Friday, August 26, 2011

Attention Gypsies

I probably threaten to sell my kids at least once a day...

OKAY, probably more like 5 or 6 times...

Today is the day. Today, I am ACTUALLY going to do it....

Anyone know a good Gypsy family that would like to buy an Australian Cattle Dog puppy?? Ugh...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

best things in life are free

I may not have been able to get the laundry done and I am pretty sure there is a load waiting in the dryer with all the missing clothes I've been looking for.
I didn't get around to vacuuming the floors, don’t even ask about mopping.
I may not have been able to clean the bathrooms or make sure the kitchen was cleaned.
My house is not sparkling clean and I probably could make a small puppy from the dog hair that’s been collecting in the corner the past two days.
These things may not have gotten done but...
I didn’t miss Reagan crawling for the first time or her first word.
I didn’t get to miss the girl's laughter as they play together.
I didn’t miss her Ava tell her little sister how much she loves her and that she’ll always be her best friend.
I didn’t get to miss Ava’s silly faces or her “cool tricks” and "talent show". 
I didn’t miss the smiles I get when Reagan wakes.
I didn't miss reading stories to the girls.
I didn’t get to miss Ava telling me how much she loves me and that I am the best mom ever.

Years from now it won’t matter that the clothes stayed in the dryer or that my house isn’t that clean. What will matter was that I got to savor every single moment of my sweet, beautiful girl’s life and watching them grow up way too fast…

Monday, August 15, 2011

Meet Jargon

He's the new member of our family.

He likes to sleep a lot.

He's an Australian Cattle Dog.

He's pretty darn cute.

And he likes to play....a lot.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Update on Reagan

Reagan went to her gastro doctor today and she is currently 14.2lbs and 27 inches. She keeps gaining about half a pound or so a month, she’s growing just very slowly. Her stool samples came back normal for fat and proteins, which means that she is absorbing everything correctly. But she had a low amount of acid in her stools. Which leads her doctor to think she has RTA, Renal Tubular Acidosis we have to somehow get her urine test done so that they can test to see if she has it or not. Basically in short terms it will mean her kidneys aren’t filtering the acid in her body out and keeping it and it will cause her to have too much acid in her blood, have kidney stones and pretty much the reason she is so short. My sister has RTA and on my dad’s side of the family they have kidney issues so it’s not too much of a shock if Reagan has issues also.

Another test they would like to do is a colonoscopy to get tissue samples, she recently has been having liquid diarrhea for no apparent reason. It could be an allergy reason but they don’t know. I don’t want Reagan having this test done until after her urine test comes back because if it doesn’t have to be done because if it’s not needed I don’t want her having it done.

The doctor also gave us a prescription for cyproheptadine to increase her appetite and maybe getting her to gain a few pounds and see if it will jump start her growth. We are not 100% sure if I want to give it to her or not. It will make her really sleepy and grumpy.

But good note to end with, she is growing, slowly but still growing. It’s more so a sit and wait to see what happens with her but at least she’s still growing! It's the small victories that need to be celebrated.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Month

I cannot believe it’s already August 1st. It seems like this year is just flying by. I am super excited for it to start getting cold though, even though I know that probably won’t happen until at least end of October-November. Since it’s a new month I have decided I am going to keep my “to do list” short and simple and try to enjoy each day more. I have this issue, well I don’t think it’s an issue but Eric likes to make fun of me for it, I make lists, lots and lots of lists for everything and anything.

I don’t know what it is about making list that I like so much, I probably maybe do half the things on them. But even then I’ll rewrite the stuff I haven’t done on another day. I always have a notebook in my purse and backups all over the house. You never really know when you might have to write something down. Not even kidding, I have about 5 or 6 notebooks laying around my house. I have about 5 lists just for Reagan’s birthday party… Office supply stores are like crack to me. 

It might be a family thing, I know my sister writes things down a lot and makes lists also. But she likes to make lists about things she wants from stores and books she wants. She will window shop online and writes down what she wants.

I haven’t started my list for the month yet but I am pretty sure the majority of it will involve cleaning the house, rearranging Reagan’s room, and finishing Reagan’s birthday party stuff. I am starting to get a little behind on her decorations. There needs to be more time in a day.

Oh and whoever stole our ADT sign from our front yard, you pretty much suck.