Monday, May 26, 2008
For those selfless souls out there that are serving our country in war time...or those families that they leave behind...or for the thousands that have paid the ultimate price for freedom...A Vs. B thanks you with a big two sided kiss!
As for all the rest of us...how was your Memorial day weekend? If it did not include the following items then it was more fun than ours: "IV Fluids", "vomit", "diarrhea", "ER", "5 sticks and still no go with the IV", "blown veins", or "no solid foods since last Thursday!"
Keeping count it goes something like this:
1 - number of girls that are in the ER as I currently right this.
2- number of times Allie threw up in my lap this weekend. And also the number of girls in the ER earlier today.
3 - how many people it takes to hold the girls down while they are administered IV's
4 - days without solid food
5 - times that Allie was poked today trying to find a vein...they all 'blew out' before fluids could be given.
Wrap it up: Girls have been vomiting since Wednesday night. Have have little or no solid food since then...and if so, thrown it up. Only thing that can keep down in Gatorade and that just started today. They both were taken to the ER this morning and spent the next 4 hours hanging out there. Brooke getting IV fluid and Allie, well, just being stuck with needles. She is now with mom at the ER again trying for an IV, which I just got word that they were successful. After 8 tries...Allie is finally getting much needed fluids.
You might ask how it got this far? Well you know that 24/7 phone line that your pediatrician and or insurance company gives you? Well, their advice is what we followed for the last couple of days. Heck, they are Ped's, RN's and other medical professionals. But there is one key element...they can't see our girls, they only can go off what we tell them and then they take the lowest common denominator (they are insurance based after all!) and go from there.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I just read a quote that is so true they should add another book to the Bible and call it Dads: And Dads 33:17 would read, "Beautiful daughters are the Lord's punishment for the Father's misspent youth.You clearly were a bad boy!" With two BEAUTIFUL daughters and one EXTRAORDINARY wife...I must have been really bad in my formative years!
Sisters being sweet...
They love the couch. every chance the can they get up on it and run from side to side like some wild pack of tennis ball wranglers! Brooke brings her little chair over and uses it as a step to get up there, while Allie still needs the lifting arms of a "willing" accomplice to be elevated.
Besides "Mine," "No" has become Allie's favorite word. And she knows the meaning as well. We ask her if she wants to sleep. "No", she says. Very convincingly I might add!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Rodney and Hollie Peete
Sean "diddy" Combs
Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony Julia Roberts
Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Our girls are doing well. The daily Zyrtec is doing wonders. We have been ear infection free for a week. The first week in a LONG TIME! We are still figuring out how to eat out with the girls. They love sitting there and eating the hard boiled eggs and hot dog...but when it comes to banana pudding and chocolate mousse - forget it. You would have thought we placed molten lava on their tongues by the way they reacted today. Good for us...don't need them craving sweets anyhow.
Brooke does this spin thing now for fun, see video below. And it serves for much entertainment for us! Allie enjoys it at well and cheers her on each time.
Allie still has her shoe inserts, they aren't doing anything just yet. We pray that it just clicks with her someday soon and she just stands and walks. She can stand supported with her knees locked out, and methodically - almost robotic - scoot across the furniture. Brooke helps her out a ton by bringing her toys, sippy cups and other things to her. She also steals things and takes off! Funny, until Allie yells out "Mine Sissy!" and attacks!
...baby, right round. Like a record player! Right round, round, round!