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September 27, 2011

pretty baby!

You probably remember all of the awesome pictures that I had taken during delivery with Presley.  Jamie from Jamie Cormier Photography took them and we still love those pictures.  She is an amazing photographer and Adam & I are lucky to call her (and her Husby, Lance) one of our great friends! Sunday afternoon Adam and I headed over to their house and Jamie snapped a few pictures of the little princess while the boys hung out!  Presley wasn't the most cooperative little nugget so we are going back on Wednesday to try for round 2. 

 But, I wanted to share some of the pictures she took because they're SOOO good! I mean, I know my kid is super presh and all, but Jamie really did a great job on the pictures!

 I was all sorts of anti-tutu for Presley until I saw the one Jamie had! She has some really cute props for newborns and babies, so if you're in the Tuscaloosa area you should really check her out!

Her website is Jamie Cormier Photography and go on Facebook and like her photography page! She does all sorts of holiday cards, announcements, and other fun stuff!


Our favorite! We are definitely ordering this one! Look how cute my little bunny is!


 Trying to sit P up so we can get a quick shot of her sitting! She kept tipping over, it was funny!


 How cute is that tu-tu! Makes me want some cotton candy! And look how amazing my 2 month old is, sitting up all by herself! Ha! Sike!


 She's all,"Seriously Mom?"


 Wittle baby toes!


Two of my favorite pictures taken by Jamie! We have the one on the left in a frame in Presley's room and will be framing the newest one too!


September 26, 2011

I'm Free!

No, I'm not free..honey child I come with a hefty price tag!

I'M STENT FREE!

I finally got my pee drainers out..but it was not a joyful ride getting those bad boys removed.  I was a nervous wreck going in because I knew I wasn't going to be put to sleep for this, not that I needed to be, but I'm a pansy and would rather just be knocked up out! 

So let me just tell you about my experience this morn-ting. Because I know you're all dying to know, but frankly, this is the most action my life has had all week and it's my duty to blog about life..so here ya go...

ANYWAYS! Ok..

So, I get to the hospital where my Urologist's office is..the 9th floor to be exact, which makes for a long and crowded elevator ride.  After stopping on almost every floor to let people out, it was finally just me and another woman..who had a mustache, but that's not important right now.  The elevator doors close and she starts creepin' over to where I was and then said...

"Aight, now dat it's just me & you in herrr can you scratch my back? I gotta bump dat's killin' me!"

I'm serious as a heart attack..which I almost had..but instead I scratched her back and she even said,"Okay, yeah..okay left a little...up..up a little more...YEAH RIGHT DERR, you feel dat bump?!"

I'm too kind sometimes, and part of me wanted to say,"Oh hey, since we're still in here, just you and I, can you scratch my butt just a little?!"

But I didn't, because the situation was already awkward enough.

After sitting in the waiting room I finally get called back and of course, I have to pee in the shot glass and headed on back to the "procedure room" where it looked more like a morgue.  The only think I could really focus on was the ticking of a timer and the box of latex surgical gloves that said "Smooth & Professional".  What was I really here for?!?!  I'll blame the nerves for being a gutter-minded freak today.  

Nurse comes in, tells me I have to "get an injection" of Rocephin, then have a scope stuck up my pee hole.  Those weren't her exact words but pretty close but just the frownsmile on her face said it all. Pure torture is probably what was written on my chart for what they were about to do with the scope.

And when I say "scope" I really mean, "medical PVC pipe with a light on the end." Scope sounds much more medical though.

I've learned over the last few weeks that when a doctor says it's going to be "uncomfortable" he really means "it's going to hurt like Hell, but I can't say that because I'm a MD who has actually never had this procedure done so I really have no clue what the BLEEP I'm talking about."

So, they stick the pipe in my pee hole Ureter and pull those mugs out..and it was definitely "uncomfortable"! At one point, when they were looking at the screen and spotted the stent and then pulled it out, the doctor exclaimed,"There she blows"!!!

 The doctor then dangled both stents in my face and said,"Look, they're even a pretty bright green color!" 

And that automatically made me feel better...........

So anywhoozle, after he tortured me he sat me down and talked to me about what types of stones they were and all that junk.  Then he told me that in a few weeks they will need to do a 24 hour urine analysis which will involve me collecting my pee for 24 hours straight! He pretty much explained it like I'd be collecting the pee in a milk jug and to do it on a day where I don't go anywhere.

He must know that I'm not the brightest crayon in the box.

So, that's it.  I left stent free and with a sore butt cheek from the shot.  Too bad that woman wasn't in the elevator on the way out, I sure could've used a good butt cheek massage!

And just so we are clear, I really do like my doctor even though he says some really weird things!




September 20, 2011

random tidbits

Todays post will probably be about a whole buncha nothin'.  We pretty much do the same thing everyday.  Wake up, eat, sleep, eat, sleep, wait on Adam to get home, eat again, shower (umm, sometimes), and go to bed.  I still dread night time with Presley.  You know how when you absolutely can't wait for something to happen it feels like it takes for-ev-errrr to get there? And then when you really dread something it's like at the blink of an eye it's already there? Yeah, that's how bedtime is for me.  I swear, I wake up in the morning then look at the clock and it's 7:30 at night. 

Nooooooooooooooooooooo! Say it ain't so!

The other night she slept 7 hour straight, though. SEVEN HOURS PEOPLE!

Of course, I was up during those times wondering why she was still sleeping, and then just sitting there waiting on her to wake up.  But she never did! It was glorious and I high five'd her as soon as she did wake up!  I was hoping for a repeat of that last night, but she only went 5 hours.

Fortunately, Megan is hosting a giveaway for Moms On Call.  You can read all about them here, but basically they are baby whispering geniuses and I need them in my life.  Or Xanax, but that's neither here nor there.  If you want to enter the contest then just click this link: http://www.inthiswonderfullife.com/2011/09/giveaway.html and enter to win! 

Oh well, we are making progress! I'm waiting to get the balls to actually let her sleep in her room by herself, I just can't bring myself to do it quite  yet!

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The baseball team starts Fall practice this week which means Adam will be pretty busy with that every day.  He really enjoys working with the Bama baseball team so he doesn't mind it.  I, on the other hand, miss my Husband!  Another thing that sucks about baseball starting up is that we won't have time to do anything fun for our anniversary in October! Poo!  We have decided though that we are going to wait a month or so and then go on a little trip when they're done with practice.  I'm not sure where we will go but I'm not too picky.  Really just a weekend alone with Toasty anywhere will be fine with me!  He's never been to Gatlinburg and if we go when the leaves and junk are changing then that should be fun.  But then there's the warm sunny places too! 

SO MANY DECISIONS!

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In other unimportant news, this is a big week for me! Um, hellur? All of my shows come back on this week! Modern Family, Grey's, Private Practice, Housewives....Thank ya Jesus!  Presley is going to have to get her act together every night at 8:00 because this is no joke..these are my shows, and I will go postal on anyone and everyone who interrupts me while they're on.  Even if they are my own offspring.  We don't play around here.

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Alright, well I will stop torturing you now. I'm going to go watch Teen Mom finish some laundry! 

Love, Peace, Chicken Grease, 
Lindsay





September 15, 2011

two months

Today we had Presley's 2 month check up! I was a little nervous because I knew she'd be getting shots.  We are on the delayed/alternative vaccine schedule (I think the one we go by is Dr. Sears?!) so I knew she wouldn't be getting too many.  She only had one poke and one oral! The shot that she did get was a combination of DTaP(diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), IPV (polio), and Hep B. Then she had the vaccine for Rotavirus orally. She just squealed really loud, then continued to drink her bottle! I am so glad we are doing the delayed shots, I can't imagine her getting 3 or 4 shots in one visit! We will go next month and get the other two she was supposed to have today! I've been giving her Tylenol every 4 hours so hopefully she won't run a fever or get too fussy! 

Homegirl has definitely grown since last month!





Weight: 
The little booger is up to 12 pounds even!  The doctor said her legs are a little skinny but if you ask me I hope it stays that way for the rest of her life! Adam has long skinny legs, so maybe P will also have a little more Betty to her spaghetti if you know what I'm sayin'.

Height: 
The nurse wrote down 22 3/4 inches...but I'm an optimist and round up..so I'm putting 23 inches in the baby book :)

Clothing Size: 
The NB clothes have been packed up and put away.  She is now filling out her 0-3 month clothes nicely which makes her wardrobe much bigger these days! Too bad we have nowhere interesting to go during the day! Oh well, she looks cute for me most of the time!

By the way..if you live in T-Town, before you go shopping at the mall or Target you have to hit up the America's Thrift Store.  I hit the jackpot in the baby clothes section the other day.  Most everything I got it all Target brand clothes and it all looks new! Babies grow so fast that they don't have time to wear things out and make it look old.  I think the most expensive item was $2.98 and it was a nice jacket for the winter. 

CHA CHING!

Diapers:
 She's wearing size one these days! And can I just say, I hate Pampers diapers.  Huggies all the way for this nugget! I can't tell you how many Pampers little side tabs have ripped off while putting the diaper on.  Also the Huggies are a lot thicker and hold more!

Feeding: 
One reason why I don't think Presley is my child...she is the worlds. slowest. eater.  I eat like someone is about to come take my food away and never give it back.  Seriously, if me and you ever go out to eat together I will have finished almost half of my meal by the time you get the napkin in your lap and the straw in your drink.  It's retarded how fast I eat.  Anyways..sorry ADD got me there.

Presley is eating about 4-5 ounces ever 3-4 hours.  Last night I put rice cereal in her bottle before bed and she slept 5 hours straight! HOLLA! I had stopped putting cereal in her bottle last month but am going to start doing it at night again.  

Hair/Eyes: 
She hasn't lost any hair.  It's still light brown and her eyes are still blue.  I think her eyes are getting a tiny bit lighter though!

Sleep:
 Well, we started our strict new routine only a few nights ago but it's working and getting better.  Last night she went from 11:00-4:00, I fed her, then she went back to sleep from 4:30-7:30! She usually sleeps for most of the day.  She wakes up to eat and stays awake for about an hour and a half then is back snoozing! I am having a really hard time not getting sleep at night.  It takes about 30-45 minutes to feed her and then by the time I get back to bed I don't get much sleep.  To say I am ready for her to sleep thru the night is an understatement!

Favorites:
 She still loves bath time! Still hates getting out though! I would say her favorite thing right now is her swing.  I feel like she stays in there for so much of the day but when I take her out to snuggle her she gets fussy and wants back in the swing! I guess I should be glad that it's not the opposite way around! At least I can get things done around the house (HA! yeah right) without having a baby attached to me!

Fun stuff:
 The weather has cooled off so we have been taking little walks around the 'hood! This morning it was actually really cold!  Also, my Mom and I took her to get her pictures made (we actually took her when she was 7 1/2 weeks old).  My Mom still has a bunch of my dresses from when I was a wee lil' lad and so we took Presley to get her picture taken in one of the dresses.  We just went to a cheap little place in town (Portrait Innovations) because you really can't beat their prices.  We got SO many pictures in all different sizes, and a CD with every picture they took and it was only $100..thanks Nana Nessa!




The whole reason of going was to get her picture made in this dress!

September 14, 2011

welcome to the 'hood

motherhood that is!

Before Presley came I had all of these things that I was and wasn't going to do as a Mom.  For some weird reason I had (and still kind of have) this fear that I was going to become a Mom and become all frumpy and ugly and a total hermit.  I was all,"we aren't going to talk to Presley in baby talk...we are going to let her cry when she needs to cry...she's going to go around our daily schedule, not let us go by hers...no classical music because I like Pitbull and T-Swizzle..." Just stuff like that.  For the most part, I have stuck to some of my "rules." But then there's some that I look back at and think I am totally CRAY-ZAY!

Like, the "no baby talk"?! HA...if you could only hear me (and Adam!) talk to her! It's absurd and embarassing. Like, since when did I start talking all illiterate and add 's' to the end of everything.  Seriously, my sentences don't even make sense...

"Do hers wants a bottle?"- of course this is squealed at an octave about 56 times higher than normal.

"Look at Daddy! Hims is so crazies!"

WHAT THE HECK?! 

Stupid.

Another thing I've noticed that we do...it's like we talk through the baby.  Like, instead of me asking Adam,"Hey babe, can you feed her while I eat?"  I get all mommy retarded and say (in my baby squeaky voice),"Presley, tell Daddy, say 'Mommy needs to eat! Can you feed me?'..." 

I kill myself.  

I even caught myself saying,"Presley, tell Daddy that if he leaves his dishes in the sink one more time I'm going to kill him..."

I just don't get it.  I probably never will.  

Whatever.

Then there's the whole music get-up.  When she was still in the ol' tum tum I never once listened to any sort of classical music.  The closest thing may have been my massage music when I was at work.  But outside of work I listened to Pink, Beyonce, Pitbull, Kesha, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, T-Pain...you name it, I listened to it...loud.  I decided that instead of Presley learning to be intelligent and wise by listening to Bach or Mozart, I rather wanted her to know how to back in on up like a Tonka truck.  Have some rhythm and style.  

You know what's playing right now while she sleeps?

Telemann- Concerto In D For Three Horns Strings.

I have no words.

"Mama, I wanna be a thug, not no Johann Sebastian Bach!"

"Motha dear, I want to be a band contuct'a and a good citizen of the world. Cheeri-oh!"


September 12, 2011

I jinxed myself!

Leave it to me to be all,"wahhh my life is boring I have nothing to blog about blah blah blah" in my last post.  Because after that we had a pretty eventful next few days!

I mentioned that I was having surgery on Thursday to remove 3..YES THREE kidney stones.  Normal procedure, I even got to come home that same day! YIPEE! I took my medicine and went off to sleepytown for the rest of the day.  Friday morning I woke up and was in a crapload of pain, so I took some pain meds and waited on them to kick in.

and waited...

and waiting...

and waited longer...

then I took some more.  Well then I started throwing up which was just stupendous because who doesn't love throwing up??!! My Mom came over after work and we decided that I needed to go to the ER.  I think everyone and their mother had the same idea because it was SO crowded! Thankfully I'm kind of a big deal my Mom called my Urologist and they called the ER to tell them to take me straight back! I mean, don't get me wrong, we were still there forever!

They finally gave me some pain meds and did some tests.  They ended up admitting me for an overnight stay so I could get all of my medicine through IV.  My Mom stayed with me and Adam came home to take care of Little P! Saturday morning rolls around and my temp was 104.5...holy donkey butt...so much for going home! My doctor came in and said that we should put another stent in (I already have one on my right side..this was for my left side) so he did that and I felt so much better! They told me I could go home but I was still throwing up some and OF COURSE still running a fever.  Oh, and my blood pressure? 64/36! Umm hellur!? Definitely not normal!

Anywhoozle, so I stayed again Saturday night and FINALLY got to come home yesterday! I'm still in a lot of pain from the stents so I am pretty much useless.  I am sooooo incredibly thankful for Adam and my family for helping take great care of me and Presley.  

I go back in two weeks to have the stents removed...apparently they don't put you to sleep for that so I'm pretty much crapping my pants thinking about how bad it's going to hurt.  I mean, the stents go all the way up my ureter into my kidney...and they just pull them out.  Someone kill me now.

for your viewing pleasure, here is what it looks like..those two stringy things are the stents.


I have a few pictures of Presley that we had made but I am going to wait until Thursday to post them because, what was that? We have her 2 month check up that day?

Two months?!?! Wahhhhh! That makes me sad.  Actually that's a lie.  The older she gets the more likely it is that she will start sleeping through the night..so grow baby, grow!

Do you think she missed me? I think so!



September 7, 2011

iPhone pics

I really don't have anything interesting to talk about today (or any day for that matter).  It's been nasty and rainy for the past few days, and now it's purtty chilly outside! All that to say, we've been very lazy!  Tomorrow I have surgery to remove my planet-sized kidney stone, and sadly that's the height of excitement in our house these days! So, I'm just going to do an iPhone picture dump...maybe I'll have more exciting things to talk about later!

HOLLA!

Dinner at WingsU

Hunter, Presley, & Taelor

She insisted on drinking out of a bottle like P

chubby cheeks

I love her smile!

We spend a lot of time over at Jordan and Tanners house..this is Tanner loving on Presley....

Dad always gets the easy tasks of taking care of baby!

September 1, 2011

baby swing rehab

As of 3 days ago, Presley has entered rehab.  
Her drug of choice:
her baby swing.

It seems as though she will only sleep while she's swinging..and unfortunately for her we are just too poor to buy batteries every week.  Not really, but that's what we are telling her so she will start sleeping in her crib.  We totally skipped the packNplay and put her in her crib.  She has been doing pretty good so far at night, but she still isn't the biggest fan of just lying on her back without movement.  She will whimper and cry for a little bit and then eventually pass out.  The only time she gets to swing is in the morning for her nap!  She does do better when there is music going so we are going to need to buy a cd player or something.  I have some lullaby music on my phone but, obviously, she can't sleep with my phone all night.

I can't believe she will be 7 weeks tomorrow, it feels like it's been months! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm kind of going crazy in this house, which makes me 1456 % sure that I could never be a stay at home mom.  I literally stand by the window and watch for Adam to get home.  Then I throw him the baby like she's a ticking time bomb and I have some "me" time.  Last night Adam fell asleep at 8:00 so that meant I was on my own.  I didn't feel bad at all when I woke him up for the 5am feeding either.  

I go tomorrow for my check up with my OB/GYN.  I was supposed to go last week (6 weeks post delivery) but apparently my appointment was never made.  I called on Tuesday and they got me in this week.  Then I have my surgery to blast my kidney stone a week from today.  I'm not sure how invasive it will be, but I'm looking forward to the drugs! (I promise I'm not a crackhead, I just really like the deep sleep you get when you have surgery!)  Hopefully I will be done with the hospital for a while after that!

This weekend is the first football game of the season (DUH!) and we were thinking about taking Presley to the quad, but I think I'm going to get my Mom to keep her instead.  Once the weather cools off in a month or so then we will probably take her.  I'm sure if we took her this weekend we'd just be sweating out nads off holding/carrying/feeding her.  Doesn't sound fun to me!

Well, that's about it for today! Below are some pics and videos that I imported off my phone.  Of course, they're all of Presley.  Adam and I are no longer important :)