Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Lets begin. Last time I took the time to tolerate my kids bouncing around and screaming at me while I updated my blog was when I announced we were going to have a baby. I never took the time to announce that we would be having a baby girl and despite the challenges at the beginning of the pregnancy, she appeared to be healthy! Great news!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
When I left they gave me an anti-inflammatory and told me to make an ER check up with my doctor. A few days later I went to my doctor, they told me to stop my meds and did some more blood work on me. Well, not many days after that I was home with the kids and recieved the phone call and I quote "Hi Wendy, we got your results in from your blood work, and your pregnancy test was positive, and you have hypothyroidism! Oh, and you need to call your doctor as soon as possible since you have been on medication which can cause harm to the baby." This would mean I was only about three weeks pregnant!
I was freaking out. Scared to death because I still didn't know what was wrong with me, plus my baby could have been harmed from all the previous treatments. Time went on, more and more appointments came about, and finally an appointment with the cardiologist. This cardiologist concluded that everything I had been experiencing was due to my bodies reaction to the pregnancy and me lifting something causing muscle inflammation. What a relief! I just had to wait it out and take things easy so I could get better since I couldn't take meds to get it better.
It has now been about 11 weeks since I found out I was going to have a baby and things are looking alot better. My sisters showed up and helped me out tremendously with things around here so I could get better. I am so grateful for them just showing up, it helped me get better so much quicker. To end this long boring story and let you all know I am due May 28th and we are so excited to find out what the gender may be. The kids keep saying they want a sister. We shall see!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Brooklyn even made up several little beds in the hallway for her babies.
There was more busyness then I could show (I just don't know how to post more than five pictures at a time). I usually like to keep things picked up around the house, but this time, I just let everything be. It was so great to wake up from what you could call a "morning nap" to see that my kids had been busy playing.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Brooklyn's birthday was a busy one but a fun one. We started the day with going to a nearby botanical garden. We enjoyed ourselves but were glad to get home and out of the heat. Dad got to come home early from work and the real party began. Brooklyn and I made an Elmo cake for her, we covered the apartment with balloons, and opened presents.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I thouroughly enjoyed watching the kids play and get to know their family members again! However, I am sad to say that we weren't able to visit everyone that we wanted to. It is always hard on the kids, and I will admit, it is hard on my patience as well, traveling so much, but we do our best to see as many people as we can. Which brings me to my next portion of the blog, I am so ready to live by family.
I have absolutely loved getting to know so many wonderful people and friends who have become a family away from family here in Tucson. But traveling is starting to take a toll on me I think. I am ready to just live near family so we can go visit the grandparents, the parents, the siblings, and the cousins. Going to Utah this time has made me desire living there more than ever. The mountains and scenery were so beautiful, the weather was amazing, and the grass felt SO good to lay on or even walk on!! Going to Utah made me also desire more than ever to have a yard of my own. It was SO nice to sit outside and watch the kids play without trying to keep them from running away or going in separate directions as is the case for me now. The kids are SO happy when they are outside and I desire to have them be as happy as possible. Which brings me to my plea for help.
I need some serious ideas for keeping a nearly 3 year old girl and a nearly 1 1/2 year old boy entertained for cheap, inside the home, and with something that is not too complex. ANY ideas would be wonderful. I have only been home for about three days now and the kids seem like they are bored stiff and can't be entertained worth a thing. FYI the temperature here is about 105 - 110 on average so there is no way I am bringing my kids out to play for longer than 10 minutes. This final picture give somewhat of an example of all we have been doing since being back home. Eating(which they are begging for food constantly because they have nothing else to do), building a tent (which they love for a few minutes), and trying to avoid watching TV all day (which they would prefer if they had it their way). Like I said before, I am at a loss and need some ideas quick or I might just go crazy not being able to keep my kids entertained!