Friday, August 29, 2008
Posted by Gotz Family at 11:20 PM
My kids want a dog and Hannah asks every day where her doggy is. I thought at first she was talking about her doggy purse or maybe grandma's or aunt Kristen's dog. But she was talking about her dog and when I have told her I don't know where he is she tells me "Evan says its not born yet" , either that or she will ask me when she can get a dog.
Posted by Gotz Family at 11:09 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Some pictures from our Marathon Pre-Op appointment yesterday. Yes, Caden was wearing clothes we were waiting for the doctor to come in and check him out. Plus, we were in a room that had no air circulating around and it was hot.
Posted by Gotz Family at 1:22 PM
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The babies and I got up and out of the house by 8:30 (early if you know me) and were headed down to the hospital for Caden's Pre-Op. Oh how much I don't miss traffic, what should have taken us 30 minutes took about an hour. We got to the appointment a little early, why I don't know. We sat and sat and sat some more, we did see the anesthesiaologist, the admitting and a nurse but most of the time we sat in the waiting room waiting for all of them. When we were down in admitting (a tiny closet) an alarm came over the loudspeak and then one of the staff on the loudspeaker was mentioning a person had kidnapped a baby and was last seen leaving the 5th floor and they described the individual and the baby. My heartstopped and I immediatley made Hannah sit in the stroller instead of walk. The admiting clerk told us to stay in the office with the door shut and she had to take her post. It seemed like hours but was probably more like 5 minutes she came back in and they made an announcement over the loudspeaker that it was just a drill. Drill or no drill it made me edgy- I was there alone with my two children in a not so safe city. When I had to walk over to the medical offices from the hospital I was more aware than I normally would have been and Hannah was being pushed in the stroller even though she wanted to walk.
The appointments went well and Caden is scheduled for Surgery on the 4th of September. He is still to young to understand, but Hannah who is not yet 2 1/2 seems like she understands and can carry a pretty good conversation about Caden's palate being fixed. She is a character and I have a few stories to post from out 4 hour trip but I am too tired now.
Posted by Gotz Family at 9:56 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Caden 4 months old
Caden 1 day post op cleft lip (with Big Brother Evan)
Caden 6 weeks post op
Caden 4 months post op cleft lip 2 weeks before cleft palate repair
In the morning the kids and I will be heading to the hospital for Caden's Pre-Surgery appointment. Caden will be having his cleft palate surgery on September 4th. We ask that you pray along with us for his health from now until then and for his safety during surgery and then his recovery period. If things go like they did with Evan than the surgery will last around 4 hours and we will be in the hospital for 2 days. The other kids will stay with my sister and one of the girls from church is going to help out babysitting during the day. Hannah is excited that she will get to spend the night at Aunties again, every time Evan goes she asks when it is her turn.
We are also asking for prayer for a little girl named Drew that will also be having cleft palate surgery on the same day, at the same hospital, with the same surgeon.
Posted by Gotz Family at 9:08 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Hannah has a favorite video that she will semi watch but wants it on constantly. It is a Mary Rice Hopkins (kids christian singer) that has a lot of fun songs about God and God's love. My sister sang one of the songs with the 3-5 year olds during VBS at church and since Jason and I were teaching we brought Hannah in with us. She loved doing the motions and will sing Hip, Hip, Hippopotamus and hit some of the words. Anyway I found out that she was going to put on a show at a christian school up in Sacramento. Jason has been working 14 hour days but decided to take Friday evening off to go with us so.... Jason, Evan, Hannah, Caden, my niece Meagan and I all started out to Sac at 4:30 (for a 7:00 show). Hannah had picked out a pretty dress, and that took forever, every dress I held up was not pretty enough. I mapquested a map and we were off. Someone should tell mapquest that Elk Grove is now a very populated city and that some of the roads your are really suppose to turn left not right! We followed our directions exactly and ended up lost! After a few phone calls and pulling over to ask for directions we found our destination 10 minutes late. We rush in, all needing to use the restroom and the show had just started. We only missed one song- Hannah had a great time but as the show was nearing an end she still had not heard Hip, Hip, Hippopotamus- Mary said she was going to do one last song and it wasn't "Hannah's song" I had been praying thorughout the show that we would get to hear that song. I was so afraid that we missed it! Anyway just before Mary closed she said I think I will do one more song and GUESS WHICH ONE IT WAS. Hannah was so excited to hear the music and she started dancing and spinning in circles doing the hand motions- it was worth the entire 2+ hour drive there and 1 1/2 drive home (we took a "short cut"). I will try and get a video of her dancing and singing to our video (no video's allowed at the show)
Posted by Gotz Family at 1:23 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Every time I aimed the camera at him he smiledHe is throwing a fit because I didn't pick him up
Posted by Gotz Family at 8:13 PM
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Evan found a place he can set his toys up where the babies won't get it
Posted by Gotz Family at 7:53 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
You know it is going to be a long day when:
1. Your kids wake up an hour earlier(and you still went to bed at the same late hour)
2. You only let your 2 1/2 year old try on 2 pairs of flip flops at Target and she wanted to try them all on.
3. That same 2 1/2 year old thinks you forgot to get her an Icee at Target and won't let you forget.
4. Your nephew, who babysat last Friday, forgot to take the kids out to play and you are still hearing about it.
5. Your 1 & 2 year old fell asleep the last 5 minutes of a 30 minute car ride and are not going down for a nap (and you need one).
6. Your 1 year old has emptied the toy bins for the 4th time today
7. Your 2 1/2 year old has informed you and continues to inform you that your dinner in the crock pot smells gross and can't be chicken.
8. Your husband will not be home until 8 or 9 at night.
9. You have run through who is NOT coming over today for the 100th time today (can't someone PLEASE come visit today)
10. You have to pick your 8 year old up from a playdate that only took you 30 minutes to drop him off and will take at least an hour and a half to pick him up. While you are stuck in traffic with the same 2 1/2 year old that won't let you forget about the Icee, that Cody didn't take her outside, that she wants to try on more flip flops at Target and with two kids that already fell asleep in at 10:00. The only good news is you won't be home to hear how gross your dinner smells.
Posted by Gotz Family at 12:24 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
He was a mean, lean (and I mean lean), walking machine. Caden was taking steps and walking out from things all night long. Did I have my camera NOOOOOO! It is now charged are ready to go, hopefully I will get some pictures tomorrow. I knew he could do it and knew he was holding back. I just was not expecting him to let me see it so soon. I caught a glimpse of him doing it when he thought nobody was looking , when he made eye contact with me he sat down and started crawling!
PICTURES AND/OR VIDEO TO COME!!
Posted by Gotz Family at 11:57 PM
Friday, August 15, 2008
Evan and I stayed up to watch the Women's All Around Gymnastics competition. It didn't start until after 11:00 PM but we took naps and we were ready. Evan was far more interested in the midnight snack than he was for the gymnastics and he wanted to say he stayed up that late (even though he did it many nights at Christmas when we had our marathon game nights with my entire family). Starting from about 11:15 he asked every few mintues what time it was, at five to twelve he got his snack and was ready to eat as soon as the clock struck twelve... Here he is 1 hours later
Here he is 1 hours later
While we watched tv they did this
and he tried to until the flash from the camera woke him up.
Posted by Gotz Family at 1:31 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Posted by Gotz Family at 12:03 PM
I was trying to get the kids to sit down so I could take pictures of them. Caden was not happy with this!
Caden loves to play Peek-A- Boo at the start of the game he always misses his eyes and covers his ears to play. Then after one or two times he starts getting them over his eyes.
Posted by Gotz Family at 11:59 AM
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Friday, August 8, 2008
To some of you this will probably sound strange because I still have a baby but...
Hannah is growing up way too fast, she is talking fluently and using things in the right context.
Yesterday she told me that There is no reason for Hannah to take a nap, she has told me probably not when I asked her if I was going to get a kiss and I can't remember all the phrases she has used in the past day and a half. She goes in and uses the potty when she needs to and wants to write and draw all the time. She has succesfully changed Caden's diaper (and done a good job). Tonight she lost on of the cutest words she has used she no longer calls herself Nana she is now pronouncing HANNAH.
When she hits these milestones it makes me sadder than normal. She is the only one of the kids that does not have a cleft so she is hitting all the vocal milestones that Evan did not and that Caden most likely will not. I love my boys and love they way they talk and as Evan grew out of phrases and sounds I missed those too but there is just something different!
I will post some pictures of the kids tomorrow, Jason is finishing up the last few days of 14 hour days. He will take a few days off then go back. I am looking forward to at least a few days of being a normal family again!
Posted by Gotz Family at 9:29 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The kids have been playing house nicely together today. Hannah is the mommy and has taken her baby (Evan) everywhere. Just a little bit ago I heard her dropping him off in the nursery at church, she has such a good imagination. At dinner time they came to a "restaurant" for dinner. She did not like it when Evan kept calling me mom, she would kindly remind him that she is the mom not me. Here are a few pictures from the day
Posted by Gotz Family at 7:11 PM