Friday, June 27

A few pictures from today

Ok, these pictures are from today. They are out of order, but I think you can handle it. I don't exactly feel like fixing it at the moment, I have a bit of a headache. Anyway this morning we went to play at the park, then after naptime I took the boys to McDucks to the playplace. They had a lot of fun at both places and they are thoroughly worn out tonight! :)

Thursday, June 26


I went in and got the steroid shots for my right wrist today. I can't tell you how better I already feel, it's amazing! Plus...I've worn my wedding ring and anniversary band for the last 3 days and it's FIT. As fits like it should. It's comfortable! The last I don't know how long I'd wake up in the mornings and my rings would be too tight to wear, puffy hands. That's not been happening! I take them off to do the dishes and I can put them right back on and not worry about puffy, evil night swellage.

I'm a happy camper right now.

Zander? He's a goofy's the proof...

Monday, June 23


Ever think you log online to do something only to realize later that you did not? And it's happened for a long time? Yeaaaaah. I just did that.

Blogging things in your head is not very productive unless you actually get your butt to a computer and blog about whatever. It's been a (good) kind of crazy around here. Spending time with the boys, having fun this summer. I guess I've thought about blogging some, just didn't get there cause I was busy doing summer things. Without a camera *cringe* I have got to start taking more pictures again or I'll be kicking myself later!

The boys are getting big and doing great. MiKael is talking more and more, getting frustrated at times cause we should understand him! LOL Some words are clear and some words...he thinks are clear. And they are words, cause he'll say the same thing looking in the same direction every time. He has a really soft voice though and won't seem to speak up, so for now we just try our best. He's on a huge Bob the Builder kick right now and constantly wants to "figgit!".

Zander is all things numbers (or bumbers) and letters lately. He loves watching SuperWhy and WordWorld, both which do with letters in every show. These are 2 I don't mind letting him watch cause he really is absorbing and learning. He also loves Curious George. I'm trying to read more of the Curious George books to him than letting him watch though. Too much screen time isn't good for anyone! He loves the books and if I pause in (some of) the stories he'll fill in the words..."This is _____. He was a good little monkey and always ____ ______." (George, very curious) etc, etc, etc.

Me, you ask? I called the Orthopedic Surgeon's office last Friday after having a really bad hand/wrist day on Thursday. I nearly cried my wrists/hands hurt so bad while cutting up the boys fruit for lunch. It had been a painful day already, but that sorta sent me over the edge. I was still having pain issues on Friday (meds only seemed to dull the pain, not really help like they had in the past) and then when I gave the boys breakfast and lunch...I moved wrong and wound up dropping their food on the floor cuase my wrist caught/hurt. Such fun. Bagels smeared w/cream cheese and pizza face down, on my kitchen floor. That was really the last straw. I called the OS's office after pizza sauce and cheese had been cleaned from the floor and made an appointment to see him this morning (since they would not let me talk to him on the phone). I go in today and he gave me a steriod shot in my left hand. If I notice improvement in the next few days (which I already have) I'll go in on Thursday and he'll do the right hand too. So, hopefully I'll be good on the whole wrist/hand pan/tingle/numb thing for a good long while. If not, I'm not sure what I'll do but I'm happy and optomistic about it all right now! :)

And that's our update for now. I'll try to be back soon, but I make no promises. Zander is in all day preschool next year, I think it'll be good for him but it's making me want to spend lots of time with him over the summer. I'm working on getting a schedule/routine down in the mornings and if I can manage that I'm going to pencil in some blogging time while the boys watch SuperWhy or WorldWorld, depeding on the least that's the plan!

Thursday, June 5

Whiner boys

It's rainy and cloudy today...a cool 52 degrees.

Zander is in a growth spurt.
(which is kinda freaky considering he's in 5T clothes, already 45 pounds and just over 3.5 feet tall!)

MiKael is getting molars.

We're about to do lunch and then snuggle up on the futon with a movie...lots of pillows and blankets! Hopefully the veg time will mellow everyone out.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Well, I saw him on Monday to go over the test results from the Neurologist. What fun. Again I was told that everything looks good and normal. OS told me that he still thinks I have carpel tunnel, I'm just one of the 3-5% that have "normal" readings on the nerve tests. OS also thinks that what I'm dealing with is mild so for now, unless/until things get worse...we're just trying to manage it. (The other day I was folding/hanging laundry and I went tingly/numb from my fingertips to my elbows, blah.)

As for the loss of strength in my hands, he told me to get a stress ball and some marbles (putty too!) and exercise the muscles.Follow up in 3 months. If the pain/fatigue/numbness gets worse then we'll see about some steroid shot. No surgery for now, it's not bad enough. Oh yeah, wear wrist splints at night so I don't tweak em funny in my sleep.

So, I suppose it's good and bad news. I'm still frustrated. I have an answer but not a definite plan of action, long term wise. No magic fix. There are things that I struggle doing on a daily basis and things I just don't do because I don't feel I can do them and be safe. (Taking things out of the oven that weigh more than a frozen pizza, use a pizza cutter, peel fruit, work with textures, some sets of weight lifting-no matter how light the weight is, vacuuming, etc, etc, etc...)

I was left with the question, if it isn't bad enough to do something about...what is?