Our hands are full, but you should see our hearts!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kid-isms (mostly Jackson-isms because he talks more)

Jackson (while watching me pump): "Jack's turn, next?"

Molly: "Night night, guys!" "Hi, guys!" "C'mon, guys!"
Jackson: "Bad dog! No poop in da house!" (we don't even have a dog.)
Me: "Jack, how are we going to get to Target?"
Jackson: "I no know, Mommy, Target weally far away!"
Jackson: "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, deres jus someting bout dat name..."

Monday, January 24, 2011

What happened?

(Bill and Keely may not want to read this...it talks about blood)

Timeline written so I remember what happened...(and yes, I'm leaving stuff out that people don't need to know about and that I would rather forget!)

  • On Wednesday, I woke up to feed Natalie at 2 am and started to bleed very heavily. I put her in her pack and play and went to the bathroom. I then called Andy to come help me. After calling my mom, we ended up calling 911 to go to the ER. There, they gave me lots of drugs to contract my uterus to stop the bleeding...it seemed to work.

  • Thursday, Aunt Ann came to stay with the big kids and Andy and I went and got my iron infusion and then went over to mom's office to get checked out for "peace of mind". While there, my doc decided I needed a minor surgery to make sure I wouldn't bleed again.

  • Thursday afternoon, Mom and I (and Natalie) went to the hospital to get settled before my surgery at 5. Andy came back to the hospital and Mom took Natalie home with her. I went in to surgery. After, they decided to keep me overnight since I bled more than they wanted to see in the surgery.

  • Thursday evening, I was in my room getting settled and began to bleed again. I was taken back into surgery to have a balloon put into my uterus to tamp off the bleeding. Woke up in recovery in alot of pain but they gave me morphine which helped immensly. Big kids stayed with Bob and Patti and Natalie stayed with Mom and Dad.

  • Friday morning, I felt much better. Big kids were with Karen, our sitter, and Natalie was with Aunt Ann.

  • Friday afternoon, my doc took the balloon out but I bled some more. There was talk of a hysterectomy, but they decided to wait and see.

  • Friday evening, the bleeding was stopping. I receive four units of blood since I was running on empty. I slept and slept and slept. Aunt Ann stayed with the big kids at our house and Natalie stayed with Aunt Carla and Uncle Kurt.

  • Saturday morning, I felt great! The bleeding was very little and I had a rosy glow from the blood infusion. We became eager to go home to our kiddos. Big kids were at Mom and Dad's with Uncle Bill and Aunt Steph and Papa. Natalie was with Kurt and Carla, still.

  • Saturday night, we were discharged around 6. Natalie stayed with Uncle Kyle and Aunt Keely overnight, and the big kids stayed at our house.
Andy and I are very grateful to everyone who very willingly stepped up to help out with our kids while we couldn't be with them. We're so glad they were with people who love them.
Andy did awesome the whole time. It was a difficult experience for him and he paced a million miles this weekend, but he was supportive and did incredibly well with all the blood :)
I'm feeling fine, but trying to take it easy. I'm glad I still have my uterus but am pretty certain this is a sign that we are done having kids. We have three beautiful, healthy children and we are very blessed.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who said a prayer for us during this whole thing. God definitely heard them and answered with healing.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our Littlest Girl

Natalie Renee Wolfe

born January 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 inches

She is beautiful, healthy, happy, and so loved!