Thursday, March 8, 2012

YES I am posting AGAIN :)

Okay I am going to attempt to catch up on everything but I don't have a clue as to where to begin. Where in the world has the last several months gone? Crazy. The holidays were hectic with all the festivities and my dad was in the hospital for a little over a week right before Christmas that was scary for us all but thankfully he is doing much much better. We had a great Christmas with family and friends. The kiddos got WAY too much stuff as usual and I ate WAY too much as usual- LOL!!The "big" thing that the kiddos got was an x-box which I now regret because they could do the wii without any help, but they are getting better with the xbox. The other issue with it, is my son is ADDICTED to it and we really have to watch how much he plays/ limit his time etc... My hubby can be the same way-UGH!!!
New Years was low key, we've never really been ones to go out and party for new years, as a matter of fact the only time that I think we have was our first New Years together. We let the kids stay up to midnight well that was the plan and they did well till about 11 pm and then it was a struggle they were out by 11:30pm, but my hubby did manage to stay awake this year and ring in the new year with me:) In years past it's been me ringing in the new year with him asleep on the couch or even in bed. January, not even sure what we did or where that month went- LOL! I know we spent it getting back into the routine of things after winter break. Miss L has been sick on an off since the fall, I know I spent a lot of time at the pediatrician's office and doing breathing treatments. After the latest round of breathing issues she ended up in the children's hospital here in town for 4 days, we originally went to the new location- thats where our doctor sent us however after an hour breathing treatment, x-rays and being monitored they realized that she needed to be admitted and they don't have over night beds at  that location so she was transported downtown to the children's hospital. THANK goodness for my parents who took care of the other two kiddos for us during this time. I spent all four days with Miss L, she wouldn't sleep in the crib at the hospital because that is where they examined her and suctioned her out- she wanted nothing to do with it. It was all I could do to put her down or go to the bathroom. So the two of us slept in a very uncomfortable chase lounger in the room. So needless to say Miss L is VERY VERY attached to me and we are having to work through some of that now that we are at home. She gets very upset if I am not where she can see me and we had her sleeping in her crib through the night before all this happened but now she is sleeping with me (I know I know, I am working on trying to get her back in her crib!).On her eating we are slowly getting back to normal. Miss L started cereal right before Christmas and did great with that, then we moved onto babyfood- I have been making all her babyfood at home. I LOVE making her babyfood, it makes me feel good about what I am giving her. Before she entered the hospital she was eating all kinds of veggies- green beans, avocados, peas, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes as well as all kinds of fruits- peaches, pears, apples, bananas etc.. but since getting out of the hospital where she barely took any formula and would only take if from our bottles she doesn't like green veggies any more, warming up to the orange veggies and doing okay on the fruits. Her appetite is coming back:) Now I have to work on introducing some more foods and get some more recipes including chicken etc.. To be honest making baby food with chicken in it is a little intimidating for some reason?! We have also introduced puffs and teething biscuits, she is not a fan of the puffs not sure if its the flavor, the brand or she just doesn't care for them at all?! Teething biscuits she likes most of the time but at times it can be hit or miss. She is doing AWESOME drinking from a sippy cup- we introduced that when we introduced cereal and she is a pro at it now:) She still doesn't have any teeth, but she is chewing/ gumming everything in sight and slobbering like crazy so I keep thinking any day now I am going to see the little white tooth emerging, however for now I am loving, loving her gummy grins!
Miss L is ALL over the place now, she started army crawling around 6.5 months or so and right around 8 months started actual crawling and pulling up on things. She loves to be on the ground exploring things, we have a play area in our family room area/ basement that is Miss L's with all her toys etc.. and none of the bigger kid toys are suppose to be in that area however upstairs I need to create a safe area with the little foam squares and the big gate for her to play in- it's all hardwood flooring up there etc... She is getting to where she isn't such a fan of being in the exersaucer when I am trying to cook or get ready in the morning etc... and she HATES to be in her crib where she can't see me.
Miss L is babbling up a storm and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear her say mamma:) can never hear that enough! I also love to see her playing with her big sister and brother who she adores and they can get her to laughing hysterically over the silliest things. Miss L's two main "words" are baba and mama; she waves bye bye and hi- she is a social butterfly, loves the attention when we are out. Since we have had a warmer winter and some crazy warm days in or at the 70's we have been outside some and she LOVES being outside and going for walks- she rides in her stroller without the carrier attached and loves to see everything- she is a nosey little thing;)
I am trying to remember what else has been going on since I last posted way back in November. We are still having our "issues" one of the big issues is financial, hubby keeps pushing the home schooling thing and I am not wanting that for our kids nor for myself. Yes I was a teacher before the kiddos came along but that was different. The only reason he wants home schooling is because our school system here sucks and we send our kids to private school so it would save us a ton of money. I want the private education with the socialization for the kiddos so anyhoo that is a constant bone of contention. His parents are still an ongoing issue although we haven't seen them much with makes it easier, I know that sounds horrible but it is true.
Well that is about all, think I have you all caught up;) LOL! I will try my best to be a better blogger, especially now that we have our computer back and working!!That was the other thing our computers- yes both laptops were in the shop pretty much Nov. through Jan. one of them bit the dust and knock on wood our other one is doing fine.I have been reading and keeping up with everyone's blogs using my phone, it is just not easy to post from your cell phone.Thanks for those that are still reading!!


  1. So glad to get an update!! Some foods I couldn't get C to eat, so I was told to roast them, kid will eat ANYTHING now! It's awesome, maybe try that to change it up for sweet L! So glad she's out of the hospital and feeling better, bless her sweet heart, that is so hard. RSV has been BAD this season!! As for the chicken, I've started that, it looks disgusting, but C loves it as long as it's mixed with a veggie or fruit, otherwise I think it's just tooooo dry. I'm making all of her food too and it makes me really happy to do that! I let her taste stuff we eat too and she is all about food--cracks me up as she's so tiny, only 15lbs, 10oz today and she will be 8m Monday! So happy to hear an update and will be lifting you and hubby up in prayer with trying to work out finances and school. I could never homeschool my kids, and I just think you're either comfortable with it, or you're not and no convincing will fix that! Sending love to all of you!!! :)

    1. You are making baby food?! you ROCk!