Friday, August 29, 2008

Perks to having surgery...


Thanks to NiNi, Shelly, TW, Jacolyn & Abe for the Beautiful Roses!!! And Thanks to Brian, Soriya, Jenna & Callie for the Gorgeous Lillies & Ornge Roses!!! Just one of the perks to having surgery, I guess if I have to lie around the house all day at least I have something beautiful to look at. Thanks so much for the flowers and kind words. I really appreciate it. Could someone send Brad a memo about flowers for his wife? Also I'm still waiting for my anniversary card & gift from him, hint...hint.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

2 days Post Surgery....

So I had my stomach surgery to correct my acid reflux (GERD), it's called Nissen Fundiplication. There is a muscle that is suppose to close at the top of your stomach and mine doesn't close, hence I have reflux all the time, my whole life. I just thought this is how everyone feels. So my doc wrapped the top part of my stomach around my esophagus so that it will create a valve and close on it's own. I was on meds but the run me about $80 a month because I am on 2 different reflux meds. So since I am young and in decent health surgery is an option for me. If I didn't have the surgery then I would be on my meds for the rest of my life. After the surgery for 2 weeks I can only have blenderized food i.e. baby food. And then for 6-8 weeks after that my diet is restricted, nothing fried, no caffeine, no bread, pasta, rice, nuts, & seeds, pretty much anything that might expand or be difficult for my stomach to digest since my stomach will be smaller after the surgery. And the doc found a hiatal hernia that he repaired while he had me open...

I am feeling better each day, still a little pain, especially the 30 mins before I can take my meds again. Luckily Dee Dee is here taking care of the kids & ME!! I think she is having a little fun giving me my blood thinner shots in my stomach...LOL. I am having lots of chicken broth & Smoothies & lots of liquid Hydrocodone. And my moms group is bringing Brad, Mom & the kids dinner every night for the next week. Thanks to all of you guys!! So hopefully we will be able to get out & about in a few weeks.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ice Cream Sandwiches









So Aubrey & Beck ate a great dinner of pasta so we had Blue Bell ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Kinda messy but so yummy!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Birthday Celebration







Last night we took Aubrey to Chuy's for her Birthday Dinner, she & Beck enhaled beans & taco meat. And afterwards we took them to the park to swing, even Brad got in on the swinging & then back home to open a few little presents from Mommy & Daddy.

Aubrey is a Potty Princess!!!

So we started potty training on Saturday, mostly because Dee Dee put her in panties. And it is going great, we have had a few accidents, which is to be expected. But Aubrey loves to wear her panties!! She even went poo-poo for the 1st time at Garden Ridge so went to Target next for a special treat and got her some Ariel the Little Mermaid panties & some Jelly Belly jelly beans. And today we haven't had any accidents (knock on wood). She is wearing pull-ups at night which I just want to do for a couple of weeks and then I am hoping to be in panties full time. She is so proud of herself and will even go to the bathroom and go tee-tee all by herself. I am so glad that we have waited until she is sooooo ready. It has gone so well!!

And with all the pottying I think that we have been in every public bathroom in South Austin!! YUCK!!!! Last night we took Aubrey to Chuy's for her birthday dinner and she & I went to the potty 4 TIMES!!! OMG, I think that she enjoyed the skip/run to the potty & washing her hands more than anything. So maybe I will just blog about all the public restrooms we go to & how many times.

And he is 1...what is going on here...





Okay, so why do my babies keep growing up? What's up with that? Can't they just stay babies forever...here are pics of another one of the best days of my life.


Can't believe that she is 3...





Where did the last 3 years go? Anyone? OMG Can't believe that Aubrey is 3...Look at this sweet baby!!! Only the sweetest baby girl ever!!

Catch Up!!






So Happy 1st Birthday Beck on Aug. 9th & Happy 3rd Birthday Aubrey on Aug. 19th!!


We have been so busy going to Dallas for the Birthday Extravaganza and recooperating that I have been slacking on my blogging.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Beckster is Walking!!

So just like his sister Beck has started walking just days before his 1st Birthday. He has been taking steps the last week but the last two days he has been walking across the room, and falling less. Aubrey did the same exact thing. So for all those headed to the Big D for the Super Duper Birthday Party, get ready to chase Beck all over Jacolyn's house & backyard. I promise that I will post pics soon. I have quite a bit of packing to do for the trip.