Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Positive Update!

This year has had its ups (Jason's raise for example) and downs (Seth's broken arm for example) like any year but I really want to discuss the ups. Sometimes you just gotta count your blessings, right? :)

Kai is doing pretty good. He is growing so fast and is already hungry ALL the time. He already has two meals of rice cereal a day! He's batting at toys a little and I caught him really checking out his feet the other day. I don't think I've ever seen such a look of concentration before! It was really cute. Despite his Torticollis and Plagiocephaly that he has to do exercises and stretches for every day (besides quite a number of other restrictions) he is a really happy baby.

Seth, despite his broken arm, is being a real trooper! He has just adapted really quickly and acts like it's just normal fare now. And he tells the story like a professional. It's really cute to hear his little voice: "Seth a touch a carpet with 2 hands and fall a cart. Owies and broke a arm and a big bandaid a doctor. Is pink cast!" Lol! I swear he learns at least one new word a day and I can't always pinpoint where he heard the new word so it's usually a surprise to me.

I officially reached my pre-Kai weight, even if it's not my pre-Kai shape. I think that's pretty good for someone that can't workout really yet due to my hip problems. Go me!

My surgery on my teeth didn't go just as planned, but it all worked out well. A little background: I smashed my mouth on a bar while doing gymnastics on a bar hanging from chains on an elementary school playground. The specialist put in implants for the two top front teeth that I lost but my bone hadn't grown back because it was so smashed so he ended up putting the anchors for the implants really high up, basically behind my nose. The two teeth next to them also have struggled since then. Last year, because my bone didn't grow back, my gums didn't have anything to hold on to. They started to recede making it necessary to get surgery to correct the patch-up job that the original specialist did. I met with a wonderful specialist, PK Clark of Whitecap Institute in Heber, and we made a plan. Neither one of us were really completely settled in the plan really because he had never seen a case like mine. At the end of March I got the surgery. (It got moved up from May because they had a cancellation.) They got in there and the anchors were loose and were covered in bacteria which obviously was major potential for infection. It was really the hand of our dear Heavenly Father that I got the surgery before things got a lot worse, because we were on the verge of major problems. I couldn't be more grateful to Him for guiding me in this. The whole plan had to change when they found that. Luckily they were able to think on their feet. And Jason was there to approve changing the plans. Healing hasn't been fun, but it will be worth it in the end. I have a temporary piece in my mouth right now and will get the permanent bridge in August. I am so glad I will not have to struggle with all of this anymore!

We still think the chiropractor has found the actual problems with my hips, but it is all healing slower than we would have hoped. I still can't jog even a couple of steps without it hurting which is disappointing. But I feel so much better than I used to that I'm really trying to still be positive about the whole thing.

We put in an offer on a house (bank owned) and it was accepted! We will be moving in the 24th and 25th of June. That leaves a lot of packing and sorting, a garage sale, a lot of scheduling, etc. for us to complete in the next little while but the whole thing is really exciting. Jason and I feel really good about it. It has a master bedroom with a master bathroom and a huge walk-in closet, 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets, and another room with where the closet is the complete length of the room. On the same floor as all the bedrooms (the second floor) is another bathroom and the laundry closet. (I’d call it a laundry room, but it’s not that big. lol!) On the first floor, you have a formal living room, a LARGE family room, a kitchen and dining room, a half bath, and a mudroom/ huge pantry with a door to the two car garage. 2488 sq ft all together on a .17 acre lot. It’s really close to Jason’s work and we have all sorts of plans to fix up this and that and really make it our own. And to top it all off, since we will be moving to Lehi really close to the legacy center, we will be swimming a ton in the years to come, which I couldn’t be happier about. I love swimming! (They also have a rock climbing wall, a gym, a daycare, classes in about everything, etc.)

We will be having a garage sale on June 11th if anyone would like to bring some things and join us.

So that’s all our updates for now. As though that isn’t enough. lol.

1 comment:

The Peterson's said...

There have been a lot of up for your family! I am excited about your house. That sounds nice!