Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pretty Girl

We had a fun little photo shoot! I hope you like the pictures she is getting so big so fast. But we are loving every moment of her being with us!

She was done with the pictures and that is how she was showing me! She is even cute when she is getting cranky :) I know I'm bias!

Friday, January 25, 2008

I love this kid

I was sitting in the chair last night nursing Peanut and Red comes up to me and says, "Mom who person is yellow?" I looked at him funny and asked him, "What do you mean?" He said it again. "Who is a person who is yellow?" I told him I didn't know and he gets a big smile on his face and says, "Hairy!" His face was priceless and so adorable because he knew something I didn't know.

Hairy is a puppet that is yellow that Red loves to watch but hasn't watched in a few months. It was just such a funny conversation to have with a 2 1/2 year old. I just love his personality so much.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I didn't get on here yesterday because we weren't home most of the day because we had NO HEAT. At about 5:15am I woke to nurse the baby and noticed it was cold in the house and about 5 minutes later I heard the heat kick on and two seconds later turn off. It did this about 3 times before I said something to J about the furnace not working. He got up and checked the temp in the house it was 61, I have it set at 67 at night. J called someone at 7 and they got here at 8 to look at it but couldn't stay because they were on break and had to get back to work but called a friend of theirs to come over. That guy got here at 10:30am and he didn't figure out what was wrong until 12:30pm. J said he tried everything and nothing was working until he checked one of the wires and saw moisture and realized that it had shorted out. He stripped it and replace the cap and it was all good. By that time the temp was 58 and it took until 5:30 to warm up to 68 in the house. But we have heat now and I am so thankful for it.

The reason for the title is I've been slacking on pictures. I got my hair cut yesterday and so here is my new do!

Here is a side view

And pictures of the rest of the family from GG's birthday.

I took way more pictures but these will have to do for now!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Our internet was out the last few days and I had no internet connection. But guess what? I survived! A few things I wanted to blog about. The was Red in the nursery at church. Peanut has started to stay in the nursery during our Sunday School hour and this Sunday she was sleeping when I went in to get her so I left her and told the couple working in there to page me when she woke up because she was going to be hungry. Sure enough I got paged and went down to feed her in the room next to the main nursery. I could hear everything that was going on in the other room. I got a kick out of Red. He says: Knock knock
The man: Who's there?
Red: Tanner
The man: Tanner who?
Red: Tannerific
Then I hear Red laughing hysterically, which made me smile. He thinks he is so funny!

Secondly, I want to say Monkey got hives again on Saturday. I put anti-itch cream on him and they went away and didn't come back. He had eaten a candy that had red dye # 40 in it and I think that is what he is allergic too. Last time he had the hives I was giving him medicine that had the red dye in it and they went away a few hours after I stopped giving him the medicine. My plan is to wait a week and purposely give him something with the red dye in it to see what happens. Then yesterday after school Monkey was goofing around in the snow and fell right on his face. He now has a nice big goose egg on his forehead with scratches on it. At least he doesn't have to get pictures any time soon.

Then I was going to blog about how Peanut is so close to rolling from her back to her tummy. She gets to her side and then her arms get in the way. She also doesn't like laying down, every time I lay her down she lifts her head up about 4 inches off the ground and lately she has started to get her shoulders up too. She is just getting too big too fast. I still can't believe how much I love her in such a short amount of time.

Lastly, an update on the GlamorGirl, she is loving riding home with the neighbor girl and told me the other day she doesn't want me or J to pick her up from school. She only goes home with our neighbors on the days J works to help me out. She got a progress report sent home and she is getting A's in every subject. I also have to be very careful what I say in front of her because the other day I was telling J that I think that since I had the c-section I should of had them tie my tubes. GG asks me if I still have eggs in my tubes to have babies. I asked her how she knew about that and she told me she heard me talking to daddy about the tubes but the egg part I'm not sure about. Just a good reminder for me to watch what I say in front of her from now on!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I have a 7 year old...

I can't believe that my oldest is 7 years old. I know I am probably going to say something to that affect every year but oh well that is the way I feel. She began her day opening all the birthday cards she got in the mail. Then to school she went. We went to school during GG's lunchtime and brought her subway, her choice. I went to get her and we ate in my mom-in-law's office. It was nice. There were 4 kids in her class celebrating their birthday today, yeah it must of been a popular day to give birth 7 years ago! I know that there is another girl in the same grade that also has today as her birthday, she just wasn't in GG's class this year. I'm thinking of asking the office staff to put all those birthdays in one class and GG in another! Just kidding :) She actually does really well sharing her special day with all those other kids.

This afternoon our friends came over for a playdate and they brought dinner, which was awesome. Red was super excited about it and didn't take a very good nap. He keeps telling us over and over and over again that he is going to marry this little girl. Which in all honesty is fine with me. She is really cute and I like her parents. :) But he is only 2 years old so he has awhile until he gets married! GG was excited when she got home to see her friends from church here.

I forgot to mention that a lady down the street has a daughter who goes to the same school as our kids. They don't have a bus system for the school because people drive anywhere between 5 minute to an hour to get to school. We travel 5 minutes! Anyways, I got it worked out with her to pick up the girl on the days J works so I don't have to pack up the three kids to get her from school. It has worked out wonderfully because her daughter is in 4th grade and she meets GG at her locker and then they walk to her mom's car together. I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier, the girls played all summer together.

And lastly if you got this far it is national de-lurking week so leave a comment if nothing else tell my little girl happy birthday!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What would you do?

Every time we go out in public with the kids it never fails someone asks their names, usually older people, who think they are cute. J will not put our kids in clothing that has their name on it for safety reasons, and I am in agreement with him. I just don't know what to say in those situations so I usually end up just telling them their name. J told me to make up names, I'm just not that quick, plus, if I tell them their name and then need to get that child's attention and I use their real name it seems weird. It just got me thinking because at Peanut's check up a lady (grandma age) in the waiting room asked how old she was and her name. Then she made the statement, which really rubbed me the wrong way, "You finally got your girl after two boys." I had to fight everything in me not to say, "Actually our oldest is a girl and she is in school right now." I just smiled, instead. What do you do in these situations???

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Peanut's 4 month checkup

Yesterday was actually the day that she was 4 months old but we took her to the doctor's today. She weighed in at 15lbs 5oz and is 26 inches long. At 2 months she was 12lbs 1oz, (I thought she was 12lbs 10oz, oops) and I was 22 inches long. She is doing great health wise. She got two shots today so she isn't very happy tonight. I hate shots and I go back and forth on the good and bad about them. Right now we are doing a delayed vaccine schedule, we've had some bad reactions to them in the past when they are on schedule. I need to get on the ball and get more pictures of this little girl before she isn't a baby anymore.

The cool thing about the doctor's today was that a guy J graduated high school with walked in as we were there waiting. His mom is Monkey's teacher and J had asked her for his contact info just yesterday and then we see him today. It was crazy. I guess he is a drug rep so the chances of seeing him again there are very slim but it was neat to run into him and the guys got to talk and he met 3 of the our kids. Then right before we got called back a lady from school walked out, she was actually my small group leader a few years ago. She actually goes to this doctor so we might be running into her more often, which is great because I really like her.

Just an update on me: Today was the first day I went outside the house in a long time. I went to playgroup this morning and then Peanut's doctor's appointment and it is 6:45pm and I am absolutely beat. I just hope baby girl sleeps ok tonight but judging from the way she is acting right now I don't think that is going to happen. I might be back on the couch tonight so I can get some sleep. I just need to build up my energy level.

Friday, January 11, 2008

New Computer!

This is our first Mac and at first I was a little nervous about it because I don't know much about the Mac but it is really easy. I just had to get used to the mouse pad but that didn't take long to get used too. Plus, it is a laptop and it has a camera/video feed on it. That is a little dangerous in our house with J always wanting to put music videos on you tube. However, it is really cool at the same time, the camera/video that is.

Other than that I am so thankful that today is Friday. The weekends are so much more relaxing around here, especially when the kids get their homework done on Friday after school, which they did. Only 3 more days and Peanut will be 4 months old and 6 days until GG will be 7 years old. She is getting really close to the double digits and that scares me. I love that girl so much. I got a picture of her missing tooth I just haven't put it on the computer.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Results are in

Well I got the call about the blood and I don't have a thyroid issue and also found out about the ultrasound and I don't have a cyst on my ovary either. Which is all good news but doesn't tell us what is going on with me. At this point I am really thinking that I have a virus that my body is just not able to kick, which makes sense, I just had major surgery, I'm sleep deprived, and nursing an infant who gets all the nutrients from my body first, plus I have three other kids to take care of that's a lot for one body to handle. But I will say that I am feeling better everyday, and we have been so blessed with our church family with women who have come over to help with the kids while J is at work so that I can get better. I can tell that I am getting better because I am able to eat food in small amounts. I'm working towards getting a full meal in me and regaining my strength. Thank you for everyone who is praying it is working.

Monday, January 07, 2008


I got my blood taken to get yet another test done we'll find out by Wednesday. Then J got a laptop so now I am free to get on the internet while laid up in bed/the couch. I just got back from my ultrasound and they will have the results from that by Wednesday as well so now it is just a waiting game to see if any of these things pan out.

But the most exciting news of the day is that GlamorGirl lost her first tooth. Which I am not exactly that happy about because it wasn't anywhere near coming out last night and both J and I told her it will come out when it is ready. It is hard being the last person in your class to loose a tooth especially when one of your best friends has lost 6 already. I've tried explaining to her that everyone is different in the tooth area. She didn't even cut her first tooth until her first birthday! She is going to be on the later end of things...but try to tell a her that! She is in 1st grade and turning 7 (in 10 days) which means she knows everything. I will hopefully have a picture up soon of the toothless wonder :)

Friday, January 04, 2008


I ended up in the ER twice yesterday and they still can't figure out what is wrong with me. They did an ultra sound on my Gall bladder and drew blood the first visit the second they did a ct scan everything looks fine I just feel sick. So it is good in a way that I don't have to surgery. I was suppose to get an ultra sound done this morning on my ovaries but I only slept 3 hours last night and I just don't think it would be the wisest thing to do. I also took a sleeping pill and still only got 3 hours. Well I am going to go lay back down and hopefully fall asleep.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Need Prayer

I am really struggling physically and emotionally. I thought I was better from being sick but I'm still not. I can't eat and I'm breastfeeding, which is making me more weak. We tried giving Peanut a bottle with formula but she wouldn't take it. I'm really scared my body is just not working right. They ran a bunch of tests yesterday at the doctor's and today I am getting an ultra sound and getting blood drawn. I could write more of what's going on but I just can't right now.