/ The RE's Muse: November 2007

The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Guess Why Tinkerbell is So Happy

A) She's heard that neon green is coming back into fashion.
B) She's just found out that her dress tastes like green beans.
C) She knows that her mother is a sucker for a kid in a cute costume.
D) She's just learned that the Dee family is going to Dis.ney World!
If you guessed D, you're correct!
One week from today, the Dee family departs for the children's inaugural trip to the land of Mouse, a mere hour-and-a-half drive north of us.
What? You don't envy a five-day vacation with a 10-month old and a two-and-a-half year old to a place where larger-than-life characters will scare the utter bejebus out of small children? And we've booked a character breakfast just to make sure we get the complete scare factor experience (okay, so that's not really the reason for it but still...).
I keep vacillating between really looking forward to it and really dreading it. Not sure what the outcome will be but one thing's for sure, it's all . about . the . princesses (both mine and Disney's).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Another first, down

Sure, there are lots of 'firsts' in a baby's life: first tooth, first steps, first solid food, and so on, but really--for A--today's first may have outshined them all.
Today, we took both D and J for their first ride on the boat...think they liked it?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Pack it up, pack it in...

let me begin....

Today we got the go ahead to pack It up--"It" being D's apnea monitor.

Like most folks warned me, we have had a love/hate relationship with the monitor. It has been both a blessing and OMFGpulltheplugonthatdamnmachinebeforeithrowitoutthewindow.

D has not had a true apnic alarm on the monitor since back in June (and granted, some schools of thought say that ALL babies have apnic events for a few months after birth since their neurological systems are still learning how to regulate themselves).

Given five months alarm-free (well, you know, except for the FALSE ALARMS, aka 'loose connection' alarms that cause a brief heart attack between the time your ears hear them and your brain computes their tone to be non-emergent, but I digress...), along with the fact that D is on track developmentally, our ped made a call to the neurologist and together they agreed that she was doing so well, there was no need to continue on It.

I have to say, I couldn't make my call to the healthcare company to come pick it up fast enough. It will take a few days for them to come out and get it, but until then, the monitor is boxed up on the floor of D's room, done, ready to go.

And tonight, as I type this, she sleeps just like most other babies...without a monitor.

So lovely.

Here's to 'normal' in all its myriad forms.

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