Friday, December 31, 2010

What.A.Day. *2 actually*

In the last 48 hours...

I have sat in 6 different waiting rooms.
Learned how to collect urine on an infant (TMI?).
Saw first hand the oddest medical contraption ever. It looked like a school wood shop project.
Eaten WAY too much fast food.
Held my daughter down 3 times while people poked her with needles.
Held back tears successfully 5 times.
Held back tears unsuccessfully 2 times.
Scraped poop out of a diaper with a tongue depressor.
Fed my daughter 21 oz of formula.
Laughed when Sho giggled while the ultrasound wand was "tickling" her belly.
Watched as my baby captured the attention of 4 different waiting room "audiences" (old men really love her).
And have ZERO answers so far.

Sho's 4 month check up was yesterday, it didn't go so well. She only weighed barely 9 lbs, so they've been running a whole battery of tests on her. So far everything is checking out fine except that her Liver Count is really high and they can't figure out why. We've been supplementing (a.k.a. force feeing) her formula to try to get her weight to go up. I'm praying things stabilize in the next couple days/weeks and we don't have to be admitted to the hospital for more testing. She is doing really well and is acting her normal happy, smiley self. I think I'm more traumatized then her. Please pray for us if you think of it.
And that's that.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tomorrow marks the day I found out I was pregnant with Shoshannah! It's crazy how much things can change in a year!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Call Me Crazy...

But, last minute shopping sounds like fun!

But, someday when I have a bigger house with room to hid presents I'm going to leave all my wrapping for Christmas Eve.

But, I'm sick of Christmas music already.

But, I want to tell my kids the truth about Santa. Despite my best efforts 2 out of the 4 won't believe that he really doesn't exist. "No Mommy! He's real, I saw him on TV!!"

But, I LOVE wrapping presents! I think this is the first year I haven't volunteered to wrap any of my Mom's for her, and that's only because I didn't have an opportunity to ask.

But, for some reason I keep mis-spelling Christmas when I type.

But, I LOVE the craziness of the holiday season!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gaius Quotes:

*While watching me put on make up* "Mommy, why are you coloring on your face?"

*Hugging a stuffed toy to his chest* "Me and Elmo are going to MOPS!!!!"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holy Cannoli!

I can't believe how big my kids have gotten this year! Check out last year's "tree shot"!
Yikes! Where is the time going? Maybe I AM old enough to be 30.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Fives *Christmas Edition*

[This Year's] Favorite Christmas Songs
  1. O Holy Night
  2. Wham- Last Christmas
  3. Santa Baby
  4. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  5. Jingle Bell Rock

Christmas Traditions
  1. Make G-houses with the kiddos
  2. Decorate the living room
  3. Marc and the oldest kids go and pick our a tree
  4. Black Friday shopping
  5. Color coordinate all of the gifts under my tree (I'm soooo OCD about that)

The People I'm Most Excited to Give To
  1. Marc
  2. Kathryn (sister-in-law)
  3. Gaius
  4. Xavier
  5. Leia
Favorite Christmas Themed Snacks
  1. Gingerbread House (of course!)
  2. Sugar Cookies
  3. My mom's Oyster Stew
  4. Mint and Chocolate anything!
  5. Shrimp cocktail
My Very Favorite Earthly Gifts
  1. Marc
  2. Xavier
  3. Leia
  4. Gaius
  5. Shoshannah (Now didn't that work out perfectly! *wink*)
I'm so blessed! I can't imagine my Christmas getting any better!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good-night!
**Don't worry I'm sure there will be more posts between now and Christmas**

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"I don't smell the stink on her!"- Gaius' comment upon sniffing Sho's head to see if she did indeed need to take a bath.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Haircut Day

Approximately 7 inches gone!
A year and a half's growth.
I'm not sure how I feel about it.
Definitely looks healthier.
At least I won't have to pry it out of Shoshannah's vice grip everyday!
It IS kind of cute

It'll grow back...eventually...if I want.

New Favorite Quote!

"Girls have cooties boys have booties"~Paul

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

One day last week I was helping Gaius get dressed to play out in the snow. After I had him mostly ready I realized that he had on his big sister's snow pants.
I really started laughing when I realized Leia had on Gaius'!!!
(Apparently she didn't find anything unusual about the fact that the snow pants where up to her knees and super tight!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nine Fun Facts About Xavier, Because He's 9 *wah!*

Loves to read
Likes to play in the snow
Likes to play Sonic
Loves shrimp
Doesn't like school
Is almost as tall as his mom
Loves Jesus
Very Competitive

Monday, December 6, 2010

Apparently the Gingerbread House Looks Extra Inviting Lately!

We have a guest.
No one seems to know where he belongs.
But he has a collar so someone HAS to be looking for him.
He's been living in our empty chicken coop since last Tuesday.
But the snow is starting to pile up so I'm not sure how long he can do that.
My kids have named him Chub.
But I want to name him Rex Ryan.
Marc loves him because he runs to meet him whenever he comes home.
But he makes me slightly nervous, because I don't know his background.
He IS super cute though!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our purchase offer on the big house has been accepted!
Now we just need a buyer for the Gingerbread house!

Daytime Dreamin'

A friend of mine recently turned me on to this blog.
I can't get enough of it!
I'm now up to my ears in ideas for the new house!
I never thought I was a plate collector type. Now I'm totally going to display some shabby chic ones in my new dining room!
(A plate display using crib rails! Who would've thought?!)

I'm going to start working on my mood boards for the new house.
Mostly because then I'll have something (other than cleaning) to do while I wait for our house to sell!
But also because they look like a fun why to organize all my ideas!
As always, stay tuned!!!