Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Parker's Baptism

The weekend of Halloween was a busy one for us. We had Halloween, Parker's baptism, and then Brooklyn's birthday.

The day after Halloween our crazy sweet Parker was baptized. It was such a beautiful day and I was beyond proud of him and his family. I cannot believe that he is 8 now!

It was a raining morning.

I wanted to get all the kids together for a picture since they were all in their Sunday best, but right before the picture the church's fire alarm went off and it scared Allie. So we didn't have any pictures with her. :(

Mandy had everyone over after and had some yummy food, her decorations for Parker's big day were darling! Good job Parker!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween was pretty low key for us. The day before Halloween we carved our pumpkins. Brooklyn did pretty well, she wasn't grossed out about the insides at all. She scooped to her little hearts content.

On Halloween we just hung around all day watching movies until it was time to get ready for trick or treating. Brooklyn was so excited and was a champ. We went to the same neighborhood we have been going to for years, and they never disappoint. It was a good night!

Someone borrowed my wheelchair for a little bit.
  We tried to get our annual group shot before we were off. Here is the best of the best, I sure do love all these weirdos!

And the end of the day with her loot!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I survived!

Well it's been 3 1/2 weeks since my surgery and I survived, thanks to Dr. Lunt! :) I went back to work on Monday and thankfully my boss is letting me work shorter days until I'm 100%.

My doctor had initially set aside 1 1/2 hours for my surgery, well it ended up taking 3 hours. He said the fibroid was connected to more than he had hoped and it was larger than they had thought. The sucker was 10 centimeters big. I am happy to say it's out! Dr. Lunt said I also lost a lot of blood during surgery and had the nurses monitor my blood levels after surgery to make sure they were going up. If they didn't I was going to have to have a transfusion, but by night time they had gone up and it was not needed.

I remember waking up in the recovery room and the nurse was asking me if I was okay. I told her I just wanted to turn to my side because my back hurt but as soon as I tried to move the pain hit and it was bad! I cried and told her "they said it would be the same as my C-Section and it's not!" The nurse was so sweet and just was very patient with me. Then from that moment on, I can only remember waking up every few hours and asking for more medicine.

In the early evening Ashley and Dave switched and Ashley stayed the night with me. I was feeling a little better and tried to eat. Everything tasted weird. I was so hungry but nothing tasted good, but by 8pm I had some salad.

They also wanted me up and walking that night since I was leaving the next morning. I was able to do one lap around the hall, with help of course. Ashley was the best at taking care of me until I went home the next day.

I was in pain for at least a week and couldn't sleep very well. I stayed in the living room because it was easier for me to get on and off of the couch. I watched a lot of TV and played Candy Crush. But the first few days I was going bonkers, I hated just sitting there and not being able to do anything.

I am so grateful for Dr. Lunt, he called me the day I went home to check on me and also a week later to let me know that the pathology reports all came back okay. He had taken a picture of the fibroid after surgery and sent it to Dave. It took me a couple weeks to look at the picture, it freaked me out! But I so happy that he was able to get in there, get it out and take care of me.

My family was of course amazing by helping with Brooklyn and around the house. They took her for me so she wasn't stuck in the house with her mom that for some reason coudln't get off the couch. She is so cute though, she still asks me everyday "is your tummy better mom?" It is,  every day I get a more and more better.

Cards that Allie and Brookie made me.
FaceTiming my favorite little girl!

Halloween Festivities

This year was a little different since I was still recovering from surgery, but thankfully for my amazing family members we had a great one this year. Leading up to Halloween I asked Brooklyn over and over what she wanted to be. I was thinking Merida from Brave because she loved the movie, but one day she finally said Sophia from Sophia the First. I was happy she picked something herself.

A week before Halloween Paola had taken Brooklyn for the day and said that her neighorhood was having a Halloween party that evening. She asked to take Brooklyn and said I should go. It was only a week after surgery but we had a wheelchair and I liked the idea of getting out of the house. I am grateful that they had Brooklyn all day and got her ready because it took me forever to get ready. 

We had a lot of fun but it was a little awkward to be the random girl in the wheelchair that nobody knew. :) Dave and I booked the party early but Brooklyn stayed with Paola and her cousins and had so much fun! It was her first time wearing her costume.

Taking a ride in the wheelchair

I love this picture! They both won cupcakes but Brookie wanted to trade Emma, you can see that Emma doesn't like that idea.

The day before Halloween they let the girls wear their costumes to dance. They were so cute, but it was so hard to get a picture of them together. These girls are the best of friends, but three completely different personalities. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Love them though!