Friday, April 29, 2011

How do we sleep in the Martin Household?

Standing up beside our bed of course....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Round 2

Tomorrow will be Gracie's 2nd treatment. We have to be there very early so I went ahead and took Thomas out to stay with his Granny & Papa tonight. Gracie did not want her brother to leave and it was so cute to see her keep wanting to give him hugs and kisses before he left. We have to have her at MUSC at 6am and her surgery will start at 7:30. Please pray for another smooth treatment and fast recovery.

Gracie kept asking Thomas "Can I please hold you?" He thought it was really funny.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just some cute kids...

I love these two too pieces....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Energy Burner....

I have never seen my kids get so tired so fast. My Godmother Aunt Cookie bought the kids a trampoline for Easter. We went and picked it up today from Sam's Club and put it together while the kids were napping. After naps it was on.... I will have to say my guess would have been that Gracie would have been the scared one that would take a while to like it but I was way wrong. She was wide open and didn't stop till it was time to come in for dinner and bath time.

Poor Thomas. Gracie wouldn't stop jumping long enough for him to stand up.

This was my girl after about 30 minutes of straight jumping

Then back at it she went...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Garden in Full Bloom!

A few weeks ago Tommy and I planted our first vegetable garden and so far so good. We have planted okra, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberries and tomatoes. Gracie checks on the tomatoes at least 4 times a day. I am waiting any day now for her to come running in with one because she just can't stand not to pick them. Hopefully it will not be too much longer before we have lots of big beautiful veggies to eat :)

Our Tomato, bell pepper and strawberry plants

Our baby tomato's

Tommy built a box for our squash, zucchini & cucumber

BUSTED.... Trying to pick my tomato's


Friday, April 1, 2011

Gracie's First Treatment

  We are home sweet home.. Wednesday Gracie had her first embolization treatment. We have to say it went twenty times better then we imagined it would. Gracie is such a trooper and really did amazing though the entire procedure. The treatment it self took about two hours and then off to ICU she went. Dr. Turner was able to shut down three very large veins. Gracie was hooked up to about 6 or 7 wires and an IV while in ICU and didn't complain one time about it. Okay I take that back, she was very upset when she was not allowed to get out of bed to go use the potty. It took two nurses and Tommy and I to convince her she was allowed to potty in a pull up. Sweet little thing was very upset and cried telling us that she can't potty in the pull up she is a big girl and only potty's in the toilet. Never in a million years did I think that would happen. Especially since she has only been fully potty trained for about a month now.

  After about 5-6 hours in ICU we were told that since Gracie was doing the best out of the whole ICU unit that we were going to need to move down to the step down unit on the 7th floor because her bed was needed for others. Which was a huge blessing because only one of us was allowed to sleep with her in the ICU room and the only thing to sleep on was a chair that didn't recline. No way being 25 weeks pregnant was I going to be able to sleep like that all night so I would have had to sleep in the lobby. But because of our faithful God he made possible for all of us to sleep together in a different room with a pull out couch. About 2:15am when one of nurses came in to check on Gracie and take her temp. she not being very happy that she got woken up decided she was completely over it. From 2:15am till about 5am we watched veggie tales over and over and listened to alot of crying and whining that she wanted the wires out and to go home... Finally falling asleep around 5 we were able to sleep a few more hours before she was up and ready to go. We were able to take all the wires out so then she was out of bed and running all around the room. Full of energy and glad to be out of bed. Needless to say we were discharged short after that because of how good she was doing... So, next treatment is April 27th...