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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Minnesota TWINSFEST!!!!

Nick & Eric with their $6.00 pizza.

Nick getting ready to hit the ball!!

Jacque Jones, Johan Santana, & someone else. This line was too long to wait so no autographs, just pictures.

Dan Gladden signing Phil's ball wearing his World Series Ring.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Mr. Smiley.........

Nick & Eric playing a little poker.......Eric spent last weekend at our house. Nick kept him busy ;-)

Doesn't look real promising Nick.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

And # 2 came out tonight!! He was eating popcorn & out it came! It was bugging him all day today...so loose & poor kid could hardly eat. Hope the tooth fairy has another silver dollar ready!!

Choke Chain!!

Ribbit Ribbit....Zandy in his new Froggie outfit!

Lexi took this picture of Zander.......better than some of the ones I've taken!!

Look at him! He's actually in the CRAWLING position! He's not a crawler but a scooter...he just pulls his whole body around with his arms. He's now just taking one or two real crawl moves & then goes back to his old ways!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Nick is the V.I.P kid at school this week. He came home with a crown that all his classmates signed. Some things that were written: HE IS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS, HE IS COOL, HE IS A FUN FRIEND, HE IS AWESOME, I LIKE HIM. He got to take some of his favorite things to school this week. He took his Pokemon album with all his cards & his Yu Gi Oh dualing thingamagiggie. He also took some of his favorite pictures. We filled out a sheet with all his *favorites*. Foods, movies, toys, games, vacations, & his favorite person "Uncle Freddie"

***Edited to add.....I forgot to set his clothes out the night before, so Phil dressed him for school . Notice....SHORT Sleeve shirt....it's JANUARY in Minnesota I may add. AND his PLAY jeans......we don't wear jeans with holes in the knees for school!! Ugh!!

Look what Nick lost today!!! It happened in music class. He said there wasn't any blood either!! His other bottom tooth is ready to fall out too. We'll give it a week.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

The P A I N !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to the doctor yesterday & was told I have DeQuervain's Disease. Yes, that is what it is & it's bad. I'm not dying, but in a TON of unbearable pain. It started Monday night, got worse Wednesday, tried to get a doctor appointment Thursday, couldn't get in until late afternoon (Phil was working so I wasn't going to take the kids with). Was able to see Dr Friday.

Click HERE to read what DeQuervain's Disease is. Doctor gave me a brace to wear & that came off as soon as I got to the van. It was too painful to wear. He also gave me a prescription for some Tylenol w/ codiene. As soon as I got home, I took 3 Ibuprofen & 2 Tylenol's (was only suppose to take at night, but again, the pain was unbearable). Meds kicked in about an hour later & I was able to put the brace back on. I am suppose to take these meds for 2 weeks, limit the use of my right hand/wrist (which the doctor said I could laugh at that one.......with taking care of the kids & all) and wear the brace. I get about an hour of relief after taking the Tylenol. Ibuprofen doesn't seem to be working all that much. He was going to prescribe Naproxen for the pain, but since I'm nursing he didn't think that would be good for Zander. He said it would make him more sleepy. I argued, "and what's wrong with that?"

So if things aren't improved in TWO weeks (No way can I wait that long with this much pain!) then I should come back for a steriod injection. I really should have pushed for the injection yesterday.

I was also told that this happens to many women postpartum. The doctor did mention/ask how I carry Zander. And with him being 23+ pounds & all, it wouldn't surprise me if strain has been put on it that way as well.

He didn't mention surgery like the linked article above said. Let's hope it doesn't go that far.

I guess I will have to lay off the gardening from now on.

In case you are wondering how I typed this.......I am on my one hour relief period after the drugs. Drugs are good people.

******EDITED to add.........It's Wednesday & I am starting to feel better!! I can not believe how PAINFUL an inflammed tendon can be!! Oh My!!! I hope it never happens again! I'm still taking ibuprofen & the pain meds to help with the swelling, but thankfully, the pain is almost gone & I can function pretty much again. Some movement of the hand still hurts, but nothing like it was on Friday! Thanks for your well wishes & prayers!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

He bought his own Xmas present. You don't think I'd buy this thing for him do ya?? We have NO room for this but he managed to make room in the laundry area. This still won't get me to work out though!

Doesn't this look like so much fun??

Does he know what he is doing?

Here is my Xmas present from Marcie & David It's a *photo ladder*. Isn't it neat?? I really like it!! It isn't the best picture of it but you can get the idea. If not, just come on over & see it yourself!!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Here is what I made using the black eyelets I took from you Marcie!! Picture is pretty dark....why do my scanned pictures always get darker?? Anyone?? Is it because my *free* scanner is really junk?!?! LOL