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I recently went to my kid’s doctor for a checkup.  To be honest my first had issues gaining and looked like it.  My second doesn’t look like she is having any issues so I went to this appointment believing that we were going to come out VICTORIOUS!  Whelp…it didn’t happen that way.  :(  The nurse came in saying “about her weight, I’m getting concerened.”  My first reaction to her was “Umm…I think you have the wrong room.”  She then said “no, Arielle, right?”  I then listened as she stole every bit of air from my lungs as she said this could affect her brain development and something has to happen.  I was in Total Shock!  It couldn’t be.  She is chunky….and that’s exactly how the Nurse Practitioner named her too.  As she said “come here chuncky.”  I was at a loss for words.  Wait didn’t you just say she needs to gain…yet in the same breathe call her chunky?  I felt like I was living the twilight zone and started to drift off into space.  All the while this woman is telling me that I need to take this serious.  Serious?  I just found out about this….give me a minute lady! lol.  I am literally under so much duress that I can’t think straight.   This juxtapose of this chunky girl gaining weight issues were too much for me to take in.  I am a momma of a very active 5 year old and a sweet 7 month old.  I don’t work outside of home and am with these kids 24/7.  Did I miss something?  Was I really living a double life?  Where am I during the day?  Was I really lost in another world while the life my body presides in is sitting here wasting away?  Yeah…no.  I am here.  I am present.  I am living with these sweet kids.  A mom.  A mom who is in love with her little babies and would do anything to make sure nothing ever happens to them.  So, now what?  I got in contact with the Lactation consultant that presided in their office.  She was so kind to me.  I decided to rent a pump and do what they wanted me to do.  Which was feed her every 2 hours…then pump after every feeding for 10 minutes.  At first…..nothing.  Then condensation….then Oooh A drop.  Then more drops.  I figured hey I think I am doing Good here.  I am so proud of my little drops.  Dang it!  After a bit it was about 1/4 an ounce…then wait….drops.  NO!!!  I texted the lactation consultant and she assured me that Arielle was most likely taking the increase.  The result after 16 days….Success!  I went in to do a weight check and She gained 10 ounces.  I felt so good.  I mean SO Good.   For some reason it really validated in my mind that I am a Good momma and I try really hard to do the right things.  And how dare that lady let me get to a point where I questioned the quality of my motherhood.  Never again!  Thank the Lord for sweet Victory.  It’s day by day here.  But their my days.  I love this Life.  It’s a sweet life and its mine.

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Grand Sierra Fun and fiasco :)

Recently we went to the Grand Sierra Casino to watch the $4 matinee of Penguins of Madagascar.  My 5 year old Gavin had been asking about it for a while and so we went and took along his 7 month old sister.  Ack!  Yeah it was crazy.  Thankfully my husband and I tag teamed cause sweet 7 month old Arielle didn’t much care for the dark movie theater, creating sweet mommy and daughter time for practically the entire movie.  Thank GOD that the movie was so cheap.  I would tell you how great or horrible the movie was but I really didn’t see it.  But according to Gavin, it was “cool!”  Afterwards we went to the FunQuest arcade there and played a few games then paid $10 for Tumbletown which is a Mcdonald’s play area on steroids.  Just as I was sitting down to feed Arielle, not 3 minutes after we got into Tumbletown, Gavin neglected to tell us he needed to go to the bathroom and pee’d himself.  My always alert 5 year old who has been potty trained for 3 years now had pee all down his pants to his shoes.  I was in shock.  I really wanted to believe he sat on a puddle and maybe rolled?.  lol.  I really wasn’t in the right frame of mind.  How could I or my husband be really?  The last time he did something like that….was ….I don’t even remember.  But we learned we still need to ask him if he needs to go, especially right before he gets on an obstacle course with no easy exit.  Lesson learned!  For real!

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A Mom’s Perspective

From playtime to health, and everything between. Sometimes funny and sometimes informative.

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