Friday, September 29, 2006

The Martin Girls...will that blog name still be appropriate in April?

See my dilemma? Will we be able to keep it as the Martin girls or will it have to be renamed the Martin kids? If you haven't guessed it yet, that is the picture of Martin kid #3 taken today. I am 10 weeks pregnant!!! We are thrilled, scared, excited, overjoyed and anxious to meet this new little person in 30 more weeks. Stay tuned for all the fun details. So far life (for me) has been filled with horrible nausea. So much to the point my doctor prescribed Zofran for me. I love that medicine! I've been on it for 2 days and am finally off the couch. I'm still pretty beat from being so sick (and pregnant) so I'll write more later. Just wanted to share our picture of the "blob."

By the way, Riley & Shelby are very excited that they are going to have a baby brother or sister! They are going to be the best big sisters!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

They're out!

Riley's tonsils and adenoids were removed on Tuesday and we are so proud of our girl. She did wonderful!!! We were expecting a bit more whining and fighting from this kid, but she has just amazed us. Monday she had to have lab work done pre-op and, with a bit of coaching from her little sister, she just stuck out her arm and didn't even whimper. I was pleasantly shocked. Monday night we stayed up late watching one of her favorite movies while eating ice cream and just enjoyed each other. Tuesday morning she was none too pleased with me as I realized she needed a bath as she wouldn't feel like bathing for a few days and she was due for one. We woke her around 5:45 a.m. and threw her in the tub with promises of warm, new pj pants waiting for her when she got out. She was not nervous at all as we headed the hospital, waited forever (a nurse called me on my cell phone after we had been in the waiting room for about 1/2 an hour asking if we remembered Riley's surgery had been moved up - Yes, I replied, we checked in about 30 minutes ago - they were there in moments to retrieve us), got her vitals checked, and played with her Daddy. She did opt to have some Versed and took it like a champ. Off went my beautiful girl with the anesthesiologist like she had not a care in the world. Just under an hour later they wheeled our sleeping beauty back to us. All had gone well. We just sat next to her and admired her peaceful sleep and her beauty. About an hour later she woke up and we had to fight a bit to get her to take the tylenol with codiene, but back off to sleep she went. We took her home less than an hour later where she inhaled about 4 popsicles. We did have one time late that night when she was due for her medication when we thought we might be taking her back to the hospital because she had herself so worked up and refused the medication, but somehow we made it through that. Yesterday we did have a quick visit to the doctor because the left side of her face swelled up, but all looked well in her throat so it has been determined that her allergies (thanks to Mommy for those genes) are the culprit. Today she is on regular tylenol and has been eating her Daddy's wonderful mashed potatoes. She is doing well.

Miss Shelby has been to school all this week. Her latest round of tests came back negative so we're just keeping an eye on her. She did give Grammie a bit of resistance going to school Tuesday morning, but thanks to Mrs. G., the day went well. She has been enthusiastic about it the past few days. In fact, its really strange to have Riley home and Shelby at school. I'm used to it being the other way around! Shelby was disappointed she didn't get to see her sister in the hospital, but she is enjoying have popsicles and ice cream in the house! Check out her eyes. She learned to cross them recently so that's what I get from her now when I want to take a picture of her. That kid!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

She's better...she's not...I don't know!!!

Does this look like a sick kid? I don't think so. This was 1 of the 4 days she didn't have diarrhea. I left a message for Dr. Deutsch on Thursday that only said "Its back." More testing is being done now. Hopefully early this week we'll have some answers. Giardiasis is one of the possibilities being looked at as well as IBS. She did make it to school this week 2 1/2 out of 4 days. Not bad considering wednesday she was absent due to a follow-up appointment with the urologist in Arlington Heights. We'll see what this week brings. We're just taking it day-by-day. Please keep her in your prayers.

Enjoy the pictures!

2nd 1st day of school

Hours of entertainment had with the Mr. Potato Head glasses

The tooth finally came out - isn't she cute!?!

Happy 5?th birthday to Grammie September 4th