For those of you nursed your babies, this is probably a term that you are familiar with!
Well, I had heard of it and felt very sorry for the women that got it but thought I would never come down with it, after all....I now consider myself a breastfeeding professional since we have been doing this for ten months! WRONG!! I have it and I am miserable! I have a knot the size of a golf ball that is so tender and no matter what part of my body I move....it causes me pain! I also have a low grade fever and a headache to seal the deal....UGH!! I have stories to tell and pictures to post but for now the baby is sleeping and I am going to rest....maybe tomorrow I will grace you with my presence again!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
For those of you nursed your babies, this is probably a term that you are familiar with!
Posted by Amanda at 11:30 AM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I just figured out how to make it where people can leave comments on my blog....ALL BY MYSELF! I am so proud of me....so, let the sweet comments start pouring in!
Goodnight....for real this time!
Posted by Amanda at 8:52 PM
So today was a day full of randomness....is that a real word???
First of all, I got to go to church for the first time in about 2 months. We got an "okay" report on Friday from Lily's specialist so we decided it would be okay to venture out in public and join Josh and Kiley at church...Lily is now more vocal than she was the last time we were there so we spent the majority of the time in the hallway listening to the sermon...oh well, it was nice just to be there!
This however was not my attitude at the beginning of our adventure. I was running behind this morning, imagine that, and decided that I would have to put my makeup on in the car. I sat it next to the diaper bag so I would remember to grab it on my way out the door. We got the kiddos loaded up and off we went....WITH the diaper bag but WITHOUT my makeup! I realized this as we were already out of our neighborhood and getting onto the highway. I frantically told my husband and he asked me if we needed to turn around and my response was ..."um, most definitely"....he then looked at the clock and said, "sorry babe, we are running late, you look fine without it"!!! WHAT???????? Nice of him to say but not what I wanted to hear at the time! Needless to say I was not in a good mood....I was able to find some powder and lop gloss in the diaper bag but I was definitely lacking color on my cheeks and my eyes looked so...BLAH!! Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with going without makeup....I am proud to say that I rarely put it on BUT....I had showered, fixed my hair and was nicely dressed...which happens about once a week and I wanted to feel pretty! Even though I didn't have any place to go for the rest of the day...I immediately put the makeup on when we returned home...I wanted my husband to see that I can still look like the girl he married a few years ago and not just a frumpy stay at home mom!
I have an uber cute story to tell about my Kiley Ann! She has an obsession with horses and has several stuffed ones she sleeps with, two in particular are her favorites! She wet the bed last night and, of course, her two favorite horses got pee pee on them! I threw them in the washer this afternoon and saying it was traumatic on her is an understatement! I was trying to be a good mom so as soon as they were clean I put them in the dryer, even though the tag said to let them air dry...that would have taken way too long and I did not want her to have to sleep with wet horses! About an hour later the dryer went off and WOW....
Kiley: (eyes huge) "What happened to my horses hair"?
Mommy: "Isn't it pretty? Mommy loves it!" (The hair that was once soft and fluffy is now matted, it looks like the horses have hair nets on, but Kiley will go along with pretty much anything if I am convincing enough)
Kiley: "Yes mommy, it is beautiful! I'm glad you like it too!"
Kiley then goes running down the hall to show daddy her "pretty" horses. She said "look daddy" and with hesitance in his voice he says "oh, what did mommy do" and my sweet kiley replies "mommy made my horses pretty, do you like them?"......all the while, I am standing behind Kiley silently coaching Josh in what to say so that he does not give her any clue that I have ruined her horses! Honestly...I feel AWFUL, not just becuase I ruined them but because she has no idea! I am determined to find her a new one tomorrow while she is at school! For now, she is cuddling with her horses....bad hair and all!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! Josh, Lily and I took a trip to Lubbock for Lily's appointment with her immunologist and had a nice couple of days away....I will post pictures and will fill you in on the appointment tomorrow! For now I am off to bed!
Posted by Amanda at 8:10 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I have had several people tell me that they are unable to leave comments on my blog and I tired this morning and was unsuccessful as well...I have no idea how to fix the problem.
So I know that you can't comment on here and tell me how to fix it but for those of you who are my facebook or myspace friends...can you help me out??? I would love to be able to read sweet comments but I have obviously done something wrong!! I told you I was a computer idiot sometimes!
Posted by Amanda at 6:06 AM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Okay, for those of you who are following my blog and read my first post...I said that the hardest part was going to be finding time to actually sit down and write and one month into it...my posts are becoming far and few between! What can I say, I feel so behind with everything from cleaning and laundry to my Bible study and working on Lily's scrap book! I guess we could sum it up by saying that there is just not enough of me to go around!!
On a positive note...I added a counter to the bottom of my blog a few days ago because I was curious to see if anyone was even reading it and the answer is YES...someone out there actually finds my life interesting! And to all of my family who reads this, I hope you enjoy keeping up with what is going on in our lives....I will try to be better about keeping it updated!
We had a wonderful Valentines weekend! Friday night I cooked a heart shaped pizza and Kiley and I made heart cookies for dessert, it was a hit with the whole family! Josh had to work on Saturday so we went to see my parents for a while. Josh and I were able to go out on Saturday night and it was so great to finally have some time to ourselves! We went to one of my favorite restaurants and I had some wonderful sushi! We spent Sunday working on our bathroom that we are currently re-doing....what a disaster! It is going to be great once it is all done but I HATE chaos and that is exactly what our room looks like, absolute chaos! I will post pics of it once it is done...that way all of you can see how much of a handy man my hubby is!
I guess that is about it for now, but I do have pics this time!
I could seriously eat this sweet face up....she is SO precious....when she wants to be!! I was thinking the other day about how fast she is growing up....it is sometimes more than my heart can handle!
This picture was taken at my parents house, she picked out the outfit! I am very picky about what Kiley wears in public but when we are at home, she can wear whatever she wants! Her little belly is sticking out like Winnie the Pooh...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her!!
This is one of Lily's favorite faces! If there were sound with this picture most of you would be holding your ears...she has the loudest squeal I have ever heard. She definitely wants to be noticed by everyone in the room!
And this is my little angel right now! I love sleeping baby faces and Lily has the cutest...of course I am partial! I could hold her for hours and watch her sleep...this one is absolutely priceless to me!
So I will try to post again soon! Lily goes back to her specialist on Friday so if you think about it say a quick prayer for her! We are hoping we get a good report, maybe her immune system is strong enough now that we can start going out in public again, I am pretty tired of being a hermit!! She hasn't been sick in a little over a month but she also hasn't been anywhere or exposed to anything so....we will just have to see! We did go to her pediatrician on Monday for a weight check and she gained a little over a pound in about 7 weeks which is wonderful for her...she is now 17 pounds...extremely tiny for her age but at least she gained weight! Good Job Lily Bug!
I am going to take advantage of that fact that my babies are sleeping and I am off to bed...I'm sure Lily will be awake to nurse in a few hours!
Posted by Amanda at 8:06 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Maybe the title of my post should have been "one of those WEEKS" instead of "one of those DAYS"!
I'm sure all you moms know what I am talking about! Lily seems to be extra fussy and Kiley seems to be extra stubborn! I feel extra tired and the usual housework seems extremely overwhelming! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!?!?
I think it is called exhaustion! Lily has yet to sleep through the night....and she is 10 months old today (tear)!! I hate to admit it but I am one of those people who need their sleep, I do not function well on minimal sleep....which is what I have been getting for TEN months! This is so foreign to me, my Kiley was a sleeper...its crazy how your kids can be SO opposite! Lily is still breastfeeding so I am hoping that when we put an end to that in a few months she will start to sleep better!
Not much else is going on...Kiley has "Dads and Donuts" tomorrow morning at pre-school and she is so excited, I think daddy is too! Lily has gone about a month without being sick, which is a huge praise! We go back to her specialist next week for a follow up and hopefully we will receive good news!
I am going to try and get a quick shower while Lily is asleep and Kiley is at school! I know a post would not be complete without pictures so I will post a few random ones!
Actually, my computer is acting up so I will post pics during Lily's afternoon nap!
Posted by Amanda at 7:04 AM
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I should probably be getting ready to go to my womens bible study instead of blogging but I wanted to post some pictures while I had a few minutes....Lily is still sleeping and Kiley is off to pre-school!!
Here is sweet Kiley posing for me in her "K" shirt...isn't it precious??? My friend Stacy made this for her and I am crazy about it! I absolutely love anything with monogramming or initials on it!
And here I am with Miss Lily in her "L" onesie! The girls actually wore them at the same time but it is next to impossible to get a good picture of both of them simultaneously so I decided that separate pictures would be just fine! If you notice, Lily is less than thrilled to be taking this pic with me, she was on the floor playing with her cousin and I interrupted....we love you Izzy!!
This is a pic from last week when it iced/snowed! There wasn't really enough snow to play in but Kiley was insistent on going outside so I bundled her up and out she went! Do you see the little pile of snow next to Kiley??? That is her "snow mountain"...it took her quite a while to build....because we didn't have very much snow....but she was so proud of it!!
Here are Lily and Piper....my friend Tiffany's little girl! They were born two days apart and are becoming good friends. They spend most of their time sharing puffs and exchanging chew toys....yummy!!
And this is the ever so fun bathtime! This was Lily's first bubble bath and she loved it! My two girls are so precious, I am so blessed by them everyday!
I'm off to get ready before Lily wakes up!
Posted by Amanda at 6:04 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This casserole is something that was brought to me by my sweet friend April after I had Lily and it has become a favorite around our house!! It is quick, easy and makes quite a bit so I put it in 2 separate pyrex dishes, one goes in the oven and the other in the freezer to pull out when I am in a hurry! Hope ya'll enjoy this as much as we do!!
Green Bean Chicken and Rice
3 cups cooked/chopped chicken breast or 2 cans of chicken
1 pkg Instant Uncle Bens Long Grain Wild Rice
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 chopped onion
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can french style green beans
1 large can French Fried Onions
Cook the rice according to the directions on the box. Combine all the ingredients, except for the French Fried Onions, with the rice and mix well. Place in a 13x9 dish or two 8x8 dishes. Bake on 350 for about 30 minutes. Top with French Fried Onions and let brown for a few minutes.
Posted by Amanda at 4:34 PM
Monday, February 2, 2009
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We were super busy but I had the camera to capture some sweet pictures of my cuties!
Josh and I went to a marriage seminar Friday night and Saturday morning, it was wonderful! My parents came to the house and watched the girls, here is Miss Lily playing with one of her sisters ponies....right before Kiley came and took it away! One of these days she is going to learn to share...I hope!!
Happy Superbowl Sunday! We went to my in-laws Sunday night to watch the game and EAT EAT EAT!! I seriously think Josh and I gained 10 pounds, everything was SO good! And the game, well I didn't really watch it but some of the commercials were great!
And her is my uber cute Kiley Ann...I love her so much! Isn't her hat adorable?? Lily has one as well!
I need to play "catch up" on my picture posting so I will try to do that this afternoon when Lily is napping, Kiley is staying the day with mammie and I will hopefully have some free time!
Posted by Amanda at 8:53 AM