Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Week 45...

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving =) Here are some pics from ours =)
DJ and Ti Ti Fwee *Auntie Brittney*
My handsome little Guy with a chocolate ring around his mouth... lol
Reagan constantly has ahold of Chez's tail
♥ Sisters ♥
Nothing like cooking your Thanksgiving Turkey in a Ronco... Set It and Forget It!
My sister and I infront of all the food we made!
Getting the kids plates ready and cooled off...
The guys cleaning and doing dishes.. since we cooked!
♥ Mommy & Reagan ♥
♥ Silly Faces ♥
My little turkey passed out! He didnt wake up at all when I changed him into his pull up and pj's =)
Reagan brushing her teeth =)

Hope you all had a great day!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

DJ's Speech Therapy...

So I have FINALLY made some progress with the Ins. Co. for DJ's Speech Therapy! I called the Ins Co this morning and they said that they never received the Referral from his Dr office. OMG Are you kidding me?!? I talked with his dr office in August and asked them to send in the referral. So I called the Dr office and they said that there is nothing in his chart about me calling and asking them to send in a referral. So I *nicely* ask them to send another one to the Ins Co.

So while I am waiting for that the Ins Co Is going to send me a Members Handbook, because they are too stupid to print out the policy and mail it to me. All I need is a Print Out of the Policy that says that he is covered for Speech Therapy. I hate dealing with Ins Co's. They give you the run around everytime you talk to them.

I talked with DJ's case worker (I guess thats what you call her) And she said that she will try and get an Interm Payment set up so we can get DJ started with his Speech Therapy Sessions while Im still getting everything sorted out with Insurance and things like that.

So I get a call from Cooks Speech Therapy and we are going to start SPEECH THERAPY!!!! Im so happy that we are finally starting! He really needs this and the good thing is that the lady will be coming to our house to do the Speech Therapy Sessions =) We are probably going to start his therapy the first week of December!

I cant wait till my little guy can talk right and everyone be able to understand what he is saying!!!

Thanksgiving Already?!?

I can not believe it is that time of year again... I love watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Christmas Day Parade! Last year DJ loved watching the parade! He freaked when he saw all of the characters, He was just so excited! Reagan was too little to realize what was going on, but this year I think she will enjoy it!
DJ's favorite person in the whole world... Besides his "Papa"
Cant forget Sponge Bob...
Yay the Turkey!!!
DJ is really liking the Shrek Movies =) I think they are hilarious!
So Tomorrow we are going to my dads house and my sister and I are going to do the cooking. I thought I was going to get out of it this year, But my sister nominated me to help her... Oh well maybe next year =)

I hope you all have a very Fun, Safe and Yummy Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Night out with the Girls =) Week 44

So last night one of my old BFF was in town and she invited me to go out with her and some friends. Of course I said Yes! I needed a fun girls night out! Well they were running late so the picked me up at my dads and we headed downtown to Social. While driving we got stuck in the Sobriety Check Point. So that made us even later. We finally got to the club and the line was out of control and we needed to be in the club by 11pm in order to get in free since we were on the guest list. Well by the time we got up to the club it was 11:30pm so we said lets go somewhere else because we dont want to pay for the $15 cover. So kim says that she wants to go to Regan's Pub by my house.

So we get to Regan's Pub and there are nothing but older people there. So everyone is looking at us.. lol We get a table and start drinking =) We were having such a great time! It was so nice to go out and have some fun.

So after we leave the bar we head over to Dennys. There were a group of guys that were at the bar that sat next to us at dennys. This one guy looked exactly like Danny Bonaduce... Our poor waitress had to deal with 2 drunk groups.. But it was so much fun!! We kept trying to get our waitress to say "Meow" finally she said it after about 20 minutes.

All in all it was a great night!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bloggers Unite...

November is Prematurity Awarness Month. More than 540,000 Babies are born Premature every year, and 45,000 this month alone. March of Dimes is an absolute angel to a lot of parents.

For me, my pregnancy ran smoothly and I had no major complications. I walked the 6 miles for the March of Dimes at 35 weeks pregnant and raised around $400 between my friend and I. I had the normal L&D walk of shame, constantly feeling like my water was breaking. The normal first time mom worries.

I finally hit that 40 weeks. I was hoping and praying he would make his appearance everyday. I was so uncomfortable and looked like I was ready to pop. Pretty soon 1 day overdue turned into 2 days, and 3 days, and 4 days... I think you get the hint...

On Fathers Day 2007 I was officially 1 week overdue, and I was feeling horrible. Dave went to church with his brother and father for fathers day, He dropped me off at my dads house because if anything happened my dad would be there to take me to the hospital. After about an hour of being at my dads, I called Dave and told him that I wanted to go to L&D because I was not feeling well. He drives to my dads, we go home, I take a bath and my water breaks... Thank God!

When we get to the hospital they confirm that my water had broken. They hook me up and DJ's heart rate kept going up and down so I had to be put on oxygen. Every hour they would come in and threaten me with a c/s. And every hour I would slowly progress... Finally after being in labor for about 9-10 hours, I get my Epidural and when I laid back down, all my water just started pouring out. The nurse calmly said that there was Miconium in my water and that there would be a NICU team in the room when I delivered. I about shit my pants, cause I always thought if the NICU Team is brought in somethings wrong.

Finally it was time to push after 16 hours of labor. I gave 1 test push and all of these alarms and bells went off, that was DJ's heart rate dropping. My Dr yelled for someone to get NICU in the room asap and My Dr started to use the Vacuum to get my son out, after failed attemps and on the verge of losing DJ, my Dr told me "We need to get him out ASAP so I am going to use the Forceps, Or we are going to do an Emergency C/S and I don't know what the outcome of the C/S will be." I told my Dr to use the forceps since we are already here. After a few tugs DJ was out. Nobody told me that he wasn't breathing when was delivered. He was rushed over to the table and the NICU staff was trying to get him to breath. I kept asking why isn't my baby crying?? Finally after about 5 minutes, I hear the most wonderful sound in the world.

His apgar at 1 minute was a 5 and at 5 minutes it was a 9. I was so thankful for my Dr being so professional and for the NICU team for saving my little boy. He didn't have to stay in the NICU or anything, they just kept a really close watch on him. Ive never personally had any of my children in the NICU, but know a few friends who's babies were in the NICU. I am so thankful for the March of Dimes and all of the Research that they do to save these precious lives.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bloggers Unite: Fight for Preemies...

I will be participating in the Bloggers Unite: Fight for Preemies on November 17th. I am inviting all of YOU to join and do the same =) To learn more about Fight for Preemies please click on the link.

November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis of premature birth. The March of Dimes invites bloggers like you to get involved.
• Learn about premature birth at
• Put a badge on your blog during November, Prematurity Awareness Month®
• On November 17, blog for a baby you love and to help othersWe need to fight ― because babies shouldn’t have to.

Our IKEA Trip =) Week 43

I love walking around IKEA and getting ideas for our "Future House". I also love how they have everything laid out and their show rooms. And its always a great trip when the kids mind and listen! They did amazing!

Dave and I found a super cute bed/bunk bed for DJ and Reagan (when she gets a little older). It fits twin mattresses and you can change the sides to different colors. And its not that tall. I'm 5' tall and I can comfortably reach around the top bunk.


You can also buy a canopy for the top bunk.


We also found some really cute storage bins for the kids' room. They have toys galore and we are currently using old laundry bins for their toys. The bins come in 5 different colors so we can get something neutral for both of them.


I want to get the kids a table and chairs for Christmas that they can have in their room. Everywhere I have looked, They are all over $50. Well, Surprise I found a cute set for $30. I was thinking of painting it for them.


So one of my Sassy Mommas Ersula Found a bunch of DIY projects for Christmas, or any other holiday. Well on one of her links there was a Play Kitchen made out of an old Entertainment Center. Well my dad has an old entertainment center at his house so I am going to make the kids a Play Kitchen for them for Christmas! Im so excited!!!!! Here is what the lady's looked like...


Check It Out HERE.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Week 42.. yeah im a little late.

Well this past week has been hectic...

But I am glad to say that the kids are feeling so much better. They are back to their healthy hyper selves...

I will just leave you with a few pics =)

Have a great week-end...

Friday, November 6, 2009

No More Sickies...

The kids are finally feeling better. Yahoo!

Reagan is finishing up her last medication and we just got her inhaler with chamber. I gave it to the pharmacy on tuesday and it took till thursday for insurance to cover it. Ugh what a pain, but it did save me $200.

DJ is back to his hyper self and not listening, I swear I was never like this as a child... So I blame it on dave ;) He was a very very active/hyper child, and Im afraid that dj is now just a mini dave with the hyperness...

Reagan is starting to scream and throw a temper tantrum when she doesnt get what she wants, kinda like me... SShhhh I didnt tell you that... Her hair is finally getting long enough to where I can put ALL of her hair in a pony tail!!! YAY!!!

Well better get going....

Monday, November 2, 2009

What a long week! Week 41

OMG this past week has been LOOONG! We have had a little bit of everything in this week: Took the kids to Fairytale Town, Emergency Room, Very sick kiddos, Went Trick or Treating and had my First Blog Giveaway!

First off... On monday we went and had the kids' halloween pictures taken. They were not happy about that! DJ didnt want to get his costume on and reagan was just running away! We did manage to get a decent picture of everyone =)

He was NOT happy to be there...

The final one... Dave and I had to get into the picture in order for us to get a decent one of the kids.

After the pictures we took the kids to Fairytale Town. They were having a blast with everything that was there. DJ loved going down all of the slides and running around. My sister came with us also.

Going down the slide!

Auntie Brittney and Reagan going down the slide!

Going to the Teepee (sp?)

Brittney going down a slide.

DJ at another slide, this one is the Owl's house from Winnie the Pooh.

Running the crooked mile =)

DJ, Brittney, Me, Reagan

Playing in the crooked house!

Brittney and Reagan on the Pumpkin Coach from Cinderella

DJ going down the Jack and the Beanstalk Slide..

Reagan climbing on the Shoe/Foot of the Giant.

Sitting with Mother Goose

Going down the Alice in Wonderland Slide!

On the Pirate Ship, They were fighting over who got to steer...

Reagan, Mommy, DJ

Dave, DJ & Reagan

Monday night was horrible. After we left Fairytale Town DJ started throwing up in the car, We pulled over and changed him and cleaned out his seat. When we got home I took his temp and he was burning up. I gave him some tylenol and Ibproufen. I decided to check reagans temp and she was also burning up. So I knew the kids were starting to get sick. I monitored the fevers all night and they just kept getting higher and higher. So I decided to take them to the E.R. Well I am glad I did because when we got there Reagan had a temp of 103.6 and DJ had 102.5 temp. After we were seen, DJ had a left ear infection, fever, & Croup (it was mis-diagnosed as pneumonia). Reagan had a Double ear infection, cough & fever. They were super sick!

DJ and his cool patch, he was 102.5 poor little guy..

Reagan with her cool patch, she was 103.6 poor baby girl..

All of their meds...

My poor sick babies =(

DJ was so excited to go trick or treating. For the past week he kept saying Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat, Candy! lol He couldnt wait to get into his costume. This year was a fun year for trick or treating for dj, reagan still didnt get the concept of it.

The kids taking a nap before going to papas house to go trick or treating!

Getting Ready to head out and go Trick or Treating at Papa's House!

Knocking on Mark and Debi's door, They were giving out King Size Bars!

DJ and Courtney trick or treating!

Reagan in the wagon!

Reagan kept trying to go into everyones house.. LOL

The kids scored on candy!

DJ relaxing after Trick or Treating

Reagan relaxing after Trick or Treating

What a Busy Busy Busy Week!