Sunday, November 23, 2008

DSL Winter Line

Today was a beautiful day, which was great. I took pictures today for Chrissy the owner and designer of DSL Kids - I was amazed at the cute clothes. I could never put together what Chrissy puts together. She is so talented. I am amazed at all the new things she comes up with.

The girls did really great today...and the baby boy. He is so cute. It is so funny to watch the girls during these photoshoots. You can really tell that they love clothes, already! You can also tell when they have on their favorite outfit! Can you guess my favorite? What is your favorite?

If you want some really cute clothes check out her website!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


So here is the story. Last Friday I started hurting around the right side of my belly button. I thought I had pulled a muscle. It started Friday morning. That night I went to dinner for my Father-In-Laws birthday...I felt like crap but I didn't let it on. Emily stayed with my mom that night because I had school the next day...yes on Saturday. Again, I still didn't feel good but I didn't think I was that bad off.

I have always said I could take pain, at least abdominal pain, I mean after 2 liproscopic surgeries for endometrious (spelling), pregnancy, a cesarean, a d&c, what else could be worse? Let me answer that for you....APPENDIX. I have never went to the emergency room but after trying to go to sleep Friday night/Sat Morning I found myself thinking this would be the first emergency room trip. At about 3 am Saturday morning I was sitting there watching TV (couldn't sleep, couldn't lay on either side) I said a little prayer..."God if we are going to do this we need to do it. If I am suppose to go to the emergency room then tell me now because otherwise I am not going." About that time the worse pain of all come over me in my lower right side. After getting my breath back and saying, "okay I can take a hint." I ran to get my husband. I told him I needed him to take me to the hospital. He jumped up so fast....(if you know my husband, nothing wakes him so I was really surprised) I told him to calm down it wasn't an emergency yet. (then I thought why am I going again)

At 4am we were at Sptbg Regional. At about & 8am we were told it was the appendix. I went into surgery at about 11am (yes it takes that long to get everything together). The good news is I was able to come home the same day at about 4pm. I would have signed myself out if they wouldn't have let me leave.

The doctor said he knew I was in major pain because the appendix had not yet burst but was really bad. They had to take all of it, which means they had to actually clip off some of my large intestine to make sure it was all gone. I have 3 cuts on me which are no big deal except the one at my belly button, it does bother me. The main thing is I am not suppose to lift for at least 4 weeks. (NEVER GONNA HAPPEN) I think the doctor forgot about Christmas decorations, taking out the trash, washing clothes, and lets not forget the child of mine. I could get a hernia from any lifting so I don't want to but then again...what do you do? We all know a mom and a wife can't just stop for 4 weeks.

I have been good, up until yesterday. The last two days I have been moving around a lot and I can feel it. I feel burning in my stomach...muscles I guess but I can handle it. I go back to the doctor on Monday and we are going to talk about this 4 weeks deal and see just what all I can and can't do...or should I say what all I am suppose to not do! I can be so hard headed!

The Facts

Just so you know there is no clear cause of appendicitis. Fecal material has been thought to be one possible obstructing object. It also appears that appendicitis is not hereditary or transmittable from person to person. Symptoms of appendicitis may take 4-48 hours to develop. Appendicitis typically begins with a vague pain in the middle of the abdomen often near the navel or "belly button". The pain slowly moves to the right lower abdomen (toward the right hip). In the classic description, abdominal pain is accompanied with nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, and fever. All of these symptoms, however, occur in fewer than half of people who develop appendicitis. More commonly, people with appendicitis often have any combination of these symptoms, I only had the abdominal pain and some dizziness.

Not much is known about the human appendix because studies on the appendix are difficult to conduct. Doctors have debated the exact function of the organ for years, as removal causes no noticeable symptoms.

Thank you all for your prayers, emails, and flowers. I love you all!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bye Bye

Short and sweet. I lost my appendix yesterday. I will write more later. Now a part of me is gone!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My website

There is one reason I have been slack at posting...check out my new photography website....


Today we went to get Emily's flu shot. I was going to do the flu mist but then I found out it was $74.00. I told Emily I was sorry but she was going to have to do the shot for $38.00. I hated having to put her through the whole shot thing but I didn't really have a choice.

I reminded Emily of a few months ago when I had to go to the doctor every week to get my blood drawn to check my HCG levels (usually she went with me). I asked her if she remembered mommy getting all those "boo boos" and she said yes. I said, mommy didn't cry did she? She said no. I explained to her that she was a big girl like her mommy and therefore when she got her shot she shouldn't cry. She acted like she knew what I was talking but I figured it wouldn't matter once she got the shot.

We got in the room and nurse came in. I put Emily on the table and held her little arms as the nurse gave her the shot in her leg. Emily looked into my eyes the whole time. She didn't even frown. Not a tear. I grabbed her up and gave her the biggest hug and told her I was so proud of her for being such a big girl like mommy. She just smiled. I made such a big deal about it. I told her we had to call everyone and tell them that Emily didn't cry. She said, "it no hurt, I no cry." It was so sweet! I was just so proud of her! I mean really, you know your child is growing up when she gets a shot and doesn't cry. What mom wouldn't be excited about that?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This was Emily's really first time trick-or-treating and it was so much fun. Emily was so tired by from walking so much. Those poor little legs got a good workout. We went with her Nana, and of course her boyfriend Grant and his family. My only question is...what do we do with all of this candy?