Saturday, May 29, 2010

Turtle Oh Turtle..

Oh my Brady has Acid reflux :(
its a pretty simple fix I guess, but the process to get to the simple fix was a very very bad day!, Insurance issues, No Money, printer out of ink, mike freaking out, went to the dr on the wrong day, & to top it off the satilite was out, which shouldnt made a difference to most families,.. but if you know my husband, you know how much of a horrible thing that was.
Still working on getting the Ins fixed, so for now we have to cut the top off of Michaels previcid, poor the beads in a syringe with a bit of water and figure out how to shoot it down Brady's throat,, Takes a bit of work. I have noticed a difference just in a few days, 90% less spitting up, and he sleep longer.
But now he is going threw a crying phase.. I hate to let him cry it out, usually when he is tired. I dont remember Riley being a crier.. but I think maybe you forget about that stuff when there is so much good to remember.

Brady is 7 weeks today, I cant believe time is going by so fast, I have to go back to work in a little over a week. Im scared, and sad, but also kind of excited! Its the one place I truely feel like myself. I dont have to think about what I say to people, I can be honest and playful and upbeat! My job does make me happy. eventhough its stressful.

I am worried about how we are going to get sleep, and how mike will handle the baby. & how the baby will handle it also. I will miss Riley and Brady so much! but I dont have a choice. I have to go bacl to work, we are in debit up to our eyeballs! but we will get things back in order in a few months :) hopefully.
Its kinda crazy how much they look alike :)

Jaime Oneal was wrong

There is a Sedona!!
I have been begging michael to take me to Sedona for about 8 years or so.. I got tired of waiting and just took him instead. We had our 7 year anniversary but since I'm out of work on maternity leave we have no money to really do anything. So we took a family day trip to sedona instead.

The drive wasnt to bad, and we had a couple little snaggs on the way, the freeway was closed so we had to find a way around that. We couldnt find it, nearly got lost and turned around a few times, but it was a fun adventure!

It was beautiful there, I see why they call it the painted desert.

We went to the slide rock park,

Mike had been there once when he was a kid, we took the car seat and that hooked into the stroller we barrowed from chris and emily. I couldnt believe it was so cold! the wind picked up and it got cloudy, we were dressed in summer wear, so I stopped at the mini store at the park and bought riley a sweatshirt.

We got to the end of the park to realize to get to the river and the slide rock you have to walk down about 100 steep steps! so mike carried the stroller in one hand, and brady in his car seat in the other., I took riley and we headed down.

It was a struggle to get down and back up, but it was worth it. Riley loved throwing rocks in the river and running across the bridge, It was beautiful. we had lunch and then came home..

Our first family adventure went great! Brady was awesome, and Riley was amazing!!

Friends and fun!

A few weeks ago my bestie Amy and her daughter Lily came to visit. It was amazing to see her, and eventhough we only see each other once every couple of years it was like we just got together the week before. Her daughter lily is simply adorable! and she is 4 years old, so Riley had someone to play with for a week.
Poor Lily I think Riley drove her NUTS! But she did good handling him, and he cried when she had to leave.

We went swimming at mikes moms house, it was so nice of her to let us swim and hang out for a bit. I dont swim much but even I went in the water and the kids did great!

Riley was a bit scared at first but I was very impressed. We got some great pictures of the kids.

we took the kids to the mall, and to a movie, Brady did great! slept thru most of it, and the kids paid attention to the movie most of the time.

Then we went to Amazing Jakes, It was the first time we had ever been there,

What a great place! we were there for nearly 6 hours and played and ate everything!

It was a great day. I think Michael would live there if he could. :)

I loved the go carts! It was so fun! and I kicked mike's butt! :)

they had mini-golf and bowling

It was a great visit! and It was so nice to feel like myself again, I hope they get to visit again soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Riley Drew is 4 years old!

I am late on posting about my peanuts birthday, we didnt get to do everything I wanted to, but I think he had a good time anyways.

On his birthday we went to the park and had pizza! It had been so hot the week before, then the day we went it was so COLD! the wind was blowing like crazy which made the temperature drop.

Riley got a bike from Gene and Jenny, He more then LOVED it! and the cutest little safety helmet and elbow pads., I cant believe how great he does on it! We take him to ride it to the mailbox often, but that might change since its getting hotter.
He rode it all around the park for over an hour!

A week after his birthday we had a party for him at Peter Piper Pizza, Its easy, and I dont have to do allot which is great :) There never seems like enough time to play with Riley, and visit with everyone. I hope people had a nice time. I know the kids had fun, Riley got lots of cool stuff.

I cant believe he is 4 years old! Time flies, and he is learning so much, and growing up. He isnt my little baby anymore. and he likes boy stuff now, like spiderman, and Ironman

We got the cake from Fry's :) It was yummy, and it came in handy when I woke up starving at the 4am feedings! Not that I should be taking giant bites of cake in the middle of the night, but it calmed my growling and helped me get back to sleep.. well for about 2.5 hrs anyways :)

this is my nephew kingston and my nephew noah hugging :) They are so cute! It was so awesome to see my sister dani and her boys! I missed her so much! I cried.. of course.. like always, but it was the first time I got to see hayden, and he is so cute! He has the biggest eyes like paigey did when she was a baby, :)
Here is Hayden in the froggy outfit next to Brady in the Turtle outfit :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our Little Turtle

WoW! Its been a long time since I have posted anything.. Not that we havent been busy
On Saturday April 10th 2010 we went to the hospital, Banner gateway and had our little Turtle at 3:54pm. Brady Michael Langen weighted 7lbs 12oz and was 20 in long. waiting in the Triage room, watching the contraction monitor.. and yes I added a few of my "own" contractions.. Lol tricks of the trade. We were the only ones there. and the nurse came in after we had been there for about 15 mins. and she said "your having a c-section in 45 mins" I think we were both a bit shocked, not sure we really expected to stay, and have the process happen so fast! After she told me that, and put that silly blue cap on my head, all I could think about was going home, watching TV and taking a Nap. I dont think I was ready yet. The time went fast. totally different then Riley's birth. I wasnt as tired during this C-Section.. I felt all more, I saw allot more. and I thought way to much during the whole thing. I actually felt like I was having a heart attack when they were adding air, and flushing out my insides! I had horrible chest pains! and I could hear the suction hose slapping against my skin, .. almost like the noise at the dentist when they are taking the spit from your mouth.

He was beautiful! The first thing mike said was "he has your nose!" LOl which he does, and Riley does too. They took Brady and Michael to another room while I was being sewed up.

The first time I got to hold him, they wrapped him up so tight in the blankets and handed him over. He streatched him neck up and out, and his perfectly round little face turned back and forth from side to side and he stuck his little tongue out.. Thats when I knew, he was the little turtle I had always wanted.

The hospital was nice, great food, room service was awesome! But it was lonely.. So very lonely. Michael stayed the first night, but the father sleeping area is horrible! and I knew he was stressing about Riley not being with us. We knew he was ok, but it was weird that part of our family wasnt there. I was so thankful a few people came to visit! My friend Becky, Trina, Tyler and Crystal, Rose, Andrea and Linda, It was so food to see everyone! My in-laws who I am very grateful for! Riley stayed the night at Emily and Chris's I knew he would have a great time with the girls!. The other 2 nights.. were lonely, sad and long. Painful, extremly painful and frusterating,I cried allot those nights, missed my sisters, my mom, and my family. Brady lost weight in the hospital, he was down to just under 7lbs. I was glad to come home. to be able to snuggle my turtle without any nurses telling me to put him back in his bed! :P

Mike was able to change his vacation and take time off to help me. We took Brady to the Dr's and he still wasnt gaining any weight, so we have to try and wake him and feed him more often.

Riley loves his brother so much! and always wants to hug and kiss him, the other night he spent over an hour reading books to him. Michael is so cute with him, and I can see how proud he is when he holds him, talks to him and about him. I love him so much, I love watching him fall asleep, the little faces he makes, he smiles, he frowns, he squeeks, and he whines.. all in just a few seconds of time. He is ambitious.. He scoots up, and down to find the binky he dropped, and he rolled over! yes, rolled over, when he was about 2 weeks old. I was making a bottle in the kitchen and he rolled off his blanket, his butt in the air!, then right back onto his back. he was hungry and was going to go searching for food if it wasnt coming to him!. He will change the world and make it a better place someday.. That I am sure of. he doesnt like his feet covered up, and sticks both his legs straight out of the blanket and holds them in the air, he is a good baby, and I cant wait to learn all about him, cant wait to see what an amazing person he becomes.

When I hold him, and kiss his little head.. I know its all worth it. The years of trying to have a baby, the heartache, the loss of someone I thought was my true friend, the testing, couting the days, being in pain and hormonal for 9 months! and basically driving myself crazy! It was worth it. We Love our Little Turtle and know that our family and friends will too.
If you read my blog, (not sure if anyone does.. but if you do, you can comment anytime :) if you do read this then you will get to watch Brady grow up, Riley grow up, and watch me grow up too :) Someday anyways.

Its good to be able to walk again, move normal again! and the baby blues seem to be fading, so Its nice to start feel like myself again :)

I am thankful for all my boys.
I love this picture! Its one of my favorites because its so funny! This was the day we left the hospital, this outfit with the collar up, makes him look like dracula :) I just love it. :) Im sure he will be upset with me for it someday, oh well..

Brady at 1.5 weeks

Sleeping Turtle 1.5 weeks old :)