Monday, December 29, 2008
We all had breakfast Christmas morning, then went down and opened presents. Jack seems to be happy with his loot, although, he didn't enjoy opening up his share. He was done with all that jazz about 15 minutes into it. Maybe he'll be more excited next year, right? We hung out with Doug's family the rest of the day, and spent the night again, where we woke up to a huge storm the day after Christmas! We made it home okay, but had snow drifts in our driveway that were 2 feet tall in some places! Luckily, we lived on that side of the street, because the wind blew some 3 and 4 feet snow drifts into the driveways across the street. Doug just plowed through them and into the garage. I'll admit, I was puckering.
The rest of the weekend was nice and relaxing, just hanging out together, and going to church on Sunday. That was such a nice way to end the week!
Plus, Jack started up with this on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to us!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Doug said he could only take him down like three times before he was exhausted, and I don't blame him! But he said Jack had so much fun that he laughed. You can't see the park or hill from our house, so I only got pictures of them when they came back.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I'm sure everyone remembers hearing about that lovely rash bestowed upon my stomach about a month ago. I woke up last Sunday morning, and the exact same rash was starting to appear. I called my OB on Monday, who told me to take Benadryl and Hydrocortisone cream for it. Um, yeah right! I'm not going to be loaded up on Benadryl all day while I'm watching a 13-month old. That's just not going to happen. Plus neither one of those things helped a darn the last time around. Of course, I kept this response to myself and just replied, "Okay." They also told me to call the dermatologist. So I called her, and she wanted me to come in so she could biopsy it. Eek! That sounds painful! I said, "Or..." And she said, "Or you can keep using that steroid cream and see if it goes away. But if it changes or gets worse, I'll need you to come in for a biopsy."
Sure enough, it got worse on Tuesday, where it started appearing on my arms between my elbows and shoulders. I called her and we scheduled the biopsy for today. When I asked what they do, her assistant replied, "Oh, we just numb you up and take some skin, a smaller amount than a pencil eraser, and then we give you a stitch or two. It's really not a big deal."
Let me stop you right there...
NOT A BIG DEAL?! We're talking about something that requires stitches! As someone who's never had stitches, I was a little devastated, but remained nonchalant the rest of the conversation. And then, of course, when Doug called a half hour later, I'm hysterical, telling him how scared I am for this "operation"! Yes, I know, it's probably not a big deal, but you can't expect a pregnant person to control her emotions, now can you? It's a good thing he's patient with me in those situations.
So here I am, still a little scared and nervous for the procedure today. The itching has come back in full force as of last night, which would probably explain why I'm so tired today. The biopsy is probably worth it so they can figure out what's going on... assuming they CAN figure out what's going on. We'll see what happens.
*Updated at 4:00 PM Wednesday: It turns out they didn't have to do the biopsy after all. YAY! My dermatologist thinks it just looks like an irritant on my skin, so I'm sticking with the cream, and trying a different laundry detergent. She also gave me a lotion to help with the itching. I hope something works!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Doug and I spent Thanksgiving at my sister's house in California this year. We only got to see my parents Thursday and Friday, and then they left on Saturday, along with Doug. Jack and I stayed until Wednesday (yesterday) and had a great time! Actually, I was sick from Saturday until I left, so that was no fun for anyone! I felt so bad, like I was just a 4th kid for my sister to take care of, and Jack was a 5th. I was so grateful to have her help while I was sick, though. Thanks for everything, Amy! Here's a link to all the pictures from our trip, or below are some of my favorites.Cole playing xbox
Brooke discovering an iPod
Jack and Cole in a Jeep
Marnie and Jack in their diapers before baths
Jack giving Marnie the Jack attack
Marnie, Brooke, and Jack
Jack's first time at Chuck E. Cheese. He loved Bob the Builder!