Ready. Get set. Go!!!!!!

WOOHOO!!! It’s so nice to have a working laptop again. I really didn’t think I was going to make it without being connected to the world beyond our front door. But I did and I’m ready to get back in touch with everyone! ūüôā

While being away we had some new developments with the girls!

I think, I can¬†officially¬†say we had a MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH with Michaela concerning the¬†vacuum. Our past experiences with Michaela and the vacuum have not been good. If we needed to vacuum, Michaela would¬†immediately¬†put her hands over her ears while running to her room, screaming in terror and shaking¬†uncontrollably¬†until the deed was done. (more…)

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Damn curve ball…again

Wow…yesterday afternoon was interesting. I get Michaela off the bus and then my phone rings. It’s the¬†receptionist¬†from our pediatrician office. She told me we needed to schedule a blood draw for Melanie based on the results, because our pediatrician wanted one done.

I asked, “was this the blood draw from Riley that was done in December?” (more…)

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Another diagnosis for our journey with the girls

We finally had Melanie’s developmental pediatrician appointment on Thursday morning. I was a ball of nerves leading up to the appointment. I know going through the process before has helped me a little bit but it doesn’t change the fact about me being nervous to hear those words again.

I got up really early Thursday morning because I couldn’t sleep. When I got ready it was time to wake up the girls which went easier than I expected. Chris took Michaela in his car (since he had to go to work after the appointment) to meet with our associate minster from church who took care of Michaela during the appointment. This way Chris could go to the appointment! What a HUGE relief! I went ahead and took Melanie with me so we can arrive to the appointment early to figure out where we were going and where to register. (more…)

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Yep, I’m getting nervous

I can’t believe Melanie’s developmental pediatrician appointment is just 2 weeks away, December 1st. I worked so hard to get this appointment starting in April. I waited 2 months to just get the paperwork, then I filled out TONS of paperwork, sending ALL the paperwork back in, waiting for a call about the appointment then learning about the LONG waiting list, and I called once a month checking with the scheduler to see where we were on the waiting list to be called for an appointment. Every time I saw our pediatrician she would ask me if we had an appointment yet. Sigh…so frustrating. (more…)

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When it rains…it pours

Monday was a very busy stressful day. If something went wrong it did! First, I woke up late because I needed to get Melanie and Michaela to a doctor’s appointment at 8:30am. SIGH. Then while rushing around to get the girls ready and myself, I noticed something when I came downstairs. I accidentally left 2 FULL gallons of milk out on the counter from when I went to the grocery store the night before. SIGH.¬† After getting breakfast ready and the girls were eating, I was getting the diaper bag ready for the appointment. I then realized I still had Chris’s debit card, so now he had no access to our money if he needed it. SIGH. Then Michaela some how knew we were in a hurry and was taking her time eating breakfast while throwing a fit. SIGH. Amazingly enough we get out of the house and head to the appointment. (more…)

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