Monday, October 25, 2010

10 Months & counting

. 19lbs . 27.5in .

  1. first steps! the most she'll do is about 3
  2. understands "don't touch" although when I say it she usually touches whatever it is and then crawls away at lightening speed!
  3. almost has "all done, please" in sign language down ... usually in the form of clapping hands
  4. learning to nap unassisted (translation: crying it out) ugh, it kills me!
  5. has yet ANOTHER cold
  6. 8th tooth coming in for landing!
  7. eats just about everything now, including stuff she finds on the ground; still.

We had an ultrasound on Oct. 18th. We got good news, not great news, but its good. Her left kidney (the better of the 2) has grown and the swelling has gone down. WOO! The right (the bad one, which had surgery) has grown just barely enough to be called grown. But hey, that's better than digressing or not growing at all! We are seeing the light at the end of the long tunnel. We have another ultrasound in February and he is scheduling a Mag3 scan (details of last one, click here) which will tell us at what percentage the kidneys are working. And after those tests we will decide if/when to do our (Lord willing) last surgery. Phew, lots to be praying for!

As for me, things are busy. Not that I have a ton of plans or anything. I thought having an infant kept me busy, but now that Clover can crawl everywhere super fast (I wasn't joking about "lightening speed") I am constantly saying "don't touch" "no" and chasing after her. She is a smart thang ... go figure she is learning how to get around my barriers (pillows) I put up to keep her in the living room!

On to our recent venture. Gap Casting Call I know it's a slim chance to win, but if we win the fan vote, we get a $1000 gift card to baby gap! That's awesome! And then there is a separate judging panel and if we get in the final 20 we get $500 gap gift card and a trip to San Fransisco for a photo shoot etc. I'm mostly doing it for the gift card! So please vote for Clover! CLICK HERE! You can vote everyday until November 14! And then I'll leave you alone :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gap Casting Call

Normally I wouldn't look twice at this, but the prize is too tempting!

Please vote for Clover! You can vote everyday until November 14!

Click here to vote for Clover

Friday, October 8, 2010


Actually I could care less. My family roots for the Dodgers and my husband is in love with the Braves. I say in love with and not roots for because I constantly find him looking at Braves stuff on when he is supposed to be doing other things. It's not healthy.

My dad, wanting a picture of Clover in her new first Dodger's t-shirt, insisted I try to get a cute picture of her in it. Well this is no easy task. You can have a brief look into the multiple pictures I tried to take just for ONE good one. I tell ya, I took about 30+ pictures.

So here ya go!

and the lucky winner:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Year of the 5

I'm going to stretch this idea a bit so bear with me. On a tangent is it "bear with me" or "bare with me"? That is the question of the hour, isn't it?

Five number 1
This year we have added a fifth member to our family, Clover! How? We consider our dogs our first children, and yes we do realize that for those of you who don't really like dogs we seem crazy! If I were to never get married or have children I would be the crazy dog lady. My dream is to have a huge house with property, overflowing with dogs and children! Ah, I'm going off topic again! Sorry. So there are five of us.

Okay moving on!

Five number 2
Indiana, our first child, turned 5 this year. We always celebrate with hot dogs which he barely chews, just swallows them whole. Gross.

Five number 3
We have been married 5 years this last September 17. Yes, we made it. We are now considered a wise married couple, so if anyone needs counseling you know who to call. No not us! The church, they'll give you someone good. ;)

We celebrated by going to Oceanside and staying in a beach house right on the beach! It was beautiful and COLD! Clo enjoyed the sand, putting it in her mouth, in her diaper, pretty much anywhere. And right before we left there was a hot rod drive right outside, they were pretty cool. Five years came fast, and now that we have a babe it's going to go a whole lot faster.

Now Im not really a sentimental or emotional person, but I don't want my love for my husband to go unnoticed. The Lord gave me a man that I didn't think existed. He was everything on my "list" that I wrote out when I was 16 as a new believer in Christ. He is my perfect counterpart. We don't even have to say anything, just a look and he knows what Im thinking or looking at or wondering about. He is patient, kind, gentle, playful, hilarious, and all around my best friend. And like I tell him all the time, he better NEVER die!!! He is my little poopsie (like from the little mermaid).