Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here is a great recap video on the White Sox webpage of the weekend:
And since I forgot to mention this in my last post....here was the BEST question asked at a panel I attended. This little maybe 6 year old boy walks up to the mic when there was a panel full of players and says "Is it true baseball players get a lot of girls" - hahahaha! The room erupted and all refused to answer it but one player jumped off the stage and went down and gave the kid a high five. Steve Stone, the one moderating that session says "to answer the question for the players - the married ones never do; the single ones may meet a girl or two but they definitely only go for the smartest, most intelligent ones" Ha!
Baseball is a passion of my dads - the guy is a work-aholic so when he gets an outlet that he truly enjoys and has him stop to think about something other than work - it's a success. For Christmas this year we all chipped in and got him a weekend in Chicago to attend Soxfest 2010. It's a weekend full of events, seminars, autographs, etc. where you can mingle with the players and coaches. I had the distinct honor to attend the event with my dad this last weekend; held at the Palmer House Hilton in Downtown Chicago. What a special few days for us!
Here are a few pictures from our special few days:
Gosh - I officially have deepest sympathy for anyone that has had back troubles (SORRY DAD!) because you seriously cannot move without being in pain. You can't stand, walk, lay down, sit...ANYTHING without this shooting pain. When I woke up this morning the pain had started to move down my whole left side, including shooting pain down my leg. Hard to describe the pain - but the only thing I've ever experienced more painful has been NATURAL childbirth...so yes, very painful.
My doctor isn't in on Wednesdays so back to the walk in clinic doctor I went (not gonna lie the last time I was at the walk in clinic I was told I was pregnant...so I got some interesting emotions while waiting) and was basically told what I already knew - I have pulled a muscle and I'm experiencing some spasms and straight pain as a result. (Gee - so glad I paid money for that) The hard part is there isn't much they can do for you other than pain meds and to relax.
I'm now waiting to hear from my OB on what I can take to help alleviate the pain while still nursing or if this might cause us to move to all formula - ugh!
Wish me a speedy recovery and/or just comfort/to find a spot on can sit or lay in without pain - ha!
Here's what Connor thinks about his mom not being able to pick him up.....(doesn't he look worried?!?)
Friday, January 22, 2010
In case you never heard the story - I had been sick, with a cold for the several days leading up to 1/20/09. I was running a fever, sore throat, coughing up a storm. I had been to Minneapolis the weekend prior for Jill Bean's baby shower and by that Sunday I was laying on my sisters couch feeling pretty miserable. I remember my brother in law saying "are you sure you aren't pregnant" and laughing (as Tracy had just announced she was pregnant). It was all a good joke - we laughed and I insisted that no I was not pregnant.
I had taken off 3 sicks days from work those next few days (pretty unusual for me) and by day 3 after a friend had been diagnosed with strep throat I thought I better go and get checked out. My Doctor is amazing, she is the most wonderful, caring woman but because of that...she's virtually impossible to get into unless it's an emergency or you have to wait a few weeks for an appointment. So...Dr. Ness was booked up so I decided to see a walk in doctor at her same clinic that day.
I went in, meet with a doctor with a very heavy Indian dialect (which I only mention because she was really hard to understand) and she had a variety of testing done for my various symptoms. The doctor comes back in and very calmly and matter of factly sits down and says "Well Julie, you don't have strep but you are pregnant" Those who know me best know when I have extreme nerves I do one of two things 1 - I throw up or 2 - I start laughing. So I started laughing - I think the doctor was a bit taken back by that. So I said to her "what now?" and she says (oh so calmly) "well if your sore throat persists and is still here next week come back in." So I (not so calmly) say "yeah, I'm not really worried about the sore throat anymore!" I can remember this day like it was yesterday and saying to my mom "She didn't even give me a brochure" - wouldn't you think when they tell you that you are pregnant there is something they could give you that says what the heck you're supposed to do now - Ha! I can laugh now - at the moment not so much.
The day will forever be ingrained in my head and the date will never be forgotten as it was the same day Barack Obama was swore into office as the 44th President of the United States of America.
Now that my friends - is a moment in history I will not soon forget.....
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Anyways - you all may find this video boring but I just wanted to document what the two of them looked like and did at 4 months and 5 months age.
I should also note that Dan was in Peru with us for this visit but had just had his wisdom teeth pulled so he wasn't with us at church. He was a real trooper through it all and I'm happy to say *knock on wood* he has had no complications. He's gonna kill me for posting this photo but I did document him right after the surgery - his poor puffy cheeks! When I remind him that I have video of him trying to tell me he wants me to buy him "Fiesty Grape" Gatorade - he'll appreciate that all I've done is post this one photo - ha! Believe me - I'm not insensitive but it was REALLY funny. :)
No more wisdom teeth for the Dano!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Friday, January 8, 2010
Grace at Birth: