Saturday, 24 July 2010


Don't tell on me, I'm suppose to be out working in the yard but I have just about had enough of that. Yesterday we spent the whole day painting our shed to match our also newly painted deck (it looks sooooo much better). Then we started recovering our kitchen chairs, but it's going to take awhile since we can't do it when Austin's awake. Babies and electric staple guns don't go well together. We also went swimming last minute at Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. Both the kiddos LOVED it and we topped the evening off with a yummy snow cone.
We Love To Swim
Today's goal: WEED! Our gardens have gotten out of control. I'm not much of an gardener. I don't mind getting down and dirty for about a half hour and then I'm spent. We were suppose to be up in Wyoming enjoying the 24th of July holiday, but we were banned from the ranch since Austin was sick. Okay, so we weren't really banned, but we didn't want to put the cousins at risk. No one wants to get Hand Foot and Mouth Disease! We've actually been lucky. Austin hasn't been too bad at all and I have heard some pretty good horror stories.
We are also trying to finish hanging our living room curtains, Austin's curtains, and replace Millie's curtain rod. They are waking up WAY TOO EARLY and I think it's because of the light coming in. I must do something about it before I pull my hair out. I love my bugs but I like them a little more when it's not 5:30 in the morning.

Let's talk about MILLIE!

(I'm growing and so is my hair)

She is looking fab. Her counts were all good. She had her 2nd dose of Vincristine so here's to hoping her hair stays around since it's growing back again. She has done so well being a baldie, but I do think it would be devastating to her to lose it again. She also is back on the steroids for 5 days and it's shocking to me how much of a side effect we see. Millie is so over the top with her emotions, Anything and Everything can make her cry. Sometimes it's hard not to get upset with her when she's been ridiculous. I feel like such a horrible mom for not being more supportive at times.
What else happened... well I found out I wasn't giving her enough Methotrexate. Not sure how I messed that one up. She only takes it on Thursdays and she is suppose to take 5, 2.5mg pills. I was only giving her 1. I know we did it right the 1st week because I remember thinking, "wow, that's a lot of pills," somewhere during weeks 2 and 3 I just slipped. We are back on track now but I feel horrible. Who messes up their daughters chemo? I do! Oops!

I also decided that I am going to keep track of her height and weight at every month appointment. I think it will be fun for us to look back on. I wish I had done it the whole time. When she was 1st on her steroids she gained a 1/3 of her body weight in 2 weeks. I wish I had a record of that. I also am going to try and put a picture of her up every Sunday in the same place so we can watch her hair change. I think it will be fun for her to actually see that there is a difference.

We read this quote every time we walk in and out of Primary Children's Hospital

" The Child First and Always"

we are lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful nurses and doctors.

Clinic: July 22, 2010
Height: 103.0 cm
Weight: 15.4 kg


Kat said...

LOVE the new hair coming it, she is an adorable baldie but it is so good to see the new hair growing in!

You can join the club at one point I was giving Mimi more steroids then she needed I felt awful when I realized I did it!

Missy said...

Austin is getting so big! The first year goes by so fast. I can hardly believe it. And I love Millie's hair fuzz, it's so cute. She looks great.

Danalisa said...

I love the idea of chronicling her weight and such. Would be great to look back and see her changes to health. Love the hair growing in..she is adorable! Def has a light in her eyes. I'm kind of surprised to see KG for weight! haha

Chelsea said...

She is adorable! I love your idea of documenting weight/height/hair growth...I might have to copy that one too. So glad we have this blog to give us hope of what's to come!

Princess P said...

Did her hair grow in that blonde originally? She looks so cute. Your header looks fantastic!