Saturday, April 25, 2009

Still kind of potty training....

We are still working hard at trying to get Parker to go potty in the actual potty but it has been some hard work. Some days she is extremely interested and others she wants nothing to do with it. She did have her first bowel movement in the potty! We were so excited and it made her all the more excited. We have bought some "big girl" panties so she can feel even more like a big girl. She is doing great with using the potty at school but once she gets home there is absolutely no interest.

Well, it seems as if I haven't posted any pictures from Easter. Totally forgot about that. When we return from Conway, I will try to make myself remember to get some of those up. Even though it rained that day there were still a few nice pictures of her dying eggs with mimi and running wild in her Easter dress.

First trip to the dentist!

I know I have been MIA with the posts but I just have so much going on that I can't stop and taking a breath. Parker had her first trip to the dentist a couple of weeks ago and she did okay for the most part but was not thrilled about having her teeth cleaned. She did better than I could imagine another two year old doing while some strange woman is putting a toothbrush and little scrubber thing in her mouth for a few minutes. At least the dentist and dental hygienists were good with children and not too incredibly scary. She has all but two teeth and it looked like those were coming in, which explained her devil like behavior a while back. They were so nice and white afterward and since I'm such a great mom, I forgot my camera so that I could document her first trip.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sadness....has consumed me

Yesterday, I had to take one of the biggest steps in a long time. We made the choice to give away our cat. Before you start saying to yourself, it was a just a cat. That lovely brown and white cat had been a part of my life for about five years. I got him from my parents when he was a kitten and have had him ever since. Parker absolutely loves him and was extremely confused not to see him around the house. We were presented the opportunity to move somewhere else in Fayetteville but to do so, we had to lose the cat. I knew we would be better off living somewhere else and pet free but the decision was extremely hard. I was able to find someone and someone that I know at that to take him so that made it a tad easier. Ashley Turner(Daniel), Trenton's sister, was gracious enough to take him without really thinking about it. Hopefully I can check in on him and he won't forget me.

Next is Coco, this will be the true test. I have had her for seven years. She was my baby long before I had Parker. I know she is going to a good home too and also to someone that we know. I can check in on her too and hopefully she will still remember to snuggle up around my neck.

Rescue me from the INSANITY!

The past couple of weeks have been by far the toughest. Parker has NOT been herself and when I say she hasn't been herself, I mean she has been screaming from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to bed with a few hours in between. Any little thing sets her off into complete meltdown mode and there isn't anything we can do to stop it. Jeff and I started running through everything that it could be. Were her ears bothering her? Was she going to need a second set of tubes? Is she growing? Is she crazy? Is she possessed? These were all things running through our minds as our demonic child rolled around the floor screaming, not eating, not sleeping and being a terror. Finally, I decided to ask some mom friends, mainly Boni :), and we came to the conclusion that she is probably getting her two year molars in! I had noticed when I gave her some Motrin before bedtime or during the day she was a little calmer. Then, I replayed everything in my mind. Running a small fever;check, slobbering; check, shoving fist in our mouth; check, cranky;check, check! Teeth busting their way through is the decision I have come upon but man I WANT MY DAUGHTER BACK!

God have mercy on you that have not experience this yet! I will keep you in my thoughts.