Saturday, March 27, 2010

Post Surgery and Big Brother B-Days

Well, its been a few days since we had tubes and the hearing test done. Things went well as far as the little one being 'ok'. Unfortunately they could only get 1 tube put in her ear, as the other one was too small. I didn't know that was even a possibility, especially since we had been to the ENT 3 times previous to the surgery. They also performed a hearing test on her while she was sedated, which checks the nerve response in her ears. Our doctor was not happy with this either, saying that the tests were actually WORSE than the ones we did while she was awake in the audio room. So she didn't really have a good answer for how much hearing loss Ying may have. We go back in about 3-4 weeks for a follow-up and hopefully to get our next surgery setup. They also got us in line with the hearing aide group so that if we need to go that route we will already be in the system. With this news, the last few days have consisted of me and mommy messing with Ying. Generally making noises on one side of her or the other to see if we can tell what she may have issues with. REAL scientific I assure you. I've scared her more than once sneaking up behind her and making noises. The problem we have, and the same thing we had at the doctor's office is that we can't tell if she can't hear the noises, or just doesn't really care. The people who gave the test said thats a common issue with young kids and there isn't much you can do about it. She is doing great though other than being messed with by us. She didn't have any issues afterwards, and was up and ready to go by the time we got home from the hospital.

March 31st will be Matt's birthday. He is kind of excited, I'm not sure he gets the whole birthday thing yet. I imagine after this year it will click. I think a trip to build-a-bear and Chuck-e-Cheese will make him extremely happy, and hopefully tired. We aren't doing any big party things yet, just a small family thing next weekend so people can do the generic present/cake thing. Matt likes to make food though, and has been asking to make a chocolate cake. We may do cup cakes, or maybe a whole cake, I don't know yet. He likes to stir and help pour or hold things. We will probably buy a few things of sprinkles and frosting and let him decorate it up a bit. He will probably go crazy with that.

I am still looking for a vacation for all of us too, nothing yet, :( I've looked at middle-TN cabins, all the way to Jamaica and Panama. I think we could handle a 4-5 hour flight, but we haven't decided on anything yet. I would like to go somewhere unique, and some place that we won't be bored after a couple of days. I'd love to do a cruise, but wifey has put a veto on the cruising until the kids are potty trained.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bad Blogger

I'm clearly not very good a 'blogging', I should probably just set a schedule and try to adhere to it. We are currently sitting at LeBonheur waiting for Ying to go back to surgery to get tubes put in her ears. The ENT wants us to get the tubes put in before we fix her palate, so thats what we are doing. This is a day procedure, so we should not be here too long. We got in at 10:30, and were taken back to our room about 11:00am. Her surgery is set for 14:00, and a little before that we will go back to the Bunny Room to build her a baby to take with her to surgery. We have about 2 hours to go, and Ying hasn't eaten anything since about 22:30 last night. She hasn't had anything to drink in about 2 hours now, but she isn't complaining. She has mommy's iPhone, I believe she is currently bowling, which she LOVES, especially when she knocks the pins down. Hopefully we can keep her occupied enough that she will forget about food and drink.

We left Matt with Grammy and Poppy last night so that we could keep sister up as late as possible, and pump her full of snacks. Matt was more than happy to stay the night with Grammy, and Ying seemed happy to not have brother around as well. She is totally different when he is gone. Tons of chatter, and the house is VERY VERY calm. She watched Toy Story 2 in the computer room for almost an hour. When she walked around the corner Robyn almost jumped because she forgot she was even awake.

Other than Dr visits and surgery, everything else has been going great. The kids love each other, they play very well together. They have started getting one another out of bed in the mornings and coming into the bedroom together to watch Disney while we are getting ready. Ying will go to bed about 19:30 at night, and not fight too much. Matt fights it really really hard though. Some nights he is still awake past 2200 making noise and singing and reading books. Hopefully as the weather gets warmer he will get some of that energy spent getting to play outside. We have to check on him when he is awake in his room. More than once we have gone in and he is naked or changing his pajamas. Last week he had a dirty diaper, and he changed out of his pajama pants, and diaper, and put a new diaper on. We didn't get on to him about it, he was attempting to do the right thing, but we had to clean the carper a bit, and he got an unscheduled shower, lol.

Lastly, we need a freaking VACATION. Mom and Dad, and the kids! We are going back to Disney in October again, and it will be Yings first time. She LOVES the Disney channel and Toy Story, so I'm sure that will go well. We are taking several friends with us, so I'm sure the kids will have a blast. That is October though, waaaaaayyyyy to far away for my liking. I would like to go somewhere as soon as our vacation rolls back around at work, which is June. We have no idea where to go though. The kids are older, and are simply not content to sit in a stroller and go anywhere random. They NEED to get out and run, especially Matt. I'm looking at something beach related, maybe even Disney World if I can get a steal on someone trying to get rid of a reservation. I have looked around a little bit, but not much.

Oh well, little one is headed back now so I'm going to close this out. I'll post updates when we are done.