Thursday, May 15, 2008

Surgery Day!!

My little baby is having surgery right now as I sit and type this. Cleft palate repair and ear tube are getting put in. It is a pretty routine surgery, but I still hate it. I am a natural worrier. I create all these scenarios in my mind full of chaos and horrible events. I should have been a screenwriter or something with the crazy thoughts I can conjure up in my head. Recovery will be the worst because of the No-Nos he has to wear. Anth has a WONDERFUL temper, and I know that he will be wanting the No-Nos off as soon as possible. The surgeon said that he will get used to them. Yay, so can he stay with you until then?? I didn't ask that. but I just thought that question.

The anesthesiologist was very nice, and gave Anth something to make him high as a kite. Laughing, blinking, and making weird tongue noises he was a happy baby when they took him back. The nurses were fighting on who got to carry him back and he was loving every second of it. Silly baby. I love him so much.

My blessing of comfort said that angels will be at his side at all times. The thought makes me tear up, but knowing that he is such a sweet little spirit he will be protected. It really was a comfort hearing those words. I hope for a speedy recovery for him. Even though he will have his moments he will be ok.

I cant wait for him to be able to sip a thick chocolate milkshake out of straw while munching on fries and a cheeseburger. That totally makes up for all this pain and misery for a short while. If we don't fix this, he wouldn't be able to speak noramlly OR even worse sip out of a straw. So Yay for milkshakes and fries!

mmmmmmmmmmmm fries!

*Here are some pics from the surgery*

These are pictures pre and post surgery

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fun in the Sun

It’s that time again! I love to garden. I have a large vegetable garden and I love it. Weeding I can tolerate in smaller doses but ANTS! ARRRRRRRRGGGG! They are just killing me this year. I do not like to use pesticides but I have to resort to it right now due to the fact that they are annihilating my plants, fruit and me!

I got to spend some time out pulling weeds and mulching. I loved seeing the earth worms getting pulled up. That is such a wonderful sign! I really need to get my wormery going again. I really enjoyed that, plus the added benefits. If you are not sure what a wormery is click Here. I need to get mulching done as possible in the next few days to help keeps the weeds down while I am busy with Anthony’s recovery. Yuck.

I didn’t love the ants. They are just driving me bonkers. They are worse then ever, and when I picked up a strawberry off the ground they went psycho on me. I am afraid that we might have RIFA now, they are present in nearby areas and since they are so aggressive it makes me suspicious. I was never the best person to identify ants at my old work so I used a co-worker a lot for that. I have a little cheat sheet somewhere but I don’t know where I put it…. Hmmmmmmm,

We spent some time today cleaning and prepping around the house and getting to play out at my parent’s ranch. My brother-in-law and his family came down which was a great visit full of fun including the baja bike rides! Whooooooo hoooo! Love the feel of the wind in my hair, oh and also almost flipping the bike too. Whoops!

Anthony LOVED being outdoors and sat contentedly in his stoller for it seemed a couple hours watching everyone drive around. He got to attend his first picnic sitting on a blanket and every thing! Too bad he had pureed carrot and not a hamburger like the rest of us. However he has gotten to try cake TWO days in a row! My mom’s birthday cake last night and the cake today. He loves cake. Good to know!

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Here I go yet again!

Soooooooooooo blogger you like making it challenge for me?! Yet again I find myself here. Frustrated with your program wondering how other people get it done so easily and I whom have mastered many blog layouts have not! So I decided maybe I should start anew? ALAS it worked! I guess I needed to reboot so to speak.

So here I go again. I must say looking at back at my old blogspot it was during such a dark hard time for me when Ira was gone in Iraq. So I do like the idea of something a little more positive and upbeat to leave for my posterity. Not old and crotchety. I’m sure I will have plenty of time for that when I am old and gray. =0)
I sounded so negative and crabby…. So no more of that!

Anway. Speaking of life changes Ira and I have signed up for the Medifast diet. Which I am happy to report that I have lost 6 lbs, and almost 3 inches off my baby belly waist! YeeHaw!

I miss food. All the not-so-good-for-you-food. I will eat it again one day just sparingly. We have discussed on how this isn’t actually a diet diet, but a major life change for us. To finally show us the eating problems we have and need to address. So good luck to us and I will keep you informed. We went out to eat for my mom’s birthday today, and of course it was Mexican! Ahh the chips and salsa! But it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to pass it up. The chicken salad was delicious.

I have been in the process of getting ready for Anthony’s surgery next week which has me cleaning like crazy, organizing as well. Anthony has been trying to help me as much as he can by exploring, touching and tasting all that he can get into his mouth before I steal it from him. We have discovered a very quick temper. Happy baby to angry throwing a fit baby in a split second.

Last thought of the night I hung up the dart board I gave Ira for Christmas. We played tonight and had such a blast!!! There is history there with the dartboard game for us. When we were dating he and his roommate played all the time in their house. I remember countless hours of all of us playing, well I attempted to play. So tonight when we played it reminded me of how it was when we dated. It was such a nice change. It has been so very hard for us since Ira came back from Iraq. This was a nice reminder of feelings and memories of our old life. I had a great time and even won one round! YAY ME!! Ira is semi-pro I swear while I just throw the dart as hard as I can, hoping to hit somewhere in the point range.

I love games. I wished I played more.