Saturday, April 26, 2008

TMI? Warning not for the squeemish!

The title of this post probably gave the topic away. If not and you are easily offended then you better skip this post. The picture below says it all. YUCK! I was hoping we were going to skip this event. Abby is such a good pooper and rarely poops at night...

She likes to stand up in the tub even tho she knows she is not supposed to. I walked into the kitchen for a second (The kitchen and the bathroom are facing each other and only about 5 feet apart). Of course she quickly stood up. I ran back in and told her to sit and in the quick second that It took for me to figure out that there was a mission in hand not just her usual lets see if I can stand up in the tub.... Out it popped. Luckily formed and only one (I know TMI but I warned ya). So I felt the need to capture the moment and grabbed the camera. She was just sitting there looking not touching (Thank Gosh!). Then I took her out.

Abby has 100 bath toys and I think about 94 of them were in the tub with her at the time.

Can you say bleach and soap???

Once I got the tub clean and sterilised bath number 2 began. It was a lonely bath tho with just a few toys remaining that weren't in the process of getting deep cleaned.

All clean :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Random pictures

I take a ton of pictures (like I'm sure you all do or will do) of Abby every day. Lots don't make it to my blog so I thought I would post some of them now (in no particular order). Enjoy :)

Rummaging through the cooler with Christopher at his la cross game.

Not sure what (cheese) she has in her mouth there but I love her ensemble.

Walking with Sissy still at the game.

Peek A boo!

Just being cute :)

At Yorktown Beach with the Yorktown bridge behind her.

Another cute one!

Pretty in my slip.

Bath time bubbles.

Lunchtime at the park.

Helping Auntie L blow out her candles with CJ and Erin. Auntie L recently turned 40! Welcome to the club :)

First corn on the cob and digging it. She kept saying Um! after each bite

Rocking at MeeMa's.

Chilling in her car seat.

Cutie Pie :)

Watching Baby Einstein

Asleep in the pack n play at Meema's. I love the bottom up in the air :)

I am super tired after working the weekend. Abby is napping and I think I will go join her.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Has it really been 9 days since I last posted??? We are fine, just busy. Work makes things a little more complicated (doesn't it always). Were still staying at Mom's the nights before I work too. I try and do 1 day at the beginning or end of the week and 2 at the other end (I work 3 12 hr shifts) but it doesn't always work out that way. Yesterday I was bummed. After working 2 days prior It felt like I barely had any quality time with her yesterday. There were a lot of household non fun things to do like laundry, clean the kitty litter boxes, clean up cat puke, change the sheets, make my house presentable for the exterminator, grocery shop, just to name a few. While Abby napped I decided the heck with the exterminator guy and rescheduled. When Abby woke up we went to the park.

Serious on the swings but she really loves them. Just couldn't catch a smile.

While we were at the park the ice cream truck came. Below are some first ice cream photos :) Not sure what she thought of it. She only took a few bites.

I will try and do a catch up post later.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Checking in Bullet style.

Work has been better. I am learning the new system and it really does make charting faster.

Abby is still doing well with my Mom. I love that she is happy and doing well but this going back and fourth from here to my Mom's is killing me. (Remember we spend the night before each day that I work.

Still no spot in daycare.

We have had nothing but rain and temps in the 50's for the last week. Where is spring???

Still gotta do my taxes! Nothing like waiting til the last minute.

Abby is amazing me with the amount of new words and signs that she is picking up each day.

Jen and Jainy sold their house. They leave in a little more then a month. We are so going to miss them!!!!!

I leave you with pictures of our play date last week. We were at the Vir*ginia Liv*ing Muzeu*m.

Friends for life :)

Jen and Jainy :)
First order of buisness was to check out the fish and turtles.

Chasing Jain :)

Mom I think the bow is a little big for me.

TaaDaa :)

Good Times wear me out.

Monday, April 07, 2008

3 months today

My baby has been mine and I have been hers for 3 months today. Our 3 months gotcha day was yesterday and today she became mine 3 months ago :) I still can't believe it. I love her so much! I just want to give her the best of everything that I can. For those of you still waiting, we send out BIG HUGS to each and everyone of you. I waited 2 years and some days for my dream to come true (not counting the 6 months of paper chasing). I know that many of you have been waiting that long and then some. There are no words, it just plain stinks! Hang in there and know that there are many out there that think about you often and pray that your wait will shorten......

Enjoy the video's. (ignore my messy den)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

3 Word Sunday plus a long post.

It's 3 Word Sunday so here are mine :) I think she looks adorable. They lasted almost all day until she pulled one out.

Sorry for the lack of posting. It has been a busy and exhausting week. I never had a chance to post about her Doctors appointment this past Tuesday. She is doing great! Weight is now up to 20.8 pounds. They didn't measure her. The wax build up in her right ear was much better post the peroxide drops I had been doing nightly. He could actual see the eardrum and said it looks fine. Still need to work on the left one tho. (I had been putting more attention on the right cuz they said it was worse. Poor baby got 3 more shots, Her Hep A, DPAT, and polio. She also had to get a tb test. She fought that one so it was already red when we left. I was afraid it would be Positive but we went back on Thursday to have it read and it was negative, Also all of her lab work came back with in normal limits :) He said she looked great and very well adjusted :) She goes back next for her 18 month check up.

As I posted work went great on Monday. Abby did fine too. Tuesday was the Doctors, Wed was our play date with Jen and Jain (Pictures on a later post). We also went and saw Cousin Joshua that afternoon. He and Mommy were still in the hospital cuz Mommy had been running temps. Thankfully they were both discharged on Thursday. They are doing great :) (Pictures of Joshua in a later post too). Thursday we went back to the Doctors for her PPD (tb test) reading (negative), then headed over to spend the night at Mom's for work Friday and Saturday.

Work Friday was rough! My hospital started using a new computer program that changes us from paper charting to computer charting. It was stressful working with the system, figuring it out, ect while trying to take care of 2 critical patients as well. It didn't help that I absolutely had to be out by 6:30 PM that night cuz my parents had plans. A wonderful coworker agreed to come in 30 min earlier for me to help me out. My day was busy and while my patient care was caught up my documentation was very behind. It didn't help that I was off the unit for several hours with one of my patients for testing and procedures. Normally I would have taken my flow sheets and charted down there while the patient had their tests and procedures done. (we have to stay with our patients when they are off the unit) With this new system I can only chart on the unit. So by 4;00 PM I felt like I would never get caught up. All I could think of is that I would not be able to get Abby in time and how stressed she would be. Of course the water works started. Again my wonderful coworkers rallied around me and pitched in to help. I ended up leaving at 6:45 PM. (My parents had left Abby with my brother.) I picked up Abby from my brothers. She seemed okay and was happy to see me. Once home tho and she would not settle down to sleep. I was still pretty stressed and I'm sure she felt it. It was almost 9:00 PM and I felt like we had not had any quality time together. I let her go down in the bed with me. Figured we could at least cuddle since I hadn't seen her all day. I ended up giving her 2 bottles before she finally slept around 10:00 PM. She was up at 2:00 am crying and wet through her PJ's. (note to self, 2 bottles at bed time was probably a little much for her tiny bladder. She went back down pretty quickly once I changed her but I was up another hour. So I was tired the next day. That day was better tho. I was able to use the new system with less difficulty and stayed caught up. I was looking forward to a couple days off with Abby. So during lunch I pulled out the schedule book to look for days to sign up for this week. I had not signed up yet and was not officially on the schedule til next week. When I looked I saw they had me down to work today (Sunday) as well then the rest of the week was blank. It seems that I had let them schedule me that day. I don't remember doing so tho. It was back in February during early Abby days. (yep are schedules are made way in advance) I did not have child care for Abby today. My parents had plans, my sister was working, and my brother has the new baby. I don't feel comfortable putting her with someone she didn't know or know well for 12 hours. Plus I had never planned to leave her for 3 days in a row. ESPECIALLY my first week back..... I tried to get the shift covered but was not able to. Long story short I called out today with the no child care reason. I feel terrible! I hated to leave them short at work, everyone is at least a little stressed with the new charting system. Plus I don't want them to think they can't count on me now either or worse think I can't do it now with a baby. I literally felt sick with all of the turmoil I felt. So another stressed night for me. I tried not to let it affect Abby tho. What do you all think? Did I make the right decision by calling in? Lord I just hope this gets better....

Now if your still with me after all of my whining..... I will leave you with some more pig tail pictures :)

signing baby :)