Thursday, May 25, 2006
It's official I only have 6 weeks to go. I can not believe how fast this pregnancy has flown by! The last trimester always seems to slow down for me, but not this time...I can't believe there is only a month and a half until we will have our fourth child. I'm not sure if I am excited or terrified. I've finally started buying baby stuff so that is helping with the excited part. Baby girl clothes get cuter and cuter every year...so much pink...I LOVE IT! It is also a lot of fun to see our other kids getting excited. Dallin tells my belly every night that Audrey needs to hurry up and get here..."You need to come out right not Audrey...I miss you." So cute.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
It has been a hectic May for the Roger's Family. First, Dallin's finger and then the girl's surgery. Thankfully both Elizabeth and Anna are almost back to normal. Anna is back in school today...YEAH! The surgeries went really well. Better than I thought they would. The girls were such troopers at the surgery center. The only time Elizabeth got upset was when they put her in the hospital nightgown...she thought she looked "really studpid." We thought she looked adorable, so of course we had to take pictures. The picture of Anna is right before they took her back for surgery, the medicines had kicked in and she was as high as a kite, which of course we thought was hilarious. The day after surgery was really rough, the girls did not want to drink or eat anything and they both almost ended up back in the hospital with dehydration. But we forced them to suck on popcicles, and their fevers finally started to come down. All in all, I would say the surgery was worth it, the girls are feeling great and hopefully they will not get strep throat as often. Now we just have the pending arrival of Audrey to look forward to...only 7 more weeks to go!
Friday, May 12, 2006
It has been a crazy week! For those of you who haven't heard Dallin tried to chop off his finger last Saturday, and almost succeeded! We were doing the "Lord's Work," cleaning our chapel. I was in the foyer, Jeff was in the Ladies Restroom, the kids were playing in the gym. All of a sudden Anna came running down the hall holding Dallin's hand up in the air, screaming at the top of her lungs..."MOM DALLIN CHOPPED HIS FINGER OFF, DALLIN CHOPPED HIS FINGER OFF ..." She was hysterical. There was blood everywhere, all over her, all over Dallin. When I saw his finger I almost fainted. He had gotten the tip of his right index finger caught in the big gym door on the hinge side. It was disgusting. I thought for sure he was going to loose the tip of his finger. We made it to the hospital in record time. They took care of Dallin immediately...It is amazing how quickly they will see you in the ER if you come in with blood all over you, your husband and a three year old, no waiting room for us. Dallin acted like such a trooper, he never even cried. The doctor said he was in shock. Dallin actually fell asleep while we were waiting for them to give him a nerve block, which I had to leave the room for, the needle was HUGE!!! After the nerve block they x-rayed him and luckily the cut did not go through the bone. He did end up with 5 stitches, 2 of which were in the nail bed where they had to remove the entire nail (I had to leave the room for that part too). We saw a surgeon on Wednesday and he does not need surgery. He said Dallin will probably never get feeling back in the tip of his finger because the cut severed the nerve completely, and his nail will grow back deformed, but we were so relieved that his finger was intact a deformed finger nail sounded pretty good to me! Isn't parenthood joyfull?? I think the thing that struck me the most was how upset Anna and Elizabeth were, they were so scared for Dallin. All day long they taunt, tease, and beat each other up, but the second one of them is in real trouble the tears flow and the heads bow for prayer. I know Heavenly Father heard their prayers, and what is even cooler, is the girls know it. Dallin is doing great, infact he is having the time of his life showing everyone his "big finger".
Now we just have the girls surgery to look forward to. They are both having their tonsils and adnoids out next Tuesday. After them both having strep throat four times since January, I am looking forward to less sickness next year.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Like so many of my friends and family I decided to start a blog. There are so many things happening every day in the Rogers Family that I think this will be the quickest and easiest way to keep everyone posted. I've had so much fun reading other blogs I figured my kid's and my own antics should certainly keep everyone entertained, or at the very least shocked and horrified.