Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
However, you may have noticed, I haven't posted since this weekend. Why you ask....my husband hogs the desktop! I now think that his birthday purchase was sheerly for his benefit (he wouldn't have to share) and there is no way that I am getting rid of my laptop! I have been without it because the power cord frayed and I was not able to charge it, but we are up and running again!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
1. I hate condiments. I don't use ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing or anything like that. I eat my cheeseburgers plain and my salad dry.
2. Because of my dislike of condiments, I hated to eat fast food when I was a little girl. I didn't know you could order things without ketchup and mustard and really didn't like fast food until I was in high school!
3. I do dip my french fries though....in applesauce! The combination of salt and sweet is wonderful! Now my boys do this, but they use ketchup too!
4. My niece looks more like me than my own children do. Eli looks nothing like me and Ian only has my mouth and dimples.....but when I have been out with my sister-in-law and niece, people always assume that she is my daughter.
5. I don't have pierced ears. Well, I did have, but they have grown shut. They would always get infected. I have tried all different kinds of gold, silver and stainless steel. Nothing would work, so I just got used to never being able to wear earrings.
6. For a short time when I was growing up, one of my chores was to milk our goat. We only had her for a short time, but I can say I have milked a goat!
7. Eli came home from the hospital on our ten month wedding anniversary. My husband and I were engaged for a year before we got married and we found out that I was pregnant about two months after we were married, but people were still questioning if I was "with child" when we got married.
And now I get to tag 7 people to share 7 Random Facts.....
1. Life As A Mom at 21
2. Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird
3. The Redfern Family
4. Zoey's Mommy
5. Mommy and Wife: What A Woderful Life!
6. Little Brady Faith
7. Flanigan Fam
What's this you ask? Why, it is Eli's new John Deere tricycle. He got it because he told Grampy and Grammy that if they got him a John Deere trike, he would give them all of his binkies. He cried when they first brought it to our house. He doesn't want a tricycle either....he wants his binkies.
Now he has both! I told them maybe they should just take the tricycle home with them for his birthday. No, they have other things they want to get him for his birthday.....
So now my son has learned that with Grampy and Grammy he can have his cake and eat it too! (I THINK that he might have already figured that out!) I guess that is what they are for!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
My dream as I remember it: I was working at our computer desk and was pregnant, due at any time. I started to have some contractions and thought I should rest, but thought it would feel best if I knelt on the ground and fell asleep with my arms crossed on the seat of our computer chair. When I woke up from sleeping on the chair, I felt an odd pressure and felt between my legs and there was a baby's head coming out! Just as I tried to yell for Scott, I finsihed delivering another baby boy. I quickly grabbed a blanket, went and showed Scott, called my mom and then waited for Scott to get ready so that we could take the baby to the hospital to be examined. I was excited and proud that I had a natural delivery (although I would never choose to deliver at home), terrified and elated at the same time that I had another baby boy. Right now though I am hoping that the Mirena is as effective as they say!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Maybe this is a sign that I need to work more on my other resolution to get in better shape!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Then I told him that boys who have bicycles can't have binkies.
Guess who wants nothing to do with a bicycle now? He quickly told me that he DOESN'T want a bicycle, he wants his binkies.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Well, at our doctors appt this afternoon, he still heard wheezing (which I knew he would, as I can still hear it) but he said it is MUCH improved and should be all clear in another week. So for now we are all done with medicine (the steriods were awful!) and were instructed to use the nebulizer as needed. He also advised that I keep the nebulizer on hand. He thinks that we may have breathing issues again and that it will be helpful to have it available if he starts to have breathing issues on the weekend or the middle of the night. He is up to 14lbs and we have his four month well baby visit on February 17.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So I thought I should share a little about all of the boys in my life. My husband Scott is four years older than me and was born and raised in the area, as was I. I met him through mutual friends. I knew him for several years before we started dating, but when we did start I quickly knew that he was special. We were engaged in July 2004 and got married July 2, 2005. Scott has a son from his first marriage, Jordan who is 17.
Jordan is a senior in high school and is a typical teenager. He loves sports and can tell you the stats of any football player, past or present. He will graduate in May and is planning on attending a community college and then transferring to a four year school to receive his bachelors degree. After that he is hoping to attend law school. He adores Eli and Eli loves his "Jordy". Jordan is getting more interested in Ian now that he can hold his own head up, he is just unsure of babies! He really is a good big brother and I'm not sure what Eli will do when he doesn't see Jordan as often.
Scott and I started trying to conceive as soon as we were married, as I was almost 31 and he was almost 35. We found out that I was pregnant on August 27, just two days before Scott's birthday. I was so excited to be pregnant and really loved the experience. We chose not to find out if we were having a boy or girl and it drove everyone crazy! I developed pre-eclampsia and was put on bedrest for the last weeks of my pregnancy. I have a wonderful OB who monitired my situation very carefully, going to twice weekly non-stress tests and weekly OB visits. I was able to carry the baby to 38 weeks before having to be induced. I was induced early in the morning on April 29 and Eli was born early in the morning on April 30. He came home on our ten month wedding anniversary. I was so blessed and loved being a mommy. Eli has been such a joy and is a wonderful gift from God. He is so bright, it continually amazes us how quick he is. He is such a loving, kind and caring young man. He is very gentle with his little brother, but can be the orneriest thing around! He loves tractors (thanks to Grampy) and being outside. He spends a lot of time at my parent's farm and loves to help Grampy. He also likes to camp and boat and is still asking, even though we have snow on the ground, if we are going camping soon! He loves to read, in particular with his daddy. They read together every night in our room and if I enter the room, he will tell me to leave! I love that he loves books and that he wants daddy to read to him!
When Eli was six months old, we brought Joe in to our family. Joe is our nephew and needed a new home. He has mild mental retardation, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and he was a drug affected baby. When Joe first came to live with us he had a lot of behavioral issues and was struggling in school. Joe has grown so much in the last two years. His behavioral issues are almost non-existant (well, as non-existant as they can be for an eleven year old boy ;). He is a very loving and friendly young man. He is so helpful and just wants to be a part of everything. In June of 2007 we were granted permenant guardianship of Joe and he is here to stay!
We started to try to conceive again in April of 2007. I just assumed that I would get pregnant again quickly, as I had the first time around. It took us ten monthes to conceive Ian and it quickly became very trying. All of our family and friends were asking when we were going to have another baby, as they all new that I wanted to have more right away. I never thought that it would take ten cycles to become pregnant again. I finally got my posititve pregnancy test on Super Bowl Sunday (February 3,2008)! I was ecstatic! I again had a wonderful pregnancy, but I just couldn't get the thought of pre-eclampsia out of my head. I worried about it for several months and finally realized that if it happened, it happened, I would just have to deal with it. Again, we chose to not find out the gender of our baby. I was due with Ian on October 10, 2008. That day came and went. I was finally induced eight days after my due date and Ian was born October 18. He has been a true joy also. He is just staring to grab at things with his hands and realize all that is around him. I am sad that he is my last baby, so I am trying to embrace every little minute of it.
The Lord has truly blessed our family and we are so thankful for all of His gifts.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tonight Joe, our 11 y/o nephew who we are raising, was asking Eli to leave his stuff alone. Joe said something like "I don't want you to touch that. Do you hear me?" Eli's response: "No Joe, I don't hear you!" I'm not sure what I am going to do with him!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Eli has been feeling neglected and he is letting us know! Our poor dog took the brunt of his actions today. Eli stepped on him, took his toys away, kicked him and forced him off of the couch! Poor puppy.....
Yesterday at the doctor's office Eli put his hand on our doctor's knee and said "You make baby Ian Scott feel better?" He really does love his baby brother.
Did you notice in the previous paragraph that when Eli was asking about his brother her referred to him as 'baby Ian Scott'? This is how he ALWAYS refers to him! Even when he is talking to him it is "Hi baby Ian Scott!" and he talks to him in the sweetest "singy" voice....I will have to get it on video!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Anyway, all is well with my Mirena. So far I really like it and haven't had any side effects. It is a great option for us as I think we are all done having children, but I am not ready to say we are absolutely done!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Me - "Good morning Eli."
Eli - "Good morning Mommy."
Me - " Do you need to go to the bathroom?"
Eli - (Looking at me as if I am totally crazy) "Of course I do!"