Friday, April 29, 2011

Blake and Nana

Blake is a grandma's boy!! (nana to him)....this kid just LOVES his nana!! I love that they have such a special relationship. He gets so excited on the days that she comes to babysit him. He asks for her each morning when he wakes up (somethines that hurts my feelings just a wee bit :)). We are so lucky to live so close to my parents...and lucky that my mom retired to spend extra time with her grandbabies!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday - Olivia Update

It's time again for another What I'm Loving Wednesday hosted by Jaime!

Today I am loving one thing above all else...and that is the fact that I am home with my healthy little Olivia!
We did NOT think that we would be home today...and that she would be as healthy as she is! We were scheduled for her second surgery yesterday at 1:30. Poor thing had her last bottle at 7:30 and we packed up and headed to the U of M Children's Hospital. It was all a little too familiar this time. BUT, I was a little more at ease knowing the routine.

The poor thing is just starving before heading in there! She just doesn't understand why we aren't feeding her!

We checked into the hospital at 12:30 and waited in pre-op until 1:30. During that time we met with the nurses, anesthesia, residents, and our surgeon. Everything was the same as last time. The paperwork was drawn up just as last time....scary to read because they put ALL possible procedures on there.

She is up to 10 lbs. 13 oz. Still a peanut for a 4.5 mo. old....but she is growing!!

At about 1:35 they took her back. Saying goodbye and good luck is the hardest part.

My mom and dad came down and brought Blake. We were so thankful to have them there!
We all waited together in the surgery waiting room.

In about 30 (!!) minutes the doc came up and said that she looked FINE! NO issues....he didn't even have to operate. AWESOME news!

SO, she was only in there for about 45 mins. and then Ryan and I were able to go into the post-op area and see her. She was very upset and uncomfortable at first. I think that it was mainly hunger!

She was able to eat and they have her morphine for pain. That really helped. She was groggy from being put under and sore from having a breathing tube and whatnot.
Within a couple of house we were headed HOME! Such an awesome feeling, especially after they had prepared us and reserved a PICU room for us. We had packed out clothes to be there for awhile.

It was great sleeping at home last night. Liv had a great night and has been great so far today. I am still in awe of this little peanut. She is such a trooper!

We go back again in 2-3 months for a follow-up...but NOT in the operating room...just in the docs office! HOORAY :)

I have to admit that before the surgery I tried to act strong and positive...but in the back of my head I was always thinking the worst....I just worried 'what if they get in there and the mass is back and bigger' a mother, I am sure that thinking the worst is can imagine how relieved I feel now!!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Say some prayers....

...for our sweet little Olivia tonight. She goes in tomorrow for her second surgery on her airway. This one shouldn't be as serious as the first one, so I am confident that everything will go just fine. They will be putting her under and going in again through her mouth. This time the doctor will remove some of the extra skin at the base of her esophagus. The skin has grown in an irregular way due to the mass that was there when she was born. The mass was removed 6 weeks ago. The doctor will make sure that he got all of that out, and that it is not growing back. We will be in PCIU for one night minimum, for observation. I am REALLY hoping that we will only be there for one night and than we can come home on Wednesday. Cross you fingers and say some prayers for our little peanut!!

One of the hardest parts is the not eating or 6 hours prior to surgery. It is so hard because she just doesnt understand why we arent feeding her! Last tiem she just cried and cried. This is hard for us, because Livi just isn't a crier! Poor sweetie. It makes me really feel for unfortunate mothers who do not have enough food to feed to their babies....I can't even imagine :(

She has been doing SO good since the first surgery...and I am sure that this will make her even better!!


My Style Monday

It is Monday again already...and time again to link up with Lindsey's My Style Monday!

My Style Monday

Olivia joined in this week as well.

This is a casual "school" ensamble for little miss.

Shirt: Target

Pants: TJ Maxx

Socks: gift from a friend

Headband: ? probably Target

Work look:

Shirt: Kohl's

Skirt: TJ Maxx

Tights/shoes: unknown

Baby: Mine :)

Another work look:

Pants: Express

Shirt: hand-me-down from my MIL

Scarf: Gift from a friend

Shoes: Payless

Casual Friday:

Jeans: JC Penney

Sweater: American Eagle

Now head on over here and link up too!!


Friday, April 22, 2011

A Day at the Beach

Here are a few more picture of my beach bums from our Florida Vacation.....Blake just loved the beach!! I cant wait to take him back again.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

10 Things I love!

10 Things I love!

Kristen at Now You know tagged me in "10 Things I Love".

There are always rules...
1. State who tagged you. Kristen at Now You know, she and her hubby are expecting their first baby! Check her out if you haven’t already.

2. State 10 things you love.

1. My family….of course! I have a great hubby and 2 of the cutest kids in the world!

2. Summer! I am so excited for some warmer weather right now. My parents live on the lake, so we spend lots of time on the boat in the summer.

3. Reality TV….I’m addicted.

4. Shopping…..I could just shop til I dropped any day of the week. I love to get a bargain!

5. Traveling. I don’t get to do too much of it now that we have too babies….but I sure do LOVE a good vacation!

6. The fact that I live close to my parents. I have no clue what I would do without my mom helping us out all of the time. And my kids think that “nana and papa” are the greatest things ever!

7. Mexican food. It’s my fav…I could eat it every day!

8. laughing until my stomach hurts. That is the best feeling….

9. Social media…..facebook, twitter, blogging… it all!

10. and for that reason…my iPad2…..what a little gem!

3. Tag 10 friends and tell them about it. I am tagging some of my newest followers!!
1. Kara @ Only Believe
2.Ashley @ The Johnsons

5. Kristen @ Palmetto Mama

8. Elizabeth @ Musing Experiences


The Jiggle Challenge - Week 3

It's time for another weight loss update!
Weight Loss Challenge

This week I lost 2.2 pounds this week for a total of 1.44% this week.
I have now lost 3 pounds during this challenge for a total of 1.96%!

**Overall I have now lost 13.4 pounds since Jan. 19th for a total of 8.18%

I am pretty darn proud of my loss this week. I hope that I can keep it up. I am now three pounds from being “free” at weight watchers, and 5 pounds from returning to my ww Lifetime goal!

This week I really worked on portion control. You really can eat anything you want...just in moderation. I also worked on not snacking after dinner. If I did need a snack I tried a zero point choice…fruits and veggies!

I still need to work on drinking more water. I plan on working on that this week. I also am going to track everything that I eat this week!

...until next week...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am loving that this weekend is Easter...and I will get to spend it with my family! (minus my sister...and I wish that she was here! I miss her).

I am loving that I reached 200 followers today! Not sure why you follow my little blog, but I am sure glad that you do!! :)

I am loving this Vanilla Chai Tea. I have been drinking it at work. I am NOT loving that it is cold and dreary this week, but this tea warms me up at work!

I am loving that Blake is doing so good at swimming lessons. He is getting better and braver each time. Last night "nana" and "papa" (my mom and dad) came and watched him and he LOVED that! Such a show off.

I am loving that my little Olivia is stitting in her bumbo like a champ and just loves it! She looks so silly b/c she is so just cracks me up!

Go link up here!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Testing the water....

Blake really enjoyed swimming while we were on vacation in Florida. My mom did a great job of picking our condo's, and got us a place that had a kiddy pool! It was the perfect size and depth for Blake. He is in swimming lessons right now as well, so has been getting plenty of water action the past few weeks!!
He was able to get in and out all by himself...our little baby boy is growing up on us!!

Of course Woody and Buzz made the trip to Florida with us as well....and made it into the pool on a daily basis. We don't go far without those guys!!

On another note, Blake is really testing us these past 2 days. All of a sudden he wont sleep in his bed. He acts scared. I don't know what is happening. He has always been a GREAT sleeper....and now all of a sudden he freaks out before bed or nap time? I have no clue what is happening....but I hope that it is just a phase!