Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wow... June almost here.

I can hardly believe it! Time is going by so fast! Before we know it Lily will be turning one and Christmas will be upon us! I think that it is true, time goes faster as we get older.

So, Lily woke me up at 5am this morning. She has been sleeping to about 7 or 7:30. I went to the video monitor to peek at her before I went in there and she was facing the opposite direction than how we had laid her down. hmmmmmmm........ She was not crying just restless. I continued to watch and she rolled over and wiggled a whole bunch. hehe.... Then she was unable to get back over and was starting to get angry. I went in and got her settled and she went back to sleep. She displays more and more personality everyday! :D

I have been really praying about job opportunities from home. I used to design websites and I have gotten the opportunity to do a couple new sites. I am excited about it. I had forgotten just how much I love to write code and create graphics. :D I continue to pray about it and I know that God already knows what he has planned for my life. I am so grateful to be able to stay home right now. I am grateful for my wonderful and supportive husband.

Tomorrow Lily sees her Neurosurgeon. They are going to try and do a ultrasound but, I doubt that they will be able to get much. Her fontanel has really closed. I'd say that it is the size of the tip of my finger. He said to expect this and we'd discuss where we go from here. I'll post tomorrow after our visit.

Please keep my Grandma in your prayers... she is in the hospital with congestive heart failure... yesterday was her 84th Birthday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

There should really be laws against....

being this CUTE!

:D :D I took this photo the other day when Lily and her older sister got in "Lily's" pool.

I am pleased to say that we pretty much have a routine down. Lily has been waking about 7 to 7:30am each morning and is in bed for the night by 8pm. (except daddy still wakes her for a midnight feed. I think that he does this more for him than her. LOL) I know that she likes to stay awake for about an hour and a half. (including the time of her feed) So that leaves me with about 45 minutes of "wake time." Now, let say again that I am very pleased that we have a routine and I am in no way complaining BUT, if we go off track for any reason... (I need to go to the store, or go to the Dr., meet friends for coffee... etc) she refuses to eat while out in public or really nap. I have tried nursing her in the car, feeding her a bottle she just will not take it. She won't even really nap in her car seat while driving either. When we get home she is thrown off for the entire rest of the day. She is over tired so she is irritable and in turn doesn't eat well. So..... Do I become a hermit and stay in the house to keep her on track or venture out more and hope that she is just super curious of her surrondings and the "newness" will fade. Has any of you mom's experienced this? My oldest daughter is close to 16 and I can't remember what she was like. I am welcome to suggestions. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

I just wanted to take a minute and Thank all of our service personnel and veterans for their service to our country. I can not thank you all enough for keeping us safe from harm and helping to maintain our freedom!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

That's how we Roll!

Lily is becoming a "pro" at rolling over. She almost immediately rolls to her tummy as soon as we lay her down. :D I LOVE it! I had better get on my hands and knees and crawl around and baby-proof this house because it won't be long..... LOL I have some really adorable photos too that I have taken. (with the real camera) I'll get them up here soon. :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

In honor of being 5 months today.......

AND it being a beautiful day outside.... I filled Lily's baby pool this morning and let it sit in the sun to get it warm. Just before she was due to awake from her morning nap, I pulled it around to a shaded area on our deck.

SHE LOVED IT!!!! I really need to dig out our tri-pod and and get some "good" photos instead of using my cell phone. That is on my "to-do" list. :D

So, while she was taking her afternoon nap... I made her some babyfood... Peas and Green beans. She has not had either yet. I have been introducing foods very slowly.

We started the peas today.....

First Bite...

hmmmmmmm.... Not bad! :D

Monday, May 18, 2009

5 months this coming Friday!

I can't hardly believe it!
Six months ago we received her diagnosis and were told they had no idea what we could expect. God has really answered EVERY one of our prayers for her. We have been blessed beyond any expectation that we could have had. Lily has really enriched our lives and I am so grateful for and to her! I AM a better person because of her. I can also say the same thing in regards to my oldest daughter who will be 16 next month.

I hate to admit this, but I have struggled with being a stay at home mom. I never wanted anyone else to care for Lily but also wanted to be able to stay at my job. I have been praying that God will help me to accept and embrace this change and to create opportunities for us meet our financial obligations.

In this last week I have been at peace with staying home and accepting that my full-time job is caring for my family; To be the very best mom and wife that I am capable of being. I have even found joy in tedious household "chores."

This week we started Lily on carrots. I made them myself. :D I intend on making all of her babyfood. We are still doing cloth diapers. I dont mind them at all. I have enough to wash them every other day. Lily is chatting, squealing, and rolling over more and more. All in all things are going well and I am enjoying every moment with her.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I have been tagged!

24 things about myself

1. What is your current obsession?
Obsession? hmmmmm I just returned to teaching Spin classes.

2. If you could do any job in the world & be 100% successful, what would it be? Be a understanding, patient Mommy!

3. What are you wearing today? Jeans and a orange sleeveless sweater.

4. Why is today special? I was able to spend a few hours one on one with my oldest daughter.

5. What would you like to learn to do? Sew, Crochet and Knit

6. What’s for dinner tonight? Homemade Interstate Chili on baked potatoes with shredded cheese and sour cream.

7. What’s the last thing you bought? 2 shirts from the thrift store. :D

8. What are you listening to right now? TLC Hard evidence

9. What’s your most challenging goal? Get through the next two years with my 16 year old daughter.

10. What do you think about the person who tagged you? Stephanie has two beautiful children. Works full-time and likes to run. She seems to be very nice!

11. If you could have your house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere, where would it be? Exactly where we are now.

12. What is your favorite vacation spot? Vegas

13. What would you like to have in your hands right now? The deed to our house. :)

14. What would you like to get rid of? Our mortgage payment

15. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you g
o? South Carolina to visit Sara.

16. What super power would you like to possess? Physical healing, for obvious reasons. I'll forth that!

17. What’s your favorite piece of clothing? A old pair of "house pants."

18. What is your dream job? Therapist or Pharmacist

19. If you had $150—what would you spend it on? Getting my hair done

20. What do you find annoying? Liars

21. Describe your personal style. At the moment casual

22. What is one of your secret skills? I always know about what time it is. I can just "tell"

23. What are you most proud of? My children.

24. What is your typical morning routine? Lily goes off most of the time around 5am. I nurse her and put her back to bed. She typically sleeps until 8am. I pump the rest of the milk that she didn't drink (put in fridge so daddy can do a late night feed) Wash and steralize the bottle(s) and my pump items. Start laundry and or hang clothes on the line. Clean the coffee and end tables. Take a shower. Eat breakfast. Make sure that my oldest is getting ready for school....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wet/Dry Bag Give-Away!

These bags are perfect for those of you that cloth diaper But also useful for the summer months when going to the pool or beach. Soft Cloth Bunz is local for me and they are super nice! They have weekly "give-ways."

See here:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Neurosurgeon Visit........

Lily's ultrasound went well. He wasn't able to see much change from the last scan. Her ventricles are still large but they may remain that way. Her fontanel is getting smaller so he said that we may not be able to see what is going on like this much longer. We will have to discuss that on her next visit a month from now. He doesn't want to do regular CT's sooo, I'm not sure what the option will be. Her head circumference this time was 42 and he said that was perfect. :D All in all... we had a very good appointment!