Friday, November 26, 2010

Free Baby Sling. Just pay Shipping

Go on over to Mamapedia & snatch up a free baby sling ($39 value).  Just pay $11.95 shipping.  They have a very cute selection.

How to do it:
1. You are purchasing a voucher from mamapedia

2. After doing so you will receive a confirmation code, either after completing the billing info, or by e-mail. 

3. You will then go to Seven Everyday Slings and make your selection.

This would make a wonderful gift! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

WOW- WE! Has it really been a month since I added a post?

Yes it has!  How life seems to get in the way-frequently!  Some excursions that have happened since we last met:

-Ended my Education class (with an A if I might add=)
-Had an entire week free from studies.
-Began my Stats class for a 3rd time=(
-Was reimbursed partial tuition for the stats class due to medical issues with Peanut Pie.
-Short trip to the ER on Oct 30th.
-Found out Peanut Pie does NOT have early detection marker for diabetes!
-Was able to Princess for a quick 45 minute trick-or-treat excursion.
-Took the girls to Family Fun Night at our church on Oct. 31.
-Peanut Pie started PT again after a 6 month hiatus.
-Made the decision to keep her out of school until March (through the sick season).
-Princess ended her soccer and football/cheer season.
-Stared getting back into my coupon savvy groove=)

Other then the other basic day-to-day happenings, like doctor's appointments, driving the kiddos everywhere, etc., that is pretty much it!

I am hoping to post more over the next few months.  Just hang tight =0)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Peanut Pie Update


What a day!! 

My mom stayed with Peanut Pie last night, so Daddy B and I could go home and get some rest.  Just before 6am the phone rings.  Unbeknown to me why I didn't have my phone beside the bed (?)  I run through the house in the dark to answer it.  She tells me we need to get to the hospital because MB's sats were dropping and they had nurses, respiratory, and doctors in working on her.  I moved as fast as I could getting JD up and dressed, myself dressed, and grabbing what we needed. 

I called the nurse on the way and she said they had her up to 100% oxygen and they thought that the tube had moved in her chest.  X-ray confirmed that and they had to reintibate.  She did okay after they got it fixed, only to have another episode while Mommy Me stepped down to the cafeteria to get some coffee.  Daddy B was here and his nerves were on end.  She had to be suctioned because some secretions were blocking her airways.


Even after all that, this afternoon she was able to COME OFF THE VENT!!! YAY!!!  She is doing well.  She is on 2 liters of oxygen and her sats are 98-100%  She has gained 1 lb 10 oz since Sunday.  She is definitely on the road to recovery!  Thank you to everyone who have been praying for her!  I may know you, but God does and I pray blessings upon blessings for everyone of you!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Last 3 Days

Wow!  I am so overwhelmed I don't even know where to begin.  Sunday morning I took Peanut Pie to the ER with low blood sugar.  It was registering at 68.  After some fluids we were able to get it up to 128.  Everything was looking good so we were discharged.  She seemed fine that evening.  She ate, drank, and played some.  I thought a major crisis had be averted.  

Until the next morning......

She seemed to have slept well that night. I woke up as usual and was getting Daddy B and JD ready for work and school.  Since Peanut Pie didn't have school Monday she normally sleeps until right before we leave.  I walked in to wake her up.  She had gotten sick all over her bed.  She looked bad.  I called Daddy B, and plugged her up to the pulse ox meter.  Her oxygen was at 92%, which is still good for her.  I grabbed some things, and out the door we went.  I thought she just had a stomach bug and would need more fluids, so I took JD to school first.  On the 25 minute car ride to the children's hospital she was a little lethargic.  But she always came back to reality when I called out her name.  Once we got to the ER she cried a little because she didn't even want me to pick her up.  Again, I just thought she was feeling bad.  

They immediately took us back to a room....

They told me to lay her on the bed...

When I went to pick her up she went limp and unresponsive...

They rushed her into another room and immediately went to work on her.  They got her on oxygen, IV, etc.  I called Daddy B very frantic for him to get to the hospital!  Once he got here MB seemed somewhat stable.  The doctors, nurses, and respiratory had all left the room.  I was sitting beside her bed when Daddy B asked, "Is that her heart rate?"  

I looked up and it was very low.  

I looked down at her chest and it wasn't moving...

I screamed, "SHE'S NOT BREATHING!!!"

Round 2 Began....

They intibated.  The first tube was too small.  It was taking so long.  Her heart rate was dropping again.  Her oxygen saturation had went from 92% at home to a low 33% with an oxygen mask on her face.  It happened so fast.  She was put on a ventilator Monday morning.

Fast forward to Wednesday...

She has 2 viruses.  Rhino-virus and Para influenza.  Her blood sugar had spiked to nearly 400 during her traumatic episode.  Her body just couldn't handle the stress.  It has leveled back out.  She went for an MRI earlier to determine if she had a seizure in the ER.  We are awaiting the results and trusting in Him.  She has been placed on anti-seizure meds "just in case."  They hope to be able to ween her off the vent after the results are back.  Her blood culture started growing a bacteria, but we are hopeful that it is just a skin contaminate from having to put a line in so fast in the ER.  

My mom stayed with Peanut Pie last night while Daddy B and I went home to try and get some rest.  I had a good nights sleep, but have found I would rather have the broken sleep at the hospital then the dreams.  

I don't like the dreams=(

But He has everything under control!

So now, we still wait....

While I'm Waiting By John Waller
I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hospital Visit 9/26/10

This morning Peanut Pie woke up crying.  My little girl hardly ever cries, she is so happy.  She was crying & shaking uncontrollably.  We found out a couple months ago that she has hypoglycemia.  So I knew from the shaking that her blood sugar had dropped.  I attempted to get it back up to a stable level by giving her juice and cheese and crackers.  That didn't work.  She got sick.  And off to the ER we went.  On the way there she calmed down and even the shaking had subsided.  Her blood sugar registered at 68.  Blood work also showed she was dehydrated. 

I'm not sure, but I think the dehydration has to do with her not drinking from her sippy.  She will just throw it in the  floor.  Time after time of repeatedly giving her the cup, she will continue to throw it down.  I don't know what to do?  I've firmly told her "NO" and even tried setting her in the corner.  Nothing seems to work.  She threw the cup down so hard yesterday that she cracked it!  She has an appointment this week with a behavioral doctor, so I am hoping we can come to a resolution.

Back to the ER visit: she was given IV fluids and she started drinking apple juice and eating.  After having a wet diaper she was discharged.  I hate hospital visits (they happen so frequently in our house) but I do like when they only last a few hours!  Love You My Little Peanut Pie!

The Princess of the house today has sounded more like a frog!  She has been coughing and had a low grade fever.  She rested today and this evening she seemed to be feeling better.  She even lost a tooth tonight, so that made her day just grand!  I am glad my princess is feeling better too!  Love you Princess JD!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CVS Trip 9/23/10

I have an ugly truth to admit.  ((Brace Yourself))  This year I have not been the "coupon guru" that I vowed to be some years back.  *Shock! Dismay!* Anyone who knows me, knows I am a fairly frugal gal.  Anyone who really knows me, knows I HATE to run out of something and make a special trip to the store for 1 thing! Ugh!  It is truely one of my biggest pet peeves.

But today I made a productive trip to CVS.  I know it's too late for a New Years Resolution, so maybe I can call this my "Fall Resolution," since today is the first full day of Fall.  (okay, cheesy I know) Anyway, here is the breakdown:

Transaction 1:
(2) Boxes Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2.50/each
          -(2) $1 Printable Here
24 pk Nestle Life Water $2.88
(2) Right Guard Total Defense Deoderent $2.99/each
          -$3/2 Printable Here
(4) Loaves Sara Lee Bread $0.50/each!
(2) Packs Sara Lee Hamburger Buns $0.50/each
(2) Packs Sara Lee Hotdog Buns $0.50/each
The bread has several days left on each pack so I plan to freeze until we can use them.  What a deal!

Subtotal after coupons $12.86
With (2) $2 ECB to use on next purchase from the Right Guard & $2 ECB from the Quaker.  Total Saved $26.41!

Transaction 2:
(2) Huggie Baby Wipes 360 Ct. $8.99
          -$2 Printable Coupon Here*

Used $6 ECB from Transaction 1

Subtotal $9.98
Earned $3 ECB on my next purchase!  Total Saved $14.00!
*Some are reporting that this coupon can be printed twice for extra savings!  Unfortunatly I was only able to print once, so maybe you will have better luck!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Dear Lord,

Who am I?  I am nobody who you made into somebody.  But for a brief moment, I thought of myself as higher then that.  I read an urgent prayer request from a friend on Facebook, and I thought to myself that I was too busy to pray for this person that I didn't even know.  How dare I!?!  All this person can do is wait on you.  When her body and mind is too weak to pray, she needs others to stand in the gap for her.  Sometimes it is the prayers of one certain person that turns a hopeless situation around!  Thank you Lord for everyone, even the complete strangers, who were praying for my daughter when life and death hung in the balance.  May their cup runnith over!  Lord I pray for this woman, and for a Divine intervention!  May this affliction bring you all honor and glory.  Heal her body please Sweet Savior....Amen.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Inexpensive Little Girl Socks

JCPenney has girls socks marked down from $9.99 to $2.99. They have 6-7 per pack. Purchase 4 packs, and add GO4TEN as the promotional code and save $10 off your order. Your total should be around $8-$9 for 27 pairs of socks. Go through for 3% cash back. Also have your order shipped to a local store for even more savings!*
*This deal is courtesy of Money Saving Mom!

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Peanut Pie's" first horse riding experience

Today our Mommy Central group at church had a play date and all the kids got to ride a horse. This was Peanut Pie's (MB) first experience on a horse. I was a little nervous. She has sensory issues and she did just have open heart surgery 6 weeks ago. But....short little Mommy Me mounted Cowboy the Horse and so did Peanut Pie. Guess what? SHE LOVED IT!!! She laughed the whole time and even clapped a few times (despite me trying to explain that she should hold on instead of clapping;). It was so wonderful to hear her laugh like that. For a child who verbalizes very little, that precious sound is like music to my ears! Love you Peanut Pie! Can't wait to see you on a horse again!