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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007
Alysa had her Upper Endoscopy yesterday. It went well. She freaked out a bit coming out of the anesthesia, but not as bad as Kayla did. She calmed down quicker and conked out in my lap – I miss those days. ;) The doc found irritation in her stomach, so she’s back on Prevacid – definitely reflux. But she also saw that the opening to her stomach is VERY small, so that is causing problems with her eating. It could be either muscle spasms – which there is medication for. Or it’s just too small. She is going to get copies of the pics from her Upper GI from when she was 3 months old. If that looks ok, then it’s a spasm, if not, then “it’s a whole different ball game.” At this point I was with a screaming child, so I couldn’t ask questions beyond that. It makes sense now though as she always preferred to drink rather than eat (even cereal baby food) and what she will eat are all soft – yogurt, eggs, bananas, etc. I’m figuring it’s uncomfortable/painful to push harder foods through that little whole. The poor thing.

She was quite the comedian at the hospital. They gave her the "giggle juice" and she was very cute. I got a bit on video w/o my digital camera. Unfortunately, her true giddiness didn't show through until the nurses came to take her back. But we can tell a bit she's off on the video. When the nurses came she was all smiles and laughter. At one point, she started to fall backwards (she was sitting on the bed) and said "Whooooaaaaa!". She even wanted the nurses to carry her instead of riding in the bed. She also had Baby and Taggie with her, which always helps.

Here she is cute as can be in her too-big hospital jammies...
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Here is a little video of my "drunk" girl...

We all know when it rains, it poors. J is having surgery on his wrist on Tuesday. He got a splinter a month or so ago and it punctured his vein. Apparently, instead of healing, all this inflamed tissue/scar tissue grew OUT of his arm. He’s got this hideously ugly/painful growth on his wrist. And it’s on a tendon so he had to go to a hand surgeon who is surgically removing it on Tuesday. Fun! Never a dull moment in this house. And Alysa’s surgical copay was $150, so that means J’s will be too. Nothing like killing us all at once when I’m trying to X-mas shop! LOL

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

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At 11:24 AM, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

oh, she's just too cute:-)
Hope she feels fine now.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh boy! I'm glad she's on the meds, but I really hope they can figure out why the opening is too small. If it's not a spasm, does that mean surgery would be involved? I hope not :(

Good luck with J's surgery. I'll keep you all in my prayers!!

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I hope it's just spasms! Will they get the results by next week? It must be hard waiting. Sorry to hear J now needs surgery - and all from a splinter!

At 5:28 PM, Blogger e-Mom said...

What a doll! I'm glad everything went so well.

And nice to meet you. You might be interested to know that Marriage Monday has a new home. If you're planning to share your marriage wisdom this week (open topic) I'd love to have you link up at Chrysalis.

Blessings, e-Mom


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