Monday, October 18, 2010

My Awesome Weekend!!!

I had a pretty awesome weekend this week in Illinois! I left school early at 1:45 (I missed Tech Ed, but my AWESOME FRIEND AMANDA got me caught up again <3). Dad picked us up and when we got home Cal and my Gramme were there waiting to go. We left right away, but we had horrendous traffic so it took us about 4 hours to get there. But when we did, I had a great time with my cousins! I petted Red and Kitty (those are horses by the way)  and I even took a ride on Red, although he's extremely huge. And I got to meet Bullet the baby goat. He's so cute!
Mom's talk at the conference went well, although the video of me didn't play. They just read my testimony instead.
The ride home was a lot better than the ride there. It was only about 2 hours - no traffic at all!

I can't wait to see Morgan and Devyn and Aunt Kay and all of my other Illinois relatives again! :)

It was an interesting trip, though, because it made me wonder how many changes there would be for everyone in a year. My aunt was really excited about me getting a dog (in a year) in the car, my Gramme was talking about retiring and stuff (in a year or something like that) and, of course, there's always that interesting option of moving to Georgia, which would be taking place in about a year from now :P . Oh, and my last surgery. Almost forgot that one.

As I write this, a game of Monopoly is going on downstairs...I can't stand board games. In my world, I think they should be called BORED games, because I lose interest after about five minutes. And they're so predictable - Parker's going to win every time, it's really a no brainer. Plus Monopoly is too time consuming and frustrating. It's worse than Agrivation - but then again , Agrivation doesn't take 4 hours to play. Is it just me, or does anyone else have a low attention span for board games? lol :D

<3 Abby

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This Week

This has been an interesting week. I'm sick with this really strange virus thing and I've been home since yesterday. Plus I slept all of Monday afternoon after I got home from school. I'm not going to jinx myself by saying that I'll be at school tomorrow, because thats what I said yesterday, but I'm hoping I can go back. Though, I have to say, it's been nice sleeping for practically the entire day. 
Yesterday I decided to count how many days until my surgery. I think it's 40 or 41. It's a little over a month away! Last night I freaked a little though because my stomach hurt, and whenever that happens I start worrying about having a bowel obstruction again. I was starting to wonder if my surgery would be 41 days early.... 
AND because I need something else to write, I am just going to congratulate my mom for going on Facebook, adding SIX WHOLE PICTURES, and posting and replying to posts.
I'm hoping I get over this sickness thing so that I can go to Illinois to see my awesome cousins on Friday! 
And, for anyone who hasn't seen Parker since the weekend, he's fine now. My mom said that they were planning on doing his IVIG things in two days now instead of one so he won't feel so bad. I just figured out that you could insert videos on this site! I should try that sometime! I have this really funny one when we were cleaning out the fort and dad found a live mouse AFTER he "killed them all". 
The last random update- we no longer have a lawn. The trees started losing their leaves and when you have a yard covered in oak trees, your lawn becomes....brown. Literally every inch of the lawn is covered in leaves. It's kind of cool, actually.

So anyways, that's this week so far, I'm going to stop going on about random things.   

<3 Abby

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why I'm Glad to be Me

Today Parker had his IVIG. I hope it's going well, I haven't heard from mom or dad yet.
This morning I was alone downstairs for awhile, which isn't usual because Parker usually beats my by about 15 minutes :). When my mom came down she told me Parker was sleeping in, well, because he didn't have to get up early since he wasn't going to school. It made me wish I had JDM instead of Gastroschisis. I mean, even when you're in the hospital the doctors wake you up at 6! But then, I realized all the reasons why I'm glad to be the one with the birth defect.
1) I'm absolutely mortified of shots. Parker's disease requires one shot per week, plus you are actually AWAKE when they insert the IV for his IVIGs. For surgery, you're asleep. I'm so glad, I would abosolutely freak and scream and cry (I said I was mortified, did I not?).
2) Parker has to take a nasty medicine called prednisone every day. I took it once for a week because I had a bad cough. I am now very sympathetic for him. Although, the really nasty pain medicine I got in the hospital(which, for the record, worked just as well as tylenol) was cherry MINT. The only thing worse than cherry...
3) Parker has to wear sunscreen every day, 70 spf. Though, sadly he's tanner than me. Or at least equal. I inherited the Norweigen tanning inability from my dad, not the awesome tanning like mom. I don't like sunscreen or wearing it, because when I do I can't even ATTEMPT to tan.
4) And last but not least, my birth defect will essentially be "fixed" after this surgery. No longer will it affect me. Parker's JDM will affect him the rest of his life. He doesn't like that aspect much. I pointed it out once, and he didn't seem to like it. I wouldn't either if I were him, though.

Parker's disease, though, has proably taught me more than my own Gastroschisis. But, I'm still glad I didn't end up with it :)

<3 Abby

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I know it's been like 5 minutes since my last post, but since then I was also trying to change a few things and it screwed up my entire blog! I'm trying to put the gigantic picture in the middle of the screen in the background, but it wont let me. Anyone who actually knows something about this blog designing stuff please help me :)
<3 Abby

My New Blog!!!

Well, due to some issues with my old email I was pretty much locked out of my old blog, Real.Cute.Now that I created last year. So I made a new one that relates a lot more to my life now and life in general. Between potentially moving, my 9th and possibly (hopefully not) 10th surgeries, and my future dog, it's all just a big wait to find out what God has decided for us. That's why I called this blog what I called it.
Also, I'm going to use this blog for updates during my surgery recovery because I don't have a facebook (I will also use my moms, though, mostly while I'm in the hospital).
This year should be interesting.

Oh, and sorry about the giant picture of me. I'm trying to figure out how to make it smaller, but it's the coolest pic I have of myself (although blurry) and it kind of fits with the title...kind of.

<3 Abby