Friday, January 30, 2009
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
On Saturday, we'll have a small family party with an Elmo theme to celebrate a little more!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
We are still in awe of how fast Duncan is growing and how different it is to have a puppy in the house. I really believe that having a puppy is more work than having a baby! You get more sleep at night, but it really is more work, overall.
However, he brings a lot of laughter to our family too. He loved his first bath - which was actually a shower, and now gets jealous (as does Camden) when others get to hop in the tub and he doesn't!
I really don't think any of the McCreary kids - canine or human - have ever NOT liked the water! Maybe it's genetic, since their mother really could live in a swimming pool and not be unhappy, but they all love to be in the water! Okay, wait. . .the 2 years Molly had tubes in her ears, she didn't like when water would get anywhere near her head, but she still loved to swim with her head above water back then!
I've been horrible this week about the camera and pictures. I'll try harder this week! Promise. BTW - Camden's first birthday is Tuesday, and this Mama is not dealing well with her last baby turning 1!!! Who thought the first year could go THIS FAST??? He truly is, still the happiest baby i've ever known. I had to work tonight at preschool, so after, i met Jeff and the kids at a restaurant (because seriously, who can cook a meal when they are in charge of 3 kids?? - - jab, jab, Jeff), and no kidding when i say during the ENTIRE meal, Camden was turned around backwards in his high chair flirting with, and laughing with, the two teenage girls that were sitting behind us! Thankfully, they were happy participants in the flirtations. It has crossed my mind when we go to restaurants we should ask to sit next to the "good sports" that won't mind the antics of our happy little fella. He's not annoying, but if you were trying to have a quiet meal and didn't want a smiling, happy baby trying to get your attention, you wouldn't want us to sit next to you! He often just stares at people around him until they tell him how cute he is! I suppose it will serve him well later in life!
It's late and i have to work tomorrow, so closing this post. Will try better this week for more updates!
Happy Last Week of January!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Well, Duncan, our newest family member, has made himself right at home. He is definitely still learning the ropes. . . seemingly the one he has mastered least - is that Camden is the baby in the house, not the puppy chew toy! Some days, he doesn't touch him or go near him when they are on the floor together. Today was NOT that day. I think we've pulled Duncan off of Camden at least four times. Amazing. Needless to say, Camden is being carried around now, not on the floor. It's almost bedtime though. And Duncan has already passed out at my feet . . .his favorite place. If i sit at the desk to return emails or work on the computer, he crawls up under the desk - seemingly very cave-like - and konks out - fast asleep. I'll take a picture and post later! But he truly is a wonderful dog. He loves each of us and is still so snuggly and loving. He loves his new food puzzles that make him work to get the treats out, and has pretty much mastered potty training. He will have to learn that he's not really a lap dog as he loves to crawl up in ours, but when he's weighing in a 70 pounds in a few months, that won't happen anymore!
We did finally make it back to church this week. Jeff has taken the big kids several times over the past few months, but Camden and i have not been. 11 o'clock is prime naptime and i just didn't have the heart to make him miss it. He made it through his time in the nursery and actually fell asleep in Amy's lap as she was so sweet to sit and rock him. Griffin has a flag football game this afternoon and made an awesome interception and also received the sportsmanship award for today's game. This also comes with a free pizza buffet coupon for Stevi B's. . . . mmm, mmm, good i say full of sarcasm. But we will go as he is so excited! Dad videotaped the game for me as i stayed home from the 40 degree temps with Molly and Camden.
What else to share? Oh yea - it was FREEZING this week. Literally we woke on Thursday and the temperature outside was ZERO! Here's a picture of Camden enjoying the warmth and peace of the fire. . . .
"Ummmm, Whatdya call these things? This could be my first real word!!!"
"Does this part taste yummy too?"
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I'll take pictures the next couple of days and post them here, but for Molly to have hand fed the puppy - that's great!! YAHOO!
Oh yeah - if you want her name and number and live in the Atlanta area, i'm happy to share. She's been recognized as Atlanta's top trainer, by Atlanta Magazine! She lives in Flowery Branch - just up the road from us!
Truth be told. . . i still don't have this year's Christmas stuff put away. Jeff having kidney stones and all, threw a loop into my schedule. And now i keep finding other things i'd rather do.
Oh yea, i'm supposed to tag 3 other people to post their 4th folder, 4th picture, but since i don't know anyone else that blogs, too bad!! So many of you say will start one, but no such luck yet!!
Start one now - Jill, Kirstin and Dawn - and then this could be your first post!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I had just fallen asleep last night when Jeff woke me up with a startle and told me (and showed me) that he'd finally passed the stone. In the realm of kidney stones, it is HUGE!!!
A little change in plans and Jeff is off to work instead of laying in the hospital bed! What a good thing!
Have a great day!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Anyhow, after a conversation with the doctor this afternoon, he is still scheduled for the procedure tomorrow morning. We have to be at the outpatient center at 7:15 for an 8 o'clock surgery. He'll be under general anesthesia and they'll blast that little sucker into several tiny pieces and then clean them all out! Once the anesthesia wears off, he should be just fine. No more pain. That is . . . until the next stone starts to wiggle. We know that there are at least two more in the kidneys. . . one on each side. There could be more, but only two showed up in the CT on Thursday.
So, please say a little prayer. He's going to be fine, but i always get a twinge of nervousness when anesthesia is being used. He's been under plenty of times before to know that he'll do just fine though!
As for Duncan and how we're adjusting to being a family of 3 kids, 2 fish, and 2 dogs. . . Duncan is a great puppy. He's a puppy, no doubt about that. He thinks Camden is his puppy-friend not baby! He likes to nip at him and play, and Camden isn't so fond of the nipping. Do i blame him?
Griffin and Molly love every minute of him. Still a little anxious as those puppy teeth have nipped on both of them, as well. We have a private class with a trainer on Wednesday evening to help us teach the kids a few tricks to the trade of training him! She's got all sorts of ideas up her sleeve to help us. I'll take pictures and post them here. I have a few from the weekend . . .i'll post again later!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Well, the miraculous thing is this . . . he hasn't had pain medicine all day today. He was literally a little druggy all day and night. Woke this morning and the pressure was gone, the yuck feeling was gone. Now, he was worried was it b/c he was taking pain pills every 3 hours, or was it b/c the stone had moved again? We are assuming, after talking to the nurse, that the stone is sitting IN his bladder. Can it come out? We don't know. So, we'll ride it out through the weekend and reassess on Monday. They may do another CT scan and proceed with surgery. They may say no surgery. They may do a CT and not need surgery . . . the options could go on and on. We do know that there are at least 2 MORE stones still in the kidneys. There's nothing they can do about those, just wait like a time bomb for this to start all over again! FUN FUN!
I'll update on Monday and let you know how our weekend has gone!
I hope you enjoy yours!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
So, here we are. . . today's the day. He's felt this one "brewin" for a long time. He's had them so many times, that he knows when they are on the move in his kidneys. Just a little rumble from them and he's needing some pain meds quick. About 3 or 4 weeks ago, he called on his way to work and said he thought he felt it. However, he had his lortab in his bag and said he'd take it and come home if it got any worse. No problem, the pain went away. Then he told me after i returned home from Florida, that he had "the pain" again the day i left. Well, today's the day. He's been suffering all week long and now it's finally here. The party! He's drugged and in bed. Amazing that we're not actually in the emergency room. This will be the first one he's managed at home. Keep your fingers crossed that he continues to "manage" it. He does have to go to the urologist at 3:15, so we'll be leaving soon for that. Guess he shouldn't drive himself. . . little druggie that he is right now.
So say a little prayer for Jeff that this will all "PASS" quickly, no pun intended!! HA!
Tomorrow is my day for percocet, lortab and a day to lie in bed!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I'm eating an orange with my dinner tonight, and Griffin LOVES oranges, so he say, "Mom, are you going to finish all that or do you need help?"
In other words, (i had already shared about 4 slices with him) he'd like to know if he can have more! Why didn't he just come out and say it?
We un-decorated today. Is there any day as dreadful and dreary as the day you take down all the Christmas decorations? No trees left, no pretty ornaments, a bare mantel, no cutesie tutesies all over the walls signifying the most wonderful time of the year! My front porch is still decorated. . . much to my neighbor's dislike I'm sure. But i just love the front porch greenery, bows, and lights, so i'm not going to take it down yet! It has nothing to do with the fact that it's been raining here off and on for 3 days! HA!
Happy New Year, to my yucky, blucky, plain house!