Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Gobble Gobble!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoys being around there family. After my last post the household was stricken with the stomach flu. Connor started on Sunday when we had family over for cake and ice cream. But by Monday afternoon he was doing good and off the pedilyte. But it hit Jason and I very early Tuesday morning with Chloe following a few hours later. And some how Gwynne never got sick....explain that one! It is horrible being that sick and unable to care for your children.

I have never had the stomach flu that bad. Lost over 10 lbs in two days and it took me about a week to start eating normally again. And I needed help with meds to get rid of they queasy feeling. Every one started asking if I could be PG. Of course my immediate response was a big resounding "NO!" But in the back of my head I think what if! But a quick test and all is still a resounding "NO! I'm not PG!" LOL!

Between being sick and work and school these last two weeks have been a blur. I took on a new responsibility at work that I'm kicking myself for. But I'm sure as heck no longer bored with free time! UGH! I have finals coming up in a few weeks then I will be able to relax a little before going back after the New Year.

Some random thoughts. I was far to happy the other day that I filled my gas tank for under $30 and the low fuel light was on. Then I was having a really crummy day last week. I swung through McD's and grabbed a kids happy meal for lunch. Fully expecting to give the Madagascar 2 toy to Chloe. But it was the animal thing that sings the song "You got to move it, move it!" OH I WAS SO HAPPY!!!!!!! So it sits on my desk at work for my amusement.

Every now and then the whole office will here YOU GOT TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT! ROFL!!! My boss isn't too happy with it sometimes, but if he wants a happy sane employee he will keep quiet.

I posted the following on Facebook so if your reading this for a second bad! Skip it! LOL!

As I was stressing out a bit yesterday trying to get all my vendors paid on this short week I decided I needed a beverage. I ran off to 7-Eleven for a Slurpee to not only quench my thirst, but freeze my burning throat. Being stressed I thought! Why can't they have Rum & Coke Slurpee's for the adults??? I was really proud of myself for thinking this up. Then Jason had to go steal my thunder! The whole open container issue in the car! Sheesh! Take away all the fun!!!!! Any one got ideas to get around this?? Some special no spill lid maybe??? I think I have found my money maker! LOL!

Any ways!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And if you need a movie to watch check out "Home for the Holidays" Directed by Jody Foster and stars Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr.! A must for any dysfunctional family!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!

Five years! It really is weird and awe inspiring at the same time. They had such a rough start and come so far. Let's see we came home with O2, apnea monitors for all three, two suction machines, suction cathers, pulse ox, syringes, several medicine per kid, 2 g-tubes, too many hospitalizations to count, vent 24/7 for Connor.

Five years later where are we?? Well we still have medical equipment. Only one of the three that still uses O2, we don't use apnea monitors any more, only one suction machine, no meds for Chloe, one daily med for Gwynne for allergies, not much change with Connor in that department. We are now down to only one kid with a g-tube, over 2 years of NO, I repeat NO hospitalizations. And Connor is only on the vent for 12 hours a day, and come spring we may be able to be off the vent completely.

These kids are just truly amazing. The girls are doing well in school, but have some maturity issues, and just are smaller then other kids their age.

Gwynne was 1lb 9oz and 12 1/2 inches long at birth. At her 5 year check up she was almost 41 1/2 inches tall and weighed 33 lbs (Height is 35% & weight is 10%)

Connor was 2lbs and 12 1/2 inches long at birth. 5 year check up he was 39 1/2 inches tall and weighed 38lbs ( I didn't get the % on him)

Chloe was 1lb 6oz and 12 1/2 inches long at birth. 5 year check up she was 41 inches tall and weighed 36 lbs ( 24% for height and 30% for weight)

Happy Birthday my little miracles!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sidewinder Video - Chloe!


Knott's Berry Farm

We all spent the day at Knott's yesterday. We had got some free tickets and had to use them before the 5th. The five of us went, along with Auntie B and grandma & papa. The kids had a blast and went on a big roller coaster for the first time. It's called Sidewinder. Basically it is four round cars and as the cars go around the track each individual car spins as well. It is crazy fun! They happen to have video feeds on your cars so we spent an obscene amount of money to get them. Jason should have them up on YouTube in a couple days and I will post the links. The one of Chloe is just priceless. When I put the girls to bed last night the last thing Gwynne said to me was "Thank you mommy for taking me on the fast roller coaster." I didn't get a thank you from Chloe for that one, but she did say that the little roller coaster in Camp Snoopy was her favorite.

Connor couldn't go on too much, but we did get him on the big steam train they have and he loved it. If he was able to sit up on his own there was more he could have tried. But he had a fun time just being out and around all the fun. Even though Snoopy scared the hell out of him within the first 5 minutes of being at the park. LOL! So he didn't get in the pic, we whisked him off to calm him down while the girls took a picture.

We were disappointed to find out that the stage coach was not running on Sat. Knotts was still doing their Halloween Haunt. The park closes early and transforms during Halloween, and they have 6 or so mazes set up through out the park, and some of them were on the stage coach route. We were really excited about Chloe seeing this, but maybe next time.

I was amazed at some of the bigger rides the girls pointed to and wanted to go on. But we only made the 42" height requirement, most of the bigger rides you had to be 48" or taller. So next year we may not have any problems.

Below is a slide show of some pics Jason took, my sister as several really cute ones as well. Once she gives those to me I will put them up also.

Pumpkin Carving

Twas the night before Halloween...Oops! Wrong story! LOL! Here are few pics from the pumpkin carving that went on while I was at school Thursday night.