Monday, November 30, 2009

fill in for fun!

I borrowed this from a friend. It's suppose to be a Friday thing BUT not today!

1. Plans and schedules are not written by a 2.5 year old! They seem to have their own ideas of what to do and when to do it. Also not written by doctors! It took me almost 2 hours to get my blood drawn today...thank goodness Bee was home with Daddy!!

2. I'm happy when I have a Squirt to drink and Chopped to watch! Have you guys seen that show? Four cooks, a basket of weird stuff they have to cook with and a time limit! LOVE IT!!!!

3. The last thing I drank was apple juice. We had eggs and bacon for lunch today.

4. One of the most valuable things in my life is my familia! I love being a part of two great families. One side I'm one of two sisters. We are pretty close and text daily. Same with my mom, we talk every couple days whether we need to or not. Then on the inlaw side, I have 13 brothers and sisters and it's crazy keeping up with them. I love the world of facebook and blogging just so I can read what they are doing.

5. I like pepperoni and pineapple on my pizza. YUM!

6. Dear November, where the crap did you go? I don't have much shopping done or quilting and now I'm stressed. You were my buffer. How dare you go so fast!?!

Number 7 asked about what I'm going to do for the weekend...and it's Monday so we'll save that for later.

Tomorrow I have a blood doctor appt. My platelets are 24K today...not good. I guess I can't sharpen the knives tonight!

AND Wednesday we have a specialist doctor appt where we get to see Baby with 3D ultrasound again! hopefully I'll be able to put the pictures up. They are kinda freaky but still pretty cool. Did you guys get the 3D ultrasounds??

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thankful post

A couple days late but this is our Thankful Post.

I'm so very grateful for modern medicine. Not only am I prego because of medicine but I'm alive because of it. Even though there are down sides to some decisions, it's still amazing to have the knowledge.

I'm grateful for the family I have. From my two, almost three, boys to our extended family of brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, and parents. When my blood things started happening again, I was so surprised at that amount of support we got. In the family group, I add in our friends that are really family that we get to choose.

I'm so grateful for my testimony in the Church. It has given me strength, even when I didn't know it was there.

There's so much more but I'm keeping it short this year!

We had George and his brother, Josh, over for thanksgiving. The boys fried a turkey and I made the sides. It was a litttle stressful and I only had one meltdown but it was totally worth it to eat the green bean casserole and mashed potatoes!

Thanks guys for sticking around during our short, small posts!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I feel like I've done this same post recently! But I need to write this down so I remember what happened when.

As you remember I had low platelets just before we left for Seattle. The doctors put me on prednisone (a nasty little drug that hates me) to raise my platelets. It did it's job and I got to slow go down in doses to get off the evil drug.
At 20mg my platelets were 196K. Awesome number!
At 10mg, my platelets were at 126K. Again...awesomeness!
Wednesday was my last day on prednisone. I got my blood drawn Monday evening. I expected my platelets to be low. (I didn't have much energy and I would bleed when I brushed my teeth for awhile.) I thought 30K. I even had a bet with a few people on what the number was.

We all lost.

It was 6K.

At 6K platelets, quite a lot of things can go wrong. I can just start bleeding in my brain or lungs or pretty much anywhere. This includes my uterus, where I am currently carrying a baby. Not good.

The doctor was NOT a fan to Krista because they woke him up at 2:30am to tell him I had 6K platelets. So when I showed up for my doctor's appt at 10am...he was on his 5th cup of coffee! and a tad grumpy. i don't blame him.

So from my appointment, I was shuffled into the chemo room and was given Solumedrol, which is a steroid that will make my body make platelets fast. Hopefully.

I got to leave after having had an IV put in my forearm, shoved with drugs and pretty much feeling way scared. I was told I was going to have to have a transfusion of platelets that afternoon and to wait by the phone to know when to come in.

(Living in Alamogordo, they have to fly platelets and IVIG and other expensive drugs in from ABQ. They just don't have the room or need to store them here. Well except for me.)

Well the nurse didn't order my platelets in time for me to get them Tuesday afternoon. (She got in HUGE trouble, I'm sure.) So they made me an appt for 7am to get a transfusion on platelets. Chris' work was so great and let him off a little early to come home and help with Bee. And so he could get up with me to sit while I got my platelets. I even got McD's breakfast burritos out of it!! YUM!

So Bee, Chris and I all went to the hospital for our early morning call and got to hang out for a bit. Then the chemo chairs started filling up and Chris had to move. Well we decided it would just be better for him and Bee to go home. They had given me Benadryl anyway, so after they left...I took a nap.

After i was done, 3 hours later, I had to walk to the doctor's office to see what the plan was for the rest of the day. If I needed more blood drawn or if I had an appointment. Well to my surprise, I got more steriods!! So I got to sit in another chair for 1.5 hours and get more drugs. Chris and Bee got to sit with me this time. It was in the doctor's office which is a lot more kid friendly.

Interestingly both of the chemo nurses are LDS! One is even in my ward. It's a small world here in Alamogordo!

Oh I have to mention that I got an IV in my forearm Tuesday. They left it in because they knew I was going to get platelets. So i slept with the stupid thing in, and even played with Bee...all with a needle in my arm. I get my platelets and tell them to take the thing out. Bad decision. Remember I go to the doctor's office and have to get more steroids. Well I have crappy veins for IV's. It took four times for the nurses to get one to work. And it was in my left hand. Oh it hurt so bad. I wanted to bawl my little eyes out. But I was a brave little toaster and didn't cry in front of my hubby and Bee.

So anyway I had a total freak out moment last night. I realized that I hadn't felt Baby move in quite some time. With all the medicines I had just gotten, this really freaked me out. I got out of bed and drink some pop, and ate something. Got nothing. I had Chris push on my belly, Baby usually moves for Chris. Nothing. i tossed and turned all night, trying and hoping to feel him. Chris reminded me that I had gotten a pretty big dose of Benadryl that day and Baby was probably sleeping it off. So I woke up this morning, still nothing....UNTIL I had some eggs. Then he started kicking me and I cried. I don't think I've ever been so excited to feel a baby kick me hard, as I was then.

So anyway we have some HUGE medical decisions to make in the next couple days about what we are going to do with my blood and what medicines to take and weighing the risks with the benefits.

So needless to say, I probably won't be on here. I'll be over at or something. Wave if you see me.

I promise I'll be back on here soon.

How are you guys?? I'm reading your blogs from my blackberry while I'm sitting, getting drugs. I just can't comment cuz they don't load right. But Hi!! I'm still reading you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

thank you

Thank you all those that are serving our country, or have served our country!
You give (gave) the greatest thing to this country....your service. Your time. Your life.
You, that have fallen, are remembered in our prayers of gratitude.
Thank you.
Both Chris and I grew up with a respect for the military. Chris' dad served in Vietnam, jumping out of helicopters. Both my mom and dad served in the Air Force. I have four uncles that served, along with my grandfather. I probably would have served if I didn't have blood issues. But in a way, I am serving the military.

Being a military wife is one of the hardest things I've done. But also one of the best. We have so many things that are available to us, as military, that we would have never had. Things like living places I would have never seen if Chris haven't of joined the Air Force. I would have NEVER paid to go to Alaska. But we lived there, made amazing friends, saw and did some of the coolest things in the world, and our families have enjoyed it too. Now we have a new adventure of New Mexico. I'm excited to see what it brings us.

I'm so grateful to have my hubby home. I'm just as grateful to all my friends and fellow military members, that don't have their loved one home. You guys are in my prayers and thoughts every day. Thank you for your sacrifice.

I just wanted to take the time and thank those serving. If you have time, watch the video of Chris' favorite song. It made this prego cry like a baby. :)

Thanks guys!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stranded on a deserted island and giveaway

6 reasons Why You Would Be Doomed if you Were Stranded on a Deserted Island all by yourself???

So I borrowed this from Georgie. She is cute... and you should read her list...too funny!

1. I am NOT a fan of snakes. But snakes and I like the same places....warm rocks next to water. I don't think I would be brave enough to kill a snake. Eww...even just the thought is freaking me out.

2. I'm not sure I could start a fire. Now don't get me wrong, I've watched my fair share of Man vs. Wild...Bear Grylls, you are nice to look at...but I don't think I could scratch a rock for an hour, to blow on a little spark. I'd get bored. I can only fish for about 30 minutes.

3. I'm going to be honest here, I'm not strong. Sure, I can throw my two year old up into his carseat but opening a jar of jelly..not so much. I think you have to be strong to build a shelter like Bear.

4. Bananas give me heartburn. My mom had the same problem when I was a kid. Kinda weird. I still eat them. Can you say no to a banana split? I think that's illegal.

5. I guess I'm a assuming it's a tropical island. If it was an island in Alaska or even Washington, I would definitely not make it!! See #2 plus the fact that it's cold there at night, even with a fire. I sleep with no less than 2 blankets at night. And that's in New Mexico. It was 80 today. In Alaska, I had a heating blanket that was turned up to 8 on any given night. The cold ones, the full 10.

6. If I was able to survive without texting, and got sister would kill me for being tanner than her. No joke. And my mom. They pay for their tans.

So there you go...would you survive on an island??

I'm not having a giveaway but Jaybird is. This is what she is giving away! So go check her out!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday on Friday

So I'm trying to get back into blogland and need to take baby steps. So we are having thankful Thursday on Friday.
1. I'm thankful for modern medicine that allows me my Zofran. I take this little jewel three times a day and it takes away most of the vomiting!! Oh how I love you Zofran!
2. I'm thankful for friends that will always be friends. I can pick up the phone and talk to them like we haven't left each others lives.
3. I'm thankful for Bee loving to sleep in as much as I do! 10am is a wonderful to wake up!
4. I'm thankful chicken nuggets and tater tots. Chris is on swings so he eats when he gets home. Bee and I on the other hand, have a wonderful meal of this frozen food, at least 3 times a week. Don't judge, they taste good and I throw in a veggie!
5. I'm thankful for the people's who job is to trap snakes and take them out of town. I really, really appreciate your job. Snakes and Kritta= nightmares
6. I'm thankful for the really patient ultrasound lady, that let Bee run around the room until she took pictures of our smallest one. At one point Bee started taking his clothes off!! What a pill.
7. I'm thankful to have a healthy family and a little one growing inside. Baby W is measuring a week ahead of schedule, which is okay by me! He had the hiccups while the lady was trying to take his picture! It was so funny to watch his little body jump a little!
8. I'm thankful for all of the support that you guys have given me. I heart you all! No really...I do!!
I think that's about it for now. What are you guys thankful for? Better start thinking now...thanksgiving is only 22 days away!
THEN Christmas tree time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!