Friday, March 28, 2008

Watch out here I come!

I've been given the go ahead on the chocolate. I still can't have real milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, or any other major dairy product but chocolate got the go-ahead from nurse Amy (we love nurse Amy. Seriously, she's been great).

Anyhow, this blessing came just in time for the Easter candy sale. And you'll never guess what I found... Click here Yes, I did buy it. It's hybernating in my freezer until I work my way through the 4 bags of smaller eggs (not to be confused with the foil wrapped variety) and several reg size individuals. They're going fast though so if I'm not sick before I get to the prize I'll let you know how I fared. 'Till then, happy binging.

PS Shane was actually shocked to find an empty bag of eggs at the computer that was full earlier today. Silly man.

Back Posting

I started a post a while ago and just now published it. You can check it out several posts back. It's from our CA trip.

Easter Sweeties

Here are a few pics of Lex and Owen in their Easter clothes. We had been planning on blessing Nathan in church so Nate had a cute outfit also. Unfortunately, we had some issues come up and decided to postpone the blessing so Nate didn't end up wearing his new clothes. But they'll all be super cute when we do finally bless him. Hopefully before he goes to kindergarten!

Owen was not having the group shot. He's usually pretty good about posing. But he's obsessed with cars right now and all he wanted to do was go play. He was all about posing once he was behind the wheel. Silly Pin!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Owen's Ears (part 2)

Looks like we're on our way to getting tubes. Chiropractic isn't going to work for our little guy. It was worth a try though. I'm sure it works for some kids, Owen's just one of the more extreme cases.

Turns out my nephew has to get tubes also. They've been putting it off for years because Lance is so active (which you can't be with tubes). Her doc told her not to use the doctor that we had seen. Grrreat. So I called to switch because it's my baby and I don't care why our doc wasn't up to par, I just know that if anyone has a negative opinion about someone that is supposed to slice into my child, they're out. Apparently it is against the rules to switch doctors. Well, it's highly frowned upon. I got a load of garbage from the receptionist about how I have to get the approval of both doctors. And about how wrong it is to switch and how unethical it is for one doc to say something against another. Have any of you had a similar experience? I actually felt like I was doing something wrong!

I called back this morning to make a complaint and am waiting for the office administrator to call me back. If you have had a similar experience, what did you do???

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Nateski Nateski Bo-Bateski

I love thumb-suckers!

Poor Baby! This was a few days ago. It's actually much better now since we've been using a prescription steroid cream. I just don't have a picture of his improved condition.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pasta Piatti

I had so much fun tonight! Shane and I took his parents to dinner as a thank you for watching our kids so often. (They really deserve much more than dinner.) Dan and Jacque had the boys and Lex was up at Talli's for the evening. It was great to spend time with just grown ups. And so much fun to exchange stories and get to know eachother better. The food was delicious! I stuffed myself way beyond capacity. It was a great evening. I just wish we could do it more often.

Here are a few pics from our dinner.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Random Bits of Us

1. I Love Carinessa! We were just in CA and able to make a trip to the Beehive store. What an amazing new fabric. If you haven't tried them you should. Very nice. Love the details. If you don't know what I'm talking about... never you mind. :0)

2. California was great and aweful all in one. It was so nice to see the fam but I was really sick and didn't get to see people I was looking forward to seeing. Esp. you Sarah & Anna! I am almost well now except for a bit of residual deafness in my right ear.

3. While in CA we (Lex and I) went to Disney Princesses on Ice with Nana. Thank you, Nana! Lexie got to dress up like a princess and was in pure heaven. She took to the Princess role very quickly. We are still suffering her royal attitude.

This says it all. She was in heaven and could not take her eyes off the stage. She also could not take off her gloves to eat popcorn or set down her wand to take sips of her drink. We were ordered to feed her sips at her majesty's request.

So content.

Couldn't resist taking this last pic after an afternoon full of princesses.

4. We also went to the SF zoo with PopPop. It was pretty vacant as you can imagine. We saw the penguins get fed. The choke down pretty large fish, whole. Not sure what I was expecting but it was pretty incredible. I'll have to update with those pics later because I'm very sleepy.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I am finally able to breastfeed a child. Many of you witnessed my first two struggle-filled attempts so you know how much it means to me that things are actually working out this time around. So, here's the problem... I am in love with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. The cups were doing it for me before but now it's the eggs (more pb for your choc). They are divine. At first it was a problem because they will make me fat. But since I'm nursing all it's really doing is keeping me soft and cuddly. :0)

Here's my new problem... Nate's getting eczema. Not as bad as Owen had but it's creeping in with a vengence. So, I'm supposed to cut dairy out of my diet. Milk is listed twice on the back of my beloved PB eggs. I will miss them greatly.

Farewell, sweet, delicious amazingly divine peanut-buttery eggs.
I look forward to seeing you next Easter season.

At least there's no milk in Diet Coke!

Owen has two ears, one, two...

If you know that Elmo tune I am very sorry for you. It gets stuck in my head all the time! But it's quite relevant at the moment.

Since moving to Medford, Owen has had eight documented ear infections. Several times both ears were infected. We've been through the whole round of antibiotics at least twice and have had to resort to shots as well. We were on our way to get tubes. Yikes! They were going to put my little guy under and slice holes in his tiny little ear canals to help them drain. It's pretty routine. But surely a last resort and it doesn't prevent all infections, just some. The tubes do make it easier to self diagnose (fluid oozing out of ears) and treat (not anti-bs just some ear drops). We were all set to go (did the pre-op and everything) when we found out about an alternative.

Lou Ann (my stepmom, Lexie's Omi) heard about and researched preventing ear infections through chiropractic. I know some people think Chriropractors are con artists of the medical profession but I nannied for one (thank you Lori) and experienced the difference myself. It's a little scary to let someone 'adjust' (never say 'crack' around a chiropractor) your 16 month old. But we went for it and have had great results so far. It's been over two weeks and Owen hasn't showed any signs of an ear infection. He doesen't wake up screaming anymore. I think it's working. Click here and here for two articles about how it works. And I'll update again in a few weeks.