Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Please Anchor Your Dressers!

Last night after eating dinner, DJ was playing with his cars and Reagan was playing in her room. At around 7:30 Dave and I hear a big crash following with a blood curdling scream. We run into the room and Reagan somehow pulled the 4 1/2 foot dresser completely on top of her.

I immediately swoop her up and cry with her. This has been one of my biggest fears, and it just happened. I have been meaning to get the Dresser Anchors for a while now, but I kept forgetting or BRU didn't have any in stock. I sat with her on the couch and texted a few friends. One of my friends said to check her tummy and to see if it was swollen and/or sensitive to the touch and jumps. Both were happening. I asked her if her tummy was hurting and she said yes. Within 15 minutes of it happening, we were headed to the ER.

We get to the ER, I fill out the slip and we go sit down. There were 2 people in front of us but when the Dr came to look at all the charts, he pulled us and we went straight back. They asked me a bunch of questions and looked at her belly. The Dr said it was a little swollen and could feel Reagan twitch when he touched her belly. She gets her weight, height, vitals and everything else done and then we are immediately put in a room.

The nurse comes in and talks with me along with the Dr. They said that they were going to do an x-ray, contrast ct scan, blood work and a urine sample. By this point, Reagan just wants out of there and is crying. The nurse does Reagan's iv and she is pissed but takes it like a big girl, only a few tears.

The x-ray guy shows up and we do 2 shots and she did so well. She was so tired and just didn't feel well. One of the ct guys came in and gave Reagan a big ass cup of contrast stuff to drink. She was able to drink about half of it. We made a game out of it. We were then being rolled to the scanning room. On the way there, Reagan started vomiting :( She has a very sensitive gag reflex and I think that her tummy was not happy with the amount of stuff she drank because she vomited two more times.

We finally get her calm and laying on the table for the scan. I was able to stay with her and I rubbed her head the whole time. She fell asleep about half way through the procedure. They had her iv line hooked up to the contrast dye and gave her some of that too. When she was done, she was so tired and fell asleep on the way back to her room.

We waited for about an hour for the ct results. If the ct came back good, we were going to go home. If it came back showing blood or anything abnormal, we were going to be transfered to a hospital that deals with Major Trama for surgery asap. Thank god and all of the prayers from friends, her scans came back clean! She just has some abdominal bruising. I was so relieved and thankful. We got home about 1am and she passed out on the couch, so I just snuggled up next to her and passed out too.

Today she is feeling better and has a follow up with her ped tomorrow morning. Her tummy is still soft and still a little tender. I have to feel her tummy every 4 hours and she gets tylenol for the pain. I can not tell you how awful I felt as a parent last night. I am so protective of my children and this had to happen. Please, if you have children, especially climbers, go and get Dresser Anchors. They could save your childs life!

Thank you to everyone who prayed for my little girl last night and today. It means so much to me!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Recap Part 2...

We had my dad and sister over for dinner for DJ's birthday. He had so much fun opening his presents!! He read both cards first and then opened presents!


Birthday Recap Part 1...

We took DJ bowling on Saturday for his birthday! We paid for four games and it took us four hours to finish all of the games. About 3/4 through the 3rd game, Reagan started getting cranky and tired. She let DJ bowl for her a few times.

He had so much fun and asked to go again when we walked inside the house. LOL silly guy!!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, DJ!!!

David Theodore,

I can not even fathom that today, you are Four years old. From the very moment they put you in my arms, you have forever stolen a big chunk of my heart. You are such a loving, smart and funny little boy, and I love that about you. You definitely give me a run for my money and your Gramma Joan is probably up in heaven laughing because your father gave her such a hard time {which is not fair to me ;) }. You have so much energy, just like your daddy and can run and run for hours.

This past year has been so much fun! You completed your first year of Preschool and made so many friends along the way. You are a very smart little boy. You know your numbers {english & spanish}, letters, shapes, colors {english & spanish} and you even know how to write your name!

Your little sister and little brother look up to you and love you so very much. They love it when you play with them or make them laugh. You are such a funny little guy and say some of the funniest things, ever! You have me in tears from laughing at your little jokes and remarks.

I can not wait to see what this next year brings!

Love always,

Long, Scary & Stressful Birth Story is Here

{just a few of my favorite pictures of you}


Happy 4th Birthday
♥ David Theodore ♥

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Early Birthday Present and Random Pics...

The kids got their early birthday present from Great Gramma the other day! Last night my dad and dave started to put it together. The didn't finish since it was so hot outside. I did the slide and will start working on the Glider and Horse Swing when the kids go down for a nap!

{Allen chillin in the Saucer Swing}
 {DJ swinging while my Dad and Dave putting it together last night}
{DJ and Reagan playing on it this morning! Allen is in his Exersaucer} 


{Reagan trying to touch her nose with her tongue. Such a papa's girl}
 {Miss. Reagan has Pica and here she is with a mouth full of Blue Chalk..}
{Allen playing in his exersaucer in the backyard.} 
{Allen at Target last night! Such a big boy. I need to get one of the covers} 

3 more days till
DJ's 4th

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kid's Photo Shoot!!

The kids had a photo shoot with my good friend Kathleen today!
Here are a few crap load of them!!

{If we are friends on Facebook, The other 75+ are there :) }