Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First Emergency Room Visit

I was going to post all of Molly's Birthday photos, but today we had our first trip to the Emergency Room and we needed to show off our battle wounds! Blake and I were taking my mom to pick out plumbing fixtures for their new house and Molly fell down and hit the corner of a bathroom sink that was on the floor. We were so worried that it hit the middle of her eye and that she would have permanent damage, but everything is okay and we are incredibly relieved. The doctor said she would have one heck of a shiner and I will keep pictures posted of her recovery. Hopefully her eye will be cleared up by my brother's wedding in 2 1/2 weeks! I think I was more of an emotional wreck than Molly was hurt.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Forget the Gym!

You will burn 40 calories from laughing if you watch this entire video

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Code Black

There was a "Code Black" at the hospital and there I was nine months pregnant. The nurse came into my room and told Blake and I that we had to be moved into the safe room. I was surrounded by other pregnant ladies as well, one of which who was in the middle of labor. I prayed that our little girl would hold on till the storm was over. I couldn't imagine giving birth without power in the hospital or a even a working monitor. My mom had traveled from Seattle for Molly's birth and was holding down the fort in Grapevine. I called her from the safe room in the hospital while my cell phone still had reception and told her to hunker down with the cat during the storm. As I watched the lady in labor and another recuperating from a C-section I became terrified. How the HECK was I supposed to deliver this child?

The storm finally ceased, but my nerves were still raging. I barely slept that night, obsessed with the monitor and my little baby's heart beat. When the morning finally came the doctor gave me Petocin (sp?). Man I hate that stuff. The contractions came harder and faster, but I still didn't dilate. They broke my water and still nothing. Finally the C-section was inevitable and they wheeled me in. I prided myself on laboring 6 hours without an epidural... I'd like to say I could have had a natural birth ;)

6:18 PM. She was perfect. My angel was born. There was nothing in the world that could have prepared me for the love I felt in that moment.

One year later (exactly)...

It's been a year and I can still remember that moment. My angel can walk now but I still picture her cradled in my arms. Blake and I dressed her in a birthday onsie and went outside at 6:18 PM. We blew out a candle and gave her a kiss. I was looking a little disheveled due to the 200 cupcakes I had been baking for the party, but who cares. My little girl is one and I can't believe it.
Happy Birthday Molly, we love you!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I thought I was going CRAZY!

I seriously thought I was going crazy... to save my life I couldn't figure out where all the binkies went! Before Molly went to sleep tonight I tore the house up looking for those dang things. A two pack of nuk pacifiers cost $6.99. Now this may not sound like that much money, but when you're buying a pack a week because you're losing them left and right, it get's a little expensive!

I finally looked under the crib and low and behold there's the stash. Molly has been throwing them behind the crib! "Miss Molly, why are you giving Mommy gray hairs?"

She just smiled.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

If Found, Please Return to...

We have a bit of a problem with Molly and the dog collar. She loves to take it off of the dog and put it on herself. She has also learned how to open the dog's crate, give her food and lead her all around the house. We like to refer to Molly and Zoe as "Oof and Doof" or "Stinker and Stinky" or "Stinky #1 and Stinky #2". The best part of their relationship is the endless amount of time they spend entertaining each other. Now I don't feel pressured to have another child!

In case you don't believe me... here's proof!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Grandma got a Mini!

Grandma bought a Mini Cooper for me today! Okay, maybe it's not for me, but she lets me drive it! I need a little help reaching the pedals, but daddy can help me with that. My favorite part of the Mini is the navigation, it comes with a little mouse that I can play with! I like to slobber on the windows and door handles... they are nice and shiny. My grandma is so hip!