Saturday, December 4, 2010

Please Read

Quick note tonight. A very dear friend of mine made this video. She has adopted 3 children from China and is very involved with Love Without Boundaries. This is the message I got from her and I promised to help by re-posting.

"I recently made a video for a Ford company contest to try to win $10,000 for baby formula for babies in China. There is a link where you can vote for my video and I wonder if you would take a few seconds and go vote…at least once. If you really want to help me, you can vote once a day until Dec. 31. A lot of baby formula could be bought with $10,000! Please go to this link (watch the video if you want or not), but JUST CLICK on LOVE IT. You can publish it to your page or skip that step! USE THIS LINK PLEASE


Please help out, this is real.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sarah's Trips To The Hospital

So Wednesday's night I was taking Sarah to the store and my night started out with running out of gas. Yay. Cold is not fun. Mom and Dad came to my rescue and brought me some gas to get to the gas station. Thank you for that. Afterwards Sarah and I went to WalMart, I was at the self check out trying to pay for my stuff and keep Sarah from climbing out the the cart. I turned back to the cart just in time to see Sarah flip head over heels out of the basket of the cart and smash into the floor. I dropped everything and snatched her up: Sarah is screaming and I started crying. After talking with a manager who took an incident report, Sarah's birth father, Shayne, and I took to the ER. The entire visit took about an hour. The doctor came in, and since Sarah was in a good mood and moving around immediately assumed she was fine. He checked her neck and said since she was so young he didn't want to do any x-rays, gave me a list of things to keep an eye out for and said to take her home and let her sleep. Sarah was right back to her normal self so I wasn't too worried about her. Then Friday night I was playing with her in her room and I noticed that her right collarbone looked kinda funny, like it was sticking out a bit, and slightly swollen. I wrapped her up in warm clothes and drove her back to the ER. This time the doctor had an x-ray done and told me that Sarah did fracture her collarbone. He said it might have happened anytime she was playing and had fallen down, but he guessed it was from her fall. Since Sarah is so young and it doesn't seem to be bothering her the doctor said it will heal itself on it's own within 6 weeks or so. As we left the hospital Sarah waved to everyone with a grin and the doctor pointed her out to all the nurses saying "There goes my broken collarbone baby" Took Sarah home and put her to bed. This was around 8pm
2pm Sarah woke Matt and me up with screaming, we went in there and found her crying on her bed, covered in vomit. We cleaned her up and took her back to the hospital since the doctor from her first visit said if she vomited to bring her back.
My poor baby girl threw up again at the hospital and the nurse gave her some meds for nausea. This visit took about 3 hours and in the end the doctor told me the vomiting was most likely from her having the flu last week and not from her fall. I felt a bit stupid rushing her back in there, but at the same time I rather be told she's fine then not take her in a have something really wrong with her.
We saw the second doctor in passing and he was like "Hey! It's my broken collarbone baby!"
Thankfully Sarah does not seem to be in pain, she's moving her arm and neck just fine. It's only if you touch the spot she gets squirmy and pushes your hand away.
My princess is a tough trooper and I am so proud of her.
So there's the story of how Sarah got her first broken bone :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1 Year

So I'm not dead.
Nor did I fall off the face of the planet.
Or get abducted by aliens.
Or even just get lost.
I'm just freakin' lazy and didn't feel like writing in this bloggy thingy. But now I is back and gots lots to say.
Aren't you just so excited?

In my last post I wrote that my reduction surgery was approved. Yay me.
March 3rd (lol I think) I got drugged up, cut up and stitched up. It was the weirdest feeling afterward let me tell ya, it was like instantly I just felt better about myself. I was no longer the freaky girl with the monster-boobs-that-could-knock-you-head-off-your-head-if-she-swung-around-fast-enough. My back pain was gone, along with about 6 pounds.
I think it was the hardest for Sarah. She was used to having a lot of soft padding to snuggle up with and for the first few days she would lay her head on my chest, then look up to make sure it was me. She'd even pat around with the confused look on her face. We both had a lot to get used to. I actually felt FLAT. Something I never thought I would ever feel. My parents were a BIG help in taking care of Sarah and helping me get around after the surgery. Now I am very happy with what I've got! :)

I just recently moved to Richland (for those of you who don't live in or know the Tri-City area, it's about 15 minutes from where I used to live with my parents). It's been a hard adjustment for Sarah, she's used to seeing her grandparent's everyday and now she sees them about once a week. But my princess is a trooper and I'm so proud of her.

Sarah started walking about 7 weeks ago. It makes me sad cause it just shows how quickly she's growing, but I'm also excited with how well she is doing. She says "Momma" very well, she calls her grandpa "Bampa" and I'm starting to think she uses the same word for Grandma as well. She gets the cutest confused face with I call my mom "Bamma". She doesn't quite understand the word "ma" can be used for someone other then me.
Sarah also has her own words for her babydoll, when she wants to eat, wants a book or if she wants her bottle. She LOVES to look at books and has quite the collection of balls. Another word she uses often.
May 17th was Sarah's 1st birthday and that weekend she had her first birthday party. It was a lot of fun to put together, but now I'm exhausted lol.
Sarah has started to get more teeth to add to the two she got at Thanksgiving. She got her top right canine tooth, then the top right middle.
I informed her she look like a dork.
Now the left side canine and middle teeth have nearly come all the way through, along with another bottom one.
I'm not sure who I feel more sorry for. Her for teething, or me for no sleep ;)

Now that Sarah has learned to walk she is ALWAYS on the go. She listening fairly well and understands what rooms she's not aloud to go in and when I tell her to stay inside if the door is open. She'll squat down right at the very edge of the doorway and wait.
She always gives me a reason to laugh everyday.

This has become Sarah's favorite way to sit, no matter where she is; in her car seat, shopping cart, stroller, couch or highchair, she always turns so she can prop her feet up. Not quite sure where she learned that one.

It still amazes me how quickly time goes by when you have a child, how quickly they grow up and how quickly they learn.
I've said it before and I'll say it many times. Everyday I am reminded of how lucky I am to have my daughter.
She is my life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I heard from the doctor's office today. My insurance approved my surgery! This Thursday (2/11/10) I have a post-op appointment where the doctor will explain everything he's going to do and all that stuff. THAT DAY I will make an appointment to have the surgery. They said it's looking like the beginning of March. Leaving the office today I almost cried, I still can't quite believe this is really, right within my reach. I can only think of ONE time I have ever been more happy and thankful. I will post more when I know more. Wish me luck! :D

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Tiddings and a Little "Helper"


My computer is alive once again. Thanks to my friend Matt! It was a lot of hard work, and completely touch and for a while, and I was worried I would never see my computer lit up ever again!......
*sighs* oh who am I kidding?
Okay so I sorta had the power cord plugged in wrong. So sue me. How was I supposed to know that it was a D/C thingy and could go only one way. When my dad heard about it, he just rolled his eyes and gave me the look of "I don't know you".
And how does he think I feel? Hahaha, for about 5 months I was computer-less because I am computer-dumb. Oh well. It's fixed now and working....fairly well. Anyways, other happy news. I had my doctors appointment on the 25th, and still crossing fingers, but it's looking like by March-ish I can have my surgery.
*does little dance* Woot.
I can actually be comfortable for the first time in about 9 years and hold my baby more. I can't wait. :D
Sarah is now standing up in her crib, with her little head just peaking over the edge. She thinks she is hilarious. She likes to stand up to everything, and still finds things that aren't stable, but now she has figured out how to rock herself and the object, without falling.
Sarah is also learning how to do household chores. The pictures below will explain.

Sarah likes to........

Clean the bathroom

Help me with the laundry

Help Grandma do dishes

And Grandpa's personal favorite.....

Fire Safety. Checking all the wiring in the house, and making sure it's all pulled out of the wall.

Oh yes....there is never a dull moment in this house now. IT can move. Sarah's new favorite things to do are screech as loud as she can, then laugh like crazy, making clicking sounds (learned that from Grandma) and watch Stargate.
I am not kidding.
I'm trying to get her to at least notice when Whinnie-the-Pooh is on, or something, but she doesn't even blink. Stargate? She's got a front row seat. Lol, I don't know if I should be proud or worried!

Sarah is very determined and if she wants it, come hell or highwater she will do whatever it take to get her grubby little hands on it. If it's the TV...

(this toy is actually in the middle of being cleaned, so the seat is not there. She decided to just poke her head up to get closer! I had WTP on, but all she wanted was the freakin' buttons!)

Or her favorite toy, Grandpa's weights.

At the end of each day I am exhausted and feel like I've been chasing after a two year old instead of a 8 month old. So I know when two years comes around........I'm screwed. :D
But everyday is a blessing and I wouldn't trade a moment of it. She loves to snuggle and give kisses, which is beyond slobbery, but I love it.
I love my princess, she truly is a miracle in my life and I am so grateful she is mine.