3.26.2015

Miss Priss


It's been a while since I've made Natalie anything, or tested a pattern for that matter. This little tank dress is Nat approved though! Oh, and to see her "walk" in those wedges was a sight to be seen. It was like a newborn horse trying to stand on its legs for the first time...lol   Needless to say, she won't be wearing those in public anytime soon.


3.24.2015

Deja Vu, In the Worst Way

Well Friday will go down in the books as one of the scariest days ever. I woke up Friday morning around 5:15 and Natalie was in the living room but totally disoriented. I tried to get her back in bed with us but after a stop to the bathroom I noticed that something was off...way off.

I woke Byron and we noticed every time we asked Nat to look in a certain direction she couldn't. Her head and eyes would only turn so far. She was completely out of it too when we asked her simple questions. We laid her down on the bed, called our moms, changed clothes, grabbed H and left for the ER.

In the car we buckled her in her booster and we barely made it out of the subdivision before she went limp and started drooling uncontrollably. Total panick sets in at this point. I unbuckle her, cradle her (checked for a heartbeat), and quietly prayed and cried as Byron rushed towards the hospital.

They confirmed she was actively seizing when we arrived, although she never actually shook. They started her on anti-seizure meds and we waited, and waited and waited for her wake up. The meds plus a seizure will make anyone super sleepy.

Every once in a while she would roll over, open her eyes then dose back off. Every time she woke she asked us what was on her arm (the iv). It was kinda funny, she reminded us of Dori from Nemo. It was like she had no short term memory, and you know, we were bored at this point.

We came home around 2:30 maybe. Hadn't been home 5 minutes when she vomited and told us she was seeing rainbows and our lights were green. Byron asked her how many fingers he was holding up and she would reply "I know you're holding this many (2) but I see this (4). Called the ER Dr back told him what she was doing and we immediately loaded back up and were admitted back into the hospital.

She stayed overnight just to be monitored. Her EEG is scheduled for later. She was some kind of grumpy the second go round. She hated her IV and picked at it constantly. We would tell her to stop or try and distract her and she told us "Well, I wish YOU had one of these things".

She couldn't understand why all four of us couldn't stay and sleep in her room which upset her. She was hungry seeing as she hadn't eaten all day. And let me tell you, nothing makes Natalie more grumpy than an empty belly :)

Saturday morning they chose not to do any test immediately. They think her second spell was a migraine which was probably a result of the seizure. They finally feed her breakfast and lunch since they took their sweet time discharging us.

Harper and I didn't go back up Saturday until we for sure had a plan. So we texted back and forth.

































Byron tried to nap. Yeah right...

































Lunch before we left. Natalie immediately looked at the plate "I am NOT eating that pizza momma, it looks gross." Harper from across the room, sight unseen, "I'll eat the pizza sissy."  So Natalie ate the salad, green beans and pudding. Harper chowed down on the pizza. Win-win!

And that's all we know. Which isn't much in my opinion. I hate not knowing what triggers these things or how I can prevent another one. I don't like feeling helpless and that's exactly how I felt  Friday morning.




3.18.2015

St Patty Shenanigans

St Patrick's day was actually nice and not raining. I almost forgot to snap a pic of the girls in their green.
   
Harper(or Kaylee & Nat) caught their first lizard of the year. It was tiny little thing. Natalie made sure to set it free later that night.

A picture from H's school. Kensleigh, Harper & Brantley.


3.06.2015

Dr Seuss Week

Harper has enjoyed celebrating Dr Seuss's birthday and Read Across American Week. Each day this week someone came by with treats and read them a book.




3.04.2015

Lego Mania

Natalie has shown some interest in Legos in the past few months and loves the movie. For her birthday Sue bought her an 1100 piece set and with all the "snow" days we've had they provided the perfect entertainment.
 Naked Harper photo bomb!

2.28.2015

Snaggle Tooth

Natalie FINALLY lost her two bottom teeth. She's about half a snaggle tooth since her the other two teeth are half way through already. Byron pulled them this morning and she didn't even flinch. Needless to say she is checking her smile in the mirror every 5 seconds and can't wait for the tooth fairy to come.



2.26.2015

UK Basketball & Snow

Call us crazy but we never do anything spontaneous with the girls. But when you're given free tickets and a parking pass to go see the #1 team in the nation, it's hard to pass that up. Even if there is a winter storm warning across the state.

We loaded up the girls, snacks, an overnight bag (just in case) and headed to Starkville yesterday afternoon. 5 miles from campus and the snow finally started falling. We were over 2 hours early so we pulled into Buffalo Wild Wings and waited for awhile. Harper had never seen snow so she went out and played in it a bit. Which surprised us all really.

































Harper did scream Hotty Toddy once during the fight song. As if it wasn't bad enough she was smoothered in blue, now she's yelling for State's arch-enemy. LOL

































The girls LOVED the game. They immediately spotted Bully and Harper had to take her picture with him. I saw a ton of people from Mayfield/Fancy Farm. I almost hopped right on the bus with them. We had amazing seats. Nat couldn't get over how big they all were. And Byron swears Towns feet are the size of boats.

































All in all, we are glad we went. It was little rough getting out of Starkville, but 30 minutes out we were back on relatively clear roads and no snow.