Thursday, January 14, 2010

a little random today

First off, I just wanted to update on my sweet sister-in-law, Christee. She is doing great and believe it or not she is done with chemo. Unfortunately she still has a big road ahead. She is scheduled to have her double mastectomy next Thursday, January 21st. About 2 weeks after the surgery she will start 7 weeks of radiation and then a few months after the radiation is complete she will undergo reconstructive surgery.
Please send prayers her way for a smooth surgery and quick recovery both physically and mentally. I can't even imagine how she must feel, but I hope she feels all the love that is coming to her! We are heading to Austin this weekend to hang out with her and get her mind off next week.
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Next, bedtime and nap time have gotten a bit better.
Crying has been reduced and Emma isn't grabbing onto everything possible to keep me from bringing her into her crib. Honestly, I thought she might learn how to get out of her crib during all this because trust me she definitely wanted out! We didn't really change a whole lot, just tried to keep it consistent and let her cry. We knew she was tired.
Now the problem is that she just chats away in her crib. I mean for like an hour sometimes?! We have tried keeping her later, putting her down earlier, etc and no matter what she just hangs out in her bed talking to her babies. It's actually sort of cute. We are totally not ready to move her to a big girl bed so we'll keep working on her. I don't think it has helped any that she is getting in all 4 of her eye teeth right now and she has a bit of a cough/cold. Maybe things will get back to normal once all that passes?
Thank you for all your sweet advice. I guess I just needed to vent more than anything.

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And yet reason why you should coupon... I got all this for $12.37 (thanks to some great coupons and good sales!). It would have cost me over $70!! What is frustrating is I had additional coupon for $2.50 off that I meant to use. Oh well I can use it next time. Oh and I only went to Kroger for all this!!(5 crescent rolls, 2 cinnamon rolls, 2 biscuits, 2 hot chocolates, 1 softsoap, 1 Dannon 6pk yogurt, 4 bags Nabisco snacks, 2 boxes oatmeal, 1 taco seasoning, 1 pkg strawberries, 1 package blueberries, 1 avocado, 1 bunch cilantro, 2 cans corn, 1 can black beans, 2 packets tuna, 1 V8 fusions, 1 Gatorade, 1 can tomatoes chopped, and 8 packs of Rolaids - don't really need Rolaids its just that I made .80 cents on every 2 I bought so it helped my bill - if you know someone that needs Rolaids let me know!!)

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Grace and Emma got some new dress up stuff for Christmas from their Aunt Tricia and Uncle Todd. The girls LOVE all the jewelry it came with.

Emma has every piece of jewelry on that she can wear, while holding a purse and pushing her baby. Such a little mommy in the making. :)

Grace posing for a cute picture with wild hair!

5 comments:

High Heels and Huntin' Boots said...

LOVE the dress up pictures! Ok, so I need a lesson in this coupon thing, I am on SEVERAL websites now, thanks to you. And I save money EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to the store, but I guess I don't understand the whole combining coupons and such. Because there are some stores that won't let you, right? I need to do a little more research, but I'm super impressed at your mad coupon skills! Have a good evening!

Erin said...

Can you email me about how you do your couponing thing...that would really help us since we are on such a tight budget. :)

Lindsay said...

Don't you think we're forever indebt to Melissa for showing us just how the whole couponing thing is done!! So fun!

Prayers for your sis-in-law!!!

Fish Family said...

I am so happy to hear about your sis-in-law! I will keep praying!

As for the sleep thing, Jack has always been a tough sleeper. He'd wake up in the middle of the night, not want to go down, get up super early, etc. I will tell you that this is just a season and will pass. Jack seems to go through periods of bad sleep and then does great. Maybe they're growing, developing, or, like you said, getting teeth. It seems we go through these little sleep seasons with him and then he's good. Sending good sleep vibes your way!!!!

Xoxo,
Meg

melissa said...

lol...thanks lindsay ;)