Monday, September 28, 2009

Life is Good!

Things have gotten ALOT better lately! As most of you know I made it back home, and started putting my house back together after weeks of being gone or just being too sick to do anything. Life feels normal again...We are so happy to be back with Brad & our normal routine. I've been feeling alot better, which is sooner than I started to feel better with Jack so I'm very excited! We've been going to the gym in the mornings; even if I hardly work out Jack atleast gets some play time with other kids. I've been taking it pretty easy and trying to do some light cardio, then I sit and drink the free tea that's provided & have a quiet moment. Its been perfect, and Jack really loves going! Other than that, we've been spending our afternoons outside playing which is probably Jack's most favorite thing to do in the whole world. He likes to dig in the dirt and push his bubble mower around. Today I bought him some sidewalk chalk, and I'm sure he'll love that b/c he loves to do art stuff.

My little man all dressed for church!
When we were back home in Lake Charles we spent a day out at my parent's camp, so here are some pics of that little experience...
Playing in the dirt...YEAh!

Riding Paw Paw's lawn mower! As soon as Jack gets on it he starts saying vroom vroom!

Heading to the camp with Susie(my parents dog)!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thank you GOD....

I'm back home now...As some of you know I went home to Lake Charles for a couple of weeks to get some help from my amazing family during my first trimester rough patches that will soon be completely gone...I just know it. My visit was great, and all I can say is....I'm one lucky person. My family is AMAZING, and I don't think they realize how much I appreciate them, so I decided to try my best and let them know through the amazing gift of words....


I can't thank you enough for every morning and afternoon that you took care of Jack as well as me. It was so nice to be able to sleep late and wake up to Jack who had already been fed breakfast, changed & entertained in the wee hours of the morning. While you were away at work during the day we missed you, and it was so great to hear your car drive up in the afternoon. Jack learned so many things while spending the afternoons with you playing outside, exploring all of Paw Paw's "toys" (tractor, 4 wheeler, air compressor) while I took an afternoon nap that was so greatly needed. I know you were tired after a long day at work, and I appreciate the warm meals, you helping me with Jack for supper & getting him bathed and ready for bed each night. It was a true blessing to have you to help us! I love you more than words can say, and feel so lucky to have such a wonderful mother. Jack has been doing the "monkey" and "tiger" successfully everyday thanks to you :)


Your company came in handy more than I would have every imagined while I was home. Before I came to Lake Charles I spent many days at home alone, and I never got out of the house. It was really starting to get to me, and I felt depression creeping in. Thank you so much for convincing me to leave the house each day, even if it was just to run errands with you or to drive out to the boat launch. I truly enjoyed my rides with you, our stops to get drinks, and all the candy we ate! Most of all you taught me to force myself to get out of the house even if I feel bad, and I have to say it works! Thank you also for playing with Jack at my toughest moments, and letting me get some rest during the day. It was a great two weeks, and I really loved all the time we spent together.

Nana & PopPop,

What a house keeper the both of you are! It was so nice to have ya'll here, and I can't thank you enough for the endless hours you spent washing dishes, unloading & loading the dishwasher, washing clothes, cleaning my floors, cooking & most of all caring for Jack. I really don't know what I would have done if you guys hadn't showed up a few weeks ago. I was at my breaking point, and I'm so greatful that ya'll were able to be here to help me. I really don't think I would have been able to drive myself back to Lake was a true blessing to have you guys offer to do it for me, and then drive me all the way back! Thank you both so much for all your time and love!

And last but not least....


I know its been tough to have a wife that feels so bad all the time, who hasn't cleaned house in a month, or cooked dinner to say the least,, then to have her leave for two weeks with your little boy who I know you missed dearly. I can't thank you enough for the endless supply of kind words and positive thoughts! You never once have made me feel bad for my lack of duty and absense. It was hard to be away from you for so long, but I have to say it helped me so much to be with my family during this tough time. Thank you for being so patient and understanding. I couldn't ask for a more loving person to share my life with!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Call, Brad's Birthday & a night in the hospital...

Friday started off as a bitter sweet was Brad's birthday, but he was on call in the surgical ICU. Luckily his parents had come in town the day before to help me out since life has been pretty tough lately with the whole being sick thing & taking care of Jack while Brad works, works, works. Anyways, I started getting pretty sick Thursday night and stayed pretty sick all day Friday until I ended up in the ER for dehydration. It was lovely. After the blood work was ran it showed I was pretty dried up, so I was admitted for the night to continue IV fluids and phenergan for the nausea. I am so thankful Brad's parents were here to take care of Jack since Brad was on call & I was out of commission. I knew Jack was well taken care of and completely content with Nana and PopPop, and that was a great feeling. I was discharged Saturday and sent home with all kinds of good meds. Brad even brought home all the supplies to give me IV fluids at home if needed, so next time I don't have to spend hours after hours in the ER. The past few days have been interesting, and I'm definitely feeling better. My plans are to head back to Lake Charles with Brad's parents to spend a few weeks to get more help with Jack...I'm not quite ready to be on my own just yet. Thank goodness for family!

Oh...while in the hospital I got an ultrasound which was pretty awesome. Since I've been so sick I've been a little worried about the baby. We got to see him/her and hear the heartbeat! We haven't done a dating ultrasound yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm 8 weeks 3 days! It was definitely a relief to see that there was a little baby in there who appeared to being doing just fine despite how I've been doing! Lots of thanks to God and all the miracles he works!