Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Today is a great day! I was able to get my PICC line taken out. They had a few issues with the stiches having bonded to my skin but other than that it came out perfectly. I cant wait until Ryan gets home and I can shower without having to have my arm wrapped up in a towel and syran wrap.

And we had an appointment yesterday and were able to hear the nuggets again. Not only that but we got to schedule our ultrasound! YAHOO..... We go in on the 15th of July and will be able to find out what we got baking inside. :)

It is a good week!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Really??? Another break.

I am at work when I come walking back to my desk in time to see my daycare's number pop up. I tried to answer but by the time I picked the phone up she was gone. Then my cell phone started ringing. That is NEVER a good sign.

So I picked it up to hear.... Laura- I'm so sorry but your sons are going to have matching hands. Will got his finger slammed in the bathroom door and i'm sure his finger is broken. His finger nail is definitely not going to make it either. Come on!!! REALLY???

Well the good news through the whole thing is that for some reason I had packed extra gauze, wrap, cream, tape, just about everything she needed to take care of the finger. Definitely a God thing. So she got him all wrapped up and once he heard that they would go to the park he was good to go. :)

So we look like quite the family right now. Me with my PICC line, Caden with a broken index finger on his left hand and William now with a broken middle finger on his right hand. Hopefully like they say...... bad things come in three. We dont need anything else to happen right now.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

On a day such as this I am so surrounded by thoughts and emotions.

I was raised by a dad who wasn't always there. He was busy with work but still managed to give us the time to feel special. Growing up I did not want to be indoors but wanted to spend every minute outside with him. He taught me to hunt and fish and be a "tom boy". Athough as he and my mom like to say - "there is no book on correct parenting" I think that they did a pretty good job. Today I am very thankful for my Dad.

And my Father in Law. He is so great and has really made an impact in my life. He has raised an incredible son and has always been someone to look up to. Even though I didnt grow up with him I can see the love that he has for his family and how broken he gets when someone hurts. I am really blessed to have another great dad.

To wake up next to Ryan every morning..... What a Blessing!!! He is an incredible husband and father. The boys came racing into our room this morning (bright and early) and climbed up next to him and gave him the biggest hugs and said Happy Dad's Day. :)

And every Sunday he gets up with them and they do "Boy's Cinnamon Rolls". They sit downstairs in the kitchen and talk and bond while waiting for their breakfast. It is an awesome memory that he is building with the boys and I cant wait to add 2 more to the mix.

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there and all those longing to be a Father.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


June 13, 2005

What a special day in our house. Our Caden was born. Although he wasn't our first born he was our first "take home" baby. I remember the day so clearly. We were at my sister Lynn's house celebrating Father's Day. I was sitting on their big chair with Ryan and all of a sudden had this "wet" feeling. I ran to the bathroom and saw blood and freaked out! He wasn't due for 18 days. I yelled for Ryan and we took off in a flash not telling anyone what was going on. We got to the hospital where we found out that my water had actually broke. So after a few false alarms previously we were going to have a baby. He finally was born around 8 the following night and we were super excited!!!

The best part was when Dr. H took him out and I spotted first that he was a boy. I whispered to Ryan that it was a boy and we both cried. Ryan was mad because he thought he would see first. :) Caden was taken away and brought in for some tests but everything was fine. They finally brought him back into the room around 11 and we called Ryan's parents. Then my parents. Then the rest of the families.

What and incredible day. I never thought I could love someone so much!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Could it really be???

Today marks the start of week 14. I am laying here in bed waiting for Ryan and guess what???? I FEEL FLUTTERING!!!! This morning when I woke up I had a large hard bulge in my belly. I thought it had to be one of the babes but talked myself out of it. Then it disappeared. And came back a little while later. So I called Caden and William over and had them feel along with Ryan. They were all pretty excited. And now tonight..... flutters.

I am so excited.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


So today we had an open house to go for my cousin in Schoolcraft. About an hour and 15 minutes away. The party started at 5 so I left work a little early to grab the boys and get them fed and ready for the drive.

Ryan finally got home and showered so we took off. We made the drive and pulled into the yard. Caden was super excited and jumped out of the car. The only problem was when he tried to shut his door it wouldnt close all the way. Cause his finger was stuck in it. I watched it happen and it was one of those moments where your heart jumps up into your throat cause you know that you can't do anything! My brain finally kicked into gear and I opened the door. And he looked down and saw his finger and freaked out. That is when the screaming began.

We gave him a few minutes to calm down and started walking towards the house to get some ice. But the screaming and crying continued. Luckily my Aunt's sister is a nurse so we had her take a look at it. After examining it she told us she thought it was broken and that we better get it checked out. My poor boy. I felt terrible and immediately started crying. If only there was a way to take the pain and hurt away from your kids and put it on you. I would have traded places in a heartbeat.

But there isnt so we left William with my sister and off to the hospital we went. After spending about and hour and a half there it was confirmed that he did in fact break his finger. So the splint went on and will stay there for about 4 weeks til we get it checked again.

Thankfully it hasn't really affected him to much and he is still as crazy as ever. I really am shocked that it took him almost 6 years to break something. :)