Archive for February, 2012

vet day

Choxie was due for a yearly check up this month, so we scheduled a visit. They day before we did, we noticed 3 red circles on her tummy that looked just like ringworm. Of course, Brian researched that online and found out that we had reason to worry in case it was because it could’ve been on our bed, the couch, and basically everywhere.

At her visit, she got several shots and blood work done. They seriously get on my nerves by not getting their own fecal sample from her butt. They sent me home with a container to bring some back to them in. Since when can they not do it themselves? They’ve done it before. I think they don’t like to do it. Anyway.

I pointed out the red circle, and thank goodness, it’s not ringworm! It’s actually staph infection. She assured me it isn’t nearly as bad in dogs as people, so Choxie just now has some antibiotics to take for 1 week once a day. That is easy! The best part is that it doesn’t bother her to have this infection that we can tell. Well, the BEST part is that it’s not in or on our house, so we’re in no danger.


Being sick totally sucks. I think I got sick from eating leftover salad and dressing from Tazikis. I am not going to eat salad for quite a while.


Planning our first overnight trip with Cora is going to give me anxiety issues. We’re going to try and visit my family in Georgia the first weekend in March. Pray it goes well! I need it in advance.

new post plan

I like to keep the updates coming, so when I don’t know what to say or think I have nothing very interesting to say, I am just going to recap my day for you. You’re welcome.


-diaper laundry (happens usually every other day)
-changed diapers several times
-fed Cora several times
-gave Cora her thrush medicine several times
-looked online
-scheduled my next doctor appointment
-scheduled Cora’s doctor visit to have something done that we overlooked last week
-made some phone calls for a United Methodist Women task I am in charge of doing
-took Cora to the doctor for a heel stick and a shot – she did pretty good! The nurse said she was “incredibly strong,” which we already thought, but that confirmed it.

And here’s what Cora did today – SMILED AT ME! I talked to her lots for a few minutes, and she smiled for a good long while! I know it was on purpose. I looked it up online to make sure it was possible, and it is. She smiled on purpose!

The day isn’t over, but that is enough for now! 



diaper time

Look how adorable! I love our cloth diapers, and I’m so proud that several of my friends have decided to use them in the future!ImageImage

eat this

These waffles don’t look like they’d be good at all, but let me tell you – they are DELICIOUS! They taste like what Eggo waffles try to be, but they’re way better for you and not stale or with a weird texture. They’re so awesome.


Van’s has made it to my list of good, natural foods to try. Go get these!
Here’s the page where you can read about them. They’ve got a great sugar/protein balance for me personally, which is always a plus.

just right

I am so glad Cora isn’t a skinny baby. I saw some skinny baby pictures yesterday, and they’re just plain weird. She’s the perfect size!

functional friday

Here’s what I got done today:

I took a shower.

I washed and hung diapers to dry.

I washed regular laundry.

I folded all the laundry.

I stuffed the clean diapers with inserts.

I took a shower.

I fed Cora about a million times.

I changed more diapers than normal.

I feel like that was a lot!

The only thing I didn’t do that I wanted to do was give her a bath, and I should have. I have never once done that on the day I planned to.

My days feel both empty and extremely full, and that is an odd feeling. I feel like I sit around all day and do nothing even though I’m accomplishing everything I have to accomplish just by feeding and taking care of Cora, and those are very important. I can’t even describe how it feels to stay at home with a newborn, but surely other moms understand. If only anyone read my blog!