Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I love the things that comes out of Kya's mouth. She says and does the funniest things. Her new thing is saying "what da my heck" or "what da oh my gosh". I don't know where she got this, but it makes me laugh. I am just glad it doesn't include any four letter words. She also loves to say "ta da" and twirl (especially if she is wearing a dress). She will does this until she gets so dizzy she falls. We were looking at a christmas catalog and she pointed to all the dress ups things and called them ta da's. It's little things like this that help balance out the terrible two's.
P.S. We see the pediatric neurosurgeon on thursday.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The hunting season is over and I have a husband again (YEAH!!!) and a freezer full of elk and deer meat. Ben tried making his own jerky. I'll be honest, it was kind of okay. But it was his favorite fall snack as a kid. His parents and grandparents would make it every year after the deer hunt. Isabel helped Ben and his mom, Evelyn, make the jerky. Isabel was in charge of the spices. We think she got carried away with the salt resulting in the not so great taste. Let's face it, it is just easier to blame it on the six year old.
Halloween was a fun distraction from the craziness. Isabel made a perfect Jasmine with her long brown hair. Kya loves horses so of course she was a cowgirl. Sophie was a cute little kitty. We had a lot of halloween fun: riding a haunted train, decorating cookies at Nicky's house,trunck or treating at Kim's house, party at Aunt Stacey's and of course Trick or Treating.
Christy and Sophie
Ben and sleeping Sophie
Look at them pose!
Isabel got her MRI. She was very brave. She had to have her IV put in twice, the first one didn't work. The nurse gave her a very cute beanie baby with red and blue stars on it. That seemed to make the tears go away. She was given sedation because the test took over an hour. I don't know a six year old that could hold still that long. She was out of it for the rest of the day. The sedation made her act pretty silly. Later that day Ben was helping her up the stair and she kept stumbling she asked him "why can't I walk?" The nurse said she would act DRUNK and she did. I got the results back and they were not what we were hoping for. She has a type I Chiari Malformation and a Syrinx (fyi: click on the word for a definition). We will be going to see a Pediatric Nuerosurgeon for an evaluation. Most likely she will need to have some time of surgical procudure to have this fixed.
PLEASE KEEP HER IN YOUR PRAYERS.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Do I love it or hate it? When I look at Isabel's overbite I hate thumbsucking. But last night Sophie slept through the night. When I woke up at 7am and she was still sleeping. I peered into her crib and she was sucking her thumb. I was happy and sad all at the same time. I have kept a binki in her mouth since the second she was born hoping that she would take to it instead of her thumb. Maybe it was all in vain. She has been sucking on her hands a lot lately, I guess she has been in search of something better than her binki.
When Isabel was a baby she was very colicy. She would cry all day long. I tried everything, but nothing would calm her. My Aunt Pat told me her best babies were thumbsuckers. So I gave Isabel her thumb. I kept putting her thumb in her mouth until she could do it herself. She slept through the night at 6 weeks. It was the only thing that kept me sane. Well now 6 years later I have a dental nightmare on my hands. On our last trip to the dentist he told me he has only seen one overbite worse that Isabel's caused from thumbsucking. He said on a scale from 1 to 10, her's is a 10. And not a good 10.
If anyone has any good tips on getting someone to stop sucking their thumb I would love to hear about it. I have tried everything. The problem is she only sucks it at night. Not even to get to sleep. Only in the middle of the night when she is asleep. My pediatrician said that peir pressure is the best way to get a child to stop, but I am sure she is not getting much pressure from her pillow or stuffed animals to do any good.
Anyway on a good note I got a full night's sleep. Thank you Sophie! I guess I will just have to keep good dental or should I say orthodontic insurance!!!
What a cutie!!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wow, how time flies. Has it really been a month? Sophie is starting to smile a lot these days. It makes Isabel very happy when she can get her to smile. Sophie is sleeping better, but there is definitely room for improvement. Her umbilical cord finally fell off after 4 long weeks. The girls love to help bath her but make a big wet mess in the process. It is amazing to me how much the girls love their little sister.
Kya turned 2 in July and what a handful she is. She is a lot of fun but is definitely into the terrible twos. She loves to copy cat everything Isabel does. She acts like a little mother to Sophie. Everytime Sophie even fusses a little Kya is on a dead run for the binki and will try to shove it down poor Sophie's throat. She is constantly wanting to kiss Sophie and then the next moment she will be pulling her hair. Needless to say I cannot take my eyes off of her.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
AnnaSophia Corrales. After a whole 4 hours of labor our family has grown by 19 inches and 6lbs 5oz. It was a full delivery room of anxious family members waiting to welcome our new little bundle of joy. Big sister Isabel was there to be one of the first to welcome AnnaSophia into our family. If you ask Isabel what she thought of seeing her little sister born she will tell you it was "NAAAASTY". Kya loves to kiss Sophie on the head and will say "love baby soapie". So far the adjustment to three has been pretty easy. But I am sure there will be challenges to come.
Like the other two, she has lots of dark hair!
Where's the hand sanitizer???
Proud big sisters!!!