Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Friday, October 28, 2011

15 things you may not know about me...

15 things you may not know about me.

1.   I have met Scott Hamilton, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Sorbo, Jamie Kennedy and Stone Philllips.  Most importantly though was Vanilla Ice!

2. . I can't live without peppermint coffee with peppermint creamer in the winter.

3. . My weight has been my worst struggle, I've dealt with eating disorders and been as small as a size 6 in 2007 to a size 20-22 now.  Size 10-12 is my goal.

4.  . I still listen to NKOTB. And Nsync often.

5. . If I drink hard alcohol my face are Gin and Tequila... Most people hate both!

6.   I love snow storms.

7.   I live in yoga pants and sweats.  I wish I had a pair for everyday.

8.  I feel the need every month to redecorate or rearrange things in my house.  I'm never satisfied.

9.   Everyone wanted Eli to be a girl and thought he was, I always had a feeling in my gut he was another boy. 

10. . I skipped Kindergarten.

11.  I have never been out of North America.

12.   I don't have a passport either.

13. . I used to dream of having my own magazine, I wish I would have further pursued it.

14.   I'm a nervous pooper.

15.   I did the post so my mom wouldn't pester me to blog.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eli has Club Foot

We went to a perinatal dr. today and it was confirmed that baby Eli will be born with club feet.  It is isolated, so there are no other signs of problems, his heart is great etc.  His sweet little feet will go through a long process of casts, possible minor surgery, and special booted shoes and braces.  It is completely correctable though and it will not affect his future at all.  Matter of fact many great athletes {Troy Aikman, Mia Hamm & Kristi Yamaguchi} were born with club foot and you'd never know.

Here are some pictures of his sweet feet to explain further.
Eli's profile - 21 weeks

Eli's right foot - turned inward towards his left foot

Eli's left foot - turned inward at the ankle

My favorite picture: The bottom of Eli's right foot - you can see little foot wrinkles!

Friday, October 7, 2011

He's almost 2!

Hard to believe that this brand new baby is now a 2 year old!  Wow, time flys.... and now it's time to start all over again with Eli!

Almost 2....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

20 weeks and possible Club Feet for Eli

So we had our 20 week appointment yesterday, included in that was our anatomy scan.  Most everything looked good, I've gained my first 5lbs, blood pressure is fine etc.  Eli seems to be growing nice and strong, he was kicking up a storm.  He was sucking his thumb, kept using his other hand to shield his face.  However, there was a slight concern brought up. 

The sonographer could not a good shot of Eli's feet.  What she did see however had her concerned that he may have club feet.  Of course we are unsure, and no matter what the results are we will deal with them.  Thankfully club feet is something that can be completely corrected using massage, wrapping, casts and special shoes and braces. 

We were given information to see a high risk specialist, we have an appointment for next Wednesday.  It's going to be a long 3 hour appointment while they completely redo the anatomy scan, inspect his feet and do an fetal echocardiogram to be safe.  Then we have a consult with a perinatal specialist.

I will admit I was scared yesterday, very scared.  I cried a lot and thought of all the bad things.  Today I am feeling a bit more clear headed about it.  It's not the end of the world, Eli will live a perfectly normal and happy life.  I even did some research and discovered that Troy Aikman, Mia Hamm and Kristi Yamaguchi all had club feet and all went on to be star athletes.  Very encouraging.

So keep us in your thoughts next week as we go back to find out the answers.  I will be sure to post how everything turns out when I can.

In other Eli news it appears his nose is more round than we thought, perhaps it will turn out like Kris' and Aiden's after all!  I hope so!

Amy Butler's Weekender Bag as a Diaper Bag??

Okay ladies, give me some opinions please.  A lot of my crafty friends have been making the Amy Butler Weekender Bag and I am getting into the hype.

How do you think it would do as a diaper bag for Eli?  I would add some pockets into the liner on the inside to help with a bit more organization.  My mom suggested maybe adding an elastic loop or two that bottles would fit into.  Hmm, the possibilities. 

If you've made this bag, is it a really hard process?  Did you use the home dec weight fabric or something else? 
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