Thursday, September 25, 2014

She's Normal!!

It is official Squeaker is normal... well partially. I was updating her binder because we have moved from liquid to all pill medicine. And let me tell you that is AWESOME!! The battle of the yuckies is not nearly the battle it was. Honestly it isn't even a battle more nights :) But I had to adjust the information in her binder and I decided to take a look at her height and growth chart.

I was making sure all of her percentiles were right on the chart. Mostly because I was interested to see how she has compared over the years. Well I reached the last entry which was just after Squeakers 4th birthday. She was 29lbs and 40 inches. As you can imagine 29lbs is pretty light for a 4 year old. She is in the 5% percentile for weight. Honestly that is where Squeaker has been most of her life. I remember doing a happy dance when we Squeaker moved up to 5%. She from 4 months to 2 years and 4 months old she was less than 3%. TWO YEARS! So the first time we hit 5% I did a happy dance. Then the next month when it stayed up I did another happy dance. Sure I'd love for her to have more weight but as long as we are on the chart and gaining I'm a pretty happy camper.

Okay so 40 inches tall. This girl just seems tall, especially with weighing so little. I was very interested in seeing her percentile. Drum-roll please....... 55%!!!! That's right baby my kid is in a normal percentile! And, and, and it's the second highest percentile she's ever hit. (Height wise she was 90% at birth) WAHOOO!!!

Now if you can do the math this means her BMI is 0, yes I mean 0. The envy of everyone super model and she eats frosting all day :) Of course her doctors are happy about it, well neither am I  honestly. I'm just going to ignore it for now and revel in the fact that for right now she is normal.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Moving on

So I thought I was going to get more of our vacation photos up but it's just not going to happen. There is so much life to lead and well I don't want to be stuck trying to catch up. So I will let you know that vacation was wonderful. It was great to get away from our normal routine and just be. We did a lot of swimming, a lot of walking, and a lot of fun. It was worth saving up half a years bonuses for.

September 1st, we were all in Indiana so we celebrated Squeaker's 4th birthday with the family. We went mini golfing and had a taco buffet for all to eat. Even Trey's Grandmother (who turned 90 the same week) was there. We had a lot of fun. I can't believe my baby girl is growing up so fast.

In health news there has been a big development. Squeaker beat a cold! Honestly think about that statement for a second. We didn't need extra antibiotics, or steroids. We did use some antihistamine to help stop the runny nose at night and little extra albuterol. It took two weeks but she did it. Squeaker beat a COLD!!!!

The down side to beating the cold all on her own was she lost weight. About 2lbs. :( So she is now 29lbs and 40 inches. Tall and skinny. If she keeps this up she will be the envy of every model in the world. But with her anfinity for letters and sounds she could very easily end up a wonderful writer too. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Universal Studios Orlando

Instead of trying to tell you about our great day at Universal Studios I'll let the pictures do the talking. Sadly the compression rate on the loader for blogger is really bad but you can still get the idea.
August 11, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Alright here is the catch up. July was a fun even though Squeaker's breathing was anything but normal. We had lots of snoring, wheezing, and coughing. Squeaker spent the entire month on an extended course of steroids and anti-biotics. Some days were still pretty rough.

July 5th-- I took Squeaker to Home Depot for her usual Kids Class. Of course it was a lot of fun but it was also special. This one marked #12 in a row. That's right I managed to get Squeaker to an entire year of Home Depot's Kids Classes. Not only has it been great for Squeaker but I'm pretty proud I managed to never forget and keep going.

July 7th-- Our new diaper bag came in. It has Muppets on it, and Squeaker just loves it. Even though the bag is as big as she is, she still insists on carrying it around most of the time. I'm glad is has perfect size pockets to carry her epi pen.  It just happened to be a day we went black light mini golfing too. Another thing Squeaker just loves to do. I wish there was a more fans in that particular place but it works out okay.

July 16th and 17th-- Trey is finally feeling better at this point. For the two weeks before Trey had another round with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). So yup he had on going vertigo and nausea. It was rough for all but we made it work. Squeaker and I did out first Jamberry Pedi and Maicures. If you haven't heard of Jamberry yet I suggest you check it out. I'm not a super girly girl but from time to time I like having my nails done. The problem for me was the polish never seemed to hold very well. Jamberrys hold up to my crazy nails and they are much prettier than I could ever do on my own. Squeaker calls them "pretty nails." Squeaker was originally going to stay home from the party and I was going to get some mommy time but alas with Trey barely able to stand without falling over Squeaker went with me.

July 21st-25th-- INDIANA!!! Of course going to Indiana is always fun for us but this time was even
more so. Why? Because Nell, Bug, and Byrd were there too. Bug, Squeaker and Byrd all had a blast together. Blueberry picking, bowling, swimming, and learning to climb trees. Plus playing, running and doing what little girls do. I'll tell you all three of those
girls were tired at the end of each day. :) Sadly it was towards then end of the doses of steroids so they weren't as effective so Squeaker had some rough nights. It worked out okay. One morning after a particularly rough night I was trying to go rest my eyes and Squeaker asked if she could go get Grumpa. I could hear him upstairs working on breakfast so I said, "sure". Next thing I knew it was 2 hours later and I felt like I could leap tall buildings in a single bound. I was so grateful for the extra hands and entertainment for Squeaker.

July 29th-- Off to Birmingham we went. We saw the Pulmonologist and had to change one of
Squeakers inhalers since she still wasn't stable in her breathing. Also we had start doing albuterol before any "vigorous" activity lasting longer than 15 minutes. Especially the outdoors ones. This means I now carry and epi-pen and an inhaler with chamber and mask. I thought you were supposed to carry less as your kids got older? The big news of the day was Squeaker weighed in at 30lbs and measure 38 inches tall! Yes my dear friends my daughter can grow! Squeaker has also decided to start making silly faces half the time when I'm taking her picture. It's fun and frustrating. She tends to change her facial expression too quickly for me to catch good pictures.