Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Salsa chicken....this stuff is GOOOOOOOOOOOOD

After reading RAVE reviews from my online friends on this recipe.....I decided to try it.

2 large chicken breasts, corn, black beans, and salsa all thrown in a crockpot.

It was freaking AWESOME and makes a TON of food. We each had the equivalent of two large tortillas full (I used Tostitos Scoops) and I have two freezer containers full as well.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My friend needs your help

I belong to a few online groups and feel extremely close to the women I've come to know since becoming a mommy. An online friend, Jenny, and her husband, Eddy, were due to have twins in February, but they arrived much too early in December.

Genevive and Lillian were born December 29, 2008. Genevive became suddenly ill and passed away on January 1, 2009. Lillian is thriving at almost 6 months.

Jenny and Eddy are asking for help purchasing a headstone for their sweet Genevive's grave. Jenny blogs about her experiences with the girls at http://delekatala.blogspot.com/

I feel so lucky to have two healthy boys, any help you can give this family would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made at Genevive's headstone.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More on the Apnea

Got the results.....actually, I got them right before we moved and well, just haven't had time to update.

The pedi's nurse called and said "mild obstructive apnea" and that since we were moving, we could wait a month or so before getting him into an ENT in Michigan.

I got the paperwork and it says "moderate obstructive sleep apnea" and that we should see an ENT as soon as possible.

Well, we still had the move to consider. Now that things have calmed down a little, I called an ENT that my mom has seen (since there are no pediatric ENTs in our network up here). Henry's going on June 24th for his appointment and at that point we'll find out what we'll be doing for his apnea.

He's still incredibly congested. One of the pedis back home thinks his nasal passages are inflamed or narrow. He's not showing signs of needing suctioning, but you can hear his difficulty breathing all the time.

So, little man will be getting his 4 month shots on the 23rd with the new pedi (my old one) and seeing the specialist on the 24th.

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's been almost a month

Sorry it's been almost a month since I last updated. Well, the move occurred and we're trying to settle in.

Sam is still adjusting to being an hour from his daddy. Every bedtime is a bit of a struggle because Eric used to lay with him. Plus, now it's "sshhhh the baby is sleeping" since we all share a room. But Henry pays him back in the early morning hours by getting up at 6/6:30 every day.

Sam has a few new phrases:
I can't
No, papa
No, nana
no, x, you out now
wook at me (look at me, because that's what I always tell him to listen)
I want please x (rather than I want x please)

And, of course he found Nana's stash of Teletubbies videos. He just LOVES them. Henry really likes them too. It's a nice way to entertain both of them so I can get some "unpacking" done. And by that I mean, going through boxes, trying to find everything.

Henry is SO much more vocal than Sam was at this age, which we knew would be the case. He's a very happy baby and only fusses when he's tired. Nana has been a really great rocker for him. He's almost to the point that he'll only go to sleep for her. Sometimes, though, he just wants his mama.

Henry goes for his 4 month check up on the 22nd and Sam will go for his 4 year check up on the 23rd next month.