Monday, November 29, 2010


Here's a sampling of potential post titles:

What I learned in my 20's
I'm 30, now what...
Sick, sick, sick
Happy Thanksgiving
I get lost looking at her
When did Abby grow up?
Black Friday!!!
Yummy Recipes
Can you brush a baby's hair off?
Everybody poops, mommy cleans it up...
Stop Josh Stop
I love my I-touch

I'll probably post a few of these.  In the meantime here's some eye candy.

Izzy today.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cheese Grommit

One of the greatest disapointments of my adult life is the low nutritional value of cheese.  I wish that I could count  cheese as a complete meal.  I just found out that cheese does not contain Vitamin D, even though milk and yogurt do.  Cheese is great, though.

 But it is fattening and has fairly low nutritional value, which is why it is usually counted more as a garnishment, or at best a side food.  Think how awesome it would be to have a piece of cheesecake and justify it because  it has cheese in it.  Or to eat a grilled cheese sandwich and justify all that butter because of the high nutritional content of the cheese.

This is on the eve of cheese leaving my diet.  Izzy has been fussy and I can just feel it beginning.  My other two children were allergic or whatever (read have massive explosive diarrhea episodes every couple of hours) to cheese.  Izzy isn't bad yet.  It usually peaks around 6-9 months and then slowly gets better.  I'm holding out for now.  Just slowly easing up on it.

I just wish that I could justify eating cheese as an entire meal and dessert because of it's incredible nutritional value.  I think I could do it atleast once a day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


We took Josh to the doctor for his 2 year check.  He still hasn't grown since we've moved here.  He is in 3% for his age.  The doctor thinks that he might have the same constitutional growth delay that Adam had.  The other idea is that he might be HGH deficient.  Since we wouldn't start treatment until he is 4 or 5 she recommended giving him another year to try and grow.

She recommended pushing Vitamin D and Calcium to see if we can, I guess, encourage him to grow more.  The only problem is the kid hates milk.  A lot.  Even with loads of chocolate in it.  He doesn't even really like ice cream.  We already feed him everything fortified.  We started gummy vitamins.  I'm going to keep trying on the milk front.  He is super cute, super active and super smart.  And super small.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


This picture was taken right before we left for the hospital.  Abby was a mess.  She just cried and cried.  She held on to me and did everything that she could to stop me from leaving. I knew that she would be okay but it was really hard to let her go.  I didn't really know how long it would be before I would see but I knew that it wouldn't be too long and that she would be taken care of while I was gone.  I knew she would be okay and she was. 

My mommy left today.  I cried and cried.  I did everything I could to stop her from leaving.  But she left anyway.  Maybe she knows that I'll be okay and taken care of until we see each other again.  But just like Abby I wished she would have stayed.