Sunday, December 21, 2008

Only the 1st Day of Winter???

So today is the first day of winter - officially! It seems like we have had a long enough winter already. So far we have had two snow days and one was this past Friday when I had surgery. Needless to say, we took all 3 girls to daycare that morning and it was quite a trek out into the country to the babysitters. Luckily, most of the roads to the hospital were pretty well cleared, so we made it to the hospital just fine! I think I went in for surgery around 11 a.m. and was done shortly after 11:30 a.m. I woke up and was crying, seems like anesthesia makes me cry, but things went well. Left and picked the girls up and have been home since. We were under blizzard conditions yesterday and all of today. School is already two hours late tomorrow. Guess we are sure to have a White Christmas. The pain in my nose isn't as bad as I had anticipated. I have splints in both nostrils that have to come out Tuesday. I am keeping up on my pain medicine until then and have saline spray and another spray to use, along with an antibiotic to use also. The doctor said the pain would be even less once the splints come out. I am not to do any lifting or bending now though, so my mom is coming up tomorrow to help with the girls and Terry's parents are coming up Tuesday to help. Then Terry is off with me until I go back to work in January.

Christmas Day will be spent at home in the morning opening presents and then we spend the rest of the day with Terry's family. The day after Christmas we will be having my family at our house. We also have Christmas with Mom and Rich and his family on January 3rd. Lots to do over break, so I am sure it will go very fast! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Just wanted to post that I will be having surgery on Fri., Dec. 19th. I have a deviated septum (this is the cartilage and bone that divides your nose in half). It is supposed to be straight and my is crooked. The doctor thinks I probably broke my nose at some point when I was younger. This whole thing started with a sore in my nose that won't go away (it has probably been there since January or before). I finally decided while I was on maternity leave to go get it checked out. The antibiotics the doctor put me on helped a little, but it never went away. So I went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. He is going to straighten my septum and biopsy the sore! Hopefully I won't be in too much pain over the Christmas holiday!!

First Snow Day

So today was the first snow day of the school year. First, the school delayed by 2 hours and then awhile later I got the phone call that school was cancelled. It was kind of nice because Madison didn't feel that great today. So we are doctoring her with medicine, chicken noodle soup, and a good long afternoon nap! Hopefully she will be better and ready to go to school tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

2 Month Stats

Olivia was 2 months old on Thanksgiving Day. She had her 2 month check-up today and she is doing well. She currently weighs 10 lbs. 8 oz. and is 23 inches long. She got 3 shots and one oral immunization also. Daddy held her during all of that because Mommy hates the shots! The doctor also said that Madison and Laci should get flu shots, but I don't know about that. Olivia got Tylenol when we got home, so we will see how the rest of the night goes.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mommy's First Day Back to Work

So today was my first day back to work. The morning went well, but I organized many things last night to make the morning run smoothly. Tonight Madison had her elementary Christmas concert. Grandma Cheryll, Auntie, Grandpa Tom, and Grandma Gloria came up to watch, so the girls were up a little later than usual. Hopefully tomorrow morning won't be unbearable with two tired girls! Here are some pictures from the last few days.
Laci helping Mom feed Olivia. I missed these two little bugs today!
The Friday after Thanksgiving we were at my brother's most of the day. Here is Laci pushing Kendall in a cart that you are supposed to put building blocks in.
Auntie holding Olivia!
My Olivia - getting big so fast!
We got a little over 4 inches of snow Saturday night and into Sunday. Sunday after church we went outside to play and made a snowman!