“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Want to know what $700 dollars can buy you?

A oxygen concentrator!  How exciting for us that we get to spend that kind of money on medical supplies, blah.  We have been looking at these for awhile to buy one for Sophie.  We have had some insurance issues lately and it just made more sense for us to buy one instead of renting one.  So last night I was looking at them online and found one that had a built in pediatric settings, meaning it could go as low as Sophie needs it.  It was on sale and had all the features we needed, plus free shipping, haha.  We have mixed feelings about actually buying one, it is a little sad we hoped that we would never have to get to this point, but right now this is what she needs.  Next week we will be purchasing a pulse oximeter so we can check her blood oxygen levels.  Pretty soon we will have our own little hospital in our house.  Good thing I have a nurse for a husband!

Friday, April 8, 2011

what do you get when have to have 5 shots...

A new pair of shoes!!!  Olivia yesterday had to get 5 shots for Kindergarten and since she was needing a new pair of sandals for the summer I figured that would be a great price for being good while getting shots.  She did cry alot and Damon had to hold her down but other than that she did good.  Lets just say what goes around comes around ( she is just like me when it comes to getting shots).  She LOVES her new sandals and I'm excited that she got her first pair of salt water sandals.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I realized the other day that I haven't blogged about Sophie for awhile.  Well she is now 23 months old!  Ahhh where did the time go.  She weighs 22lbs and I'm not quite sure how tall she is.  She is still tiny and size 12-18 month clothes fit her well.  She doesn't talk much so we are working on that, but she can sign.  Mostly more, bird, please, cracker, milk, drink, juice.   What words she can say she says them pretty well.  Her favorite word is nay for horse.  She loves to stand by the back door and watch the neighbors dog, they have a HUGE dog and she is fascinated by him.  She is getting to be quite bossy and independent, seriously can I not have one kid who isn't, lol!   She picks on Olivia alot and Olivia cries about it alot.  You would think being three years older that Olivia wouldn't let it bother her, but it does. 
Sophie is a big time momma's girls, Damon puts her to bed or she will just cry and cry until she throws up if I put her to bed.  She wants to be with me at all times.
She is still needing oxygen at night and sometimes during the day.  We still have no answers as to why she needs it though.  I actually have started giving her a all natural vitamin that is supposed to help kids with lung issues.  We will see how is works.
I had an experience with Sophie where we were in a store and I was talking to a lady, she then looks at Sophie for a little bit and tells me what a wonderful spirit she has.  That is exactly how we feel, she is someone very special who will touch many lives.  All in all she is so sweet and we love having her in our family.  She brings joy and laughter to all of us!  We couldn't live without her!