Playing Catch Up

Two posts in one day? Well, I never...

Anyway, as I was posting earlier, I saw that I never updated the bloggy world on Q's results. And just thought I would share a few random things we've been up to - if nothing but for my memory :)

1. Quinn's Results - Came out better than we imagined. Basically we are still in watchful waiting. The doctor did see some worsening, specifically of her right ventricle which is now mildly dilated from the extra leakage in the plumbing (there are fancier words but that suffices for now). At any rate, we'll need to take care of that at some point - which if it were to happen now would be open-heart surgery. Yet so many advances are happening so we are crossing our fingers that there will be a less-invasive procedure once it is needed (he's predicting age 10-13 but we'll see). Her pulmonary arteries are still narrow but mostly unchanged from the last MRI, so we are looking at hopefully a couple more years before we need to stent those out. And finally her pulmonary valve remains "bad" but good :) So strange. At any rate, it's working ok and doing it's job. It was an extremely emotional and long day but Quinn was a total champ the entire time. She amazes me.
Big brother ate breakfast with his best friend and hitched a ride to school with him. Takes a village, people. 

This was here waiting for the doctors and anesthiologist - no food or water for 14+ hours and a perfect angel.

2. Quinn is all about girly stuff these days - I mean, she always has been in some respect but it is in FULL FORCE. She wants sparkly nails, always wants to wear pink, dresses up in her 4 princess gowns each day, has more jewelry on than me, and I am just waiting for her to say she wants her ears pierced. 

3. This one I didn't see coming - Ryan has always been so easy-going when it comes to clothes. I just simply laid them out and he was fine with whatever. First, he started drawing a line in the sand at jeans. Then came the day that he would only wear Turtle, Dinosaurs, or Numbers shirts. God bless. He only has about 5 total which means all hell breaks loose when they are all dirty. So I Febreeze them. I'm not ashamed. 

4. We celebrated Valentine's Day very quietly - just our family. A few little gifts for the kids, a special lunch out, and then Matt and I had steak & shrimp after they went to bed. A nice departure from the chicken and mac 'n cheese fare I am usually subjected to. 

5. Matt and I had a fun, adults-only, fancy evening out at the Katy Chamber of Commerce Gala. It was so much fun and so nice to get dressed up. Almost felt like prom :) Big thanks to Gigi and Steve for making the drive from the Big D to watch the kiddos. 

6. The next day was GORGEOUS so we decided to head to No Label Brewery in old Katy for a few beers and music. Totally kid friendly and such a blast. 

6. My friend Ashley and I, along with a couple of others, hosted a sip 'n see for our bestie Erin and her new little girl Reagan. Love these girls - they are my people!

7. We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Austin to celebrate my niece K-Bug's 1st birthday. I'm so in love with this little girl and so glad we could all be there. The party was at The Little Gym and R&Q had a total blast being the "big kids" for once. 

8. More to come - still have another trip to Austin to post about - we finally celebrated Christmas with Matt's side of the family. In February. Yeah. Now my kids think that Santa is pretty much a year-round thing :) Honestly, we've just had a lot going on - mostly all good - but some things (like blogging regularly) have had to take a back seat. We are in a season, I suppose. I have so much more I want to write about but a certain job would actually like for me to get some work in while the house is quiet and I don't have Umizoomi blaring in the background.
post signature

1 comment:

amyswor said...

Was searching for my GF's blog and came across your interesting one. Started reading and had to laugh at your comment about your ODD, Quinn, "...has more jewelry on than me, and I am just waiting for her to say she wants her ears pierced. "

This reminded me of a similar experience with Sandi, age 3.

We had an almost 4 year who loved to play dress up and wear my high heels. She wanted to have her ears pierced SO BAD and would hold anything that resembles an earring up to her ears every chance she got. She was a fashionista and kept getting my “pearl earrings” out from my jewelry box. One day, I was working in the kitchen when dh calls out to me from the family room asking me to come in there. Sandi had gotten my 5 mm pearl earrings out and was asking dh how to put them in her ears! She almost put one in her ear canal! Dh laughed and told me to take her to have them pierced before we had to take her to the ER to remove an earring! Of course she was wanting to look like mommy so I couldn’t be too upset with her :) Admittedly, it was funny, but I thought maybe it was maybe time to take her to have her ears pierced, but I was unsure. I bought her some stickers and magnetic earrings, but she wanted MY pearls in her ears.

I called our pediatrician and was surprised when she encouraged me to do it when mommy could care for them. She sent me some ideas she'd put together for moms having their daughters ears pierced.

On the way to PP, I was pretty sure she would back out. NO WAY! I told my daughter we were going to get her "pretty ears" and it might hurt a little as I pinched her ear lobes. She said, "...are we there yet?" I had her ears pierced where our ped recommended at Piercing Pagoda. I followed our ped's suggestions and she barely shed a tear and was so excited to have earrings. Guess what she picked out? You guessed it, pearls like mommy.

Since your little girl sounds a lot like mine, I don't think it will be long till she is asking to have her ears pierced too. If your anxious for her to ask, then your mommy intuition may be telling you to start hinting around with her about having her ears pierced. If so, then be prepared and let me know if you need our ped's tips.