Saturday, November 27, 2010

all in two weeks time:)




We had a fun week's break. I LOVE that Evan is a school teacher and gets holiday breaks. Here are some fun pictures and videos(videos from the last 2 weeks.)

Lucy loves Cindy-she just crawled up and sat next to her.
Making Chocolates with Lucy

Peter sat up by himself
Peter sat up by himself

Peter loves his toes and can't ever get enough of them


Lucy loved chillin, wathching Caillou, looking and touching the Christmas tree lights.
lots of swinging:)

made crafts
More smiles and





We attempted to go to the lighting up of Main Street in Littleton, but Lucy had a melt down so we had to go home.

Here are a few fun videos..I wish I could post more, but I have way too many:) I love our flip camera!


video video
video video

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Etsy!!!


I am so excited! I was inspired by my friend Jessica Tatro. She is incredible, and has started selling hats that she makes. SO INCREDIBLE. Anyway, money has been tight for us since we had to repair some broken pipes, sewer line etc, and since I am a stay at home mommy, I decided to start working on my own crafts to sell.

I went to have lunch with my friend Melanie Hendrix and she showed me a few craft ideas, and one of them was tile coasters. I have made tons of these now, just listed tonight, and had my first sale to someone I don't know who randomly found me and featured me on her blog.

Anyway, I created business cards a while back thinking I would start selling bread out of my home, so I have a blog etc, and now I am getting things rolling. Slowly, but they have started.

So here is a picture. I am starting to sell bread bags, bread, cinnamon rolls, and the tile coasters for now. I will post more pics later- I am most excited about the bread bags, and will be offering either a free loaf of bread or bread making lessons with purchase for those local.




Monday, November 22, 2010

Peter's Blessing-Aug 1, 2010


So Peter was blessed Aug 1, 2010, but I didn't post it. And since I use my blog for a journal here it is:)

Evan, his dad Romney Biddulph, our Doctor who delivered Lucy and Peter, Dr. Steven Gardner were able to help out in the blessing. It was a very special day, it made me feel like I needed to be a better mother to Peter so he could fulfill what he needs to do in his life. I am i awe of this special spirit that blesses our home-he is an angel.

Peter's Blessing
-Have a healthy and Strong life
-Have an unwavering testimony of the gospel and will share his testimony of Jesus throughout the world
-Grow up and be active in Primary and Young Men's program
-Will prepare for a mission
-Prepare to find a young woman that he can take to the temple to be married and sealed to
-He will be a worthy and a happy example to family

Sunday, November 21, 2010

this past week




Here is a catch up in pictures
Jeff and Joselyn came to home-teach us. We love them, so does Lucy!

Coming home from church

Can you tell what we are bringing for Thanksgiving:)

We got to the zoo too late to go in, so we wandered the gift shop.(Evan was at the zoo all day for a school conference.)

They were ready to be home:) I love their faces.
Lucy kissing daddy on her own, no prompting:)

She loves books

Wrestling and Peter wishing he could join in.

Flirting with daddy

Homemade Caramels-more pics to come:)

:)


Loving tummy time.

My happy boy

Lucy likes to sit right next to him..and yes he is wearing a drama queen bib..all the other's were dirty.
Brother and sister:)-5 lbs apart:) 13 1/2 months apart

My cute teacher husband.

loves to read-i love this dress and her pig tails
sharing the love
Her cute pony tails
Grandma Betty and Peter
Leash came for a visit


Today Lucy played in the leaves for a long time..SO cute! I wish I had my camera on me. Peter just loved looking at everyone at church. So fun!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nursery, to go or not to go


I have been SUPER BEYOND EXCITED for Lucy to turn 18 months and enter nursery. (we were allowed to go at 16 months with me sitting in with her) From what I hear she does really well. She gets knocked into and all the other toddler stuff but seems to fair pretty well. She has learned to clean up better-like a game, she drinks from a juice box better and shares better. Well, now that she is in nursery she is sick ALL OF THE TIME, which means our family is sick all of the time.

It would be one thing if it didn't spread, but it does. I am sure parents know not to bring sick kids to church, but you never know what germs you are carrying especially if they haven't made themselves known yet.

I feel like I am going inactive. I'm pretty sure we have been to church like 3-4 times in the last few months, not good. I need my spiritual feast each week.

I don't know what to do. Do I stop taking her to nursery, except that means not really getting anything out of Relief Society. I am at the point that I just don't know what to do, and almost feel desperate to Lysol the toys each Sunday myself.

We have ALL had colds numerous times, stomach flu 3 times now, and just blah sickness a lot. Blah. I especially feel bad when Evan has to take off work, or Peter gets sick when he is already having his trials.

When will our immune systems ever do their jobs!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Peter's Surgery...no longer a unicorn








So if you didn't follow everything on facebook, here is the update:

A few months back I was cuddling with Peter and tracing his face trying to get him to fall asleep. I found a little bump in between his eyebrows and just figured it was probably from Lucy playing with him. You couldn't see it, you could only tell by feeling it.

I called my mom a week later and asked about it since it wasn't gone yet. She said to wait a while longer and when I took him in for his next check to ask his primary doctor. During his appointment I had all intentions of asking her, but with Lucy in there as well I forgot. So I figured I would ask at his next followup with the surgeon who worked on his throat to get rid of his laryngomalasia.

Finally I remembered to ask and he felt it and told me that it was a Dermoid Cyst and that it needed to be removed preferably before he was two. I asked if we could just do it now and get it over with, and so he scheduled a cat scan.



We went for the cat scan. He was so CUTE! They were worried about him crying and asked for a pacifier, and I just smiled since he is just like Lucy-happy all of the time(he cries every once in a while-but close to how Lucy NEVER cried when she was younger). They put him on the machine and he just giggled the entire time, the staff just loved him!

That was in Mid October. So we had an appointment scheduled for Nov 12th to go over the cat scan and then Surgery in early December. Then a week after the cat scan I got a call saying that there had been a cancellation and would I like to have the surgery early. So we were able to go in November 10th.

From the results of the cat scan they saw what they thought was a track of fluid from the cyst to the brain, so it was important to get this done soon.

The night before Evan gave him a priesthood blessing and all of my worries were taken away. I was calm, maybe more than I should have been:) I am grateful for the power of prayer and the priesthood!

Evan's mom came over to watch Lucy for the day. Evan's principal made Evan take the whole day off so he could be with me and Peter. We couldn't give Peter anything after Midnight so we fed him at 11:30pm and then clear apple juice at 6:00am, and then nothing after 7:30am so he was ready for food and a little sad.

We checked in to Children's hospital and waited for our name to be called. We love Children's hospital, they are so kind and I feel like the hospital is a giant playground not a hospital.









After we got to his room we just cuddled him(which he wanted to since he was so hungry and weak from not eating), a lot of different people that were involved with his surgery came in to explain things.







That marking is about an inch or so above the cyst.


Then they took him away. I was really emotional all of a sudden because I wasn't holding him making sure he was ok, and since he was under a year old we couldn't go back to see him get an IV or anesthesia. They asked us to go get breakfast, so we did.

We came back up to wait and after 1 1/2 hours the surgeon came out to talk to us. He explained that it was a miracle that all of this was caught when and how it was. That if we would have waited much longer we could have been in trouble. The cyst had fluid that had eaten all the way through the bone almost to the brain, which they could see with how thin the bone was. They said that everything looked like a barnacle. (When he said that it made me think of barnacle boy on Sponge Bob) -i really like the picture and wish I could have it for my living room.

They filled in the hole and patched up his head. We were taken to see him waking up. He was just laying there with an oxygen tube and blankets. I picked him up and he seemed loopy but smiley. He took some pedialite and formula from me, and then we transferred into a different room.












His Oxygen levels kept dropping, and we had to wait at least 2 hours to have him come to and get his oxygen saturation to 90-91 at least before going home. He kept dropping to the 70-'s and 80's with and with out the oxygen mask, so 4 hours later we were told that he should get admitted overnight even though it was an outpatient surgery. But that was a risk and we knew it. I would rather have him healthy then home.

So we got him admitted and then came home to relieve Betty and get Lucy ready for bed. They had a volunteer come in for the night to cuddle, play and feed him-so nice! Made me feel better about not staying the night.

I called on him through out the night to check on him and finally went to sleep. Thursday Evan had to go back to work and I didn't want to go up by myself, so after Evan got off work we went up as a family. Peter was super cute. Everyone there was in love with him and they kept taking turns with the volunteers because he was so cute. They took him on lots of wagon rides I guess:) When we walked in the room, he was rolling in his crib(which he learned there overnight), and when I picked him up he was jabbering and blowing bubbles and so happy. It was almost like he needed to tell me about his baby resort that he was at:) He couldn't stop squealing and drooling over seeing Lucy and daddy.





They did rounds and told us that he had a chest X-ray and they saw some pneumonitis in his lungs, and that they were going to have the pulmonary team see him, a possible barium swallow to see if he was aspirating fluids in his lungs, and maybe look at his vocal chords/voice box to see if there was any paralysis. We also started him on prevacid again(off for 3 weeks) for acid reflux.

We spent a few hours there and went home to get Lucy in bed. Lucy tasted some of Evan's food-with tabasco sauce. The nurse came in hearing screaming thinking it was Peter, but it was just Lucy. We'll never do that again!!!



Friday they were going back and forth and finally decided that he could come home. So I went by myself at 8:30 and picked him up, but really paperwork takes so long so we didn't leave until 10:30 or so. Late night, I talked to my mom all the way home to make sure I wasn't falling asleep on the phone.




So no more oxygen needed, he is home, happy. He needs tylenol sometimes but for the most part is doing just fine. Lucy has only tried taking off his bandage 1 time, so that is good:)




Tuesday we will go back in to get the stitches out, and then in 4 weeks we will go see the pulmonologist to get him checked out, to get a barium swallow and go from there.

I know that my testimony of the Lord has grown. I know that Heavenly Father helped the Holy Ghost help me find the cyst. I know that it was the Lord's timing that helped us have an earlier surgery. I know that the Lord has and will continue to bless Peter as he is meant for great things! Thank you for all of your expressed prayers and concerns and offerings! I really know that you all had a part in this miracle and will be forever grateful.


Lots of pics-and some backwards, but this is for journal keeping purposes:)