You keep busy & have some fun! Kevin was in Korea – on business - from September 22-28, 2013 but this post includes the 23rd to the 29th.
Some of that fun was…
+ Going to a girls night at Panera & then hanging out at my casa afterwards. Tiffany Whitsitt, Lauren Moore & her baby boy Harrison, Jocelyne Heinzen, & Bekah Wilkey & her baby girl Carmen met up for dinner. Then Lauren, Jocelyne, & Bekah came over for to watch the movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (I feel like that is the title.) Then we stayed up for awhile & talked & then got really tired & called it a night! So much fun.
+ I took Ryder to story time after yoga. He got a sticker with his name on it, liked it, & then kept folding it & throwing it on the ground ha. He also didn’t last the whole time in story time because he was hungry & tired. I should have just took him home so he could sleep but I wanted to check it out. I also went to a story time that was for a little older crowd so next time I need to go to a younger one. It would have been better. Also, there were little kids coughing all over so I wanted to leave too haha.
+ Ryder & I went to Target a few times, soooo. Oh, & Ryder is becoming too cool to sit nicely in the shopping carts…ehhh.
+ My mom, Hunter, Ryder, & I ate at Bann Thai, a yummy Thai restaurant! I got “Drunken Noodles.”
+ Kevin & I FaceTimed a few times. So fun! Ryder liked that too! His time difference was really crazy. It was basically completely opposite from our time zone.
+ I took Ryder to Spring Canyon Park & we had a good time. We definitely spent a lot of time on the swings.
+ Not exactly a FUN thing (kind of the theme of this post) was going to a follow up knee dr. appointment with the orthopedic knee guy. Since my knees weren’t really getting better (supposed to be good in 6 weeks & it was 8 weeks) he had me get a brace. He also said maybe we can talk about surgery in the future. UM NO. I went to 2 different physical therapists & including my doctor being 3 people & they all said I had to strengthen different muscles. Some were like “Oh your quads are so strong”, “You need to strengthen your glutes,” la dee da…everything was different. Your abs are weak – well duh, I had a c-section & my abs were cut IN HALF. But I am going to ab classes when I can. Not one told me how to strengthen my VMO which apparently is key in patella femoral syndrome (which is what I have – knee pain). SO I am so confused. I decided to stop seeing my last physical therapist who only gave me 1 exercise for my knees (clamshells?) but yeah, I actually go in tomorrow morning to “THE BEST KNEE GUY IN TOWN.” So, I am hoping he solves my problems! Downside to the knee brace that I hardly wear is that it scratches the crap out of the knee-pit (you know like an armpit!) so how can I wear it when it gets super red & irritated. It hurts!!! My knee guy told me to do leg presses, squats, lunges, stretching, etc. basically everything that the physical therapists said not too, so I’ve been doing that. I’ve also been biking several times a week since apparently that is good. I would say 50% of the time they are bad & 50% of the time they are OK. But I don’t feel like I should have to have surgery being I don’t feel like I had the right exercises to heal my knees. Also, I would then have to stop my Remicade infusions for my arthritis & that is THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO! I cannot have surgery & then have my arthritis get really bad again & wait months for the meds to kick in! That is a nightmare to me.
OOOOHHH I failed to mention- Ryder cannot go to any doctor appointments with me ever again! Why? Well, the minute the nurse checks my ears, listens to my heart, checks my pulse, he screams!!! The nurse approached me & you could tell he was getting nervous. He kept watching me & you could watch his face change. He started crying & it got worse. Then the nurse left & the knee orthopedic guy comes in. Ryder loses it. He REALLY LOST IT when the nurse fit me for a knee brace. I had to get him out of his stroller because he was hysterical & hold him in my lap & he screamed even harder haha. It was so comical & sad & really a bummer since it was a waste of an appointment. I couldn’t ask all of my questions. So now, I will for sure ask people to watch him if my mom or husband can’t & are out of town. I just hate asking people to watch him…I’ve only had my mom watch him & my friend Lauren once.
+ My mom, Zach, Hunter, Ryder & I ate a fantastic dinner at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, minus the fish :)
+ My mom & I went shopping at Old Navy & Bed, Bath, & Beyond while my Jeep was getting a software recall fixed. It was a good time even though it was raining & my car was at the dealership so I pushed Ryder through the rain. Oh goodness. I did get Ryder an awesome coat & sweater on sale though!
+ My friend Emily Vail & Lauren Herasimtschuk came over to my house while Ryder was sleeping Friday night. Lauren was in town (from New York) & Emily was up from Denver. We were all friends in Junior High so it was fun to catch up. The last time I saw the trio of us was in February of this year. We stayed up WAY LATE until like 1 or 2 in the morning? All I know is that cuts into my sleep since I have an automatic alarm clock of a baby haha. It was worth it.
+ My mom & I went shopping at Centerra & hit up Express & Loft. I was on the lookout for skinny jeans. I scored some at Loft – denim & gray ones! Got to love new jeans. Poor Ryder gets dragged around shopping all the time. Guess what bud, you will forever haha.
+ Then Kevin came home!!!
Even though Kevin was out of town, make that the country & continent, we managed to have an A-okay time ;)