Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jelly Belly and Me

About a month ago, Jelly Belly celebrated the completion of her first year of preschool!

Proud mama and proud Tita (Grandma)!

I need to remember to charge my camera so I can start taking pics of some of the craziness we are about to experience.
One week away from the movers arriving and 10 more days 'til moving day!
Other than foot still broken but slowly healing.  We miss daddy very much during the week.  There are days when I want to pull out my hair!
Kuddos to all those single parents! I don't know how you do it!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lincoln logs fun!

We played Lincoln Logs yesterday.

What a big difference a few months can make!
She received this as a present for her 3rd birthday back in September, but she was not ready for them. Or maybe I was not ready.  I thought it was kind of hard. I remember she wanted to build her own thing, in her own way, and was easily frustrated when the logs would fall.
I didn't consider it much fun.  But now, a few months shy of being 4 years old, we had a blast building.  She had patience and coordination.  We had many opportunities for counting.  And best of all she used her imagination!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Driving in the grocery store

I never ever thought I would be driving one of these at the grocery store!!!!

But what else is a mama to do with a broken foot?
All of us had a blast, especially the hubby taking pics of us!
Wishing we had our camera instead of our phones!
So happy that my sense of humor is coming back!

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Friday, June 4, 2010


I miss blogging! I miss routine!
Things continue to be crazy since our decision to move to California and my car accident!
I can't even begin to explain...
My foot and knee still hurts, actually my whole body hurts.  I am getting pretty good at using my crutches. It's only week 3, but parenting with one foot has been quite a challenge.

The hubby has started his new job at Lucasfilms, so I am on my own during the week. Thank God for friends and family since I cannot even drive.  We have rented our house and found a home to rent in Petaluma, California.  Jelly Belly and I will be heading out a few days before July1. The movers are coming to assess our home on Monday and still so much to do.

I have decided to finally sell all of Jelly Belly's baby stuff.  I have kept everything! Sad but everyone says as soon as I do that baby #2 will come along...we shall wait and see.

On top of everything else, remember when we took her to the dentist in April?

Well, that day we found out that Jelly Belly had 10 cavities!!! 
I think I would have flipped with just one so you can only imagine what I have been feeling.

Jelly Belly had her first dentist appointment before she turned 2.  Every 6 months our dentist would tell us what a great job we were doing and to keep it up.  Each time I asked when she would get her first x-rays, I was told that her mouth was too little and that everything was fine. 

Our last appointment in April, we were in complete shock when the dentist told us she had 4 cavities all in her front teeth.  They finally did x-rays, but only managed to get the front teeth.  I was then sent to see the financial planner who explained the procedure to me and all of a sudden I was told my child would be put to sleep under general anesthesia to get 2 baby root canals done.

The dentist never mentioned this to us.

I was horrified.  It's not like we don't brush her teeth or floss, or let her have all the candy and junk she wants.  I felt like the worse parent ever and it has taken me this long to accept that none of this is my fault and to finally blog about it.

We decided to get a 2nd opinion.  The dentist office we chose was a complete 360.  Their technology to do the x-rays was amazing.  It was so easy for them.   So easy that when they x-rayed her entire mouth, they found 10 cavities!!
I cried, right there infront of all the nurses.  I was speechless. 

To make a long story short, Jelly Belly took a trip to Phoenix Children's Hospital today for her first outpatient procedure.  I was so scared.  Each time I tried to prepare her for it this week, she would start crying.  But today, she was a trooper.  She understood she was not allowed to eat anything this morning.  She knew that she was going to go to sleep to get her teeth fixed and not one single tear!  The facility and staff was awesome!! She smiled and laughed and played in an amazing playroom before everything happened. She even waved at a nurse as she was being wheeled to the OR.

We sat in the waiting room for almost 3 hours.  She did not need the baby root canals as the other dentist had told us.  We were able to be there when she woke up, and she does not remember anything.  She has not asked any questions and besides her swollen lip and sore throat (from the tube) she has not done much complaining.

Tonight, I can breathe a little bit easier.  One less thing to worry about. One more thing checked off the list, and now on to the next.

I will keep you posted!

Thank you to everyone who has been so kind and given me my first few blog awards!
I will collect and post soon!!  Thank you all for your comments, for your get well wishes, prayers and for actually taking the time to read this!!!

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