Thursday, July 12, 2012

How being a grown up is a lot like being a kid

Auden's had two diagnosed UTI's, and it looks like we're going through a third.  There's a good chance that she is having a sort of kidney reflux issue, say both doctors at Med Express and my googling.  It's infuriating, then, that her own pediatrician is never interested in testing her urine or blood, or even so much as looking at her vaginal area, even after when I present them with the information that she tested positive on at home UTI tests and is complaining of pain.  I'm trying to get her to see a urologist, but I can't do that without the referral of her PCP, even though the doctors at medex. are the ones who've actually diagnosed the UTI's (that the pediatrician totally missed both times) and are the ones who say it needs to happen.

I think we'll do that Angie's list thing and find Auden a stellar pediatrician who addresses both her's and our needs and complaints.  gah!  And make sure to mention that both time he dismissed her vaginal pain as her 'telling stories' and didn't even examine for an issue.  And in the meantime, I'll worry every free moment I get about the state of her kidneys, bladder, and reproductive organs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

auden's a kid!

Perhaps short, brief posts are more realistic for us.
 Last week, we were making funny jokes in the car by going over the rumble strips on the side of the road on an off ramp. Saying things like, 'ew! that's stinky! Daddy farted!' and making Auden laugh. After a minute or two passes clear of fart jokes, Auden lets out a real big fart and declares, "I FARTED!"

 Made home made finger paint yesterday with Auden. Huge success! I walked away for one minute to clean up the counter from preparing it, looked back to check on her, just to see that she had painted her arms, chest, and face.

 Auden likes to shower like a grown up now. She's pretty good at it!
   Auden talks in full and complete sentences, and we can even rationalize with her! Aside from overnight, she's mastered the potty.

 I took her to living treasures, an interactive animal park last week, and she gladly shared her carrots with the other kids so they could also feed the baby giraffe. She also rode a pony named Oreo and got bit by a goose.

Happy summer-time!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

communicating well

We're officially moved out of Neville and into my parents' home for a couple months!

While it's extremely humbling to be living back home, we're looking at the bigger picture of saving our paychecks and tax returns toward something bigger coming in the very near future.

Can't elaborate on that too much right now, but here's what's happening now:

- Our youth group has done phenomenal with two fundraisers this and last month, and we're pleased to be sending them for a week-long youth conference this summer!
- Auden is learning to talk in sentences! Just today she said, "I want a cookie!" and "Grammy, Mommy farted!" She's been potty trained since before 18 months (I am allowed to brag a little!) and has been making words since way before then as well. She can also sing her ABC's! (Though she says, "A B C B...")
- School is terribly hard after gaining a family. Seriously, it's kind of a total bummer. On a different note, in about a year and a half I should be student teaching, meaning that I should be at least subbing in about 2 to 3 years. My big consolation is that I'm doing it now, and not later - when Auden's older and when we hopefully grow our family, and that hopefully one day we will indeed be living just above the poverty line and can maybe buy a house. (Seriously, I cannot stop watching House Hunters late at night when I'm trying to do some boring reading.)
- I just got a perfect on my first grad school paper. If you need some info on No Child Left Behind, ask! Because I obviously know it all! (Totally kidding!)
-I'm losing some baby weight, but still have some weird deep stretch marks that will never go away. I don't mind so much.
- My favorite book became a movie! Wahoo! It's OK. I like the book better.
- My husband and I touch shoulders when we sit in church; it's because we're in love. I don't think you could put a piece of paper between us!

I guess that's all.

We're erased most of our debt aside from student loans and our monthly car payment. IT FEELS SO GOOD.

(But don't talk to me about student loans. Barf!)