My, how she's grown!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


AB wrote this in school. This kid is amazing.

Blue and Red

Blue and red are like
brothers and sisters

They do everything together

They love each other like
cats cuddling in a bunch

They are like the earth and moon
being close together when sad

They would never
abandon each other in
a bad mood over time

Blue and Red
are like
brothers and sisters

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Oh, where to start... I never used to understand how people could be "so busy". You know, they never have time for friends or doing anything fun? Impossible! There is ALWAYS enough time! Ha!!  Ha!! Ha!!

AB is doing great in his new school. He had a field day last week and had a blast!

 His last day is tomorrow and I have no idea what to do with a 10 year old all summer long. We will try to visit my family for a week or so. And maybe the in-laws. Of course, we don't have an endless supply of money so we will see if it starts growing on trees. Oh, and he passed 4th grade! Fifth grade, here we come!  AB has been playing basketball but some of the kids are really rough and like to throw him to the ground. Now he doesn't want to play anymore. Of course, I've never seen this happen. It happened the one night our neighbor took all the boys to practice. She didn't see anything and we've never noticed them being mean. We'll see...still not sure if he should quit or not. I always thought that once you signed up for something that you finished it. What do you think? Of course, if he's getting beat up I would definitely talk to the coach and take care of the situation.

I survived my physiology class. Just barely. It was a rough semester and I am so glad that it's over. I took the admissions test for the nursing program. It has 3 parts and I passed 2 of them. Dang! I missed the anatomy and physiology section by 1 question. So, now I have to retake it. I can only take it twice in a year so if I don't pass this time I'm screwed. No pressure...huh? Retaking it on June 4th. I have lots of studying to do between now and then. Wish me luck!

My husband's (H) grandmother passed away weekend before last (Saturday, May 15) . She was in Kentucky with his parents so he took a last minute trip to go visit her. She was very sick and we knew her life was coming to an end. She actually passed away while he was on the plane to see her. Very sad. He wanted to say goodbye but didn't get the chance.  The funeral was on Monday in New Jersey. I flew into NYC/JFK with the kids, rented a car, and drove into NJ to meet the family. It was kinda crazy but we made it! We spent 2 nights there and really enjoyed seeing family. Hated the circumstances of course. For many, it was the first time they have seen AB and BB. It was really nice seeing how everyone embraced them....especially AB. Fortunately my mother flew in on May 13 to help while H was out of town. We left her here by herself while we went to the funeral. She took care of the house/dogs. She spent a week and a half with us and it was so nice to have her here. H's parents and sister are coming this weekend. It will be nice to see them again too.

BB is doing great. She will be 9 months old tomorrow! Holy cow! 

She spent 2 days with a low grade fever and just not feeling well. Wanna see how she looks when she isn't feeling well?

 After her fever broke she broke out in a rash (Roseola, I presume) and after 2 days was completely back to normal. We took her to the doctor and she thinks it's just teething. She is still not eating solids. Baby food is an absolute NO GO. She loves her puffs though. Can a human survive on Gerber puffs alone? We give her everything we eat now. She will take a few bites and then the lips clamp down and she starts shaking her head no. Aye aye aye!! We are going to see the Occupational Therapist in a few weeks to work on it. Can you believe we have to wait 6 weeks for an appointment? And there is only 1 pediatric OT in the area in our insurance network. Don't even get me started. Anyway...she is crawling all over the place! She can go from her belly to a sitting position too. She has started to pull up but not on a regular basis. I'm not rushing all of this movement!! She talks and sings all of the time. Such a joy!  The not so joyous part? Still not sleeping more than 5 hours at a time. She spits her pacifier out and cries for it at least 5 times a night. I try to let her soothe herself back to sleep but that's a huge fail. She is not a fan of sleeping at all! And when she wakes herself up, she is wide awake ready to play. When we lay her back in her arms she arches her back because she knows it's nap time and she wants no part of it. I have to hold her down, squirming and squealing, to get her to take a nap. She was actually up every 2 hours last night. Wow...just wow. The doctor said that once we get more food in her that she should sleep longer...I think I already told you that. Needless to say, I am just beyond exhausted.

I had all of these grand ideas for a blog much I wanted to tell you. But now I can't remember any of them. I should keep a notebook by my bed...the ideas come to me in the middle of the night!

And now...I give you random cuteness!

Eating're doing it wrong!!

The cowardly Rottweiler finally let me take her photo! She is scared of the little pocket cameras but not my gigantic Nikon...go figure.

Clean baby!!

You talkin to me?!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Bendy Baby

This is how I found BB in her carseat today....shouldn't that hurt?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Holy heck has life been insane! I promise to update fully next week. My physiology professor is a sadist and he is making life miserable right now. We have an exam next Monday and a COMPREHENSIVE final two days later on Wednesday. Really? Seriously? How in the H E double hockey sticks is that supposed to work?! Bitch, moan, blah, blah, blah.

BB is doing great. Graduated from her DOC band, oh....7 years ago! (Seems like it's been that long since I posted). She looks great. Eating = Horrible  (may have texture aversions, going to see an occupational therapist)         Sleeping = Horrible         Everything else = wonderful 
Can I just say that I am SOOOO glad that she is a happy baby. A non sleeping, screaming baby would be hard.  More on all of this later...

AB is also doing great. He got accepted into a charter school and we are really excited about it. He is too. Only thing? He has to finish out this year (3 1/2 more weeks) at the new school in order to have a place for next year. We go tomorrow for him to spend the day and really getting a feel for it. He will also be doing some day camps this summer....sports, swimming, just for fun. 

My bloggy friend at Womb for One More gave me a blog award. Thank you! I promise I will respond soon!

I spent a week in Kentucky with BB to visit the in laws. I was wiped out when I got home.

More once I have time to breathe....

The reason I do it all....

My little diva!