Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hayden's first ER trip

Hayden had his first ER trip today :( We were there for 5 HOURS and he was such a trooper. Kayleigh was too. I am so blessed to have such wonderful kids.

So, Hayden was playing on the floor with his crate of toys and I look at him and he had what looked like paper in his mouth. I get it out and it's one of those silicone packs from the beef jerky packages that have 'DO NOT EAT' all over it. I freak out and look at it really closely and it didn't look like it had a hole in it or anything, but I was still worried to death, so I got us all dressed and teeth brushed and off to the ER we went!

We get there and it was really slow, or so I thought. No one was in the waiting room so, silly me, I thought we were going to get in and out. Ha. It took the doctor over an hour to come in and even talk to me. He informed me that he wanted to look up what the packet was and then see if they are detectable on x-ray. Well they could be or couldn't be. He was mainly concerned that it was in his lungs, so he wanted to check it out. About an hour and a half later, we finally get to go to the x-ray.

The infant x-ray machine was HORRIBLE! They line it up and hook up these plastic things that eventually go around the body. They sick him in there with one leg on one side and the other leg on the other side, like he was riding a horse. They hold his arms up above his head and snap him in. As soon as it went 'click', Hayden started crying! Poor little guy. I didn't stay out there and hold his hand b/c I knew it would be worse for him, so the tech did it and had another girl come in and push the button.

Turns out, he most likely didn't get one. If he did and it went into his tummy and so on, they aren't going to worry about it. He was acting normal and eating the same and everything, so the doctor wasn't really worried.

The worst part was that we wasted this whole beautiful Saturday inside a hospital! At least it's going to be nice tomorrow!

Here's some pictures of him in his little hospital gown. They are from my phone, so don't mind the horrible quality!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

25 Random things

I wasn't tagged, as I really don't have any readers yet, but I wanted to open myself up a bit to the people that don't really know me and will 'hopefully' read my blog :)

1. I am a wife and a mother and I love [most] every second of it. Even the hard times.

2. I don't drink alcohol and believe it's the root of every problem Ed and I have.

3. I have thought ever since I was little, that I would do anything to get out of this town, but things keep making me stay, and I'm afraid I'm stuck here forever.

4. I never studied in high school or college and I did pretty well. I'm disappointed in myself b/c I could have done so much better if I had tried.

5. I am SO not a morning person, I would stay up until 5am and sleep all day if I could.

6. When Ed got hurt in the Army, I thought my life was over. It's been 7 months and I still haven't mourned properly.

7. I was horribly depressed when Kayleigh was born. I took precautions when Hayden was born, so that I could enjoy him more.

8. Hayden in almost 11 months and yes, I am still breastfeeding. If people keep looking down on me for it and trying to convince me to stop, I'll nurse until he's 8. Maury Povich, here I come.

9. The majority of my family sucks. Thankfully, it's only brought my mom and I closer.

10. I sometimes wonder that if given the chance, if Kayleigh would live with my mom instead of me.

11. I feel a lot of the time, I don't fit in anywhere.

12. I am incredibly shy, but if something happens that questions my values, I will fight you tooth and nail.

13. I was obsessed with my boyfriend in high school and I feel like I missed out on a lot b/c of it. But if I could do it again, I would NOT go back.

14. I lose track on how often [or least often!] I shower.

15. Kayleigh is growing up entirely too fast. She has a mouth that rivals mine and that scares me half to death.

16. My favorite chore is vacuuming. My least favorite is the rest of them.

17. I am chronically late for everything I do.

18. I'm Catholic. Kayleigh is Catholic and Hayden will be soon, but I question my beliefs and wonder if being Catholic is really for me.

19. I want more kids.

20. I'm 26 years old and just realized what I want to do with my life...I think!

21. I used to pray every night that no one I know would get burglarized or have a fire. Erin's kitchen started on fire in high school, I haven't prayed for that since.

22. I sometimes wonder if I love one of my kids more than the other, but I think I just love them differently.

23. I have only had 2 jobs in my life, besides being a mom.

24. I hated high school.

25. I'm a trekkie and I can't wait to go see the new movie :)

And last one!!

26. I thought of most of these last night in the shower.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My First Blog!

This is my first post! Bear with me as I start my journey into blogging. I hope it's a long journey that we can take together!