Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fun Fun

Casey didn't have school on Monday. Monday marked TEN years since Columbine happened, here in Colorado. I remember I was a junior in high school when it happened. And Casey was on his mission. What a tragic day for Colorado and for the nation.

But, we didn't want to sit around feeling sad all day. So, to enjoy our day off together we decided to use a coupon I have been saving, and go bowling. The boys had fun. Tanner pushed the ball down the little slide that is designed to help little kids bowl. And Ty tried it on his own this time. They both did great. Casey, who is good at everything, got three strikes! And I was the spectator this time, while Fayth slept like an angel in her carseat.

This is Tanner doing the strike sign. And Tytan is below getting in to the action as well!

Since we were out and about, the boys didn't get a nap. And Tanner definitely needs his naps. He was so tired. Well, we stopped by Abuela's house (that is Casey's mom) and she had found some cute Batman crocs for Tanner. He loves shoes! He was so excited. That night, after we got home, I got busy putting Fayth to sleep. Ty and Casey were out on the couch, and I realized I didn't know where Tanner was. I started calling for him, but he didn't answer. I looked in his room, and this is what I found.

He took his clothes off, put his shoes back on, and went to sleep. Oh the cuteness. In his right hand is his "doggie" that he has to sleep with in one arm at all times. If he loses it in the night he comes and tells me. And the shoes. Oh my goodness. You know he really loves something when he insists on sleeping in it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tanner the Manner

Today Tanner celebrated his 3rd Birthday. My heart is full of love for him. I love him for so many reasons. I love his blue eyes, his freckles, his dimples, and the color of his hair. I love how he is unique, serious, hilarious, easy going, thankful, calm, focused, patient, obsessive, moody, and loving. He takes a while to get to know, but once you do you fall head over heels for him. He is so unique! There are things about him that can only be describe as, "So Tanner." For example, he is obsessed with random things such as gloves and helmets. He is into fashion and he especially loves Nike. He tells me when I look nice or that he likes my outfit. And what a wonderful brother he is. He is a protector of Fayth. It is so natural, and his love for her is amazing to watch. He is the perfect brother for Tytan. He watches and observes people, and he really can see into your soul. I adore him. I am thankful to be his mother. He is a blessing. I could not be more proud of him. He is the light of my life and I am so grateful for the day, three years ago, that he came into this world. I love you Tanny!

Monday, April 6, 2009

When Life Hands You Kidney Stones....Get Some MAJOR Pain Killers!

First of all, Happy Belated Birthday to Casey. His Birthday was last Friday and he turned 30. We threw a surprise party for him, and his cousin Anthony even surprised both of us and flew out. It was so hard keeping a secret, but it turned out great. Unfortunately, the next day my body decided to try and pass a kidney stone. I have never experienced pain like that before. I did not know what was going on. So, Casey took me to After Hours Care, to wait forever and be told they didn't know what was wrong with me and I would have to go to the ER if I wanted to find out. Well, the pain had subsided by this time (it was 8pm) so I decided to head back to Casey's parents house so I could feed Fayth. I nurse her every 2-3 hours. We were gone about 4 hours, so Casey's mom fed her rice cereal to hold her over. We decided we would stay the night at the Turnbaugh's, in case I needed to go to the ER. I fed Fayth, put her to bed. Gave the boys a bath, put them to bed. And then the pain started again. I called my parents and described it to them, right away my Dad said that I had a kidney stone and that I should go to the ER. Thankfully, we did. Because on the way there the pain was escalating. And then it started shooting down into my right leg. I can't describe the pain. It is not like contractions, because at least with contractions you get a break in between, and there are positions or things you can do to sort of ease the pain. This pain was non stop, getting worse and worse, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to ease it. I technically can't say it was worse then labor, because I had epidurals. But for me personally, it was way worse then labor. They gave me an IV with pain medicine that helped immediately. After a CT scan it was determined that I did in fact have a kidney stone, and a large one at that. They sent me home with some pain pills and pretty much said, "Good Luck passing the stone". I had to go back to the ER on Monday because the painkillers weren't working. Then I went to the uroligist on Tuesday, and he scheduled me for surgery on the 14th, with the hope that I would pass it on my own before that. And thank goodness, this Saturday I did! I am so thankful I don't have to get surgery. That would mean I couldn't nurse Fayth for a couple of days, and that would be very devastating to me. She has had to have a few bottles with formula over the course of all this, because of the meds I was taking. And it broke my heart. I am so happy to be done with formula! (Nothing against actual formula, I just love nursing my kids) I am proud of my body for passing the stone and thankful for a wonderful husband and his amazing family for taking care of me and our kids. Who thinks I should post a picture of the stone? :)