Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
My little bro came home from his mission. A highlight of the year. I was so sad I couldn't be there.
Blessing day. Babies with their namesakes.
Gammy and Hazel.
Jack spent a lot of this year naked. He loves his "saur" more than anything.
One year ago.
38 weeks pregnant. Happy Birthday girls!
We have so many pictures of Chuck asleep with babies.
Welcome to the world Hazel.
Deathly white. I know.
Here we come 2011. I hope you are ready for us!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Get way from me crazy!
Geez, what's the big deal?
Everyone is always asking me if the babies love sleeping by each other. If they entertain each other and if they talk in their own little language to each other. The answer would be, "no." They mostly just like to bug the other. They are way more interested in everyone else than each other.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I know my kids are the only thing I write about anymore, but the truth is, they are the most interesting thing about me. I think about my kids constantly. I'm sad that we had to move them so far away from family. So for those of you who don't get to see my kiddies often, here's an overview....
This kid is trouble. He hoards apples and pears. He ate his own feces last week but won't eat anything I make him. He calls Chuck honey because that's what I call him. He knows all his letters and what they say but barely talks. He's all drama all the time. He hates when a lot of people are around, just like his crazy momma. I love that he's never shown any resentment towards his sisters. He tries so hard to be good but is so bad at it. We call him Little Boy or LB for short.
I bonded with Hazel faster than I did with any of my children. She is my funniest child and will probably be my most obnoxious. It's probably fitting she was named after my dad. :) All her nurses always fall in love with her. We call her our little ski jumper because she is always stiff as a board. Even at this early age she totally fake cries. She sounds just like her sister when she cries most of the time but she had this screaming thing that only she can do. I'm a little obsessed with her. I hate that I always get whacked in the head with that helmet whenever I try to kiss those cheeks.
In utero Lucy was baby A. Because I had a C-section, Hazel was pulled out first and Lucy became baby B. I think she may be stepping aside for her sister a lot. She is my sweetest child. I adore her. If it weren't for her heart she'd be my easiest child. She is such a smiley baby which is such a blessing to us. She lights up the room. Of all my children she is the most like Chuck.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hazel's scars are barely noticeable anymore. Our little girls are doing really good.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Dad, this post is mostly for you because I know you'll ask. After much wailing and nashing of teeth we were able to see Lucy's cardiologist today. I went in there ready to fight to make sure my daughter's issues were listened to but there was no need. I always forget how much I like her doctor and how good he is. She had an echo done to make sure the shunt was working. Lucy has not been doing as well as we expected. She's not eating and her ox sats are dropping faster than they should be among other things. In my gut I feel like something just isn't right. According to the echo everything looked great. She had some leakage around her valves while we were in the hospital that has actually improved. The asked us to go get her blood work done. If her blood work comes back abnormal they may readmit her for a bit. I'm almost hoping for that because the alternative may be something more serious. The echo can't see narrowing of where the sutures were stitched on. If this is the case they may want to do another cardiac cath and balloon dilation to open them up. I asked the doctor to give me some idea of when we could expect her full repair. It wasn't the answer I wanted. He began rambling about all the things that might go wrong about extra surgeries she may need and I felt sick. They weren't just things that might go wrong, they were things that could likely go wrong. Back in May when we found out about Lucy's Tetralogy we were told she'd need two surgeries. It was still scary back then but at least it wasn't so complicated. We really have no idea what to expect from Lucy. I am so grateful for my babies. I am so grateful for my husband who does a far better job mothering than I'll ever do. Even though I have my days where all I can do is feel sorry for myself, I can't deny the miracles I've witnessed this year. The Lord always seems to give us even more than he takes away.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Don't you love the cards my little neiceys sent. I love them!