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Friday, July 23, 2010

Five Question Friday

Head over to see My Little Life and play along!

1. What were your school colors?
High school was Blue/Gold and college was, well, Blue/Gold!  It was a convenient coincidence. LOL

2. What's the best compliment you ever received?
My daughter.  The fact that her birth parents felt me worthy of that beautiful gift and precious life.

3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?
Expensive - I am a generic brand queen but NOT when it comes to toilet paper!  Ouch!  LOL

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Or have you had one for someone else?
Nope.  Never.  I'm probably too nosey to have one thrown for me.  I think I'd probably catch on at some point.  I've been to a few surprise parties but never actually threw one either.

5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"?
DVR - I can't live without having Dora, Diego or Yo Gabba Gabba on emergency stand-by.  Plus, I can still catch the shows I want to watch whenever I finally get a moment to sit down.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!  Reagan and I are off to Ocean City, MD for the week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heart Whispers

On the 21st of June Reagan had her 18 month check-up. As usual she was extremely cooperative and interested in process of the exam and even knows how to breathe in and out when a stethoscope is near. LOL Her stats were:

Height – 32 ¾ - 75%

Weight – 20lbs 14ozs – 5%

Head Circumference – 47 ½ - 75%

These are all in her normal percentile – my tall, thin big brained girl! LOL Her exam was normal except for the doctor detected a very slight heart murmur that hadn’t been detected before. Since Reagan is growing, eating and has a normal energy and activity level, the doctor decided to wait and see if the murmur was just an anomaly. Today we went for our recheck and the murmur was still there so after we return from our week in Ocean City, MD, Reagan will be getting an EKG to confirm that the murmur is just a normal, benign murmur. I am not concerned about it but am looking forward to a Pediatric Cardiologist telling me that I am right not to be concerned. KWIM?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Five Question Friday

I am so happy Friday is here!  I have been exhausted this week.  But Friday it is always fun to play along with My Little Life with Five Question Friday!

1. Do you collect anything?
Actually I do.  I collect anything related to the movie Peter Pan.  I have a ton of stuff currently in boxes but I need to finally drag out the glass enclosed cabinet to have them out where I can enjoy them.  Oh and I even have a tattoo of Peter Pan and one of the silhouette of the Captain Hook ship.  A little obsessive?  Perhaps!

2. Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking.
Well Brad Pitt has been a yummy favorite for me ever since Thelma and Louise.  I think Adam Lambert is incredibly hot.  And, hmmm, I am having trouble picking a 3rd.  Oh, yes, Tom Cruise during his Top Gun era...before he went a little off the wall.

3. Do you have any scars? If so, what's the story behind it (them?)?
I have a few.  One is a bikini cut scar from the appendectomy I had at 5 years old.  One is on my right index finger at exactly where it connects to my hand - while playing in the woods as a child, my friend and I came upon a squirrel that someone had shot to death with BBs for fun.  We felt bad for it and wanted to give it a proper burial.  We found old broken beer bottles to dig with and while digging into the side of a hill, my hand went in while her hand came down and the beer bottle cut me right to the bone.  Oddly, it didn't really hurt - the worst part was the tetanus shot I had to get.  On my left index finger is a scar where a parakeet bit me and held on for dear life (this is but one in a string of many reasons why I do NOT like birds!).  The last one I'll mention is the big round spot STILL on my left knee from when I fell...this I was a 3 year old...the boo-boo evidence won't seem to go away!

4. What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think it's gross or weird?
Blue crabs?  But just about all of MD, DE, VA would not find that gross or weird.  Salt and Vinegar chips?  My husband thinks I am gross for eating those...and blue crabs too now that I think of it!  LOL

5. Have you ever seen a tornado in real life?
I have not and I have a difficult time deciding if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  I would like to see one - close enough for it to be neat, far enough that I am not in danger and remote enough that no one gets hurt and nothing gets destroyed.  K? 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Five Question Friday!

Five Question Friday with many thanks to My Little Life

1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood?
Not having to shave my legs, or underarms, or bikini line, etc., etc., etc.  I dream about being able to wake up and put on a swim suit without reaching for the razor first. 

2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school?
Yes but we are not as close as I wish we were.  Geography took its toll on the friendships but I still love them and stay in contact via email and of course Facebook.

3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it?
Not so much one when I hear it but there is one that when I see it I want to beat that someone with an English book.  I know not everyone is great at spelling and grammar and I know I mess up plenty but for some reason, seeing someone type "should of, could of, would of, etc." instead of should have, could have, would have just drives me nuts.  LOL

4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America...besides "Old Glory"?
I love seeing 'seasoned' veterans decked out in uniform.  The sight of them still looking proud and strong despite their aging selves is such a beautiful thing.  That living history awes me and I have the utmost respect and gratefulness.

5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans?
One of my wonderful nieces is visiting from Maryland so we plan to spend lots of time together with Reagan too and play at Sea World and Aquatica and watch fireworks and whatever else we think looks fun.  :-)
Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

How I Know She's Mine

I am fortunate that Reagan and I share similarities in looks.  That means that only those we wish to tell will ever know that she became my daughter through adoption.  I think that is pretty neat and just confirms what my heart already knows - she was meant to be my child, chosen just for me, delivered in just the right way at just the right time.  Sweet perfection. 

Here are some other ways that I know she is mine:

* Secret shared squeals and giggles from under the blanket that is over our heads.

* Seemingly thinking the same thing at the same time...and realizing it.

* Morning hellos from her crib with kisses waiting just behind them.

* Those precious few moments when she climbs into my lap and sits very still and allows me to snuggle her.  I swear she does that for my benefit - LOL - it always happens just when I need it the most.

* Her love of nakedness - it started with me as a child and spread to my nieces and nephews and now she's picked up that "gene".  The children in our family tended to still do this well after modesty was supposed to develop...she'll likely do that same.

* Soccer - she's going to be a soccer star I am sure.  After just a few seconds of watching her first ever World Cup game, of actually watching the ball mind you, she went in search of her own ball to kick around the house.  She insisted I join in.  How I love playing soccer in the house with her!  She will follow in the footsteps of her soccer playing cousins. 

* The way she looks at me for reassurance when facing a new and intimidating experience.  Her eyes seem to lock into mine and my gentle "you're okay" gives her the confidence she needs to relax and move forward.  Sometimes she needs a re-check but that's fine with me.

* Her lack of fear - oh boy.  I now know exactly what my mother was feeling when I would fearlessly move about the world.  I try very hard not to instill fear into her where it isn't necessarily needed.  When she climbs up the big slide at the playground, I "casually" hover nearby just in case but allow her to test her own limits.  When she stands up proudly (and giggles) inside the baby swing while it's still moving though - that's when I try to get her to feel a healthy amount of fear.  I pray she keeps that with her for her whole life and that I am able to teach her some risk mitigation to go along with it. 

* The way my heart absolutely melts every single time I look at her or think about her.  Now that is true love.  :-)

I am so thankful for my beautiful daughter!
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