Thursday, March 19, 2009

Exciting News!

Well everyone, I thought now would be an appropriate time to announce that the Warren Family will soon have a new member. That's right! I'm pregnant. I am 10 1/2 weeks and yesterday was my first OB appointment. Everything went well. We were not able to hear the baby's heatbeat with the doppler so the Doctor ordered an ultrasound. I was so nervous because I have not been very nausiated, only a little tired. But it was wonderful! We got to see our little sweet pea on the ultrasound and "it" was kicking and moving all around. The heart rate was 156bpm which is normal. Everything else looked good.The doctor discussed with us that I would need to have a
c-section to deliver this time due to the complications that we had with Brodie. It would just be too risky to deliver vaginally again. I'm a little nervous about that but I know women have c-sections everyday and it will be ok. So we're pretty excited! The due date is Oct. 11 2009 but we will probably deliver a little early. And the best part? I won't have to go thru labor again! Yippee!! So now we hope for a girl, although I'm sure that it will be another boy, but that's perfectly okay. If anyone is wondering, this will be our last baby!
Brandon is pretty excited and he is already such a great big brother. He keeps rubbing and kissing my belly. It really is precious. We are all so happy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Call poison control!

Have you ever had to call poison control for one of your children? Well, I have. When Brandon was about 2 years old I had to call them twice in the same month. I thought for sure they were tracking me and that I was going to get arrested for child neglect.

The first time I had to call them, I had just moved into a new house around the time my first marriage ended. Usually I had a lock on all of the "dangerous, poisonous" chemicals in my house so Brandon couldn't get to them. Well I had just moved and had not gotten those things locked up yet. I think that I was in the living room and he was in the kitchen playing or whatever and then I heard it. A really big I'm hurt!!!!! Scream. I ran in the kitchen to see what happened and I saw that he had the bottle of 409 cleaner pulled out and he was rubbing his eyes. I made sure that he didn't swallow any of it and called poison control. They assured me that everything would be fine, just get him in the shower and let the water wash the chemicals out of his eyes and to call back if it got worse. So I did that. I was so relieved that he was okay and I just knew that I would never ever have to call them again. I was going to be way more attentive and I was sure to get a safety lock on that cabinet right away.

Well, within the same month I had to call poison control again, because like the first time I was busy and not paying attention to what my child was doing. I know, you don't have to tell me what a great mother I am... I have the award to prove it! Anyways, so I was on the phone with my dad and Brandon reaches up for me and I picked him up. I smelled a really strong laundry detergent smell, and then I saw the powder mixed with slobber on his chin and shirt. Yes I just used the word slobber. So I quickly let my Dad go and called poison control. The lady told me that he should start vomiting soon as all it would do is irritate his tummy. Before I got off the phone with her he started puking. Oh, and this was the best cleanest smelling puke ever. After all of the commotion was over, I was relieved that he was going to be fine and then I figured out that using soap powders would be a good way to "wash his mouth out" when he talks back or tells a lie. Hey there's one good thing to come of it, right? Just kidding. But don't think it hasn't actually crossed my mind over the past few years.

So I wanted to tell that story to build up to this one. Most of you know that I have a nearly one and a half year old son, Brodie. Recently he has had to take a lot of medicine to help him with his reflux problems and digestion problems. So both of my children are on medication. Brandon has to take synthroid for his thyroid disorder. Last night I was giving Brodie his liquid medicine, he has to take two different ones, and it takes about 5 minutes or so to administer it all to him. Jay held him while I gave him the medicine, and then Jay put him down. I decided that since I was already up, I would go ahead and get Brandon's pills ready for him to take. And then I gave Brandon his medicine. Or so I thought.
I gave him his medicine and sat on the sofa to watch American Idol. Brodie walked up to me and I noticed he had something in his mouth. I inspected the contents and realized by the little fragments that were left and by the color of the contents that he was chewing up Brandon's synthriod. Oh my God! What have I done?! It all came back to me. Instead of handing Brandon his medicine like I usually do I actually, absent mindedly, shoved the pills into Brodie's mouth and he chewed them up! What the hell was I thinking? Well, I wasn't thinking and I wasn't paying attention. So I panicked. I asked Brandon if I gave him his medicine. He said no. I knew for sure that I had given Brodie Brandon's medicine. I shrieked at Jay to call poison control, but he handed me the phone because he didn't know the number. 411 info is hard to remember I guess. Ha! So I got on the phone with poison control and told them what happened. The nice man on the phone assured me that Brodie would have had to have taken several milligrams for it to cause any problems. Whew!! That was scary! I cannot believe I did that. Man, I really know how to pay attention! I really really hope that poison control doesn't take away my children.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Forced to eat Jello

Hey everybody. I was going to post about something really cool that I did this weekend, but it will have to wait. I don't have the strength or energy to make it as awesome as I want it. Last week Brodie came down with a stomach virus. He ran a fever and was pretty ill. He slept all day on Wednesday. Thursday he was feeling a bit better but still not eating very much. On Saturday he threw up again, just once but it was bad enough. Well, all night Saturday I lay awake in my bed with really bad stomach pain. I couldn't really sleep at all. Sunday morning came and the baby woke up so Jay got up with him and rocked him back to sleep. Well, about 7:30 Brodie came into my bedroom to wake me up, and threw up right in my doorway. And then I started. And, oh my God it was horrible. I couldn't keep anything down so I didn't get to eat, which is miserable b/c I was starving!
Jay took really good care of us. He cooked a really great dinner, which I didn't get to eat. But it smelled and looked really good. I was so proud! Brodie managed to eat a few bites and actually held it down.
This morningI am very weak and tired and my whole body is sore. It is even a struggle to pick Brodie up, and he's not very big. I got some Jello for us to eat for breakfast. I hate Jello. It's really disgusting and I hate hate hate the texture. But this is what I was told to start with and hopefully by lunch I will be able to eat some chicken soup. Oh, and Brodie loves the Jello, so that makes me feel better. I just hope we can keep it down today.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pictures from the beautiful weekend

Last weekend we spent the whole weekend outside or at the park. Brandon and Brodie had so much fun. Brodie has now started "throwing fits" to go outside and play! Brandon has been spending all of his afternoons in the backyard in the tree line building a "fort" with his friend Faith. They have been working very hard on it and I will post pictures soon of all of their hard work. Come on Spring!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A case of the blah's

So this past week I have been feeling kind of blah. Uncomfortable in my own skin it seems. Last weekend I was invited to go to a bachelorette party for a friend of mine. The party was to be started at her house and then a party bus was coming to pick everyone up to take to downtown Nashville for some clubbing. There was even going to be a male stripper on the bus. A male stripper! Sorry if that is TMI but it's true, and I have never seen a male stripper before. My sister and I decided that we would go to the pre party and then leave when the party bus arrived because, a) we didn't want to really spend 40 bucks on it, and b) I have not been to a club in several years and I kind of felt out of place. Jay really had nothing to do with this decision because he didn't mind keeping the kids while I went out and enjoyed myself. But I found myself closer to the date of the party and having to talk myself into going. I mean, come on! A night to myself and I really didn't feel like going. And did I mention the male stripper? But I made myself go and really did have a good time! I had a few drinks and played a few famous bachelorette dirty games, and I actually won one of them. And of course when the party bus got there I really really wanted to go and was kicking myself for promising Jay that I would be home early. But not only did I miss out on that opportunity, and the male stripper, my sis had invited me to go with her to Nashville to see her fiancee's band play.. which I haven't gotten to do in a long time either. So I said no, but was later really regretting it. I've noticed lately that I have been backing out of plans lately or putting them off. I have become a homebody. It's not because I don't want to leave the kids or anything. Trust me, I really do welcome the break. But what is it with me lately? Am I really that lazy?!

Why is my ability to follow through with plans so weak lately? I don't think that I am a flake or anything, but I'm sure that some people might be begining to wonder. All I want to do lately is sit at home, watch TV, and read books. I don't even want to go to the grociery store or clean my house. Who knows?But I just want to be my old self again.

On a lighter note, today was Brandon's 6 month checkup with the endocrinologist for his hypothyroidism. He has grown over 2 inches in the past year and has gained about 7 pounds. So he is doing great! And since it was such a beautiful day, we went to the park and played all afternoon. Jay only had to work half a day today so he went with us. I took some really great pictures but my stupid computer is not letting me upload them for some reason. How crappy. But if I figure it out I will post them for everyone.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Brandon's First basketball Game

Last night was Brandon's first basketball game. He got to play 2 quarters (2nd and 3rd). The other players passed him the ball a few times but he didn't score any points, but I was so proud of him anyway. He really hustled and tried to "be there" for his other teammates. I was really kindof worried when at practice they started scrimmaging because Brandon is not very agressive and is more passive. And so I thought that he may never get any B ball action because of this. He can shoot the ball.. don't get me wrong, but I worry sometimes about his competitiveness. So I have been talking to him about really getting around his defenders and trying to get up there where the ball is in case they need to pass it. I think it helped because they passed him the ball more in the game than they do at practice! I was so proud. His team, The Hornets, lost last night. But I think they all had fun, and that's the main thing.

So far I haven't seen any over-the-top competitive obnoxious parents who scream at thier kids at the top of thier lungs or yells and bad mouths the other children on the team for doing something wrong. The ones who must think that thier children are future professional athletic money making machines. I'm sure there are some out there who will be pro basketball players and what not, but don't verbally abuse your kids and others on the team because of your dream for them. Am I right? Sorry, I got off on a tangent there. But it was fun and the main thing that I want Brandon to do is learn teamwork, counting on others and have them count on him, and of course to have fun.

The score ended 18-5. As I said before, Brandon's team lost. But the 5 points scored by our team were scored by our friends Thomas and Amy's little boy and it was so cute to see the glow on thier faces when thier little boy looked up in the bleachers at them like hey mom, did you see that! Oh, they were so proud and it made me so happy that I got to see thier faces in that moment. Anywho, below are some pictures of Brandon playing.

Brandon has the ball!

Blue #11

Daddy and Brodie at the game. Brodie's eating a snack.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Good Stuff

Last night I let Brodie try to use a spoon for the first time! He did great. After he tried to scoop the food onto the spoon and couldn't, he started picking the food up and putting it on the spoon and then into his mouth. Cute!
Brandon is a real manly man because he needs two remotes to watch TV! He's watching his shows that we record for him every day; Truth or Scare and Mystery Hunters. They are kid oriented Discovery shows that he really enjoys and they are also educational. But, shhh.. don't tell him that part!