Sorry.. I know i've been blogging a lot.. But it's due being stuck in side for so long.. I need some way of getting out in the world.. and blogging is my weapon of choice....
So tonight I decided to make Fetticine Alfredo for dinner. We've been having problems with Hannah just not wanting to eat at all.. She takes a few bits, and that's it. But I guess it was the right choice because she finished what was on her plate. THEN instead of eatting her green beans (she LOVES green beans, they are like candy to her!) she asked for more pasta!! About every two minutes she would look up and say "this is good pasta." It was really cute. It probably was one of the easiest dinner times EVER. Both girls didn't run around ONCE while eatting.. That's a HUGE deal...
I couldn't really get Hannah to say what she was saying over and over while on camera without a little coaching.. though she was saying it all on her own through-out dinner!
In all my venting posts, I didn't get time to brag about my awesome husband...
So last night, he went Home Teaching.. And came home late, and i was Frustrated... i had to be at a primary meeting... and stuff.. Add that in with all the other stress.. and pregnancy.. i just left mad.. I didn't want to even talk to him... one of those "straws that breaks the camel's back' situations..
And when i came home...
He had the front room all candlelit, and music playing.. And says "i think I owe you a dance.." (we weren't able to go to the Valentine's Day dance which I was really looking forward too) He was soo cute. He got all dressed up and everything. He also had the coffee table all cute.. Normally at church dances they have some sort of beverage, and some cookies and stuff.. So he put cookies and soda and chocolates on the table.. It was sooo freakin cute. It honestly made my year... It was perfect.
He's not the kind of guy who does very much romatic stuff.. we're more goofy then romantic.. But when he does.. He seems to blow me out of the water. He does exactly what I need exactly at the right time. It was so nice to just relax and dance. And actually have time to sit and talk.. and smell how good he smells! He wears the best cologne in the world.. And normally I'm to busy to stop and smell him..... It made me feel refreshed.. I seriously felt in love all over again. I guess I need to take more time to look in his amazing eyes and dance with him!!!
Mine? Well.. Tonight I decided I needed a relax shower. When I'm really stressed and restless, I take a shower to get all my thoughts straight and to think things through. About a minute into my relax time, there's a knock on the door... "Emily just threw up, EVERYWHERE!" I almost cried.... okay, i'm still on the verge of tears.
So.. After a major wipe down by bryan, Emily got to take a night shower with me.... So now i'm more stressed out, and a lot less relaxed.
Hannah woke up while Bryan (Man am I lucky he was home.. I'm just lucky to have him in general...) cleaned up Emily's bed, floor, and the hallway...
So.. Emily got to sit on our bed, while I was getting myself dressed up and bryan finished disinfecting the places she threw up. Notice the diaper box... it's just incase she throws up.. It was the fastest thing we could grab.
SO> another week of sickness for us. Emily got it.. I'll probably get it next, then hannah and daddy will get it a tiny bit... Just when I decided tomorrow was going to be a day of getting out of the house and having fun. Seriously... Will we ever get a break?!?! On top of that I think i'm getting a sinus infection. and earlier today I hurt my pinky toe really bad... Gosh.. I might have a complete breakdown... any second now..
Hannah has just been having a tough time.. but maybe she's on the verge of getting better. I think she is still feeling REALLY icky, but doesn't know how to tell us. We took her to the doctor today (though it wasn't our actual doctor, just another one that works there) and i don't think the doctor was very good.. But he did said that she probably has been getting a headache, or just really not feeling good. So I'm suppose to help her out by giving her some tylenol. That's kind of what I assumed. So we're going to try that.. Especially since lately I've also been getting this huge headache.. I think it's part of what we got. Though, she took a nap today, so i got to spend some special time with emily.. and then she couldn't get to sleep tonight, and so i got to spend some special time with Hannah.. it was kind of fun (knock on wood.. don't want to do it again..)
Enough of that. I'm over 18 weeks pregnant! The baby is "about the length of a bell pepper." So think of baby bingham when you're grocery shopping and pass the bell peppers... and maybe think of name ideas :-D! Two more weeks until we find out what we're going to have!! YAY!! and I'll be half way through. My belly has popped out. Seriously.. All of a sudden I'm looking pregnant. Even though I haven't gain any weight. Fun times.
So i decided after much thought, stress, and grumpiness... The only Solution to my problem was to sell Hannah and Emily. I don't even want money for the.. Just a break! :-D
**********************DON'T BE DECIEVED BY THE PICTURES************************ Description: A very smart two year old girl. FULL of ENERGY!! Though her whinning volume has been broken, so it's going to be a constant problem. She talks and sings. She however doesn't take naps, though I think she might need to. She LOVES bitting older siblings, making sure to bruise them and leave her mark. She loves veggies, and she only likes a tad bit of sugar at a time.. She loves to get out of the bathtub and have a huge hissy-fit about putting on her diaper... But after she pees on the wall begs for a diaper on. She will sit still for ONE spongebob episode, if she's really tired. She does give the best little hugs in the world.
3 year old For sale also: Brillant three year old.. Who knows she's smart. Look forward to her outsmarting you. She loves taking baths, taking her out is impossible. If you attempt this, she might kick/hit/yell at you.. and if you actually get her out, make sure not to let go of her (no matter how hurt and frustrated you are) she will find her way back to the tub (by running) and enclose herself in it (slam and lock BOTH doors) until either you pick the locks or she finally realizes what she did, and comes out crying and sobbing "I'm sorry."
Both children come with a life time of hugs, snotty kisses, and all the snuggling you could want, even if you are trying to get something done. They can entertain themselves as long as you don't have anything you need to get done. They are full of love, and can get kind of overwhelming at times......
(no.. don't go reporting me, i'm just venting.. i know i would die without my loves)
This was like the best tag EVER!! SERIOUSLY I laughed my head off!!My life according to Google; Type in the following and choose from the first description found.Be honest, don't just pick one out to be funny! 1: Type in "[your first name] needs" in the Google search: ...Melissa needs a break
2: Type in "[your first name] looks like" in Google search: This is what the name "Melissa" looks like in Japanese
3: Type in "[your first name] hates" in Google search: Melissa Hates You is proudly powered by WordPress
4: Type in "[your first name] goes" in Google search: Melissa goes nuts and beats the living h*ll out of an unlucky male wrestler.
5: Type in "[your first name] loves" in Google search: Melissa Loves Robot Jelly Shoes
6: Type in "[your first name] eats" in Google search: (the first one was inappropriate, so i chose the next one)Melissa Eats Broccoli and Squash is really about food, not the animals
7: Type in "[your first name] has" in Google search: Melissa has operation
8: Type in "[your first name] works" in Google search: Melissa works in London
9: Type in"[your first name] lives" in Google search: Melissa lives and works as a university teacher near Busan, South Korea
10: Type in "[your first name] died" in Google search: Melissa died yesterday
11. Type in "[your first name] does" in Google search: Melissa does the Fishstick
12: Type in "[your first name] will" in Google search: Melissa will teach you how to bake Black Bottom Brownies from scratch
I'm tagging EVERYONE in this post.. not because I can't single out people.. BUT because it was so FREAKIN funny!!!! Andrea it will make you laugh!
Let's start with last monday... Hannah started getting a little bit of the sniffles... Tuesday, in the afternoon my throat started getting a tickle, letting me know that i was going to get sick. Wednesday I thought it was over.. I was excited. I few blowing my noses and that was it. Thursday I had a doctor's appointment for pre-natal, baby's doing great! The doctor told me if I get a fever of over 100 to call.. A few hours later I knew I was still sick.. I took my temp. it was 101.something called the doctor, took some tylonel... Friday I still felt horrible.. I just laid in bed ALL DAY. the girls were AWESOME and only argued a little and only needed me when it was time to eat. Lynda came over and put them to bed for me because I had NO energy at all Saturday I woke up with energy! I as happy! I'm finally getting better... Went to bed feeling great woke up on sunday still feeling great Sunday.. Felt great..... but then at about 4ish Hannah starts to fall asleep, check her temp.. 100.something.. oh no... by 7 she's at 104. Get her drugs and she feels better... but all night she has a really high temp. Monday, hannah woke up with her temp being normal.. I sigh in relief. It's over! But then at 4ish we're watching Oprah (it was all about kids and all their cool talents so i though it would be way fun for the girls to watch) Hannah starts to just lay there.. I feel her.. she's HOT. 103 temp again... about 4:30.. Emily comes and lays with me and just Lays there, I also notice she's hot.. 102 temp. Give them both medicine and Hannah fell asleep. Emily just laid there... almost fell asleep but instead I tried to keep them away for a little longer (bedtime is 6). Give them both peanut butter sandwiches for dinner. They both take ONE bit and don't want it. Woke the girls up at 11.. to give them so more medicine. Emily is at 102.something, Hannah is at 103.something (almost 104). Get them water and medicine and but them back to bed. Twice Emily came to my bed and just got in through out the night. Tuesday. Hannah wakes up with a ball of energy. Her temp is normal.. She's a happy little girl... Emily just lays. 102 temp. Whines if we try to get her to drink, eat, or move. I offered her apple juice, she took a sip and refuses to drink anymore because "my throat hurts too much"...
So now we're going to go see the doctor. We're not going until 2:45.. which is great because that's when their fevers seem to really start going up again. I hate when we go to the doctor's after I give the girls medicine.. and they take the temp.. and it's like only 100.. and they're like "umm.. she doesn't have a fever" Luckily they realize it's because of the medication.. but still.. i feel stupid..
So yeah.. I'm feeling great.. except a few coughs here and there.. nothing bad. But now my girls aren't doing good.. :-(
So my very bestest friend, Andrea, posted this awesome quote.. It just really made me ponder for a few minutes.. I wanted to share it in some way to everyone I know, so I thought about how I should do it.. And then decided just to steal her post from her site! :-D I'm even going to steal the picture she posted with it!!
“Parents can offer a unique and wonderful kind of prayer because they are praying to the Eternal Parent of us all. There is great power in a prayer that essentially says, ‘We are steward-parents over Thy children, Father; please help us to raise them as Thou wouldst want them raised.' "-M. Russell Ballard
(side note, every sunday she posts an spiritual quote/scripture/thought. i recommend checking out her site!!)
So today we were shopping at Fred Meyers.. I ran out of Oranges, and it's a HUGE deal right now (the whole craving like three a day thing). So as I walked in I saw that they had some of the "winter" stuff on sale, including jeans. The girls don't have enough jeans that fit anymore, so I was really excited because I hadn't found any for the price I wanted to pay anywhere.. BUT! They were 60% of the last clearance priced. And I found these absoulte cutest ones ever for Hannah for less then 6 bucks.
I was happy! .. And so was Hannah..
Infact while I was shopping for other groceries I looked down in the cart.. And Hannah was NAKED w/ a diaper. I asked her what she was doing, she said "trying on my new pants!" She was really excited. But because she had only a one-piece p.j.s on we ended up having to buy her a shirt too... I think that was her plan all along! It was soo cute. Though I did have to walk from one end of Fred Meyers to with her only in a diaper... and people were looking at me way funny.... It was still cute!
So not to much is going on with me.. Especially now that I'm sick.. (though i hope i'm getting better!!)
I did however go in for a doctor's appointment... pre-natal... and everything is going great!
I measured 15-16 weeks.. which is a little smaller then I am! But perfect! I've I'm a little under the whole time, maybe the baby will be smaller, and maybe I'll not have to have a C-Section! It's good news! The baby's heart beat was hard to find.. And each time we found it.. We heard the baby kick and then we had to search again. What a stinker! In one month we get to finally find out if it's a boy or girl!
I was explaining to emily that I was sick today and the reason my voice sounds funny was because my throat hurt. She tried looking to see on the outside for an "owie" but then I explained "My throat hurts on the inside." And she goes "is the baby okay," because she understands that the baby is in me.. It was so cute her concern for the baby. I then explained that my throat was in my neck and the baby was down in my tummy! She was okay then, because she knew the baby was okay :-D What an amazing big sister!
So.. Bryan almost ALWAYS has to work all day Saturday... 9am-7pm..
I have always thought of Saturday as a day especially for fun. But now... I'm usually bored. Most people I know have their husbands at home on Saturdays so I don't like calling them up. So I feel really cooped up.
But this Saturday... I didn't want to get out of the house anyways... But.. Still I'm home all day, dreaming of a good family day... but it gets wasted.
Today was especially boring. But mostly I didn't have any good ideas for the day.. Maybe that's what I need to work on.. Maybe have Saturdays be a special day for me and the girls or something. But instead I got their HORRIBLY messy room. But it only took like less then an hour. So... We are now taking a mid-day shower. he he eh... I don't want them to actually play in their room until tomorrow.. That way they won't mess it up before bryan gets home :-D ....
Okay.. enough of me being bored and typing... Maybe next Saturday I'll have something sweet planned for the girls (especially since it will be valentine's!!)
Strabismus Surgery is what i think Emily is going to have to have.. I forget exactly what the doctor said... but when looking it up.. that's what it described..
There are a few different types.. The type that Emily needs (i think) is tightening/strengthing procedure of her eye muscles.. That's what the doctor we have been seeing has described..
It's suppose to be a pretty quick and easy surgery.. though the pictures i've seen have made my eyes sore.. yuck. I'm pretty sure it's just a in/out procedure.. with not having to stay overnight at the hospital at all.. But i'll know exactly what it is and what is involved when we actually meet the new doctor and stuff...
Don't you love googling things/ wikepedia.. I do. Especially when it's something medical I don't completely understand! One of our many needs for internet :-D
Internet: Okay. So the people we were "stealing" internet from.. moved. Which kind of sucked.. Now that we rely on internet for so many things... So we decided it was time to start paying for it on our own.. It took us three hours to get it all hooked up.. WHICH IS A LONG TIME... but after like 2 3/4 hours we called them and found out our account wasn't actually activiated... So, the guy activiated it and within a few minutes it started working.. NICE.. and it's way fast and stuff. We're excited and satisfied.. And now.. we can go ANYWHERE in our house and use it.. instead of having to sit on the couch and use it (though i am still sitting on the couch and using it right now).
Update: I am now 15 weeks (and a half) pregnant.. And I still fit nicely into my jeans.. I'm hoping this last into the third trimester.. maybe i'm hoping for something impossible.. but we'll see.. It makes me sooo happy. The baby is the size of an Apple.
Children's Hospital: We went to the chilren's hospital at the beginning of the month to get Hannah all checked out. Her appointment went well. Though, (I won't get all tech.) a part of her socket isn't developed as much as it should so we'll have to return again in a year (instead of waiting 2-3 years).. But the doctor was extremely impressed with how she was walking and not even letting it show she had DDH... YAY!
Children's Hospital 2: So.. Emily's eyes are at the stopping point. Her glasses no longer are going to help correct the crossing.. Yet any new prescription will make it worse.. Also not wearing her glasses will make it worse. SO down to children's hospital we'll go...
First we need to go down and get her eyes re-checked to make sure the doctor is correct, she's an amazing doctor. We have to do this step in order to meet the doctor, and so he/she can see for him/herself what exactly is going on. Then if they find the same thing.. We get to go back again to Children's and have the eye surgery. I am not sure if they will do it on both eyes.. Or one at a time.. Or just one.. We'll know more when we go down.
Okay.. that's about it. I am just eager to get the whole eye problems over with. The doctor was really amazed at how smart Emily is.. She also said because of outgoingness she saved herself from having to do some other test for somebigword blindness.. I can't remember the word. But it has to do with crossed eyes, and they have to do this test if the kids can't tell them what letters they see.. But because she loves sharing how smart she is, she was able to see and tell pretty much everything. Including things the doctor didn't think she would be able to see. So overall her vision is great... Except for her loose eye muscles.
Bryan and Melissa have been married for 7 years. The story of how we became is great. Bryan said "I'm going to marry you, Melissa." Melissa said, "I don't think so." And here we are more then seven years later. We have three beautiful little girls and one handsome little dude. We just moved to Idaho. Bryan is working so Melissa can stay at home. Melissa is enjoying being a stay at home mom. We've been homeschooling our kids since June of 2010. We have our ups and downs, but are so grateful for everything we have. Life is really good. Even on stressful, rainy, sleepless days. We really love our cute little family. And can't wait to see it grow and grow.