Sunday, March 10, 2013

its been so long.

i feel like so much has happened in the past week and a half or whatever, but when i look back and think of what i want to say.... nothing really needs to be updated.

i had 3 shoots last week which was my big "woohoo starting to work again!" wkend and its been really nice. i like to sit in the office and edit sometimes in peace and quiet. well, listening to pandora, of course.

last wkend A and S had their first soccer games of the season. A had a fab time, like always. S fell twice and was over it for the rest of the game lol typical. open house for Aidan was this week as well. which was so fun. EJ and reese stayed home (with miller who was sleeping) - bc reese couldnt be out in that crowd. all of her teachers just have such wonderful things to say about her. I am so proud. She recently was asked to join the gifted/talented class for the district and already fell in LOVE with it. such a sweet little learner :)

#sawyergrace before her first #soccer game!!
#sleeptight #aidkaid Goes to show you how amazing kindergarten kids are. First day of school and recent writing pieces. #aidkaid #aidkaid crawled into what was miller's crib to sleep tonight lol #sillygirl #oops

labs this week were uneventful. we were in and out and they were pretty good. ANC was 2,500, which means it was on the decline, but we knew that would happen. but sodiums were awesome - even though we've only had to give her DDAVP shot once in a while... luckily we are such good I/O trackers lol

i started back to LTF this week. i really *really* wasnt a fan of the other gym that i tried out for a while. and the gym is the only place where i feel like i can let out stress. honestly, ive cried to EJ about not being able to go and do something for *me*. i am not a girl who wants to go get a pedicure. i dont want to shop it out. i want to feel GOOD about myself and work out. so thursday morning at 5:30am, i took spin. woohoo. i went friday morning, too. and hopefully will get back again tomorrow (cardio) or tuesday (yoga sculpt).

630am. This is done. #backtobusiness #homesweethome #LTF4lyfe

friday i picked aidan up from school and then came home and puked on my own driveway. which then spiraled into the worst 36 hours in a LONG TIME. my flu test was negative, but i got tamiflu anyway bc, well, with a chemo kid at home whose counts are on the decline, carenow pretty much just wants to make sure youre covered. pretty sure its norovirus... ive felt okay today. still pukey though. sawyer has a sore throat and is on a zpak. we've both been masked all wkend. and EJ is running around the house with lysol as if its his job. i mean, it IS his job right now.

#sawyergrace is allowed out only with a mask #sanitizeallthethings

on friday morning, we went to pick reese's boot up :) i was so excited. wearing it doesnt bother her too much so thats good -- today we stood her up by the couch. its so amazing not to see her knee buckle into hyperextension anymore. it forces the bottom 1/2 of her leg to be at the correct "angle" to prevent that - and also, obviously, puts her foot in the right position. she can't stand long, but hey -- we'll get there. im a proud momma bear :)

Oh I'm sorry, is that #reesey standing at the couch in her new boot?! #gingerfight she can't stand for long but yayyyyyyy!!!!!

so now its sunday. we lost an hour of sleep last night, but thats okay bc my kids are already in bed again :) this week is spring break so tomorrow i figure out how i can take all 4 to reese's PT and OT (hardy har lol), but then later this week, A and S will go to the lake with my parents for a couple of days. they are so excited. im going to edit tonight. and relax. and try not to puke lol

....and i start to count down the days til reese's next MRI. which is the 19th. which is so close... and i am so very nervous. i try not to think about it, but i just cant help myself. every time i look at her i think "she's doing so awesome. learning so much more! talking so much more! using her right arm!! she has to be getting better!!" .... but is that true? please pray that these meds are kicking that tumor's ass.

They liked dinner!! #reesey #millerpaige #sistersarethebestmedicine #hairschmair #happiestbabyever

:) oh and #gingerfight

#ikea lol #aidkaid #sawyergrace #millerpaige #bestshirtever @kelli417 I love those wispies. #reesey  #gingerfight Hanging out at my parents' house #reesey #gingerfight Not in the mood for PT... But she looks cute!! #reesey #gingerfight #girlyforthewin #persnickityFTW #sawyergrace plays #soccer lol #fortheloveofgodwesaidnohands Hobby lobby with @rachlionel and @brittneyjoy412 #millerpaige too much? #latergram last night hanging out #reesey Someone is tired #reesey #gingerfight Getting my shiz and layering sets ready for tomorrow's newb boy #gingersnapphotographs #pttime #reesey #gingerfight #goodmorning waking up from nap  #reesey #bathtime #sawyergrace #reesey #widn #reesey #selfies a quick wake up before meds

I did want to show this last photo -- this is her last eyelash. I had been watching them, counting them down... 6... 4... then finally 1. you can see the little stubs of blonde next to them. but now this one is gone. so now we wait for the photo of her first eyelashes, right? 

last eyelash1


  1. Beautiful post Amanda!! I hope everyone feels better fast. Prayers are being said for Reesey!! And that final photo of her lone eyelash...heartbreaking but captured beautifully. Thinking and praying for all of you. #gingerfight

  2. So sorry you've been sick! Glad you're on the mend and it wasn't the flu! Praying ya'll have a nice, relaxing spring break and will be praying for the MRI on the 19th!!
    ~Melissa Reyes

  3. Ahh your posts are always so beautiful! I hope you feel better ASAP :) Praying for Reesey everyday!!!! That picture of her Miller just melts my heart everytime I see it! So precious ♥ Millers "Keep Calm & Listen to Weezer" shirt is so stinkin' cute!!!

  4. I love that little eyelash! What a great picture! Can't wait to see pictures of the new ones that come in! :) I am praying for the next MRI. I know it will be good news! I'm sorry you guys have been sick. The flu is awful this year! Praying that you continue to get better each day! Praying that the rest of the fam can stay healthy too! I hope you guys enjoy your spring break!

  5. I judge the Weezer shirt ;) Hope everyone gets well and stays that way! That's awful in the best of times.

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