Monday, December 20, 2010

Prayers and thoughts abound

I will post later about what has been going on with me since my last post.  Today I ask for prayers and thoughts. 

My friend Tina is an extraordinary person.  She is one of those people that makes you smile just because she is so infectious.  I ask for you to pray for Tina, her family, and especially her Aunt.  Tina's aunt has been fighting cancer for some time now.  Tina has set up a caring bridge page for her, gone out of state to help care for her Aunt and her cousins, and done an excellent job of keeping everyone informed of her Aunt's progress.  Unfortunately, it seems that the time for fighting is coming to an end.  Please send your thoughts and prayers that my dear friend's Aunt is able to spend on last holiday with her family.  I do not know her family other than thought Tina, but I can tell that she is so very much loved. 

She has been on my thoughts on and off since we learned of her prognosis, but it seems like holidays where friends and family are gathering to celebrate makes me think of her more.  In this time where people are rushing to get presents bought, wrapped, and sent there are other things we should really worry about.  I admit that I am not a big fan of Christmas because I feel like I can never get a good enough present for everyone.  I have absolutely learned my lesson this year.  It's not the present.  It's the people.  Hold your loved ones tight.  You never know when you will be asking for thoughts and prayers for them. 

I did a shadow box project for my cousin and MIL/Step-FIL and 3 uncles this year for Christmas that included a poem that I think is beautiful so I would like to share it.

To Those I Love
By: Isla Paschal Richardson

If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way,
grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk
of me as if I were beside you there.

(I'd come-I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song or
see a bird I loved,
please do not let the thought of me be sad...
For I am loving you just as I always have...

You were so good to me!
There are so many thing I wanted still

to do--
so many things to say to you...
Remember that I did not fear--
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...

We cannot see Beyond...
But this I know:
I love you so--
'twas heaven here with you!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

School and sickness

School started Monday and it is already sucking up a lot of my free time.  No more FB, no more blogging, no more StarCraft II. :(  Though, I have had a sick baby as well so that has taken up a lot of time too. 

Monkey had some kind of virus which was causing her break outs and now it has caused a horrible snotty nose.  Mouse now has a snotty nose too and was extremely cranky yesterday.  I think that hers is from teething.  She turned 9 months old on the 24th and the poor thing only has 4 teeth with 2 more coming in.  By this time, I think Monkey had almost a full mouth!  She holds her own though and manages to gum pretty much everything to death.

We are really hoping they get over the snotty noses soon because they really aren't sleeping well at night.  And every mom out there knows that the result of that is the fact that YOU don't get to sleep well at night.  This hurts me even worse since I don't sleep well at night anyway!  Total Zombie land here most days right now.  Also, as far as sickness goes, I haven't been feeling the greatest.  I have been getting dizzy spells, feeling overly tired (even more so than I should with everything that had been going on), and oddly enough the tip of my tongue would go numb.  So, I finally made a Dr's appointment after I decided to check my blood sugar one night and found it to be 277.  For those of you that don't know, that is extremely high. 

So, I went and he told me that I have full blown Diabetes now. NOT a happy camper, but I have no one to blame for it but myself.  Not even my genes because I knew it was there, lurking in the background like some freak of a stalker, and I have not really done anything to prevent it. So, now is the time to start and hopefully I will have some good news on that front to report soon.  We will see.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Now what?

So, the past two days my blogging time has been spent staring intently at Monkey.  After I picked her up from preschool (her second day there BTW) and we ate supper, I noticed that she had a little bit of a rash on her skin.  Most of the time I am not worried by it because she is kind of a rashy baby.  Her skin is somewhat sensitive, so sometimes she has bumps on her skin that aren't red, they are just there.  Well, in a matter of 15-20 minutes they started turning red and it start spreading.  Within the hour she had developed hives.  It took me something like 1 hour and 45 minutes to finally get in touch with someone who knew what to do with her.  I actually ended up talking to one of her old GI Dr's who happened to be on call.  I told her that I was so sorry to bother her and it was not a GI issue, but she was my last resort.  She was absolutely fine with talking to me.  She even asked for updates on Monkey since she hadn't seen her in awhile.  So, after talking to Dr. H and deciding to do a good dose of Benadryl, Monkey crashed.  She was so tired!  All the while, I was also on FB talking with a few of my fellow liver moms about their opinions of what to do.  LOVE THEM!  I also learned a few tidbits of valuable information along to way to bring up with her allergist and other Dr's.

I was so concerned that she had gotten into peanuts or something else that I made her a pallet to sleep on in the front room while I was still awake so I could keep an eye on her.  Then when it was time for bed, I took her to bed with me and (of course) I stayed awake just staring at her hoping that she didn't start having any breathing problems.  She slept fine, mommy not so much.  In the morning she was fine and just had the non red bumps all over again.  I kept giving her the benadryl as directed by her allergist's nurse.  Well, yesterday evening she broke out again.  No hives this time thanks to the dosing of Benadryl.  None the less, I kept a pretty good eye on her last night too even though she slept in her own bed.  I slept not so well because of being worried about her.  When she woke up this morning, she was fine again so off to school we went.  I got called at like 9:30 to come and get her because she was breaking out again.  This time she also has horrible diaper rash and it is running down her legs as well. 

So, of course I called everyone involved with her care including her allergists office again.  Only this time I wanted an appointment with the allergist because I think it is time to see what else she might be allergic to.  I'm not a happy momma right now.  The answer I received was "We don't do emergency appointments.  We can see her in September.  See if you can get her in to see her primary care."  Umm....aren't you guys supposed to be the specialists?  Isn't he just going to tell me to see you guys anyway?  Why do we need to wait for something like this?  She needs to be seen sooner rather than later so it doesn't develop into something else.  "Well, we don't do emergency appointments.  Her primary care should be able to handle this."  UGH!  So, I called and am getting an appointment for Monday for her since her pediatrician is closed today so he can move his office into a much needed bigger facility.  I guess I am going to have to play the guessing game as to what is making her break out over the weekend.  If it gets too bad I guess we will see the E.R. again.  *sigh*  Why can't Monkey ever present with anything easy?  Just once? 

So, sorry for already failing, but it was actually for a good reason this time.  Monkey watch!  Hope you all have a great weekend.  I am sure mine will be...interesting.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Speak to me's been 2 months.  I feel like I have been gone so often that the tired old excuses as to why don't matter, so I wont give them.  Just know that I will try to keep up once again and more than likely I will fail.  It seems to be my motto in life.  "I will fail at something, just wait and see."

Anyway, I have been doing a lot of thinking on the wee hours of the morning when I either can't sleep or when Mouse has decided she needs to stay awake.  I have made more than a few decisions about the direction of my life.  Some very satisfying and some very needed thought I expect to fail at more than one of them because I always do. 

The thing that started my thinking was the show "So you think you can dance" actually.  I love to watch shows like this that showcase real talent in the dancers and choreographers.  There are very few and far between routines that actually speak to me in a way that others will never understand.  While I love to watch dance, I don't understand it like others do.  However when there is a piece that touches me, it's amazing.  It got me thinking about the things that really speak to me in a way that not a lot of other's can understand. 

I would say that music can speak to me because it used to.  It really did.  I used to play the Clarinet and the Bass Clarinet in band and I loved it.  Music would tell me about joy, heartache, imagination, and life.  It would tell a story that I loved to be a part of.  Now, not so much since I haven't picked up an instrument in at least 10 years.  Shame on me for letting that go, but it is what it is.

The things that speak to me now are not so different than they were way back when in some aspects.  I have always wanted to be involved in the emergency services in some way shape or form.  The interest hit me at about 13 and it has always been there in the back of my mind tugging at me.  When I was 14, I was granted a certificate for the first responders program in my area because I did better on the tests than most of the adults I took the test with.  You are supposed to be 18 to be a licensed first responder.  And that is how it has been ever since.  The only problem that happened when I hit college was that all the confidence I had in my abilities left.  I lack the confidence in myself to know whether the decision I am making is right or wrong.  That is something that just can't happen in emergency medicine. 

Anyway, the things that speak to me are being the first person to reach out to someone who has been in an accident.  Watching a new little life enter this world and take their first real breath speaks to me.  Feeling some one's heart valve close around your finger while you are helping to stop their bleeding speaks to me.  Watching children, especially my own, discover new and unexplored things speaks to me.  Watching the wonder and excitement cross over their face is just amazing.  Watching a liver baby turn from yellow to pink in a matter of days speaks to me.  Caring for someone who can't care for themselves speaks to me.  Especially when you truly WANT to care for that person. 

For these reasons above and so many more, I have decided that it is time to return to nursing school.  I have about a 1.5 year wait, but I am at least on the list.  It is time for me to stop doubting myself and the things that I know in my heart are right.  Even if it isn't the norm.  After caring for Monkey while she was in the hospital and making decisions on the fly as well as with the help of others, I know where I belong.  I belong in emergency medicine where my skill, compassion, and heart can speak to others.

Also for these reasons, I have decided that there are no more excuses for losing weight.  I have a wonderful friend who has agreed to help me figure some things out for myself and we are going to hit the ground running in a few weeks.  It's just something I have to do for myself, my career, and most of all my family. 

Along the way there are going to be bumps, falls, and complete derailments, but that's o.k.  It's something that I have to deal with.  Classes start next week for all my pre-Req's and I know that it is going to help me.  As I have gotten older and been taking classes before, it had always gotten easier for me because I knew I had to create a schedule so I could do well in class.  This time is no different.  I expect excellent work of myself from class and there is no reason I shouldn't expect it in other areas.  Anything less is not an option for me when it comes to my grades and that is how it is going to be in other areas as well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...Father's Day Pic Contest

There is a Father's Day Foto contest going on right now hosted by a few different blogs (Buttons will be at the bottom).  I thought that this was a good thing to do for Wordless Wednesday.  So, here is my submission of the huz

This picture was taken about a month after Monkey's first surgery.  She still slept a lot.  It was one of the few times when we actually got some downtime and as you can see Daddy and his little Monkey took advantage of the time to get in a quick nap.  When I was looking for this picture, I noticed that I did not have a picture of Daddy and both girls.  Something that will be corrected VERY soon.  So, to not let Mouse feel left out, here is a picture of Daddy and Mouse doing their favorite thing.
Do you see a theme forming here?


I have really been wanting to try out this stuff.  From what I have heard it is great, but I am not so sure.  I mean, soap on your teeth?!  Maybe if I win it I won't have an excuse not to try it!

Ready to link up?  Go to any of the hosts below!

So Many Kids, So Little Time

Venus and Mars

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

It's once again PINT!  Please follow the link above and create your own neat-o posties!

A little while ago means about an hour ago!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm Leaving....

On a jet plane....err, make that a Ford Edge.

I don't know when I'll be back again.  Wait, yes I do!  Saturday June 12th.

Oh, babe, I hate to go.  No, really, I don't.  I actually can't wait to go!

Today is Friday so that means that it is time to link up for Friday Follow.  If you want the details, click on the link below.


I promise to visit and follow any new followers as soon as I get back on the computer.  I will be trying to get some sleep tomorrow during the day sans kids so I can drive to New Orleans tomorrow night.  I will absolutely let you all know how that goes.  I am sure that there will be blog fodder galore with trying to make a 12-14 hour car ride with a 2yo and a 6mo.  Am I crazy or what? shut it.

Also, please visit this link and vote for the shirt I made for's Father's Day T-Shirt contest.  I am currently in first place, but second place is catching up quickly!  Please spread the word about Organ Donation because that is really what the shirt is all about! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great Friday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tell the truth Thursday

Let's all Tell the Truth!

My shirt is up to 46 votes!  I am SO excited.  Second place is at 31 votes.  Yes, I am begging you to please, please, please go vote for it.  Share the link with your friends and have them look at it and vote for it.  Get the Organ Donation word out there! Please feel free to leave a comment too. 

I have gotten absolutely nothing done for the trip today.  I need to get the front room cleaned, do more packing, clean the girls' room, do one last load of laundry, clean the kitchen, and do one last load of dishes.  I also have to pack the girls an overnight bag because they are spending the night with "Bob" and Grammy J so I can sleep tomorrow.  Why do I need to sleep you ask? I know, you really weren't that interested, but I am telling you anyway! We are leaving tomorrow night and since the huz has to work all day, I need to sleep so I can drive.

I just found out today that I have a mild form of IBS.  Why don't Dr's ever believe you when you go to them and tell them that you know you have "Blah"?  Ugh.  I could have done without all the testing. 

I am SO sick and tired of hearing about this perfect game that got ruined.  If you haven't been reading long, I am not so much a fan of baseball because of how highly paid these guys are just to play a sport.  Yes, it's sad that the guy was wrong, but that's life!  Ugh.  You are still getting your billions of dollars so why do you care?  Why not give up the paycheck to teachers, EMT's, Paramedics, Nurses, or even firefighters and know what it is like to really complain. 

Anyhoo, I also wanted to let everyone know that I am failing miserably at losing weight.  Absolutely failing.  However, I am not going to beat myself up about it anymore.  I think that is part of the problem.  I am going to try to just let the one day I mess up on be just that.  One day.  Rather than beating myself up about it and letting it turn into three days or a week and so on.  I am going to start telling myself that it is alright to fail as long as I never quit.  Too bad I didn't use that philosophy in nursing school way back when...I'd be done and not wishing to go back.

I am So going to eat bad when I am in New Orleans.  It is just something that will happen and I accept that.  It's a once in a lifetime thing and I will move on.  I am still going to try, but I know there will be a few meals that are not the best.  And that's o.k.

I dislike people sometimes.  I go through phases of wanting to just be left alone.  It's nowhere near as bad as the huz, but it happens.  The huz would be a hermit if I let him!  Me?  Not so much.  I just hate the drama sometimes.  I think that is why a lot of my IRL friends are guys.  They are easier for me to get along with.

Now, off to clean and pack and blargh!

Do you need to tell the truth?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday.....Pour Your Heart Out

This is going to be a mixture of Wordless Wednesday and Pour Your Heart Out hosted by Shell.  I guess it should be called wordful Wednesday then huh?  I never was any good at following the rules! 

To participate in Pour Your Heart out, just click the button.  For WW, you know what to do!

Some of you already know that I have entered a Fathers Day T-Shirt design contest.  I am totally going to pimp it out until June 9th.  Yes, it would be nice to win the iPad and other prizes and I wouldn't turn them down.   However, there is another reason that I designed a shirt focused on Organ Donation.  (Here is where the WW comes in)  The reason is the little girl in the pictures below.

My little Monkey wouldn't be here today without Organ Donation.  She received her Liver transplant on November 18, 2008.  Ever since then she has been a completely new baby and now toddler.  I can't imagine my life without her.  It is difficult to wrap my head around the fact that there was even a possibility that we could have lost her.  At the time I didn't realise how very sick she was.  She was happy.  She seemed to be relatively healthy, aside from her yellow skin.  She did sleep a lot, but we thought that we just had a good and very laid back baby.  Our world turned upside down when we were told that she did indeed have liver disease.  She went through a surgery to try to help her liver, but it failed almost immediately.  Then she had surgery to place a central IV line because I was tired of seeing my little baby be tortured just to start an IV.  It was one of the best decisions I ever made for her health during that time.  Then came her transplant.  6 1/2 hours of sitting and waiting for the phone to ring.  Waiting for the nurse from the OR to tell me how my baby was doing.  Waiting to see her afterwards.  While we did take pictures of her in PICU afterwards, I didn't want pictures taken of her with the ventilator in her mouth.  If someone did take them, I don't want to know.  I'm weird like that.  The other side of transplant is an amazing place.

I can't help but think that if I can get the word out there for people to go at least look at the shirt, if not vote for it, they would start to think about the message it presents.  If I can touch all of my followers on here, all of my followers on Twitter, and my friends on FB, then I have done my part for Organ Donation today.  No one should ever have to lose their loved ones because an organ wasn't available to them.  I have witnessed quite a few liver babies pass because of this.  It always breaks my heart.  We were extremely blessed with Monkey's wait.  She waited for 22 days on the transplant list.  A family who lost their child gave us the most precious and wonderful gift anyone could have ever given us.  Their child now lives on through Monkey.  So please, at least go look at the shirt.  Consider what it stands for.  Please take the time to think about making the decision to become a donor if you aren't already.  If you choose to vote for the shirt, I appreciate it.  If you choose to become an Organ Donor, you will forever be my Hero.  And please, spread the word.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

It's Post It Note Tuesday hosted by Supah.  Go ahead and Link up!

I meant about the drive, not the trip.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Father's Day Contest...Help Me!

Shell pointed me towards last night.  She is doing a giveaway from them and she also mentioned that they are doing a Father's Day Contest.  You design a shirt and then people vote on it.  The person with the most votes wins great prizes!  Including an iPad!!!!!  Well, I couldn't pass this up so I designed a shirt!  To view it and VOTE please please please, you can go here.   I designed a shirt for the huz that reflects our life trying to promote Organ Donation Awareness. 

Each person can cast a max on 3 votes per account (no creating duplicate accounts because they log your IP address) so if you create something, let me know and I can vote for you guys too.  Right now the highest vote is up to 27 votes.  Surely we can beat that!!! 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

2 Years Old

Happy Birthday to my little Monkey.  Today she turns 2 years old.  To read her updated, go here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fragments

There are a lot of bloggers out there who have Friday Fragment posts on Fridays to help them sum up their week.  This week, I think that I need to do this too. There are so many things that run through my mind, but I never write them all down or have enough to say about them for an actual blog post.  Also, I am participating in a new Friday Follow.  Please bear with me as I am SO very new to this! 


Monkey has fallen onto her head twice this week.  Twice!  We call her Monkey for a reason.  She climbs on EVERYTHING!  Unfortunately, this week she has decided to master the art of not so gracefully falling.  I think that she just likes to give her mother a heart attack as well! 

My mom's neighbor lost their precious little Yorkie Tuesday night.  He was so cute and sweet.  I really hope they find him and someone didn't just take him because they saw him wondering.  I always try to contact the owners whenever I find an animal.  I like to think that others do the same.

We spent Tuesday night in the pool.  It was Mouses first time in the pool and I don't think she knew what to think of it.  She just kept staring and looking at all of us as she was floating in her baby ring.  She was just too adorable though.  Monkey on the other hand is turning into a regular little fish.

On Sunday my little Monkey will be turning 2.  I just can't believe it.  After everything she has been through, she is going to be 2.  We have been so very blessed that she hasn't had a lot of the issues that a lot of other liver babies have had.  We thank her donor angel every day for the gift of life she was given.  Without her transplant, she probably wouldn't have made it this far.

About a month ago I discovered Roasted Red Pepper Humus.  I have always said that I hate Humus.  Well, this is the best stuff I have ever eaten!  I don't know if the last Humus I tasted wasn't flavored or what, but I am eating my words...literally.  Another good thing about it is that Monkey will eat it.  That is saying something.  She doesn't eat anything unless it is in the form of the McD's nugget or fruit or something sweet.

We are going to New Orleans for a week starting on June 4th.  I am SO excited that I can't stand it.  We are going for the huz's work.  He attends the Microsoft conference every year and this year it is in LA. The girls and I are going because we have family that lives close by.  I haven't been to LA in almost 20 years.  I am SO excited that I get to take the girls with me to visit with family we don't get to see very often.  I am also sad that they won't get any beach time due to the oil spill.  I truly hope they get that fixed soon. So many endangered species are going to be hurt by it. Ugh!  Let's just move one before I get on my soap box!

My straw bale garden is growing lettuce, green beans, cucumbers, and A LOT of grass.  So disappointed in the whole grass thing.  That wasn't supposed to happen with straw bales.  Oh well.  We will see if I can keep what is growing alive long enough to harvest.  If I can, the family will not want to green beans!  There are like 10 plants growing right now!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cutest Pet Pic Contest

Today is the first day of the Cutest Pet Pic Contest hosted by Supah, Shell, and Chief's.  If you would like to enter link up on one of their pages.

Here is the picture I am entering.  It is not the picture I wanted to enter, but I think that it is just as cute!  The pic I wanted to enter is MIA right now which is sending me into panic attacks that I am missing more pics that I didn't know about!  Anyway, here are my three little cuties, plus the wonderful huz.   My two 70ish pounds dogs and the 19pound cat who all think they are lap fur-babies!

India, Nala, Binks (and the huz)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....6 months

My little Mouse turned 6 months on the 24th!  I can't believe that she is 6 months old already.  It seems like we just brought her home yesterday.  Happy 6 month birthday my beautiful little mouse.  You have changed our lives for the better. 

Just Born

1 Month

2 Months

3 Months

4 Months

5 Months

6 Months

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mission Monkey Day

Hello blog-world! I am participating in what's known around the world as Mission Monkey day! What is Mission Monkey you ask? Well, there's this blogger friend of ours known as Pixie Momma, aka Michelle. Michelle has a little girl, or Monkey as she's known by who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. To learn more about it, click here. Monkey is a sweet little 16 month old girl. She doesn't deserve this. Nobody deserves this.

But the good news is that Monkey only has Stage 1 (low risk). The bad news is the medical bills are mounting and the Physical Therapy (starts today) isn't covered by insurance. Michelle is using the donated money to offset medical bills. She will donate and unused portion to another family dealing with the same issue.

This is why the blogging universe is banning together like never before to rally around Michelle and Monkey to provide support. In addition to further entice you to lend your hand, and donate to the cause, we have over 50 items that have been donated. Many bloggers are hosting these fabulous giveaways and all you need to win one of these items is just one raffle ticket.

Donation pages:
Princess of Sarcasm -
The One and Only Oka -
SupahMommy -
Jenn B Says #1 -
Jenn B Says #2 -
Amber -
Two Little Monkeys -
Mommy's Nest -
Chief's Hiding From the Kids -
Jenny -
Jana -

You may donate any amount of money via PayPal as it's linked directly to Michelle's bank account. However, in order to be a part of the raffle, this is how that's going to go. If you donate the following, you get the subsequent number of entries:

  • $10 - 2 entries
  • $20 - 5 entries
  • $30 - 10 entries
  • $40 - 15 entries
  • $50 - 20 entries
  • $75 - 35 entries
  • $100 - 50 entries
  • $200 - 125 entries

The raffles for each item will start on or around July 1st.

Click on monkey to donate...please help!

If you are donating money via PayPal, I need to know who it's coming from. For example, look at the first picture below. The link takes to you this screen. Press the plus sign and then indicate your blog name/blog email address so I can track you accordingly.

And, here's the thing: this could be any of our kids. Thank you for your time and thank you for your donation.

There are also a few other things going on to celebrate Mission Monkey please visit them all!

Twitter party!

Supah Mommy's Swag Bag

More info can be found here - CASH PRIZES!!!!!!

Kerri over at Kerri's Klutter is donating $1 for each and every linkup she receives for her weekly meme, Comment Love Letters. In addition, Adrienne is matching Kerri's donation dollar for dollar! Go and link up and support Mission Monkey!
Kerri’s Clutter

ZGirl and Travis are participating in a weight loss challenge and they are asking for your sponsorship. Please visit them and lend your support!

Jenn over at BabyStepsInHighHeels has a challenge where she's going to donate $1 for every comment/new follower from now until the end of May. Please visit her!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tell the truth Thursday

I know that this is very late, but honestly here is the reason I didn't get anything posted today. Well, this and the fact that I actually cleaned the front room complete with vacuuming!  *be shocked, I am*

I have bangs!  I have never looked good with bangs imho, but I LOVE these!

Sassy side view

I LOVE purple!

Edit:  I also wanted to tell the truth about my weight.  It's bad.  It's gone up due to no exercise.  So, I joined WW online last night.  We will see what happens!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Zombie Apocalypse? I'm good.

I am pretty sure that over the past 2 days I could have made a very good stand in for a zombie had the zombie apocalypse occurred.  Sunken eyes, drooling, incoherent moans, and shuffling around the house where absolutely all taking place in this household.  Monkey has woken up 4 of the past 6 mornings at 4:30 or 3:30!  It seemed like the later I let her go to sleep, the earlier she got up.

The night before last she went to bed at a decent time and so did Mouse.  Unfortunately I couldn't sleep one bit!  I got maybe 3 hours of sleep and they both actually slept all night!  What is wrong with this picture?!  Oh well, I will just have to try to catch up this weekend.  Though, I doubt that is going to happen.  We have a wedding to go to Saturday and then Sunday we are celebrating Monkey's 2nd birthday! 2?! Already?!  Surely she can't be 2!  Well, she is surely acting like a 2 year old! 

Now I am off to try to get some things done around the house that were neglected during my days as a zombie.  Oh, and I think Monkey would be good during a zombie apocalypse too.  The huz keeps saying that she got her transplant scar from fighting zombies!

Friday, May 14, 2010

4:30a.m.....we are NOT friends!

Suddenly my little monkey has gone crazy decided that the perfect time to wake up is 4:30a.m.  It's like she was abducted by aliens!  She has forgotten that mommy will surely die if she has to get up any earlier than 6 is not a morning person. At. All.!

Hence why there was no post yesterday.  I spent the majority of my day trying to peel my eyelids off of my eyeballs while they were screaming for "just 5 more minutes mom" of precious rest.  Nap time did not go well either.  She decided that 10 am was nap time.  A full 2 1/2 hours too early.  I thought that this was going to be great!!!  I could get a little shut eye and then when she woke up, I would be wonder woman a little above barely functioning again. Ha! No dice.  Mouse had other plans.  She decided she was going to be a hold me baby which I normally don't mind.  This time however, she had to be sitting up. Which meant I had to stay awake to hold her due to her lack of self sitting skills.

By the time she was ready to be put down again, Monkey woke up.  A measly 1 hour after she had fallen asleep.  For the rest of the day she went through fit of cuddling and turning into a daemon child crying for the slightest things.  Seriously, one time I stood up from the chair to adjust my pant leg! Seriously kiddo?  It's not something to cry about.  I promise.  I guess what I am trying to say by all of this boo hoo, what happened to my little princess stuff is that if this is what 2 brings, we can skip it and go straight to 3.  I mean it.  I used to always say that I never wanted to wish her life away, but give me the damn magic wand and pixie dust already if this keeps up, I am going to go crazy! 

4:30 a.m. should be no one's friend.  Especially when you are SO not a morning person.  Yet, again today, she felt the need to push that big red invisible button that says "Wake Mommy up WAY too early!".  Tomorrow is SO the huz's day.  Mouse and I will be content to sleep in and let him deal with the impostor posing as my little princess.  Even though I think she was abducted by aliens, I still love her.  Just not the time she chooses to wake up! to nap while the napping is good.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....Big Hair

Monkey was rocking big hair the evening after Mouse's Baptism.  We had put her hair up in a top pont tail and this is the result after taking it down!