Saturday, December 29, 2007

Belated, Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Between my ongoing health problems and the busyness of the holiday season I haven't been updating my blog. I don't think it matters a whole lot since I don't have many readers anyway. I just want to wish those that stop by a late Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year! I sure hope that 2008 brings answers to my stomach troubles. I am continuing to have those and now I've developed a sore throat as well. This has been a very long and depressing two months for me. I am thankful though that I actually felt good on Christmas and truly enjoyed the time with my family.
If anyone likes to shop online my mom has her Children's Boutique on the web now. You can visit us at

Friday, December 07, 2007

She's 6!

My daughter turned 6 years old this week. It's hard to believe that so much time has passed since she was born. I will never forget the day that she entered this world. It was the best birth I could have possibly imagined. The day was even beautiful! It was 70 degrees and the sun was shining in December. We walked around outside that day with no coats on. My labor was relatively short for a first baby and not hard until about 2 hours before she was born. When she did grace us with her presence she was surrounded by people that loved her and were greatly anticipating her arrival. My midwife delivered her at 2:46 p.m. in the afternoon and the first thing I said was "she is so tiny." Surprisingly to me, she weighed 7 lbs 2 oz which is an average size baby!

The first night she was born she cried for hours demanding attention. She still lives her life with determination and gusto. She is very smart, helpful and dramatic. Her moods change with the wind, but we love her for who she is.

Happy Belated Birthday to my first born child!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


December has arrived! It's really cold here today which seems the perfect way to bring this month in. My husband has a rule that we can't put up our Christmas tree until it's officially December, so I guess we can put it up now. We'll probably do that on Sunday since my daughter is having a birthday sleepover with her cousin tonight. I can feel much better about wearing my Christmas clothes and playing my Christmas music now! I always feel a little silly starting right after Thanksgiving, but I love it!
My daughter and her cousin will be making pillowcases tonight at her sleepover. I bought white pillowcases and fabric paint so I know it will be a lot of fun for them! I just hope that my son doesn't feel the need to join in since I didn't buy him a pillowcase. I probably should have, but I didn't really think about it at the time.
My medical drama is still continuing. I've been put on a second medication that cost $71.49 for a 40 day supply. I'm also supposed to have a test for a certain bacteria and a CT Scan on Wednesday of my abdomen. I hope the new medicine kicks in before I go for the $1500 medical test. We don't have any health insurance. We make too much money for Medicaid, but we don't make enough money to be able to afford $400 a month for medical insurance! Isn't it a lose - lose situation? I know a lot of people with insurance that are also strapped with medical cost, so I'm not sure there is any good answer.