Monday, August 31, 2009
Surgery is scheduled for Sept 25th, so between now and then please send your prayers our way that it doesn't become infected, that is the risk in waiting, but Dr. W wanted to wait until we were home from the Beach because he didn't want her being so far away if something happened post-op. She will go to her Ped, Dr. S for a Pre-Op physical the day before...
Of course now I am a bit nervous about my trip to Manila, since I leave on Sept 30th...
Silver Lining, my Mom & Dad will be here to help out, just last night when Olivia cracked her noggin on the cabinet she started yelling for YaYa between sobs, so I am pretty sure she will be trilled to see my Mom.
Tomorrow Avery goes for her 6 month check up, fingers crossed we don't end up with a referral to a Pediatric Cardiologist...but the cards appear stacked against us these days when it comes to Doctors and Medicine. At least she is taking her Antibiotic this time around, too bad we haven't seen a big improvement, and we are on Day 3.
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 12:36 PM
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I can't keep a plant alive to save my life...but don't fret, with a few gulps of water, this little gem bounces back in no-time.
A new sign in our Front Entry way...now here is where you guys come in, we are going to be painting the foyer (the wall behind the sign is part of that area), and we aren't sure what color would work best. The dining room and formal living room that are off of the foyer (and its a very open floor plan) are a putty/tan color. And I got the sign on www.etsy.com .
I had seriously been looking for fake lemons for the longest time, I had priced them out at several different stores, even searched online, and just couldn't stand the thought of spending $10 on fake lemons...I jumped for joy when I ran into a display at the Marshall's in the West End (the one on the Southside is a tad ghetto) and spotted the $4.99 sticker...jackpot.
Rough life huh?
Just a sneak peek into the Girls Bathroom....of the future. And an update on the painter situation...we have called in reinforcements...hopefully we can set up a time for Joel to come out and get started...
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 9:20 PM
I spend a lot of quality time chewing on almost anything I can get in my mouth..
Momma snuggles me as she drys me off...
Then I pretend that I am too cool for school...
Next, I have play-time with Riley while Olivia gets dressed
And I roll all over the floor...
And as always, I stick out my tongue as much as possible..
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 9:08 PM
You must diaper all the babies in the house...
Then you play in the pool with Dadda
Then you let your parents give you implants..."big-tata's", her quote, not ours.
Then you take a bath, all while giving "Bath Baby" a bath...when she was washing Bath Baby's chest, Brad said "you washing her chest?", Olivia replied "No Dadda, Lala washing her Tata's".
We were home by 8pm and both girls were off to dreamland as soon as their heads hit the pillow/mattress. Yes folks, Olivia is now using a pillow. "Paa-Low" as she likes to call it. She loves it. Its just a tiny little thing, the little sham that came with her PBK bedding...
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 8:47 PM
Friday, August 28, 2009
#1 - Use one of the other painters we got quotes from and pay an additional $100 over the original painters quote
#2 - Paint it myself
I am leaning towards #1 because we have chosen a "Yellow" color and I have been told that Yellow is a tricky color to paint with...AND I have no free time.
I mean really, who just doesn't show up for a job? It does happen to be going around though...my neighbor has "hired" two different cleaning ladies and BOTH of them have failed to show up on their first day on the job...I feel so bad for her, I need to have my house cleaned or I feel like my life is spinning out of control.
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 9:13 AM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
*My dear, and close friend April's husband Addison just got a new jobby job, we are so excited for him, not only does this mean he will be working more normal hours and have a somewhat normal life (as normal as it comes in the world of Accounting), it hopefully means that April can come out and play now that Addison will be home more. Congrats to Addison!! (and to April)
*Our close friend Rob and his wife, Gretchen are expecting their first little one on February 17th. G is winning the battle over whether to find out the gender or not, so it looks like we will be shopping for yellows and greens for the Ragsdale Family.
*Congrats to my hardest working friend Dana for having 97 jobs this school year...good lord, that girl has a work ethic like no other, I so admire her for all that she does, and the best part about it, I know she not only loves being a teacher, she happens to be GREAT at it.
*I booked my next trip to Manila, depart Richmond September 30th and arrive back in Richmond on October 7th. I don't have much of a choice with my travel dates, Brad has travel planned on either end of my trip so I can't leave until he gets back late on the 29th and he has to leave again early on the 8th, so there you have it folks...it isn't easy when both parents travel, god bless our parents for all they have done to help us out.
*My SIL, Shannon has been having some crazy contractions...think little Hambone will be making an appearance before his scheduled arrival of September 29th? And yes, I know his name is Heath, not Hambone...but I just can't help it.
*I bought Brad his Birthday Present today...yes, his Birthday is November 15th...but its perfect, I just know he is going to love it, and of course...its a surprise.
*The bathroom painter comes tomorrow night to take care of the Girls Bathroom, I can't wait to put it all together, look for pictures this weekend. We are going to have him quote us the blood stained areas where Riley has left his mark, but we aren't in a hurry to clean those up being that his ears could bust open at anytime and make an even bigger mess. Uck.
You would think I was pregnant with all this nesting energy I have burning inside of me, I keep telling myself I am just nesting for Molly since she too is entering the nesting phase...that must be it, because NO, I am not pregnant. But I do have a list a mile long of things I want to clean out, clean up and make pretty...
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 9:21 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
In 6 shorts months Avery has found her feet, her hands and....her VOICE. Boy is she a loud one, she yells like its her job, we were joking last night whether she is going to have a short temper with the way she grunts and yells. She is a rolling machine and while in her crib at night protesting sleep it appears as though she wants to get on her knees and crawl, but we haven't seen that happen outside of her crib. If I have anything to say about it, I would love for her to hold off on crawling for a few more months. Olivia didn't crawl until she was 10 months old and was walking by 11 months, that worked perfectly for me. But I have a feeling Avery will be crawling long before 10 months...but I think I said the same about Olivia, so who knows. Avery enjoyed her first taste of "food" on August 17th, just a few days short of her Half Birthday. Where does the time go? There are hours in certain days when I can't believe she is ONLY 6 months old, but when I sit down to think about it I can't believe she is ALREADY 6 months old.
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 10:00 AM
Now back to the Picnic...They had BBQ, Grilled Chicken and Hot Dogs for the main entree, and for those of you that know me well, you know I am not a huge fan of BBQ, but I was impressed. And for activities they had loud music for Olivia to dance to, Water Balloon tosses, kickball and a few other "big kid" things. And of course the Bouncy House!!! We enjoyed a snow cone down the front of our shirt...by we, I mean Olivia. And we looked super cute doing it, and again by we I mean Olivia. I do have to point out how adorable my daughter looked in her new Birthday Shirt from her "Aunt" Kori.
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 9:43 AM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Brad took dinner and baby presents over to his cousin Alex's house on Friday Night, he and his wife Kristen are expecting their first little one on September 11th and we owed them a present, as I wasn't able to attend her shower. We had all planned on going, but with the snots and all, we thought it was best to stay home and keep our germs away from the very pregnant Kristen. Brad said their house is gorgeous, and I am super jealous I didn't get to see it, I've only driven by it, just before they closed on it back in January...
Saturday was filled with a trip to Costco for Brad and Olivia and a whole lot of NOTHING. Oh wait, I did happen to blow by way through about 2 boxes of Kleenex...lovely.
Sunday...more of the same...but we mixed it up a little and Olivia and I took a trip to Wal-Mart, we needed a new shower curtain liner and it couldn't wait another second. And I mean it, it was seriously gross in there....ick. And I should note, that Brad had an early morning trip to Patient First....Poison Oak for him, and a shot in the butt later, he is doped up on some serious steroids and complaining every chance he gets...I told him serves him right for actually getting a break and riding in the woods, see, if you just doted on your children 24 hours a day like I do, you wouldn't catch such nasty things....right? HA.
Brad had the neighborhood Fantasy Football Draft tonight, but I am ashamed to admit that I had to call him at 7:15 and beg him to run across the street for a few minutes while I tried to get Avery down. This is the first time in my time as a mother that I have asked for help like this. Let me try and explain the situation...picture it now...
- Riley stepping on my feet at least 45 times
- Olivia taking her sweet a$& time getting up the steps, one of my biggest pet peeves, seriously it takes the girl a good 20 minutes to climb to the second floor, all while I am trying to following along with Avery, Avery's Bottle in hand and all of Olivia's toys she wants to bring upstairs to play with while I am trying to put Avery down.
- Avery won't take her bottle, flopping around, whipping her head around like a crazy person
- Olivia is banging pots and pans around
- Riley is barking at something outside
- Avery is fussing
- Olivia is threatening to go back downstairs
I finally gave up on the bottle, Avery was refusing it, having only taken 1.5oz, but the minute I put her into her crib she screamed bloody murder, she has been a fussy mess all weekend, the poor thing just doesn't feel well, hasn't slept well and was just exhausted. So between Avery screaming, Olivia climbing all over me, and Riley driving me to drink, I needed some help. Avery was too distracted to eat with Olivia banging all the pots and pans in her room...Brad was here for about 15 minutes, long enough for me to get Avery to sleep, however she still refused her bottle, got Olivia's teeth brushed, into her PJ's, and into her crib...however she was still fussing at me through her monitor when Brad came back after finishing up the draft.
On a positive note, Brad got Tom Brady. WOOT WOOT.
So I am guessing that Avery will be up in a few hours to eat since she took a whopping 1.5oz before bed...great. Can't wait.
I failed to mention that Avery tried Oatmeal tonight for the first time...hence the subject line. She liked it...she isn't crazy about her food like Olivia was, but she doesn't put up a fight either. I am so dreading a 5 day work week, I really need 4 day work weeks during the summer to keep me sane.
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 8:57 PM
Friday, August 21, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I was sad to see HawthoRNe end last night, I really liked it and hope that TNT renews it again for another season. And Army Wives has just been so-so for me this season. Entourage again, just so-so, but I do happen to like E and Sloan together so I am hoping that happens at some point this season. Now on to the Fall Shows that I can't wait for:
NCIS - Los Angeles
Three Rivers - but I know I will cry my eyes out every show, the previews get me...
Private Practice - I can't wait to see what happens with Violet and the baby...feels like it was just yesterday this show ended.
Grey's Anatomy - I am interested to see how they write Meredith's Pregnancy into the show..
90210 - who did Annie hit? And when is Dylan coming back? Seriously, David needs to come back as well...
Gossip Girl - how is this going to work with them going to college?
One Tree Hill - hottie from Lipstick Jungle is joining the cast, but does that mean that Lucas is a goner? I have heard he and Payton were no longer on the show, but how can that be? Brooke totally needs a love interest.
The Good Wife
Flashpoint - whenever it comes back
And there are a few others I am going to check out, we have already talked about getting another DVR for our bedroom so we can keep up...pathetic huh?
And I am hoping and praying that Friday Night Lights comes back again in January...
And I should note that this time around I had Brad take a "Before" picture of me posing in a bathing suit. Its horrible, I will NEVER in a million years post the picture for all to see....unless of course I lose 65lbs, look fabulous and want to brag, then you might see the "Before" posted next to the "After"...just maybe.
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 8:55 PM
So Olivia's latest phrases:
"Go away Mommie, go away"
"I got an ouchie in my mouth, fall down at pool", and she happens to tell this to anyone that will listen, over and over again.
"Kiss my ouchie"
"Baby Avery, dis' my baby, not yours"
Is cutting two teeth, the bottom two, they popped up last Wednesday and are both through now...and unlike Olivia teething has been a nightmare for Avery's sleep schedule, she has been all over the place and waking 2-3 times a night and her naps are hit or miss.
And we took Avery to the Pediatric Neurologist (Dr. R), her immediate reaction was "her head looks like it fits her body", she looked at all of her records, looked at our family head sizes (we were prepared and brought all the measurements), determined that its not Hydrocephalus, but rather a benign issue that causes fluid on the brain, and the head stops growing between 15-18 months of age. So Dr. R didn't order any tests, but will be watching her closely and she will go back to see her every 3 months. So I feel "so-so" about it, clearly it could have been a lot worse, but part of me would have liked to have had a few tests run to 100% rule out anything serious, at this point we don't really know much.
She goes back to Dr. S, her Pediatrician on September 1st for her 6 month check up, I can't wait to see how much she weighs. I will likely spread out her shots again and I am prepared for a referral to the Pediatric Cardiologist if her murmur is still present.
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