Monthly Archives: July 2013

Looking back again

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Colton is doing great! He’s been smiling off and on for the past week. Haven’t posted much due to not having Internet for a week. And then my internal battery on my iPad died so I had to replace it. Overall life is looking better for us. Cory and I have agreed that its essential for us to move in the next 6 months. So here we go to saving money! Colton still has millions of doctor appointments for the next couple months but were managing.

Two dear friends of mine are sending me a bundle of cloth diaper’s for Cheyenne and Colton. I couldn’t believe it at first but they are the most dearest angels on earth. I recently found out Colton is allergic to disposable diapers (or pampers anyways) and I’ve been forced to let him air dry as wrapping him in receiving blankets is a bit hard to do lol. It works for Cheyenne but she’s older and I can only fold them so much.

Anyways, we have had a pretty stressful month. My mother in law and brother in law have made it an almost Wait no a definite hell here. Since Colton has been home we’ve only been focusing on the kids and us, but apparently that’s not how it’s supposed to be. The past couple days have been ok….I just wish we could move sooner into our own place again. The reason we moved in with each other is because my mother in law borrowed money all the time and we weren’t able to afford anything so we figured it’d be easier if we lived together? No…it didn’t.

But that’s ok. I just have too much on my plate to worry about what they think of me. The only people I want to think good of me are my wonderful children and my husband!

Colton weighed in at 10 pounds 12 oz yesterday! Just Monday he was 10 pounds 6 1/2 oz. His head circumference is still gong up but very slowly and we are just so happy he’s home!
And they tested his blood to check his vitamin levels. If they look good then that’s three vitamins a day he won’t have to take!

This is him last week 🙂

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And here’s Colton a couple days after we brought him home.

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Big change right!? A 3 pound change!

Poor girly

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Well Cheyenne has done so-so today on learning how to use the potty all most of the time. Her mouth is pretty sore after taking a big fall yesterday. The poor girl was going after the wii remote as her brother was trying to keep it away from her, the little booger. Thank goodness it closed really fast. I’m cleaning it with peroxide twice a day, with coconut oil, and a little breastmilk. Haha I know many of you may think its weird but I’ve learned a few tricks during my five plus years of motherhood. For example, the best trick on diaper rash is to give them a nice bath, lather with coconut oil and let them run as naked as the day they were born. There you go, that’s my biggest secret. 😉

Colton is sleeping in my arms, and I’m dreading all of the appointments this month. It is wicked crazy on how expensive this one trip can cost. I have to do it more than once this month as well. So I finally broke down and called Helping Hands and they said they would help since I am not a regular. S hopefully I can get enough for gas on the trip down, not just once but hopefully twice.

Fingers crossed

Oh and now we have a well known celebrity, Jamie Grayson! I love his reviews even though I know I can’t afford to buy anything. Haha on me. But he is pretty cool and hilarious with Angry Baby.

Oh well, going to relax and look for some cheap rental houses in my area and some day cares. Oh yes, I figured that if I could work at a day care I could bring the kids with me. Sounds reasonable right? And I have plenty of experience with babies and children, I know how I prepare formula and handle breastmilk. And it would be nice for my kids to have some more interaction with others.

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Well just found out that the money we receive from my old Pontiac is going to our tags. I pray that they are not too expensive. We just need a break even if its a small one. I have called a dozen day cares today, praying that there is an opening. I need and want a job that does not separate me from my kids. I absolutely do not want someone else raising them. And at a day care I would be able to bring them with me. I successfully found one that may be a “maybe”, but I won’t know till the beginning of August. Hopefully with my experience watching kids, ha ha, I will quickly get it.

I’ve tried being a stay at home mother for five years, it is just way too difficult. And now, with the car payments, we cannot afford to let me stay home.

Oh I love being with my kids, I know I’ve never been more happier holding them and watching them grow. Right now my two older kiddos are sleeping e day away as I’m holding Colton. Yup, been holding him since 6am this morning…did I get all the sleep I needed or wanted? Nope..but that’s ok.

Anyways Colton’s head circumference is going up again. I pray that it stops because if not then were going to have to go down on another separate trip just for a shunt…so I know I’m not a religious person, I don’t pray to any god or person. But I pray that my son will get through these troubles because I’m more scared than anyone.