Friday, February 29, 2008

More pics

Sydney's Progress

I have not posted much on what Sydney is up to these days so I thought I would share these milestones.

Sydney is very mobile right now and running me ragged. She is crawling everywhere, and pulling herself up on things. She also is falling down and bumping her head. She really wants to climb and I fear she will be climbing out of her crib when the time comes. She also loves anything that is not a toy, remotes, phones, calculators etc. Now that she is mobile she is not so content being held and is always trying to get down.

She is about 17 pounds and loves food. Not baby food...our food, she has not turned anything down. Her favorites are avacodos, yogurt, chicken, roast, refried beans (messy later) hot and sour soup and tofu. Yes she is only 9 months old and the doctor would cringe but she wont eat baby food, only the bananas....oh well. She does feed herself by picking up the food with her fingers but still wants me to hold her bottle. She has 2 teeth on the bottom and the top 2 have just started to cut the gum so today she was cranky pants.

She is saying hi, Dada and Mama. She blinks her eyes and shakes her head NO, although I don't think she understands it means NO.....but will all too soon.

She LOVES Walmart or anywhere that she sits in a shopping cart....she can last for hours...she also loves going out to eat and sits so well in the highchair. This was something we never did with the boys because it was a nightmare. They hated it.

Sydney still sleeps all night and takes 2-3 naps a day unless we are out and about and then she just keeps on going without a nap. She still will not take a nap with me and loves her crib for nap time. I have tried to cuddle and I pretend to sleep and she will just smack me in the head and pull my hair and laugh and carry on...maybe someday she will take a nap with me. I need to be happy that she does so well in her crib.... I just would like more cuddle time.

Well thats all on her. I did just get a new camera for my big 40th bday tomorrow. I love it!!! I am practicing with it now and the photos in todays posts are from it. It is the Nikon D 40 and I hope to get more creative with it. I need to learn all of the features yet but am working on it.

My friend Sarah Apple left today for Vietnam to get her baby boy so congratulations Sarah and we will be praying for you and for a safe return.
I don't know why my pics turned out sideways but it took forever to upload them so turn your head.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


We had a snow day today.... the kids were so excited. I bought 2 innertubes yesterday in hopes for snow, I guess it worked. Sydney rode on Tommy's lap and had fun. We did not stay out too long, I was afraid it was too cold.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


I love the picture of Sydney by the shows how tiny she is....she loves to look outside. I cannot wait until spring gets here to get her out more. The picture with her rubbing her face is her I want to go to sleep now look. I also included my haircut to show Lynn my updated more big hair.
I did finally get my tax stuff together and am praying for a decent tax return to help offset the adoption expenses. The tax lady has had them for almost 2 wks...I wish she would hurry up. But it is a relief to have them out of my hands.
Tom has knee surgery Thursday and is recovering well. In a couple weeks he will have surgery on the other knee which will be more involved but hopefully he will get relief.
A friend of mine has gotten her I600 approval to be able to travel to adopt in Vietnam...yippee. Prayers are answered.
Sydney is tearing up my office right now so I must cut this short. She is not happy unless she is getting into things. Ha...the fun begins.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Pictures of Sydney's dedication at church

Last Sunday was Sydney's baby dedication at church, yes Lynn I am sporting the "big 80's hair". However, I did just get it cut so I am more in style now. Sydney was so good for her big day!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Spelling errors

Hey...just want to let people know I know I have spelling errors and I used to be able to back in to the post and edit the spelling after it had posted. No such luck it me or does someone know how to get in to change the post with deleting the whole thing. I hate having spelling errors. Ugh!!!!

Sydney pics

Ok, it's been a while

Well I have no excuse...I have been MIA, Where to begin....Christmas was great....however after Christmas I had a bout with a kidney stone. I have a type of kidney disease in which your kidney's produce tons of stones. I have seen a nephrologist for this and am supposed to be on a low sodium diet, take a water pill and watch my intake of oxalates...oh and drink 3 liters of water a day(HA HA) I hate water. If I could drink 3 liters of water in 3 months it would be a miracle. Any way I have never had pain and no kidney stone had ever came out of my needless to say for the past 3 yrs I did not take my meds or follow the advice of my Doctor....did I say I love salt??? Well since before Vietnam I would get these pains in my back and abdomen that would last a day or so and go away...I figured it was nothing. Well, in Vietnam it happened again where I was curled up like a baby for a few hours in some pretty bad pain and then it just stopped. I was not going to see a Doctor there so I was so glad it went away on it's own. Then at the end of December it happened again but it was misery. I was in so much pain with nasea and and I could not keep any thing down I made a trip to thee ER and they told me it was a kidney stone.....gave me pain med and sent me home and told me I would probably pass it...they did not give me a strainer and I quit hurting so I thought well I guess I passed it. I had a regular check up with my General Doctor and he read the scan results and asked if I had a follow up scan, I said no. He was shocked...he said the results of the scan said the stone was 6mm and no way did I pass it.. So I had a follow up scan on Friday, woke up Sunday dying in pain and called him at home. He called the radiologist and yes the stone was still there. Ended up needing surgery and they broke it up with a lazer...the urologist said it was huge...apparently bigger than 6mm and I had it there for several kidney was not functioning and I was lucky that I did not lose it. Any how....I lost a lot of weight from it...24 lbs...which I needed to lose but I prefer not that way. So now I am doing much better, taking my meds, lowering the salt and am drinking aid, grape and lime...but no not any plain water.

The kids are doing great. Tommy , my oldest, is getting so tall....He is 13 and almost as tall as me now...I am 5'10. He is getting lean and taking on that not a little boy anymore look and it is so strange. I am not sure how I feel about him growing up. It makes me feel old....but it is nice to see him maturing. He is doing great in school and did well this year on the academic team. He does so well in math and social studies. He goes to Louisville next month for the state math compition for the academic team.

Alex is doing good in school also...he seems to do well in social studies and math like his brother. He really is creative and is a hands on kid. He loves to draw and cook. He helps his Dad with mechanical stuff in is a wiz on the computer...I often need his help cause I am lost on this thing. That is why I have 2 identical pics on my last post and I cannot figure out how to take one off. Oh well.

Anthony is also doing good in school and math is his strong point. His favorite thing in the world is play station and he wants to be a game maker...I guess thats what you would call it...and he wants to design games for play station. He is only 9 and I am sure that may change a thousand times.

Sydney is also doing great...she is 9 mos old, has a tiny sliver of a tooth coming in...a head full of hair, 15.9 lbs, eats anything you give her and gets mad if you are eating and don't feed her it matter how full she may be ( which is hard to beleive for how tiny she is),is just starting to get close to crawling, not standing or pulling up yet, still sleeps all night...says da da, ma ma, throws a ball, and shakes her head no, and at the point of getting into anything she can get to. The boys are still great with her and she really has been a wonderful blessing and has each one of us wrapped around her little finger. I am enjoying every minute with her and am blessed to be home with her. I only work on Tuesdays and my Mom and sister watch her then. Other than that she is never away from me.

Tom is doing good, his job is going well and he absolutely spoils is pretty neat to see him with her. He heats up her towel by the fire so it is warm after her bath, heats up her baby lotion .... Dresses her by the treatment. He has been having trouble with his knees so I am praying he can get some relief..I hate to see him in pain...he is such a work horse and I hate to see him struggling with that.

Well a little update since I have been so bad at blogging. My next job is getting all my tax stuff I may be MIA for a bit. And Jennifer Hanks if you are reading this....I know you tagged me but I don't know how to do that link thing you are talking about so I will call you and make you walk me through it.

Oh, last but not least CONGRATULATIONS LYNN best friend since kindergarten is having a baby...this will be her second. Yippeeee. She lives in Texas and we will be praying for a happy, healthy, non-throwing up pregnancy for you.

And prayers for my friend Sarah Apple who is still WAITING and WAITING for a travel call to go pick up her baby boy from Vietnam. Hang in there girl.

Until taxes are done,