Friday, April 19, 2013

Not Expecting This

This might be too much information, but I've always been an open book so I'll tell you anyway. Plus it might be informational if you're thinking about doing this. 

About a month ago, I had the IUD, Mirena, placed in me. The other day I went to my OB for a routine sono check they do to make sure it's still in the correct spot. The tech was doing her thing and then asked me when I had had it placed in me. At first I thought nothing of it, but after she asked 3 times, I was like--what's going on lady? She informed me that it was nowhere to be found on the sonogram and I must have expelled it. I was in complete shock. Wouldn't I have noticed that?! At this point I'm thinking, well do I get another one? Or should I take this as a sign that my body was not cool with me placing a foreign object inside? 

I speak to my doctor and she refers me to have an xray done to make sure it's not in me somewhere. She says 1 of 2 things has happened. #1-you have expelled it. #2-it has traveled through your uterine wall and is floating around in your abdomen. So I have the xray done and DING DING DING #2 wins. And my prize is SURGERY! Don't worry,she says. It's minimally invasive laparoscopic and you'll barely notice 1 tiny scar. I could care less about the scar. What does concern me is that I will have to be put under. I've never had surgery in my life, much less been knocked out. The thought terrifies me. The date is set for May 8th. I always thought that if I went under the knife, it would be for a boob job. Not for something as random as this.

When I go in for my pre-op, I'm going to ask for another Mirena pamphlet. I read that thing cover to cover and don't remember this being listed as a possible outcome. Plus Lane looked up some info about cases like mine and found that if you match 1 of these 3 things (recently had a baby, are currently breastfeeding, have an inverted uterus) this is more likely to occur. That DEFINITELY was not in the pamphlet and I match ALL 3 of those. Had I known that, I would not have done it. I love my doctor, but feel like she should have known that and told me. I guess that's neither here nor there. As if my life wasn't hectic enough, let's throw a surgery in there plus the hefty bill that follows. Well it's safe to say I will not be getting another IUD. Lane & I will just have to deal with things the old fashioned way...abstinence :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Oldie but a Goodie

My sweets turned 34 today! I feel like I really failed in the wife department here. He was originally scheduled to work today, so we had planned to celebrate the day before. We tried India Grill in The Highlands. It was awesome. Can't wait to go back. I had a doctor appointment today and at some point, he no longer had to work, so that stunk. And it ran longer than expected and caused us to miss lunch with his parents. Double stink. Fortunately we were able to eat dinner with his parents instead. Luckily Lane is so understanding and low key about his birthdays. He never really cares and never wants any presents. Which brings me to the next part. He didn't have any presents to open :( I did get him a present, but he won't get it til the end of May! I bought one of those drive your dream experiences where he gets an hour drive time in a Lamborghini Gallardo. Can't wait for that day!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Davis at 18 Months

 This kid is a real card. Always into everything! He is very interested in pressing buttons, opening and closing doors, and flushing toilets. He LOVES to be outside. He has a complete meltdown when he sees others going outside and he can't go. I believe Davis is going to be a lefty. Every time I hand him a crayon, he reaches for it with his left hand. Very strange since neither Lane or I am left handed. His taste pallet has really expanded thank goodness! He's added bananas, quesadillas and some meats to his list of foods. He still won't touch vegetables. He has this one habit that drives me bananas. He self inflicts pain. If you tell him no, he will slap his legs and let out a yell. And then he will find anything: a wall, the floor, the arm of a couch, a chair and proceed to headbutt said object. I was horrified the first time he did it. You would think the first time he realized it hurt, that he wouldn't do it again, but that has not been the case at all. I've wondered whether I should ignore it or tell him to stop hurting himself (I go back and forth between the 2). I told the doctor and he says it's completely normal and to just ignore it, so that's what I'll do from now on. Sheesh! Other than that weird thing, he is doing great. He's building up a nice little vocabulary. He knows his basic body parts although he won't always point to it. It's so fun to see him really start to understand what I'm saying. I'll ask him questions and his response is always, "ya". He sounds so cute!

Weight--26 lbs--25%

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Random nicknames for the kids fly out of my mouth all the time. Today was particularly funny because I called Perry Bubalouie. I usually refer to Davis when saying this. Elliot quickly corrected me by saying, "No that's not Bubalouie, that's Babycakes." Yes, yes, she is right :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Happenings

Happy Easter everyone! This year I really wanted to have Elliot understand what Easter is all about. So every Monday night we had a little lesson about it. This was one of the treats we made. By Easter we were down to one cross & barely any jelly beans.
Saturday we went to some church's egg hunt. I decided we'll be nixing egg hunts (with the exception of family ones). It just gets too crazy. I'm guessing there was about 10K people at this thing and it made it really stressful for me. I just don't like big crowds. But Elliot had a good time.

You see Davis...this is about how he was the whole time.
That night we dyed eggs. I do the plain old simple dye tablets. Nothing fancy.

Kids' Easter baskets
Checking them out.
Family picture. We seriously took 20 shots & this was the only decent one. I had to do it before church because I knew we'd be a mess by the time it was over. I've always wanted to match everyone and this is the first year I was able to do it! Davis has on a tie that matches the girls' dresses.
For dinner we went to Lane's dad's house. Brenda made a fancy dinner and then we had our own egg hunt. I think we over did it a little with 100 eggs!

Happy Easter!