Saturday, October 25, 2008



Hi there!

Here's Sami's 6 month update:

She's now 17 pounds, 9 ounces, and is 25 1/4 inches tall. She got 4 shots and one of them is the flu shot. Poor kid. She had a 101.4 fever today, so I stayed home and took care of her all day.

Everything looks good. I asked about her hips and why I need to go to a different specialist, and she explained to me. I now understand. I thought they meant her fat fold on her inner thighs. Nope, she flipped Sami over and showed me that her bottom buttocks doesn't line up correctly, so that's why they want to double-check. And also found out Seattle Children's is also in Olympia too. DUH... I don't NEED to drive all the way to Seattle.

As for MY update on my hip bursitis - I'm still taking medication, and seems to be helping a bit but not 100% healed yet. My biggest pain is when I bend over to pick up things off the floor. I'm now telling Abby to pick up stuff off the floor for me. Nice having a kid slave, eh? :-)

Halloween is coming up soon! There's sooo many activities I want to take Abby and Sami to but I can't choose... And I'm sure they all will be packed to the max. We may just stay home and tour around our own neighborhood. Like last year's. Abby had a good time that way. Abby will be a LION, and Sami will be a pumpkin OR a duck. I need to put the duck costume on her and see if it is too big.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yup..

Yup, it's hip burisitis. I now have medication for it, only 6 days worth of medication. Doc said I'll be good as new in 5 days. And call back if I don't.

That's pretty much it. This is day 2 and I'm not much better yet. Hopefully it'll go away soon.

Sami's 6 month check-up is tomorrow! Sure can't wait to see how much she has grown! She's already grabbing food. Yesterday, she devoured my Milano cookies! First time I ever seen her snatch it out of my hands. I tried to take it back, then she gave a longggg wail then I realized, ah, it's a soft cookie. She can gum on it.

Got mess? :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm not old, I'm not old, I'm not old!

Aw man, I do feel like an old woman lately. Not talking in age-years. But in body health/flexibility.

A bit more than 2 weeks ago, I began having hip pain. I thought nothing of it. Maybe just a sprain or something. Maybe I just bumped my hip somewhere. After few days, I started noticing that it hasn't gone away yet. Hmph, how strange. At the same time, I caught a real bad cold. Maybe my body is just taking it's time to recover, longer than usual. You know, I'm a very busy mom, and I always put my kids first before my health. Bad me, I know...

Last Friday, I lay in bed, recounting back when I had hip pain, and how long it lasted.... wow, more than two weeks?!? So, I called my doctor to make an appointment. Tuesday at 3:15 PM. Ok, I can do that and hung up.

It seems strange. After I hung up, I feel better that I have an appointment to get it checked out, but my hip pain GOTTEN WORSE! It's like my body is now realizing it's in pain. AUGGGHH.

Been taking Tylenol every 4-6 hours. (sighs). I hate having to get in the car. I hate having to pick up the paper clip that I dropped on the floor. I don't want to pick up the toys! It's too painful. Even when I stand above Sami, getting ready to swoop her up from her rocker, the thought makes me wince. Isn't that sad? When I get out of the car, I have to stand outside for few minutes, biting my tongue waiting for the pain to subside before I can even move.

I feel OKAY when I'm walking or standing. But when I sit, I feel okay. The most painful is when I GET UP from sitting position, or when I BEND over to pick something up. I have a hard time putting my socks on. I no longer wear shoes that I need to tie.

I just want to cry.

I'm not old yet!

Been checking the website, and came across "Hip Bursitis." Maybe that's what I have. I will certainly mention that to the doctor. Hopefully he'll know and how to treat so I can feel better again.

Wish me luck!
Thanks for letting me vent...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Guess who's 6 months old?



Hi! My name's Sami!

I can:

*laugh AT you!

*Grab YOUR hair.

*Bang my hands on anything I can touch.

*Yell at my big sister.

*Talk to my dog in "Dog Language."

*Tell mommy exactly what I want.

*Squeals in delight when I see daddy.

*I love to lay on the floor and wiggle around.

*I'm learning how to sit up, but not quite there yet... I fall over.

*I LOVE splashing in the bath tub!

*I don't like it when mommy wakes me up in the mornings.

*When my milk bottle is empty, I like to juggle the bottle.

*I want to drink on my own, but my hands aren't cooperating.

*I love to hear bedtime stories with Abby.

*I am trying out new foods. I tried squash yesterday, and I liked it!

*Mommy showed me the halloween decorations last night, and I raspberried at them.

*I get scared if Daddy chases Abby around the house.

*Mommy, the "peek-a-boo" is getting too old for me.

*I like watching "The Wiggles" with Abby in the mornings.

*I like watching people, and I'm a late night big-time talker.

My 6 month appointment will be next Friday, October 24, which is my granddaddy's birthday! We will let you know how heavy I am, how everything looks, and all that! :-) So, stay in touch!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

How it's like when we get home...

I recorded about 3 minutes worth of how it's like when I get home. Trigger came home from the vet yesterday. She had hematoma in her right ear. It's basically broken blood vessels and pooling blood into her ear, causing her ear to blow up just like a water balloon. The vet had to operate on it to drain the blood and fix it. The buttons are there for pressure and keeping the blood vessels compressed in order to heal. The collar is for so she couldn't scratch her ear.

As you can see, Abby was grumpy!!! And Sami was kind of happy then when she heard Abby cry then she'll cry too. Trigger's collar is annoying to all of us. We sure can't wait until it's off. You can certainly hear Abby complaining!

If the movie is slow, I apologize. It's a bit over 3 minutes long.

video

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Heart Wrecking

I'm so sad.... I have to make an appointment for Sami to go to Seattle Children's Hospital. It sounded like a different doctor took a look at her hip x rays and suggested we should get her checked out more thoroughly. Our first doctor said the x rays looked fine.

I don't want to hear bad news! But it has to be done. Maybe they'll find nothing again. Crossing our fingers!!! Our appointment may be on November 11. I'll have to take that day off work.

Sami is sitting next to me, laughing at me, cooing, talking... Maybe that's her way of telling me that everything will be alright. What a sweetie....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fairy Ring?

Yesterday, I just noticed there was a circle in our back yard lawn. Almost as if a mouse or mole ran 50 times in a same circle then went home.

This morning, I showed the circle to Jon and he suspects it is a "Fairy Ring."

I've never heard of it! Have you? I just googled it up using Image Only button. They show pictures of mushrooms in a circle, but we don't have mushrooms -- YET.

Interesting...