Sunday, December 28, 2008
So the day after Christmas Lexis had her tonsils out. It went a lot better than I expected. She was very calm and actually excited about the surgery. I think she was most happy about having "room service". Funny girl, what she forgot to think about was that she couldn't eat much liquids and soft foods only! So since pictures are worth 1,000 words here they are.
Again before surgery in her room before going to the waiting room.
This is Dr. Lyons talking to Lex before her surgery. He is so funny!
Group photo before they took her off to surgery. Grandma Helmick, Grandma Diercks, Lexis and Me.
Lexis is smiling just minutes before getting put under.
It will all be over soon Lex.
Here is what they took out. Uhhhh!
Lexis waking up in recovery. My poor Lex. I knew how she felt....MISERABLE.
She attempted to eat about 3 hours after surgery. Opps it didn't stay down. Second times a charm, right?
Her room mate was also having her tonsils removed too. Well after about 3 hours she wanted to go home. Lexis ears perked up and asked me if she could go home too. WE asked the nurse and she said, "Sure if you are feeling okay." She jumped up and then that is when she got sick. So we stayed about another 2 hours then she was discharged. This was when Heather took out her IV.
When we got home I gave her another dose of her pain medicine. It made her very sick so we decided to stick to Tylenol and Motrin. She has very little pain which is very good! She has been playing her guitar hereo she got for Christmas. That sure takes her mind off it all!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
So wow I can't believe it is Christmas time. Lexis sang really good in her choir a few weeks ago. I was extremely proud of her. I remember being her age and singing in choir as well and now here I am as a Mother watching her do the same thing! She has an amazing voice!
So this year it is a toss up between, "Is Santa real or not?" Huh this Mom is staying out of that! Lexis is really excited about Christmas and is thrilled with how many presents she sees under the tree.
I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wow it is so hard to believe how fast she is growing up. Lexis is very picky with her clothes. I sometimes get frustrated with her but I have to stop and remember she needs to be who she is! The teenage years are just around the corner!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Well Lexis is TEN today. Unbelieveable to me. It only seems like yesterday she was born. She was a very long and thin little baby. She had very little hair. She was my little baby doll. That is actually how she got her nickname- "Lexidoll!" Here is a picture of her at 2 days old. Her little fingers and toes were so long and skinny. She was a beutiful baby.
Last night we walking in our town's Homecoming parade. Brian was the school mascot, the bulldog. Lexis and I had made the float. On one side it had Grimes on it and the other had Bulldogs. It took us about 10 hours to make. Lex helped me for about 4 of those hours. She was first reluctant to help me but once I persuaded her she loved to help and was so good at it. It turned out so well.
Here is Brian in the Bulldog costume. Poor guy he was so hot. The parade was about 3 miles long.
Wow what an awesome night. Lexis and Emeline were both complaining their feet were sore but all in all it was so much fun. All the hard work did pay off. We will definately have to do this AGAIN!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I'm also glad to tell you she is feeling much better. The antibodics worked and her cough is dying down. Well not in the morning of course. She went back to school today and was not a happy camper when I told her to wake up. Okay who is happy to wake up? Nice to be back to normal!
Friday, August 29, 2008
She is such a trouper. Good news is she will have a long weekend to heal. They are off on Monday becasue of Labor Day!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
They said we will get a letter in the mail on Friday letting us know if she made it or not. I'm excited for her.Lexis is a wonderful singer. She takes after her Mother. I love to sing!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Mom let us make lunch. Pizza is our favorite.
Topping th pizza with all my favorites! Peppers are the best.
Lexis loves to make things. She is constantly making up supper menus so we can all choose what we want to eat. Pretty soon she will be helping make every meal. I love letting the kids help. This way no one can complain about their toppings!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Lexis also loves to write short stories. I told her I would start this blog but I thought it might be good if she writes her own updates. She is very smart and likes school. I might add she is very crafty. There is not a project she won't take on whether it is painting, molding clay or just doing a stamp book. She is such a sweet girl.
Lexis touched my heart last night and I just have to share this....She asked me if I loved her. I froze for a second. I replied, "Honey you know I love you." Later as she was getting ready to go to sleep I went in her room and told her I have loved her since the day I knew she was growing in my tummy. She means the world to me!