Friday, November 27, 2009
I am only slightly upset at one thing. They told us at our first appointment they would call us the Friday before with the time and instructions. So I am upset that when I call this morning I am surprised to learn that their offices have been closed since Wednesday for the holidays..meaning I can't reach ANYONE that I need to until they re open the actual date of surgery!
Well, that is too late because we have to drive to Chapel Hill for one, and for two they told us we would have a cut off with food and liquids prior to surgery but that they would call us on that friday to let us know the exact details..so we have NO info!! (ugh)!
So I called around and got the hospital operator who was able to give us his surgery time (8:00 am). GOOD! But I still have no info on how early we need to be for his pre labs and prep.. But now we had her page a urology resident to call us back with instructions on when to cut off feeding (this part will be hard). ::sigh::
Is it me or have we been given the run around by multiple people ALL year in regard to not only Ethan but even my crappy hospital experience at Cape Fear where they lost my paper work the day of my c section, only to have them do it stat the next 2 days later b/c "oops we messed up we need to take the baby RIGHT NOW!".
God help me get through the rest of this year, that's all I ask, it's been beyond stressful, especially dealing with Ethan's issue by myself with out any help. I am pretty sure they said only juice after 12 midnight..so I hope this goes over well and please keep Ethan in your prayers that all goes well for his surgery. I trust the doctor and know that beyond this minor error in calling us and getting us this information that UNC really is one of the best hospitals in the nation and I just pray pray pray for ONE, everything goes well for Ethan and TWO, I can calm my anxiety enough to not be on edge all day/night/weekend until then. :::breaaaath:::
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
It's that time again! I am now taking orders for custom winter/christmas tutus!
size newborn-4T will be $35 up to 3 colors! (
* Includes ribbon & Flower embellishment of your choice that I have in stock!!
** My tutu's are not skimpy I use 60-100 yards on EACH tutu (most tutu makers only use 8, that's a HUGE difference!! - no panties or diapers show!!) hehe.
Anyways, here is some of my work:
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is my youngest, Ethan. Whom you will more and likely hear me refer to as, bubby, butterfingers b aby, bubby monster, etc. etc.
It's the 14th already and it totally slipped my mind that he turned 7 months on the 11th.
I am very fond of bubby, as I think he is just the sweetest smiliest thing I have ever come across (and yes, us mother's tend to be partial)!
Bubby absolutely loves his MiMi (sister). Every day that we go pick her up from school I'll tote him in one arm and the moment he sees his MiMi he quickly smiles and burries his head in my shoulder because he is bashful. He'll then attempt to jump out of my arms by contorting his little body to try and reach her. It really is too cute.
And MiMi? Well she's just as fond of Mr. Handsome! But yes, 7 months! wow, I don't remember time flying this quickly with MiMi.
On November 30th we will be back at UNC where Ethan will have his surgery. And, GOD HELP ME, I am nervous as all get out, I mean, I trust this doctor because he was the only one who would see us when I didn't believe bubby's pediatrician. I just knew she was wrong on her diagnosis, or lack there of. I am glad that my persistence and pushing has paid off. I am so so so nervous though. It's a mommy thing, we all worry about our baby's and I'm almost positive we all try to protect them. Me? Possibly too much. I'm sure I'll be the clingiest mom of all, but they are my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.
So just keep Ethan in your prayers that his surgery on the 30th goes with out incident. And if you have gotten this far, well, THANKS for actually caring enough to read:)
So, every child has that one doll that is there everything early on. For MiMi, it's her first stuffed animal. I had just gotten out of my c section with her in March of 2005 when Doug's mom came into our room and brought us this little one from his Grandmom & Granddad for MiMi. For the longest time MiMi would sleep with 'her' all the time. She's (miss bunny) has seen some rough times. She's been left at the park, she's been spit up on, chewed on, trampled on, anything else you can mention.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
And, I will be trying the crock pot taco soup tonight, I'll let you know how it turns out;)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Why not do it yourself SNOWGLOBES?! I made one of these in gradeschool and LOVED it! There are TONS of 'tutorials' for these bad boys online but NONE are as easy as mine I PROMISE you;) Not only that but I'm giving you step by step photo instructions to ensure you get it right. Please, if you use my tutorial and/or photos, PLEASE link back to my site. I WILL LOVE YOU forever and appreciate the feed back! Plus it will give me incentive to do TONS more photo blog tutorials.
Ready to make your snowglobe? Let's go...!!
Collect the following materials (I found all of mine around the house):
* EMPTY, DRY & CLEAN GLASS baby food jar with lid
* HOT GLUE GUN w/ glue stick
* KRYLON (or other spray paint) make sure it is for metal/plastic!!
* BABY OIL (clear)
* water bottle cap (I have blue but would prefer clear or white for this project)
* GLITTER (I have fine, but prefer chunky glitter, it's your choice)
* Q TIP or Popsicle stick for stirring purposes
* Optional ribbon for embelishing (I will NOT use this today).
* Optional, CLEAR liquid nails or CLEAR tub caulking
* SMALL figure, I am using a littlest pet shop bobble head figure my daughter has, you can also get creative and pluck the heads/figures off of pez dispensers (they have sooo many different assortments, from tinkerbell, spider man, and everything in between. Trust me, I know, I have a collection of over one thousand).
Gather your spray paint and baby food jar lid and place over a piece of paper:
SPRAY that bad boy down and let air dry for 15 or so minutes (this covers the manufacturers logos and other things that makes it less pretty).
Gather your figure, your bottle cap and your pre heated glue gun
Load the bottom of the figure up with hot glue
FIRMLY press the figure smack center atop the bottle cap as shown (allow 10 minutes to dry):
Place glass jar atop figure to make sure it will fit.
(the reason I put the figure ontop of a bottle cap as opposed to directly on the jar lid is b/c the bottle cap raises the figure agove the jars ringed bottom enabling the entire figure to show not cutting it off at the ''ankles'' so to speak) My figure is tall but that's okay, also when doing this keep in mind glass will make the object appear larger than it is.
Fill your baby food jar a little past the first ring on the screw on part with baby oil
Add a generous amount of glitter to your baby oil, stirring it with a q tip or popsicle stick to seperate. I used fine glitter but think the chunkier kind looks better:
Collect your DRY spray painted baby food jar lid, your figure and pre heated glue gun
COMPLETELY HOT GLUE the entire rim of the bottle cap and place DIRECTLY in the center of the baby food jar lid (allow 10 minutes to dry):
THIS ONE is MESSY FOLKS! Collect a pile of napkins/a towel/or do it over the sink!
Submerge your figure into the water and screw on the lid TIGHTLY!!
IT WILL OVERFLOW..IT IS SUPPOSED TOO! if it doesn't it will have too large an air pocket!!
RINSE and COMPLETELY DRY off jar, baby oil is ..well..oily;P BAHAHA!
OPTIONAL STEP 14:
**THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL PENDING HOW TIGHT THE JAR LID IS**
If your jar lid seeps, take the liquid nails, OR the clear tub caulking and caulk tight around the base of the jar where it meets the lid. I find that the beech nut brand baby food jars DO NOT spring leaks. But don't take my word for it, if you want to, better safe than having to re do it..personally they never leaked on me;)
SHAKE IT UP BABY!! YOU'RE DONE!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
And of course just a couple photos up for sharing today that I took of them. I really need to get back into the blogging bit. ;x Oh time, where have you gone??
Well, this year I learned I am going to be an aunt, and I couldn't be more thrilled.