Friday, March 28, 2008

New look

So if you haven't noticed the blog has a new look! A great company called KCdesign (you will find her link on the bottom right hand side) created the header. She did a great job and I love it! Of course there is a little girl for Rylee, a chubby little boy for Tegan and a hand print with angel wings that represent Cohen. Do you like it????? I love it and when I update it again, I will be returning to the same place.

The last couple of nights have been rough due to Rylee not wanting to sleep and continuing to come in the room and wake me up. My pediatrician recommended turning her door knob around and locking it if she gets up more than once at night. That would mean that she would be locked in. Now I must say that to start with I was a little shocked and upset that he would even suggest this. I mean what if she gets sick in the middle of the night or really needs me or the houses catches on fire. All of those things went through my head during the day yesterday but at the times of 12:00 am, 2:00 am, 4:00 am and 5:30 am....that door knob being turned around and that sweet little devil locked inside became a little bit more acceptable. I am not getting any sleep! If she would get up all of her 3 to 7 times during one hour that would be great but she doesn't. She is kind enough to spread it out and therefore having me up about every hour to two hours all night long. This is worse than when she was a baby except I don't have to feed her! So by the time I get her back in the bed, lay with her, then walk across the whole house, I am wide awake. I make a pit stop in the restroom and get back to bed and look at the ceiling for the next 30 minutes before drifting back to dream land only to be awakened again about 30 minutes later. I'm no sleep specialist but something tells me I am never making it into a deep sleep.

In other news I finally got prescription strength cream from Teg's doctor for his head. I don't know if you can really tell in some recent pictures but that kid has really beat himself up. He has a dry patch of eczema or something on his forehead that apparently really itches him b/c he regularly looks like he got in a fight with one or five cats and lost! But it seems to be clearing up a little. The worst part is that he isn't doing this at night b/c I am putting socks on his hands. The first time he did it I was rocking him and looked down and noticed that there was blood pouring from his forehead.....I know, I know....I get the mother of the year award don't I!

Also I forgot to report after Tegan's last physical therapy appointment that he is being given a week off to see if he continues to progress at the same speed. He seems to be the fastest learner they have ever had in physical therapy...either that or he is trying to make a liar out of all of us! Whatever it is, I don't care as long as he keeps doing it.


  1. I got to your blog through KCDesigns. I was just going to add my "two cents" worth on the sleep issue. Our son, who is about to be 7, has just finished going through the EXACT same thing. We just left a sleeping bag beside our bed and when he got up he would just come to the sleeping bag and not wake us up. We had to have our sleep because we both work (and I was going through treatment for cancer). It worked. My encouragement is that it is just a phase and it will pass. Our son doesn't get up anymore.