Saturday, August 18, 2007


Finally got Shaylee's dresser to replace the one we ordered before but arrived broken. So today is assemble dresser day. I haven't even opened the dresser box, so hopefully it will have arrived in one piece. If it is broken, again, my mom and I have agreed to send it back, again, and shop some where other than Sears- perhaps some where where we can buy it already assembled. I am really, really hoping that isn't the case, since I already have purchased and assembled the matching nightstand and mirror! I want it all matchy-matchy! So we shall see. Pray you will not read another Poking the Bear with a Cold entry here! LOL!

Also, my order from ABC came in. I got some dachshund pjs (my favorite breed of dog), a cupcake tier carrier (to transport my famous cupcakes to and from, holds 3 dozen!), a 500 cupcake recipe book (even though about half the book if muffin recipes, not cupcakes), a Precious Moments June doll (its blond like Shaylee, and its dress perfectly matches the rosebud print on the crib bedding, and she is holding a seashell, how perfect is that!), my Kitchen Fairy figurine- this one titled Cupcake Sweetie Fairy since it is a little fairy perched on top of - you guessed it!- a cupcake!, both of Shaylee's shelves for her room came in also, as well as my checkbook calculator. So its been kinda like Christmas for me here! LOL!
As soon as I get Shaylee's room all done up and complete with her new furniture, I will post pics. Her room already looks fit for a princess but after brand new furniture, it will be fit for a queen!

EDIT: The dresser was in perfect condition and looks great! I am finishing the finally touches in her room and should have some pictures by the end of this week hopefully!

Please Pass the Tissues

Oh poo. We all have colds. Nils, Shaylee and I all have runny noses. Nils and I have sore throats too. Mine isn't too bad, and I am sooooo glad I had my tonsils removed so I don't have to worry about another scary episode of swollen glands and having to go to the emergency room because my throat is closing up. In case you don't know me that well, starting in December of last year I had a really bad time with my throat. It started off as a sore throat that was a little swollen. Well, a little swollen became more and more swollen so I went to a doctor who said my throat was infected and prescribed me some antibiotics. Unfortunately I turned out to be allergic to them and they made me break out into itchy hives, watery eyes, and yup- you guessed it, made my throat swell up even more. So I had to go to the emergency room again, now for an allergic reaction, something I had never experienced before. Some time goes by of staying home from work since now I am drained of energy and my throat is still swollen and painful. I have another couple trips to the emergency room, these times because at night my throat swelled even more making it where I had problems breathing and I was afraid if I went to sleep, I might not wake up. Turns out I had infected tonsils. They had to insert a huge gauge needle into my tonsils to drain some pretty nasty stuff. I had a MRI done to see just how bad they were and was referred to a specialist who still to this day has my MRI scan proudly displayed in his office, since I am his and his partners first case in over 16 years that they saw my situation in both tonsils and the degree of how bad it was. In March, after the infection was gone, I had my tonsils removed to avoid something like this from happening again. All in all I had about 5 trips to the emergency room for the actual swelling and 1 for the allergic reaction.

Shaylee is doing pretty good for having a cold. She doesn't any more fussy than usual (which is usually only at night when she starts getting tired). So we are all on cold meds to beat this together so hopefully this cold will leave as quickly as it arrived.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Shaylee's PJ Issue

My little girl is getting so big! We have a new little dilemma in the house- we don't have any PJs that fit her anymore! She is either too big for them or they are much too warm to be wearing during the summer. So I found the perfect solution- girls tee shirts size XS (4-5). They fit just right. We have tried some 2 toddler tops but they aren't long enough. I picked this one up for about $6 at Walmart and it not only fits great for a nightgown but is soooo cute I want one in my size! Plus its economical- they will be gently worn when she actually is around 4 years old and can wear this as a regular shirt- so it will be worn in just right, like a vintage tee! LOL! When I get paid I might pick up a couple more, maybe try one in the next size up, just to see if its a teeny bit longer.