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Monday, May 17, 2010

its been while...

I havent had many chances to blog lately. I have sat down and started typing a couple of times in the past week or so, and then someone cries, or wakes up, or falls down etc, and i forget what i was doing lol.

Wes and i have been doing a lot of talking, and planning for our future lately. Its so hard, with kids, to make decisions. It's not all about me anymore, and its not all about him. So we have to think so carefully about the decisions we make, to ensure we are making the best possible one for our kids sake.

One of the big decisions we have made, is that I am starting school again. I have a year to go until i finish my bachelors, and we found the perfect school that goes right along with RBC's curriculum pretty much, so i was able to transfer everything in. I start the 21st, and i will be done in May of next year. After that, we will decide if i want to join the navy as an officer, or get my Masters in Counseling education to be an elementary school guidance counselor.

We have also decided that wes is going to start on his degree. I say start, but really he already is almost halfway done. He has taken courses on his deployments, and has a lot of college credits in the field of electronics with his training for the navy. So he is going to start working on his degree in electronics engineering from ECPI. Their program is excelerated, so he will be done ithin two years by taking 2 classes every 5 weeks. After he finishes that, he will be able to become an officer in the navy. Which leads us to our even biggest decision of them all.......

When he becomes an officer, he will have to go to OCS, which is officer candidate school, for 12 weeks. OCS is in annapolis maryland. After he completes that, he will have to do 24 weeks in Athens Georgia. During this time, me and the girls will be living in VA. Probably gonna rent a place for 6 months. After that, we will try for orders to san diego.

We think the next 3 years will be the best time for us to ogo to san diego. We want to live there for one 3 year tour in our life. We think its best to do it while the girls are still young. They will be 2 and 3 when we get there. That way, they will be 5 and 6 when we move to VA, and they can go to the same school system the rest of the time until they graduate, with the same friends and stuff.

So, thats our plan.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I leave the tv on pbs sprout during the day from 12-2. Thats the only time bryleigh gets to watch tv. She watches sesame street, caillou and mama mirabells home movies. Well, she is playing while the tv is on. I have noticed she has a huge favorite, caillou. She even tries to sing the song. When the song starts, she claps her hands and jumps up and down. I love it :) Its one of my favorite parts of the day too.

I was at target the other day, and noticed their Huggies pure and natural diapers on clearance. It was only size 5 on clearance, but they were marked down from 19 dollars, to 10 dollars for the big pack. I got home yesterday and noticed that we have a coupon on the fridge for 3 dollars off any pack of huggies pure and natural diapers. So im gonna go up there tonight to get those. she JUST got into size 4, but im sure she will make it to size 5 before shes potty trained. Although, i will be okay with waisting the 7 dollars if she gets potty trained before then!!

Tonight for dinner we are having upside down chicken pot pie. I am really excited about this recipe, and i hope it turns out as delicious as it sounds!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Double Trouble

Well, both girls had to get shots today. Thats the beauty if them being 12 months apart, they are pretty much on the same shot schedule for right now. Brooklynn had her 4 month shots, and Bryleigh her 15 month shots. (shes really 16 months, but oh well)

We first talked about Bryleigh. She is now 22.5 lbs. I thought she was a little chunk, but apparently shes in the 50 percentile for weight, so the dr was very happy with that. Shes perfect :)
She is ear infection free, but we did talk about her constant yeast infections. She pretty much has had an ongoing yeast infection since birth. We have been given SEVERAL prescriptions and it goes away for a few days, and comes right back. The dr wants us to stop using wipes all together. She thinks its something in the wipes. Which we have switched to the most sensitive ones, all cloth wipes we can find. So now we will switch to just water and cloths with her. She thinks this is going to be something Bryleigh struggles with until she is out of diapers. Bryleigh told her thankyou when she handed her a book. She also said Hey to her when she walked in the door, and a few other things throughout the visit. Like all done when she got her shots, while she was crying lol. The dr said that bryleigh was extremely smart, and couldnt believe how well she could piece together words and phrases. It is such a wonderful feeling when someone compliments your baby. Makes you feel so proud as a parent.

And then she started asking questions about Brooklynn. She did say how calm and happy Brooklynn was. She said that her lack of being interested in toys right now is probably just the fact that she is so chill she just likes to lay and stare. She pointed out that she "can" reach for things, she just "chooses" not to. So i shouldnt worry. She said some babies are just very good content babies, and it doesnt take much to entertain them. Brooklynn is right where she should be developmentally, scooting along the floor, and rolling etc. She told us that we could go ahead and start rice cereal, but i told her i didnt think brooklynn was ready for that yet. I am more of a child led parent, and i believe she will show signs of being ready for the next stage before i should just give it to her. She is getting all the nutrition she needs through her formula right now, so we arent going to move to that stage just yet. I dont need to give her cereal at night to help her sleep longer, because she already sleeps long enough. She doesnt act like she is hungry beyond her normal feedings, so i just dont find it necessary yet. The dr agreed, and thought that was great. She said its perfectly fine to skip the cereal stage altogether, as long as we start vegetable solids by 7 months. Which is fine with us, we plan to start those at her 1/2 birthday :)

Anyways, my babies are healthy, happy and smart. Theres not much more i could ask for.

did i mention that we have the best pediatrician ever. She sat in there with us for 30 minutes talking, playing, and just being interested in what we had to say. She doesnt rush us or make us feel stupid, and she always talks about how her crazy kids did those silly things that bryleigh does to. She talks to us like she is our friend, and we appreciate that :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Where did the weekend go?

Well another weekend has come and passed.. funny the rate of speed the weekends seem to fly by at...

Wes had to work both days this weekend, so i wouldn't even consider it a weekend lol. He did come home early today, but i would've rather the reason that he had to come home had no existed.

I got a spinal tap a month ago, as mentioned previously in my blog. Then i had to get a blood patch due to a post spinal headache. While the anesthesiologist was doing the blood patch he kept missing, and hitting something to the left of my spine... Well we now know that it was a nerve of some sort. It has continuously gotten worse at the site, and today i couldn't even walk. Literally. They wanted me to get a quick catscan to make sure it was nothing life threatening, like a spreading infection, and had an MRI scheduled to find out which nerve, disc, etc, and what exactly happened. I am feeling a little better right now, which is great.

Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day. Getting the routine shots for one baby is hard enough, tomorrow both my girls have to get their shots at the same time. Needless to say daddy is coming with us to this appt. I am NOT looking forward to this lol.

well, so long blogger buddies, so long.