My family of 5

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I'm moving my site.

it's now here

Still have some posts password protected.

Friday, January 25, 2008

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post. E had his party last Saturday, he had a good turnout, about 12 out of 20 from his class showed. I would have taken pictures, only to find out that my camera was dead when we got there. So that sucked, but anyway, we had fun it was at a bowling alley, Ava had fun trying to bowl too.

We finally got our mortgage signed and will be getting the first draw for our new home today! I can't believe it. The exterior is almost all finished, I'll post another picture once they get the step all done on the front. The siding is on all of the house except the front part above the step. I think they'll finish that today.

Ava is now in a big bed. She was jumping out of the playpen/crib that she was sleeping in while at the inlaws. So we had to make the transition. She did really good last night for the first night. Even with all the chaos happening. Hubby and I woke up with Nolan around 2am and heard a dripping sound, so we were like what the hell, so turned on the light, there's a leak right behind our headboard from the ceiling. I went upstairs and the washer (one of those frontloader ones)was full of water and leaking all over the floor and enough that it was now ready to drip on us! I can't get over their shitty luck, just in August the whole house was flooded, now this! And for the last 2 weeks the water has been going off and on, the pressure is gone then there is no water. (we live on well water here) So I told hubby if this happens to us, he gets' 2 tries to fix it, if he can't I call a plumber. They have been attempting to fix this numerous times and obviously it didn't work!

I have been walking on the treadmill at SIL's house every evening, I go about 2 miles, I feel like I'm going to drop dead each time I start but I'll push myself to go that distance. Jeez it was nothing last year to do it, now this time I am struggling. I weighed myself today and I'm down to 129.5. So the weight loss is still going just a lot slower now.

Been busy watching American Idol and just started getting interested in criminal minds and csi: ny. I've got lots to watch while this writers strike is on, because they are all new to me, I have never had any interest in them before. Big brother starts soon, I'll have to check to see when it airs, I can't wait!

Anyway, this has been a long ramble about basically nothing. I'll post again sometime soon. :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Well you probably guessed by now that I am not one that talks about how I feel. I don't know why, I have such a hard time expressing things I guess. I never even wrote much about losing the twins, I do think about what could have been, and I think of the baby I have now, that I would have had, if they had of been born. Even if you knew me, I'm not one that talks about how I feel. I keep things pretty much to myself. A few had asked how I was feeling emotionally since I had my tubes done, and to be honest, i don't regret it. I thought I would, but really I don't. I know that my family is complete, 5 children is a lot to take care of, and it'll only get more crazy, and expensive as they get older. Then I look at how fortunate I am, there are so many that struggle to even have one child and here I am with 5! I thought about my last 2 pregnancies and the complications that had occurred, Ava with her cord wrapped around her neck twice, with her initial apgar of 4, what could have happened is awful, then Nolan with his thin cord and that band across the placenta, to chance things again isn't something I would want to do. I have perfectly healthy children and am grateful for this.

Anyway, that was a long blurb to answer a question. On another topic, E's bday party is tomorrow, he turned 8 yrs old yesterday. I'll post pics tomorrow after the party :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Well, I'm officially sterile. I had the tubal done on Monday. I got there around 12pm, they did the pre-op junk then I waited till 1:30pm for the Dr. to come get me. There he did the explaining and told me my pregnancy test was neg. *no surprise* lol. Then the OR nurse came out to talk to me to see if my jewelry was gone, that's when I realized she was my BIL girlfriends mom, too funny she was in with me for my gallbladder surgery too. Hubby had gone to change the baby at this point, since I had him with me so I could nurse him as long up to the surgery as I could. Anyway, they anesthetist came to talk to me, and he realized he works with me on my surgical floor. He started hugging me, grabbed the baby when hubby came back with him, it was hilarious, it was like a zoo out in the waiting area. He was all like you sure you aren't having more, I'm like NO!@ Anyway, then I went in. He started my IV joked around about how it takes him 4 tries then he lets the nurses try, I laughed so hard, because that's my cop-out when I can't get an IV started. So there I was all strapped down, and he started the drugs, and bam last thing I remember is the lights.

I woke in recovery room, no pain, no problem. Just my legs and back hurt a bit, so the nurse there, which I also knew was chatting away, said I could have tylenol#3's if I wanted, so I accepted. She had also said, he gave me extra fentanyl in surgery since I'm allergic to naprosyn. So about 1/2 hr passed and the pain got worse and my bp was now 150/92 so she figured I was having more pain and asked if I wanted more meds. I said I'll take what you have, so she gave me 10mg of morphine. I felt fine, no probs. So then about 1/2 hr later she took me to the day surgery area, I was ready to go home. All the while I never sat up though.....

So down in day surgery I sat up, that's when the nausea hit, OMG. I threw up/dry heaved for an hr straight. The nurse was just after taking out my IV, and called the anesthetist and he told her to restart it to give me Zofran IV push see if that worked, of course it didn't, still 1/2 hr of vomiting later, then he gave me 50mg of Gravol. After that I fell asleep. FINALLY the nausea wore off long enough for me to get home!

I feel fine, just a little sore, but whatever, it's not bad. I'm safe and that's about all that matters. :)

Oh Denise had asked about the house the size, bedrooms etc.

The house is 1700 square feet, with the basement completed it is 2544completed square feet.
There are 6 bedrooms, 3 upstairs and we are putting the other 3 older children in the basement, like I said it's all finished. There's 4 bathrooms, 2 full and 2 half. The siding is going on today, I'll have to update the pictures when it's finished.

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Pics

Well the house is officially "roof tight". Here's the newest picture. I'm starting to get super excited. There is still a covered porch to go on below the part that comes out in the front. We are picking out the cupboards and fridge this morning.

This second picture is of Nolan at like 5am, doing his favorite thing, keeping me awake :) Poor guy has a heat rash but still is cute!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Apparently it's that time again, National Delurking week!

So if you are a reader and haven't commented, come on and leave me a message. I'm always looking to read new blogs. So don't be shy :)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The house is really going fast, well so it seems from the outside, the roof is on and even shingles on one side, I'm sure they'll finish it today. Just wish the rest was this fast...

Well my appointment for my tubal was changed, now I'm getting it done on Monday. I go tomorrow for the girly fun part and then Monday. At least hubby is off for the procedure, there's one good thing, he'll be able to watch the kids. I was trying to get Nolan used to using a bottle becaue I won't be available right when he wants boob on Mon, yah right, the boy wants absolutely nothing to do with a bottle. Has no idea what it is, spits it out. I finally got him to take it a tiny bit, he drank about 1/2 ounce and power barfed all of it out. I'm getting images of this child going to school on the boob!

Anyway, not much else is going on, I have nothing much to blog about these days. It's pretty chaotic here getting kids ready for school, feeding, diapers for 2, and so on. Hope all are well.

Monday, January 07, 2008

I am 100% addicted to my children's Wii. Yah, I admit it, I play with it more than they do, awful I know. We actually went out and bought the Twilight Princess game for it yesterday, and are now hooked. Seriously, will I ever grow up, I'll be 30 in the summer and I feel like I did when I was 10 getting a nintendo for Christmas. Ha!

For Monday weigh in, I am now at 133.5. Woo hoo, fat gut is getting smaller, I can fit a bit better into my jeans. I am determined, partly because I'm too damn poor to buy bigger clothes when I have perfectly fine ones in my dresser.

Potty training for Ava is just not going anywhere, the child knows when she's gotta go, but I take her in and she just stares at it and maybe sits on the potty a few times, more like gets on, gets off, closes lid, repeats it all over again. Anyone else having success?

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Here's a better pic of the house this was when they delivered the roof thingy's.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Here's my new house so far, we went over last night to take a picture, I can't be bothered to bug the guys when they are building it, so you can get the idea here. They will be putting up the roof today YAY!

And my big girl with her baby brother :)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Nolan slept from 10pm until 4am. It was wonderful! We had one horrible night followed by a great one. I sure hope he keeps up this trend. He's also started to smile. He gave me 3 big ones this morning already. He's too cute. I hope I can catch it on camera soon.

My Gyn/ob Dr. office called me this am with my official appointment for my tubal. It's on Jan 17. Funny, 8 yrs ago I gave birth on the 17th and now 8 yrs later I'm finalizing my options of ever having more children. Oh well it's just something we can't do anymore, with the new house, and the new mortgage to follow! Which I must say is going up quite nicely, I will take pics later and post some. For now, must go grocery shopping.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A meme to do with 2007, haven't done one in a long time so here goes.

1) Where did you begin 2007?At a party in a fire hall, with my hubby and a few close friends, we arrived home at around 2am to all the kiddies :)

2) What was your status on New years day? I was still on maternity leave, soon to go back on the 9th. Married and mother of 4 children.

3) Were you in school (anytime this year)?Does picking up children and attending christmas concerts and parent teacher count??

4) How did you earn your money?Work, Work WORK~

5) Did you have to go to the hospital?Hell yes, I spent more time there then at home, I am a nurse :)

6) Did you have any encounters with the police?Nope.

7) Where did you go on holidays?No where, stayed home, or at work.

8) What did you purchase that was over $1,000?I don't think anything, we started the house, but haven't done the inital draw yet.

9) Did you know anybody who got married?Yep, one of hubby's friends did, it was August 4th, one of the WORST thunderstorms was that night, that I have ever seen.

10) Did you know anybody who passed away?Besides numerous patients that I had cared for, my hubby's grandmother finally lost her battle to cancer on August 20th.

11) Did you move anywhere?Yes, to my MIL's. We sold our minihome and are now living here.

12) What concerts/shows did you go to? I remeber going to the movies a few times, but no concerts or anything fancy.

13) Are you registered to vote?Yes.

14) Who did you want to win Big Brother?I can't remember, I didn't really care for anyone, certainly not the daughter and father that did. Hey did you know it starts up again in Feb. this yr instead of July.

15) Where do you live now?at my MIL's house.

16) Describe your birthday. My 29th, I can't remember, I'm sure I didn't do anything spectacular. Most likely got lobster.

17) What's one thing you thought you'd never do but did in 2007? Started a new house, and had my 5th child.

18) What has been your favorite moment?The day I had Nolan. Although I had a lot of great moments throughout the year, that one stands out the most.

19) What's something you learned about yourself?I'm a better nurse than I thought.

20) Any new additions to your family? Yes, on December 1 :) Also, my cousin had a baby in May.

21.) What was your best month? Iguess August, we had a lot of fun that month.

22.) Any surgeries, and if so, on what?Nope, not a thing.

23) Who has been your best drinking buddy?I had one drink with my hubby, so that'd be him.

24) Made new friends?Yes!!! A bunch of my new co-workers we really hit it off. :)

25) New best friend?no

26) Favorite Night out?The only one that stands out was that wedding we went to, I had fun, but scared shitless of the weather.

27) Did you find love?Of course, a new little man that I couldn't love more :)

28) What was your proudest moment?Announcing the birth of my 2nd son :)

We had the worst night ever!

Nolan started fussing around 6pm, after the family was over for supper. I fed him and he ate a big, would start pulling off and crying, this went on for about an hr. No hard screaming just that. Then 7pm hit and he would stop crying. Oh it was awful, I know he was in pain because he'd stiffen up like a board and cry and cry, you get the drift. He did that pretty much non-stop until about 11pm. Thank god he finally settled. I guess it was something I ate, although the only thing different was Chinese food on new yrs eve.

Then I got up with around 3 for his usual feed, that went fine, then he woke again around 6am. I fed him, he's still stuffy but anyway, after he ate, he laid in bed with hubby and I then power puked all over me! Ugh, i changed him, got him dressed, then took him out to the living room with me. We cuddled, and I thought he was fine, looked to nurse again, I fed him a bit then BAM, barfed on me again, all over my boob this time!

After that, I changed him, and me and swaddled him up and put him in his swing. There he slept for another 2 hrs. And is fine now. I hope we don't have a repeat of this again tonight. I'll never forget when he turned a month old that's for sure!