Our New Additions!

We are proud to announce the arrival of our quadruplets! We finalized the adoption today and got the cute little fluffy butts settled in their new little home, a Guitar Hero World Tour box. What can we say, they are some rockin’ chicks! They are four days old and will be growing fast, so stay tuned for updates to the Bancroft Backyard Chicken adventure.

Thank you!

Many thanks to our family, ward family and friends who helped us out when I was in the hospital from the 21st-25th. Our kids were well taken care of (they basically thought it was one big extended playdate and sleepover), we received yummy meals and treats and we are thankful for all those who expressed their concern, prayers, and willingness to help. We feel so blessed to know such wonderful, giving people!

In case you missed the details of my Hospital Drama 2009, here’s the short version. After being treated in the ER for painful stomach cramps and vomiting (there’s just no pretty way to say that), a CT scan showed some inflammation/blockage in my small intestine and a lovely blood clot near an ovarian vein. I was admitted to the hospital and immediately put on blood thinners and IV fluids. Needless to say, being in the hospital for the next 3 days was not fun and I missed my kids terribly, but Josh was there by my side the whole time. I am so grateful for him! I got home Wednesday evening, relieved to be home, but exhausted. Who can sleep in a hospital bed when nurses (who were fantastic) and other staff come in every 2 minutes (a slight exaggeration) to check vitals, poke and prod and make sure I’m passing gas?! Anyway, I’m feeling much better now, have several appointments with specialists to figure out what the heck is going on, and I’ll be on blood thinners for a while. And don’t worry, I have some kind of hospital drama about every 2 years, so you have something to look forward to in 2011.

Creative kids

Josh took the kids to the Lego store a few weekends ago when I was on a retreat with my sisters and mom. Gabe and Emma have been playing with this Lego fire truck almost every day since then.

The doll is Emma’s latest playdough creation.

Proposition “Cancel February”

Yes, I plan on starting a petition to cancel February. I can only think of a few reasons for keeping February: Valentine’s Day and our family’s sisters retreat (when it’s in that month). Reasons to cancel: everybody and their dog being sick. I swear this happens to our whole family in February. Emma has been sick twice (along with a bunch of her classmates), Gabe was a wreck a few weeks ago with a cold, I’ve had a cold sore and now another bad cold, Josh has been sick and now has some random skin infection. And shall I mention that my mom was a wreck at our retreat (but quite entertaining on Vicadin) and I’m pretty sure my extended family has had their round of illness. I’m just sick of it. Next January I’m dosing up on some heavy duty preventative herbs, man.

All in favor, say aye. AYE!