Wednesday, December 14, 2011


  • Everett had his 2nd birthday party this past Sunday. Here's a sneak peak photo. There will be a full blog post of his birthday to come! I'm working on collecting photos from everyone.

  • Everett had his 2 year check-up this past Monday. Healthy as can be! He is 24 lbs and 35 inches tall. I don't know the validity in those measurements though. Dale went with the assistant to weigh Everett the first time and she came back and said he was 20 lbs. I told her there is no way he's 20 lbs. He was 20.5 lbs at 13 months. So, I went back with her and she got 24. He squirmed and cried the whole time so I'm doubting we got an accurate reading. Same with the height. He was 32.5 inches tall at 19 months and the assistant got 35 inches with him squirming this time around.
Admittedly, up until Monday night, we rocked Everett to sleep for naps and bedtime. Highly suggested by his pediatrician, we stopped cold turkey. We have been so pleasantly surprised at how well he has adjusted. We tried sleep training and tried to quit rocking him to sleep several times in the past and it lead to nights of him screaming/crying for up to 5 hours. We finally accepted the fact that he would eventually wean himself off. Nope. He became very dependent on it. Monday night, he cried for an hour and conked out. Last night and tonight was only 10 minutes. Same with naps- 10 minutes. He's getting more sleep now, as it took us up to 2 hours a night to "rock" him to sleep. I am SO proud of my little guy.

  • I had an emergency visit to the ER Sunday night. I thought I was having a heart attack- chest pains and trouble breathing. My heart rate was nearing 200. Normal rate is 60-100. They did blood tests and an EKG and found nothing.
They gave me an IV of medication to slow my heart rate. Of course the nurse missed my vein and had to try a few times. It reminded me of when I was being prepared for my c-section. It took them 5 pokes to find my vein. I currently do not have insurance and I am currently praying that there will be an affordable way for me to have some further testing done.

  • I've always wanted to try yoga. A friend and I signed up for a 7 week session starting the new year. I'm really looking forward to it.
Just a quick post to recap on some current events.


  1. Happy birthday Everett!! I need to post about Liam's bday too. Your set up looks great!

    Sorry to hear about your ER visit. I hope you are OK and it is nothing serious!

  2. I have missed your posts and honestly, reading up on all of your posts. I need to get better at that!!!! I am so sorry to hear about your ER Trip, I hope you can figure something out !!!!! How are you feeling??? Is it too much stress???? Did you ever get my facebook message? Your party picture makes me want to strive higher for B's party this Sunday... sadly, I don't think we will have a banner.... and as hard as I tried to, I couldn't stay away from Thomas. UGH. I had to get him a Thomas cake because they didn't have a generic train one. Boo! Anyway... B will love it, Mommy will have to hold the puke back. ;) Hope you feel better SOON. Email me if you have a chance. :)

  3. Happy belated birthday E!!

    Hope you are feeling better mama - so scary! Take it easy this week and do something fun and relaxing this weekend. :-)

  4. 1. Cute birthday!!!
    2. We still lay with Wes to get him to fall asleep, if we let him cry he will just climb the gate to get out of his room/pee his pants.
    3. Tall boy!
    4. That would be so scary. I hope you can figure out what's wrong. :(