Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A day in the life

Just a random summer Wednesday-
Corbin was in the bath this morning, and says to me, out of the blue, "Mommy, even if you say mean things to me, I'll still love you." Haha OKAY...where did that come from? So, I responded by saying, "Thanks babe, and no matter if you're mean to me, I'm still gonna love you too!" LOL

Background info-I went to see Eclipse last night at the 12:01 showing with Angie, Ashley, Teaona, Esther, Bethany, her 2 sisters, Leah, Kristin, and Abbey. So, I got to bed about 3:20 after feeding Kyson, and got up at 7am. So this afternoon, I told the big kids that I was going to lie down for a bit. Kennedy replies in quite the dramatic way (yet in all seriousness), "Mom, you CAN'T take a nap, you'll mess your hair all up!!!" Oh, these kids keep me laughing.

And for the record, after Corbin finished interrupting me 3 times, I finally did catch a 35min nap! SCORE!

And now, as I finish up typing, Kennedy is on the front rug right outside the office showing me how she can touch her feet to her head and even "brush" her hair with her toes!!! Love those kids!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Okay, I'm not even going to comment on the fact that my last blog post was in January!!! Really going to try and get caught up. However, I can't promise it'll be in any kind of order.

We caught Kyson in the dishwasher the other day, and immediately grabbed the camera, because I knew I had 1 of Corbin in that exact same pose! Yes, he is officially into everything possible. He crawls as fast as I can walk, and is eating almost everything as well-and with NO teeth! He is definitely making sure he is set apart from the other 2 in all regards.
He is still not brave enough to step without holding on, but can cruise along most everything in the house to get what he wants. He is has really made a turn and become a fun-loving, sweet, and feisty little toddler. He is on a great schedule, and sleeps through the night almost all the time-FINALLY. I can't believe we will be celebrating his 1st birthday in 3 weeks.
I think it's been the hardest year of my life thus far, but I know already that time erases those memories. I love how God does that!

So, here they are-Kyson 11 months and Corbin 9 months.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Me "So, Corbin do you remember you coughing real bad last night?"
Corbin "Yeah."
Me "Do you remember that I had to lay down with you, and I even slept in your bed for a while?"
Corbin "Yeah, good times mom, good times."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Short and sweet, because as I sit down I hear baby Cheeks waking...
At mom's over Thanksgiving break, the following conversation happened between Michael and Kennedy:
Kennedy was being sassy about something:
M-Kennedy you better watch it, or we won't be taking the leftover brownies home.
K-Krrreerrr (making phone interference noises) You're breaking up. Krrrreeerrr I can't hear ya.
We laughed so hard. Who even knows where she comes up with this stuff!!! What a mess!
And for a side note, yesterday she requested her training wheels be taken off. No success yet, but willing to keep trying. And when I thought she was getting some cashews (her fave snack) out, she was instead getting Barbie cereal from the top shelf, and proceeded to pour herself a bowl WITH milk, and throw the empty milk carton away. I walk in to see her eating cereal at the table like she's 10. What's happened to my baby girl? I know, she's growing up!
Okay, off to tend to the real baby of the family...PEACE.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Wow-2 months since I blogged last? Can you say 3rd kid? I feel a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to even start. So, a little recap is how I'll do it, I guess.
Michael-still working like crazy. Has some new projects in line for Healthback that are very exciting. It is so neat to sit back and see your husband really take on the business world, and make a difference. He works hard, but it a good way.
Me-still trying to create some kind of routine and order to our house, which I fail at most of the time. However, happiness and health are #1, and in that regard we are great! I finally bit the bullet and started weight watchers 3 weeks ago. I've lost over 8lbs so far, and am pretty proud. I have a lot to go, but it feels great to have some control over at least 1 area of my crazy life.
Kennedy-thriving in school. K is doing this girl good. She is really picking up on reading, loves her friends, and yet still her sassy, diva self. Ruling the world is still definitely in her future.
Corbin-just loving life as usual. We are blessed by such a sweet spirit in our family. He's so kind-hearted that he usually has me tearing up at least once a day. He loves school too, and so I added him in an extra day. He is just like his momma, and wants to go, go, go all the time.
Kyson-almost 4 months old! He gives out fat cheeked smiles daily, and has even started sharing his precious laugh with us. He loves bath time like crazy, is super ticklish, and is starting to grab and bat at toys. He is not the greatest of nappers, and is still not sleeping through the night, but what do you do? He is shuffled around all day, and definitely has the 3rd child syndrome. We love him though like crazy.
I am hoping to get a set day to blog-if Kyson will allow for it. My 'down' time though is spent with laundry, house cleaning, pumping, bathing, and big kid preparations. So, we shall see. :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bath Baby

Bathing has not been a treat for either Kyson or myself since his arrival. He pretty much screams the entire time. Now, though after being adjusted by Dr. Philipose we have had our 1st taste of happy bathing and even happy after!

PROOF: No tears!

And a bit of a smirk and fist pump ;)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Attempting to Get Back, Silent Reflux and Missing the Big Kids

Yes, it has been weeks since I posted. This post kind of explains why-adjusting to 3 kids, having surgery 3 weeks after giving birth, and a fussy baby on top of all that. Whew.

The big kids have been in Kentucky all week at Cathy and Chris's house for a fun filled visit. During this time, Kyson's fussiness has become much more obvious. I think with the big kids here to distract me, I have been able to write off his crankiness as "spoiled" and/or just being a "challenging" baby-as those words have escaped my lips all too frequently. Then, Thursday after having a rather challenging day with him, I began talking to Michael about how I thought it was something more. I just couldn't excuse his constant fussiness for not being a content baby. I told myself that if the morning started rough again the next day, I would call Dr. Maschino. That night, I began researching colic. I thought maybe, but wasn't convinced, because after reading the symptoms he just didn't fall into that category.

Then, thanks to facebook, the topic of reflux came up from several of my friends. Again, I wasn't convinced...until I began reading about "silent reflux". Then, the puzzle pieces started really fitting together: hiccups multiple times a day in utero, and now, wanting to be upright while awake, preferring to nap on his belly, constant fussiness while awake, wanting to bounce, difficulty nursing, fussy while eating, sounding hoarse, acting like he had a sore throat...all things I had noticed and commented on at some point and on several occasions. What makes it called "silent acid reflux" is that these babies rarely actually spit up or vomit. So, a lot of the time it is not detected soon. When silent reflux babies have reflux, the acid travels up the throat and they swallow it back down. This can be very harmful, because they are getting the acid twice on their throats. If left untreated, it can cause lots of damage to their digestive tracts.

Friday came, and fussiness began after eating. I called the doc. After talking with her for about 2 minutes, she was convinced as well that Kyson was suffering from silent reflux. We began him on Axid last night, and she told us we should see some relief by the end of the weekend. We are praying she is right, because so far today we haven't seen much difference. With the big kids coming home tomorrow, a happy baby would make it all a LOT better around here! I am also planning to take him to my chiropractor, because I've had 2 friends suggest that as well. We would go today if he were open! LOL
The energy here has definitely been missing from the liveliness of the older 2. I am ready to have those crazy, little, love bug monkeys home!
(And what's a post without a picture? So, here is a pic with Daddy at his office Thursday.)