Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Monday, September 28, 2009
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I have gone all birth junkie on ya!!
I know there are some of you beginning peeps that aren't all that into the whole natural childbirth "thing" which leads me to wonder..
Should I have a separate blog for birth "stuff?" Or just keep it all on the same thing? Does it being combined make a difference to you and your desire to read this blog? Those other birth junkies.. do you just want a place to hear about births (and related "stuff") and not have random family posts mixed in.. and you who don't like NCB, want me to take that talk somewhere else so you can get back to regular reading as usual??
If you read this blog.. please leave me your opinion in the comments.. ;-P
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
When you first walk into the room you see this (above). The walls are freshly painted (yellow) although, the baseboards still need to be painted white. There is also (on its way) a 36" round kindergarten table that will go in the center of the room for all things craft and work related. ;-)
This wall is more true to the color of the walls, a deeper yellow (which I love, btw. thanks best hubby for painting). The alphabet chart and the pledge of allegiance chart and our lovely window AC unit since the air doesn't push very well into this room. And art work done by Alex.
On the right is my "temporary" shelves until I can upgrade. but we will keep the cute basket unit on the left, that now houses puzzles, paper, manipulative's., etc. Also two of my favorite masterpieces: the first time my boys used finger paints (at home) hanging up on the wall.
This is to show my beautiful bookshelf (I had two but had to get rid of one and store books to make this transition) that my husband built when we were first married. Obviously, I need to do some organizing since the "transition."
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It's 8:35 on June 1oth and we were about 25 minutes away from meeting little Jorge, just four short years ago.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
It's kind of a long video.. but I think its cute.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
So my favorite phrase of the day:
(Pediatrician) "Oh yeah, I see it. Its stuck right on the back of her throat."
I cried. In relief.. Mommy was right. I knew something was not right.
FOUR HOURS EARLIER:
Eva had her vaccine shots today. You know those little round band-aids that they put on their chubby little legs? Well, my sweet 8 month old daughter decided to pull one off her leg and eat it, while in her car seat, while on our way to pick up the boys from my friend Christina's house.
She was crying on the way and I chalked it up to, she's just hungry. the last time she ate was 8:30 and it was now 11:30. But when i made it my friends house and tried feeding Eva she kept gagging and then started the screaming. The kind of screaming that leaves you batty.. You know something isn't right. I pick her up. And that's when I see it: One of the band-aids is missing.
Christina gets me a flashlight and we attempt to hold a screaming baby down long enough to try to see if we can see the band-aid. I couldn't see a thing. Long story short: call the pediatrician and he says if she swallowed it that we will just have to wait for it to pass. Eva doesn't want to nurse. Screams non-stop. I decide to head home and wait for it to pass. On the way home she starts gagging so badly she throws up. That I found out as I swerved over on the side of the road and open the door in time to see my gagging child throw up what i had tried to feed her at my friends house. No band-aid in the throw up.
She falls asleep from pure exhaustion. Got home. Put the boys in the bed and let the sleeping baby sleep. When she woke up it was nightmare all over again. Screaming, gagging, crying, not wanting to nurse. Call the doc and said I'm coming in. He assures me that if its it there and he can see it, he can get it out. Otherwise we have to go to the ER. Although, he does say that "it could just be she is that upset from getting shots." To which I assure him that she is NOT that upset. The girl hasn't eaten in 8 hours. That's NOT normal for any upset child and she has cried, nay, screamed for a continual 40 minutes.
Got to the doctor... and upon examination he says the best thing this mother could ever hear (today): "Oh yea it's there. Right on the back of her throat."
I almost wept. Instead, I scooped her up and snuggled her tight and kept saying "oh baby, mommy knew. Mommy knew it. I knew it wasn't right. We are gonna fix it. mommy knew."
10 minutes later it was out. And baby girl nursed like she had never nursed before.. or like it had been 9 hours since she had last eaten. No more band-aids, thank you very much.
My little angel is back to her old self. Content. Eating. Sleeping peacefully. Praise be to God for His gracious deeds!!!