Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whats Up Wednesday

1.   What we're eating this week....

Monday-Steak and Potatoes
                     Tuesday                                Wednesday                              Thursday
Friday - Pizza
2. What I'm reminiscing about....
Emily when she was first born. Can't believe she'll be 7 months on Friday....I'm counting by the number of weeks since she was born. Friday will be 27 weeks soooo doesn't that mean she will be 7 months on the 3rd of Febraury and not on February 15th? Am I counting this wrong?

3. What I'm loving...
I am obsessed with this leather jacket!
 4. What we've been up to...
Decorating for Valentines Day! I love to decorate for a holiday and even though Valentines day is such a little one I love to put hearts and little pink and red garland around the house to give a loving vibe.
5. What I'm dreading...
Emily starting to teeth....
6. What I'm working on....
Surviving being a mom who just lost her mom....
7. What I'm excited about...
My trip to LA with my sister in September

8. What I'm watching...

9. What I'm listening to...
Pitbull - Fireball
10. What I'm wearing...
My moms clothes. We went through her closet a little while ago so I've been wearing a lot of her sweaters. I think it helps.
11.What I'm doing this weekend...
Not sure just yet......possibly hanging out with my sister and all our kids....possibly just having a cozy weekend at home with Em.
12. What I'm looking forward to next month...
Valentines day! I've already ordered these two books for baby girl and I cant wait to shower her with love.... Eric too!
Happy Hump Day!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's been a while.....

It's been a while since I've posted. I have not been on my game lately. I just post when I feel like I have something to say or share! So here it goes....

//I've been intensely planning out my 2017 to help keep my mind off of things that happened in 2016. My sister and I plan to take a trip to Los Angeles, CA at some do moms leave their kids for 5 days?

// This year Eric and I both turn 30 and baby girl turns 1! Its' a big year for the three of us I would say! Eric's family goes to Disney World every three years and this is the year we are going. We are actually flying there on Em's birthday. I'm not going to be one of those big production birthday Mom's but I plan to play up her first birthday so that when we go we can get free stuff! :)

//I switched from the breastfeeding birth control to the normal birth control and my body is recognizing the change right now. The birth control I was on before baby girl, I never had a period! When I asked to be put back on my normal birth control the pharmacy said it was $300 for a three month supply....I am not paying that so I asked for the generic....I'm not happy with the generic. Then I remember that my birth control company offers a coupon to never pay more than $25 for 1 month and $35 for 3! So hopefully my body will recognize the old and be super happy and no more periods! :)

//I'm battling hospital bills right now! The first pedestrian appointment we took Em to after being discharged from the hospital was really concerned with her not eating and throwing up. The dr. office was attached to the local hospital (which is a terrible hospital!!), so they walked us down to the ER with my 3 day old baby to run tests. They couldn't find anything wrong with her other than she wasn't eating. So they ran a million test that all came back normal(one of the most heart wrenching things to watch your child get poked and man handled for no reason!). I kept asking for them to give her formula(but me being a mom of 3 days I didn't know anything about formula either, so Eric went to get some but we couldn't get the bottles and everything figured out because I bought some dumb nipple that was supposed to simulate a boob but we couldn't get anything to come out of it!! Again PARENTS FOR 3 DAYS and planned to breast feed for a while! (we were both too stressed for her to latch)). After like 8 hours of tests all coming back normal, they told us they were going to put her and I in an ambulance and go to the children's hospital in Grand Rapids(an hour away). 1.)  Eric does not do well in hospitals so I wasn't looking forward to hitting the third one in 3 days! 2.) If Eric had to ride in an ambulance let alone follow behind one with his wife and newborn in it he would have had a panic attack, so I convinced them to let us drive there since all their test came back normal. Since they were concerned enough to want us to ride in am ambulance I would say this was an emergency type situation....however the insurance company denied our stay at the children's hospital for I'm not sure what reason. The children's hospital didn't do anything but give her a bottle, help me pump out breast milk and monitor her. They took one blood sample and that was it, no IV, no monitors, no nothing! Soo now were waiting for the insurance company to re-evaluate the medical records to see that we were referred to the children's hospital by the ER....umm HELLO you already covered all the ER tests why wouldn't you think this was an emergency!!!

//Our new HR girl and I were talking and we both have 5 year old labs. We quickly realized that being in a small town our dogs are from the same litter! What are the odds of that?! ahahaha

//Baby girl got a new bath tub that she can sit upright in and loves it! Now all of her toys stay close to her and they don't float away. Also she's doing very well sitting up on her own. She does great with the boppy pillow around her but is slowly getting better without it!
 Oh yea and I snapped this one over the weekend of Moose and Eric sleeping. Moose loves the recliners because he gets to lay on them too! One leg off and one leg on!

Sorry this post was so boring but it helped me to get my thoughts out to thanks!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Christmas/NewYears Summary

Sorry I've been so MIA. I haven't been super inspired to post lately. Today it's been 6 weeks since I lost my mom and its hard to find the joys in life lately, especially over the holiday season. Although I had to find the joy for Emily as it was her first Christmas. This will probably be a photo heavy post but don't we all love those anyways... :)
 Family selfie time!

 Eric found his old Sega game and had to play Sonic the Hedgehog!
 Made some homemade sweet potatoes for Emily!
 Our tree with our presents!
 Some of the yummy treats I made!

Emily in her big girl MSU soccer chair! This is the coolest chair ever!

Christmas family selfie

Cousins and Aunt Amanda opening presents on Christmas

 Eric and Em on Christmas
 Emily meeting Papa Jody Santa!

My cousin made his first communion with his future wife. She was wearing a floral headband way before Snapchat made it a filter! #trendsetter

Downtown Rochester with all their pretty lights!

Em is starting to sit up with a little help from her boppy

 Someone is 6 months old now!

 Necklace my sister gave me for Christmas. It says Mom, Always in my heart! Love it!!!
 Our New Years Eve Gang!
Hope you had a great holiday!