Monday, May 31, 2010
Today our family will pay tribute to the men and women that serve and to the precious souls that leave this earth too soon so that my sons can thrive in this democratic country. And I will also pay tribute to the military in my own family. Thanks to my Uncle Jimmy's hard work we have information dating back to the Civil War.
To P&K: This list reflects their relationship to you.
Great Uncle- Lt. James W. Tucker-Army
Great Uncle- Major Carlos Larry Tucker – Army -Veteran of Vietnam War
Great Uncle- Tim Hardin- US Marines
Cousin- Jeff Ellis US Coast Guard
Your Great-Grandfather’s side of the family
Great Great Uncle Eulice “Buster” Tucker served in the Merchant Marines - Veteran of WWII
Civil War Veterans’
Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Charles W C Tucker – Private with “Pirkles Rangers” 4th Regiment, Georgia Calvary, State Guard
Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather James Madison Maise- Sergeant with the 48th Alabama Infantry. Died from wounds from the Battle of Bull Run near Mannases, Va. Sept 3, 1862
Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Isham H. Sitz-Private 48th Alabama Infantry. Fought in Petersburg, Second Mannases, Battle of the Wilderness, Gettysburg and ended the war at Appomattox.
Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather –Born in Germany was sold by the Hessian Count Frederick II to Great Britain to fight in the American War of Independence. He deserted the British and fought for the Americans. He made his home Lincoln County, North Carolina
Your Great-Grandmother’s side of the family
Great Great Uncle Marion Norton Cothran Army- Veteran of WWII
Great Great Uncle Roy Linley Cothran – Veteran of WWII, Korean and Viet Nam
Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather - Wylie J. Cothran—Sergeant in the Confederate States Army 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Julius R. Bates-Major General – Army-7th Division of Georgia Militia--Resigned in 1852, before Civil War. Resigned because he was against the way the American Indians were treated!
Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather John W. Cothran-Major- Army
Friday, May 28, 2010
A picture from this morning, after a dose of Benadryl. His right eye is still swollen, but looks much better than it did when I found him in his crib this morning. I think that side of his face is worse because some of the peanut butter had gotten onto his finger and he wiped it on that side of his face. Apparently kiddos can be allergic with just skin contact.
Pre-peanut allergic reaction our afternoons were filled with this new toy in the backyard...a water table pirate ship. The boys will literally pound on the door in our sun room to go outside, becoming soaked in a matter of minutes. Clean-up...well, that takes much longer!!!
Paxton's little wet feet!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Kellen always wants the camera...instead of smiling for it!!! It was cute after I took the pic, Kellen kept leaning his head into dad...how dad had leaned into him for the pic. That Kel is a cutie!! Sweet Kel at the playground in our subdivision. The playground is literally a couple of houses away from ours and we take advantage every day!! Paxton cracking up, always cracking up!! Boys on the move!
See you soon, Papaw. We love you!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thanks for all the comments, I really appreciate all of the different viewpoints. We all know there is nothing about IVF and the outcome that is a sure thing, quite the opposite. During our IVF cycle I only had 5 eggs, 2 made it to transfer, and 2 became Paxton and Kellen. If I only had 2 embryos, I would probably transfer the 2. And I say "I" because the hubby may have a very different feeling on the subject!! However, I would need to take a big deep breath before that transfer!!! And if God thought we could handle twins again then we would get ready for the circus!!! My heart aches to try one more time, but I am not sure if IVF is in the cards. But I will keep you posted!!!!!
On Mother's Day we went to brunch at Bosco's and as we turning into the parking lot I saw this cute mom with one carseat on each side of her. I just had to talk to her! So as we were walking into Bosco's I went up to her and googled over her precious baby twin girls. The dad was standing beside me and said, "well, these twins are 8 months but those twins (pointing at two toddlers running in the grass) are 4.5 years old." I lost words, but uttered something like oh my gosh your hands are full. The mom said, "it's easier the second time." And the dad quickly followed with, "no it's not!"
So this brings me to my question. Moms with twins conceived through IVF, are you gonna try again? And would you still transfer two embryos? Do you want another set of twins, maybe triplets? Or are you going to wait on a miracle and be done with fertility treatments? Okay, so that was way more than one question but feel free to answer any or none!
I think having the diagnosis of diminshed ovarian reserve coupled with turning 31 yesterday has led me to writing this post. These questions are discussed every so often in our home, how about yours??