I had pretty much given up on the vegetable garden that I decided to start this year.
So I'm completely shocked at whats happened with it!
This is the first squash we picked!
More squash growing.
The overall garden.
The pumpkin plants.
I can not really take any credit for this garden or these pictures (except the first one of the squash). My husband built the frame, put the loam and llama poop in, set up sprinklers and ended up planting the plants (while we were in the hospital). I did however spread the poop, mix wood ash in and pick out the plants, but that's it. My mom has done some weeding, manned some sprinklers and took the other pictures. I'm not sure how this garden got to be so monstrous, a few weeks ago it was pretty dead! The zucchini are starting to slowly come in and the pumpkins are huge and flowering but no actual pumpkins yet. It looks like we will have a huge crop of squash and cucumbers though! Today we picked three more squash and two cucumbers. The cucumbers tasted great and they made the whole house smells like cucumbers! I think we'll be having a dinner of squash tonight.
In other news I've actually been motivated the last couple of days! I've finally done some long overdue cleaning and organizing. Sadly I'm no where near done. I should be catching up on my sleep today because Amber has a sleep study tomorrow night! I will have to fill her feeding bag, do medications and get her back to sleep by myself tasks that we usually divvy up at home but they only allow one person to stay overnight with her. Hopefully we can get some good answers from it!
Today we saw Amber's cardiologist and it was a bummer of an appointment. In Boston they stressed that she needs almost weekly echo's to monitor how her heart medication is working and that she would need an MRI soon to see how much her heart was actually leaking. They really stressed getting her heart fix (possibly surgically) because they felt that it's one of the major contributors to why she is so far behind and so small. At the appointment today the Dr felt that it was too soon to see any changes so Amber did not get an echo, they'll do one in a month but it didn't seem like it was a big deal. This Dr also thinks that we should wait till Amber is 5 or 6 before she has an MRI. Hmmm seems to me the last time someone said that (in regards to her diaphragmatic hernia) it got worse a lot sooner than they expected and Amber was the one left struggling physically. I really don't understand how one group can stress the importance of monitoring her and getting an answer and the other just wants to let things run it's course and not find out whats really going on. At this point my best option is to tell C.C.S. who's heard the first group's opinion on her heart and see what they can tell me.
The goon news of today is Amber had a great Early Intervention session! Other than sitting, standing, walking, crawling Amber is doing everything she is supposed to be doing at her age. Of course we couldn't help but show off that she does "raspberries" on command.
And finally because it is "Wordless Wednesday" I give you; A Girl And Her Cat (what this post was going to be called!)