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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

In addition to dropping off some friends at the dock for their cruise, Matt decided to rent a jackhammer to get rid of this small raised portion of concrete (that was going to be a shower planned by the previous owner). Thankfully, it looks like once he gets rid of the raised part, the concrete underneath should still be smooth. He wants to put some outdoor carpet down, but I am not so sure yet. He has been doing a little more work in the bathroom and I think all the tile is off the walls, but just not the floor tile. Our cabinets aren't in yet, which is good, but I think it would put the pressure on too. Oh well, he is doing a good job as he is busy with other things too.

I looked at my toenails earlier today and thought they could use a repainting, so I decided to paint Rachel's nails for the first time. I put her in the highchair for about 20 minutes total just to make sure they were dry. She squirmed a little and told me it hurt when I used the nail polish remover to get rid of smudges. It was really funny to watch her walk because she just kept looking at them and walking really carefully as if they might fall off if she ran or something.

Her new Minnie Mouse shirt from Grandma Schaefer!

Her first really big lip boo boo. If was pretty much her fault. She knows how to tip back on her roller coaster car a little and she went too far this time. When she went over, the handle of the car hit her mouth. There was a lot of blood dripping everywhere, but after eating a whole popsicle, it stopped bleeding and she was calmed down.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Updates on the Home Front

We are having some progress on a few things. First off, I am doing much better than I was at the last post. I got some good pain medicine, which I was taking religiously for the first few days, but I have stopped them. I can move pretty well and go up the stairs fine, but anything that uses my stomach muscles hurts. I am eager to get back to the gym, but that won't happen for at least a month. I go back to the doctor a week from today for them to check the incisions. I had some help for the first week with Rachel, but now I have her during the day by myself. We have figured out a way for her to climb into her pack n play by herself, so I don't have to lift her. We just bum around the house all day and watch way more TV than usual.

Matt has started work in our master bathroom. Here are some before/demolition pictures. The last picture shows a lot of stuff sitting in our bedroom waiting to be installed by Matt. I am excited!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Feeling Better in a different kind of way

Just in case you aren't up to speed on the events in my life the past few days, here you go: After my trip to the ER on Wednesday night, we thought I had an ovarian cyst. We go to see my gyn and he says that the tests results are not as conclusive. There was definitely something, but he wasn't sure what it was or where it was. He thought putting a scope in my belly button and getting out whatever was in there seemed to be the best course of action to getting me feeling better and back on my feet. I was fully aware that it might not be that simple and it wasn't. As soon as I came to from the anesthesia, it hurt a lot more than I thought it should be a little incision in my belly button. In my groggy state, he informed me that they had found a cyst on my right Fallopian tube and had to remove the tube. I slept mostly the rest of the day thanks to my yellow button that dispenses pain medicine. I did not sleep well, waking up every hour, but thankfully I can take a nap when I want to. I have gotten up a few times and it is getting easier each time. My pain button has been replaced with tylenol with codine and I have to blow into the little apparatus ten times every hour. Matt is currently spending a little time painting and will be back to visit me later. I am very grateful that we go in for surgery when we did and that this did not get any worse. God was watching out for me and I would appreciate prayers for a speedy recovery. If you are super curious, Matt has pictures of my twisted and deadish looking Fallopian tube that the surgeon took. He is almost showing those off as proudly as when we had Rachel.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Verdict

Rachel has been doing a lot of TV watching the past few days. I have been having a lot of stomach cramping and pain since Monday night. So, with me laying on the couch all day and night long, Rachel has been brushing up on her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes. Since the pain wasn't getting any better and not acting like a stomach bug, we decided to head to the ER. After a CT Scan and an ultrasound, they figured out that I have a somewhat larget cyst on my right ovary, which is causing all of the pain. Since it is causing so much pain, I am seeing my doctor about having it removed. I will give an update once I meet with the doctor this afternoon.

Mother's Day Beach Trip

Matt, Rachel, and I headed to Siesta Key Beach after the first service in church. It took us close to an hour to get there and about the same amount of time to find a parking space. Ugh, next time we are skipping church. The weather was perfect and we all really had a great time. Most of Matt's family was there and Rachel loved it so much. Uncles Eric and Brett played with her in the water and the sand. The salt water didn't seem to bother and as she dove right in. The water was a little chilly at first, but felt nice after a few minutes. We happily stayed out there for about 3 hours and didn't not get a sun burn. We headed home and got cleaned to visit with the Schaefer side for dinner. Matt's gift to me was kind of like a memory box filled with important letters and pictures of big things we had done together. It was really sweet and thoughtful!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rachel & Coloring

Among other things, Rachel really likes to color. I don't let her do it at home much because it is kind of messy. It is one of those activities that is good for church or the gym. Thankfully, the gym lets her color as much as she wants. We were at Publix today and someone gave her a coloring book so I let her color on the back porch. She loved it! She does much better at staying on the paper now and got only a few marks on the picnic table. Don't worry Mom, I will clean it off before I give it back.

On the home front, we got our bathroom cabinets and countertops ordered from Home Depot this past Friday. Unfortunately, they take about 4 weeks to come in, but shouldn't be difficult for Matt to install. We are getting granite counters, so Matt is off the hook for that. I am really excited for this new bathroom. While it did take a lot more money than we really thought initially, it will look great and be well worth it. Tonight is my last night of school and then I am free for about 3 and a half months. Lauren and I haven't made any decisions yet about St. Louis, but I wish gas prices would go down. That's it for now.