My mom feeding Boo cake. Boo LOVES chocolate and she gets this from her grandma! Grandma is always feeding her some special treat when we visit.
Fearless Knight ( Isaac Chicken’s Cousin) & Batman ( Chicken) they had so much fun dressing up.
I just wanted to write a quick post on this precious little girl Layla Grace. I started following her mother Shanna on twitter @laylagrace a couple of months ago. She would give periodic updates on how Layla was doing. But then on January 25th there was a post on her blog laylagrace.org saying that the doctor told them that Layla who is two only had a couple of months left at best. I cried when I read this post because all I could think about is how I would feel if this was Boo both girls birthdays are in November and they are both two. This has really touched me. I can’t even imagine what her mother Shanna and her family are going through. But even with this diagnosis from the doctors they are not giving up they are fighting hard and praying that God will still perform a miracle for this sweet little girl.
Please pray for Layla and her family especially today Layla’s picc line is not functioning properly (this is how she receives her morphine) so they are at the hospital if they can’t get it to work then they will have to perform another surgery and since her body is so weak any surgery with anesthesia could end badly. So as you go about your day please pray for a miracle, pray for complete healing for Layla. God is able to do this but if he chooses not to then please pray for her family during this very difficult time that He will give them comfort and strength. I know I am.
Layla Grace age 2
To visit Layla Grace’s blog go here.
To follow Layla Grace on twitter go here.
Since last night was the start of the weekend we decided to do some running around and catch a quick bite to eat. We don’t eat out much ever since going down to one income so I could be at home full time we have cut way back on the eating out. But since it was Friday night we thought what the hey. So we threw everyone in the car and we were off. We decided to eat fast food because the Chickens were craving french fries…BIG MISTAKE. I think I may never eat fast food again… Boo started grabbing her tummy during supper and saying ” my tummy hurts” but then she kept eating. I kept asking her if she was ok and she would say, “yes” then say, ” my tummy hurts” typical 2 year old answers. I thought maybe she had eaten to fast and that it would pass sometimes she will say her tummy hurts because she is hungry. But she kept grabbing at her little tummy and that is odd. Boo is pretty tough when she falls down she rarely cries for long and takes bumps and bruises far better then her 4 year brother she is a tough little thing. So as the night progressed she started complaining more and more and by the time we got home she was grabbing her stomach and screaming I mean screaming, ” My tummy hurts my tummy hurts.”
I was freaking out by this time so I sent Ben to the store to get something anything to help, called my mom frantically and twittered asking what to do? My mom suggested Pepto Bismal and told me to have Ben ask the pharmacist. He told Ben to try Mylicon he seemed to think it could be gas pains so he got that and child Pepto Bismal. By the time Ben got home she had calmed down a lot but we still gave her the Pepto Bismal and Mylicon and both seemed to help pretty quickly.
This was Boo coloring shortly after daddy got home. Feeling much better.
I was so thankful that this episode passed fairly quickly because it scared me. Boo has never had this reaction to anything before and you never want to see your child in pain. I want to thank @flygirllovexxx and @GAFlygirl for their words of encouragement on twitter. They both seemed to nail it as being gas it was nice to know I was not alone and to get advice so quickly. So I think the moral of the story is we will be avoiding fast food restaurants in the near future, keeping the Mylicon handy and twitter any questions. =-)
Well, so much for my plans to blog on a regular basis. February is almost over and I think this is my fourth post of the year… and I was going to post everyday. Every time I sit down to blog or think about blogging I don’t feel like I have anything worth writing about much less writing something that anyone else would want to read. Because believe me there are some awesome blogs out there. I don’t see how they turn out wonderful blog posts week after week. One of my favorites Heather Spohr somehow posts something every single day and she has a new baby. I read her blog daily and if I skip a day I get to read two the next day it’s like an extra treat…Another favorite in Attack of the Redneck Mommy this blog will have me laughing hysterically or crying one. I love her posts. There are so many others I love and I read them and think I could never write something that good. Because pretty much my extent of editing of any kind is using the spell check button and sometimes even spell check won’t recognize the word I am trying to spell. (This is a handy trait I inherited from my dad who butchers words as he sees fit.) Anyway all this to say that is why I have let this blog go.. I am a perfectionist if I can’t do it right why do it at all?
This is not a good attitude to have so I will try and push on with my new years resolution of honest blogging. I think I need to blog for myself first before trying to blog for the masses. Blogging is a great way to try and get your thoughts and feelings out of you. And I think that is something I need because I am at home all day with a 2 and 4 year old, and the conversation is not always that stimulating. Besides my husband can only take so much girl talk when he gets home from work. So hang on and buckle your seat belts because I plan to give you an earful in 2010.=-)