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Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Christmas Witm Mama, Nanma, and Pa on Dec 23
















Thursday, December 20, 2007

Demitri Meets Sunny Day

Grammy and Grampa got a new dog and Demitri met him tonight. As you can see, Demitri was instantly in love with Sunny Day.


Demitri and his Daddy

I snapped this as we were walking to the car and it has become one of my favorite pictures. Demitri looks so grown up.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Attaching That Dang TV To The Wall

That blasted television will not be hurting my baby again.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Out For A Ride

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Cars Fanatic


Watching Cars with his Cars pillow and his Cars blanket while holding Lightning McQueen. Can you tell he likes Cars?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Stitches Out!

The cool dude was ready for a day out on the town...little did he know that it involved a trip to Dr. Yu's office.As we pulled into the parking lot , D stated that we were at Dr. Yu's house. LOL. Here he is waiting in the exam room.
D was a model patient. Nanma and I sung "The Wheel's On The Bus" to Demitri over and over while Dr. Yu was removing the stitches and D was really good. Dr. Yu told us that he felt like he was going to go blind because the stitches were exactly the same color as D's skin. He also said that he was gonna have that song in his head all day. As we were leaving Demitri said bye bye and thanked Dr. Yu.
Here is a pic from the bath that night. It was the best that I could do cause he does not want me touching his boo boo.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Night My Heart Stood Still

Last night was the scariest night of my life. Everything was normal and we were ten minutes from bedtime when Demitri pulled the television onto himself in our bedroom. I did not see it happen but the tv is on top of a dresser so he must have tried to climb up the drawers. Our tv is about 30 inches and must weigh fifty pounds and he was pinned under it. I lifted it off of him and screamed for Joe. Joe lifted him up and there was blood everywhere. I called 911 and they gave us some instructions to apply pressure and the firemen and ambulance were there in less than two minutes.


Demitri never lost consciousness and he was acting like himself but they wanted to take him to the only level 1 trauma center in our county just to be safe. So they tied him down to the neck board, which he hated and loaded him into the ambulance. All of our neighbors were outside and worried. Four of them actually offered to drive Joe to the hospital.


D cried for a couple of minutes in the ambulace but then we were singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and ABC’s and then he realized that he was IN an ambulance and that the sirens were for him. He thought that was super cool.


We got to UCI Medical Center at about 1015pm. They rushed us into the trauma room and there were about twelve people waiting for us. They put in an IV, they bagged him for urine, cut off his jammies and took a chest x-ray all within five minutes. Demitri was scared but Dora and Boots were on the ceiling so he was intrigued. They then told me that they needed a head cat scan and that he would need to stay still and would probably need to medicate him. He was being so good and he and I were singing that they asked if I would be able to keep him still. I said that we should give it a try. We went off to CT scan and I have never been so proud in my life. He and I went in and he listened to my directions and kept his eyes closed and layed so still and did not talk and they were able to get the scan. I was able to keep my self composed until this point. When we got back to the trauma room I went and locked myself in the bathroom and broke down. I could not believe what had happened.


The CT was normal so it was time to stitch up the laceration. First attempt with a local anesthetic was a no go. D wouldn’t even let them clean the wound. They then gave him a little bit of versed (sp?) to take the edge of. He giggled and giggled but still would not let them clean the wound. He was papoosed and would wiggle out of it. That’s when the head doc came in and discussed the only other option…sedation. I did not want to do that but there was no choice so I signed the papers. They gave him the amount for his weight and we waited ….nothing. A little bit more….no effect. Some more…..getting a little sleepy. Some more waiting and they started stitching and he woke up and some more meds. They gave D meds for someone almost twice his weight and he still was not all the way out. He has a high tolerance. We were released at almost 3 am. The staff fell in love with him. He named his nurse Uncle Bob. His name was not Bob lol. D said thank you and hi to everybody who walked in the room. People gave him toys, and teddy bears and books. He got to watch Shrek on his own personal tv and drink apple juice after his stitches.


Had a little more drama when we got home, Demitri vomited the apple juice that they had given him all over the bed. The hing that worried me was that there were chunks of blood in the vomit but I called and talked to the doc who said not to worry unless he kept doing it and was not acting like himself.


Demitri got 4 internal stitches and 4 external stitches. They need to be removed in five days. We have to go and see our pedi on Tuesday.


I will be doing a major childproofing of the house in the next few weeks. This was too close for my comfort. The nurse told me that they saw two kids die from tv injuries this year.



Here is a picture of D all drugged up and waiting to go home. He was playing with the tv that they wheeled into his room.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away

Demitri loved putting on his rain boots and splashing in the rain.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

First Signs of Christmas

I can't believe that there is a Christmas tree up at the mall already. Demitri enjoyed looking at it and pulling at the balls while I kept my eye out for the security guards. I was sure they would come and chase him off.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Fall in HB Central Park

Demitri loved looking at the leaves that had fallen to the ground and had changed colors. We had a great day in the park.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Petting Zoo

I have no cute Halloween pictures because Demitri refused to wear his costume. He said that it hurt him. I don't know it could have hurt, he was going to be a fireman. Anyways, we went to the Halloween street fair and Demitri liked the animals in the petting zoo.

Stay Tuned ....



There may be a trim of Demitri's hair sometime in the near future.
We are still in talks about it but it may be happening soon. Stay tuned for pics of the momentous occasion.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We joined Joe's brother and his family at the pumpkin on Sunday afternoon. The kids loved it. Demitri especially loved kicking the hay and throwing the pumpkins in the air. Oh well, he's only 2 once.






Saturday, October 27, 2007

This Is What A Tantrum Looks Like Up Close

I was trying to put on his Halloween costume so we could go Trick or Treating at Joe's shopping center. Demitri wanted no part of the costume. He went Trick or Treating in a pair of pants and no shirt. He said that his costume hurt.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

What We Are Watching And Reading

These are Demitri's favorites this week.This DVD is actually pretty entertaining, especially for a kid like mine who is obsessed with fire trucks and fire men. I really enjoyed it the first ten times that we watched it.
This is a fun book. There are many verses to the song that I never knew and I don't mind singing it over and over. It is a sweet song and has a lot of interaction with the spider and her mama. It has become one of D's all time favs and it is too cute to listen to him sing along.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Strangers Love Him Too

Joe and Demitri were hanging at the beach this past weekend and a couple of girls snapped a couple of pics of them. The girls told Joe that they looked so cute together that they had to take the pictures. The girls then emailed the pics to Joe. I think it is pretty special that perfect strangers shower my boys with such attention.


The Wonderful Stuff D Can Look Forward To

I read this in Parents magazine and it made me realize how much Demitri has to look forward to in his life. Parents got the info from a British documentary called The Human Footprint, which compiled stats tracing the average life journey.

During Demitri's life he will most likely :

* eat 10, 354 bars of chocolate
*take 7, 163 baths
*have 104,390 dreams
*walk 15,464 miles
*speak 123,205,750 words
*cry 121 pints of tears
* make 1,700 friends
*take 59 trips abroad
* read 533 books ( lol, i think we have already read this many)
*get 628 Christmas presents ( lol again, i think he is getting close to this one too)

This is from the November 2007 Parents Magazine page 38.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blue Steel