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Monday, June 29, 2009

A follow up


To Joshua's little accident..........This pic was taken the morning after.........It looks horrible and he is still complaining that it hurts..........Seriously this kid never complains so it must really hurt......Today the swelling is down more........

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I can't believe

the nerve of some people........I don't care how many grandkids you have.........You don't go over and pick up a stranger's baby..........

Yesterday while at US cellular getting my new cell phone.........Montana has been attached to Jace whenever he isn't throwing up or crying........hehehe.........Like any other child.........Well while we were in there getting my new phone she asked if she could hold Jace.........Of course you can..........Just go sit down over there in the chair.....Hollar if you need help..........She was minding her own business, keeping Jace occupied.........When this old lady probably in her 70s, walked over to Montana and said her let me have him and took him from her...........I'm proud of Montana because she respected her elders..........but what the hell do you think you are doing taking a stranger's baby...........I dont' care who you are............If you are not invited to touch the baby then don't do so.......It does not matter if you have 1 grandchild or 30..........If it is not your grandchild or someone you know do NOT TOUCH THE BABY!!!!!

I might as well make.........

this a picture blog..................This afternoon after going to get feed for our chickens and the horse, Kent went out to get eggs from the hen house.........Low and behold what does he find but another darn snake..........This is a different one.....This one was over 6 ft long........And to add to that, this one had lost part of its tail





now as I posted the other day about Kent and the kids going to the baseball...........It got rained out........Well they said that they would honor their tickets for tonight's game.........So of course we decided that they would go..........And this is what happens when momma isn't around..........





All I got to say is that looks like it hurts!! He was running to the bathroom at Driller's stadium and got tangled up in his own feet.........He hit the concrete.......After that happened he was ready to go home..........hehehehe

More pics from the past couple of days

My big boy..........
Look at how much he has changed..........Wow time flies........

The snake that has been in my hen house not once, not twice but 3 times..........Holy cow this is one persistant snake.....Of course we don't knwo if it is the same one or not but still that is one big BLAKE SNAKE!!!!!
Montana is my bff's daughter.......She is here staying with us for awhile and she stands 5ft 2 inches...........That snake is every bit of that long..........










Austin and the barber shop

Today was a big day........We took austin to get his very first haircut.........I mean I kept it trimmed......but nothing like what we had done today.........My poor baby no longer looks babyish........He looks so grown up......:(( Ok I'm seriously going to have issues.........They can't grow up.........I was seriously contiplating taking him back home to Stormin Norman's but Kent said he didn't know if he was still there or not.........Well today while we were in Pryor and we found a little hole in the wall barber, he was awesome with Austin..........I was amazed at how well Austin behaved for him........He was an elderly gentleman and took the time to talk to Austin like he was a grown up.......I will be taking him back again when he needs his next hair cut and the best thing is it only cost me $8.......Oh and the reason for doing it now was because he got ahold of the sissors yesterday.........Now for pic






Thursday, June 25, 2009

Country living

I love living in the country, do not get me wrong when I write the rest of this............There are just some things that need to stay in their own space.......

Kent goes out durning the sprinkles after we got home from running errands and was doing chores.........He is getting ready to gather eggs when low and behold he finds a snake in the hen house............Lets just say I have a love/hate relationship with snakes.........Some really do have a purpose on this earth.........And the one that is in my hen house does have a purpose which is why she didn't end up dead last year when I caught her in there then.........Do I know she is a female nope, just a feeling.........However her purpose on this earth is not to be in my henhouse eating my eggs.......I know she got at least one.........There was 14 when they gathered the eggs after getting her out of there...........Kent gets her out of there and brings her up to the house so I could take pics........haven't gotten them downloaded yet but will post them as soon as I do........He stretched the darn thing out and she is 5 ft long, I kid you not........I have a pic that I took of him holding her up next to montana who is 5ft 2 (so she says) and the darn thing is as long as she is tall............I have never in my life seen such a long black snake...........After the kids are done playing with her, Kent takes and throws her over the fence into the field..............

what is the purpose of keeping a black snake around........Well the mice population (that I have no clue why they are on this earth, what is their purpose other than to feed the snakes) is almost non-exsistant...........So this is the 3rd year we have seen a black snake, the 2nd year for my hen house.........Ya know how many mice I have seen this year.............NONE, notta, zilch, zero.........She must be doing her job...........When we moved out here there were so many mice, it was awful........after we started cleaning up the yard and hauling off or burning trash they seemed to thin out but I still found one or two occasionally...........then at the end of that summer (06) Kent found a black snake sunning itself in the honeysuckle when he was cleaning and trimming it up.........And ever since then we haven't seen a mouse again..........But then again we have seen the snake again.........Now how do I keep her from getting in my hen house again............

baseball game

The kids first baseball game............

First~We went in to town today to do some errands and stop by the grocery store.......While in town we noticed that it was getting dark very quickly.........Looking like it could rain at any minute.......When we get to the gas station to clean my windshield it started thundering and lightening..........We had to stop at the fish barn to pick up tackle and new line for the poles..........I come out side and it is beginning to sprinkle........While driving down mainstreet, it was like it was coming in sheets........Only it was dust, the wind picked up hadn't had much all day and we were under an ozone alert because of it......I am driving home and the sky proceeds to let loose............In the hour that we were gone to town our driveway chug holes are flooded.........Now mind you that they are not small ones.....Kent has to get out of the suburban to move branches that had fallen onto the drive and throw them across the fence.........And when we get home, my clothes line has broken......I had a comforter hanging on it.........Kent had just tightened it up again........UGH.........The wind is that bad........So I get online to check out the weather before the kids and Kent leave for the baseball game.......it shows no sign of moving towards tulsa..........So much for that thought........They leave and head into tulsa........Get their seats which happen to be very good seats according to Kent (right behind the drillers dugout on first base line) They are enjoying the game when people started moving........The kids ask daddy if they were going to move to..........He says no not unless it starts really raining...........About that time he looks across the field at the scoreboard and he said he could litterally see it move across the field..........He told the kids to run up to the covered seats and they barely got there before it let go..........And then the game gets cancelled due to the wet field...........My kiddos are broken hearted because they don't get to finish the game but the box office is going to honor their tickets for saturday night's game........Austin got an Arby's drawstring backpack and water bottle, Alyssa got 2 free tickets for waffle fries from Arby's and those noise makers, Montana got a drawstring backpack and a water bottle, and Joshua got arby's paper clips.......Daddy has pics on his cell phone, just need to have him send them to me............I will post them later........

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

And Life goes on

After posting my last post I felt better about everything......haha am I lying to myself or everyone else.........It has just completely gotten worse......However we have decided that Kent does not need inpatient but it scares me to change his meds in an uncontrolled setting.....I will call the dr again tomorrow........

When it rains it pours.......Have I mentioned how much I hate having sick kids.......Alyssa has strep throat.........she is completely miserable........So Daddy took her to the ER......I wouldn't be so concerned and would have tried to get in to the dr's tomorrow but we have Jace to worry about and at 10 wks I'm not sure its a good thing to wait......

I have never said my middle name was Grace.........Because it sure wouldn't be.......A couple of days ago I fell in the bathroom.....One of the girls left their skirt in the floor.......its one of those will silky/flimsy things......very pretty but very dangerous for momma.......When I landed.......My right foot was folded under me with the top of my foot laying on the floor.........I thought sure I had broke it but no just pulled all the tendons and ligaments loose.........It now feels very loose in there......Well fastforward to today........I actually got up before the kids and decided I was going to take a shower........Well shortly after I got in there I heard Joshua start screaming right outside the shower.........So I turned around very quickly and when I did, I slid and my pinkie toe went under the drain plug...........I took a nice chunk out of it.............Can ya say OWIE.......thats right my pinkie toe still hurts and whats worse is it is the opposite foot.......I get out and get it dried off and low and behold my darling kids have used up all the bandaids...............ARGH

I won tickets to the baseball game at driller's stadium tomorrow..........Kent is willing to take Alyssa, Montana, Joshua and Austin with him..........hehehehe........Alyssa and Montana are not sure if they want to go, they have been going to VBS this week and are loving it.......They are torn on what to do.........Either way the girls will have fun.............Joshua however has said "I'm going to the baseball game with my daddy" LOL..........Ya don't have to tell him twice........

Here it is 11 pm at night and I am fighting with my boys to go to bed..........Why now that it is summer and Montana is here do I have so many problems with my children behaving.....Guess I had better go be a good mommy and get them back to bed for the 100th time.........

Monday, June 22, 2009

I wonder why

I am feeling so overwhelmed........

In the last 6 mths.....Kent has had 3 surgeries, 1. to repair a hernia which he also developed cellulitis 2. tonsils~man he is a baby when it came to that, 3. corpal tunnel~now this surgery wasn't so bad.........And they were finishing up the surgery that they had started last year....He had the other wrist done last year........To top that all off, his meds are not working again and he is in a manic state......Very little sleep, the mood swings.........He needs inpatient.......However if I try to admit him, he will be admitted clear across the state from us..........If he admits himself, he will be 45 mins from home.......I am going to try to make a phone call tomorrow to his physc dr but I can't let Kent know.......But then again I feel as if I am hiding something from him and I feel it is wrong..........but I also know it is the best for our family.........

We had baby Jace 6 wks early, he spent 7 days on the vent and then came home when he was 23 days old..........Now he has severe reflux and colic.....Plus he will only sleep with us at night so now I don't sleep very well because I am so worried that someone will roll over on top of him........

Joshua and Austin both have to go visit the ENT to schedule to get their tonsils out........I was seriously considering doing them both on the same day, however I think I must have been insane to think that........

I am fighting with the drs about Alyssa, she is having some serious meltdowns.......Ok so it may just be spoiled.......but seriously there is something wrong and I don't think they have her diagnosed right.......

In feburary, my bff almost got killed by her ex-boyfriend........he pulled a gun on her and it went off......Luckily it didn't hit her but still........They shut down the town of Prue because of the man hunt.........Since then she has basically fallen off of her rocker..........She needs some serious mental help and refuses...........She told me the last time I seen her (I think it was the 10th) that she doesn't want to be a mom anymore..........She has 5 kids........ages 16 (lives with her mom) 11, 10, 7 and 4 (lives with her dad).........So the 11 yr old has been shipped off to his dad's, her 7 yr old has been shipped off to me and then to her bio dad's mother's..........and I have her 10 yr old.......Her 10 yr old is great but also has bipolar which is not medicated.......This child does not sleep.........her and Alyssa are constintly getting into it........They feed off of each other.......its bad.......but I am counting down the days until she can go home.........only problem is I can't get ahold of her mom so I am not sure if she is going home or not.......she won't answer my phone calls, she won't answer my texts.......What am I to do..........I took all the kids to the driller's stadium yesterday because our cell phone company was having a party there.........everything was free and we thought the kids would enjoy it......While we were there we ran into one of her dad's sister's........I didn't want her momma hearing it second hand that I had her out there and that she ran into them........

2 wks ago the horse was attacked by a dog........We had to have the vet out to the tune of a $135 plus buy bandages and wound spray and he is still not healed.....Plus this same dog was very agressive with my kids and bruised 2 of them........

To add to all of that, the last 2 days Kent's ex has come over.........No phone calls no nothing.........Granted I know she is bringing Bradlee over to see Kent but she could at least called and let us know she is on her way........make sure we don't have nothing we are doing.......Bradlee is not Kent's but Kent has been in Bradlee's life since he was 18mths old.....he is now 12 (I think).......Bradlee's dad died a couple of years ago so the only positive male figure in his life is Kent.....To top that all off, she is pg again......the baby will probably be here in sept.......

And I seriously wondered until this evening why I was feeling so overwhelmed here lately.......I mean I just had a baby is all...........It feels so much better now that I wrote it all out........Gotta run and feed the baby so I can head to bed.........

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This was to funny not to pass along

Dear Non-Pregnant Person,

I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm. If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.

1) The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is "Congratulations!" with enthusiasm. Any other response makes you an ass (including, “Did you plan this?”)

2) Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father- not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase "my baby".

3) On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in 2, the pregnancy, birth and raising of the child are not about you. You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it. The same goes for the name of the baby.

4) The body of a pregnant woman should be treated the same as any other body. You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus, cervix or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.

5) Likewise, no woman wants to hear comments on her weight- ever. A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face. Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance, and you may not act offended. The only acceptable comment on appearance is "You look fabulous!".

6) By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes.

7) There is a reason that tickets to L&D are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents. Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited. This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor, delivery, the hospital and the parents home. You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to "help out". If your assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.

8) If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should clean up the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.

9) The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents. Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are being given the privilege of seeing their child. Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.

I hope this helps- it sure makes us feel better.
Signed,
All Pregnant Women

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dr updates

Well lets see who do we start with, LOL

Joshua had his yearly physical this afternoon.........He woke up this morning with a sore throat and coughing his head off........He weighs 42.5lbs and is about 47" tall.......he is definantly my big boy.......His tonsils are very swollen so off to the ENT we go with him.......I'm hoping that they will manage to get him in with Austin in July.......Of course I will schedule both of their surgeries for the same day..........

Jace on the other hand............He weighs 9lbs even which could be a difference of scales........he is 21 1/2" long...........He is doing great in some areas.........I did get them to start the zantac but we won't know if it is working until about the end of the week.........he is only in the 5th% for weight and height but he is following his own growth curve so thats good........Right now he is swinging in the swing and enjoying it.......I have given him 2 doses of zantac and I seriously dont' think that he is feeling the effects from it yet but who knows as long as he is happy and not screaming at the top of his lungs...........I really think the saying needs to change from "if momma ain't happy no body's happy" to "If baby ain't happy, NO ONE IS HAPPY" or at least in my house that is the way it is........

Sunday, June 14, 2009

More pics

My sister Sarah and I


My sister Sarah holding her nephew Jace for the first time


Bryan 7 and Wyatt 3 (brothers)

Great Grandma with all her Great Grandkids from my mom


Bryan 7, Dallas 8, Alyssa 8, Jesse 8, and Lyndon 9 (our 2000 babies)


I am having issues with blogger today along with my computer and things are not wanting to post.........ugh.......

June 13th

These 4 kiddos were all born within 5 mths of each oth
er in 2000.......going left to right Dallas (Nov 2000), Alyssa (August 2000, Jesse (July 2000) and Lyndon who is already 9 (May 2000)
My mom and step with 11 of the
grandkids.



My grandma with with her newest Great grandson Jace



All the grandkids, whats funny is we have one of these pics with just th

e 5 oldest and they are not looking at the camera either......hehehehehehehe


Today we spent the day with family at the park.......I went home for the first time in a long time......I grew up in the town that we went to..........The park was a place that my mom and I spent a lot of time at along with my brothers........This was also the first time my sister had been to it.........of course we took lots of pics........There were 3 generations present......Strange to say the least.........We have pics somewhere of 4 generations..........My great grandma, grandma, mom and me..........Excuse the pic overload, LOL........There were 11 out of 12 grandkids there...........The 12th one is my oldest son who could not be there...........










Thursday, June 11, 2009

Joshua Aaron Lee

Happy Birthday my big boy.......Litterally he was my biggest baby by far.........9lbs 12oz.........He looked like a sumo wrestler or a football player when he was born......Joshua was also my easiest pregnancy thou the drs didn't think so................And ya know at the time I didn't think so either..........About every 6 wks I would get the stomach flu............Durning wk 11 of my pregnancy......I developed a high fever, I had the flu, then the upper respirtory crap, the stomach flu and then the upper resp crap again..........I was miserable for 3 wks straight........not good when you have a 3 yr old at home.....Kent and I both agreed on the middle name.......Aaron is after my great-grandfather and little brother.........Lee is after Kent's Dad and my Dad............Joshua was what Alyssa picked out.........We gave her the choice between Nathanial(spl) and Joshua..........She said his name was Joshua Aaron "Turkey" Lee.........And at wk 15 we had u/s in which they said that if they had to guess right then and there what the baby was they would say boy...........He is all boy........Then again at wk 27, the dr couldn't find his heart beat.........Have I mentioned how stubburn this boy is........So off the hospital the next morning with a case of the stomach flu again for an u/s........I told the dr he was fine I could feel him moving, she could even hear him moving but having no hb worried her...........Anyways we get in there and they plop that wand on my belly and right there he is...........Only thing was he had his back to us............Ignoring the world like he does now, LOL........Around wk 36 or so I was told to become a couch potato..........hehehehe, ya right..........But I did try............

June 11th dawned and of course we were running late......Got stuck behind the coal train in Pryor.......Mom actually came down........I was having a c section and had to be at the hospital by 5:30 for an 8:00 section.............The coal train was a half hour long.........ugh...........I arrived at the hospital at 6:15........Around 7:30 they came and got me to go to the OR........It took the anthesiologist almost an hour to get the spinal in.........And at 8:35 am Joshua Aaron Lee arrived surprising everyone when he was born at how big he was...........Weighing at a whopping 9lbs 12oz..........No I didn't have diabeties though they think I went gestional diabetic at the end........He had a little issue with low blood sugar and had to have a bottle of formula but it corrected itself...........He was born on friday, we left the hospital on sunday.....Only to return 10 days later for an infection in momma......

Happy birthday baby...........Its hard to believe you are 5.............

Learning to live

Baby Jace has by far been my most difficult baby to date..........When he isn't sleeping he is screaming and holding doesn't always help..........Its hard to believe he is already 8 wks old......We had a weight appt today and he weighed 9lbs 2.5oz..........HOLY COW this boy is growing like a weed.........He is still only drinking 4 oz of formula at a time but only keeps about 3 oz down.......he has severe reflux.........You can tell by the way he grimaces when he is spitting up........he also does the chewing thing which is also a sign..........I'm really glad he is going to the dr monday........The reflux does not seem to effect him gaining weight like it did with Alyssa so I am hoping that zantac will do the trick..........

The other day I was so frustrated I was ready to cry myself..........He screams straight for 3 hrs.........Plus having the other kids home...........OH MAN..........I swaddled him, unswaddled him.......burped him, tried to feed him, gave him mylicon drops, bounced, walked, car seat, swing (absolutely dispises that thing right now) binkie, outside............Giving him to daddy..........Nothing, not one darn thing would make this kid happy........I ended up having to put him in the bassinet and let him cry it out............I left to go to the pharmacy for Alyssa and Daddy said it took him about 20 mins to finally cry it out and go to sleep.........However after that crying fit he slept 4 1/2 hrs.........

The kids are awesome with him crying all the time.........They will come running........."mommy, Jace is crying" or Austin will try to crawl in the pack n play with him and feed him........No one this kid is turning into a butterball turkey, LOL.........

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Week 2

of the kids being out of school and so far it has rained at least once a week...........Joshua's birthday is coming up next week (the 11th) and we had planned a party for him this weekend.......Hum we will have to see if it will happen as no one RSVP'd at all........But I am still planning as if they are coming.......We will do water balloons and have cake............I think I have enough for everyone to do and keep plenty busy..........Then the 13th we are planning on meeting my mom in Independance at the zoo if she will ever answer me about it, lol........Its hard to believe my baby is turning 5........Time has flown my so fast.......It seems like just yesterday that he was born

Kent had his last surgery done today........Its been a crazy year and a half for him but hey its fixed and thats all that matters............They had to repair his shoulder (torn rotatar cup), tonsils, hernia and both hands for corpal tunnel syndrome........Next to have surgery is Austin, he will have his adnoids out at least and I'm hoping to have him take the tonsils out while he is in there.........And would you believe he is the only one of the kids who is able to take pencillian........He is on a round now for strep throat........