Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bubble Wrap, Anyone!?

I think I need a nice, large stash of bubble wrap to protect our sweet little Noah!  The poor kid is always hurting something!  Tuesday night was his THIRD trip to the ER...take in mind that he is not even three yet!!!!  Click here if you want a recap of his FIRST and SECOND emergency room visit!

Here's the short version of what happened...  He was giving his buddy Breckan a hug goodnight and somehow the two of them fell and Noah's head hit the fireplace on the way down.  He was crying more than the usual whimper after a Noah-injury, so I picked him up.  I went to rub his head because I knew he hit it and I just felt wetness.  I remember thinking that his bath was not that recent and his hair should have been dry.  So I looked up and Courtney had this horrified look on her face!  I said, "There's blood, isn't there?"  And she just shook her head.  So I rushed him into the kitchen and Kristin followed me in there.  I could feel and smell the blood, and that just didn't sit well with me!  So I let Kristin's motherly instinct kick in and she instantly started dealing with him.  His head was bleeding a ton...I had always heard that head injuries bleed a lot, but man, this was crazy!  Kristin couldn't stop the bleeding and couldn't see where the blood was coming from.  So we called our ped. and she had me bring him over to her house so she could see it.  She was able to see where the blood was coming from and told us that he needed to be seen.  We headed to the hospital (after stopping by the house to get his shoes/coat...) and he was seen instantly.  The bleeding had stopped a bit, and the Dr. decided to use Dermabond instead of stitches.  :)  Noah was great during all of this....tired and wanting to go to bed, but a great little trooper!!!!  He now has Dermabond on his little hair, and it isn't the prettiest repair job, but definitely the most painless repair!  

I tried to get him to slow down long enough to get a good picture of his injury, but you know how Noah is...always on the go!!!!  I think the pictures make it look worse than it really is.  His hair is matted and caught in the dermabond, along with some dried up blood.  The actual injury is more like a puncture wound.  The last picture is my attempt to get him looking at me and smiling...nice, huh!?!?!  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ten Years Ago Today...

On February 12, 1999, I drove home for the weekend, excited for a fun date with Michael...  Well, it was more than just an ordinary was *the* date that changed my life.  Here is the story...

That didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to!  I hope you can strain your eyes enough to read our incredible proposal story.  Michael gets an A+++ for the night and memories!!!  

Now here are some photos from the night.  After the proposal, we headed back to my parents house to an engagement party that I knew nothing about!!!  It was so fun!!!!

At the party...before I changed to get comfy!  Those of you who know me know that I don't stay dressed up for long!

Showing off my ring to my soon-to-be maid of honor, Jennifer!!!

The next morning Michael and I went up to the church to clean up and take a few pictures!  It was so pretty!  Funny thing...I still have and still WEAR that shirt!!!  Just hung it up in my closet this morning!

Michael's turn to pose!

Here is a copy of our engagement announcement!

The next two pictures aren't from the night we got engaged, but while searching for all of those, I found these and really liked them!!!  The first one is at the candlelight service from Michael's college graduation.  This was the night I first met his dad, and the day I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.  It's funny how I remember things based on what I was wearing!

And this was the day I graduated from A&M!

Michael, thank you for following your heart and knowing mine ten years ago.  I remember that night like it was just yesterday.  You have made me the happiest girl around for ten years and I love you more and more every day!  You are amazing and I am so blessed to be your bride!