The birth of my two preemies

If this is your first time here, please read McKenzie's and Avery's birth stories!

McKenzie's birth story

Avery's birth story

Thursday, May 27, 2010

a trip to the ER

when i got to the ER i was in so much pain i was literally in tears. i got taken back in like 2 minutes, my BP was 163/110, but since i don't have high bp normally they said it was due to my pain level. They told me i was running a fever.
I had to give a urine sample and then they took me to a room to wait and see the doctor. The doctor came in and poked and prodded me for a minute, ordered blood work and said they were going to give something for pain and something to keep me from throwing up. The two people that came in to give me the pain meds were a guy and girl i went to HS with, he told me he was going to give me the shot in the butt. I decided to get it in my arm because i didn't want him seeing my ass, stupid move and next time i will just bare my ass. Anyway after all was said and done, i have a kidney infection and they want me to call my OB in the morning and tell them i was in the ER and i need to be seen before my appt next week. The ER doctor wants me to be seen by my OB this week instead. They sent me home with a prescription for antibiotics and something for pain and all the paperwork with my lab results and results from every test they ran so that i can take it to my OB. By the time we left my BP was down to 117/73!!

Sorry for any typos i am exhausted and pretty loopy, thanks for everything ladies!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

*almost* wordless wednesday

after a rough night she really crashed hard, and it was really cute!

a nice little grease burn i got (this is just part of it)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

week 6

Your Baby: Week 6

Growing like crazy, baby is starting to sprout eyes, ears, nose, cheeks and chin. Those little hands and feet- still webbed like paddles- might wiggle by week's end, the heart is beating (almost twice as fast as yours!), and blood is starting to circulate.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

i am such a proud mommy

One thing that we find important to teach chloe is her manners. So many kids don't say a simple please or thank-you, and that is not at all how we want chloe to be. A lot of the times she will say "please" or "thank-you" unprompted, and other times we have to remind her but thats ok, she will eventually remember. Recently i was told by a lady that Chloe is the most well mannered child she had ever met, i of course had an ear-to-ear grin and was so proud.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ahhh, now that is what i call a good day

nothing like your 2year old going to bed "early" (ok not early, but earlier than she has been lately) AND sleeping in late to make for a good day! Chloe was in bed earlier than she has been and then on top of it she slept in until 10:45 this morning. After she woke up we cuddled for a long time and enjoyed each others company. She has been such a good girl and we have had such a good time together today.

Friday, May 21, 2010


seriously, thank god its Friday! Although i do wish i would have gotten more than i don't know like 2hrs of sleep. Chloe had a rough night last night, she fell out of bed and it not only scared her but she ended up with a fat lip because of it. After that happened she was totally inconsolable for a long time. After we finally got her calmed down she was still a mess, everything we said to her made her cry, no matter what it was. She didn't want to be loved/hugged/cuddled or even touched for that matter but she didn't want us to leave her alone either. One second she was crying for her blanket because "my cold, my cold" and the next second she was kicking it off and crying because "my don't want my blanket". This went on until the wee hours of the morning, i felt so bad for her but there was nothing i could do for her. It was a really long night to say the least.

One good think about today is that Phillip gets off relatively early today so we will FINALLY get to make our "birthday trip" to the cemetery to release McKenzie's balloon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

t-minus 14days

the countdown has officially started for my first appointment. Im excited and nervous all at the same time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

5 weeks

Baby's now the size of an appleseed!Your embryo, which doesn't look like much more than a tadpole right now, is actually starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive). Baby's presence in your uterus triggers production of HCG (the hormone detected by pregnancy tests), which triggers the production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which triggers all those great symptoms you've probably been noticing!

Friday, May 14, 2010

i will be away

i will be away and taking a break from blogging for a while. not sure how long, could be a day, could be a year.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

wordless wednesday

in the ER, with the IV 1/2 way hooked up

after they hooked the IV and medicine all the way up

so glad she didnt have to be admitted!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

101 in 1001


I got this from my sister's blog and I thought it would be fun (not to mention challenging). It is called 101 in 1001. Basically it is a list of 101 things that I would like to do or accomplish in 1001 days. I started Today, May 1, 2010. 1001 days from then is January 30, 2013. Wish me luck!

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

  1. compile list of 101 things
  2. blog at least 100 times (22/100 complete)
  3. read 5 books ( 0/5 complete)
  4. potty train chloe
  5. work out every day for an entire month ( 0/31 days complete)
  6. take chloe on an out of state vacation
  7. march for babies walk at least 2 times ( 2/2 complete)
  8. purge the dressers of anything that doesn't fit
  9. make my bed everyday for an entire month ( 0/31 days complete)
  10. take chloe to the beach
  11. go an entire month without eating out at all ( 0/31 days complete)
  12. be in bed every night by 1am for an entire month ( 0/31 days complete)
  13. start school
  14. go an entire week without turning the TV on ( 0/7 days complete)
  15. get at least 3 hair cuts ( 0/3 complete)
  16. lose 30lbs ( 0/30 lbs lost)
  17. get a tattoo of my daughter's feet
  18. raise $1,000 or more for my 2011 March Of Dimes walk
  19. completely stop drinking soda for AT LEAST 2 months in a row ( 0/62 days complete)
  20. take chloe to see nana AT LEAST once a week for 2months ( 0/8 days complete)
  21. teach chloe her alphabet
  22. teach chloe to swim
  23. sign chloe up for preschool
  24. deposit $10 in chloe's account for 10 consecutive paydays ( 0/10 complete)
  25. take chloe on AT LEAST 5 play dates ( 0/5 play dates complete)
  26. take new family pictures
  27. blog AT LEAST 2 times a week for 6 consecutive months ( 0/24 weeks completed)
  28. completely fill chloe's piggy bank
  29. hang all the pictures on the walls
  30. visit McKenzie at the cemetary AT LEAST 10 times ( 1/10 complete)
  31. buy the wii fit
  32. actually use the wii fit once we buy it
  33. teach chloe to sing "the itsy bitsy spider"
  34. plant a garden with phillip
  35. spend 1 night a week doing something for "family time" for 2 months ( 0/8 complete)
  36. have a girls night out
  37. take our older nieces/nephews to do something fun ( 2/5 kids taken)
  38. give my blog a whole new look
  39. take chloe to church with my mom 1 time
  40. earn enough swagbucks for a starbucks GC and then GIVE IT AWAY (half complete)
  41. try 3 new foods ( 0/3 tried)
  42. get McKenzie a headstone
  43. re-organize all of our DVDs
  44. learn to crochet  (i learned, but gave up on it)
  45. apply for jobs
  46. hang all of our family pictures
  47. have chloe's pics done and spend UNDER $100 buying the ones i like
  48. make phillip the dinner of his choice on father's day
  49. spend a day doing a father's day craft with chloe
  50. buy a smaller entertainment center
  51. buy all the post secret books
  52. make a new friend
  53. have AT LEAST 2 yard sales, then donate what doesnt sale after the last day ( 0/2 complete)
  54. play monopoly AT LEAST 3 times with phillip ( 0/3 completed)
  55. print all the pictures from my camera and then DELETE them
  56. attend the family ornament exchange
  57. make chloe a blanket