Friday, October 30, 2009

I've been converted!

To say it's been a hectic week is a little bit of an understatement. So much to do with so little time. I usually do not mine being busy, I find hard to sit still anyway. My body on the other hand gave me a little message yesterday telling me to slow it down.

I woke up yesterday on a idle Thursday morning with my heart racing. I sat up and knew right away what wrong. Nine years ago I woke up with the same thing, A-fib. For those who don't know what that is, it an heart arrhythmia where the upper chamber of the heart quivers and is not in sync with the lower part. Basically its a rapid disorganized heartbeat. (Now I know I am not the most organized person but this is going beyond my control.)

Last time I had this I was given a medication that slowed down my heart rate and I eventually converted to a Normal heart rhythm on my own. That time they felt it was caffeine and stress induced. This time I know I did not have that much caffeine. The stress on the other hand...who isn't nowadays?

So I went to the hospital and sure enough I was in rapid A-fib at 180 beats a min. No wonder I felt like I was running a marathon. They gave me Cardizem which slowed the rate down and made it much easier to breath. Then all my lab work was great and my Echo was pristine. The Cardiologist wanted to try a medication, Rythmol, before attempting too. So 2 hours after the Rythmol still no P waves, never thought I would be missing my P waves so much.

Next stop...Cardioversion. For those who don't know what that is...they zap you with defibrillator. Doesn't that sounds like fun? So I bought myself a ticket to the Cardiac Center for the procedure, they did put me out and I didn't feel a thing. All I remember was saying to the 2 women giving me the medication to sedate me that they were "very pretty" and next thing I remember was talking to my husband. I then said to him, "how long does it take for this medicine to kick in?" Everyone laughed because I was done at this point and more importantly I was in Sinus Rhythm (normal heartbeat)!

Needless to say, I am now perfectly fine. They don't know what brought this episode on, most likely stress. I am not on any medications, which is a good thing. I am really great at telling patients what to do but I really stink at being the patient.

So what do you do when you are ordered to take the day off? You have time to write at blog post about the ordeal and you make yourself a blog button.

What do you think?

Good news. I got my camera back, yippee!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Halloween Lanterns made from recycled jars. I got the idea from Our Best Bites who got the idea from Not So Idle Hands. If you get a chance check out both these sites they are fabulous!

Just in on the fun over at Wordless Wednesday.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I Just Couldn't Take It

It's been two weeks since I have posted and just as long since I have held my camera to my eye. I took the plunge and sent it off to the manufacturer for a cleaning and adjustment. I really started to notice visible dust as well as a graininess to my photos even with a low ISO. It was really hard to pack it up and hand it over but I am certain I will be pleased I did once it has been serviced.

That being said I thought that I would be able to hold off taking any photos for a few weeks, come on how hard can it be?

Really hard. I see "photos" everywhere and there are times when I am out that I wish I had my camera with me. When I am home I just run for it and start snapping away. So I couldn't take it anymore and dug out the Point and Shoot. I messed with the settings and even was able to set it to take the photos in the RAW format. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

First off, in the RAW format on a little point and shoot it took at least 6 seconds to write a photo to the card and I had to wait after hitting the shutter and even on a burst mode it was not good at focusing, then it wore the battery down in like 2 minutes. Not good.

Yesterday, since it stopped raining we decided to spend the afternoon out side. I was sitting on the ground while all the kids were playing and the neighbors were hanging out. I started seeing photos again, so I ran for the Point and Shoot. This time I just left it in JPEG, and played around with it in Aperture Mode.

Last I checked, my camera status was bill, which I am hoping means that they are collecting payment and will be shipping it back to me soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Best Shot Monday: Little Details

I really enjoy capturing the little details of my boys life. I find art in Francesco playing with the shape sorter while still in his jammies.

For more Little Details swing by Mother May I.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Congratulations Pete & Carla

Two very wonderful people I know tied the knot this weekend. We had the pleasure of celebrating this wonderful day with them. Congratulation Pete and Carla!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Not a baby anymore.

As Nicolo approaches 18 months I find it bittersweet. My baby is no longer a baby by a long shot. He is just entering his language explosion and has a spattering of words that I make him say over and over again because it's so stinking cute. His repertoire consist of the usual Momma, Dadda, Nanna. He also can say bubba (bubble), ircle (cirlcle), chew-chew (a saying he hears a lot at the dinner table) and my favorite is Kecco (Francesco).

He can climb up and down the stairs (with close supervision of course) and get on and off the couch and Francesco's bed (the easier it is to jump on them with Francesco now), all by himself. He loves to ride with Francesco in the power wheels and has really taken to the big wheel. When he gets on the little bike I look at him and the baby is really gone.

I am still in disbelief that 18 months has gone by so fast.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theme Thursday

There is just something about their hands while playing that makes me grab the camera.

Do see more Theme Thursday's head over to Megan's atMental Inventory.