Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Where I've been, what we've been doing and MORE!

WOW! It has definitely been a looooooonnnnngggg time since I have signed onto my page to read fellow bloggers, let alone actually blog! 2014 I plan to blog my journeies. I have a lot of "stuff" to talk about and a lot that has happend to baby C since her traumatic birth circa June 2012. It has literally been almost 15 months since I posted. Hubs is deployed. OPSEC protected info, but we have weekly conversation. He's been gone since February 2013... and is slated home Octoberish even though his original orders had him coming home Feb 4, he was given an extension until the end of the mission rather than cycling someone new in.

"O" the eldest is becoming a young lady too fast! It seems as though yesterday I was scared to death to be 18 and pregnant. God knew what he was doing her. She's struggled a lot with sixth grade this year. We're almost in the last third of school. She's been incredibly sick, not super sure why. At first I thought it was her nerves with a specific teacher, then as it continued we began to notice that while that hieghtened the situation that there is definitely something else going on. We go to the GI specialist tomorrow and an Allergist next month. "O" has become such a little mommy towards "C" they are joined at the hip most of the time. "C's" due date would've put them with either the same birthday or very close, but as you read, "C" had her own plans. (I'm going to go back and read those posts tonight, as you will read later not only was the delivery traumatic, but my recovery was one that has taken almost two years. For me it'll be interesting to read my thoughts "in the moment" and reflect.)

"P" is growing up wise and wonderful. She is my fashionista, my independent free minded, do it yourself kinda girl. She has been a BIG help with the littles. She is always stealing my clothes and shoes, which DO NOT FIT... but she insists on "what if" all the time. She's doing well in school. I have to say I'm very proud of her. I was really afraid of my children bullying others just based in their actions towards each other, that being said I was at parent teacher conferences and the teachers asked if P had disclosed that there were a group of girls bullying her. I went home and talked to her about it and she didn't want to rat out her friends. The kid has compassion regardless if she is the victim or not. She's been a BIG help to my grandparents lately and she's probably going to miss them the most of my girls when they are gone.

"S" is still a free spirit! Her ADHD is finally under control and she is a straight A student that strives for perfectionism and validation for her successes. I love that about her. Her teachers are amazed at her attention to detail and memory, I am too infact. If I loose something, bet your last dollar that "S" will find it! She quietly misses her daddy even though she doesn't outwardly express it, that trait she has definitely learned from her daddy. She's recently taken interest in music so lessons are in the work for her and a couple of her sisters. She told me today that she wants to be a Vetrinarian just like "O". My oldest four have declared their career paths and I will to do what I need to do to make it happen for them.

"J".... Hmmmmm,well she was recently dx with ADD- Impulsive and Obedient Defiant. She's a spunky kid whose whit can compete with that of an 80 yr old man. She's sassy and the life of the party. She's my thumb sucker which is cute, but at 6 really needs to stop. She was dx in March with Human Growth Hormone Deficientcy and receives monthly hormone injection as part of a clinical research study. Currently we go to Nationwide Children's Hospital for the injections, but we were informed that they will be sent home in a couple months for us to do at home for the rest of her life. HgH Deficient Children are also known as little people. She's projected to reach 48" tall.

"L" little Belle is my fairy princess she tip toes around like a fairy all the time. She's giggly and very pure at heart. I love her innocense. She reminds me of Snow White as she has a very fair complections as well as bright ruby red lips. She has a raspy voice and is a true snuggle bug... so much so that even my California King bed isn't big enough for the two of us.

Finally "C" is such a fighter, she's grown leaps and bounds from that 2# 2oz 12" 27 week preemie!
She has a G-tube for essential feedings, she had the Nissen procedure, she's partially deaf, her muscle tone is rigid, and she may have the same condition as "J", BUT overall she's a BEAMING little princess who lights up my life. Her sisters call her Boo because she resembles Boo from Monsters Inc.

I've been struggling with PTSD and was admitting to OSU's Partial Program, that'll be a stand alone blog, but it sheds light on where I've spent the last 19 months of my life. I've learned a lot about myself and a lot about my support system as well. It's funny how high school drama carries over into Corporate America which is a stand alone post as well. It's sad how your friends disappear when you need them the most, but its also refreshing to see who you meet along your journey in life and in sickness and in health.

My final notes for today- I started selling Pure Romance back in March/April. Little did I know I would meet an array of amazing women and network with successful women from acrossed the world! My business was very lucrative for 2013, I can only wait to see what 2014 brings for me and my business goals and dreams! If you're interested my web page is: www.amandanihiser.pureromance.com or I can host a party for you. If you've ever thought about working from home and bringing in extra cash Pure Romance is the way to go. Now through Feb 15 kits are $79, $143, $383, & $863!

Love and kisses,