Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our 2010 in a flash

WOW what a year I've had! A friend started a blog and talked about how she was unsure how to make it look pretty. I sent her the site I used to learn how to make my blog the way I wanted it years ago when I first started blogging. Then I sent her the link to my old neglect blog. It has been almost a year since I blogged and what a year 2010 was. I'm hoping 2011 is going to be a little calmer!

Wondering what I did in 2010? Here a recap of some of it:
January- Corneal ulcer and had to wear my 10 yr old glasses for weeks
February 12th- Found out I was finally pregnant!
March 1st OB appt and US
Mid March-Got a hell of a sinus infection that led to way too many forced Paid Time Off work days off since working telephonically and laryngitis doesn't cut it
April-had garage converted into a home office to make room for baby
May 14-21-Disney trip, returned home on May 21 and headed to ballet recital rehearsal
May 22-Kirsten's ballet recital
May 30-Miley and Hannah, Kirsten's pet fish, died
May 31-Labor day-my car was totaled while we were rear ended on our way to St. George Island Beach for a family fun day. First ambulance ride back to Tallahassee and to the hospital to have baby checked.
June 1-We are having a boy!!
June 2-crib we used for Kirsten and kept for baby #2 was recalled so now the search is on for a new one
June (2nd wk) we got a settlement for my car and made a down payment on a Toyota Sienna Van
July- Kirsten regressed to wetting her pants and 4 yrs old!!!
Another MAJOR FAMILY EVENT that will negatively changed our lives as well as our children's lives forever.
August- Kirsten got what we are pretty sure was Salmonella and had fever and stomach ache issues for 10 days and wasn't able to go to school
August (late) Kirsten started pre-K (VPK) and I turned 31 years old!
September 1- Routine check showed I was 3 cm dilated already at not quite 33 weeks. I was placed on strict bedrest
September 4-Went into triage due to more contractions and was admitted as I was 6 cm and only 33 weeks
September 10- Dr. checked me and I was 6-7 cm
September 11- woke up with mild back pain that Tylenol didn't help. Nurse checked me and I was 7-8 cm. Kirsten had just completed her big sister class that morning. I became a mother of 2 at 510pm and my little man was taken to NICU.
September 13- We came home as a family of 4
Late October-Notified my job contract would end November 1st as the company didn't renew their contract with the state of FL Medicaid. I was due to return to work late November. Blessed with a great severance package.
October 31 Kirsten turned 5
November 19th-Only 2 most postpartum and had my 3rd interview. Days later accepted a position with a local hospital as a case manager.
December 13-My 1st day of work after 3 and a half months of maternity leave

Like I said we had a hell of a year. We are strong and weathered it well. Amazingly I manage to stay pretty low stress through it all too. I just took an "it is what it is" attitude and knew in my heart as bad as I felt things were that somewhere in the world there is someone that was dealing with something so much harder. I try everyday to look at the positives instead of the negatives. Looking at the glass half full instead of half empty makes everyday (including the tough one) a little less tough.

Will I keep this blog up? Who knows? Working full time, being a mommy to 2, exclusively breast feeding, being a wife, keeping at least a walking path, clean clothes and dishes in my house, snuggling with my babies and spending family fun time as well as carving out a few spare moment of relax and me time are time consuming. I am however on Facebook so look me up!

Friday, February 19, 2010

365: Febuary 6-19

Second guess whether we were truly meant to be dog owners.

I forgot to take the photo but Balyee chewed into one of these today and ate about 1/4 of it.

When you are the photographer of the family there tend to be less photos of you. I have a handy dandy remote but forgot to use it often enough.

I wore my BeBand maternity band for the first time today. It is very comfy.

Having a morning banana conversation. I love my silly girl.

V-day goodies.
Our original plan was to go out for breakfast. We went to Shoney's, IHOP,  and Waffle House and the lines were basically out the door at each. We ended up settling on Chic-fil-a. By the time we got there is was 10:30 am and breakfast were over, so we settled on lunch and ice cream.
Yep it's real. We are pregnant. I took a Dollar Tree test but send Jake to get a real test to verify. We are thrilled!

V-day bag made for Kirsten's class.

Bedtime cutie

B is for BAD as in my bad little 4 yr old drew in pen on my couch.

Little cutie. This is not you normal smile but it's still cute as can be.

A girl and her pup.

Jake & Summer at Alexis's party. Can't believe Jake actually shared his cake with her.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

365: Day 20, 21, 22, and 23

I have a corneal ulcer and had to use these drops every 30 mins. Apparently some people have to be hospitalized for these ulcers and they can even lead to blindness. The worst part is I can't wear my contacts and they want me to change to disposables.

Jake is brewing his first batch of beer and wine.

Yes he has a doggie mat and a crate but this is his favorite spot in the house (not counting lap sitting).

Kirsten opened the mail this morning which would not have been a issue except this Netflix envelope had a DVD that was waiting to be returned to Netflix.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Project 365: Day 14, 15, and 16

January 14, 2010

I've always had a thing for peach flavor. I loved Peach Fango soda as a child. Now that it has become almost imposible to get the Fruit 2 O cases at Sams with the peach flavor, I am glad I found a new love.

January 15, 2010

It's nice to connect with others that share my passion.

January 16, 2010

I got this heating pad as a party prize at Madison Nursing Home (my 1st nursing job). I think it was the Christmas party. I was the youngest employee there and they offerred to trade my gift with something else but I didn't have a heating pad so I was fine with it. That was about 12 years ago and my little heating pad is still working. I slept with my heating pad on all night and my laptop, heating pad and I spent a little extra time in bed this morning after breakfast.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project 365- days 10, 11, 12, and 13

January 10, 2010

We went to Mori's Japenese restaurant but Kirsten had Daddy take her to the restroom and refused to come out. Apparently she decided she wasn't ready to give them another try. Jake took me for my birthday last year and the start of the show when they do the big fire show scared Kirsten. Outback had a 45 min wait so we went to Chilis where we were able to walk in and be seated immediately. Kirsten informed us during dinner that she saw a lady with a "pig nose". She is noticing flaws in people lately from limpss to imperfections. We are working on teaching her to whispers things to us if she is talking about someone else.

January 11, 2010

Cold, Cold Cold! Send the sun back to FLORIDA! This week I tried to used my drivers license to scrape the ice off and all it did was make scratches in the ice.

January 12, 2010

Kirsten is going through a phase on getting up for silly things after we put her to bed. I can deal with once or twice but I think we had about ten this night.

January 13, 2010

It was Daddy's night off. I picked Kirsten up from school and we headed to the mall to grab dinner and see the Chickmunk's movie. We grabbed Chic-fil-a and attempted to take it in the movie with us (our theater use to allow this) but we were stopped at the entrance and told they are no longer allowing outside food or drink. So we sat on the bench and ate. We missed the first few mins of the movie. Kirsten was frightened by a few parts where she thought the Chipettes were going to get hurt and she love the movie.