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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bringing up the Rear!

While I was pregnant the babies were always labeled in the same order. Baby "A"-boy Maddox, Baby "B"-boy Parker, Baby "C"-boy Jack, Baby "D"-girl Emma. When they were born Emma came out third and became baby "C" and Jack became baby "D". I always have joked that Emma didn't want to be the last one out. I'm thinking now; almost two years later...that it's just the oppoiste. Thinking back to NICU days, Jack was the last one out of his incubator, last to bottle feed, usually last to be visited as he was at the last tree pod. He has been first to roll, crawl, and graduate from therapy, but I think he likes to make sure everyone is safe. He is always last in the morning for diapers and getting dressed, last for bath, and last going up and down the stairs. I guess he might fall under the saying of Ricky Bobby "If you aint first, you last!" Ha.

I've started another project! Brian cleaned out the garage this week in hopes to find our missing baby gate parts and the paint that is in our living room. Somehow Drew got the impression that it was ok to scale the wall to fling himself over the back of the couch. :) Now I have walls that look "decorated" and disgusting. I don't think he found either of those items. So we moved onto painting Drew's room. He's obsessed with green and wanted a green room. I dredded it! So we've come to a compromise of 3 green walls and 3 brown walls to make it look like a baseball diamond to go with his bedding. I finished the brown today and so far so good. He did pick a vibrant green so we will see! I'm a little nervous.

I hate change, and always get nervous. I will post some pictures when it's done. I have to work the next three days so wont get to it until Wednesday or Thursday. Enjoy the beginning of the week.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Our First....

day of Preschool for Drew was great. He colored a green raccoon and stayed in the lines for the most part. It's sooooo cute. He said he met lots of friends, had snack, and did calendar. I'm sure they were busy as can be. We woke up pretty early and the quads were not too happy about it. Surprisingly we got no argument from Drew. The squad most defintely showed their cranky side this evening from that early wake up call. The can all sleep in tomorrow while I head off to work.

YUP, mama is back to work. Week two of the school year and all is drama! I thought once or twice in high school you out grow drama, but man it never ends!! It wasn't as tough to get back into the routine as I thought it would be. Maybe because I worked a little through the summer. Looking forward to a fun school year.

This past weekend we took the kids to the St. Vincent Annual NICU Reunion. Since we are NICU graduates we thought we would go and visit the quads very "FIRST" best friends. Our NICU nurses were the best. Amber, Karrie, Karla, and Jen you girls are amazing for watching over our sweet babies while they were there, and taking care of Brian and I when we had ups and downs. We were able to see our high risk OB while we were there along with many of our multiples friends and some of our other quad family friends. It's amazing how normal we looked and felt seeing families who are just like us!

Other firsts this week are jumping off the couch, climbing up on the fireplace, saying "love you" and the squad singing "Elmo's World" from tv. LOVE MY LIFE!!!

<3 Sara

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our First State Fair Trip

After last week we needed an escape. Brian thought it would be fun to go to the Indiana State Fair. So after nap we loaded up and headed to the fair. It was so much fun and so educational. We saw cows and mooed at them for a few minutes, saw the arts and crafts building and goofed off in there. We rode some rides and played a few games. Drew went on his first roller coaster and loved it! He threw some darts and popped a balloon to win a frog. The quads loved the fair and all the people. They are quite people watchers. They were able to experience a root beer float and see a rainbow.

Rewinding to continue from my last post about me. I have talked with my PCP and gotten great news. It's not a tumor! It's ureathral diverticulitis. Most of the time it requires surgery, but they feel that it's small enough I don't need it removed. I'm so relieved. Now isn't really a good time of the year to take time out for surgery! Now, let me tell you all about the doctor who first diagnosed me. He called last Tuesday within an hour of my CT scan and said I had a tumor. Two days went by and I thought I would call my good friend Kim. I told her and she did some digging. So I went on Monday for my follow up with Dr. Dumb. First I arrive to find his nurse didn't put me on the schedule. The nurse and his secretary question me about how I feel and what I had heard. What happened to patient confidentiality?? I get called back and wait. I told Dr. dumb what I thought it was. He recalled nothing of what he told me on the phone, and then admitted he didn't see the diverticulitis in the scan. He flipped through some papers and said well I guess the radiologist picked up on it and I just missed it. So I immediately grabbed my purse and left. At this point I had enough information to make an informed decision. DON'T GO BACK! My PCP said I should be feeling better soon, and I already do.

Hoping for a fabulous finish to the week, it's back to work for me on Monday.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kids Say the Wildest Things.

I have the cutest kids. So what if I'm a bit biased, I'm the mommy and I can be. :) It's been a wild week, to say the least. Drew is spending the week with my parents in Wisconsin. He's having a blast. He will come home tomorrow to help throw Stacy and Nick their wedding shower. The quads have had some quality Mommy and Daddy time this week. That doesn't mean it's been smooth sailing. I was headed to get the laundry from the basement and I told them "Mommy is going to go bang her head on the wall". Immediately I got the response from them "BYE-BYE!" Not only did they yell, they waved. Hahaha. We've also finger painted, gone to Dairy Queen and eaten cookie dough this week. Overall, I'd say it was a fun and successful week!

Brian and I finished the basement. YIPEE! It looks great, and the kids love it. I took them down to play for a bit yesterday. They have discovered things sort of echo and sound twice as loud. I'm just glad I still have my hearing. We got a bit loud. We haven't finished all the toddler beds yet. Jack is still doing great in his. I think Parker might be getting the idea. I've seen him lay on Jack's bed a few times. Maddox is too interested in stuffed animals in their room. He likes to move them from place to place. Emma has discovered jumping on the bed. That girl is gonna be a wild one! Boys look out...Daddy is prepared. (Note to Brian: BE READY!)

I will post more on this later, but some of you know I've been a little under the weather lately. I had some tests done and came back showing something very unexpected. My urologist called to tell me I have a tumor growing on my ovary. I have some follow up appointments in the next two weeks, and currently feeling quite devastated and depressed. I know I was told a few details, but being in shock at that moment, I couldn't tell what those details were. I ask that you don't give your medical opinion, but just show support for me and my family. Again, I don't have many details as I totally shut down after I heard those words. I will keep you posted on how things are going and how I'm feeling.