Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I can breathe!

I had surgery on Monday - my third laparoscopy, and finally the air seems to be almost gone! Anyone who has had these types of surgery knows that the air they put in you gets trapped after the surgery and it is VERY painful! This time it was stuck under my collar bones and in my diaphram/lung area. I couldn't take a deep breath and couldn't get comfortable to lay down for a while, but am MUCH better now. I slept through the night last night, and now can even cough to get some of the crap out of my lungs that has been building there since I haven't been able to take a deep breath or cough in almost 48 hours.

Strange to post this type of personal thing, but I guess that this is part of the blogging world too... this surgery has given us the realization that I am not meant to have any more babies. Finally we know why I have been having so much pain and problems, and we know what needs to happen to make it better. Many of you know what a struggle it has been for us to get the two darling red heads that we have, and we are thrilled to have been given two miracles. TWO miracles, I couldn't ask for anything more.

Thank you to everyone who has been so wonderful to bring us meals, treats, and phone calls of concern, you are the best! I was sad to miss last nights Girls Night Out, the first one I have missed in over a year, but it was still great to see those who stopped by and called.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween Activities

We had a lot of fun with our pumpkins this year. Daddy even let Natasha use the drill. She loved it!

Natasha was a beautiful snow princess and Cassie was a darling "monkey George".

We went to a tri-ward trunk-or-treat, it was a zoo, but a lot of fun. Daddy even got into the action by being Cassie's partner in crime, the man in the yellow hat.

We tried to get a picture of all of the Caldiero cousins together, but it was a bit difficult to get 5 kids from 6 to 4 months to work with us.