Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Poor Sophie

Poor Sophie. What happened to Sophie? Well first, let me tell you what a Sophie is. Sophie is a toy giraffe. It looks like a doggie toy, smells like a doggie toy and squeaks like a doggie toy...but it isn't. She is a kids toy. A teether. Kids are supposed to like Sophie because she has fun spots to look at, she smells good, she squeaks, she is fun to chew on, and she is fun to hold and play with. I ordered this for Ellie when I saw a bunch of people posting about her on babycenter.com Ellie loves her! We don't go anywhere without Sophie. Obviously. So this morning, Ellie was chewing on Sophie and we were getting her out of the car to go to daycare. She must have fallen out of the car un-noticed. Tonight when I go to put Ellie back in the carseat, I am looking for Sophie and she is no where to be found. Uh oh. I think, well maybe we didn't bring her this morning. But I am sure we did. I drive out of the parking spot and there.....right there on the side of the road is SOPHIE. But now Sophie has tire marks on her. What the heck? Sophie fell out of my car and was run over. As soon as I post this, I am ordering Ellie another one and putting a rush on it! Ellie loves her Sophie, she loves to chew on her face and those pointy thing next to her ears (who knows what they are called). Kinda glad she isn't old enough to ask for her yet...or else we'd be in big trouble.



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sambucus..yuck!



I am always looking for a healthier way to take care of Ellie. I drink organic milk and buy organic veggies and meat so that her milk isn't full of hormones and antibiotics; I give her a Probiotic to help with her immune system; I give her daily vitamin C; and now she takes daily Sambucus. Sambucus, also called elderberry is another immune booster. I just don't want to pump her full of antibiotics or Tylenol every time she is sick. The goal is to decrease the amount of time she is sick by giving her all of this. Daycare is really the pitfall of it all. She has already had RSV and is now congested again. Needless to say, we are beefing up her immune system by giving these things more often. The first time I gave her the Sambucus, I mixed it in 1/2 ounce of water and she did NOT like it. I give her the vitamin C just straight up and decided to do the same with the Sambucus after she turned her nose up. It tastes just like wine...haha. I cant imagine why she doesn't like it! Anyway, all is ok now, she just takes it. And hey, best to start early when she doesn't know any different. I just cant stand to see her sick...it breaks my heart! I'm sure I sound like a freak giving all this stuff to her, but oh well. The way I see it, you do what you can. I mean, I still eat at McDonald's and Chicken Express. I still buy processed foods, but there are a few things I would rather have organic. Semi-crunchy is what I am - organic milk, organic meats, vaccine delaying, selective vaccinating, on demand breast feeding, supplement giving kind of momma. And yes, Jon thinks I am crazy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bye Bye Miracle Blanket


Last night big girl Ellie slept without being swaddled in her Miracle Blanket. I am so proud of her. I knew I had to do this on a day where I didn't have to work the next day. Who knew what the night was going to hold. Thankfully, she slept her usual 12 hours! The MB was on stand by and I planned on giving it to her if she needed....but she didn't! Tonight is night two and my fingers are crossed. She is already asleep and I am hoping she isn't going to need it again. I plan on packing it tomorrow for daycare (she uses it for naps too). Hopefully they wont need it because I haven't used it for two days (for naps). I am so glad this was an easy wean! Score for mommy, daddy, and Ellie.

Friends

Today I am reminded how special friends are. Sure your hubby (or spouse) is supposed to be your best friend, the one you tell everything to.....but besides him, I am so thankful for friends. I know that God has placed each and every one you in my life for a reason. I am blessed with a few close friends who I can cry with, pray with, laugh with, be silly with, and hang out with. Each one of these friendships has enriched my life so much and I want you all to know that I love you and cherish our time together. With this said, I pray that Ellie will come to be close with a few girls and they will enrich her life just the same.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Leaks

What's up with Ellie leaking out of her diapers ALL the time? I mean, for real, I change diapers for a living so I know it isn't me. The diapers are the right size, so I know it isn't that. If it is the brand, then I am just going to have to live with it. I am a diaper snob and refuse to use anything else but Pampers. Ok, so we are out shopping today and we have a huge stinky poo as soon as we see someone we know in Babies R Us. Haha, even they could smell it. But that poo was contained, so all was good. Then we are spending way too much money at the Ella Bella Boutique and she poos out her diaper and we have no extra outfit. Good thing Wendy had an extra (darn that lesson I did not take from her when I examined her diaper bag packing skills.) I knew that if I left the house without an extra outfit, that we would need it. We sure did. Ugh. So, thanks Hayden for helping us out and letting us borrow your cute outfit. I only hope that she isn't in the process of pooing in it right now. I had to laugh at Raider sniffing her to death when we got home. Raider knew that wasn't her smell - it was probably a combination of Hayden, Buster and your laundry detergent. Anyway, so our girls outing was a lot of fun today! Babies R Us, Chick fil a, Ella Bella! I love being able to nurse right along with you, Wendy. I know Hayden and Ellie enjoy it to! So, here's to you Wendy! Thanks for being my nursing buddy.....and it is even better in the Chick fil a parking lot. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yuck, yearly check up



Why, oh why do we women have to be put thru this??? **Warning** quit reading now if you don't want to know more details about my doctor's visit. Everything went fine but as I was driving up to the hospital/doctor's offices all of these emotions came rushing back to me about Ellie's delivery day. I began to be frustrated that I was in the maternal obs area for 30 minutes before being checked; thus leading to the mass chaos of having to get me into an L&D room ASAP. I started to feel a little bitter about not having any time to process what was going on. I mean, seriously, when they handed me my child I was like what the crap just happened?!?! There isn't anything that could have been done to change that or slow my labor, but I was kinda disappointed that I really don't remember much about that morning. I mean, I do remember things, but in the moment, there was no time to process anything. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for Ellie's quick, safe arrival but seriously.....can a girl get a break? Please don't read this and then comment and tell me that I should be grateful that I didn't have labor that lasted 24 hours or something like that. I get it. I am lucky. I am not 'unhappy' about my birth story, I am just still floored when I think about how it all went down. It is almost unbelievable to me...still....after 4 months. So with all that said, it was nice to see Dr Tatum and not be pregnant. It was refreshing to know that I am past all of that and my sweet angel is here. Well, anyway, I was going to tell a funny story about something that Dr Tatum said to me about ahem (clears throat) but now that I am writing this, I think it might not be appropriate since I am not sure who all reads my blog. If you know Dr Tatum and can just imagine the smart ass things he might have said to me and want to know what it is....email me. Haha.




Also something that I do almost yearly.....have my eyebrows waxed! Well, not exaclty once a year, but seriously close enough. When I had this done on Sunday afternoon, the lady was like, "now your husband recognize you." Um excuse me, they weren't THAT bad and come on, I have a 4 month old at home, give me a break. Hehe. Before the eyes, Jana and I got pedicures. Yum! We usually go for the Lavender pedi, but we ventured out this time and went with the Vanilla Latte pedi. You might remember me posting a pic of the Lavender one on my Facebook. That was my last pedicure before Ellie and our last bff day sans child. If you live in this area and love pedi's you MUST go to this place. It is great! The bulding is awful but the service is well worth it.



Monday, January 11, 2010

After much prayer time.....

Jon and I are happy to say that he has his old job back!!! Woo hoo! Between Christmas and New Years in 2008, when the economy was going thru the toilet, Jon lost his 'dream' job as a Landman. For whatever reason, that I pretend to understand, he likes to deal with numbers and spreadsheets galore! He was devastated. He had finally found job satisfaction. After some time, he picked himself back up and started working as a leasing consultant and then leasing manager for an apartment in Las Colinas. Jon desperately wanted his old job back and after a lot of prayer, asking for God's guidance, understanding, and patience HE STARTS BACK AT HIS OLD JOB IN 2 WEEKS!!! Praise God. I interviewed for a NICU position in Houston a few weeks back and now I understand why I did not get that job...we were meant to stay here in Fort Worth so that Jon can continue to fulfill his dream. I am proud to be by his side, watching his journey. And there are so many things her in Fort Worth that mean a lot to us - our house, friends, church, the city, TCU.......

Ellie Belly Rolls Over

Ellie Belly rolled over from her belly to her back today! I have been waiting for this moment!!!!! I was putting her down for a nap (strike that, attempting to put her down) and I laid her down on her belly. She just lifted up her head and then boom! ROLL OVER. I was so happy that I think I got her all excited and then she was awake. I brought her downstairs and broke out the video camera, praying that she would do it again. Yay Ellie! She rolled over about 6 times. Here is a little snip of today's excitement. It's video from the Blackberry, so excuse the quality! Ahhhh mommy so excited!!!!!!!!


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Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Year, New Blog

I decided that my blog needed to be CUTER, so here we are, at Blogger. Please visit this site to view older posts, as I am technologically challenged and cannot figure out how to import a WordPress blog into a Blogger blog.

http://jessicalauren.wordpress.com