On Sturday we had a birthday party for one of my friends sons who was born only 2 weeks before my Frankie. It was at a Bounce place and Frankie had a blast!!!! (It also snowed here like it was January, Crazy!! We have snow on the ground for Halloween!!) Just a quick post on what I wore!
As many of you know my iPhone broke recently ( and now my hubby's did too, kinda weird right?) anyways we found an old iPhone for me to use and I was looking threw the pictures and I saw these old pics I had taken of Av as birthmark and my mouth fell to the floor. I know Ive also mentioned on here that I'm not 100% happy with how it's looking but after seeing these pics I'm about to post I will NEVER say that again. How could I have forgotten so quickly what it had been like, I'm actually mad at myself. So here you go, some pre surgery pics (be forewarned they are graphic)
Taken at about a week old
One month old
Around 3/4 months
5/6 month (this is finally when we stopped listening to our pediatrician and went listened to a specialist)
Around 7 months, She bit it and it got infected
(the crusting had stopped because she was being treated now and was on medication to shrink it)
So yea, I guess I can now suck it up and say, It looks 100 times better
One week post laser surgery (10-21-11)
(This was taken on crappy old iPhone, sorry its a little bit blurry)
Some previous posts on this if you'd like to see progress posts
I would also like to add that my son has one too and he has NOT been treated yet.
Here is a picture of his at about 8 months old
and currently at 35 months old
Frankie's seems to shrinking on it's own, he is also being seen by the same specialist as Ava. The doctor felt best to focus on one child at a time and since Ava's is entwined with the tendons that control her hand, hers came priority.
They can give us no reason why our children got these, the Dr told us its like "hitting the lotto twice!" Gee thanks doc!!
If you have any question about theses types of birthmarks or the treatment we are using on them please feel free to email me.
So yesterday Frankie had his very first school party and it was for Halloween. Well you see this picture? It was the only one I got where he wasn't hysterical crying. Apparently tons and tons of parents snapping pictures and calling out kids names is overwhelming for a not even 3 year old. I died, I mean it, I died, he was sooooo sad and it killed me. I wanted so badly for him to enjoy it, which his teacher said he did once all the parents left and they ate all their goodies (food works every time!). I will admit though, seeing my boy so upset made me cry, I tried so hard to stay strong, but I couldn't help it, a few tears sneaked out. Don't get me wrong, he wasn't the only one crying and scared, but it felt like it at that moment. The other mommas were so kind to me, I really appreciated it. Here's to hoping next year is better!
And because I'm an evil mother who is going to proudly display these pics in my living when hes in high school I might as well show you a few too!!
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yesterday I was laying on the couch watching my kids play and suddenly all the things I was stressing over just seemed to float away. I could spend hours every day wondering how we are going to pay for Ava's surgery, when to try and sell the house again, my broken phone, and the list goes on and on. But then in a simple moment those playing kids jump on the couch and give me hugs and kisses and I'm reminded just how truly blessed I am, and just how much I'm totally in love with those little munchkins. I think we all need to just slow down and remember just how blessed we are sometimes. So followers take a moment today, and forget about all that stress and look for the wonderful in your life, because its there xoxo
(p.s. this picture was taken when I was pregnant with Ava, swoon, one of my faves!)
It's that time again, you know where I share another incredibly easy yummy crockpot meal with you =)
This is the way I have been making pot roast lately and we love it, I hope you do too.
Any kind of roast you like to use for your pot roast Ive used them all. This one was a top eye round.
Salt and pepper
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope of Lipton onion soup mix
1 1/4 cup of water
Salt and Pepper roast right in crockpot
Pour in cream of mushroom soup
Pour in water
Pour in soup mix
mix all together
cover and cook on low for 8 hours
This makes its own gravy which is awesome, all I do is take out the roast then pour the liquid threw the strainer to make the gravy.
So yummy, I usually serve with egg noddles (pour gravy over it, nomnom!!) and a veggie!
I mentioned yesterday that on Saturday we took the kids to our park for a Halloween Parade and fall fun, I'm kinda in a cranky mood still about my broken iPhone, so I'll just keep this to a photo dump to make it easier on myself, lol!! Enjoy the cuteness
Daddy and his Monkey and Butterfly
Mommy and her cuties
Cutest Butterfly in the Patch
My Monkey xoxo
Mr Pumpkin had a runny nose!
Free lollies if you wore a costume!
The child is a beast!! You would NEVER no that she had surgery the day before, FEARLESS!!