Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boys will be boys

So I have this wonderful friend Kayla, who is , as she says it, "scared of girls". Lol now she says this, but it's just because she has the cutest, most wonderful little potato at home that brightens her day. He is too cute for words and with a little angel like that, who would ever want to have girls instead of a boy?? ME thats who lol! I had my two girls first,and they were a breeze. This little boy is going to bring his mama to her death!
Saturday, we were enjoying a little at home rare time with Daddy! CJ was climbing all over his Daddy, just as he always does when Corey is home. I was folding clothes sitting on our couch, and the coffee table was just full of clothes. Big Corey (as I call him at home) put little Corey standing up, in front of the coffee table. This is a normal thing since Little Corey has been walking. He just takes off as fast as he can as soon as you put him down. Little Corey lost his footing, fell, and "busted his coconut". He hit his head so hard that I could only cover my eyes. I knew this was a bad one. Then my husband picks up the baby, and starts telling me there is blood pouring from his mouth!!! Of course being Mommy, I leapt up, went directly for the sink and immediately started washing his mouth out to get an assessment of damage. Hey with a hit like that, ER was definitely in my mind! Luckily, after Daddy and Mommy held him with wet cloth and icy cold cloths, we were able to see 4 little puncture wounds in his mouth and no bump on his head. He surely made out lucky on this one!! But it just prepares me for all the stitches, and broken bones I know are to come. No matter how resiliant little ones are, I know what is coming so I have to be prepared.
My friend Kayla, it is for this reason, and this reason alone, that I tell you, you should embrace the little girls! They wont give you a heart attack!!! Well at least not until their teenage years..... Wait a minute! I suddenly realize why boys are better than girls! THE TEENAGE YEARS!!!!!! :( Lol

Friday, August 13, 2010


Today was Katelyn's first day of Kindergarten. Now normally, I would be in tears but there was something about knowing she is going to school that brings a certain calm over me. It's more because I know she WANTS to be there. She has been asking for school all summer!
We began the day full of enthusiasm and excitement. Katelyn knew that when she woke up, she would be able to put on her brown jumper and her blue shirt. She has wanted that jumper since we got it. She says she is Princess Katey in it :) She had a big breakfast of biscuits. Yes, you may be asking how is that a big breakfast, but with Ms. Picky eater, 3 biscuits is a FEAST! After breakfast, I want the kids to be in the habit of making their beds themselves, so they eagerly went into their room, made their beds with the promise of being able to get dressed and go to school of course!
Kaylee kept asking, "Mama, if I make my bed, can I go too?". I had only one thing that I could tell her to make her happy. That was " Well Kaylee its not your turn yet, but Mama will surely have FUN with you today. " I dont know if she will consider what I have to do fun, but today we will begin learning all the sounds of our letters. My goal with her is to have her reading simple words before Pre K next year.
After the kids were all dressed, I went outside to grab our wagon for the two babies to ride in. Katelyn was so excited for the bus to finally be coming to pick her up. She was so excited that she actually was mad when the wrong bus stopped to pick her up! She ran onto the porch and pouted her little pout. But absolutely nothing could stop her from grinning ear to ear when her bus FINALLY came to get her. She didn't want a kiss. She didn't want to hold hands. My baby girl, is independent. I couldn't be a more proud mama.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Katelyn

I was watching TV yesterday, and saw a celebrity that I really like, talking about her son who also has Autism. Since it's a subject close to my heart, I feel the need to address some of the things that this celebrity was telling the public about Autism.
Moms, please do not automatically assume that childhood vaccinations cause Autism. Though there is no known cause, I am a firm believer that childhood vaccines did NOT cause my child to be diagnosed with it. In my baby Katelyn's case, there were circumstances surrounding the pregnancy that I believe, along with many of our family members, cause Katelyn to be born with Autism.

When my girl was still in the womb, EVERYTHING was fine. I had a GREAT pregnancy. I was a great weight, did not smoke, did not drink, I ate well, and I excersized. It wasn't until I was in labor for hours and hours that we knew things weren't exactly right, but we had no clue what was going on. After an hour of pushing, I was rushed into an emergency c-section, where we found that Katelyns umbilical cord was EXTREMELY short. It was so short, the doctor could not lift her out of my belly to cut the cord. If I would have kept pushing, the cord could have been ripped and they would not have been able to get either of us to an operating room fast enough to do damage control. I thank my lucky stars everyday that the dr decided to perform a c section. It basically saved our lives.
The umbilical cord provides oxygen, and nutrition to a baby while they are still in their mother's womb. In this case, Katelyn's umbilical cord was short, so there is no way of knowing if she was getting enough oxygen or too much. All we do know is that years later, my baby was diagnosed with Autism. Of course, this is just my theory, and every parent has their own theory but just in case this helps anyone in their decision to vaccinate or not, I feel the need to share this story.
This is definitely the best peice of advice for the readers of this blog so pay careful attention to this next part. IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM, IS IT EVER OK TO ASK A PARENT , ESPECIALLY IF THEIR CHILD IS SPECIAL, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER ?" I honestly have had the same government employee ask me 2 times what is wrong with Katelyn. Nothing is wrong with a child with special needs. They are the same as every other child in this world, the only difference is that God thought they were super special so he made them just a little different. I have never met another child that is more loving, friendly , and as normal as my Katelyn. She is the same as any other child,and is one of the 3 biggest blessings in my life.