Wednesday, September 28, 2005

update on Madison and mom

Madison recieved her first piece of jewelry. A good family friend bought Madison a silver baby bracelet. It is so pretty and looks great on her. She went to the Dr on Monday, hasn't gained any weight but hasn't lost any either. The Dr also told them what to get for Maddies arms, since they are so dry. I took mom down to see her last Saturday, and there is another picture of grandma holding her grandaughter. There is also a picture of my "foster baby"  Dakota eating his candy bar he got for being good at the groomers. He was holding it just like a kid would lol. I had to take mom to the hospital Monday night/Tuesday morning due to her foot hurting.Then I took her to the Dr yesterday. There is an infection in it now and he gave her some antibiotics. She is in severe pain, I just wish there was something I could do to help take the pain away. I feel so helpless. I take her back to the Dr Thursday so he can look at it again. He said they may have to do surgery again, we are all hoping they don't, mom is scared to death to go back to that hospital again.School is going good for me, I have exams this week in all my classes, so I have been studying and working on them. I will update more when I have time.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Madison Nicole Has arrived

On Sunday September 18, 2005  at 8:58 P.M. Denise Delivered a healthy baby girl, Madison Nicole. She weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and is 20 and 3/4 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing fine. They came home tonight. Maddie was introduced to her dog "brothers" tonight also, and that went really well. Dad and grandma( Denises mom) was in the delivery room at the time of birth. Jimmy cut the embilical cord also. Maddie was so anxious to come out, she flew out. The Dr said she never saw a baby come out so fast. As a result of that, they didn't have a chance to suction her before she was totally delivered, and she also tore her mom really bad, 4th degree lacerations. I am so happy, I have the most beautiful baby ever as my neice. I love her very much, Mom and I went to their house tonight when they got home so we could see and hold Maddie 1 more time before I go back to work tommorrow. I already can't wait till this weekend to see her again. When I found out her middle name was Nicole, I was shocked. Greg and I told no one in the family that when I lost the triplets that we also named them,  Gregory Jr.  Katrina Renee, and Alisha Nichole.  Only difference is we spelled the name different. Mom and I think this was Dads way of letting us know he is still with us. He would be so proud right now, he did send down a beautiful baby girl to our family. Jimmy and Denise are already making wonderful parents. I am so proud of them.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

no baby yet and update on mom

wow  its been a while since I had a chance to do an update....  so here it is. Still no baby yet, although she is still 3 cm dialated and 100% efaced, she is having contractions  but they aren't strong yet. Mom is doing a little better, her foot still bothers her. I took her to the Dr on Tuesday, and the stitches weren't ready to come out yet, so I have to take her back on the 20th, which is also Gregs 35th birthday. This Saturday I am going to go see Lonestar in concert. I am so excited. On Monday I am taking Greg to the Tractor pull for his birthday. We are both off work Monday and Tuesday, but I do have school both days. Classes are going really well. I had papers due in my abnormal psych class and my social work w/ individuals class,  both papers I got A+  woooooooohoooooooooo. Computer class we only get grades when we take a test ( thats when we also turn in all our homework). I get a feeling that Madison will make her appearance on Saturday. I already said if she does I am gonna beat her butt. Aunt Roni really wants to go to the concert. Although if I do get the call that they are on the way to the hospital, the only concert of lonestar I will see will be on dvd on CMT. lol Work is really really busy right now,  one of our clients is the American Red Cross. With all the donations coming in for Hurricane Katrina relief we have been up to our eyeballs in donations. IF I get to go to the concert I will be putting pictures on here of it on Sunday night,  If you don't see pictures of the concert  then you will see pictures of Madison. I already have one gift for her bought that I am not gonna give to her until she is born lol  I do know I will be buying more as soon as I see her lol  I gotta spoil the little munchkin   

Thursday, September 8, 2005

I Miss you Dad

it has been a year now since my dad passed away. I miss him so much. I woke up at 4 30 am,  the exact time my brother checked on dad then he came out and said " its over" I couldn't cry then, I had to stay strong for mom, but this morning while laying there the tears began to pour. I thought about everything that has happened the past year, and also about what dad would think, he is about to become a grandfather, something he was always looking forward to, seeing me back in school with only a few classes to go till I get my degree.Greg and I getting on our feet, I also think about what he would think and say as a result of other things that happened, like when the hospital overdosed mom on morphone,  or when the woman that lives above mom complained about the dog or what we heard her say to others about mom moving there. Mom has told me, when I lost our children, dad would sit on the edge of his bed and cry, I can only imagine how he would feel about the new grandchild from Jimmy and Denise, but I also know in my heart he is loking after my children until the Lord calls me home. Jimmy has said Madison was less active yesturday so we are thinking the time is close when she will make an appearance. I can't wait to see her,  to hold her, to kiss her, to spoil her, I can't wait to become an aunt. I want to tell her all about her grandfather and great grandmother. Greg and I was talking and when I get done school, we want to look into buying a house then we want to adopt. and I know just as dad picked out madison for jimmy,  he will hand pick a child for me.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005


wow it has been a wild weekend, Iwent to see mom Sat. morning and discovered the hospital overdosed her on morphine. She was totally out of it. No one called my brother and I which they should have due to the advanced directives and we have power of atterny over her medical. Mom was basically knocking on deaths door on Sat. On Sunday she was a little better and was sent to rehab,Monday afternoon she felt she was going to pass out and started getting chest pain, so they moved her again to the telematry unit. After they watched her overnight and decided she was ok, she was transfered back to the rehab on Tuesday. They are saying she should be able to come home Saturday morning now. My sister in laws contractions started back up again yesturday, and we thought we was going to get the call that she was on the way to the hospital last night  but it didn't happen, Hopefully today I will get the call, I can't wait to see Madison and spoil her rotton, although she is already spoiled. I went and bought her a few books and a pink stuffed animal I am sure is going to be  bigger than her when she finally arrives.

Tommorrow is the 1 year anniversay sinse my dad passed away, so I have been depressed about that. I went to the Dr yesturday and found out I lost 5 more pounds. I am slowly getting where I want to be. I talked to the Dr about things going on and he increased my anti depressant from 20 mg a day  to 40 mg a day. I just hope I am able to make it through all this without loosing my mind. I am worried about mom, excited about being an aunt and yet very upset my dad isn't here to see his first born grandchild, although I know he is with my children until the Lord calls me home.

Friday, September 2, 2005

update on mom

I just got off the phone with mom, she sounded a little better than earlier this morning. She is still in pain but is waiting on pharmasist to come up to increase her pain meds. I have work then school today, so I won't be able to see her till about 10 tonight which upsets me. I just wish I could take her pain away and make her feel better. I am definatly going to write a formal letter to the hospital to complain about the care she is getting. I am also going to write a letter to the editor to the newspaper. I am hoping with my letters, more people will come forward and complain about the level of care and concern they recieve while in the hospital. They are still talking about letting mom come home tommorrow morning or she will go in rehab for a while till she is able to care for herself.It doesn't matter to me cuz if she comes home, I will be glad to help care for her, at least I will know she is getting the basics, like a washcloth to wash her face and hands in the morning  and the ability to brush her teeth when she gets up.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Moms Surgery

Mom had her surgery today. The Dr said everything went great. After I talked to the Dr I had to head to college then back down to the hospital. When I got back to the hospital, mom was in severe pain. I went and told the nurse about it  and her attitude totally sucked and basically said " Oh well". I went down and complained to the hospitals nursing supervisor,  by the time I got back upstairs, someone was in her room and increased her medication. I am so pissed off at that hospital, they are not there for the patients  but only the paycheck. On a brighter note, Denise comes off her meds on Sunday and the Dr told her we should have a baby next week sometime. I am so excited. I can't wait to see and hold little Madison. I saw my brother tonight and asked him about the middle name  he just smiled and said they didn't know yet. I guess they want to have something to surprise the grandparents, the aunt and uncle among all the other family about her middle name. I just hope she isn't born on the 8th. the anniversary of dads death. I will keep you all posted