Saturday, April 6, 2013

March for Babies 2013

Thanks to all those who donated and those who came out to walk with us. It meant a lot. Ryan's best friend from high school/college drove down from Kansas City to walk with us. Olivia enjoyed her special day and we raised over $1000.

Olivia with her brother's sign.

Thanks again!!

Jodi- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, April 5, 2013

Rolling rolling rolling. . .

Abigail is now rolling over from tummy to back. She can roll from back to side and pretty sure she could roll onto her tummy, but she doesn't want to. Getting nervous about her mobility and baby proofing our house. Yikes!

Also, you think Abigail is chunky at 14 lbs 6 oz and 24.5 inches? At four months, I was 17 lbs and 24.5 inches. LOL!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Olivia and I had a great afternoon together. She cashed in her piggy bank and had $51.30! Then we went shoe shopping to get some sandals for her spring preschool pictures on Monday. We stopped at the grocery store because she had been eyeing this stuffed cow for weeks. Luckily, it was still there sitting on the 50% off shelf. You'd think she would have enough stuffed animals, but she welcomes each one like family. LOL! We had kindergarten roundup this evening. Wow. Are we really there already?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Well, at least I don't have to worry about Abigail not eating. She loves to eat as one can tell by the way she shot up on her growth curve. She's a big girl! I personally think babies need to put on all the weight they can before they start walking and becoming picky eaters. But that's coming from a mom who worries like crazy about Olivia's weight.

Bad Day

Just having one of those really hard days. Abigail started sleeping through the night at 3 months, but for the past week she has had me up every few hours. I'm sure that has added to my crankiness as I spent the whole morning yelling at Olivia. That makes me feel awful, but somedays getting her to get dressed and eat is impossible. Olivia actually weighs less than she did when she turned 5. I take it personal. . .like I'm not keeping her healthy. Now I'm waiting to take Abigail for her 4 month checkup which means more shots and a cranky baby. I've been struggling with my blood sugars again. Last night they were at an all-time high. I stopped my insulin when I gave birth and while nursing, my blood sugars have been great (another benefit of nursing.) I've been weaning her as she ONLY wants to nurse in the middle of the night and morning. I bottle feed her the rest of the time and pump during the day. But now I have to officially quit nursing so that I can get back on Metformin to control my blood sugars. It's either that or continue nursing and go back on insulin. I keep telling myself that I need to take care of myself, ya know? I'm just frustrated with myself. My lack of milk supply frustrates me, my blood sugars frustrate me, my inability to start an exercise program and stick to it frustrates me. Thanks. Just needed to vent. :-(

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

No More IEP

We had Olivia's IEP this morning. It's official. . .she will be entering kindergarten without any special services. My 23 weeker is keeping up with her peers! She has just flourished this year! Amazing. I thought I would share part of her preschool progress report.

Monday, April 1, 2013

March for Babies

The walk is THIS Saturday.  Please consider a donation to the Olivia and Logan team in memory of Logan and in honor of Olivia (and Abigail who was born at 35 weeks.) Thank you so very very much!