21 July 2010

The Dad Life...

Okay, a friend of ours, Corrie, posted this video on her blog, and I couldn't help but repost. Not only does it keep me laughing, but as Jae and I watched it, we realize JUST HOW TRUE everything they say happens to be! Seriously, Jae can TOTALLY relate to most of what they are singing about! Hilarious!

Dad Life from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

What's been going on...

NOTHING good, that's for sure!

So, while at D1 (my workout place) two weeks ago, I dislocated my knee. "How?" you ask?

Well, actually, sadly enough, it was nothing fantastic...I was doing a lunge. A "side-angle lunge" to be exact. Which was a really odd position. Anyways, my knee buckled under me, and I dislocated my knee. After I heard a "crack, crack, crack, crack, pop!" I was laying on the floor in tears. I went to the orthopedic doctor the next morning, and they sent me for an MRI, finding out that there was a piece of bone broken off of my kneecap, floating around my knee.

So, they scheduled a surgery for two days later, for a scope to remove the "foreign body" from my knee. So, once they got into surgery, they found much more damage to my knee than anticipated. When I dislocated my right knee, it popped to the outside with such force that it chipped a 1cm wide piece of bone off of the outside of my patella, and also broke off three pieces of major weight-bearing bone off of my femur. I know, kind of confusing.

Anyways, I have to have ANOTHER surgery August 5th, to carterize more tendons and soft tissue, and fill in the broken bone with Allograft, which is cadaver bone from a child, turned into cell form and inserted into my bone. At my appointment Monday, the doctor continued to refer to this surgery as a "salvage operation" for my knee. That doesn't make me feel too good.

In total, I will have to be totally off of my knee for 10 weeks! No weight at all. Then, I will have 3-6 months of physical therapy, and will not be able to do any exercising (running, squats, etc) for a year. I mean, seriously....ridiculous!

Fortunately, we have found someone to come in and watch the babies, and do laundry, and clean for the time being!

Below are some pictures of while they were in my knee during surgery. They are kind of blurry, but I have tried to label the different places...









Bad knee


Good knee

02 July 2010

MY new obsession...

SEWING!

Now, don't take that the wrong way...I'm not obsessed with all kinds of sewing. Just little outfits for the kids. We found this pattern that is super easy, and now...I can make matching outfits for the kids for literally 1/4 or less than what I would buy them for! Plus, Addison is in this phase where she just HAS to match Quenton, so why not take advantage of that, it won't last for long!

Here is my second attempt...(the first was a size to big for each of them, but I can't wait for them to grow into them!





Addison is going to be SO excited that I made a little purse to go with it! AND...I have a friend that has an embroidery machine and does really good stuff, so I am going to have their initial put on the pocket!!!

Sandestin

This past weekend we dropped the babies off at Gamma & Boss's, and headed down to Sandestin Beach with some of our best friends. It was such a RELAXING weekend away. Short, but sweet. Great job finding this place Keener!