Friday, March 28, 2008

Wanna see my scrapbook layouts?

I am now putting all my scrapbook LO's in an online gallery at

Visit to see my gallery.

My friends at work had my blog address blocked by their IT person, and so they can no longer view it. I've gotten out of the habit of posting to my blog because I feel like no one is reading it.

IF YOU ARE READING MY BLOG - PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS SO I KNOW I AM NOT JUST TYPING TO MYSELF! :-)~ You don't have to have a blogger account or gmail address to do please...comment away! Thanks!

PAULINE - thank you so much for being the only person who regularly leaves me comments so I know I am actually being read. :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Bought Eli this fun t-shirt from Old Navy online.
(Love their bargain prices!!!)

Me and Eli...wearing our green for the fabulous SP day!
(I have always loved St. Patrick's Day! It means Spring! I love green. And my BD is exactly one month way! ok...when I was a kid I loved that I'm freakin' out about turning another year older. Forty is just around the bend...Omigosh!)

I attended my dear friend Cheryl's funeral that day. It was a wonderful service. The highlight for me was when her brother read the last entry in her journal:

Thank you for my life. Thank you for filling my world with people who love me. Bless my family and friends. Help them to find happiness and contentment. Help me to live my life in Your path, so that I can be a witness to those I love. Give me the wisdom to listen with love and to help when I can. And most of all, give me the courage to always share Your love with others so that we all may be together for eternity. Amen."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Farewell to a Friend

Cheryl and Amy - Halloween 1999 at Gasseling's Farm

My dear friend, and Sorority Sister, Cheryl Walker passed away this morning after a very long and courageous battle with breast and brain cancer.
I'll never forget all the wonderful sorority trips we took together, so many sorority memories, and our rubberstamping/crafting addiction. :)
I'll miss you my friend.
Cheryl, Amy, and Sharon
Auburn BSP Conclave 2000
Riding the Merry Go Round at the Auburn Super Mall

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Burette Feeding Container


I use this 4 oz Burette to hold Eli's formula for his Day Feeds.
He never takes more than 5 oz of food at one time, so I use a syringe for one ounce and use the Burette for the other four. I like using the pump for feeds, because it gives a slow even flow of food in the given amount of time....and doesn't overwhelm is tummy.
I only use a bag at night. I hated washing those bags out after every feed....and after a hospital stay where they used Burettes...I asked our Dietician if I could start getting those for home. (One of those things they don't tell you about...but if you ask you might get it)
So, this is what we've been using for a long time. They last a couple weeks, if you rinse them well (especially the chamber) after each use.
I hope most of your kids eat more in one setting than mine can....but if you think this would work for you...I HIGHLY recommend them! :)
Thanks for looking,

Thursday, March 6, 2008

4:07 am

Yup. You read that correctly. Today, Eli woke up at 4:07 am!

I tried to keep him awake later last night - all the way until 7:00 pm! (He's been wanting to eat around 6:45...but I now realize this is not a good schedule.) Duh!?

He went right to sleep when I fed him dinner. I was hoping that would help him sleep later.
Apparently, I'm asking for the moon here!??? LOL! 7 pm to 5 am (his normal wakeup time) is 10 hours. Is that typical for a 2 1/2 year old to sleep at night? Is it already time to start getting less sleep? This is one active little Yahoo all day...doesn't he need this 10 hour down time?

4:07 - I get up to turn his pump off. Stupid me, I actually touch him to reposition him a little bit, so I can give him his water flush....and boing! He's awake and rockin' and rollin'.

I put him in bed with me....and he would not settle down. Then he pooped.
Ok, then.

4:29 - Out to the living room to change his diaper.

Of course, Lonnie usually gets up at 4 am to go work out. But this week, he has to have asthma and sinus issues going he's not going to work out. Isn't that just perfect Murphy's Law? So, here I sit, tired as hell...sick of getting up when there is a 4 at the beginning of the clock readout! Lon will get up within the hour....and then I'll go back to bed for a litle bit....

I'm counting the minutes.....

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

On Daddy's Shoulder

This picture was taken Friday night, 02.29.08. I just LOVE it.

Ok, so Eli slept in until 4:30 am today! This is NOT working for me, kid! LOL!
What's up? I think I'm now counting down the days until the Spring Forward time change!
I sure hope that helps things?

Ok...back to bed for me...Dad's on duty now....

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Oh, What a Night!

Well....last night Eli decides to wake up "rockin' and rollin'" at Midnight. Luckily I quickly got him back to sleep in bed with us. Lon wakes me up an hour later...and I successfully transferred Eli back to his crib, and plugged his night feed back in.
When Lon's alarm went off at 4:00, I got up and unplugged Eli (since the pump usually runs until his feeding bag is empty.)
He normally wakes up around 5 am, and I like to let his food digest a while before he wakes up. Well, he decided to make the night even MORE waking up at 4:20! Very uncomfortable....body moving like he's got ants in his pants. Poor guy.
I took him out to the living room, and gave him Tylenol. Hopefully, he starts to feel better soon.
I heard some gas in his tummy...may it work itself out of the body very quickly!

Ok, back to bed for's Lon's turn to hang out with Eli now. :)