Thursday, October 30, 2008

5 years...

Five years ago today I almost died. Five years ago today my life began...
Today was my firstborn's 5th birthday. Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday this picture was taken. For those of you who don't know the story, after a LONG labor (which included my contractions stopping and having to be given pitocin, then at one point Drew's heartrate falling and being on oxygen) followed by around 2 hours of pushing at the end of which Drew was finally extracted with forecepts and the vacume; we finally welcomed our baby boy on Oct. 30, 2003. Shortly after Drew's arrival the doctor informed us that my placenta would not detatch and I was losing A LOT of blood, so they would have to take me imediately to emergency surgery and do a D&C, and if that did not stop the bleeding then they would have to do a hysterectomy in order to save my life. Not exactly what you want to hear when you're 23 and have just given birth to your first child. Thankfully, after a sucessful procedure and blood transfusion I was fine and did not have any complications with my second delivery. Needless to say, looking back on Drew's birth is such a momentous occasion in my life and leaves me with such a mixture of emotions.
Today, on Drew's fifth birthday, I thought I would share some things about him...
Drew is totally my loving child. He LOVES to snuggle and hug and kiss. Everday he will randomly come up to me during the day and tell me, "mommy, I love you" and give me kisses and hugs.
Drew is also into "manstuff". Drew wants to be as manly as he can be. Anything that dad and the guys are doing, he wants to do with them too. On the weekends he would much rather hang out with Joe and his man friends than with children his own age.
Drew is currently very into Indiana Jones and Ironman. He is actually dressing up as Indiana Jones for halloween and thinks he is the coolest! Drew's current favorite tv shows are "MythBusters", "Dirty Jobs", and "SpongeBob".
Drew is a funny guy. He says the silliest, craziest stuff and has the best imagination. He will amuse himself for hours. He is so much fun to be around and I am so proud to have him as my son and my friend. He will always be my "best boy". Happy Birthday Drew!!!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Not Forgotten

No, I haven't forgotten about my blog and I'm not purposefully neglecting it. The computer is still cooperating and we've done several things around here that I could have blogged about. The problem is that now our camera seems to be broken. It's always something around here! And lets just face it...blogs without pictures=no fun. No one really cares about what I have to say, they just read this to see the cute pics of the kids!!! And I'm ok with that...really. We'll have the situation fixed within the next week or so, because our halloween party is next weekend and then we've got Drew's birthday, and of course I have to get pictures of those. So I guess I'm shopping for a new camera...anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive digiatal that will last for more than a year?!!!