Friday, February 27, 2009

Kids say the darndest things...

**Warning explicit language**

We are in the middle of potty training Jayden, which hasn't been the greatest experience but we are making real progress especially compared to last time. He's actually telling us when he needs to go so we'll see.

The other night Jayden said he had to go potty, so he's sitting on the potty attempting to do #2. He sighs and says
"Mommy, it come out in minute"
"That's ok Jayden, we'll just wait"
I'm sitting on the edge of the bathtub waiting, and Jayden apparently was tired from pushing laid his head down on my lap still sitting on the potty. All of a sudden he sits up and with an inquisitive look on his face asks
"Mommy, my brother in your pee-pee?"
Of course, I'm in total shock and not sure what to say so this is what I came up with.
"No, babe he is in my belly"
Now he really has a look on his face, complete with eyebrows down and all. Looks at his belly and asks
"Like poop in my belly??"
Laughing now, I say
"Kind of, why don't we finish going potty so we can go to bed!"

I'm thinking he's to the age where he will have to have these discussions with Daddy instead of Mommy!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Boy oh Boy

The red circle shows the 'magical' parts. This is looking up at his butt cheeks.
Side shot, I can't believe how big the difference is already from the last ultrasound

Here is my son showing me a high five and that it'll be ok Mom

We had our doctor appointment this morning, and it turns out this mother wasn't meant to mother girls. My little Chloe is in fact with 'parts' and so now we will call him 'baby' until we figure out what to name him. First thing first...HE'S 100% healthy, everything looked great and is on track for a due date of Aug. 2ND. There was a lot of kicking and waiving. Cory saw it first and whispered 'Oh Dear', I told him to be quiet because he didn't know what he was looking at. Ann (nurse) repeated 'Oh Dear' and pointed to the magical parts I so desperately didn't want to see.
It was pretty much down hill from there, the tears were non stop. I couldn't even talk to the doctor. I think I traumatized my poor husband - I was so I have mixed feelings. I am so lucky and blessed to have a healthy baby. I feel awful that I ruined the exciting moment for Cory. It's just been my Chloe for so long, we've had her name and called her room 'Chloe's room' since before Jayden was born. This is our last and I was just hoping for one of each.
I will love this little boy as much as I love Jayden and it will be great, today is just hard for me to say good bye to Chloe and put her name in the box with all the other names for parents who didn't get the gender they quite hoped for. It's hard to explain what goes on inside your mind when your expecting and I'm sure it's different for everyone.
When we got home, we sat down and told Jayden.
'Jayden, you're going to have a baby brother.'
'No, but in little while after he's done cooking.' (Laughing at the innocence)
He wanted to eat dinner next to me which is unusual (usually he wants daddy) He gave me lots of hugs and kisses and told me 'Thanks for cooking dinner Mommy' Somehow my little man always knows when I need the extra love...I've decided that I can live with, love and give all I've got to another little man.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Hard Week

Let me apologize up front, because this is sure to be a lengthy post. This has been such a challenging week both physically and emotionally and my part has been the easiest compared to others.
Monday - Jayden wakes up with a fever, severe congestion in his poor little nose & a barky cough. I stayed home from work and spent 3 hours between the pediatrician's office & pharmacy. He had an ear infection and croup. Poor little guy couldn't blow his nose because it was so congested and sore. Steroids for his cough and ammoxocilian for his ear. He wouldn't eat because the croup made his throat sore and that made his belly hurt because it was full of medicine. Start my first night of math class, whoa is me. Find out that Dad fell down the back stairs of their deck with a shovel in his hand. He slipped on ice and basically flew down 6-7 steps. He hurt this tailbone pretty good and one side. And let the week begin...
Tuesday - Mom goes in for her rotator cuff surgery, stressful waiting all day for her to finally go in. Surgery went good and upon her checking out my dad received a call from my aunt that she was downstairs in the emergency room. She had been short of breath and was admitted to have chest x-rays. Since my mom needed to get home and my dad had been at the hospital all day, I headed up to wait with her for results from the doctor in the er. Finally, about 8 pm they came in and confirmed blood clots in her lungs and admitted her to the hospital. She is on blood thinners until they can take care of the clots having found more in her legs as well. A lot of other tests being ran to ensure they cover all the basis. One thing is for sure, if she hadn't gone to the clinic the clots would've been fatal. I headed home about 8:30 pm and Lisa stayed with her until 10:30 pm when she was admitted to her room.
Wednesday - Early morning at work to do a training for managers for the first half of the day. I'm sure there are difficult parts about every job, but standing in front of a heels..and being energetic enough for all of them is consuming. Left after training to take care of some things for my Aunt, took mom lunch and spent the afternoon with her. It's so hard to see my mom in pain...she's always been my rock and it kills me to not be able to help her. After my moms house I picked up Jayden and we got his Valentine's for the next day. I was so tired I napped for about 30 minutes when we got home.
Thursday - Another early morning training, so with Jayden feeling a bit better still tired from mommy's schedule :( Took my lunch up at the hospital to visit with Aunt Laurie. She's seems in good spirits, still just sit and wait. Her blood is not responding yet to the blood thinners and her EKG came back abnormal. Evidently, when your body is deprived of oxygen it can cause damage to your heart. So more tests to come. Left work at 5, still dragging behind picked Jayden up in a good mood with his Valentine's box and goodies. We had a good night, and here I sit to catch you up!

Laurie in the midst of all this, drove in the middle of the night with 3 of her 5 kids to come and help. She's the medical person who knows all the questions to ask and is so nurturing, anything she says... you listen. She is so selfless and incredible...I'm thankful for both of my sisters and how we're able to pull together when in a time of need. Our mother taught us the importance of being there for family no matter what. After checking with my mom today, her pain is high today. Almost all she can do even try to rest during the day, she goes in tomorrow for a check up. I have high hopes for next week and that my mom and aunt are on the way to healing. It's hard to see family suffer. Who knew that I'd ever be looking forward to Friday the 13th.

Valentine's Party

Mommy & Daddy's Presents

What? I can't eat it ALL now?
First Valentine's Box
Look at all my CANDY!!

Jayden had a party today at pre school with all of his friends. He seemed like he had a great time and made a fun box. Kandice does a lot of creative things with the kids and I really appreciate all she's done for Jayden. Needless to say Jayden ate ALL of his dinner tonight so he could sink his teeth into some pieces of candy candy candy!!
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