The new Transformers came out yesterday.  Zach REALLY wanted to see it in the theater and I just wanted to see it with him, but as our dependable, no worries babysitter just moved to Virginia, we didn’t know how we were going to pull it off.  I considered taking Isaac with us to a late night move in hopes that he’d just sleep….then I casually asked my mom if she’d be willing to come watch tv or a movie at our house so we could see a 10PM show.  The thinking is that Isaac would sleep the whole time and she wouldn’t have to really carry him around.  To my surprise she said sure….and even more surprised when she said she’d do it that night (last night).  Since we made this plan at 7:30, we had to get in gear.

8:00 – We went to get tickets.

8:10 – We ate dinner at Noodles.

8:35 – Zach got in line at the theater and Mom, Isaac and I drove home.

8:50 – Nursed Isaac.

9:10 – Put Isaac in bed.

9:11 – Fed dogs.

9:15 – Turned a screaming Isaac back to his back.

9:16 – Started first Transformers movie for Mom.

9:20 – Turned a screaming Isaac back to his back.

9:22 – Picked a screaming Isaac up from his belly and nursed him some more.

9:40 – Leave the house, Isaac has already turned to his belly, but isn’t screaming.

10:00 – Movie starts and I worry the whole time if Isaac ever went to sleep.

12:40am – All is quiet at home, but Mom informs us that the turning/screaming happened about five or six more times before he finally went to sleep.

6:00am – Isaac wakes up…Zach gives him a pacifier and he goes back to sleep.

7:30am – Isaac wakes up for food…..late nights are so hard.

I don’t know if I’m going to like this turning and moving all around the bed that Isaac started this week. It’s a bit scary and frustrating.

On another note….I’m sad I haven’t been blogging as much. I’m sad that I haven’t updated my pages in sooooo long. I’m going to work on that. It might not be fast, but by the end of the summer, things should be updated and I should be blogging more. For now, I’ve got to get my portfolio done, get a project done, get packed for Virginia, figure out Zach’s birthday, stress about photographing a wedding and by mid-July I should be feeling pretty bored with nothing to stress about any more. 🙂



I have an amazing baby.  I know all mom’s think that, but really I do.  I get so many compliments on how good he is.

Isaac managed to go on a five day, four night, two airplane rides, LOTS of time in a car trip and only had one melt down for five minutes in a restaurant as we were leaving….he was tired and hungry, can you blame him?  Other than that, he was great.  The people on the airplane behind us didn’t even know I had a baby with me, and he only slept for maybe 1 hour of the 3.5 hour trip.

But really I don’t want to talk about how good he is.  Just the things he is doing and how cute he is. 🙂

Isaac has rolled over several times, but it always seems to scare him.  He also moves around like crazy.  It’s not unusual for me to find him turned around in his bed and at the opposite side than he started on.

He love to reach for things and try to figure them out.  It’s so much fun to watch his expressions and determination.

One thing he likes is to chew on my straws (especially red ones).  So I generally, will bend it so it isn’t poking his roof and let him gum about a half inch of it.  I didn’t expect him to learn to suck through a straw at 5 months, but sure enough.  Last Thursday he was “chewing” on the straw, when I felt the cold rush through my fingers and he suddenly let go and looked all shocked.  It was raspberry lemonade, so I’m sure it was quite a surprise! About 30 seconds pasted and he wanted the straw again.  It took him a minute, but he got some more lemonade and wasn’t quite as surprised that time.


So last Sunday I had severe pain in my upper back that moved into my front right abdomian.  If you know anything about gallbladders, that is just about the most perfect symptom you can have.  It went away and since I was going to the doctor today, I figured I’d just add this to the list.  It happened again on Thursday, just not as severe.  Then last night happened….

At 9, I started to feel slight pains, but by 9:20, they were so bad all I could do was scream “Oh My…” as loud as possible.  It was bed time for Isaac and I was freaking him out…I tried to feed him a bit, but that was next to impossible.  We finally decide to go to the ER.  By the time we arrive, I feel almost normal.   I feed Isaac in case it comes back and we sit in the car.  After about an hour, I decided I’d rather go back home.

I was fine for two hours and decided to go to bed.  I slept only for one hour and then I was up….I decided to talk a shower around 3 and by 3:30 had thrown up.  I decided again, that it was time to go to the ER.  So we went and I was breathing so fast I was dizzy when we got there and they had to wheel me in.

After two hours, my blood test had come back showing some concerning things, and the quick ultrasound the doc could do showed petly of gall stones, but he needed one from a tech and they wouldn’t be there for three more hourse.  We decided to try to get some sleep.  It didn’t work to well for s, but it did for Isaac.  Grandma Cher came over and watched him (it was her first day with no job), while he slept and when Aunt Stacy woke up, she joined them.

I had an ultra sound down and sure enough lots of stones.  In an ultrasound your gallbladder should be black, mine was greyish white.  Two doctors determined it needed to come out, so I didn’t have much of a choice (I guess I did, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized these were not my first gallstone attacks).

Mom and Stacy dropped Isaac off, and managed to get back right when they were taking me into Surgery.  So they decided to take him to run their errands.  I mean, we are planning a wedding!

Zach came with me and I got all ready….they took me to the OR and next thing I know they are waking me up and I’m complaining my neck hurts.  It took about an hour for me to fully wake up.  Then they took me back to my room where sleepy Zach was waiting to show me my cup of gallstones! 🙂

Everyone says I look great (considering the circumstances) and I am in good spirits.  One stone managed to escape and get in the main line from the liver to the intestine, so tomorrow, they are going to wipe me out and put a scope down my throat to go get it out.  Yippee!

I have four small incisions along my rib cage and they pulled the gallbladder out through my belly button.  I really only feel pain there.  Mom and I walked around for a bit and I was able to brush my teeth.  It been over 24 hours since I’ve eaten…so I’m looking forward to being down with the scope tomorrow.  The doc came in at 9:30 and said I could have liquid, so that was my first liquid since 3am…..nice apple juice, but after midnight I get nothing.

Isaac has been doing okay.  He hates bottles, so we’ve been trying to feed him when we can and give him his sippy with milk…he did okay, until tonight, luckily they said I could feed him after I pumped and dump….so we did that.  He is sleeping.  I’m going to bed….as soon as I go pee.

Thanks for all the well wishes and concerns.  I’m already feeling better with this darn thing out.