Sunday, June 17, 2007

So Much To Tell

Well I had my kidney stone removed last Wednesday. I am in some pain from the stint that is in my kidney and bladder. It is in for a week so I can heal properly. I spent 2 days at my mom and dads with the girls. My mom took care of Hannah and Gracie so I could rest. I feel fine as long as I am taking pain meds. The girls are easy but I still have to take it easy.

Saturday my friend Lori and I took the 3 year olds to see Shrek 3. We had a good time. It was Hannah's first movie in the theater. She love the soda and popcorn. Then we took the kids and did father's day shopping. Dean got his presents as soon as we came home. Hannah walked in and said ,"Daddy we got you books and shirts and a hat".

The movie and all the walking tired me out. So Dean let me go to bed earlier. I was just wiped out.

This morning I slept in because I was really hurting. If you have noticed Dean has been just the best about me resting.

I surprised Dean this afternoon and told that we had reservations at Sabatino's with our friends Lori and her husband Pat. We even took the kids and that went well. Sabatino's is our special place. We had our first date,got engaged and had our wedding rehearsal dinner there. It's in Little Italy in downtown Baltimore. Then I braved it and we walked around the Harbor. So we really had a good day. Hannah and Gracie were so much fun. They gave their daddy lots of lov'n. I was reminded again why I want so many kids. My husband is a awesome dad and a wonderful husband. Ask Gracie she thinks he's the best.

Gracie is having word explosion to the max. She is talking up a storm. She has learned where her eyes,ears,and nose is. She even says it too. She calls her blankie and binky her bappy. She woke up the other morning and pointed to her bottle and said,"ba bott". She is not afraid to stand up to Hannah. I have seen some pushing. She says,"hi " the cutest way. Gracie is so lovable and sensitive. She likes to wrap her arms around your neck and hug you. I think that is my favorite. When Gracie poops in her diaper she squats and says eeewww!!. A lot of things she says,"uh oh" about. Mostly when she drops her bappy. I am just loving this age.

Well, Hannah is being a true 3 year old. She is definitely a Mama's girl. She follows me every where I go. Her hair is so long that she really loves to have it braided or a ponytail. She is becoming more of a big girl everyday. Sometimes it's tough but she really is smart. Hannah has the most lovable and concerned side yet . All week she has said," Mommy am I making you feel better"? Dean raised his voice to me and she was quick to say ,"guys guys guys let's talk nicely,no fighting okay." Dean and I felt really bad about that. Hannah is very protective of Gracie lately and acts like a little mother. Sometimes I have to step in and correct Hannah for correcting Gracie. Hannah amazes me everyday with her actions and her words.

One thing is for sure. Being a parent is hard work but Hannah and Gracie make easier on some of the hard days. Some days my my heart runneth over and I thank God for allowing me to be a mother. What a wonderful gift by God.

Hope everybody is well!!!! Pictures to come.

Friday, June 01, 2007


On top of my endometriosis, I have 3 kidney stones. The 2 kidney stones are in my right kidney and I am literally passing the other right now.

The surgery for the endometriosis is being put on hold. I am having lithotripsy done to remove the stones. Then after I recover from that I will have surgury for the endometriosis. My plan is to get pregnant very soon after all this.
Dean, has been a big support through all this. I really don't know where I would be right now without him.

So anyway everything in my house is going pretty smooth. Hannah and Gracie are just getting so much cuter everyday.

Gracie pointed to a picture of Elmo and said "Ego". It was so adorable I just laughed really hard. Hannah is so smart that I have to really watch what I say sometimes. She doesn't miss a beat.

Dean is busy with work. He comes home exhausted but he has been a big help with the girls.

I am reading a lot of good books lately. You all have to check out the book by Jodi Piccoult "My Sister's Keeper". It is a real page turner. I read as much as I can. I have 3 other books that are on my list. I will let you know what I think when I am done.

Next Wednesday is my Father's swearing in at the State House. We all are very excited to be there with him.

Well the pain medicine is kicking in I think I will go to bed now. I will post more later.