Monday, April 28, 2014

One year ago!


We saw our first hint of Ms. Ridlee!

2 days later...


We saw an even bigger hint! It was at this point that I truly felt pregnant. I had a miscarriage on April 4th. You do the math. Yeah, not far before this. So no period in between. 

We were also in the process of moving into the new house and I was painting walls and had to make sure the paint we used was safe. We lucked out with all except what we got in Kieran's room. Steven ended up painting that room. 

Hard to believe it's been a year she has been in our life, if only some of it inside of me. She will be 4 months on the 5th of May. I am sad that she is once again sick with RSV again, as well as an ear infection. I too am suffering this time, as well as Steven, Gage, and Heston. I feel miserable. I just hope she feels nothing like I do. This crap sucks!

She is a happy little girl though. Even in the midst of the ick. There are times she is hurting and sad, but they are not often. She may very well be my last and with that comes some heart ache. I have taken videos and pics galore but still feel I am missing so much more. I hate that feeling. It never goes away. 




Friday, April 25, 2014

Grounding game

I saw something like this awhile ago and thought it was a great idea. We molded it to our needs. I have already suggested it to some of my clients.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

New hair!

It's been over a year or more since I have had a haircut. My ridiculous schedule makes it difficult. I am either working or with Ridlee. Today I had a short window to get it done due to some cancellations. I had about 8-10 inches cut off. I feel much lighter.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chore Monster! Loving it!




I heard about this app the other day. I don't have an iPhone but I looked into it on my pc. I made an account for my 4 older children. While it says ages 4-12, I have my 2 year old and 13 year old set up on it. Gage has it on his phone. I love that I customize each of their chores and rewards. Heston's are small... pick up toys, brush teeth, and earn a small treat. Gage is working towards coin credits. He actually collects coins so this is awesome for him. Ryker and Kieran love that they earn tickets to spin for monsters. Kieran even got a giggle out of earning a can of farts. Yes, you read that right. They are both working towards Beanie boo's.


If you are having issues with motivation with your kiddos and chores, I highly recommend this site. Big plus is it's FREE!!!


Saturday, April 05, 2014

3 months and RSV

Today Ridlee is 3 months old! Where is the time going? It saddens me how fast it is going by. This week has been so difficult for her. She was diagnosed with RSV on Tuesday. What came on as a slight runny nose on Sunday quickly escalated into coughing, throwing up, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing. Tuesday I went into work and after my second session I looked in on her and just from that morning she looked far worse. I then took her to the Doctor and was expecting a croup diagnoses. I was shocked when the RSV test came back positive. Also worried due to her age and if she needed to be hospitalized. They checked her pulse oxygen level and it was still 100%, thank goodness. They gave her a breathing treatment and decided to have her come back the next day. They said if she were just a few weeks younger she would have automatically been admitted. Luckily she was almost 3 months. I guess that makes a huge difference. We came back the next day and she had only lost a half an ounce and pulse ox. was 99%, so she wasn't getting worse. I was hoping we had gotten over the hump and was on our way back down. She never really got worse but stayed the same until yesterday (Friday). It was only mid day when I noticed a significant improvement. Last night she was able to sleep through the night without coughing. She also nursed all night, something she wasn't able to for several days, especially without throwing it back up. She was back to her usual self today. Just in time for her 3 month birthday.


3 months old today!


During her RSV





Shots of her and Bubba Heston