Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mole update

OMG!!! I have never wanted to cry for one of my kids as much as I wanted to today. First, I had to pin Aria to my chest while the doc gave her a numbing shot in her back. Then he took a razor blade and scraped and dug out the mole. Finally, he zapped the blood gushing crater with a cauterizer. The mole is being sent to be biopsied. I am certain it is benign, I was just worried that it would keep growing.

As for my wart family... It continues to live happily on my big toe. I had to make a separate appointment for myself.

Creativity...

I introduce... Silly Snake Dogs! I also have bug bites, and meatball worms.

Moles and Warts

Today is Aria's dermatologist appointment. We are having a mole on her back checked out because of its rapid rate of growth and irregular boarders. While we are there, I am hoping to have the doc look at my wart family on my toe. It started as one big one a looooong time ago. I was able to get rid of it using a vinegar home remedy, but it has come back and multiplied many, many times. I want those suckers to be froze off.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Family Nap Today

It was a pretty busy weekend in the Donchess house. Friday Robin worked some overtime, then we headed to Oshkosh to look at a new place to live. What a complete waste of time and excitement. The place was probably half the size of where we live now, but with a third bedroom, and a frickin dump too. So to lift our spirits we went out for fish-fry. I don't think we have gone out for a nice fish-fry since I was preggo, I loved it!!

Saturday was even crazier for me. We had our last church class. Wooo-Hoooo! Straight from class I headed to work, then Robin picked me up from work to go out for our friends birthday. Another Saturday night at Kodiak's with free drinks and awesome entertainment. So needless to say it was a long night.

Sunday was pretty low key. I did end up taking Lyhna to see Monsters vs Aliens. Overall, a good kids movie. Possibly one to buy when it comes out on DVD.

On top of all the "festivities" going on, Aria was up Friday and Sunday nights with a fever of 101.9 and higher. My poor baby was burning up and snuggling me most of Friday night. But with the help of Tylenol, she was back to normal Saturday. Then the same thing last night. Fever at night, but great during the day. So the reason for the title today. I am going to take a nap now while the kiddos are sleeping too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Hate Mondays

I hate when I work all weekend and nothing gets done at home. I really can't go more than one day without doing laundry... it is ridiculous how much laundry this family accumulates. (I can only imagine how much Kate from John and Kate Plus 8 must do everyday. FYI- Season finale is tonight and they will be talking about their "problems"). And it is crazy how nasty a place can look when you don't wipe the counters, table, and floors after meals. I feel icky looking and the kitchen/dining room right now.

OK that is my vent... Laundry is going and I must continue my mission to clean the kitchen and wash floors.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Is it to early to start drinking?

The first half of the day started out really good, despite the fact Stephen woke up and said, "Mommy I bad today." He was great until he woke up from his nap. For some reason the lengths of his naps have been cut in half. I really wish I could get him to sleep for more than an hour and 15 minutes this week (usually he sleeps for 3 hours). Since then he is the devil child again. It's 6:00pm is it to early to start drinking my gallon jug of wine??

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WTF is going on?!?!

I can't even tell you how many timeouts were given today. The whining has reached an all time high, and the crying is insane!! I am at my wits end with this kid. I have done everything I can think of. And the real kicker is he tells me "Mommy I so mad!" While stomping his feet and walking away from me.

I needed a break so badly, I really needed to get away from this monster that has taken the human form of my son. I had to go to Target to return some shoes I bought for Aria, but decided to take him with me. I thought it would do both of us good to get out of the house (even though he helped me clean out the van today too and went for a walk). He was a perfect angel in the store, stayed by me the whole time, and even wanted to hold my hand. He was so good in fact that I bought him some popcorn on the way out. But the second we got home, it started all over again! Whining, temper tantrums, yelling. I locked myself in my room and left him with his dear old Daddy. He screamed for 15 minutes straight for me. It didn't stop until I opened the door and let him lay with me. He said "Mommy I need hugs."

I don't know how much of this I can handle. I am waiting for his head to start spinning in complete circles. We just need to get through dinner and bath-time. I am tempted to put this kid to bed at 6:00 tonight. I hope tomorrow is a better day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring is here... Maybe??

I woke up to birds chirping today. And yesterday the whole family went for a walk/bike ride. I hate to jinx it, but it seems like spring is officially here. I just hope it stays this way. It would be really nice to have a warm Easter for once. There is no sense in dressing the kids up in nice spring/Easter dresses if there is going to be snow and they freeze their patooties off.

Aria is saying Mama like crazy. I think Daddy is jealous so I have been saying Dada constantly the past few days. I think she will pick it up soon.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Back From the Cabin


We had a blast this past weekend up north at the cabin. The highlight was Stephen on the little ATV all the grand kids got for Christmas. He did awesome!! He learned how to make it go right away, but needs a little more practice to figure out the steering part. I think he had a lot of fun. He looked so serious on the ATV the whole time (see pictures).
Robin and I were able to leave the kids with Grandma and Papa Saturday night and have a night to ourselves. We had a great time at dinner with 2 other couples and many drinks after. I even played the cowbell with the live band (I guess I was pretty bad though). Check out lots of new pictures on flickr from this weekend.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

9 Months


Well, my baby as been a part of the outside world for as long as it took for her to "cook" in my belly. Where did the time go? She is officially on the move and constantly getting in to stuff. We are still awaiting the arrival of her first tooth. And even more anxious for her to start sleeping through the night. Aria can say Mama, and every now and then I hear Dada too.
9 Month Stats:
Weight-19 lbs 11 oz
Height 27.25 inches
We also got a referal to a dermatologist for a fast growing beauty mark on her back (she can thank Mommy and Grandma for that). I can't imagine they would want to remove it already. But her pediatrican says if you look really close the borders are irregular, so that may mean it will need to be removed. I think we will wait awhile for that though.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Barking,Bruises, and Blizzards

It has been an eventful past few days. As you know Aria is now crawling, and already has her favorite spots to go get in trouble: shoes and eat all the books on the book shelf. She is getting quicker everyday. On Friday she started to sound really sick and hoarse. I thought she was getting croup because she sounded like a baby seal. I had to take her to the walk in clinic, and she is fine. She is starting to sound better, but is still pretty miserable at night.

I must have sprained my big toe. I ended up in urgent care Saturday morning thinking my toe was broken. X-rays were taken-but it looks good. It is still black, blue and purple. There is still some swelling and I am slowing able to put more and more pressure on it. I am not sure what happened to it, but I am pretty sure some how it got twisted on Friday night.

Sunday was no better. I had to drive to Oshkosh (usually it is a 15 minute ride) for work. Well, it took 45min to get to work. We were in the middle of another snow storm. Absolutely nothing was being plowed yet. It wasn't much better on the way home either. There was only about a 3 mile stretch of highway plowed last night. The anxiety was not work the 5 hours of work.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What a Frickin Night!!!

Last night was the worst we have had in awhile. Lets some it up by saying I was up from 11:30 until 2am! It was a night full of teething madness. Around 1:00am I gave up and camped out in the living room with the mini-monster. FINALLY she fell asleep around 2 after a good dose of baby drugs and lots of love from Mommy. She was so crazy that even Stephen woke up and told her to stop crying. I don't know what is taking so long for her teeth to break through. I have only been giving her hard toys to play with/chew on to help. I swear Stephen had 4 teeth by now.

Now I have to cart my crabby kids to the grocery store and stock up on food and teething essentials for the weekend. This should be interesting.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Surprise!

Someone has something they would like to show you...
video

If only...

...he was this innocent all the time.

In other news...

*Aria is still NOT crawling. She is a pro at going backwards, sitting up, changing directions, and going backwards again. But still no forward motion. She started to take steps when we hold her up by her hands, so maybe she will skip crawling all together.

*Still NO teeth, although she is gnawing on everything she can get her hands on. She IS babbling like crazy. I swear she tries to mimic what we say, but everything come out "blah, blah, blah!!"

*Oh and how could I forget, she is still NOT sleeping through the night. She will be 9 months next week and I still don't get to sleep through the night!!! The last few nights have been better than the last month or so. I only get out of bed 3 times now, as opposed to 5 or 6. Once for a bottle, the rest for her nookie. (Maybe thumb suckers are better LeAnne!) I am praying that once her teeth start busting through I will have more peaceful nights.

*I am starting my workout regimen again. I have only gone to the YMCA a few times since we got back from our cruise, so it is time to get moving again. We are taking the kids to the daycare there so Robin and I can workout together. He really kicks my butt.