Monday, November 23, 2009

Ali's two year check up

Alijean had her two year check up on the 18th of November. She is 34 1/2 inches tall (55th percentile), head is 18 in (either 5th or 15th, can't remember) and she weighs 21lbs 11oz (5th percentile). Everything checked out great! She has a small small portion of her soft spot still open, which Dr. Lawlis said not to worry about. I also did not mention that she was recently diagnosed with asthma. There is not wheezing or anything, just lots and lots of persistent coughing. She is on an inhaler twice a day (Flovent) and was on a Nebulizer but her coughing pretty much stopped so she was able to come off of it :D

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I really need to get better at this!

Alright... November 17th... about 8:00pm. I am listening to Ali in her room upstairs just talking away instead of sleeping. The girl likes to talk, I gotta give her that! She is getting so big! She turned two last week!!! We had a birthday party for her over the weekend and she had a ton of fun! It was in Fort Wayne at her Grandma and Grandpa Cleven's house. She got lots of toys and her two favorite where her busy ball popper and her baby stroller... for now. Ali is talking really good, she is making sentences and all that fun stuff. She is one sassy little girl though let me tell ya!!!

The bad news to report on this post is that in September I lost the pregnancy that I spoke of in the last post. :( It was a very sad day for me and Ben (and family and friends) but I have "moved on". I have Alijean and I have faith that it can happen again. I still think about how far I would be and if it was a boy or girl...

All for now... I'll try to come back more often.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ali is napping so I thought I would blog

Alijean is upstairs taking a nap... I plan to take on soon too. Having a very blah day. No's raining and I have a headache (getting better though ;) )
There is not a whole lot going on to blog about. Ali is growing and learning like crazy. she is in the "I want to be naked stage" and it not potty trained yet so that is fairly trying. She has also decided she likes to mimic me in a smarty pants tone if I tell her to do something. Little stinker.
I ran a 5K yesterday... I haven't ran in 6 weeks so I am a bit sore today! My lungs and heart were fine, legs felt great afterwards but they started cramping for some reason. Well, today I'm sore. I guess that shows me that I need to get off my butt a little more often!
Recently a very good friend of mine lost her daughter. I still cry often for them. It is so heartbreaking and I just don't know what on earth I can do for her. I am being there as best as I know how to, but sometimes I wonder if I'm doing right for her. I have never been through anything like what she is going through and have no idea the feelings she is going through. I just don't understand why these things have to happen.... especially to people like her. I hope people can all pray for her and her family for strength and healing. I know she will survive this, she is a very strong woman, but in the meantime I know there is a lot of pain. I also pray for her that she can conceive again, quickly, and with no problems. *sigh* I know Isabelle will be in her heart forever... and she will be in mine also.....

And not to leave out me... I am 9wks 6dys pregnant as of today. I am feeling pretty good now. I have been trying to find heartbeat on doppler and have not yet been able too. I am very excited to hear it so I hope I find it soon. I am due April 19th and will try to post with any updates I might have. And yes, we are going to make everyone wait until April to find out the sex of the baby. And the name. ;)

I hope everyone has a good day.....

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I'm such a bad blogger!

Okay, so it's been two months since I last wrote...seems like it's been longer to me!!

Alison...she is getting so big! She is 32" inches tall now and weighs 20lbs 8oz at her weight check about 3 weeks ago. She is learning so much everyday and is just cute as a button! She tries to talk and some words are understandable..and others, not so much. she says "bompekay" and I certainly cannot figure out what THAT one means!!
she giggles a lot :D We bought a jogging stroller about a week ago and that thing is Alison's best friend now. Not sure why but she has taken a real liking to that thing.

Nothing exciting in my world. I finally got on board with weight loss and have managed to lose 35 pounds. I am signed up for the Hilly Hundred in October with my dad and sister and then the Monumental Half Marathon in November, again with dad and my sister. It should be interesting. I'm excited to do it, and quite frankly more nervous about the run than the bike ride. For some reason, I am in a lull with running....(though it's been hotter out, maybe I just need to condition more?)

Ben is good. He is working and seems to like to who he works for. (which is always good of course) He has to go to Chicago tomorrow (errr,'s late) to fix a copier, hopefully it doesn't turn out to be a super long day like the last time he went up there.

Herman and Hank are good too! No new news about them.....

So, here I sit at work...Saturday night....1:15 a.m...... will be here until about 6 or 7 am :(

Monday, April 20, 2009

Learning to talk

What a hard to understand language Alison is speaking! She sure knows what she is saying but I'm going to have to hire an interpretor because I can't figure it out!

Alison is changing sooo much! She has quit the energy and is so full of smiles! She loves to dance and she is a CLIMBER! 

She is currently sitting on the living room floor, with her Colts jersey, trying to pull it up over her legs like as if its a pair of pants. I think she's a little confused!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Update

Alison had a great christmas! She got lots of new toys that she just looooves! Her Grandma and Grandpa Cleven got her a table and chairs sized just for her (well, they are a little bigger than her..made to last a while ;) ) She likes to sit at it and eat dinner or play with her blocks. She got a kitchen play set that talks to her so she likes to "make popcorn" and cook some eggs and pancakes. She got a singing teddy bear that she just looooves to hug and dance with. She got lots of cute clothes too. Her Grandpa and Grandma Reynolds made her a wonderful new toy box! She doesn't understand yet how cool it is but she will when she gets bigger!! Thanks so much to everyone!!

Alison has learned how to say Mama and its the sweetest thing I've ever heard.... EVER!!! :D She was saying thank you for a few days (dak oo) but doesn't do it much anymore. She has slowed down on her little kissing phase but she gets very excited when friends come over! She hugged her BFF Isabella when she came over for the day. Then a few days later hugged Landy when he came over! She is signing a bit now too. She used the wrong sign but she is trying by gosh!

I guess that is all for now!!!!!