Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Please Brenna Stop Growing!"-Just for a little while....

Brenna is walking!

Its happening too fast. Brenna will be 18 months next month!!! It seems like yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital. She is walking and talking and pretty much just rules my life. (I don't mind one bit) I really enjoy spending my days with her. She is such a sweetheart. She is obsessed with babies right now. She likes it when we read to her. However, her favorite book to read is the Parents magazine and we have to look at every page so she can point to all the babies. She also loves belly buttons. At least 5 times a day we all have to show her ours. She loves to wear shoes and try to get herself dressed. She spends so much time struggling to get her pants on. She won't let me help and screams if I try. She is very persistent and a few times has actually succeeded.
She has discovered that she likes our reaction when she throws or drops her food or dishes. I try so hard not to freak out when she pours her bowl of soup on the floor or throws her food. (Most know that I have OCD when it comes to keeping my kitchen clean. Is is very hard for me to not react).
The cutest thing that Brenna does is go to sleep. She seems to crave her crib and binky. When she is tired she will lay down wherever she is and say "night night". I ask her if she wants to go to sleep and she jumps into my arms and says "bye bye" to anyone around. After covering her with her blanket, finding the binky, and turning on her music, she gigles and lays completely still as I turn out the light and leave the room. Most times she is asleep in just a couple of minutes.

I know this behavior is highly irregular. We never experienced anything remotely like this with Colton. We STILL have to battle him to go to bed. I am sure her easy sleeping days are numbered, but for now I am loving it!

Reading with mom before bed.

Daddy's Little Girl!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Oh! I Feel Bad!

That is how I feel NOW because that is what Mike kept telling me last night, and I just told him to deal with it. Little did I know that I would be spending the entire night at the ER with him and eating my words. He had to have his appendix out! For several hours he suffered awake downstairs as I slept peacefully. At 1:30 AM he finally crawled on the floor into our room and said he had intense stomach pain. I said "You probably have gas or food poisoning from the RAW- still mooing- steak that you ate earlier." Many know that I hate rare and he loves it. Mine has to be black and his has to be bloody! ICH! So I am always thinking that it will catch up with him. And that is what I thought. He writhed in agony and I am thinking that now he can finally learn to sympathize with my cramps.
So after a few more minutes I thought I would google"food poisoning" to see what I could do to ease his pain. Nothing much, just ride it out- I kept thinking. I did read that if you have intense stomach pain for more that 15 minutes you should seek medical attention. But I was sure that he was just being overly dramatic.
So, Mike started calling our Home Teacher to come and sit here with the kids, so I could take him to the ER. He couldn't get an answer. I thought he was crazy. I decided "OK" If you really need to go and blow a $75 on a copay I will take you as long as I get a big cup of ice.
We ended up calling our Bishop(who happens to live across the the street) and he actually answered his phone. I called my mom who lives in Orem now to come spend the night. So Bishop Jensen and his cute little wife in her pink nightie came over until my mom could get here.
Well, I am embarrassed to say that I almost talked him out of going into the ER once we got down to AF. I made him stop at Walmart and drink Pepto and then wait about a 1/2 hour in the car. I was just so sure we would be waisting our time in the uncomfortable hospital when I needed to be home sleeping.
Finally he said he was going in. OK, here we go. They were quick to start the tests and I got my ice. So about 4 AM the Dr enters and says it is appendicitis!!!
OH BOY. I FEEL SO BAD! I had been so selfish and not very sympathetic. I sure hope Mike can forgive me. I apologized so profusely. I just have to say that if your husband complains of stomach pains its better to get it checked, for had we waited as I was trying to do, he would have had a burst appendix and it would have been SO MUCH WORSE!
I am definitely never going to try to diagnose someone elses illness again.
Everything went smoothly and we came home today about 5 PM. He is sore and cannot lift Brenna for 3 weeks. This has already upset her....
I just have to say that we are truly blessed to have great neighbors and live in a great Ward. We received 2 complete dinners, a cake, a plate of cupcakes and a bag with goodies within 2 hours of getting home. I can rest up and not worry about cooking for a couple of days and serve my dear husband who really deserves it for putting up with me!