Sunday, February 24, 2008

my youtube account

well while i was waiting to remember my password info for my blog
i decided to set up a youtube account so that i could post video's of landen
ive also got a few of my most recent foster doggie Lexi as she was recovering for a horrendous cause of mange and general neglect.
for those of you who'd like to check out my video's along with reading this blog the link is:

landen's first stitches :(

well landen isn't yet two and he's already gotten his first set of stitches. on his head even
he was playin with his trainset and all his matchbox cars and tripped and fell backwards
he hit the back of his head on the corner of the trundle drawer and split it open
took him to the dr and they said he needed stitches
he wasn't even crying and it had pretty much stopped bleeding, but they said if we didnt close it up there would be a spot on that area where hair wouldnt grow back EVER
so they strapped him down to a board and i laid over the top of him while the nurse held his head in position. landen cried and screamed and it was awful!
towards the end i almost passed out when i was watching the dr stitch him up
but he did fine and recovered without any hitches
took him back 10 days later to remove the 4 stitches and only one was left
they said its pretty common for the wound to shrink when it heals and for some of the stitches to just fall out
let's hope we dont have another experience like that one again for a very long time!

the new fishie tank

so here is the new and FINAL fish tank. for those of you who don't already know, we got landen a small ten gallon tank to put up in his playroom back around october. we decided we wanted something bigger so we could have more fish. so i looked online and found a used 37 gallon tank for 20 bucks. figured it was a great deal, but then realized it would cost over $100 for all the accessories that weren't included. that same day i bought that tank, i found another used tank on craigslist that was 45 gallons but came with all the accessories. so i called up that guy and bought his tank as well. we set up that tank and had it goin for about a month when we realized that although it was a good size, since it was soo tall we couldnt get in there to clean it or add any new decorations. so we decided to start looking for a new one and planned to sell that 45 gallon tank asap. so now we have this tank. its 100 gallons and its here to stay. it came with the really nice wood stand as well and for a pretty decent price. i ended up selling the 45 gallon tank to my good friend Jennifer who is loving it in her apartment :). so we currently have 25 fish which include: 7 tiger barbs (2 of which are green, 1 albino, and 4 standard tiger), 3 giant danios, 3 bala sharks, 3 redtail tinfoil barbs (2 of which are golden, 1 silver), 6 cory catfish (3 albino, 3 peppered), 1 pleco (aka suckerfish), 1 dwarf gourami and 1 opaline gourami. if you dont know what any of these fish look like and you'd like to know just google it. its crazy hard to get a good picture of a fish as its racing around a 100 gallon tank!
and to this day we've only had 1 big accident with the water :)

Valentines day

k so i guess im just catching up on the holidays that have occurred since my old entry. i wanted to suprise joe with something totally outta the ordinary. i was looking online and happened across this really nice foosball table for sale. so i bought it and got it home without him even knowing. of course then he had to help me unload it and put it back together too. but its totally fun when company comes over and we can all play on it. we havent got to enjoy it much with just the two of us, cause the bars are perfect level to poke landen in the eye and he cant stand to stay away from it when we try to play.
joe got me a really nice black jacket to wear when its cold but not cold enough for my big poofy one. its really thin and lightweight, but still keeps you really warm. and its nice enough to wear it with church clothes and stuff like that. rather than lookin like im about to go build a snow man :)
oh and of course he got me roses too!
i got landen a couple cute little heart balloons and some books
he LOVES to punch the balloons all over the house

Christmas re-cap

K so these next few posts will be majorly delayed, but i figure its better late than never. we had a nice christmas this year spending christmas morning in san diego with joe's side of the family. they really enjoyed watching landen open his gifts. his first present to open was some hot wheels cars and he was set. he refused to put them down or open anything else. who knew christmas could be so affordable!?! he also got this really cute power wheels thing for toddlers. its the perfect size for him and he's finally figuring out how to steer it. it goes like 2mph and can go forward or reverse.
joe and i decided rather than buying individual gifts for each other to just get one combo gift. so we got a Nintendo Wii. we were super lucky to find one cause EVERYONE was sold out of them. we got up to go shopping on black friday and found a video store that had 4 of them available, and we got the third one!!!! so we bought games and accessories for it and called it done.
we cant wait for next christmas when landen might actually sit on santa's lap. for now he's still terrified of him. which is cute in itself too! so we just stuck with the generic family christmas pics and did one with the pooches too. how cute huh!


upfront apologies for those of you who are patiently waiting for prego pictures. i would have posted something sooner but i had forgotten my password for this dang blog, so i havent been able to log-in. which also meant i could comment to anyone about their blogs either. so lets see, the last time i posted was at thanksgiving. so from then to now:
-we had a miscarriage at 10 weeks along- i started spotting some brown stuff so we called the dr. but it was a saturday so they said either wait til monday or go to the urgent care. we went to urget care and sat in the waiting room for like 4 hours until they FINALLY called us back. the dr did an internal ultrasound and said he couldnt find a heartbeat. he said it might have just been really weak, but to go see my normal OB dr first thing monday. so let me tell ya! that was a LONG weekend of waiting. by sunday the spotting had changed into pretty heavy bleeding and clotting, so i pretty much knew what was going on. by monday the fetus had already passed, but they still wanted to go in and do a D&C to clean everything out. i recovered wonderfully and have been doing good since then.
-christmas was great-ill have to post another update just on all that stuff
-got a season pass to san diego zoo & the san diego wild animal park. we've been to the zoo twice so far and landen really loves the animals. havent gone to the wild animal park yet cause that just seems like too much walking and i figure since the enclosures are so big, landen might not get a good look at the animals there.
-valentines day was also nice-ill post another entry just on that
-finally got to buy ourselves something big and expensive and totally unnecessary. joe's been wanting a huge tv forever, but we've always had other things we needed to pay off first (my old car, and my student loans) so we've finally got that all done. joe's been comparing stores and brands and styles of big tv's for a while now and decided on the one he wanted. it happened to be on sale this month at costco for $300 off, so i told him to just get it. he wanted to wait a while and see if the prices drop more, but i told him we better just get it now while we have the money or something will come up and he'll never get it. so we now have a 52" Sony Bravia LCD High Def. television. its gigatic and beautiful!!! anyone who wants to come check it out is invited :)
-landen had his first big accident- ill post a separate entry about this one too, but sorry no pics
-preparing for landen's upcoming birthday- can you believe he's already gunna be 2 yrs old!!
-we got a HUGE fishtank!! its 100 gallons and looks soo cool, ill post pics soon!
k well thats it for the general update stuff, so now i gotta do separate ones for the big stuff to include pictures