Friday, July 30, 2010

The Cutest Patient Ever

Yesterday was a big day around here. A few months ago Hannah had what we thought was just a pimple right on the tip of her nose. We didn't pick, poke or try to pop it. Just left it thinking it will go away. After it not going away for several months, we made an appointment with a plastic surgeon who my hubby as worked with in the ER.
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The doctor told us that it was not a pimple. He asked if she had had a scratch or something on that part of her nose before the 'bump' appeared. I thought back and it seemed like yes she may have had a small scratch. He said that he believed it to be just an overgrowth of tissue that never stopped growing when the skin was trying to heal itself. He said that he wouldn't know for sure until he takes it off and sends it off to pathology, but he really was confident it would prove to be benign but should definitely be removed.

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We scheduled the surgery and the closer we got the more nervous I got. My baby has always been perfectly healthy. I mean we don't even go to the doctor more than once a year for her well checks, that is how healthy. She doesn't get sick, hasn't ever been hospitalized for anything. I was getting really anxious. I mean, this is major surgery. She was being put fully under.

Finally, the morning of surgery came and we headed off to the hospital for her 6 am pre-op appointment. Hannah's nurse was really great with her and we all laughed all the way through pre-op. The anesthesiologist came in and talked to us for a few and then gave Hannah what we are calling, the happy juice.

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Hannah gave herself the happy juice and then it was time to wait while it took effect. The plastic surgeon came in and talked to us, just letting us know he didn't think there would be any issues, just a simple procedure and she should be in recovery in an hour. Mimi was with us so she read Hannah a story while we waited for the happy juice to relax her some more.

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Finally Hannah started to get really loopy, couldn't sit up without tipping over so it was time to take her back to the OR and put her under. I was really proud of myself for doing so well, not showing her how scared I was. I figured she needed me to be strong since she was really scared.

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We went over and had some breakfast in the cafeteria hoping for that to kill most of the hour that she should be in surgery. By the time we got back across the way to the surgical center we only had to wait about 20 minutes before they came to get me. I was so relieved. When I got back to her in recovery she was obviously still out of it and she just started bawling when she saw me. The nurses said that she did so good during surgery and she was fine but this was a reaction most kids had after surgery. They are still all drugged up and trying to come out and are really disoriented. Tears are normal. So I just tried to hold her and get her to calm down. She just kept saying she wanted to go home now.

After she calmed down we were able to head home within about an hour of her coming out of surgery. Hubby had to stay and work his shift in the ER, but he was able to be with us for all of the morning til we went home so I was happy. My mom drove us home and we made a quick stop at the store for Popsicle's and ice cream. When we got home, Hannah was completely fine. Everyone had told me that she would be sleepy and would be kind of out of it that day. Not the case. She was up and running around shortly after got home! That was good and bad. Good that she was fine and was back to herself, but bad for mama who needed badly to decompress and have a good cry.

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The doctor says that the spot where the bump was should be all healed up in a week or so and we will just have to slather sunscreen on it for a while to make sure it heals completely.

So now we are back to things as normal with playdates and preparing for kindergarten to start in a couple of weeks. Another heavy day that mama will need time to decompress after!
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Periwinkle's Big Day In The ER

Periwinkle went on another adventure today with the hubby, P-wink as hubby now calls her got to spend the day in the ER. Here are some photos of her exciting day!

Getting ready for work in the locker room...
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Working the Trauma Desk...
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Joy Ride...
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Cruising The Halls...
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Manning the phones...
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Guest Post and Jewelry Give Away Coming SOON!

I am so excited to let you all know that a friend of mine recently started a jewelry line that she is selling, the pieces are gorgeous! She will be guest blogging and doing a giveaway soon, so keep your eyes peeled! For now you can check out her collection through her site Severson Simotti, be sure you become a follower so you can get sneak peeks at new pieces!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Perwinkle's Adventures

My hubby is an EMT and works in both one of the Level I trauma centers here in Phoenix and also on an ambulance. Well today he is working on the ambulance so Hannah asked him to take Periwinkle to work with him and make sure she has a good time. So all day we have been getting picture texts from Periwinkle and Daddy's adventures on the ambulance.

At St. Joseph's in Downtown Phoenix
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In the ambulance between calls, just relaxing
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At Thunderbird in Glendale
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Again relaxing in between calls
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At Children's in Downtown Phoenix
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They still have a few hours left on their shift, so there might be more pictures of their adventures, but I couldn't wait to share these. Hannah has loved seeing Periwinkle's day with Daddy!
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Man, It is hot!

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Ugh. The older I get the more I hate the summer here. It is so hot. It's too hot to even do anything outside. Any one who has lived here for a long time understands that when the weatherman says its going to be 115°, what he really means is that its going to be 115° in the shade. So if you are going to be in the sun, say at the park or walking in your neighborhood it is really going to be at least 10 degrees hotter. I say again, Ugh. Is it fall yet?
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pardon My Dust

I have decided I want to make some changes to the blog, so please pardon my dust while things are under construction!
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

2nd Birthday Post Today!

So today was my hubby's birthday and we had a great bbq with friends and family. I had ordered a cake from my friend Sweet Pea Confections of a football field with the Iowa Hawkeyes logo and lettering. The cake was so great, it was a surprise for hubby and I think I totally nailed it.


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Happy Birthday to My Husband!

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Today is my hubby's birthday, he is 36...shh don't tell him I told you! So on this day we celebrate his birth, I thought it would be nice to talk about some of the things that make him so special, not only to us, his family but to anyone who meets him.


My hubby is:

Handsome * Loving * Intelligent * Affectionate * Friendly * Outgoing * Kind * Generous * Honest * Hard working * Funny * Sensitive * Playful * Athletic


I am so grateful that we found each other and that he was willing to pick up and move from his life the farm country in Mt Vernon Iowa to the deserts of Phoenix Arizona to marry me and build our life here. I am so thankful that he is an amazing husband, friend and father.


Happy Birthday Sean!! I love you!
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mmmmm, Cupcakes!

I did a portfolio shoot for a friend of mine who is going into business for herself, she is a baker and oh.my.gosh. she is good! She is making my hubby's birthday cake next weekend in exchange and I cannot wait to see it! I will be sure to post some pics. For now, you can see her work on my photo blog.


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Hope everyone had a safe and amazing 4th of July!
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Time Favorites

I haven't done a 'My Favorite's' post in a while so I think its about time! Here are some of my favorite skin care and makeup products of the moment.


Cleanser
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This is the best cleanser I have used in years. When I had my daughter my skin changed drastically and this is the only cleanser I have found that didn't dry my skin out or cause any irritation.


Moisturizer
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I have a hard time with moisturizers being too oily, but not this one. I don't ever feel like my face is a giant oil slick when I use this product!


Tinted Moisturizer (used in place of foundation)
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I live in Phoenix and I don't think I have to tell anyone that it is like living on the face of the sun in summer. So wearing a thick, heavy foundation just doesn't work. It will slide right off your face. So I have taken to wearing tinted moisturizers especially in summer, but for me I wear it all year long unless I need more coverage for a special occasion. This one is the best I have found and gives a nice glow as it offers light coverage without feeling like foundation.


What are some of your summer favorites?

* Please Note: I have not been asked to review any of these products, they are just simply my favorites and I wanted to share how awesome they are with my readers!


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