Dig a pair of key out of the toilet, when there is poop in it.
This resulted in one boy screaming bloody murder because his keys are not in the toilet and the other boy looking very, very guilty and concerned.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Dig a pair of key out of the toilet, when there is poop in it.
I have phobia's. To be more precise I have a phobia of driving places that I don't know how to get to even if I follow someone or if I would get to go to some place really cool. If it involves driving in a busy city where there is lots of room for error I won't go, unless someone else drives.
When my brother called and asked me earlier this week if I would like to go to the Omniplex with him and his wife and Collin, as soon as the words left his mouth I thought how would I get there? His car does not have enough room for all of us and neither does mine. My mother has the same phobia, which I believe it where I learned it from. Anyway, I wanted to go but knew that because of my fears unless someone else drove then I would not be going along. Yesterday, his wife called to see if I would be going. I had thought all week about it and thought to myself that I should beat this fear and just follow them, but I couldn't. I'm not sure what I'm exactly afraid of, but now that I have kids I certainly don't want to take chances. I think mostly I'm afraid of getting lost or not knowing where to go and being so indecisive that I might cause an accident. Now most people, my family included, would say well you just pull over and regroup, figure out where you are and then move on. I say to this the thought of even having to do this is anxiety inducing.
Now with all that said I have faced my fears many times before, I have driven hundreds of miles, with my brother, who also has this phobia to some existent, to visit our mom in Indiana when she lived there. I have also driven to the east end of the our state to visit my mom when she lived there as well. I made it safely I didn't get lost, no one got hurt and I didn't have to be admitted to any hospitals for panic attacks, thankfully.
I believe this is a learned behavior from my mother who got it from her mother. Our family can have anxious tendencies sometimes. With that said I hope to break this cycle with my kids. I don't want them to be afraid to do something so simple as drive someplace and someplace cool at that.I have gotten better, lots better especially since our move recently. I'm driving places that once were anxiety inducing to me. I hope to one day be able to go anywhere I want by driving there myself. Until then I'll stay a little more close to home.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
It's been very busy around here lately. Not because we have been going places and doing fun things, not because anyone has visited, because they haven't, it's been busy because I have two year old twin boys and they are VERY busy, which in turn makes me VERY busy.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The year I actually graduated
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Monday, August 25, 2008
Things have been busy. I have several post brewing in my head but have yet found the time to write them down.
Everyone is fine. Kolton has a cardiologist appointment on Friday, just to check and make sure everything is good with him. His Allergy test came back negative, so I supposed that's good, but he sure did have some sort of reaction. The doctor was sure to inform me that he didn't need to eat nuts anyway because he could choke, which I'm well aware of. It's not like we gave him a nut and said there you go, run around and play, but be careful not to choke. I know he was just informing me and we will not be letting him have anymore nuts for awhile anyway.
The boys are napping, who knows for how long, I have ice cream calling my name so I need to get to that.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Last Sunday we visited a new church, afterwards I kicked my shoes off in the living room, since then Kolton and Karter have been playing with them. They love to put on either mine or Jimmy's shoes. They usually prefer mine though since they are a little easier to walk in than Jimmy's big ole shoes. Anyway, today they had a fight over the shoes so I told Kolton to go get some more out of my closet. He chose black ones and after telling me to check for spiders, which I did and thankfully there was none, he put them on and they stomped around in them for an hour or so. After dinner and while they were watching daddy out the kitchen window mow, they put them on again and I pulled out my camera.
Friday, August 15, 2008
This morning while sorting laundry in my closet the boys began hanging from one of the hanger bars. They had a grand ole time and are well on their way to the uneven bars, or whatever they are called, for the Summer Olympics in about 15 years or so.
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
I'm kind of shy, that is until I get to know you. If I'm in a room full of people I will hang back until I see someone I know, if I don't know anyone I usually sit quietly. I have to say over the years this has somewhat resided, but it's still there and sometimes people assume I'm snobby or standoffish because of this. My husband, Jimmy is the exact opposite. The reason I'm telling you this is because when we moved to our new house, one of our new neighbors came over right away. She was defiantly not shy and offered right off to watch the boys sometime for us when they get to know her better. While I appreciated the offer I could never see myself letting her watch my children while I am no where in site. I also secretly hoped she would not become one of THOSE neighbors, you know the ones who are always up in your business.
I happy to report, while she is a bit opinionated she is a very lovely lady. She has been nothing but nice to us giving us things from her garden. Cooking then bringing over things we have never had before, she and her husband are Chinese they moved to the states 40 so years ago, coming over to chat while we are out in the yard in the evenings.
A couple of days ago while we were outside chatting, she asked the boys if they wanted some ice cream, both said yes, and Kolton took off to her house. Karter was a little more hesitant, but as long as he could see us he went along. They ate a little ice cream and then did their favorite thing, play in the water. She lets them help water her garden and plants, telling them what each one is, sometimes giving the Chinese name, she is very patient with them and they seem to really be warming up to her. Now, I doubt I will every let her watch them, only because I'm overprotective like that, but I love having her around and the culture she brings to them and our family is an added bonus.
While the boys were next door eating ice cream and watering the garden I was on the back porch shaving one of our dogs. He had just emerged from our creek area covered in what we call stick tides, little tiny sticker things that get stuck in their hair and are almost impossible to comb out. So he got a shave, I have to say he did look funny and still does be he doesn't have stick tides. Anyway, after Kolton got back from the neighbors he noticed Sparky and began pointing and yelling "sparky broke, sprarky broke". I explained that no sparky was not broke, just shaved almost bald. This seemed to be an ok answer for Kolton and he began playing again.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We got the call yesterday that October 16 will be the date that they do Karter's procedure. I'm OK with the date, it's after our March of Dimes Walk, after Daddy's birthday and after his eye appointment on Oct. 3rd and my birthday on the 8th. We have to be at the hospital at 6:30am they will talk with us, answer all our questions, I'm assuming do some blood work and then the procedure. We may be able to go home the same day but we may end up staying overnight, it all depends on Karter and how he reacts and how quickly he wakes up. I'm sure as the date gets closer I will have more things to say about how I feel about it. For now I feel peaceful about it. I wish it didn't have to happen but I don't really feel all that worried at the moment.
August 9, 2007
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We have heard from the doctor who examined Karter, via e-mail. She has informed us that she has consulted with the doctor that will be doing the procedure. The doctor that it would be the same risk weather we do it now or next summer and he prefers to do it this summer, so his office will be calling us to set up the first round of appointments.
Jimmy has found a website that explains what the procedure involves and all the risks.
To find our more information click here.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
The boys go to bed nightly anywhere from 7:30 to 8:00pm. We do the whole bath, brush teeth, put on pj's, fill water cups, get B's(binkies) and lovies and then the boys sit on daddy for about 15 mins and chill and watch T.V. We then take the boys to their separate bedrooms while daddy is in one room I'm in the other. I hug each boy, tell them I love them and I'm so proud of them, give them a kiss and sing them a song. Kolton has taken to telling me to sing before I leave. On the rare occasion he wakes up at night, if it requires me to go into his room he tells me to sing, with his eyes still closed. I sing a short verse and he's out.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Every one has been fine here, just busy. On Wed. I took the kids to a local pool/park with a friend and her kids. They had a kiddie section that was totally separate from the big pool, it was really nice and the boys had a blast. Karter warmed up to the idea first and began to play with his bucket I brought him and to play with Alexa my friends daughter. Kolton clung to me for about 30 mins and then he warmed up and began to play with Alexa and Karter. They were so cute playing like big boys. I thought about bringing my camera, but I decided not to because I had never been there before and I didn't know if I could handle my big DSLR and two kids in a pool area. I wish I had now because it was a very controlled environment and I could have gotten some good pictures. I do need to get a good point and shoot for times like this.
Thursday was had a cool front come through and the weather was so nice. It was in the 80's verses the 100+ is has been in the last week or so, so we went outside and played in the backyard and on the swing set. Nana this is were we where when you called yesterday, sorry we missed your call!
Today I had to attend a funeral of one of my dear friends mother. I don't like funerals, and I don't like viewing the bodies. I would rather remember the person in happier times, but I went for my friend. She and her mother loved and love my boys and would come to visit. I regret that they didn't get to come as often as they would have liked because we had to limit visitors due to RSV and such, but none the less the love was there. She will be missed.
We are having another nice day here and after nap time will probably go outside to play and then maybe to dinner tonight.
Despite the food on his shirt and the yellow line behind his head, I really like this. I know I can photoshop out that stuff, but I was not having any luck doing that tonight.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Karter's appointment with the cardiologist was this morning. They did an EKG and a echocardiogram. They found that Karter has a PDA or Patent Ductus Arteriosus. This is very common in preemies and is usually diagnosed while still in the NICU, however for some reason ours wasn't. I remember the doctors speaking to us about PDA's and I can only assume we were lead to believe all was well or we just didn't remember to ask about it again. The cardiologist says that sometimes they just leave them alone until the child is older and stronger to treat the problem. You know here's were the instinct things comes into play again. Two weeks ago when we visited his Pediatrician I began racking my brain to try to figure out what it could be, the only thing I could come up with, and I'm not doctor mind you, it that it was an undiagnosed PDA. I said this several times to Jimmy and even researched it. I just knew this is what he had. As the doctor began to tell us what she thought it was, I asked, are we dealing with a PDA and she said yes she believed so. She thought that it has always been there, while I think it has always been there I wonder if it has always been so easily detected by stethoscope. He has had his heart listened to at every doctor visit by every doctor and no one up until recently has said anything about it. The cardiologist said that sometimes murmurs go undetected for awhile due to it just being plane ole loud in the exam room.
While we were not to fond of the doctors bedside manner, I am confident in her skills. Thankfully she will not be doing his procedure. Speaking of procedure he will be having a heart catheterization either before the Summer's end or next Summer. It will all depend on the doctor whom will be doing the procedure. We have yet to speak to him as the Cardiologist need to speak with him first and give him all details and test results, but we should know something shortly.
While I don't really want Karter or us for that matter to have to deal with any of this, I'm thankful that it's not something worse. We don't need to limit his activity and we don't have to worry about it messing with any electrical parts of his heart, at this point anyway. If it were to be undiagnosed for a very long time then those things might come into play.
Thank you for all your prayers and well thoughts. God is good.