Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Whole Lotta Stuff!

I haven't posted lately because life is hectic. Hannah and Gracie are running me crazy.Oh, how I love them!!!

Thanksgiving was fun but uneventful. We have a mouse in the house.

I got some news the other day and I am working through it.Timing is everything!!

Work is busy;we got a new computer system-good times!!!!

Hannah is slowly potty training. I am very excited about that.

Gracie is really trying to walk!!! Watch out

That is my life right now!!! I'll be back soon.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Thankful Monday

Gracie is doing so much better!!! She is back to her tricks!!!

For my mother who didn't leave my side at the hostpital.

My pediatrician who really takes care of my girls.

Hannah being so good during Gracie's ordeal.

Hannah and Gracie for being so cute!!!!


Friends and family!!!!

Falling asleep on the couch last night.

Just being alive!!!

What are you Thankful for?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Gracie Girl!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

Well Gracie is home and her fever broke last night around 10:00pm. The prelims of the bloodwork came back negative. We will know more in a couple days. So that is the good news. The bad news is the red flag is still up and it won't come down for a couple of more days.

Gracie just started to want to eat. I thought she was feeling better this morning when she saw her bottle and went crazy. She then sucked down 80z very quickly. As I write this she is sleeping soundly in her crib. She is in good spirits and is very clingy.

I however am just so blessed by God. My maternal instinct went off Tuesday night and new right away something is not right. This makes my faith sronger and my love for God stronger.

I want to Thank You all from the bottom of my heart. I have never felt so much support ever. You all amaze me and I will love you all forever. I really believe that we this bloggy circle are meant to know eachother. Thank You for the prayers and wanting to know more about my Gracie girl. She and I share a special bond and I love her so much. I told the pediatric nurse that anything happened to my girls you can count me out of anything.

You all are my friends and thank you for excepting me in your circle. I can't say Thank You enough. Please know that I hold you all in high regards.

As you all know Mary Grace is named after the Blessed Mother. So this is the prayer I said over and over again.I think she heard me.We say this in the Catholic Church.

Hail Mary Full Of Grace
The Lord Is With Thee
Blessed Art Thou Among Women
And Blessed Is The Fruit Of Thy Womb Jesus
Holy Mary Mother Of God Pray For Us Sinners
Now And At Thee Hour Of Our Death


Thanks Fr. Gerry for helping me.

Just so everybody knows, this was my prayer to get me through. I will never push religion on anyone. I didn't want anybody to be turned off by this post.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mary Grace

Hi everyone

I took MaryGrace to the Doctor yesterday because she has had a fever since Sunday 104.2. She would be okay when she was on motrin but as soon as that wore off. It went back up to 104. Debbie(doctor) wanted me to take her to the Hostpital for blood work. Because of insurance they wouldn't take a stat order. So I said fine and I walked out. I called the on call person and was advised to take her to the Er. The Er at this hostpital has ER just for peds.

So here I am waiting results. I am praying like crazy that everything will be okay. So I will keep you all posted.

Thank You everybody that knows so far for the hugs and support.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

gracie hostpital

A Hannah Funny

Hannah comes up to me with a comb and says(in a high pitched voice) "I'm Shell and I am going to do your hair".

My sister Michele owns a hair salon. I recently took Hannah to get her hair cut there. I called and told my sister. She thought that was funny.

Just wanted to share with everybody!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Thankful Mondays

My parents making a anniversary dinner for me so I wouldn't be alone while Dean was working. Dean works late every Wednesday.

Coming home to see a dozen roses from my husband sitting on the kitchen table.

Gracie falling asleep in my arms.

Gracie saying "hi" went I enter the room.

Hannah loving pizza!!! "mommy this pizza is really good I like it".

My new reading glasses!!!

Hannah not crying after her flu shot.

Having lunch with my husband and holding his hand across the table.

Meeting kellibelly she is so nice.

Having dinner with my family in Downtown Baltimore. My sister turned 40!!!

My glass of wine and the 2 drinks to follow. I was good all night.

Seeing my sister have a good time.

Having such a wonderful family. They know how to party!!!

I got a new perfume it's called "Pure White Linen" by Estee Lauder"

What are you thankful for?

Have great week!!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Happy Birthday Sis!!!

Happy birthday Sis! I hope you have a great day! You have done a good job taking care of yourself. I know the boys run you raged but you look great for being 40.

Thanks for being a awesome Sister and the coolest Aunt to Hannah and Gracie. We love you so much!!

Hannah will call you tomorrow!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

So We Meet!!!

So let's just say Kellibelly is the coolest. She's sweet and funny. We really hit it off and our girls too. We have the same views as young mothers. I had a great time meeting a bloggy friend.

Dean and I took the girls for their flu shots. Then we went to Nordstrom Cafe for lunch it was yummy. Dean sent me a dozen red roses. It reminded me of the first days of dating. I just love that man of mine.

It was just a great day!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

News And Congrats!!!!!

I first would like to say to my husband I am so glad that I married you. Happy Anniversary sweetness. I would be lost without you. I love you!!!!!!

Speaking of Anniversaries go over to Texasbelle and wish her and her husband a happy day.She wrote a awesome post about their wedding day. It's cool to have a bloggy friend with the same wedding date.

So most of you know Kelli Belly well she and I are meeting with the kids tomorrow. I am really nervous;what if I am not "cool enough". Just kidding!!! I really am looking forward to meeting Kelli. Our girls are the same age so I think it will be fun. I am going to take my camera so I can post some pictures.

In other news I am soooooooooooooooooo happpy about the election results.It felt good to vote.

So that's all I have to report. Have a great day!!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Thankful Monday

Having lunch with Erin and Ben. Erin is such a good friend. We also like doing the same things.Like Babies R Us and Red Robin.

My new Tim McGraw CD. I love his music. I could listen the song "Live Like You Were Dying" over and over again.

Watching Gracie splash in the tub. Laughing as the water fills the tub.

Hannah taking my hand to into the family room so we can cuddle. Then she falls asleep in my arms. I just love that feeling.

Hearing laughter in the other room from two little girls that love their Daddy.

The sale at Giant on baby food!!! Saving money!!!

My mom coming over to watch the girls today. She comes every Monday and brings the girls something. Just knowing that my mom is watching the girls makes me happy.

Seeing Gracie put her arms out for her Poppop.

November 8th celebrating the day I said "I do" to my husband.

Reading comments from my bloggy friends. It's like Christmas!!!!!

What are you Thankful for?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

299,999th Reason I Love My Husband

He recognizes when I am tired and need a break. He said today when I get off at 1:30 to go home and take a nap. He will pick up the girls at 3:00.

Thanks Babe I love you!!!!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Question and I Need To Vent About Parenthood

Does anybody else feel so tired that a truck might have run them over? Cause that's the way I feel.

So I called Gracie's pediatrician,they seem to think something else is going on besides teething. So we agreed that she should be seen tomorrow.

I called Carters and told them about Gracie wearing the outfit. Customer service told me email a picture of her in the blue. They will send it to advertising. She wears enough Carters that I think they should see her in it.

I called home today to check on the girls. Hannah got on the phone and told me her eyes hurt. Then she said,"mommy come home and get me". I explained to her that I would be home soon. It so cool how she understands what I am saying. When I was walking out the door she said,"mommy kiss and hug one last time". I think she needs some one on one time with me. I really miss her when I am at work. She and I do so much together.

Last night she came and got in bed with us. I am sound asleep,she wakes me up and says,"Mommy,I trick or treat."

Usually Hannah is very stand offish with my father. She is like that with a lot of people. So we were all in the family room and she looks at my father and says,"I love you Terry." That put a big smile on my dads face.

One night last week we were saying the Lords Prayer. I finished with God Bless,Mommy,Daddy, Hannah and Mary Grace,Memom,Terry,Mommom and Poppop,amen. Hannah kept going. "God Bless Tiernan and Bailey and Brody. God Bless Aunt Shell(Michele)and Uncle Micheal.God Bless, Uncle Brian and Maddie,Lizzie,Olivia and Aunt Cath and Uncle Cake(Craig)". We let her finish and we were just speechless. Dean and I high-fived each other we were so proud.

I really try hard with the girls. I instill what I think is important. Hannah knows that family is important so is praying,and loving God. Being polite and thankful is also important. It's my job as a parent to make sure she follows through with these things.

I really believe that being a parent you need to be responsible. Know who your kids are playing with. I may work 35 hours a week but dammit parenting is hard work. Can I get an Amen? Dean and I make the rules and we set the boundaries.

Dean and I are really blessed. My parents and inlaws help with the girls. We work our schedules the best way we can. We make sure if we can help it, that nobody is with the girls longer then 4 hours.We try to make it that our days off are not the same. Somedays it's longer but we make up for it.

I want to look back on this blog when my kids get older. I want to say hey I did a great job. I want to remember how awesome my kids are.I also need to tell myself I am not a failure at anything.

Thanks I feel better now.

Hope everybody is well!!!

Trick Or Treat....... Smell My Feet!!!

I am so tired I can't stand it. I have been up everynight with Gracie. She is going through a growth spurt and teething. She also has a fever and a gooey nose.

Hey Moms out there isn't that a sign that teeth are coming in?

Happy Halloween!!! We did celebrate. Hannah was Cinderella, Gracie was Carters model. Well, only because I didn't have the energy to dress her up. So I put on a new outfit by Carters. She looks so "Pretty in Blue".

We went to my parents house to trick or treat. The kids get the good candy in my parents neighborhood. Hannah went up to every house and said, "trick or treat". She walked for a long time. Gracie sat in the stroller and drank her bottle.

My sister,who is 10 years older than me looked so cute as "Little Miss Muffett". My adorable nephews who I could just hug and kiss all the time looked amazing took good care of Hannah during the walk. My husband reported that my one nephew helped Hannah up and down the stairs.

Here in Baltimore it was warm so it made a good night to trick or treat.

So it was a fun evening. The girls were asleep within minutes of leaving my parents house.

So that was our Halloween in a nut shell. When I get my energy back I will post more.