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Monday, July 30, 2012

Back in the saddle again

Hi-  So rather than play catch up for the last year or so I am just starting fresh again.  I like blogging and just need to make more of an effort to post just once a week.  So for now I will get some pics up and give a quick update as to what we are all up to.

Abbey- she will be 5 at the end of August and will start preschool this week!  She will go 3 days a week and stay at our in home provider's house the other 2 days.  She is super excited.  She will also be attending her very first sleepover with friends this month!  She is growing up way too fast!  We will be having a Glam Girl party for her 5th birthday- nails, hair, makeup, glitter you name it!

Kate- oh Kate, she is quite the character.  She is straight up 3 years old for sure.  She is showing some jealousy about Abbey going to school but that will mean that she is the big girl at daycare for 3 of the 5 days she is there so I think that will really help her.  Kate gets to also attend her first sleepover this month with friends- the benefits of having an older sister is that she gets to do things at the same time as Abbey!

Shane- Is keeping busy and traveling a lot with his new sales position.  The girls are doing better each time he goes away.

Me- Wow this last year has been rough I have had multiple sinus infections and just been pretty down and out in the sick department.  Luckily I found a great ENT and last week she performed some surgeries that will hopefully help me out- I had my septum straightened out, turbinates reduced, and lots of infected and swollen tissue removed from my sinus cavities from all of the previous infections.  Let's just say this recovery has been way worse than I had anticipated!  I am such a wimp.  I had surgery last Wednesday and today is the first time I have really felt somewhat good, not great by any means but at least good!  I have a constant headache and pressure but that is what I am supposed to be feeling- I go to the ENT for my post surgery follow up on Thursday and my stints will be removed.  From what I hear I am very lucky to not have had my nose packed and only to have stints.  Thanking my lucky stars for that right now!  I will then resume weekly allergy injections, something that I had started just before I found out I was pregnant with Kate.  This will hopefully prevent the sinus infections once I get myself built up to the allergens.  So it seems I am on the mend but I will be off work for a few more days for sure seeing as I can't make it for more than about 3 hours before I need a nap!

 The girls and their friend Ava at VBS
 Kate relaxing on the back deck

The girls actually getting along

Playing house

My sexy presurgery socks

Ah a great post surgery pic!