at that time no one new I had it. Well, my mom and sister found it so I couldn't talk about them anymore(haha, just kidding guys), anyway thats the reason I made it private, because I really didn't remember who I had talked trash about and I didn't want someone reading this blog to find it and be offend(I'm so nice, huh). I've thrown around making it public again, but then I think who would want to read that? Who would want to read about me 3 to 4 years before my kids were even a thought. I was 25 or 26. Anyway it's interesting to me to go through and see what I got all worked up about in the past. With that said I decided to post one entry from that blog. It was the entry about the day my kids where born. I don't think I ever wrote about their birth, so here it is. Typo's and everything.

Monday, July 31, 2006

How it happened After being on bedrest for 1 month and 3 weeks of that spent at two different hospitals. One helicopter ride and one ambulance ride later to the hospital that specializes in pre-term births, my babies still came early. Flash back to one day before their birth. I am released from the Hospital in my town with strict instructions to remain on complete bed rest, due to due to having to stay the previous 6 days due to one of the sacs actually bulging. The Doctor felt this at my routine visit 6 days before. The on call Doctor said I could go home because they could not do anything more for me that I could not do at home. So home I went and I spent Saturday and all of Sunday in bed actually laying down, because they didn't want me sitting for too long due to pressure on my cervix,(yeah I know too much info.) At 5:00 am on Sunday morning I woke up and thought I might have lost control of my bladder a little, I sit up to get off the bed to go to the bathroom and I felt a small gush, I then got up and a large gush hit the floor. I knew then that my water had broken. Off the the local hospital we went, they checked my vitals and sent via ambulance, it was a calm ride, to the hospital in the city that handles high risk births. I arrived there at approximately 7:00 am, they assessed me, spoke with the on call doctor who decided not to give me more Magnesium as they had done the first time, but to give me Morphine via IV as well as a shot to help relax my uterus and the contractions. Needless to say it did not work and at 10:45 I felt the first of 3 hard contractions, up until this point I had never really felt them, at 11:00 I told the nurse I think I need to push, a doctor rushed in to check and I was rushed to the OR where they deliver all twins due to the risk of c-section. I asked for my epidural and they said it was too late, to I pushed the first baby out, I didn't know what the heck I was doing, I didn't even get to finish my child birth classes, but it worked out, next I received a c-section because baby B would not turn, so I was oh so lucky to witness both forms of child birth. The Section hurt much worse than the vag delivery and there you are. In approximately 7 hours I fully dilated, had twins, one vag and the other section. I didn't even get to see them until late that night. I have to prove I could move around and pee after the catheter was taken out. Don't even get me started on that one. So all in all it has been a very busy two weeks, the babies are in NICU and will have to stay at least until they are 35 weeks. They are doing quite well and have been moved to the step down team, where they call them "growers and feeders". It has been very emotionally and physically draining, but we are taking it day by day and go on, but thinking of the day we will get to take them home.

Just look at my little preemie boys now, showing their cousin how to operate the excersaucer. I'm so proud of them. I'm so proud of us, as a family.

Still Here

I'm still here and have been meaning to do an update for days, but haven't gotten a chance. For some reason it's been super busy around here. Maybe tonight I can get to an update.

In the mean time here's something you don't see much on this site. A little GIRL! This is my niece Kyndie don't you just want to kiss those chubby cheeks.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

We Could Change the World

I ask they you all read this and sign the petition and secure your furniture to the wall. I know I will be. And hug your kids an extra time tonight.

From the father of Charlie Horn (May 6, 2005 – November 1, 2007)

Recently my 2 ½ year old son Charlie was killed in a tragic accident at home. As his father, I struggle with the fact that I could have prevented his death.

A dresser merely 30” high fell on him and took his life. He was apparently climbing on the dresser like most inquisitive children will do. Had we secured this dresser to the wall, Charlie would still be with us today & his wonderful smile would still warm my heart.

We are not alone, approximately 20 children die and an estimated 8,000 -10,000 are injured each year from furniture/TV tip over accidents. Most of these are children under 5 years old.

My family’s pain is indescribable…however an opportunity now exists for Charlie’s story to help others.

There is a bill which has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the 1st session of the 110th Congress, and we need your help.The Bill: HR 4266 – The Katie Elise & Meghan Agness Bill - Formerly HR Bill 1861,it has been recently re-introduced as HR 4266 by Rep. Allyson Schwartz. This bill would require any furniture or electronic appliances in jeopardy of tipping bear a warning label alerting consumers to the potential dangers of unsecured furniture.In addition, this furniture would be required to come packaged with anchoring devices and simple installation instructions, so it can be safely secured to wall studs.

To read the entire bill, please click here:

I am pleading for everyone who gets this e-mail forwarded to them to do two things:

1) Sign the petition: will take 1 minute of your time and will greatly help. (This is the former bill # bu it still is the appropriate place to sign the petition)

2) Contact your congressman, with an e-mail or phone call. Ask them to sign on as a Co-sponsor for HR bill 4266. If you don’t know who your congressman is or how to contact them just click here to find out:

Accidents happen & I don’t expect legislation to completely solve this problem;but it will help, and I am confident that it will save lives of other children.

If you have children or grandchildren – Please secure your furniture & TV’s to the wall. You can fix a hole in the wall…but you can’t fix a hole in your heart.
-Trust me
Brett Horn

P.S. I have debated sending this e-mail out for some time and just can’t wait any longer, as I heard of the fourth child who died from a TV or piece of furniture falling over in the past 2 months! PLEASE forward this e-mail to anyone who will help.

Monday, January 21, 2008

18 months

It's been awhile since my last update. Sorry I've been busy. Jimmy was out of town for 3 days, in that time frame I had to take Karter to the doctor twice. And now I have some icky sinus stuff going on, it's so not fun.

Anyway here's the 18 month update 4 days late.

Karter- Last week I took him to the doctor for a possible ear infection. I had been watching him for a few days and he kept touching his ears, both of them, so I decided better safe than sorry and took him in. The doctor pretty much took one look at him and said he wanted to do some blood work that he thought he might be anemic. I of course was surprised by this. The doctor said he looked pale to him especially compared to Kolton. Well, yes he has always been lighter than Kolton, so I didn't think much of that. He does sleep longer at nap time than Kolton but he always has so I didn't think much of that either, however these are both signs of anemia. Anyway, we get the blood test and a normal count is about 12 the doctor tells me Karter's level is 7.7 and the doctor mentions it's very low and any lower and we might have to consider a transfusion. WHAT? Holy Cow! He then tells me he wants to retest the next day to make sure it was not a lab error, it was not. All the other blood work looks fine, white blood cells are ok, which I am thankful for because I asked about Leukemia, however that does not mean positively that is is not Leukemia, you know a doctor can NEVER say positively, but he did say he didn't feel we need to be concerned about that now. So we have to give him a YUCKY iron supplement twice a day for 3 weeks and then repeat that blood test. The doctor feels at this point that it's just Iron Deficely Anemia . The results should show improvement and if they don't then we will more than likely have to do some more testing. Testing of what I'm not sure, but I'm trying not to worry too much about it now. He seems to be doing fine, very active, eating well, and I've been checking the insides of his eyelids like the doctor told me too and I think I see improvement. So thats what went on last week. As far as developmentally he has taken off, literally. He has learned to run and run he does. He grabs the remote control and waits for one of us, usually daddy to notice and then takes off running and laughing. Jimmy usually says "that's daddies" and Karter will repeat "dads" and giggle some more. This is my junk food kid. Loves Ice cream, cookies, cake and bread. Favorite foods right now are, chili, spaghetti, and beans. Chili is his number one favorite though. He's saying new words everyday, although he's not as vocal as Kolton. Says "this" when he wants something. Says cracker, quen(for vacuum),I see you, bottle, Ba or B(for binkie), juice, eat, key, kitty, pee, yes, yuck or yucky, hello, bye, bye bye, cookie, shoe, socks, uh oh, book, nose and he can point to it, eye and he can point to it, ear, but has yet to point to it and of course NO. He may say more but that's all I can remember now. He has began to test us when we tell him no. Right now we have been in a battle of the wills over touching the baby swing, which he really only wants to do when my nephew Collin is in it. I have tried everything. Telling him no nicely, redirecting him, telling him no firmly, spatting his hands, time out and and lastly a little swat to the butt. As of now nothing has really worked, but I'm fixing to make a time out spot instead of just holding them on my lap in the opposite direction. I know this is going to pose new struggles keeping him in time out, but what else is there to do, I can't just let him do what he wants. Of course all the while this is going on Kolton is right in the middle of it trying to push the swing as well. It's fun I tell ya. Oh my little man trying to assert himself, when did that happen? When did he turn into a little boy a toddler?

Kolton- He's as goofy as ever. Always ready to laugh and rough house, loves to try to tickle people. Gives and receives kisses, takes toys away from his brother, but has also begun to bring him toys and hand him things he has dropped. I have even watched him share his cracker, though that has been few and far between. Kolton likes to scream and boy is it loud. I forgot to mention Karter has began to do this as well. Kolton says, hi, bye, bye bye, hello, yuck, yucky, juice, water, key, KeeKee(for aunt Keelan), pee, poop, potty(although he has yet to use it), cookie, cracker, pen, but it sounds more like P, B for binkie, yes, kitty, shoe, socks, quen(for vacuum), uh oh, nose and point to it, eye and point to it, ear but has not pointed to it, book, see you, and of course NO. I'm sure I have missed something on him as well. Kolton has not tired to test his limits as much this month as Karter has, but he does do the same thing with the swing as Karter but will usually stop before Karter does. I swear they really do think it's some kind of game. Kolton loves his papa,(my dad) but does not like for him to take his hat off. Papa is balding on top, sorry papa, and almost always wears a hat. Kolton has not really seen him without it, however papa took his hat off this weekend and Kolton got a real somber look on his face and shook his head and said no and handed the hat back to papa. It's funny and as long as papa has his hat on all is well, but if he takes it off Kolton says no shakes his head and tries to put his hat back on.

It's all about the "Qune"(vacuum) all the time. They talk about it multiple times a day.

The boys can trash the house in point three seconds, scream like they are dying and act like the world is coming to an end, drive you insane with their whining, and destroy their clean clothes in a heartbeat. It's all so very worth it when first thing in the morning Karter pats your back when you pick him up and Kolton will nuzzle in for a kiss while cuddling. Kids, their the best, I highly recommend them.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Someone learned something new today.

Karter will risk it all in the quest of electronics.

Hmm... I wonder if....I put my toes in these holes...And climb a little higher(apparently worrying his brother by the look on Kolton's face)The drop does not seem too bad...

Almost there...


I wonder if they are needing a stunt man anytime soon for a new bond movie? I might just be in the running for that!

Our lives just changed a little today.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Little Men Make Big Messes!

This is only one room. The toy trail also goes from their toy shelf area, to the kitchen, down the hall and in their room. I think it might be time to really work on the concept of cleaning up our toys, before bedtime.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A request from a CF Husband

I've been reading this site for several days now. I found it off of another site I read. This family is in a very difficult situation, they are asking for prayers and for people to post their site so they can receive more prayers. So I'm doing my part. Please read and please pray for her. You can go here to read all about it.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Nice weather and the park.

We have had unusually nice weather here for the past several days. We're talking 75 degrees here, in the middle of winter! I've had to turn the air conditioner on for several days now, makes me even more ready for warm weather. I'm not a cold weather person like my hubby is.

On Sunday we took advantage of the weather and took the boys to the park. Man did they have a blast. They liked the swings, but after awhile wanted to get out and run around. Kolton, bless his little heart, was so excited, he ran around with his arms in the air yelling and talking at the top of his lungs. Made me feel slightly bad that we aren't able to do it more often. Karter ran around as well, walking all over the place pointing and climbing on stuff. I had no idea they could climb stairs but they both can and aren't afraid to do it. We stayed for about an hour then went home for awhile, then out to eat dinner. It was a very nice day.

"Ahh, nothing like the wind in my face and a good swing"

"I hear ya brother"This is a water fountain at the park that is not working. When Jimmy put Kolton on it he said "pee" he has been very interested in the word pee and showing people the bathroom, but when you ask if he want to sit on the potty he says a quick "NO".
Cute Karter"hallelujah, we're at the park"
Karter running the 100 yard dashPeek a boo

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Go Vote!

Ok voting is open at the photo contest that I entered the picture of my nephew in. Go vote for me and check out all the other cute photos. Go here to vote.

And wasn't that the sweetest thing, what my hubby wrote? I didn't find the post until well into the next day when I checked my email and saw someone had comment on it. I was surprised and touched because although Jimmy shows me that he loves me all the time he does not do so in such a public manner. You know he has a reputation to uphold and all, hehe. None the less it was much appreciated, thank you Jimbo!

Things are pretty much back to normal finally after not having electricity, the sickness and the holidays. I have, however, had a headache for several days now. I think it might be an earache or a sinus infection because the whole left side of my face hurts. I hope it passes soon because it's making me super tired and nothing seems to help it.

I'm going to try to resume posting a picture a day on this site. I didn't get very far with it last year, but maybe this year I will do better.

And with all that said I give you pictures.

The boys got these rocking horses from Nannie for Christmas. They like them a lot, but have yet figured out how to make them rock on their own, so for now, daddy is the rocker.