Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Like Sands through the hourglass......

Well, it has only been 8 months since my last post-not too bad. It seems like we are constantly on the go. I love to catch up and read everyone's blog but never feel like sitting down and typing one myself. So many things have happened since the last post. Where to start??????
First off, I guess I will start back in May. I got a phone call that no one wants. My mom called and told me she had cancer. After losing my grandmother to cancer, I had a hard time even hearing it. She said the doctor told her she had a type of "female" cancer(for lack of actually typing the word out). Of course, I start asking all kinds of questions, to which she doesn't have the answers. She told me that after she heard the word cancer she stopped listening. After the initial shock wore off, I told myself we were going to not worry until the doctor told us to worry. Long story short, she had surgery at the end of June, and as of now, she is cancer free. Luckily, I guess they caught it early on.
In June Aidan turned 3. He has changed so much in one year. He is now completely potty trained, which is big. He talks non-stop and loves going to school. He also loves his Meme-Jeremi, for those of you who don't know her nickname. He follows her around like crazy. He always asks her if he can come play in her room, which she always says no. He just keeps on until she finally gives in. He is such a repeat of what she does or says. He is still not into TV, which I guess I shouldn't complain. He still loves trains and trucks, and loves to go for a ride on his trike. Also in June, marked a year since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I like to think I am doing great. It is definitely a life changer.
In July, I got a call from my principal asking if I wanted to take the ESL teacher position. After talking it over with some friends, I took the job. I have to say, I am loving it. It is such a change from being in the classroom. I am getting to know more kiddos and getting to work with all grade levels. It is definitely a learning process. I have been so accustomed to Kindergarten and wrapped up in all of that, I never knew anything else.
In August, I was a little sad. Some of you know my baby girl was going to be starting High School. She had been ready since her 8th grade dance. Mom on the other hand, not so much. We just got finished with Homecoming, which was an experience in itself. I just can't believe that she is all grown up(in some ways at least). I can remember the day she was born. I am still getting used to the fact that she is 15 and already asking when she can take driver's ed. Yikes!!!!

There is so much more, but I can't think right now. I would post pics but our camera is not working. Hopefully, it will be fixed soon. Thanks for keeping up with the craziness I like to call my life.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Not enough time

So I have come to realize that it has been a very long time since my last blog. I have also come to realize that there is not enough time in our days. Since school has started this year we have been going non-stop. Jeremi was playing volleyball and cheering so we were doing 6:45 practices every morning for vball and after school cheer on Mondays and Tuesdays and then vball games on Thursday. Then, she started basketball so we had 7:15 practices every morning and cheer on Mondays and Tuesdays and bball on Thursdays. Well, we just finished bball and we are finally getting a rest. She is not playing any spring sports(that I know of) so we will get a break. She is still involved in everything at school but I don't have to be there for that. I just have to pick her up from school late, which is good because I have more time to work in my classroom. That is another story. This year has been a very stressful year at work. I feel like I am a babysitter, a secretary, a nurse, a counselor, janitor, and whatever else I do. Sometimes I feel like there is something else out there for me. It has been a struggle to say the least. I am sure my husband wishes I would do something else as well. Right after Christmas, I got my insulin pump. We are still working out all the details and settings, but I guess it has been easier. I am not having to give an injection 3-4 times a day-just once every 3 days. Aidan calls it my button. Kinda cute. Speaking of Aidan, he is a handful. He talks so much. It is funny because Bobby will say-remember when you thought he would never talk? Well, not anymore. There are times I need silence. He is the funniest kid and can always make us laugh. He is also very loving. He comes up to us all the time and says, "Mommy, I wub you." For those of you who don't know what he is saying---Mommy I love you. It melts my heart. He also tells us we are his friends. He still will not use the potty at home, however, he goes all the time at school. He will wear underwear and sit on the potty but won't do anything. I knew boys were harder, but come on. I guess I know what I will be doing during Spring Break, which by the way, I can't wait for. Well, this is it for now. It was a quick update. Sorry no pictures.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What have we been up to?

Well, since school started we have been very busy. Jeremi has vball practice every morning at 6:45. Then, once a week she has cheer practice after school till 5:15. Then, she either cheers on Monday or Tuesday nights so we are at the field until at least 8. Then, on Thursdays, she has vball games till about 7:30 or 8. I feel like all I do is run, run, and oh yea-run. Aidan is a handfull. He can only handle so much football and vball before either Bobby or I have to take him home while the other one stays with Jeremi. Bobby is Bobby-working, playing softball, and being a great dad. I am always so tired after school that I am in bed right after Aidan. I went to the doctor today and my levels are really good. My insurance won't pay for an insulin pump until after December but my doctor said that he is working on getting me a loaner until then so I can go ahead with it. We will see. I am looking forward to getting the pump. Well, gotta put Aidan in bed and then of course, go to bed myself. Enjoy the pics. Will post more later.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July

We went to Beaumont for the 4th. Bobby's dad is about to go work in Madagascar so we wanted to spend time with him before he left. He had also told Jeremi that he would get a pool so he followed through and we wanted to take advantage of that-and maybe escape all the rain we have had. We have tried to talk him into a "real" pool for a couple of years now to no avail. This is the next best thing. We had fun-lots of good food and family. However, when it came to the fireworks-not so much fun for one little fella. He loved all the little stuff we got for him and he loved all the color but when it came to all the loud noises-not so much. So, needless to say me and Aidan stayed inside for the fireworks show. He is still not good with loud noises. He can handle the lawnmower but when it comes to the vacuum or a blow dryer-not having it. He runs the other way. Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Well, as some of you already know, on my birthday this year, my life changed forever. I had one week of summer school down. That Saturday the 12th, I woke up and felt really bad. I spent the rest of the day puking. I would vomit and still feel like I had just eaten a full meal. I was having problems breathing as well. I stayed in bed all day and just thought it was a virus. Until..... the next morning when I was still puking. I called a friend around 6 that morning and asked her to come watch Aidan so Bobby could take me to the ER. I was so dehydrated and weak I could barely walk. When I got to the ER the doctor walked in and was talking to me, asking me what was going on. Then, he told me I was diabetic. I told him no. I told him that I had had gestational diabetes but not now. He told me he could smell it on my breath. I told him it was just because I had been puking and hadn't brushed my teeth. He said no, you are diabetic. The nurse took my blood sugar level and it was 3 times what it should be. He told me I was in DKA or diabetic ketoacidosis. This is what people used to die from. Needless to say, it was very bad. They tried to take x-rays and I couldn't even stand up for that. They started fluids right away and told me they were admitting me to the hospital. I had to ride in an ambulance to North cypress hopsital-which is an awesome hospital. I was put in a regular room, and within 10 minutes they moved me to ICU-a little scary. They told me they needed to monitor me very closely for the next 24 hours. I had two different IV's with stuff running through them and the nurses were in there every hour to check everything. I was out of it. They also told me that my potassium levels were dangerously low as well. Having potassium running through you is not fun-AT ALL. I got to move to a regular room the next day and stayed for another 3 days. Needless to say, I am now a Type 1 diabetic who will have to be on insulin for the rest of my life. I have to check my sugar levels 4-5 times a day and give two different injections at least 4 times a day. My doctor says I am a great candidate for the insulin pump-but I am still unsure of that. The sad thing is-I started experiencing symptoms back in March and told my doctor about it and she just blew me off and told me we could test later-so basically it could have not been as bad if she would have just tested me like I asked. Let's just say I will be looking for another doctor. So....now I am having to eat way differently than I used to-which is not all bad. Just a lot to take in all at once. It will take awhile to get everything under control and my doctor always reminds me that if it were 100 years ago I would not still be here talking to him-little overwhelming. So, things have been crazy this last month and believe me... I will never forget this birthday. I didn't even get a birthday cake.

Aidan's Birthday

Well, it has taken a month to get this posted. Things have been a little busy around the Vasek household. For Aidan's birthday we just did a family thing at Chuck E. Cheese. He loved it. He was son into all the games until he saw Chuck E. He followed him around and wanted to touch his shoes. We got a couple of pictures of them together. It was so cute. He had so much fun playing. After we got home we let him open his presents. He got the new improved bubble mower and a grill just like daddy's. We have "eaten" so many hot dogs and hamburgers that we are sick of them. He loves to grill. He even takes it outside when Bobby is grilling outside. He makes sizzle noises when he puts the burgers on the grill.
Aidan has gotten so big-and such a temper. He is throwing fits with the best of them. He doesn't like time out and will say sorry over and over until I let him out. He has started talking lots more. He won't be quiet now. IF you don't listen to him he will scream your name until you do. When we went for his 2 year checkup he weighed 26 lbs and was 34 inches tall. However, his head was in the 90th percentile. So we have a very skinny boy with a big head. The crazy thing is the boy eats all the time. I guess he is just so active-by which I mean he never stops-that he doesn't gain weight. We are starting potty training later this month-great fun. He will sit on the potty and loves to wipe and flush but won't ever do anything. He tells me when he has a dirty diaper but not before. Hopefully, by the end of the summer things will be done.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Is it too early for the Terrible Twos?

I know that alot of parents say that their child goes through some sort of the Terrible Twos before they are actually two. I am pretty sure we are definitely there already. Here lately Aidan has been sticking out his tongue at us. Well, at first it was cute but now I am pretty sure he knows it is not good. When we call his name or he gets in trouble he will stick his tongue out and laugh. Granted it is hard not to laugh but we know it isn't good. Now, he has started hitting. Alot of the time in the face. We have tried the whole sitting out thing and it is not working. Obviously, he is too young to spank and it is not a good thing to spank(hit) him when he is hitting. When he gets in trouble he will look at you, say "no, no" and then hit at you. His babysitter says he doesn't do it there, so I guess that is good. I guess since Jeremi was such an easy baby, and a girl, I am going to experience the true joy of raising a "boy"..Great, can't wait. Which by the way, he is all boy. He loves to be outside.