Saturday, March 28, 2009


Great News! We just found out that Adam has been accepted to and will receive both a base amount of funding as well as an admissions scholarship to the University of Ottawa for his PhD. We are really excited that he is going to start his PhD in September and that we do not have to go into any debt for it. He was accepted to a couple of other schools as well but Ottawa was his first choice. And we had celebratory all you can eat sushi last night which was soooo good, even if I can't have the good stuff right now. Yay Adam!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How to wean a very stubborn 20 month old from night feedings. A not so helpful how to.

To start of I must tell you that this how to may not work for all, but so far it has worked for me and my little breast monster.

1- Early monday morning, like 4 am. wake up with pretty bad abdominal pain, ignore and fall back asleep.

2- Go the entire day with said pain, wondering why you feel like you need to poop so bad but nothing is happening.

3- At 5 pm. drop husband off at his second job.

4- An 6 pm. call the telephone nurses to see what you should do about you increasing pain because you worry that a miscarriage may be occurring. The nurse tells you to go to the emergency room because 8 week pregnant women should not have that much pain.

5- Call your kick ass friends and tell them to go pick up your husband and come watch you little girl for undisclosed amount of time. Yea for super hero friends!

6- Go to the emergency room with husband and sit and wait for 4 hours because that is the wait. During that time you throw up multiple times from the pain.

7- Finally go back and see the doctor, get blood taken, and wait for doctors to figure you out.

8- Be told by doctors that you need to wait on a bed in the emergency room hall all night so that they can watch you and give you fluids via an IV.

9- Husband goes home at 1 am to relieve kick ass friends from baby duty because they both have to work in the morning. Little girl goes first night of her little life with out getting boob milk, and husband has awful night.

10- Morning comes in the ER. You have spent the entire night on a stretcher in a hall, taking various pain meds, all of which make you throw up, but there is nothing to throw up because you have not eaten since lunch monday, and not had anything to drink since 10 pm monday.

11- You finally go for a ultrasound at 11:30 am Tuesday. This is the longest ultrasound of you life, 1 1/2 hours of torture.

12- Ultrasound is inconclusive, baby is fine but they cannot find the appendix like they were looking for.

13- You go back to the ER to wait for a surgery consult, which they have forgotten to call for.

14- Your husband comes back to the ER because another awesome friend leaves work so that he can come and watch the girl and do your dishes, he even gets the girl down for a nap.

15- The surgery doctor decides to send you to get an MRI to try to get a better look at your appendix.

16- The MRI shows you appendix is crap and must be taken out.

17- You go into surgery and your husband goes home for another fun night with little girl.

18- Tuesday night you get out of surgery, throw up, and get taken up to your room for a strange night in the post op ward.

19- Wednesday morning you wake up feeling much better and eat breakfast- the first food you have had for over 40 hours.

20- Wednesday after lunch you get to go home.

All free because Canada rocks!

Draw backs- When your daughter comes to pick you up from the hospital she will not look at you and makes mean faces at you.