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My first Mother’s Day!

5/19/2006 Category :General 2

Well, as most people know now, almost 3 weeks ago on Saturday, April 29 we went in to the hospital at quarter to 7 to be induced. I’m not a morning person so I was groggy, but excited. We knew there was every chance that I was going to be sent home until Tuesday though, so I was trying not to get too excited. Especially after I saw all the little viles they were going to be using to take blood samples.

I got checked in and situated in my room. They took blood and thankfully numbed my wrist before putting the IV in. I contracted until about 6 p.m. and they decided to take me off the pitocin and keep me over night instead of having me go home. They woke me up at 3:30 that morning to put me back on the pitocin and break my water. From that moment on I was having serious contractions. (They hadn’t hurt the day before, but now they did). I got three doses of pain medication through my IV. The first two worked really well until they wore off, but the 3rd really didn’t help. I had already decided it was time for the epidural when the nurse came in and said my doctor said it was time.

So I got the epidural and was about ready to tell off the man that administered it. I could not figure out how to curve my spine out and keep my shoulders down at the same time, especially with a stomach full of baby. He kept telling me that it wouldn’t work if I didn’t get in the right position. He made it seem like I was doing it on purpose. But anyway, we got it done and I started to feel great. At one point I asked my Mom why there was a rubber mat on my leg, but it turned out it WAS my leg and it just felt like rubber to me!

At 5:30 that night after laboring since 3:30 a.m., with no food I might add, they decided I wasn’t progressing as much/fast as I should so I would be having a c-section. At 6:11 p.m. Brenden Patrick Burleson was born!

I ended up having all the things I said for 9 months that I didn’t want to have…I was induced, I had an epidural, and I had a c-section. But as the time came for each of them, it turned out I was actually very greatful for them. It’s funny how things turn out.

Brenden is a strong healthy boy. He’s been to the geneticist to see about his right hand that didn’t finish forming and she found that nothing else was wrong with him and it’s just one of those things. He’s had some trouble with eating and therefore weight gain, but that is improving greatly and hopefully when we got to the doctor on Monday he will be back up to birth weight. If he didn’t look so darn much like Patrick I’d have to be concerned that he was switch at birth because both the Romanski’s and the Burleson’s are eaters! He’s also had to have a small clip to his tongue because he had what’s called tongue tie where it was connected much closer to the front of his mouth than it should have been and it was affecting his eating.

For mother’s day Patrick took me out to dinner while Kelli watched Brenden for an hour. And I got a card for “mom” from Brenden!


This is Brenden’s favorite way to sleep. We call it touchdown baby.


This is a wierd angle, but I wanted to catch a picture of him with his eyes open.


This is after his first bath. He did not enjoy it.

110 Movies

5/19/2006 Category :General 1

Kelli posted this on her blog and since I’d seen so many I had to do it. I’ve seen 110 of the movies and most of what I haven’t seen is waiting in our netflix que, so apparently I have no life.

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 90 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 200 movies on this list. Put your score in header and repost:

(x) Willow
( ) Shop Girl
(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) The Mexican
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 10

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Young Frankenstein
(x) AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
( ) Jason X
Total: 7

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) Band Camp
Total: 8

(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil I
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
( )The Village
( ) Donnie Darko
( ) Lilo & Stitch.
( ) Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch
Total: 6

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch (jim carrey)
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) Thirteen Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
Total: 6

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
Total: 7

(x) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) the Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumb & Dumberer
( )Final Destination
( )Final Destination 2
( )Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x)The Ring
( )The Ring 2
Total: 3

(x) Mystic River
( ) Dark Water
( ) Blue Crush
(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x ) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
Total: 7

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed Of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) Bad Boys
Total: 4

(x) My Girl
( ) Cinderella Man
( ) Tristan and Isolde
(x) The Lion King
( ) Godsend
( ) Bad Boys 2
(x) Se7en
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Identity
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine (But oddly, I own it, lol! It was a gift from good friends)
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
(x) My Boss’ daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) Frailty
( ) Mr. Destiny
Total: 5

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
Total: 7

( ) X-Men
( ) X2
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Others
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( )Cruel Intentions
( )Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
Total: 3

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle
(x) Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
Total: 7

(x) BraveHeart
(x) Count of Monte Cristo
(x) Hitch
(x) The Fifth Element
(x) Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Episode II Attack of The Clones
(x) Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith
(x) Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Episode VI Return of The Jedi
(x) Troop Beverly Hills
( ) Swimming with Sharks
Total: 11

(x) Air Force One
( ) For Richer or Poorer
( ) Trainspotting (can’t make it past the toilet scene)
( ) People Under the Stairs……
( ) Blue Velvet
(x) Sound of Music
(x) Parent Trap
(x) Parent Trap Re-make
(x) The Birds
(x) The Terminator
(x) Terminator-2
(x) T-3
Total: 8

(x) Empire Records
( ) SLC Punk
(x) Meet Joe Black
( ) Nightmare Before Christmas
(x) The Silence of the Lambs
(x) Sleepy Hollow
( ) I Heart Huckabees
( ) 24 Hour Party People
( ) Blood In Blood Out..
Total: 4