Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ear Infections

Its been a while...

My life has been consumed with ear infections and throw up.

My poor little Maci has been very very sick since December. It kills me that I can't make her better. She has been on so many antibiotics, that they have killed ALL bacteria in her little tummy to where she can't hold down food. Vomit is a part of our daily lives now. I think the dogs and cats love it...they clean it up for me! Sick...I know but hey they love it I hate's all good.

Yesterday she finally went 24 hours with ZERO throw up. I was happy, Jake was happy, Kenzie was happy...the fluffy four legged loves not so much! When I picked her up from day care, her teachers did a happy no vomit dance with me. It was a good day.

This morning, green eyes and pulling on ears...hello ear infection.

She is scheduled for surgery on April 4th. That's an entire month away. At this point, I do not want to do another round of antibiotics, her poor little tummy can't handle them. I am not one to put the chiropractors word above our pediatrician (who I love so much, she seriously is amazing) but at this point my tubby little baby is wasting away.

Chiropractor vs Pediatrician....round one...whose gonna win?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Three Months


How did this happen? I feel like time is FLYING by. I don't know if it's because we stay busy 24/7 or if it really is true that the older you get the faster time goes. I honestly cannot believe its November...I feel like I just found out I was pregnant with Maci. Holy Cow

Cakes is the sweetest little baby in the entire world. She literally only cries when she is hungry or has a dirty diaper. She goes to bed at 8:00 and sleeps until 7:00. Even when she was sick she never woke up at night. She is for sure a daddy's girl, she prefers Jake over me every time. Its ok because Kenzie Lynn is a mama's girl hands down. Cakes is a little chunker...she LOVES LOVES LOVES to eat. Even when she had the stomach bug she would try to eat and then puke it all up. She never turns a bottle down even if she isn't hungry. With Kenz it was a challenge to get her to eat, Maci loves it.

I just love them so much!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Broken Arms and Best Mommy Ever Awards

Jake is obsessed with fishing. That's right people....I married a real life red neck. He didn't used to be this "red necky" I place the blame on Duck Dynasty and Uncle Si! NAW....SHE GONE!

While away on one of his boys only fishing trips for the weekend, I decided to have a girls night with all of us ladies who husbands/fiancé's/boyfriends went on this trip. The tiny humans would have a big sleep over in Kenzie's room and watch movies all night and the rest of us were going to watch chick flicks down stairs with lots of yummy dips and fatty foods. Sounds like fun huh? WRONG

Kenzie and Natalie were upstairs playing, Maci was in her swing sleeping and I was in the kitchen cooking when all of the sudden I heard that heart dropping, stomach churning, blood curdling scream and then silence. I ran to the bottom of the stairs and yelled WHAT'S WRONG? Kenzie and Natalie both come running down the stairs while Kenzie is holding her arm and crying. She tells me that she was jumping off her laundry basket (tall wicker laundry basket) and landed on her arm. I told her to bend her arm, which she did and then I yelled at her and told her to lay on the couch and stop horsing around. I gave her an ice pack and turned a movie on for her to watch. She continued to cry on the couch and eventually woke up Maci. I turned around to yell again when I noticed that her entire body was shaking. I asked is she was cold and all she could get out was NO...MOMMY IT HURTS!

I then realized my child probably broke her arm. I called Lacie (who was at the store getting stuff for our girls night) explained what happened and told her to get to my house ASAP so I could take Kenzie to an Urgent Care. Once she got to my house probably 10 minutes later (felt like 5 hours...screaming Kenzie, screaming Maci and crying Natalie is a lot to take on all at once) I scooped up Kenzie threw her into my car and took off. Once we got there they took us right back and did x-rays. The x-ray showed that she broke her elbow and would need to be in a cast. Kenzie was so so brave the entire time and my Mother in law was a saint to meet me there and do all the hard parts like straightening Kenzie's arm out so they could get an x-ray. I had Kenzie on my lap and silently sobbed...Margie kept a straight face and did everything the tech asked her to do. The doctor came in and put a soft cast on and told us on Monday we needed to go to the Pediatric Orthopedic Doctor.

Side note....Jake was fishing where there was NO service. He didn't even know any of this happened til about 9:00 that night.

On Monday we went to the doctor and her arm was still to swollen to out a hard cast on so they told us to come back that Friday. Kenzie was a champ all week with being really careful not to move her arm around that much. On Friday, we went and she got a pink camo cast because camo is her cousin Caleb's favorite color and she wanted him to think her cast was cool. She also was very excited that she matched Uncle Cody who broke his foot the week earlier. She got tons of signatures and my uncle even had his wife and kids sign medical tape and sent it to her in the mail so they could be a part of signing her cast.

All in all, she had her soft cast on for a week and the hard cast for 3 weeks. Once that sucker came off I was so glad.

The award for BEST MOMMY EVER goes to.....KENDRA CORLEY...for yelling at her 5 year old right after she broke her arm! win some and you loose some and that time I for sure LOST!

Monday, October 21, 2013

100th Post

I am so excited that my 100th post is all about my three favorite people in the entire world...

Kenzie Lynn started KINDERGARTEN on August, 8 2013.  How in the world is my tiny human old enough to start Kindergarten? I honestly feel like it was just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant with her. She was so excited to start "big girl" school and even more excited to finally be able to wear her new dress and leggings we had bought a few weeks earlier. Jake and I were able to walk her into her classroom and kiss her goodbye.  Not going to lie, I cried. In my defense, I was super pregnant (scheduled to be induced the next day pregnant) and emotional. When we picked her up from school she was very happy to report that she had an amazing day and loved school. I am happy to announce that she still loves school just as much maybe even more. She is my little book worm and is amazed that she is starting to learn to read on her own. Our days are filled with helping her sound out words and helping her spell them. After her first parent teacher conference we have learned that Kenz is quite the social butterfly and somehow has managed to make friends with the entire school.  Her teacher says that they can't walk down the hall without a few older children walking up to her and hugging her. She also loves learning and making sure the other children are doing what they are supposed to do. She amazes Jake and I every day with how smart and wonderful she is. I'm so happy that she was blessed with Uncle Michael's brain.

Maci Evan was born on August 9,2013.  I went into the hospital at 7:00 that morning expecting to be induced but when they hooked me up to the monitors, I was having contractions two minutes apart on my own.  The midwife went ahead and broke my water at about 8:00 and Maci was born at 12:46 that afternoon. Labor and delivery was a lot harder this time around, very very painful but I had the most awesome nurse in the entire world and a very supportive husband by my side at all times. She was perfect from the second she came out. 7.9 lbs and 20.5 inches long. She looked exactly like Kenzie did was she was born, so much so that it was kind of creepy in a doppleganger kind of way. Our stay at the hospital is a blur. We had visitors all day everyday. My two children are very loved by a ton of people and I am so lucky to have so many close family and friends

Since coming home, Maci has been a little angle baby.  How we got so lucky, I have no idea. We never went through the whole newborn up all night phase. She literally has slept through the whole night since day one. She cries only when she is hungry and it's not really a cry, more like a scream to make sure we all know she is ready to eat. Once that bottle is in her mouth, she is a very happy girl. I was really worried about the age difference between Kenzie and Maci and how that would play out. It has been awesome, Kenzie loves helping and Maci is obsessed with her big sister.

Jake has been doing really well as well.  His company has really taken off recently and the work keeps pouring in. He loves what he does and is really good at it. I made him shave his head recently, it was time. His hair was starting to resemble Bozo the Clowns so I sat him down for "the talk". It took him about a week to come to grips with the situation but he finally agreed with me. I LOVE IT.

At the end of August, I was able to go to Court's wedding.  I was supposed to be a bridesmaid but couldn't because the wedding was so close to Maci's due date. I was so excited to I got to go. It has been since 2005 that I was in Seattle last. Court was beautiful and I am so happy for her and Nich. We all knew that they would fall in love and get married one day...just took them a little longer to figure it out.

I am so happy our little family of four is complete now. It's crazy how much things have changed in just 9 weeks. I can't imagine life without our little Maci Cakes. Poor Jake, a house full of girls but I really don't think he would have it any other way.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

36 Weeks

How Far Along:  36 Weeks 6 Days

Total Weight Gain:  3 lbs

Maternity Clothes:  yes

Strech Marks:  Yes...I'm really very depressed about it

Sleep:  Not much...she moves way too much and I always need to pee

Best Moment this Week: Carrie had her baby (Hadley Grace) and she is perfect and it means I'm that much closer to the end!

Miss Anything: Sleep and being able to play with Kenzie

Movement:  All the time

Food Cravings:  Not really 

Anything Make You Queasy or Sick:   No

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: Just stronger Braxton hicks

Symptoms:  Exhausted and HUGE

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

31 Weeks 5 Days

How Far Along:  31 Weeks 5 Days

Total Weight Gain:  0...I'm right at where I was when I started!

Maternity Clothes:  yes

Strech Marks: No new ones

Sleep:  Sleeping is a joke....a long lost magical memory of something that once was.

Best Moment this Week: Ordering furniture FINALLY

Miss Anything: Sleep

Movement:  All the time

Food Cravings:  Circus know those nasty neon orange gross!

Anything Make You Queasy or Sick:   The dead fish in the trash can...Jake went fishing and decided it would be a great idea to bring it home and fry it until I told him I would go sleep at my parents because the smell would make me throw up so he threw it away in the trash can in the I puke anytime I go in there!

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks...this never happened with Kenz so its a new feeling

Symptoms:  Just being huge and Braxton Hicks!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

25 Weeks

How Far Along:  25 Weeks

Total Weight Gain: -6 pounds so still not up to pre pregnancy weight.  Don't ask how this is possible....I literally eat all day every day!

Maternity Clothes:  yes

Strech Marks: No new ones.....I slather coco butter on like 5 times a day. I stink

Sleep:  I wake up all the time!  It's really starting to piss my cat off...she has started to sleep all curled up with Jake now

Best Moment this Week: Hearing Jake giggle at night because little one is going to town using her legs to kick me

Miss Anything: Sleeping on my stomach

Movement: Yes...she is still pretty still during the day but at night she likes to party.

Food Cravings: Nothing...just always really thirsty

Anything Make You Queasy or Sick: Nope

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms:  Uhmmm pressure, pressure and more pressure....I have to go invest in this belt to help take the weight off my pelvic bone. Is it almost August yet?