Saturday, January 24, 2009

Snow Shoeing

So I have a thought....If you ever want to really truly test how good (or in my case bad) of shape you are in you need to push yourself really, really hard to your maximum breaking point. See if you can handle the worst physical pain and endure it as long as you can. If you still want to do the activity next week, it must not be that bad. This was me this morning. Now mind you, I have a two month old who still wakes up 2 to 3 times a night to eat so to say I'm not getting a full 8 hrs. of sleep a night is fair. I HAVE NOT WORKED THIS HARD, OR FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT FROM PHYSICAL EXHAUSTION IN A LONG, LONG TIME. Snow shoeing is so much work and such a GREAT work out I have to say that everyone who does it is borderline crazy. I went with my dad and the cycling club up American Fork Canyon for a three hour hike this morning. It was a very steep climb. The rain was coming down the entire 3 hours making the snow heavy. Every muscle in my body was burning. My calves from climbing, my arms from digging my poles in the snow, my shins and quads from the descend, my lungs from breathing so hard and my neck from looking down for so long. I'M A MESS! (As evident from the picture) I kept hearing Jillian Michaels (from the biggest looser)yelling at me (with her flared nostrils and all), "Are you crying, Are you crying? " No "Then don't stop!" In all reality it must not have as terrible as I'm making it out to be because I'm planning to go next week again. I better have a hot, smokin bod by summer is all I have to say!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My crazy Brother BRAD

Now I know Valentines is coming and Love is in the air. Could we all please rally together and pull out all the stops and create some magic for my brother Brad. I desperatly want him to find someone and settle down. The reason I say this is because he has posted yet another one of his crazy life stories on his blog and YES it is hilarious and completely wrong all at the same time. Link to his blog from mine and read his latest story. He's the only BRAD on my list of bloggers. I hope the story doesn't offend and might need a "viewer discrestion advised" warning but he is always good for a great laugh. He really is a sweet guy and I love him a lot. I wish with all sincerity that he finds someone soon because I know he will be an awesome husband and a really great Dad! Let me know if you laugh as much as I do when I read his thoughts on life:)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


One frightful scare, a trip to the ER, blood tests, urine tests, 2 doctor visits, an EEG at primary childrens, an apnea sleep monitor and 2 prescriptions later and we have a Winner.....Acid Reflux! Last week our little Whit gave us and all our family quite a scare. I have known he spits up a bit more than is normal but I kept just thinking it was not a big deal and he would grow out of it but this was not the case. He was in his swing and I was on the bed and I heard him making a gagging sound so I went over to him to get him and he immeditatly stiffend straight and arched back. He wasn't breathing at all and started to turn purple. I yelled to Nate and between both of us we tried to suction out his mouth with that little bulb. He got his breathe back after what seemed like an eternity (probably less than a minute). His color was still off, kind of a white ish blue color. We didn't know what had just happend but we weren't going to chance anything. We thought it might have been a seizure so we took him to the ER. By the time we got there he was acting fine but they still had to run him through all the tests, which all came back normal. I took him to the pediatrician the next day and explained everything to her and she didn't think it was a seizure but needed tests just to make sure. So off to primary childrens to have an EEG, which we found out today was totally normal. What probably happend was he choked on his spit up and couldn't catch his breathe. Silent Acid Reflux is when he spits up but then tries to swallow it back down so he gags. I'm just glad I was in the room when it happend. I don't even like to think what could have happend which is why he now has to sleep with a monitor to make sure this doesn't happen again.The meds he is now taking are working like a charm. He can now sleep flat on his back without fussing and I don't need to feed him every other hour. I just wish I would have taken my first instincts to heart and had him checked for reflux weeks ago instead of waiting. Thanks to all those family members who said prayers in our behalf and for all the love and concern. I hope we are now on our way to sleeping better and growing up happy and healthy!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Harward Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Geneology - Vintage photographs