Monday, June 30, 2008

Mommy Forgot to Mention...

I cannot believe I did share my exciting news from yesterday in my previous entry, I guess you could say sleep was all I could think about:)

Anyways, Miss Kinsley had few big moments! We were out to lunch with Mema and Papa Acker, she was a little fussy...daddy was trying to calm her down. She has a butterfly that goes up and down on her car seat, her eyes REALLY FOLLOWED IT!!! I about jumped onto the table and announced it to everyone. It was such a good moment for all of us to witness.
Once we got home I was changing her diaper...I ran out of the newborn size, so I grabbed size 1, THEY FIT!!! I cannot believe in a month and a half we are able to go to bigger girl diapers. At the end of the night Gracie and I gave her a bath. For the first time I let Gracie and her take a bath together. Gracie is such a great big sis, she held her and I washed her. She absolutely loved being in the tub. She was smiling quite a bit. I actually caught a smile on the camera, but they are in the tub and well you can see other things and I am not about to post those pics.

It is so hard to think to myself that this is the way it is suppose to be, so maybe for many of you you are thinking why is she so excited about these minor things. Well for me because we had such issue with Gabi's weight and everything happened at a slower pace, I am in shock of how quickly things are happening for Kinsley. The only thing that would of made my day better was if Gabi was here to watch these things happen with her little sister. So I guess that take me to my next thought...cherish every moment, big or small, with your children!!! I know I have said it many times before, but it just amazes me on how many people take their children for granted. You always think you will go before your children, but God makes that decision and if it can happen to us, obviously it can happen to anyone. When Gabi received her wings there was not a doubt in my mind she could feel our presence and love. She meant the world to us then and continue to mean the world to us now.

Give hugs and kisses to your babies, and please remember Gabi:)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Little Miss Piggy...

Thank you everyone for your comments about Kinsley and the reflux. I am glad to let you all know that is not the issue. She is over eating which is causing her to spit up more than normal. She is gaining weight like crazy so our doc said there is no way it is reflux...YIPEE!!! When I took her in last week she had gained 7 oz. in 5 days. He was quit impressed with that amount of weight gain, we were too! We never knew that was even possible considering it took Gabi forever to even gain 1 oz. And her eye is starting to clear up, I had been massaging the wrong area, so doc showed me the proper spot and it seems to be doing the trick. So here are her stats as of Thursday...8lbs 15oz and 21 1/2 in. long. She has grow 3 inches in 3, she definitely does not get that from her mommy. We go back in on this Thursday for another weight check. I love our pediatrician, he sure knows how to make me feel comfy given our past experience.

I have taken a ton of pics this last week, she is just so stinkin cute I cannot help it! Some may call me obsessed, but hey I just love my babies! The second pic look close she has a flower behind her ear. And check out that last one, YES that is a ponytail:)


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One Year Ago...

It is so hard to believe that a year ago today I was spending the last night I would ever have with my precious Gabi at home. She brought more joy to our lives than I ever imagined was possible in such a short amount of time. She taught us of the true meaning of life. She taught us on how to stay focused on things with real value in life and how to give. She taught to not take one single moment for granted, live each day as if it were your last. And most importantly she taught us what the Ultimate Gift of life love and be loved, unconditionally!

I remember actually being happy that tomorrow was our big day, surgery, the day that would fix her, the day that was suppose to be the best thing for her. Often we wonder if we did the right thing, if the doctors did everything they could, if God did what he could. But I guess ultimately God did what he could and he knew Gabi was special and she had a higher calling than to be here with us. Unfortunately though it was at the expense of our hearts. We are so proud to have been the Chosen Ones for her, God knew that with the time she did spend here with us we were the best parents for her. We are so blessed to have been touch by an angel!

It has been a while since I have had an entry all about Gabi and I apologize to you all and to her. I have been so focused on trying to be the best mommy to Kinsley and Gracie. I had a very hard time in the beginning of my pregnancy connecting with Kinsley, I was so afraid of losing her. But now that she is here, words cannot describe how much I love and adore her. She is the perfect piece to my broken heart. Don't get me wrong my heart will forever be incomplete, but having her has given me another reason of why it is so important to continue on as if Gabi were here with us. I believe Gabi made a deal with God that the only way she would go with him is if he gave mommy and daddy another baby girl to love on...and of course he pulled through:) God works in such mysterious ways I will never understand why it had to be Gabi, but I am so thankful he chose us for her mission here.

I miss my little punky more than you can ever imagine, there is not a second of the day I do not think about her. I sometimes wish we would of done things differently, but if I concentrate on that I would never make it through a single day. She will forever live in our hearts and someday we will be together again!

I love you Gabriele Sheridan! Mommy, Daddy, and your sisters miss you soooo much! Be a good girl and be sure to rock the piggies today and tomorrow, afterall that is your signature do:)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just for Fun...

Monday, June 23, 2008

A busy weekend...

This has to be my favorite picture so far...Does life get any better???

So far I do not feel like the medicine for the reflux is making a difference. I hate it because she is so fussy. And really who can blame the girl...she eats, fill up, throws up, then we start over again, and she never gets satisfied. I am really hoping either the medicine starts working or we can find a new solution on Wednesday at our appointment. As for her eye, the drops seem to help al ittle, but I think she has a bad cold and it just has to works its course.

This weekend was Zach's (my nephew) 4th birthday. He is getting so big! We went to his house yesterday for the party. The kid loves super heros!!! In fact he assigned us all to different super heros to buy for him. We bought Batman...check out the suit we found for him. He loved it!
Happy Birthday Zachy Reid, we love you!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Finally, an update and photos...

Pics from week 4
Kinsley's first adventure to the pool...

Working hard with Daddy!!!

Uncle (Big) Mike
Happy Father's Day Daddy:)

Kinsley is getting so big, today she weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. She does have a bit of a cold and possibly some acid reflux. I took her into the open clinic today after an episode of vomiting. Of course we were not able to see our doctor, so I did not feel like she was properly cared for. So I called to and spoke to one of our nurses this afternoon and she is going to call me back tomorrow after discussing my concerns with our doctor. She has been throwing up every time she eats even when we are just switching sides... which me to believe it could be reflux, which the nurse did bring up as well. Then her right eye has been oozing yellowish greenish goo. It breaks my heart to know there is nothing I can do till the doc figures it out. And why couldn't the doc we saw today given me a better answer than, well she needs to throw up more before we are really concerned. HELLO, she has not started this until 3 days ago, something is not right. And the eye, well it could be a clogged tear duct, but I seriously doubt it, cause it just gets worse and I have been massaging like I was told and it does not help! Ugggg...I want better answers she deserves that!

On a happier note she got her first experience at the pool yesterday and loved it! I put her in the water and she was so happy.

Kinsley is 5 weeks old today...where has the time gone???

Pics from week 3

Great Grandpa

Great Gram

4 Generations


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Quick Note...

I have quite a few new pics to post, but I am having issues downloading them. We do not have the internet yet and I am picking up a signal from the neighbors, but it is not strong enough to do certain things. It is killing me though cause I really want to share how much Kins is growing. She is such a blessing. It amazes me each day just how much you can love a child. Yesterday she was 4 weeks old, I cannot believe how time has just flown by.

We are staying busy unpacking and getting situated in the house. Jason is looking for a new job, he quit at the dealership last week. He worked long awful hours, pay was decent for the first 90 days, but the 90 days is up and he'd of had to be on straight commission and let's just say car sales have been very slow...not much opportunity to make much money, so he is back on the hunt. Anyone know anyone looking for a great salesman/trainer/recruiter???

On another note I need some info from a few viewers...

Please email me...

Claudia in Germany, what is your email address

Someone had emailed me or sent a comment about bows, making them for the foundation, donating a few or something along those lines??? Please email me your info, I lost your message.

Monday, June 9, 2008

I almost forgot...

With all the hustle and bustle of the weekend I forgot one of the most important events. Jason and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. We had a very nice evening out and went to our favorite restaurant on the Plaza, Brio. Funny thing is Jason sold a car to one of the District Partners of the restaurant and he gave Jason a complimentary dinner for 2. Thank goodness, because with all the craziness going on I don't think we'd of been able to afford such a nice dinner. It was absolutely amazing, we have always had the best food and service there, guess that's why it's our favorite!

Anyways, Happy Anniversary Honey...I look forward to our lifetime together! You are my rock and I love love love love you:)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Here We Go Again...

I think we move more than anyone I have ever known, but I do believe we are calling it quits for at least a couple years. Or I should say until we out grow our house. We have been staying with my mom and step dad for the past 3 months. They opened their home to us when we came back from Indiana...they had no idea what they were offering to us...hahaha, but thank God they did. We definitely would not of made it through the transition so smoothly if it weren't for them. I can't leave out my in-laws cause they have helped us in so many ways as well. But they we the smart ones and bought the home with only 2 bedrooms and the spare room has a twin, my parents on the other hand bought the house with 4 bedrooms, guess they will think twice next time:)

Anyways we had been battling with our renters the past 2 months. Finally they were able to move out and we got our house back, in Eudora. Now there is just lots of work to be done, never renting anything we own again. It amazes me how people destroy what is not theirs. Oh well though, we learned our lesson and now I have something to do to pass time, as if I have nothing else occupying my time.

As for the girls, Gracie is having fun taking care of her new little sister. We have been to the pool a few times and she'd has mastered riding her bike. As for Kinsley, this past Thursday she weighed in at a whopping 6lbs 12oz. The doctor was pleased and we do not have to go back for 4 weeks. I have noticed she is filling out and getting stronger everyday. This last week my grandparents have been in town and lets just say she has not be neglected. I have to remind my grandma to eat and go to the bathroom...she just doesn't want to put down little sweetie pea!

With all this being said, I will not be on the computer for the next few days, but as soon as I get around to it, I will definitely be posting more pictures. Can you believe that on Wednesday, Miss Kins will be 4 weeks how time flies.

Have a wonderful week and I will report again soon:)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pray for Bo!

Hey everyone it's long lost daddy again with a special request. A very close and dear friend of mine needs as many prayers as we can send. You can read about him and all he has going on at he is an incredible man with an incredible family.

Please read his story and send as much love and prayer as you can muster up.

Thank You!