Friday, October 25, 2013

18 Months!

I'm pretty much the world's worst at keeping up with this blog thing huh? Well what better way to start back up than with an Addy update! Little miss just had her half birthday and even though it was weeks ago a late update is better than no update!

It's quite apparent around our house that we have a tiny toddler living here! Whether it's coming from me, Ryan or Addyson you can probably hear the word "no" being said about 100 times a day. Although when Addyson says it it's still kind of cute. She's not being defiant with it just yet, she just likes to use her new word as much as possible. But it is a trick to figure out when she really doesn't want another bite or when she's just saying "no" for fun. "No" isn't her only new word. She's gaining quite the little vocabulary. Plane, car, diaper, mouse, and oatmeal are some of the newest ones, but the cutest are definitely "trash" and "church". It's so funny listening to her make the "sh" and "ch" sounds! She almost sounds Jewish haha. She's also putting together a few two-word phrases like "night-night Dada" or "bye -bye Dada".

Meal times have become a bit of a headache lately. Between telling me "no", dropping her food on the floor, spitting chewed up food out of her mouth and just plain refusing to take a bite it's a wonder how this kid gets any nutrition at all. Fruit is our only saving grace. The girl can pack away some fresh fruit but everything else is hit or miss. One day a PB&J sandwich is her fav and three days later she won't even touch it. Veggies are a joke. I can normally get a couple bites of a baked or mashed potatoes in her but after that it's another battle. Breakfast is our only somewhat easy meal. She'll always eat a plain scrambled egg and oatmeal with out any problems. But no cheese on that egg!!! Or else she'll spit it right back out {even though string cheese is one of her favorite snacks?!} Oh well, one of the joys of having a kid I guess!!
She sure loves her Maggie!!

Night time sleep is great, normally 7:30-7:30. Works for me! With nap time she definitely doesn't follow the norm, but those of you who have been following me for a while know that she was never a good napper! Most kids at this age have dropped their morning nap and just take about a 2 hour afternoon nap. Miss A however dropped her afternoon nap and still needs the morning one! She goes down around 11am and if it's quiet around the house will sleep until 12:30-1. That makes for verrrrry long afternoons for mommy. I've tried putting her down again around 4 but she just sits in her crib and plays. I've also tried keeping her awake until after lunch, but the poor girl can't make it.
"Mouse", Milk, and Bear. Life is good!

At her well baby check-up she weighed 19lbs 8oz which puts her in the 15th percentile. Much better than the 2% she was in last time! Still teeny weeny but still proportionate and consistent so our pedi says we have nothing to worry about. She only has 11 teeth so far and she's supposed to have 16 by age 2. So she's got 6 months to pop out 5 more teeth...that ought to be fun.
She thinks she's big crawling up in our bed
Mickey Mouse is a must-have now. Any time I turn the t.v. on she starts saying "mouse mouse mouse!" I've made sure to DVR a handful of shows because she somehow eats a lot better when in the trance of a Mickey Mouse episode. We only watch it during breakfast and when I'm trying to get dinner ready, but it's tempting to keep it running all day so I can watch her do the "hot dog dance". Mommy's of tots you know what I mean!
Driving the car at the park
As always God is so amazing for letting me be the mommy to this precious kiddo! Some things have become a lot harder than when she was a tiny baby, but I somehow love her more and more every single day!!!

Sticks and Stones...

I'm sure most of you saw a few weeks ago that my sweet hubby broke his arm:( Poor guy. I had a couple FB status updates and a couple pictures about it, but I figured I'd write out the whole story, since this is still my online memory book!

So it was about noon on Wednesday Oct 2. and Ryan had just finished mowing and decided to go for a run since he was already sweaty. He took off, Addyson woke up from her nap and I was about to start getting lunch ready when I heard a scream in the garage. Right then in comes Ryan telling me he broke his arm! He was clearly in a loooot of pain so I wasn't about to second guess him. I told him to go get in the car while I ran around the house like a chicken with my head cut off. As fast as I could I put my shoes on, grabbed a pair of shoes for Addyson, grabbed the diaper bag, threw in a few random toys and a bunch of snacks, picked up Addy and headed for the car. Got Addyson into her carseat faster than ever and then remembered I needed to lock the doors and get her sippy cup! Back in the house for one more run through then back out to go. Ryan had been standing in the garage the whole time because he couldn't get the car door open because he was trying to hold his arm up! Once we were all in the car my gas light came on. Perfect. I wanted to go straight to the hospital but Ryan told me to get gas first because the last thing we needed was to be stranded on the side of the road. Good point. So off to the gas station we went. Filled up $5 worth of gas and then took off again. I was doing my best to safely speed while not hitting every bump in the road causing Ryan any more pain. Easier said than done when there's construction on every. single. road in the metroplex. We finally made it to the hospital which was luckily only about 10 minutes away from our house. I dropped Ryan off at the emergency room entrance and went to park and get out miss A. Once I made it inside they already had him in a room where he had his arm resting on a bed. We were all able to finally settle down for a minute and I got the story of what actually happened. He was simply running along the sidewalk and there is an uneven ledge that he tripped over. He put his arms out to catch himself and then he heard a "pop". I immediately knew the exact spot he was talking about because I had hit the same place when walking Addyson in the stroller and almost launched her out of it! There's a tree with low branches right before the shift, so you're looking up to dodge the tree and completely miss the sidewalk "cliff".

The dangerous streets of Saratoga Springs

After a few hours in the ER, some x-rays, and some much needed morphine (which actually didn't work on him) we got the news that the radial bone in his arm was broken completely through and we would be staying the night at the hospital and going for surgery the next morning. Of fun! I forgot to mention that this whole time Ryan is shirtless and dripping sweat since he had just finished mowing and running lol. And PS- keeping a toddler entertained in an ER room where she can't touch anything, including her daddy, probably made for one of the most exhausting 3 hours of my life! Around 4:00 I took off to get us some lunch, since we never got to eat, and made plans for my parents to keep Addy since I would be staying at the hospital. Of course right when I got back with the food they were ready to move him to his hospital room. Once we got him settled in there I headed back home to let my munchkin run free while I packed bags for all three of us. My dad came and picked up Addy at our house and then took her to spend the night with her Debs and "bampa". Then it was back to the hospital for the night.  Ryan's mom made the trip up from Austin to be with her baby boy and I'm so glad she was there! I think it made me and Ryan feel a lot better to have an adult there lol.
Definitely broken inside there

The doctor required Ryan's arm to be raised to keep from swelling so that made for a long night for him, that is until they got him some Dilatin instead of morphine :) I don't think either one of us slept very good that night. Between his arm being raised and having nurses come in every 4 hours to my being pregnant sleeping on a rock of a couch and having to listen to the most violent vomiting ever from the man next door... well it was just a long night. But finally morning and surgery time came.

They wheeled him away from us right at noon and about an hour later came out to tell us all went well!! Praise the Lord! After one plate and 7 screws his little arm was back together again.

We spent the rest of the afternoon waiting to be discharged and get a flu shot, which is a whole other story. But we finally made it home where both of our mommies and our sweet girl were waiting. I wish we had a better story to tell like "he was attacked by a shark" or something but honestly I'm just happy it wasn't any worse.
It's never fun to see someone you love hurt and being married to a police officer I'm in constant worry and prayer for my husband's safety. Every day that he comes home to us without a scratch is a miracle. I know this was just a simple broken bone but it serves as a great reminder to thank God every single day for His mercies and grace!
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Psalm 51:8

Weekend Fun...last weekend!

I can do a weekend update a day before the next one starts right?? Well I'm going to! Last Saturday was a busy little day full of fun! We took Addyson to the zoo for the first time, had lunch with my mommy, and then went to our friend's Halloween party! Here are a few pics to recap...
*Pointing to the elephants*Watching the penguins be fed*Beautiful blue bird*
*Seeing the lions with daddy*GO ROOS!*More of our favorite elephants*
Addyson wanted to be our photographer the whole time!
Addy and Daddy
After the morning fun we met up with my mom for a quick lunch and then it was back home to get ready for the party. We were Addysitter-less that night so our little pumpkin got to tag along for the big kid fun. Once we got there Addyson was a little freaked out with some of the costumes so I decided to not wear my wig. I actually changed clothes right after our pictures so I could chase my tiny ghoul around and be a comfy preggo :)
Johnny Cash, his witch, and his goblin!
God is so amazing for creating so many different animals to bring Him glory and for giving us such great friends!!!