Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ah Shucks

That's a lot of ovulation strips. I'm obsessed. We used the month of June as an experiment with hopes that my body would ovulate and we would conceive on our own. That, however, did not happen.  We were both a little bummed. Maybe more than a little. It's super frustrating to me but I know this is how my body "works".

So, the plan is to wait until my cycle starts. Right now it's past due but I have mentally given myself an extended 7 days to see if it starts up. I really dislike the medicine that starts my cycle. It makes me feel horrible, moody, and completely not myself. After that I will call Dr. I and the get the ball running from there.

I know this, I had a baby off of Clomid once so we know that it is possible and possibility of another pregnancy off Clomid is high.

Friday, June 28, 2013

20 Months

Walker had his 18m well baby visit a little later than 18m. He celebrates his 20m birthday today and went for a visit.

Typically a visit goes something like this: Is Walker doing this? No. Can he do this? No. Can he say this? No. Today was different. Can Walker say 7-10 words? Yes! Is he walking? Yes! Does he know 2 different body parts? Yes! If you point to something across the room does he go and get it? Yes!

He weighs 23.11 pounds, 31 and some inches tall, and he finished up his Hep A vaccine and didn't even cry.

We had a great visit with the doctor. Dr. A thought Walker was doing wonderfully and is right on track with his peers that he decided it was time to take off DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS from his chart! Yippee! That is such a HUGE milestone! Walker is on the short side on the chart and in the middle for his weight.

I never knew what to expect on this ride with Walker. Yes, he has a cousin close in age but when they are little like this, a 6 month age difference is huge. It was hard to compare Walker to anyone because we didn't know anyone that was close in age. And we really don't like comparing Walker to anyone. He's very different. We knew that when all his peers were leaving the NICU and dropping machines and medicine and Walker was just "chilling" hanging out with all the pretty nurses and smart doctors.

Walker can say: Momma, Dada, Tie, Papa, Cracker, Uh-Oh, Bye-Bye, Go Outside, Ow (for when he get hurts), Yeah, Yay, Mmm, Hi and Hot. I think I got all of them in there.

Walker knows these body parts: hair, teeth, and toes.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

"Can you move it like this? I can shake it like that!"

Stylin' and Profilin'

"The ants go marching one by one. Hoorah, hoorah."

Baby Cross Fit

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Whoop! Whoop!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seeing Great Grandpa Mo

Today we took the kids to go see Great Grandpa Mo. He's been in a rehab center close by but is moving all the way across town to the big city. The kids of course had a great time ransacking his room and really tearing the place up.
"Let's go!"

"C'mon guys, keep up!"

"Uh oh"

"I broke that!"

Time to give Adam his daily whoopin!

The kids with Grandpa Mo in the background. I promise they were happy.

That's a little better. Nothing like a threat to put a smile on the face!

See the kid rolling in the background? He's sick of pictures. 

Happy, happy, happy!

"Get over here, Walker"

Dog pile!

Look at that face!

Yeah....Look at Izzy's face!

Looks like Adam is getting Walker back. 

Let's go eat!

Cousins love.
It's pretty sad watching a person age. What's even sadder is the stress it has put on family relationships. Our immediate family will never be the same again. One person thinks they are right; the other thinks they know what's best; nobody wants to face the truth of what is happening here; one person is calling random people and involving them into personal situations.  Every one should have some plans in place for when they get too old to care for themselves. My brother has taken charge and said that he'll handle my parent's when they get to that age. He's driving them to Tijuana and dropping them off. How lucky are they?! Ha!

In all seriousness, I'm so happy that my sister and I have the type of relationship that we do. We are able to straight up tell each other what the truth is and not in a condescending way. We aren't afraid of each other and it's very rare that we get on each other's nerves.  We are very active in each other's lives and our children's. We take the roles as being an Aunt to our children very seriously. We both know that being an aunt is way more than just the title. It's about actions and being involved. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Chubby cheeks and I hate the glare in the glasses. 

"What is she doing?!"

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Walker's First Camping Trip

Walker went on his first family "camping" trip. My family calls camping, staying in a cabin and cooking on the BBQ pit. A total shock to R when he first went camping with us. I, myself, have really camped before and we plan to camp with Walker later in life. Right now our little ball of energy needs air condition and a place to take a bath.

We stay at this great place when I spent most of summers growing up. Walker's Auntie A and I would get dropped off at my grandparent's house and we would spend a week going to Schlitterbahn and The Summit. I'm so excited to break Walker in and begin making our own family memories there. It's a great campsite with a lot of amenities.

We drove up on a Thursday and  of course had to make the most important stop first; Buccee's!
Crappy picture but look how cute he is!
We went to Gruene for dinner. Gruene River Grill is super delicious. I love the town of Gruene.
Walker, Adam, Isabella and Aunt Sissy.

"I'm teething"
After dinner we walked around the streets of Gruene and stopped for ice cream in the General Store.
Who's watching these kids?!


"Uhm, I'm getting off now."

Pretty typical picture. Isabella in charge and controlling the boys. 

Wild Walker!

He wants his own picture!


The Emerys

He hates hats.
We spent the rest of our trip as a family at The Summit. We did a lot of swimming and hanging out on the porch.
Walker and his flotation device.

"Put the sunscreen on me. Don't miss a spot"

Flotation device and snack holder!
A lot of cousin time was spent playing and making memories.

What a rascal!

Raiding the fridge

A camping trip is never complete without the making of s'mores.
The perfect s'more

He loves the marshmallow part. 

Tasting for goodness!

A second bite to make sure.


My sister and I wanted some sister time to watch tv and left Nana in charge of the kids. She claimed Walker kept trying to walk off the stairs and put him inside with us. He was very, very sad.

Look at that face! Poor baby! 

 So we decided to go outside and found the other two kids at their cabin playing alone. Great job watching the kids, Mom!
No supervision! 
Walker and I have been catching up on our rest the past two days. He woke up Monday morning very sad that he wasn't able to walk outside and play with his cousins. He cried and cried and cried.

We already have plans to head back to The Summit late summer and we can't wait. We all miss being in the Hill Country.