Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tryin out MckLinky!

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Monday, June 29, 2009

It's Hang Out NOT Play!

That's what Peanut told me Friday. We were talking about his friend Noah coming over and I said "Yes, We need to call Noah to come over and play" I was quickly corrected with "It's NOT play, MOM, it's hang out!" Oooohh How 12 years have gone by so quickly. He will be a teenager in a short 8 months!

Speaking of play....We went to my cousin Chase's 3rd birthday party and they had a big slide. Little Bit, surprisingly jumped right in. Whereas Baby Girl wanted nothing to do with the slide. I could not find Little Bits swimsuit so she enjoyed the water in a tshirt and shorts.

The hose on the slide was leaking and created a puddle which became Baby Girls personal water hole. She had a BLAST just running back and forth thru that water!

Band camp is now over. *Note to self* Peanut should stay on campus next year.....driving back and forth to pick him up was killer. They played 4 songs on their Saturday concert and did a great job!

Yesterday Little Bit and Baby Girl spent about 30 minutes outside in their pool and loved it! I realize now why I could not find Little Bits swimsuit for Chase's party.....As you notice above....Baby Girl is wearing Little Bits swimsuit so it was actually Baby Girls that was missing at the time!!! OOPS! Baby Girl looks rather silly in this photo but a least they BOTH are wearing a swimsuit!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all you Daddy's
MY Daddy!

And My Hubby!!

Thanks for all you do
Love you guys

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Please pray for Stellan (MckMuffin). He has been having several bouts of SVT and he is now being taken to the ER. You can visit their website for updates www.mycharmingkids.net

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Baby Girl Turned 2!!!

Wonder how many 2 year olds have a 3 day party? We started off with lunch at El Chico's followed by a trip to Playworld.

Baby Girl's friend "Tina" came with her brother and sister. Baby J's friend Kyle, and his wife and two children came to play as well. Lil Bit's friend, Addison, came so that she would have someone her own age to play with. After about two hours of play I was exhausted! When we got in the car they too realized they were tired!

On Sunday (her real birthday) we went to Grandma and Papa's house.

Grandma made a red velvet cake.

We had dinner of chicken, rice, corn and salad. Grandma and Papa gave her a baby doll named Liela (which she calls Tina), a baby stroller and playpen. She absolutley LOVE them!!!

Monday (her legal birthday), I took cupcakes for her class. The teacher wiped most of the icing off but after Baby Girl ate half her cupcake she asked for more icing. So much for that trick!! And of course when one kid in the class got it, so did the rest!

Now, this doesn't sound like much in writing but they had fun and it plum wore me out!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Just Because


Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer is here!

Summer is here and the trips have begun. We started the summer with pageant night at a Twister arena football game. Little Bit absolutly loved it!

Next we travelled to Texas and hit Six Flags. After about four hours at the park, a VERY heavy rain came. We put on our ponchos and waited around for about 30 minutes and then decided to go clean up and go to Red Lobster! YUM!!! On the way out of the park Little Bit and I jumped in every single puddle. We had a blast! The boys may not have been so happy because they only got on two rides before the rain shut them down but we did get to play lots of games. And Baby girl...she was with her Grandparents. I didn't feel so bad leavin her since she got to go to Virginia Beach last summer while Little Bit stayed with the Grandparents. The next days weather was SUPER HOT! We headed to Texas stadium for the Ranger Vs Yankees game. We are huge Yankee fans! AND Yankees WIN 11-1 !!!

Next up for the summer comes VBS for Peanut and Lil Bit followed by band camp and football camp for Peanut. And somewhere in there a trip to a water park and who know what else! Stay tuned for all the excitement.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A little more detail

Not only do I like to hear pregnancy and delivery stories, I also like to tell mine. So here we go.
Peanut was a good pregnancy for the most part. From about 2-4 months I had morning sickness. Daily!!! At 32 weeks and 4 days (to be exact) I went into labor. I was at the Ms Tech Pageant with Baby J's friend Russell. Baby J was sick and decided not to go. I had a lot of contractions at the pageant. Even Russell joked, "Am I gonna have to take you to the hospital?!" Being my first pregnancy I thought it just must be gas! When the pageant was over I went to the bathroom and had a lot of bleeding. (TMI maybe...sorry) My first thought was I had to get Baby J. I struggled up three flights of stairs to get to his room. Ya I realize now it may have been easier to just call him but in time of shock you just don't think straight! He and his friend Nathan carried me down and off to the hospital we went. I stayed in the hospital 3 days trying to stop labor when they realized my water was leaking. At 6am on the 4th day they broke my water. I was soooo not ready for this. I cried alot.....he can't come out yet, it's not time! He was born by emergency c-section at 8:12pm and weighed 3lbs 6oz. I did get see him before they rushed him to the nursery but would not get to hold him for days. He stayed on Oxygen for the rest of that day and most of the next. On the 3rd day I was able to get wheeled to the nursery to see him. Oh my gosh! He looked like a little bird!!! He skin was not fully developed and was somewhat transparent. He had wires all over him and I could just not believe this was real! Anyway he only lost 4 oz which is very good. He was a very tough cookie. By the time he was 3 weeks old he had reached 4 lbs and we got to take him home!!! That is home with an Apnea monitor. At about a month old his monitor alarmed. I did everything I had been taught to get him going again....and nothing worked! So I called 911. As soon as they answer he starts to cry! He is soooo grounded for this! I was a nervous wreck! He had a monitor until he was almost 9 months old. Currently at 12 years old he is about 5 feet tall and 90 lbs and healthy!
So that was baby #1
Little Bit was definitely a different pregnancy. I was sick all the time and losing weight. I continued to go to the doctor and be told it was just bad morning sickness. At 4 months pregnant, I weighed 88 lbs. I looked terrible to say the least! On several occasions I had to go to the clinic for and iv for dehydration. I could keep nothing down. On top of that I started to have high blood pressure, tremors, and heart palpitations. They finally discovered I was suffering from an overactive thyroid. After several medications, I was back on a good track by 5 1/2 months. Now, she was a scheduled c-section because the hospital we have here requires you to continue to have c-sections once you've already had one. I disagreed, but my only choice was go to another hospital which we did not want to do. We arrived at the hospital having very good contractions. Without thinking I directed Baby J to drop me off at the front doors. I'm surprised the doors were open...it was just shortly after 5 am. There was a Barney Fife security guard at the door. He said ma'm you must go to the ER. As I continued to walk toward the elevator, he repeated himself, yet a little louder. I said NO I am going to labor and delivery! He said, you must go thru ER. NO! I will go thru this elevator. Baby J had gone to park the car and about the time I got to the elevator door he was there with me. Barney (the guard) had realized I was not going to ER and called L&D. When the elevator door opened there was the nurse with the wheelchair. I was prepped for surgery. Everything was ready, we were just waiting on the anesthesiologist. But wait....here she comes! And we had been at the the hospital less than 20 minutes. She was born VBAC 4 Weeks early weighing 4 lbs 13 oz. We stayed at the hospital 3 days for jaundice. When she was four days old the pediatrician called to tell me there was something wrong with her blood work and she need to be seen right away. I freaked out!!! When the results came in they showed she had traces of the medication I had been taking in her blood. Apparently they passed thru the placenta. After three blood draws over the next couple of weeks her blood was free from the medications and she was fine. Fine that is with the except she kept failing her hearing screening. Like I said in my previous post she has unilateral hearing. She has received some speech therapy and as of now is almost up to speed.
And that's #2
Baby Girl was so easy in every way! I expected her delivery early as her siblings but she was hanging on for the long run! Again a c-section was scheduled. My water broke at home, Baby J drove like a maniac to the hospital. In the car he called the hospital to have them waiting with a wheelchair to get me to L&D. At the ER door was a very young man waiting for me. I got in the chair and directed him to hurry. Baby J went to park the car. It was just me in the wheelchair whimpering and the employee in the elevator. The nurses were waiting for me in the observation room. I said oh no...there is no observation, she is coming!!! I was stubborn and would not get out the wheelchair! Baby J finally arrived and convinced me to get up. And the wheelchair boy....look terrified!! I changed into a gown and the nurse checked me....and yelled....the heads coming!!! Uh huh...told ya so! I was immediately taken across the hall to delivery. The doctor was not there yet so the nurses delivered her. From the time my water broke to the time she was delivered was exactly 21 minutes!!! She was born weighing 6 lbs 5 oz!
Now...it was 11:57pm when she was born. Baby J and I talked about it at the time. When we got our paperwork it said 12:00am which made it the next day. I argued that this was wrong and was sturnly told SHE WAS BORN at 12:00!!! Therefore the birthday discrepancy.
When she was 2 weeks old exactly I had just fed her and while burping her she spit up. That's what babies do, right? But this was very thick, mucousy. She appeared to be having trouble so we got that sucker thing they give you at the hospital and sucked her nose and sides of her mouth. It wasn't working. She was struggling. We decided to take her to the doctor. Before we got to the end of our blog she was doing a very weird breathing thing. I called 911 from my cell and explained the happenings to the dispatcher. Less than a half a mile from the house I noticed her mouth and feet were turning purple. The dispatcher said you must take her clothes off and start CPR. NOOOOOO I can't! (Remember my baby was just 2 weeks old and I was a little hormonal and emotional). The dispatcher says Yes you can. So I have her clothes off about the time we hit the grocery store parking lot we had prepared to meet the ambulance at! I jumped out of the car with my limp daughter and gave her to the paramedic. He put her on the stretcher and she started to cough. By this point I am crying hysterically. He said mam she is coughing so she is going to be ok. They took us to the ER (Which was my first and I hope last ambulance ride) where we stayed for a few hours so she could get oxygen since her readings were low. She too should be grounded for this!
So now ya have it. That's how all my babies got here! Now I wanna hear your stories!!