Monday, February 7, 2011

A Little Bit Of This And That

Last Valentine's Day Amber decided to hold her own bottle!
It only lasted a few days.
Then over the summer (I think pre-surgery) she decided to start holding it again.
Then we went to G-tube feeding. Once we got back to bottles she preferred to not do any work.

When my Dad came home he decided to make her hold her own bottle again. For a few months now she's been feeding herself! She is getting so good at not only holding it but putting it in her mouth on her own. She'll even sit on the couch or in her highchair and keep on eating. 
 Look at that fancy one handed feeding!
 She even likes to share!
I think it's safe to say for Amber to say "I'm a big girl, I feed myself!".

We had a rough weekend, can you see it in her eyes? I'm so ready for Amber to feel better! I'm very far behind on my packing because pale peanut is needing constant attention. To make matters worse I was feeling under the weather over the weekend, thankfully I'm feeling a little better today. 

I do want to share with you our Sat. night/Sun. morning.
Saturday night we had a nasty ice storm with really bad winds. All night it sounded like trees were falling on our house. Amber who doesn't like loud noises spent the night screaming in terror so between the horrible noises and her I got about 2 hours of sleep maybe. I over slept for church but got up early enough to try and make Luke breakfast before he left for his car meet. Amber decided to get up early so Luke brought her downstairs and ended up stepping in a giant mound of cat puke! After saving him I went back to trying to make bacon (my 1st time) and wound up really really burning it and setting off the smoke alarms! Luke took over making breakfast while I tried to console Amber. 
Talk about a comedy of errors! 

In case you are wondering (mom & dad) our roof is fine!
The noises were ice covered branches and giant icicles falling on
 a very thick layer of ice covered snow.

We leave tomorrow!!
I'm still trying to figure how to make everything fit!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Epic Packing List

We are in major packing mode people! 
I thought I'd take a break and share with you Amber's packing list.
  • ·         17 cans of Formula
  • ·         36 thicket packets
  • ·         Bottles, Caps, Collars & Nipples
  • ·         Dishwasher Case
  • ·         Baby food, Spoons & Bibs
  • ·         3 Pedialight Bottles
  • ·         9 Feeding Bags
  • ·         9 Farrell Bags
  • ·         I.V. Pole
  • ·         Pump, Power Cord & Carry Case
  • ·         Extension tube
  • ·         Sat.  Monitor & Power Cord
  • ·         2 Sat Probes
  • ·         Suction Machine &Power Cord
  • ·         Humidifier
  • ·         Tubing
  • ·         Regulator & Wrench
  • ·         5 D tanks & Carry Case
  • ·         10, 5 & 1ml syringes
  • ·         Water Jug
  • ·         Saline Spray, Captopril, Lasix, Iron, Tylenol
  • ·         Bumblebee case & Ice Packs
  • ·         5 Gauze packs, 9 Q-tips packs & Tape
  • ·         Antifungal, Antibacterial, Maalox & GOM
  • ·         Diapers & Wipes
  • ·         Bath Soap & Lotion
  • ·         Towels & Facecloths
  • ·         Brushes & Hair Things
  • ·         Socks & Shoes
  • ·         10 Outfits
  • ·         3 P.J.s
  • ·         Dreft, Dryer Sheets & Shout
  • ·         2 Quilts & Toys
  • ·         Pack N’ Play & Bedding
  • ·         Monitor & Sleep Buddies
  • ·         Stroller
  • ·         Jumperoo

Just some of Amber's things.

She likes to watch Mommy pack. 

According to her follow up yesterday her ear infection is all gone. Unfortunately she still has a fever and acting sick. I'm also not feeling well now but I'm hoping it's just stress and lack of sleep. Here's to more packing!

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Think I Missed Wednesday....

 So we started out the week doing really well and then I don't know what happened. I blame it on Amber having an ear infection. She had been acting fine but then it must of just hit her or, she just likes to complain when Daddy's home. Tuesday she was in a great mood and acted hilarious all day. Her favorite thing right now is doing crazy long raspberries and then screaming/laughing. She's obsessed right now with anything she can do with her spit, like raspberries, bubbles,'s messy but better than her usual choking on spit.

So here is my (semi) Wordless Wednesday make up:

She likes to feed herself now
 Eating Avocado
 Getting ready for her shot
 Correction to last post~ she made this face when I told her she had a fever
  Tuesday...she refused to wear her pants all day!
 My little snuggle bunny
She doesn't like to nap with her glasses on. She held them the whole hour or more she napped.

Now to get back to the grindstone, we leave in a little more than 3 days!!
 I heard they're delivering oxygen today, the pressure is on! 

On a side note today is   
Go Red For Women 's 
Wear Red Day
Last Year I did really well remembering
 unfortunately things have been crazy lately
Amber's wearing red today (please excuse the messy hair!)