Sunday, November 22, 2009

Have we forgotten about Thanksgiving?

I'm completely in the Christmas mood. Of course we're celebrating Thanksgiving and all (it's also Joshua's birthday) but I've taken all my fall decor down and the Christmas tree is up and garland is wrapped around the staircase. Our neighbors have almost all decorated their yards. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This year, Dusty and I are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. I'm pretty excited about it. I'm sure the excitement will wear off after this first year though. We have enough house to accommodate everyone, so it's only logical to have it here. We're having a combo celebration though. It's Thanksgiving BUT more importantly, it's my baby boy's 7th birthday!! My Mom also celebrates her birthday the same day, but I'll leave her age off of here ..hehe.

I'll probably put up a little Spiderman decoration for Joshua. I'm making him a chocolate cake and he has also requested an apple pie (I'm leaving that one to my mom) We're all really excited about Tuesday of this week though. We are going to Splash Village! (an indoor water park) The girls haven't really been there before.. well, they were in my belly a couple years ago but I'm sure they won't remember LOL. I know they will LOVE it. This year we are also taking my 14 year old sister. She's excited to get out of school that day =)

Then just 2.5 weeks after Thanksgiving, we celebrate the girl's birthday. They will be 2. Oh boy.. do they ever act it too. Geez. If it's not one thing it's another with those princesses. Addison is definitely giving us a run for our money. We'll probably have a small party. Grandparents, aunts and uncles. Possibly my best friend and her family. I'm excited about that too! We're all done shopping and it's been fun sending out everyone's birthday wish lists. The kids sure do get spoiled this time of year with their birthdays being so close to Christmas and all.

Speaking of my best friend. Her husband lost his job this past week. It's a really crappy situation that lead up to this whole thing. I hate when people lose their job at no fault of their own. I mean, it's one thing when you suck at your job or just half ass things to barely scrape by but when you bust your butt and then in the end get crapped on, that sucks. His job loss also led to my job loss. I babysat their youngest baby a few days a week. It was so sad on Friday after hearing the news. My bff and I just cried as I packed up all the baby's things and sent them on their way. I swear I felt like I would never see the baby again. I know it's silly but I've taken care of her since she was 3 months old and she's almost 13 months now. I know her daddy will find another job but the economy is so bad, it may take awhile. I feel for them and of course I'm selfish and feel bad for myself. Don't forget me Chloe! Cynthia loves you!! =)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hello? Anyone out there (there.. there……there…..)

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged last huh? This is probably just going to be a completely unrelated gathering of ramblings.

  • Joshua turns 7 at the end of this month. We are going to Splash Village again this year but we are taking the girls this time. They will almost be 2 years old and I know they’ll really enjoy it. We actually pull Joshua from school that day. It always lands on the short work/school week of Thanksgiving, so he doesn’t miss much of anything. Plus it makes it a bit more special too.

  • Joshua is THIS close to losing another tooth. There is a very good chance that he will be able to sing the song “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” He has only lost 2 so far (bottom) but both top front teeth are loose and one is barely hanging on to dear life.

  • Addison and Samantha are growing like weeds. Both are talking a lot more. They don’t make full sentences yet but are putting 2 and 3 words together. They definitely get their point across no matter what though =P Addison’s most recent saying is “Ble(sh) you” when you sneeze. It’s super cute. Samantha, on the other hand, is saying a lot of “Shut… UP” to just about anyone and everyone making loud noises. So that’s lovely.

  • We’ve all completely avoided any illness thus far. We feel pretty good especially since it seems that the entire world is dropping like flies (especially if you get caught up in the media aspect). We’ve only had 4 confirmed cases of H1N1 in our school district. Which oddly enough made the news. Our district never shut down and our attendance is at 95% (according to our superintendent) No one I know IRL and have daily, weekly, or monthly contact with, has been sick either.

  • I’m still babysitting about 3-4 days a week. It’s hard to believe I’ve been watching little Miss Chloe for 10 months now. She just turned a year old last week. She had a Halloween birthday party. The kids had a lot of fun painting pumpkins, doing a monster egg hunt and enjoying monster cupcakes. Chloe pretty much feels like another family member. She plays with the girls well and they can “fight” like siblings too. It’s really worked out well all around. I get to earn some extra money while being home with the girls anyway. Plus my friend and her husband have someone that can watch the baby last minute. This works out well because my friend is a Nurse and is often asked to come in on her days off, come in early for her shift, work overtime …etc.

  • Halloween was a blast. It was cold and windy but at least the rain had stopped in time. My mom, sister and I took the kids around to about 10 houses and then I brought the girls back home and Dusty took my sister (13yo) and Joshua throughout the entire neighborhood. We ended up with about 150 trick or treaters here. I was fully prepared..well almost. We had to turn our porch light off about 10 mins early because we ran out of candy. It was just great being outside and seeing all the kids out and about. It was really active. It just made me love our neighborhood even more than I already do. This move has been such a blessing to us.

  • For those that follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed a status update that I posted

"its so frustrating when someone treats your loved one so terribly and you pretty much have to keep your lips sealed on how you really feel about this particular person because it's their family member. It's kind of like "hey, I can call my brother/sister/mom/dad/cousin stupid but you can't" UGH!! Then they'll forgive them and you are still stewing over the mess??"

I am STILL stewing over the whole mess but can’t go into it. It just makes me mad when someone (especially a closely related family member) treats someone like dirt. I can tell you with 100% honesty that I will never get over it. But I don’t have to, this person isn’t my “problem” except for how it affects the person I love. I feel bad for my loved one that didn’t, doesn’t and probably will never experience the type of relationship that they should have or deserved to experience. It will always be tainted.

Now I will leave you with some recent pictures.








and finally.. Chloe


Thursday, June 18, 2009

18 month well baby appt.

The girls had their well baby appointment yesterday. I had my 13 year old sister go along with me because Dusty was tied up with work all day and couldn’t break away.

Addison was 32 inches tall and 27 pounds.

Samantha was 32 inches tall and 26 pounds.

They are both doing very well. Addison talks SO much more now that she has tubes in her ears. And Samantha is still picking up new words everyday. We talked about the fine and gross motor skills, potty training, eating habits, speech, sleeping habits and overall behavior. Both girls were right on track. The doctor even commented that she thinks Samantha is a bit ahead of the game (which we have always thought) she understands everything. They both follow directions well but Samantha seems to understand pretty much everything we say. For example, I can say “where is brother?” and she says “Jooooosh!”

They both received 2 shots. They both handled them well. Cried but were over it in 30 seconds or less.

I’m going to post a bit about each girl (maybe brag a bit


Has the cutest little dimples. Her voice is so sweet and girlie. She is finally standing up for herself against Samantha. Is super cuddly. Loves her soymilk or drinking sippies in general. Her diaper output also reflects this ;). She is the first to wake up in the morning and also the first to wake from naptime. She loves hugging her stuffed kitty while she sleeps. She needs to be held and snuggled when she first wakes up. She also finds it funny when she “beats you up” and you “cry”. She is a very good thrower. She was the first to throw over hand and she does it well. She gets scared walking down stairs by herself.



Has beautiful bright blue eyes. Has gorgeous wavy hair. Is a master at stairs- up or down and a lot of the time with no hands. She is definitely our daredevil girl. She loves to climb on anything and everything and will find a way to climb up on stuff by dragging toys over and using as step stools. Will mimic almost everything we do- physically and verbally. She loves to run around wildly with her brother. If we are in the room and she finds something she shouldn’t play with, she immediately brings it to us. She also enjoys “clean up time” I start to sing the song and she starts picking up all her toys and putting them away.

Both girls love to play outside. We have quite the set up in the yard (small yard) and they can play out there for hours while mommy lounges and watches them (and surfs the net with her phone!)

Both girls also love to count. If someone is getting into trouble, I count them down (1, 2, 3- then time out or beating =P ) All I have to do is say 1 and they say two, free!

They also love to play with their purses (some old ones of mine) and put them over their shoulders and say “bye bye” and go running down the hall away from me. They can do this for 20-30 mins at a time.

I don’t have any recent pictures of them that are really great but I’ll share what I have.

Playing at a friends house:




And here is some fun with big brother Josh


Can I just say how much I enjoy having twins? It is SO fun! It’s also a lot of hard work but I think you quickly learn how to multi task. You also learn how to be one step ahead of the game. I’m always thinking ahead. My house may not be organized well but my mind is. If an outing is planned, I can get the job done in no time flat and am usually armed with anything and everything needed for any situation that may arise. I pride myself in the fact that I can get me and the kids ready in less time than most people can get themselves ready with no other responsibilities than themselves. I’m talking fully dressed, hair and makeup, snacks, sippies, extra diapers, wipes, phone, and keys. I think when you’re dealing with multiples, you learn you have to be like this in order to survive.

The first 3 months were torture with the girls. I’m not gonna lie. It was ROUGH. Next to no sleep. Seriously. I was lucky to get 2 hours straight at any given time. From 3-6 months it got easier. I got more like 3-4hrs straight. 6-9 months was 4-6hrs straight and then from 9-12 months, they transitioned to 10-12 hrs straight (which is where we have stayed). They are much more independent. I really enjoy that. I love cuddling babies and taking care of them but I enjoy sitting back and watching them play MUCH MORE! I feel more alive now. I’m no longer in a fog. I’m really just enjoying it!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Addison’s tube surgery

Today was her surgery. We left the house at 5:30 am. I just snatched her out of her crib and on we went. Luckily there wasn’t too much waiting around. We had to be there at 6am and surgery was set for 7:30am. They had so much to do, that it didn’t really feel like we waited around for 1.5hrs.

We were first taken to her room. Then, after vitals, we were taken to Pre-op where many nurses and doctors came and talked to us. Then Addison was given some medicine (in liquid form) to calm her and make her relax. It made her silly. She was trying to sit upright in her crib (or cage, as it looks!) and kept having to balance herself with her arm. She was so happy and giggly. That made it easier to part ways, for both of us. She didn’t care that we had to leave in a different direction down the hall and we were glad that she was happy.

We were in the waiting room for about 1.5-2hrs. Its a quick surgery but they also did a BAER test


Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), sometimes called Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER), measures the 8th (auditory) nerve and brainstem’s response to sound. This testing can be used several ways, including newborn hearing screening, estimation of hearing sensitivity in very young patients, estimation of hearing in difficult-to-test populations, neurodiagnostics to rule out retrocochlear pathology and, sometimes, is used during surgical procedures to monitor the auditory brainstem status.


Initial results show normal. The surgeon said that he would have more detail at our follow-up in 2 weeks. The results are printed in a graph and need to be analyzed but look normal at first glance.

She was very cranky when she woke from anesthesia. Nothing really helped her calm down. She just eventually got happier as it wore off. She was in recovery for about 15 minutes and then we were taken back to her room. We spent about an hour in her room and then she was discharged.

Here are some pictures from my camera phone.


This is her after her “happy juice”


Daddy and I waiting impatiently in the waiting room


After surgery, back in her room


She pulled her IV out shortly after I took this picture. Little stinker!! It was set to come out anyway. She’s impatient like her mommy.

She did SO well. I am very proud of her. She handled no sippy or food in the morning. She wasn’t able to drink anything until after surgery- around 9am, although she had been up since 5:30.

She took a longer than normal nap today (4hrs) and has been her normal happy self!

What a relief this is all over with! I had myself pretty worked up over it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mixture of everything

I’ve been getting a bit more computer time but I’m finding that I don’t really want to blog. I think it’s because I have so much to say, so I just avoid it altogether because I’m not a big reader/writer, so the task just seemed overwhelming.

Well tonight was a perfect time to catch everything up a bit. Joshua is with his Gaga, the girls are asleep, Dusty is playing Hockey on the Xbox and it’s only 9pm, so why not?

I may not be very organized with this post but at least I’m here and throwing stuff out there.


Ok, I survived my birthday. It was actually a great day. 30 doesn’t feel so bad, even if I did wake up with a tweaked back that morning. At least it’s gone now. It hurt like a ‘mother’. What made my day so great? Well, Dusty did the dirty work all day. I didn’t have to change any diapers or pick up after the kids. He took a half day off and took me to lunch at Olive Garden (my favorite restaurant). Around 10am I received a flower delivery from my best friend. What a nice surprise


My favorite flower!! (gerber daisies)

I received a lot of birthday wishes from my online friends. That meant a lot because last year I didn’t receive any birthday wishes from my online girls but this year totally made up for it. I just felt really loved by my friends and family. I received twitter msgs, text msgs, emails, forum posts, facebook wishes and a few phone calls. It just made my day!

I received cooking utensils and a pretty apron from my mom (all things I asked for). Cash from my memaw, a DVD slideshow video of the kids from my MIL, cards and an iPod docking station, frame and Starbucks gift card from my Dad. Dusty got me a Mother’s Ring and photography books. Oh and a ped egg from my brother and fluorescent nail polish (all of which I asked for)

Swim Classes

The classes are going well. Joshua is getting a lot more out of the classes than the girls. But at this point, the girls goal is to be comfortable in the water.







A couple weekends ago, we went to Chicago on a family trip. The first night there we invited a couple friends (that live in Chicago) to our hotel to go swimming. It was so fun!



My friend Vanessa was celebrating her birthday so we had cake and ordered Giordano's!

The next day we all went downtown to Navy pier!



We also went to Build a Bear for the first time




Ice Cream

The girls had their first ice cream cone today. They really enjoyed it but Samantha ended up with an allergic reaction. We knew she was allergic to dairy but can handle small amounts without showing any signs of allergy. I figured she wouldn’t eat much of the cone. Poor baby. The spots went away in about 15mins though.







Joshua’s coach finally called and his first practice is next week. I’m excited to get the season started. It will be nice to be able to sit on the side lines this time. Last year, Dusty coached the team because they didn’t have enough coaches. What a pain that was! I’m so glad we can just show up to practices and games and not worry about that stuff this year.

New Washer/Dryer

Our washer died on us a couple weeks ago. We ran out quickly and ordered a new one. I figured we might as well get a new dryer. I didn’t want a brand new washer and a 10 year old dryer. Might as well start out new all around. I LOVE them so far. I got a colossal size washer and nice big dryer. Very nice!! I was able to wash like 2 loads worth in one big load. Talk about a time saver! It took almost 2 weeks to get them delivered but luckily my mother in law helped us out a lot. She lives next door and didn’t mind us sending over baskets of dirty clothes. It was nice to go pick up the clean baskets all nice and folded.

Ear Surgery 

The next big thing on our calendar is Addison’s tube surgery. It’s scheduled for June 1st at 7:30am. –sigh- I get sick to my stomach just thinking about it. I can’t wait to just get it over with.


I also forgot to mention that I’m bored. I need to pick up a hobby. I’m not saying I have free time. That’s different than being bored. I just want something to delve into. I need some time out of the house, away from the kids and away from responsibility. I don’t like to read, play games or watch movies. I need something else. I’ve thought about going back to school but school sucks. LOL. I possibly may still go and get a CNA before the girls go to school fulltime. I’d love to work in the hospital. But then I love photography. I just don’t know all the techy stuff about it. So, for right now, I’m jumping into the photography world. I’m starting to read guide/handbooks and websites..etc. and I want to start playing around with it. I’ve got Photoshop and hours and hours worth of instructional DVDS on it.

Ok, well that’s about it for tonight. I’m going to go watch some Tivo with the hubby.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I’m going to be 3…0?

In 3 weeks I will hit the big 3..0.  I know it’s not OLD but I also don’t consider 30 to be young either. I remember when my parents turned 30. My parents were on the younger side when they had me. I mean, they weren’t teenagers but compared to my friend’s parents, they were on the younger side. I remember being in school and we would compare our parents ages and I distinctly recall saying my mom was still in her 20’s. Joshua knows my age and my birthday and knows I’m about to be 30. It may not mean much to him now but I’m sure he’ll remember telling his friends how old I am. I obviously remember doing that.

So how is it that I remember that like it happened yesterday and now here I am about to get out of the 20’s forever? I know it’s great that I still feel young. I don’t feel 16 anymore but I definitely feel young enough to be bar hopping and dancing and be careless. Of course, I won’t be and the first morning after, I would say to myself “wow, I’m too old for this crap” but I feel like I could be out there on the dance floor with the young 20’s. They would probably look at me and think that one of their friends brought along their older sister or maybe even their mom?! LOL.. ok, ok, maybe I’m being a little overdramatic but I’m not really ok with turning 30. I’m not ready yet. I had a lot of things I wanted to happen before I hit that age. Well, not a LOT of things, just one big thing.

I wanted to be at my goal weight, tummy tucked and boob lifted. Ok.. there. I said it. Superficial. Growing up, in my mind, I was going to marry young (btw.. people.. DON’T marry young) and wanted to be done having kids by the time I was 25. I wanted to be the younger mom. Well life events made that “goal” impossible. Infertility sucks! Divorce sucks! Getting married young sucks! Getting old sucks! Being overweight sucks! Monday morning sucks! Thai food sucks! Bad customer service sucks!…ok.. maybe I’m going a little overboard.

Anyway, my new goal is to be fit by the time I’m 31. A tummy tuck and boob lift are in my future. Hopefully sooner rather than later because what would be the point when I’m 70, right?

Well, that’s enough bitching about turning 30. I’m sure you guys are rolling your eyes. I know that most of the people that read my blog have already hit that milestone. I’ll get over it. I’ll be fine. (I keep telling myself that)

I guess if this is all I have to complain about (and my stiff neck from sleeping on the recliner last night) then I’m doing pretty dang good. Great family, great hubby, great son, great daughters, great parents, and great friends.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Diet..back at it

For those wondering, we haven’t stopped. We are back at it again. We did take about 1.5 weeks off. Some of that was because of laziness. I hate grocery shopping (and cleaning toilets.. btw but anywho). It was easy to just say “lets go grab a bite” then came Easter.

We pigged out. No idea how much the weight went up but we are back in the game. We started back up yesterday and have a week’s menu planned. We will weigh back in on Monday of next week. I figured there was no point depressing myself by seeing the bigger number on the scale. So I’ll live in denial and just check the situation next week.

Until then, we’ll be eating well!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Coloring Easter Eggs

Today Joshua colored Easter eggs. The girls are still too young, so Dusty picked out a Power Ranger Dye Kit. Joshua loved it, of course.

We made an egg with everyone’s name on it too. Unfortunately only the names Addison and Samantha turned out (I did them) and the other names didn’t work out (Joshua hadn’t written hard enough on the egg)








Thursday, April 9, 2009

ENT appt and the Easter bunny

Addison had her ENT appt. The initial exam was normal. All her ear structures are normal. She responded to all his noises and such. She had hearing test and the test suggests that she does have slight hearing loss, most likely due to fluid. She has been put on an antibiotic for 2 weeks and then we follow up with another test and see if there is any improvement and go from there.

We didn’t have to wait too long but it was close to nap time, so she wasn’t very patient at times.

addison ENT

Luckily mommies keys made her happy. She was in the middle of “talking” to me in the picture.

addison keys ENT






Today we went to see the Easter bunny. I made a joke to Dusty about the Easter bunny being on break when we got there. It happened to us at Christmas time.

Sure enough.. the dang bunny was on break! We had to wait 30 mins for his return. Moods were all that great because they took a short nap. Samantha is terrified of strangers. She reacted just as predicted. Luckily we were able to get a good shot of her though. It’s not the best but it’s good for the situation. 100% better than I expected, so I’m pleased.

Easter Bunny-







Also, earlier today, we took Joshua to see Monsters vs Aliens. It was a cute movie. He enjoyed it. I think he really enjoyed having us to himself. We took him out to eat afterwards. It’s nice to be able to have some non-baby time with him. We all need it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My computer time is so limited now that Dusty works from home. Its awesome having him here, but I'm going through computer withdrawls. I have to surf the net from my iPod and blackberry. If I have a very short response, you can bet that I'm on one of those devices.

Dusty's income got cut by 2.5% permanently and then for the month of April (so they say) it will be cut another 10%. It's better than getting laid off, obviously, but it scares me too. Will it be just for the month of April? May it be made into a permanent cut? Will it go lower? It's not like we can't pay our bills or anything, we are just working our way out of credit card debt and that makes it harder to do! But like I said, it could be worse. So I'll take it over layoff any day. It's actually the first time we have been affected by this whole economic mess personally.  Well, besides our 401(k) being worthless right now but that should be temporary and it's not like we're close to retirement, so we have plenty of time to bounce back (which the economy always does)

So, to celebrate our lowered income, I've decided to spend lots of money! lol I just bought a Dyson vacuum yesterday. We've been in need of new vacuum for awhile. We have a Kirby vacuum (bought by Dusty pre-Cynthia) it's a piece of junk and I loathe it! I've done a ton of research on vacuums and it's been the best reviewed one there. I've always wanted one since seeing the commercials a few years ago. I never could justify the expense but then seen it on (while looking at Coach bags.. b-day IS coming up) and saw it on close out price. Not too shabby.. oh and free shipping.
Last night I went out with my best friend. We had a nice dinner and margaritas. It was nice to get away from the chaos and relax with a friend and have a couple drinks. I hadn't had a real drink since before the girls were born. I was feeling good after one but then decided one more would do the trick. and it did. lol

Today my bff and I met at Target to get some swimsuits for the kids. I got my first two piece! Before you start hurling at your computer screen, don't worry, it's a full length top and skirt bottom. I'm not going for the sexy look; I'm going for the comfy and well covered up look. I think I succeeded. I got the girls cute NON matching swimsuits (GASP!)
Oh and the reason I bought us all swimsuits (the guys can still wear the ones they have) is because we signed up all the kids for swim lessons. It works out great because the older kids (Josh and his g/f are 6) have their lessons from 10-10:45a and the little kids (15 mths and 6 mths) have their lessons from 10-10:30a on the same day. We don't have to be with the older kids but we do have to be with the babies. So it works out wonderfully. So we get to take care of 6 swim lessons all in one trip! (her 3 kids and my 3 kids)

More talk of money. I have been babysitting her baby 4 days a week. She (bff) had her gall bladder out a couple weeks ago, so I haven't been babysitting in a while. Next week she goes back to work. It's conveniently on the first day of spring break for all of our kids. So, if you thought my afternoons were busy with my 2 girls and the baby before.. now throw in two 6 year olds that get bored easily! I guess it will be a nice trial run for the summer.. holy crap.. the summer! AAAHHH Lots of kids.. hopefully lots of nice weather too. My SIL lives about 10 minutes away and has a huge pool. As long as I have a couple other adults to help, we should be able to go swimming a bunch. That will be nice.

Oh and more on the spending money we shouldn't.. we are going on a mini family vacation in a few weeks to Chicago. We'll meet up with Toni and Vanessa and the kids. It should be awesome! I've been wanting to get out of town and we love Chicago. I've loved Chicago since a few years ago and a bunch of us online girls met up. I've actually been back there every year since (except for the year I was preggo- and believe me, it felt like I was preggo for an entire year) We'll do the Navy Pier, swim at the hotel, and even order room service! I also consider this trip to be a mini preview of how well the girls will travel. In July we are driving down to Alabama to visit my Memaw (that’s grandma for you non-southerners) The trip usually takes about 12 hours. With babies, I travel overnight. Much easier. I have a lot of practice with Joshua. It's worked well for us, so hopefully the girls will cooperate and just sleep (or at least be quiet!). We'll only stay for 3 days. I think that's a good amount of time for a non baby proofed house.
The dieting is going really well still. We love and hate cheat days. Love the food, hate the heartburn. We both slacked on our working out this past week so Dusty only lost a pound and I stayed the same. But I also started cramping and spotting, so I'll blame the female stuff. Oh and speaking of female stuff. Don't you love it when you're wearing a big pad and it shifts out of place and you fix a wedgie or try and resituate and you give yourself a mini wax job from the sticky side of the pad that SHOULD be stuck to your panties? Love it.

I got my hair cut and colored. I loved it the first day and now I look at it and I'm disappointed. I didn't ask for highlights and I got very obvious stripes in my hair. I asked for long bangs (really long- like chin length) and I got this chopping crap on the side. ugh. I'm never happy about my hair when I have it done. I haven't gone back to the same hairdresser in the past 6 years because I'm never happy with the work. Although my bff does agree with these two points (the stripes and blunt chopping), I think it's ultimately because I'm just unhappy with myself. At the salon I just see my face and hair in the mirror. Looks great! Get home and my full length mirror reminds me that I'm still fat and in my lighting at home, I'm still my ole ugly self.

So, I guess I'll leave you on the low note.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

15 month well baby visit

Another pretty good well baby visit. At this point, any appointment that doesn’t end up in the ER, is good by me.

They both got prevnair and DTaP shots. We are on a delayed immunization schedule. Nothing fancy. Our doc is wonderful and is supportive of what we want to do. As I’ve probably mentioned in previous entries, I just hate how so many shots are given in such a short amount of time. The girls aren’t in daycare and don’t get exposed to much outside the house. Their big brother brings home illness from school but I’m not really concerned with him bringing polio home in this day in age.


Addison’s stats

24lbs, 29inches

She was such a good girl. She did well with her shots too. One thing I mentioned to the doc, that I have been concerned about is Addison’s lack of words. She doesn’t say any. She babbles like crazy and “talks” to us but nothing “real”. She also seems to ignore us more than half the time. She understands a lot and can follow simple instructions, I’m just a little worried about her speech and the fact that she seems to ignore me. I usually have to get out 3 or 4 “Addison's” before she’ll look at me. The last Addison! Is loudest. Doc set us up with an ENT and we have her appt on April 8th. This is to rule out excessive fluid in her ears and possibly slight hearing loss. We’ll see.

Now on to Samantha

23lbs 31.25inches

She was her normal emotional self. Scared of everything going on. She did pretty good during the exam. I held her for moral support. Then shot time came. The doc had me leave the room with Addison so she wouldn’t get worked up before it was her turn. In the hall I heard an excessive amount of screams. I was concerned. It turns out that the nurse (both nurse and doc administer the shots together to get them over with) had Dusty hold her legs down. In the middle of the shot, Samantha grabbed one of the syringes and it moved- thus the extra screaming (and blood!) the nurse yelled at Dusty and told him to hold her arms (ok.. wasn’t he directed to the legs?) Anyway, apparently the doc gave the nurse a stern look. Luckily Samantha calmed down quickly afterwards.

Here is a picture of them today. It’s from my cell phone, so it’s pretty crappy quality. They were cute in their St. Patty green dresses!


Monday, March 9, 2009

First day of workouts and weigh in day

My alarm was set for 5:50am. Unfortunately the girls decided to get up at 4am. Although they did eventually go back to bed, we did not.

I stuck to my plan and got on the treadmill at 6am. I did 31 mins of walking/jogging. It felt great! Came home, showered and here I am. I’m exhausted though. I know that has everything to do with being up since 4am. This stinks!! I know the minute I lay back down, the girls will wake up so why bother, you know?

On another good note.. today was weigh in day!


AND…… another 2.6lbs lost!!

That brings me to :    weightloss

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Diet Update

We have been doing fabulous! Except for the once a week cheat, we have been sticking to it! We give ourselves one day a week to cheat but with the extra weekly points that weight watchers gives, we don’t exactly go over our points anyway!

Our next weekly weigh in is this coming Monday. But as of right now, Dusty has lost 7+lbs and I have lost 5+lbs!!

Monday morning we also start the treadmill. I plan on getting up at 6am and working out till 7am and then Dusty’s turn from 7-8am. This should work out well for our morning routine of getting Joshua up and ready for school.

More updates to come on our WW journey!! So far, so good!!

6 places I would like to travel…

6 places I would like to travel to if I had someone trustworthy to watch my children (and if money was no object!)

Nothing too exciting. Just places I hope to see someday.










New York City