Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our first big scare with Addyson

This is funny mommy because you have to clean this up!

Let me put some on you!

What are you looking at?

Pick me up please!

Laughing because she tore the paper.

She really thought that is was funny.

Today while shopping at Wal-Mart Addyson fell out of the shopping cart. Samantha always stays with her while I check out but today she was up by me and the next thing that we heard was a thud on the floor and crying. I have to tell you we were all really concerned if she was okay. No one saw her fall so we had no idea if she hit her head or what. I have to say God was really watching over her. She is fine. I cannot find any bruises on her body or bumps on her head. I called the PAN nurse at Scott & White and told her how I checked her out and she told me that I needed to just watch her and observe her behavior. She is fine though. Talking just like she was before and being just as silly as ever. She does not act like it hurts or cry when I pick her up. I am going to be watching her very closely for the next few days. But as you can tell by the pictures above she is fine.

Friday, May 30, 2008

I actually slept for five hours straight!

Addyson woke up at 12:30 and is still asleep! I am so happy! It is working.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I am exhausted! Addyson slept in her bed all night but woke up 4 times! At 10:30, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. At least when she was in my bed I did not have to wake all the way up to tend to her. I now have to work on not nursing her every time that she wakes up. That is what she wants and she really gets upset if I try not to let her. I wish that she would take a pacifier or suck her thumb. I tried not picking her up and just patting her butt, that did not work. I just hope that this gets better. I do not want to let her sleep in my bed. I just have to stand firm.

Monday, May 26, 2008

So far so good!

I put Addyson down in her bed at about 8:30 and she did not stir! She is still asleep and I am so happy. I know that tomorrow may be horrible again but for tonight I am enjoying the peace of a sleeping baby. After we got home from my mom and dad's house tonight we went straight outside and I hung up Addyson's johnny jumper in the tree while the girls played with water guns with Abby from next door. She loved watching them but when they got out of sight she would just cry. Mike mowed the yard and I was busy cutting some bushes that needed trimming. I think that she was just worn out and that is why she went straight to sleep. She did not eat well for me all day though and I hate that. She just wanted to nurse which is fine but I am trying to get her use to eating three meals a day. This morning I made her oatmeal and thought I would just sit in the living room floor to feed her. As soon as I got down on the floor she threw Mike's cell phone in the oatmeal. She did not want to eat that so we just breastfed. Then lunch she ate pretty good. She loves sweet potatoes. Dinner was the same issue, she just was not interested at all. Oh well, I know that she is not starving so I guess that I just need to stop worrying about it. I am going to get back on birth control pills when she turns one. I have not done so because I feared that it would dry my milk up. It has in the past with both girls. I am very ready to get back on them because it is no fun having to worry if what you are using is going to be effective. That may be more than any of you want to know but it was on my mind so I put it in here.
Seems like now I am posting more than Kelly... What is up with that Kelly? I posted three times in two days. Yes count them
1 2 3 !!!
I am off to bed. I hope that you all have a great week.

Restful nights sleep... NOT!

Well, it went okay with Addyson sleeping in her own bed but she woke up at 1 am and I realized that she threw up on herself. Must have been from crying so hard. I felt really bad after I found that out. She did however go right back to sleep and slept until 3 am. I got up again and she nursed and went right back to sleep until 6:30. I have noticed that for some reason my Blog states the wrong times. So last night she went to bed around 9:30. She took a late nap and went to bed later than normal.
So there you have it. The nights life of sleeping like are just around the corner. I am not sure who first made that comment but they must not have had children!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

This is horrible!

As I sit here and type my blog I am listening to my baby scream her head off in her bed. This is the worst that she has ever cried. It is so hard to listen to. It breaks my heart. I know that it is mine and Mike's fault because we have co-slept for so long. She is having withdrawals and so are Mike and I. Mike enjoys having her in the bed as much as I do. She likes to creep over to him and snuggle with him and he loves that. I also enjoy the company of her being in bed when Mike leaves to go to work. I know that it is silly to say that an eleven month old baby gives me comfort and makes me some how feel a little safer when she is there. We have enjoyed her sleeping with us but the time has come to move her to her bed and she is really upset to put it lightly! I have been in there for about 40 minutes. I fed her and rocked her and then put her in her bed. She was good for a few minutes but as soon as I stopped patting her butt she would move around and cry out. I picked her up and got her back to sleep again and did the same routine as before. This time I patted her butt for about a minute or two and walked out thinking that she was asleep. No such luck. She is still crying and I know they say to let them just cry it out and they will go to sleep...... Nothing!!! I hear nothing right now!!!! IS SHE ASLEEP????? Waiting to hear her again right now...... Well, I just peeked in on her and she is just sitting in her bed. But no crying! That is some progress right? We will see. All that I know is that I am ready to sleep through the night! It has been eleven months since I have had a full nights rest. That is way too long. So far still no sounds coming from her room. Maybe I will go get in the bed as well.
Now on to something else. Samantha and McKayla both cut their hair off. They both look so good. Samantha did not get a new hair style but McKayla did and she thinks that she "looks fabulous" In her own words! She is just excited that it is going to be so easy to take care of and wash. I will post pictures soon.
Well, I am off to bed now to get some sound sleep! I hope!
Night to all.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I am so proud to announce that McKayla passed her math TAKS test. Her teachers are so proud of her. We have not yet heard about Samantha but we should hear today. I also found out that the Temple school district is changing the math program this year. I just do not understand what took them so long to figure out that the math they were teaching was horrible.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Getting ready to play

In the dugout

Last minute coaching

Up to bat!

Samantha started softball this year and let me tell you it is time consuming, but a lot of fun. She has had two games so far and they are 2-0! On Tuesday they beat a team by the skin of their teeth. It was "The team to beat" the team name was the Crush, and well, the Angels "Crushed" them alright! Samantha was so happy that they won.

She was a trouper at the last game stepping into a roll that she was unfamiliar with. Several of their team mates did not show up and she was randomly picked to play hind catcher. That is a very hard job. I just felt so bad for her but she did just fine. She got out there and put on all the gear and pretended to know what she was doing. She hasn't ever practiced in that position before! Poor thing was dripping wet with sweat! You all know how hot natured she is... But she persevered and made several good catches and throws. I was more worried for her than she was for sure! I did not like my baby being thrown out to the wolves! Plus I know that she wants to be a great player and does not want to disappoint her teammates.

Samantha really enjoys softball and I am so glad. I wanted to find something that she would like and could be good at. I think that we found it. Now we just have to work on getting McKayla into something that she will like. She wants to ride horses and I have not ruled that out but I know that she likes dancing. When I ask her if that is something that she would like to do she always says no. I think that she is afraid that she will be made fun of or have to compete against other people. She is really hard to figure out. I think that she is competitive but she is so afraid that she will not be the winner so therefore she chooses not to participate. I hope getting her involved in something will break that cycle for her.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Addyson's surgery

On Tuesday May 6th Addyson had a surgery to put tubes in her ears. She did so well. We had to be there at 7:30 so we still had time to do our normal routine with Samantha and McKayla. They were at school just about 10 minutes earlier than normal. Both were really apprehensive about Addyson's surgery and really wanted to come to the hospital with us. I assured them that everything was going to be okay and that Addyson would be at home in the bed taking a nap long before they even went to lunch. Actually the whole process was so fast that we were eating breakfast at 8:45. Scott & White has a Child Life Specialist that comes in and talks to each child about what is going to happen during the surgery, no matter the age. They bring in things that the child will see in the operating room and let them touch and play with it all. Addyson was so cute. She just kept on smiling and laughing. She is such a pleasant baby. The Child Life Specialist said that she would love to use her as an example. I do not think that we will be doing that though. I do not want to expose her to anything that she does not have to be exposed to. When it was time for her to go back I put her down in the little red wagon and off she went. She liked the wagon a lot and if you know Addyson you know the smile that she gave as she was going down the hall. Everyone stopped and looked at her. (You know, because she is so pretty!) When we got to the door where no family is allowed she went on like a big girl. Didn't even look back at us. I was so shocked that I did not boo hoo. Only just a little teary eyed. I was proud of myself!

When Addyson came back into the room she was still asleep but woke up within about five minutes. She cried then and threw herself around a little. I tried to put my booby in her mouth thinking that would comfort her but no such luck. She was really upset about what had just happened and was not sure where she was. The nurse took her a little later to check her out and make sure she was ready to go home and when she went to give Addyson back to me she did not want me. She cried as though I was a stranger. I was surprised that I did not cry about that either. Guess I was a big girl that day too. We tried again with the same result! The nurse actually walked us all the way to the doors. I could tell that it made her feel good that Addyson wanted her. Maybe God knew that she needed the love of a baby that day. Who knows.

All in all it was not a bad experience at all. Addyson seems to be doing so much better. Still grabbing her ears but we are not sure if it is just out of habit or if she is still having pain. Now my fear is that I will get water in her ears. I put Vaseline on cotton balls but the cotton gets so wet that I worry. I am almost scared to give her a bath!

Now in just one more short month she will be one year old. I cannot believe how fast time flies. I hate it. Kelly, just wait until you are at the one year mark with Camille, you will not believe how fast it goes by.