Friday, October 27, 2006

Sunday Baby Dedication 10/21

We went to church this morning as normal. Oh I forgot to mention Friday night after Austins hair cut when we got home he was playing down stairs and he would not let go of his cup, and when he was falling he hit his head on the floor. BIG BIG goose egg on his forehead! great!

After church we watched out BUCS win with a game winning 62 yard field goal! second longest in NFL history! WOW a good GAME!

We had to get ready after Nap and go to the church for Baby Dedication night at 6 we had to be there early like 5:15!

Mom , Jared, and Ash came to watch. The kids ran around until it was time to start. We had a family pic made by the church. Hope it turns out good!

During the service until it was time to go up there, the kids ate a bag of Cheerios, fruit chews. When we got to go up there and the pastor finishes anointing them he says "amen", so Austin thought it was his turn to say it like we do at home. So he says "AMEN".
We go back to wait while the other babies get anointed. They ate pez candy, a fruit bar. they had a good lunch.....but 5 hours later it is dinner time so they were hungry.

I got some good pics.

Finally it feels good to scrapbook!

Friday night I cropped with the ladies from my church they get together every other Friday night!
Saturday was the first time since April that I have scrapped! I had signed up for a fall album class a while back. It was at Scrap It with 7 teachers doing 3 pages each. It was so fun and great to be back!I have not seen some of my friends from there in forever! Loved it! it was from 10 to 4. Adam was with the kids. I got home and we went to O'Charleys for dinner. Then we had to go to walmart for some last minute shoes for tomorrows Baby dedication. Austins were too small and Madison's were too big! GRRR. I was sad though Austin is officially not in the infant sizes...he is a size 7! Madison is still a size 5. He got some big boy shoes like daddy, he calls them "daddy shoes"!

austin gets a hair cut Friday 20th.

My little baby boy now looks like a little Man! How sad!
I will show you before and after on how before he looked like he had a mullet or long girl hair.
We took him to Snipits because it was a kid only salon. they were so good! He did GREAT! he only made noise or acted upset when she sprayed his hair with the water and when the scissors touched his neck. he had a sucker and was watching some cartoon. Madison got a sucker too and stood and watched. I bet she was thinking "great I am next". They gave both of them a prize. We got his hair in a little baggie. I took lots of pics. I forgot to turn the flash on the before pic but oh well it still looks ok.

Its a......

Friday I went to the Dr at 3p for an ultrasound only! Adam meet us up at the Dr's.
We wait 45 min when i finally ask why? well that got us right in. So we start and she is looking at all the organs, measuring, checking hearbeat numbers, you name it.
We finally get to see what the sex is, we were hoping for a boy. But really would not care because we already have one of each. So since it was taking a while and we did not see any boy parts to begin with i just knew then it was a GIRL! and yes she shows us between the legs! its a GIRL! So cont on and make sure all is good. after that she wants to check the cervix and check on the stitch. Well that looks great still long cervix! So good news! We got a video and pics.. We also got a 3d pic and video. I wish i had a video of the twins!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Madison Therapy Session Last week

We have been watching her feet when she walks for about 6 months now. Her right foot does it more but the left does some. What it does it, they turn inward and her ankles rotate inward. So when she goes real fast she will sometimes fall or look off balance. So the therapist recommends we see a ped Ortho. I called one and they have two requirements one she has to be 2 for this problem to be seen, and second a her ped has to make the appt. So I called the ped back to tell them to make the appt for her. But i guess it is a good thing that the ortho is out 3 plus months on getting in, so that way she will be 2 by then. her appt is Feb 5! It is at Vanderbilt. The therapist says probely one of two things might happen, one they will want to watch her for another 6 months or second we put some kind of orthodics in her shoes. Who knows. I just want this corrected now before she makes this habit hard to break!
Yeah more dr bills!! I wish we could see him in Dec because our decuctable is paid for this year!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Now This week (yeah up to date)

We went to church on Sunday, good service! BUCS finally WON!

We went Sunday night to church for the Baby Dedication class to get ready for this coming Sundays Dedication. I know we have had a christening already but I feel that with our new church family that we like here in Murfreesboro, just like we did in Macon. We did not find a church family we liked in FL.

My cousin Dwaine is staying with us until today.
We got some cold weather so we could finally cook some Chili!!! So yummy!

I still have not felt the baby move yet but the Dr said I should by week 24. Oh I forgot I only gained one pound in three weeks. He was not too happy but I did walk like a thousand miles in NY.
So that means I have 20 weeks to gain 14 lbs! I only gained 5lbs with the twins but I was sick, this time I can eat! I do not know!

My cousins baby Carter came last night to see Dwaine and the twins. He played so good he was in Heaven with all the toys! I can not believe how big he is. He is 11 months and weighs 29lbs. He is a chuck of lead. Even though he is a lb more than Austin he feels so much heavier his mid section and legs are huge! But he will be a tall kid he is way above avg in height. He has the cutest red curly hair! pudgy cute cheeks! I wish I would have got my camera out.

Mrs Kristie came today we made fall Wreaths out of fake leaves and a paper plate. We also colored a farm and cut out and glued it to paper. They had fun! Madison at times did not want to let go of the animals and glue them down.

Sam comes today for Madison, she may have to see a Ped Ortho for her right foot. He is not sure if it is her Hip, weakness, or her foot that is causing her to turn her right foot inward when she walks. I hope it is nothing but I would rather know than let it go on. Sometimes you think it is getting better and then lately it seems worse.

My grandmother

I went to see my Grandmother Saturday after Walden Farms (after she had, had surgery a week prior). She was doing well. She did not like it that she could not get down and play with the babies. She sat in her chair and played though watching them be so busy playing. She gave them a plastic pumpkin with candy in it. They loved it!

We got her dinner and mad side dishes for it. We had BBQ, Chicken, Green beans, Black eye peas, Rolls, macaroni and cheese.

They kids took up with Poppy more this time and not so shyed away like they were scared. They would holler POPPY! They saw the horses and played and played!

we left about 8:30p so Meemaw could get some rest! We enjoyed our visit. It was hard for me to see her so still and not being herself by running around instead of being so seditary.(sp?)

"Punkins" and more Pumpkins! (week 8 to 16)

I told you all how Austin is obsessed with Pumpkins. Well I told him we were going to the pumpkin patch on Saturday. I went to kroger to get groceries and I bought these two itty bitty pumpkins. They were so Happy!

The week went well we had Ava and Cailean Back.
Friday I had no kids because I had a Dr apt. I thought since it was 19 weeks that I was one week away from my ultrasound that he would go ahead and do it. But I was wrong he wants to wait one more week so that he can see the heart better developed in one week, so we do not have to repeat the US.
So Friday the 20th I see the US tech only for the sex and of course to see the organs and how they are coming along.Then I go back in another week to see him.

Saturday we go to the pumpkin patch at Walden Farms with the Nashville Twins Club (POTATO). The kids had so much fun seeing the pumpkins! We also saw the animals and played in corn and wheat (just like playing in rice) with cups. We took a hayride (kinda boring) kids liked it some. Austin would rather play with the pumpkins all day. Here are some pics I got that day.

It was so hard to get them still this year for pictures.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Back home and new things

We got back home from NY and family came over and cooked us dinner.
Some new things they can do now.
Austin loves to say Touchdown when he see football on TV or anywhere. He raises his arms too! He also says Down, Set, Hut. He and Madison can do push ups in their own way, it is too cute!
they say Boogity boogy boogity! Austin says ciao, Grattzi from being at the pizzeria with Andrews grandmother and family who are Italian.
If you has them what does Mommy say they say : I wuv yoou!
If you ask what pawpaw says they say : Madison (in a high pitch sweet way)

They are in lOVE with Pumpkins (punkins). They got to paint one the other day when Kristie cam over. I told Austin in the morning that Mrs kristie is coming over and bringing pumpkins to color. About 6 when it was almost time for her I said Mrs kristie is almost here and Austin said :"Punkins color whoooo", I was amazed he remembered!

We have been dealing with some bad behavior issues nothing major, totally age appropriate. They are spitting the milk down their shirts, spittin on things and saying "Mess", Austin is biting when he is very mad, Madison is some too not bad. They are pushing buttons when you tell them no then 5 min later they do it again. Austin has a habit of throwing things when MAD. He has responded some to time out. They are getting better though. He gets frustrated too easy and impatient.

Madison calls football "feetball" no matter how many times you repeat it correctly, it is so cute because that is what I called it as a kid to my Poppy while watching it with him.

They are very observant. When in the car they see a sign or object far or near they will say apples, or "bock bock"(chicken) or whatever it is they see.

When they are hungry they will say bock bock, cheeseburger, fries, noodles,toast, pizza(pieza),peas, hotdog. Austin will say hmmummm and make a click sound to like he is thinking in between each food.

They call the Statue of Liberty "Big Lady" when they see the pics.

They call Cherrios "Churchios", they love the pink Yogurt ones and sometimes that is all they want. They say "pink ens".

We have gotten away from having to add choc to the milk now. YEAH.

Again more updates..sickness

September 7th we went to the Dr because the one of the kids I watch had a ear infection. Madison started with a runny nose no fever it lasted 10 days so we went in. Austin had just started with a runny nose. She wanted us to wait his out 10 days. Madison turned out to have a left ear infection. We got meds for 10 days. The other child got meds too.
10 days went by and she still had a yucky nose. So did the other kid. But now Austin has a Fever (102) so I took him in too. Turns out He has Strep throat, and she has a Right ear infection now! So I ask for shots so it will go faster. So he was contagious for 24 hours. I keep Madison away from his face as much as possible and not to swap cups and stuff. Austin would not sleep well so she slept with us.
So we keep the other kids away for 48 hours and that turns out that after that now Madison has a 103 temp. So we take her in and Austin comes too to get looked at again. He is good, but now Madison has strep and no ear infection. We get her the same shot and she has 24 hours for no contact. Luckily Austin still has the antibiotic in his system so we cant pass it back to him. So Monday the 25th everyone gets to come back to play no germies! I disinfected every and I mean every single toy with clorox anywhere spray. We had only one week to get all ready for the trip.

the next weekend we went to the outlets in Lebanon on saturday and to the mall. We got the kids some shirts, tights and Austin a hat. I got some Preggo pants.
Sunday we went to church, took the kids to my moms for the day while Adam and I cleaned the whole house, we watched a good football game that we lost in the end. We only got the bottom floor totally done along with some laundry, toilets cleaned,and the playroom cleaned.

More updates

this is a picture of her and my cousins Baby.
Monday Oct 2nd my grandmother had to have surgery on her Colon, and galbaldder. She had a colonoscopy and saw a tumor on her colon so they want to remove it so she can "function" normally. She went in to the surgery and they removed part of her colon, all her galbaldder, and some lymph nodes. She has stage 4 colon cancer. It has spread (slightly) to her liver two spots were found. She is recovering from the surgery she was in the hospital for one week. She starts Chemo in two to three weeks from her surgery. She seems very upbeat and ready to FIGHT! She is in otherwise good health condition. We are lucky it is not liver cancer! Colon cancer I heard is very curable. I hope so! I can not see my life right now without her she is my second mother! My kids love her so much she has right now 3 great grand children with one more coming, 6 grandkids, and 4 kids. Her husband is beside himself. Please pray for them as they go through the chemo and pray that God will heal her from this cancer. WE need her. My brother is real upset (he is 15) he has just thought his grandmother would be here for many many years. She lost her middle daughter 2 years ago. I know God has his plans for her I just pray that in those plans are to cure her and keep her with us for many more years.

I know..I am still a bad Blogger....

I am going to try to update all tonight and get it over with. I have lots to talk about and lots of pics.

I will have to tell you all in the order my brain can remember no necessarily chronologically.

We went to NYC Sept 29 to October 8th. We stayed with our friends who live there whom we met when we lived in FL. We actually only stayed at their house the first weekend and the night before we left. The rest we stayed in a Hotel near there house in NJ, small town. It was very nice and cute!

My friend was just recovering from galbladder surgery and her husband was starting a new job Monday.
We flew in Friday night. The flight was ok Austin was a little restless at times, Madison was great! We had to catch a bus from JFK to Newark and a cab from Newark to her house. Wow that was the bad part with all our luggage, two large suitcases, stroller, two car seats, two pack and plays, video camera bag, two diaper bags, camera bag, and two other carryons. All this by ourselves . The one bus we had to get off at Grand Central Station and transfer buses a block away. IMPOSSIBLE, some guy kindly carried our pack and plays. We got in off the plane at 8 got to her house at 1 am. Horrible time getting the kids to sleep!

First day we went to walmart, to the pizzeria (his parents own) and to the mall with our friends. FOOD WAS AWESOME!!

So we did the city alone. First day, Sunday was horrible as far as getting around. We used her car to get to Staten Island to get on that railway. We then got off at the ferry. Took that to the city then on the Subways. We did not know at first which stops to get off on that had elevators or some sort of way to get a stroller up stairs without having to get both kids out of the stroller, fold the Stroller up and get all of that up flights of stairs. First day we saw FAO Schwartz kids played on the BIG piano.
We Finally after block after block found a place to eat with kids that had high chairs that was not a five star rest. We still had to climb stairs to get to the eating area. We ate at TGI Fridays. We then walked around, saw Trump tower no pic :( , saw part of central park, other places. Nothing really exciting. We got back and checked in to the hotel. Ate dinner at a small diner.
Monday we stayed in the hotel we ate lunch in the town there and came back to nap and then went in the city at 4p then we went to Times Square so we could see it at night. We ate dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp CO. We saw many places there at Times Square.

I received some bad news on Monday I will talk on that later.

Tuesday We went to Wall street, Ground Zero, NY stock Exchange, and Statue of Liberty.

Ground Zero was very sad, we saw them rebuilding. NY stock exchange was busy they had barriers around you were not allowed really close. We only saw the outside of the Statue due to they had already had too many visitors that day inside. It was fun.

Wednesday we stayed in town and at the hotel. We Ate in the town at a Mexican rest called Tingas we went to Kay B and got the kids a toy (small). We ate again at the pizzeria that night.

Thursday We went to central City park, Penn station and a little around town. We got a late start that day. We Rode the carousel in the park, saw Strawberry fields, we went to the Zoo.then we went to the kids Zoo as we went in Austin falls asleep could not get him up. So madison has fun in there feeding animals, running around, looking at other animals. She loved it. Austin wakes up as we leave. the other zoo they saw Pinguins, monkeys, sea lions, bears, snakes, ducks, fish, and other creatures. They enjoyed that.

We went to dinner at a Japanese rest in NJ.

Friday we stayed in town again. We ate lunch at another pizza place because we were in search for a sub place. Hard to find the traditional NY sub shops. We met up with Sara and Andrew for dinner at the pizzeria again (can you tell we liked the Food) We went to Barnes and noble after to get Star Bucks and hang out.

Saturday we spent our last day seeing the places we missed. We checked out of the hotel they were booked for sat night. We went to see the Big Macy's, Toys R us, Empire state building, Rockefeller Center, NBC, ABC, CBS, Radio City Music Hall, little more at times square, and grand central station. We ate lunch at Wendy's, We had an experience there! This was the coldest day since we arrived. Madison decided to Blow Out her Pants all down her legs and in her tights. No changing table, no high chairs there either, stairs to get to the dining area. I had to change her in the stroller, NIGHTMARE!. The guy working there who was mentally challenged was so RUDE. He kept mumbling under his breath comments, making faces. This is not my choice to change in the rest, but I had no choice the City is not kid friendly. Austin did too but not bad. We had to leave madisons pants and shoes off. We headed to the nearest store to get pants THE GAP....We were lucky to find some on sale and socks.
We go in the Largest Toys R US 3 stories plus. HUGE Ferris type wheel in the center. Madison fell asleep on our way in. So Austin gets to ride and play until she wakes up. We get in line and we were suppose to have to wait 20 min but they had an opening for 2 on the pony cart. So we take it, me and Austin ride the MY little Pony cart, it lasted about 20 min, great ride he loved it. We walked around and played saw the BIG dinosaur in there, cars and more. They had fun Madison finally woke up about 10 min after we got off. We ate at applebees for dinner in NJ.

Sunday we had to leave for the airport at 11. We got a cab directly to the Airport. We got there and ate lunch then we got on the plane.
Austin so was horrible that he ran the person out of our aisle (only two seats on each side of the aisle) and Adams aisle too. Oh well they are not even 2, people can get over it. We got the aisles to ourselves! After that it was still bad but better.

ON our journey we learned that NYC is not a place the welcomes kids! Lots of elevators were broke. No high chairs at most places, stairs to get up there to eat, no changing tables.
We learned that Austin is very impatient. They both were a little bit of hard to handle at times. They made a habit of kicking their shoes off, Madison lost hers 3 times, we had to go back for it. She lost the first on during rush hour in Penn station, the other near the Staten Island railway
platform, the other central city park. Austin would take his off too.
People are rude there too, like not holding doors, no help on locations of places, you name it.

We had a good time but next time either no kids, or when they all are walking without strollers.


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