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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Favorite TV Shows

Reagan has loved the television since she was just a teeny tiny thing.  I am quite sure she watches way too much of it already but it is the only thing we have found that will get her to actually sit still and rest for more than 3.2 seconds at a time.  Her very first favorite TV show was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and we use to use it for 20 minutes of entertainment while we were taking care of various tasks.  We'd put her in her bouncy chair or her swing and turn it on.  Pretty soon we noticed her doing a version of the Hot Dog Dance - when they'd start singing the song and doing the dance, her little legs would kick one by one.  Adorable!

Soon after that, she discovered Yo Gabba Gabba.  It was love at first sight for her.  The singing and dancing and funny characters had her hooked.  One of her first words was actually Gabba.  There were even times she would wake in the morning, look at us and start saying GabbaGabbaGabbaGabba.  Her first birthday was even a mix of Mickey Mouse and Yo Gabba Gabba.

Over the past few months she has broadened her television horizons and over the summer Dora the Explorer was a favorite, then Diego bumped her out of the #1 slot and Reagan would hand you the remote and say Go, Go, Go, Go, Go.  At the moment she has two favorites, well one she asks for more than the other but the other is a close second place.  Currently at the #1 spot is Blue's Clues - which she asks for by opening and closing her hands up by her face and saying Fooos fooos.  She loves when they sing before getting the mail and chimes in on the last "maaiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllll".  It is hilarious.  Her #2 spot is Team Umizoomi which she asks for by saying simply Bot (he's the robot character on the show).

What's mommy's favorite you ask?  I like the Backyardigans.  LOL  I can remember being small and innocent enough with a big enough imagination to turn any environment into an adventure.  One of my favorite memories is my cousin Curt and I turning his bedroom into the ocean and his bunk beds into a ship.  Naturally you couldn't touch the floor or you'd be overboard and drown.  We did this a lot.  So, seeing how they transform their backyards into cool places just takes me right back to being a kid myself.  Ah, the good ol' days!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Nap Time!

One of our dogs, Brady, taking a snooze on Reagan's folded out Mickey couch.

Monday, September 27, 2010

To Paci...Or Not To Paci

It is no secret to those close to me that I have issues with the paci.  My issue you ask?  I really don't want to ever have to take Reagan's paci away.  As I've mentioned before, I actually remember the trauma of giving mine up - to Santa Claus no less (and I almost opted out of presents that year just so I could keep it!).  I remember arguing with my sister when she took the paci away from my oldest nephew and I stated - no baby should ever have to give up their paci.  I've joked with my friends that Reagan could keep her paci until college if she wanted and part of me actually meant it.

But, her teeth are now showing evidence of being on the paci too long.  I *thought* that it wouldn't become a teeth issue if she only had it at nap and night time.  Apparently I am wrong about that.  So, here I am breaking my own heart over a paci.  LOL  I say my own heart because I am well aware of my issues and fully realize that I am probably more attached to her paci than she is. 

This past Saturday I decided to try to get over it and take the paci away.  The first thing Reagan says when put into her crib is Paci, Paci, Paci.  I handed her a cut nipple paci for naptime.  She put it in her mouth, got a WTF look on her face, took it out and stared at it and then put it back in her mouth.  She settled down to a couple minutes of pitiful crying because her paci was broken but she didn't cry long.  It was AWFUL for me!  That night was a repeat but without the pitiful crying because she discovered that if she put her finger in the paci that it worked (she has the Binky brand so her finger can fit all the way in the nipple from the outside).  On Sunday, I tried again at naptime but she wasn't having it.  She kept climbing out of her crib and banging on the door yelling PACI!  After a few times of this, I gave in, gave her a normal paci and off to sleep she went.  That night, I didn't even try.

Today I bought a crib tent - she won't stay in her crib and I am not comfortable with the thought of her creeping around the house alone at night so instead of doing the toddler bed thing I opted for the tent.  She thinks this tent is very funny so at least that isn't traumatizing to her.  I told myself tonight that I'll let her adjust to the tent before trying the no paci thing again but I see myself making excuses for myself instead of facing the reality that her paci needs to go.

My name is Dawn and I am a Paci-holic.  I need help!  LOL

She is actually laughing in this picture because she was bouncing her head against the tight mesh for it to bounce back.  All I had handy was my cell phone for a picture.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Question Friday - TGIF!

Big thanks as usual to Mama M at My Little Life for hosting 5QF!  Head over there, grab the questions, the button, add yourself to the Linky and join the fun!



1. If you could speak with a different accent, what would it be (i.e Australian, Scottish)?
This is one is so easy for me to answer - it would definately be South African.  The first time I heard it in person, at college from a dear friend of a dear friend, I was mesmerized.  I think it is the most beautiful sounding accent in the world.

2. Can you fall asleep anywhere? (i.e floor, couch, deck)
That is a big YES!  And I can sleep through just about anything too.  I love to sleep - always have. 

3. Do you use public restrooms? If so, do you sit on the toilet?
I do use public restrooms and I usually sit on the toilet - without cleaning it - and without a paper cover.  However, if the toilet looks gross, has pee on the seat or otherwise looks suspicious, I'm doing the hover.

4. If you were stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, what celebrity would you most want to be stuck with?
Brad Pitt, hands down.  Still smitten with him from when I first saw him in Thelma and Louise.  I remember saying - WHO is THAT?!?!?!

5. Where did you & your significant other go on your 1st date?
We never really had an official first date.  We met through mutual friends and the relationship just developed through a series of events.  The first admitted mutual attraction though (and first kiss) was New Years Eve 1999 - when it turned to the big 2000.  We were in Virginia - on a Navy base at the home of a friend of a friend.  A huge group of friends decided to make the trip north for New Years and both of us happened to be there.  Oh what a trip that was!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

TAG! You're It!

So today I was Tagged by LeeAnn at The Life of Rylie…and Bryce too for some fun random questions. The rules are that once tagged, you answer the questions provided and then you tag 5 others and ask them questions of your own.

Here are the questions LeeAnn asked...

1. What is your most embarrassing moment?
I’ve had quite a few in my life but one that pops into my head immediately is from a looooong time ago when I was in either middle school or a freshman in high school – I can’t exactly remember the when. A new family had moved in a street over from where I lived and I had developed a crush on one of the boys. Some of my girlfriends and I made up some reason to go knock on the door. We all had dressed for the occasion complete with mini-skirts and cute shoes. Well I was a tom-boy so walking in those cute shoes was not something I was used to. As we turned to walk down the wide steps from the front porch, I slipped and slid alllll the way down and ended up with my mini-skirt up to my armpits. I never went back to that house again!

2. What do you do for fun?
I love to watch my daughter play and enjoy life. It can be both of us sitting on her Mickey couch drawing circles or heading out to Sea World or Disney with friends and family. I can’t wait to do all of the fun fall and Halloween stuff with her – last year she was too young to really get into it.

3. If you were an animal, which would you be, and why?
As much as I personally don’t like birds and I am pretty sure they don’t like me, I think I’d like to be a bird. Being able to fly around on my own would be lots of fun.

4. If you could know one thing about the future, what would it be?
I’d like to know if my future has a second child in store – and if yes, how that child will find his or her way to our family.

I am going to tag these 5 lovely ladies:

Ana at Getting Help Making a Baby

Cara at My Life with PCOS, as Told by Me

Debbie B at Always and Forever Family

GeoChick at Adventures of a Dam Engineer

Ms. Toronto :-) at First and Only IVF?

And the questions are:

1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

2. What is your happiest childhood memory?

3. Do you have any nicknames? How did you get them?

4. What do you think is the single best decision you've made in your life so far?

Have fun playing along and I can't wait to see everyone's answers!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Back Seat Driver

Reagan playing with Oscar

How to Eat Corn

Through your nose apparently.  Yup, corn is meant to be shoved up your nostril and inhaled.  At least that is what Reagan thinks.  And it is just the perfect size and buttered just right to make insertion a breeze.  Ay!  I spent about 30 minutes trying to make sure all the corn was out of her nose.  She was not too pleased with that.  I've mentioned to our family before that I see an ER trip in my future to have something or somethings removed from her nose.  Ever since she realized there were holes there she has been obsessed with shoving things in there for safe keeping.  Thankfully, so far, we've been able to remove her, uh, treasures. 

The good news of today is that she has been fever free for over 24 hours!  Hooray!  That means we don't have to go back to the doctor for a urine sample via catheter.  Of course by the time we got to the doctor yesterday her fever had broken.  She was checked all over and after seeing that her ears were clear, her throat was clear and she had no abdominal tenderness, the NP said it was most likely just a regular virus making its way through her system.  We were told to return today for a urine sample to rule out a UTI if the fever was not gone and I was so happy that she didn't have to go through that.  Those are NOT fun!  I am just so glad that my baby is finally feeling better.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another's Hope for a Child

I came across a very sweet blog done by Lindsay and Jon and was moved by their plan to adopt a little girl from Ethiopia.  This child already lives in their hearts and even has a name - Emersyn.  They are moving through the process of international adoption and like most hopeful parents-to-be, they are struggling with the costs to complete the process.  To help, they've held and are planning several fundraisers.  The neatest idea I have ever seen is the puzzle piece fundraiser.  They have chosen the First Kiss puzzle - The First Kiss photo where a Mama giraffe is giving her baby a big kiss on the head.

They have a PayPal link on their blog where you can sponsor a puzzle piece for $5 and your name (or family name, or child(ren)'s name(s), etc.) will be lovingly written on the back.  When the puzzle is complete, they are going to frame it in a double glass frame to hang in Emersyn's room where she will always be able to see the names of the many people who had a small part in helping to bring her home.  I sponsored one in honor of my little blessing!

They also have a Facebook page where Lindsay sells scrapbooks and other items as well as periodically has donated items for sale.  I know they would love to have you friend them!

Here is what Lindsay has written for their blog profile:
We are now in Battle Ground, WA! We are leasing to own a house that we absolutely love! Lindsay still works at the Oregon Zoo and LOVES IT!!! Jon is still working with Penguin Windows and last year got a promotion so he is now a manager! With four dogs, two ferrets, and three cats, our lives can be a little hectic but we love it! We are in the process of adopting our first child from Ethiopia. We are so excited to become a family of three and can't wait to see baby Emersyn's face! We couldn't ask for more! We are in one word...blessed.

So, if it so moves you as well, please take a moment to hop over to their blog and read their story.  I am so glad I did and I can't wait for the day they post their first picture as a family!  Thanks Lindsay and Jon for letting me follow along with your journey.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Help Received! and Sick Baby

Well since yesterday I've done some more tweaking on my blog.  I am now 99% happy with the results.  As I posted in my update yesterday, I found a template that I really like on http://lenatoewsdesigns.blogspot.com/.  She also has some really great Premades that are only $5 and all monies raised from the Premades go towards her adoption.  There is some really beautiful stuff there.  The 1% that I am not happy with on my blog is 1- I can't figure out how (or even if I can) to change the way my Blog Title appears in the heart frame.  I'd love for it to be each word on a new line that is stair-stepped.  Kind of like this:
Born
     From
            My
               Heart

And 2 - I wish the column widths were adjustable.  I'd like for the column of the posts to be a bit wider.  But really, overall I am very happy with it.

And then, Colleen at Shibley Smiles did this AWESOME button for me. 

I am SO EXCITED about it.  We talked briefly last night about what I wanted and to be honest, I wasn't very good at expressing exactly what I had in mind.  She took the general ideas I had and by today there was this beautiful button!  Thanks so much Colleen!  I love it!

And in other news, Reagan is sick.  When I came home from work on Friday I noticed she was running a fever.  It was 101.6 so I gave her some Tylenol and some juice.  The fever didn't come down until after the second dose of Tylenol and by then I had myself convinced that she had Dengue Fever.  Earlier in the week she came in from playing outside with a ton of mosquito bites and I didn't really worry about them until the fever.  Thankfully she doesn't seem to have any of the other symptoms so it's probably not really Dengue.

On Saturday her fever was up and down throughout the day and had gone up to 102.1 at bedtime.  Last night she woke up crying and feverish so I gave more Tylenol and put her in bed with me.  She woke up whining a couple of times and early this morning she woke up asking for juice.  I put her back in her crib around 7:30 and she slept through until 10:30 when she got up for the day.  At naptime I gave her more Tylenol just in case but she had gone 6 hours since her last dose and was fever free.  I am going to take her to the doctor tomorrow because I am starting to wonder if she might have an ear infection.  She isn't complaining of ear pain but she's acting really clumsy and that just isn't like her.  I hope she gets better soon.   

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Help Wanted!

Today I got to messing around with the Blogger provided templates to try to make my blog look more like I wish it looked.  I consider myself moderately technically inclined however when it comes to web design stuff, I am clueless.  So, the new design is closer to what I picture in my head but yet not exactly what I want it to look like.  For one, it is a little darker and monochromatic than I'd hoped for but I had reached the end of my abilities.  I also really want to have a button of my own but can't seem to understand the instructions on the web for how to do it.  I had dabbled with a prototype of one a couple months ago but even that wasn't exactly what I pictured.

So, if there are any web design savvy people out there who know how to create a vision in Blogger and are sitting around bored with nothing else to do, want to help me out?  I'll be forever grateful!

UPDATE - I found a Freebie template I liked on http://lenatoewsdesigns.blogspot.com/ and that is what you currently see.  I haven't yet figured out how to get my blog title to display properly so hopefully someone has some pointers on that.  This current layout is much closer to what I want and I am pretty happy with it.  I wish I knew web design though so I could make exactly what I want.  I see research on that in my future!   

Friday, September 17, 2010

Five Question Friday and Chick-Fil-A Story

Happy Friday everyone!  I can't wait to play this weekend.  Not sure yet what exactly we will be doing although I hope to get over to LeeAnn's for some play time on Saturday afternoon.  Then I have to schedule some time to get into my busting at the seams junk room to prepare for a yard sale.  NOT looking forward to that room but it will be so much better afterwards. 

On Wednesday night, I took Reagan to Chick-Fil-A for dinner and to let her play in the play area.  She's still too small to climb up the tower - the platforms are spaced too high - and there were no other kids in there at the time so I let her climb inside the slide.  (my phone takes the worst quality pictures!)

She would climb around the first bend, turn around and slide back down.  After a few times of this, I sat on one of the benches and started playing on my phone.  Next thing I know, I hear giggling and little feet running over my head.  That bugger managed to climb ALL the way to the top of that curly slide and she was making her rounds at the VERY TOP of the tower.  I was a little panicked because 1) I didn't want her to fall from the climbing platforms and 2) I didn't want to have to climb my fat butt up there to retrieve her when it was time to go home.  Thankfully, she eventually made her way back to the top of the slide and weeeeee'd her way back down.  Phew!

And now, thanks to Mama M, it is time for Five Question Friday!



1. What is the first nightmare you remember?
Wow.  I had to think about this one for a bit.  I think the earliest nightmare I remember was from when I was about 6 or 7 years old and it was a recurring one at that.  We had a beagle, Biggie, that preferred to spend most of her time in our huge backyard so she had a dog house out there by a large tree to chill in.  In the nightmare, I would be walking towards the dog house to find Biggie to play and about halfway there I would notice a lion. in the yard. next to my dog's house.  I can still feel the terror although my fear was for Biggie and not for myself.  How was I going to save my dog from the lion?  I never did find out that answer because I would wake up every time before I was able to figure it out. 

2. Even if you're not a sports fan, what's your favorite sport to play/watch?
I absolutely LOVE to watch NFL football.  I don't care who is playing - I'll watch - even though I much prefer to watch the Washington Redskins win!

3. If you could pull off one piece of trendy fashion, what would you want it to be (jeggings, hats, thigh high boots, etc.)?
Trendy fashion?  Fashion you say?  What's that?!  LOL  I'd honestly like to be able to just pull together and pull off any fashionable outfit - trendy or not - although some of the fall season boots I have been seeing look sexy - and I would most definately not look sexy in them. 

4. Did you make good grades in school?
That depends.  I had the ability to make excellent grades in school although I did not always put forth the effort in order to do so.  Learning always came easy to me but unless I enjoyed the subject, I didn't care what grade I got.  And it showed.  Teachers were always fussing at me to apply myself more.  I hope Reagan isn't that way - I hope she learns well and applies herself naturally. 

5. What magazines do you subscribe to?
I don't subscribe to any magazines.  I find it a frivolous expense for our family situation and I rarely have time to sit down and read.  Although when I do get to read, I prefer books to magazines.  Oh and when I travel I like to grab me a People magazine. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer Recap - Magic Kingdom - Sept 1, 2010

I took the day off from work so Reagan and I could go to Magic Kingdom at Disney World with my dad (Pop-Pop), my aunt, my cousin, her husband and their son Ryan who were all visiting from out of town.  We were SO EXCITED to see them all again and we had so much fun at the park.  Reagan especially loved spending time with her cousin who was very accommodating to her and quickly was added to her collection of trained monkeys and snuggie partners.
This was Ryan's FIRST.TIME.EVER at Magic Kingdom and I, being the loving Aunt Dawn that I am, made sure to get him his 1st Time Visitor pin to wear for the day - even if that is kind of embarrassing for a 12 year old.  Teeheehee.  A momentous occasion such as this requires fanfare for sure.  Then it was on to the ferry to get to the park.  I spent the first 15 minutes trying to insist that he get Mouse Ears to wear.  I even showed him that we could get his name embroidered on the back too.  He wasn't having it.  Not even when I swore that I'd be his best friend.  Finally we negotiated a deal - I would shut up and leave him alone about it if he promised to let me take a picture of him in the Mouse Ears of my choice.  Ryan loves popcorn so I found THE perfect pair!
He allowed me to take a quick picture even though he wasn't too thrilled by the idea.  I am sure he will be less thrilled about the picture being shared with the world.  AUNT DAWN LOVES YOU RYAN!!!  Swear it!  :-)

Here is a picture of me, Reagan and Pop-Pop that Ryan took for us.  Notice Pop-Pop videotaping during the photo op.  LOL
Later on in the day we found out that the resident birds are quite adept at getting food from the visitors.  We had a blast feeding them french fries - even though we know you aren't supposed to feed them, they clearly were expecting it.  And Reagan loved it!

Then, Pop-Pop and Ryan got locked up by the law for feeding the birds when you aren't supposed to.  Uncle F, Aunt K and Aunt L all got away!  And me, yeah, I don't do birds - they scare me wayyyy too much (note to self - type out ostrich story one day soon) so I kept my distance and only did the visual documenting.
After they got bailed out, Reagan and I camped out on the bridge to wait for the boat to come by from Splash Mountain.  As you can tell, Ryan LOVED that ride - he rode it 3 times in a row too!
In the above picture he was yelling to me - THAT WAS AWESOME!


What a fun day we had.  We already can't wait for the next time they all come to town.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ewww - Germs!

I was talking to a friend of mine about the “dangers” of indoor playgrounds for kids and to be honest, I never really thought of anything bad before this friend starting speaking of things like e Coli and Strep (C and/or G). But, it actually made me laugh out loud as I considered how I handle Reagan and “dirt/germs”.

I don’t take potential illnesses lightly however Reagan has proven to have a really good immune system – having only had one honest to goodness full blown cold in her 21 months. She’s had the occasional fever here and there along with short term malaise from a vaccine reaction or two and fleeting intestinal issues but nothing that required a trip to the doctor. She’s actually only had two sick visits – one when my husband and I both had the flu last year and it wasn’t certain how to handle well family members (she never got it) and the other when she was near the end of her cold and we were about to fly. So I consider her a rather hardy little thing that I let roam the world to explore with all her senses.

I am sure there are moms out there who will gasp at this, but I do let her put dirt in her mouth so she can discover on her own how gross it tastes. I’ve caught her licking the safety railing in front of our seats at Shamu stadium and simply shifted her position to make it less easy for her to reach. She gets roaring with belly laughs as she mimics the dog’s tongue kissing motion as the dog kisses back and mommy says YUCK! She also shares bites of food with said dog. I pretty much don’t insist on obsessively sanitizing her world and as long as there are no visible dangers, I let her go.

As I recounted some of this to my friend, I really started to laugh. I was trying to think if I had ever insisted on immediately washing Reagan after she touched something and all I could remember was the time she dipped her hands into the bucket of bleach water I was using to clean the floor with. THAT was when I panicked and went running for the soap and water. Dirt and germs don’t really scare me but chemical burns sure do. And it was just really funny to me that considering the conversation we were having, it was the antithesis of germs that I freaked over.

So, I hope and pray that Reagan never gets sick from an indoor playground but the slight possibility that she might is not going to stop me from letting her have fun.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Awesome Saturday!

Yesterday I had the best *stress-free* saturday that I have had in a long time!  It started early with heading out to Bryce's first birthday party.  The party was held at a really great local park that has plenty to keep children occupied and happy.  First on Reagan's agenda was the really fun playground - and the big kid section at that!
From there it was on to the Splash park.  She didn't play in the water as much as she ran around the outside of it but the entire splash park is fenced in so I was able to just chill and watch without having to chase her all over the place.

After a little bit of yummy food, it was time to check out her first ever Bounce House!  She was intimidated by it for about 3 whole seconds and then she had the concept down easily.  She loved it!

It wasn't long before she figured out how to navigate to the top of the attached slide and Little Miss No Fear went down without hesitation.  It is easily the highest slide she's been on to date but that didn't seem to bother her one bit.

She must have climbed to the top and slid down twenty times!  She only took a break to get some cake and then she was right back in there.  After the party was over, she was thrilled to get two balloons with her favor bag.


I unfortunately didn't get any pictures of the birthday boy - he naturally gathers quite the crowd and I didn't want to be rude and elbow people out of the way.  LOL  Plus, his mommy has two friends who are awesome photographers and I will just borrow a few of theirs once they get posted.  :-)

When we came home, we found out that Daddy had fixed our front door.  The frame had been splintered and it wouldn't stay closed on its own unless it was dead bolted.  He did a really good job and now our door opens and closes the way it should.  And, while Reagan took a 3 1/2 hour nap (do you think she had fun at Bryce's party?!?! LOL), Daddy got into the shed and pulled out the big inflatable pool that has been rolled up in there for years.  He cleaned it all up, scrubbed and sanitized it then filled it with air and water for Reagan and I to play in once she woke up.  (crappy cell phone pic)

   
I was in there with her for about an hour and a half and we had a blast playing and splashing and getting served soda and juice by Daddy. Once back inside it was time for wings for dinner and relaxing with Reagan.  It was a busy day but very fun and I really needed one of those!

Friday, September 10, 2010

5QF!

Wooo-hoooo!  It's FRIDAY!  I am very excited about that.  And I am so excited for Bryce's big 1st B-day bash tomorrow! 




Since I've been slacking on the blogging (the last month was crazy busy for me), I am going to try really hard to get back to it.  I decided to head over to Mama M's for Five Question Friday. 

Here we go...

1. Do you feel guilty spending money on yourself?
That really depends on what I am buying but most of the time the answer is yes, I feel guilty. 

2. How well do you know your neighbors?
This question made me laugh out loud because there are a few things I know about a couple of my neighbors that probably most people wouldn't know about theirs so I would say I know my neighbors very well.  LOL

3. What age are you looking forward to being?
I am no longer looking forward to being any age until and unless they figure out how to truly go backwards.  ;-)

4. Do you get excited when the mail comes? Why?
Hardly ever.  99.9% of the time is just means more bills, more junk to trash and more paper to pile up on my kitchen counter until I get around to determining which is which.

5. What is your earliest childhood memory?
I'm not sure if this is the earliest memory or not but I would have been around 2 or 3 when this happened - my two older sisters and I were bathing after swimming (they are 6 and 8 years older than me) when the neighbor boy, who was their age, knocked on the door.  I was sent to answer it since no one had clothes on.  He asked to talk to K and I led him to our bathroom where I threw open the door and my sisters screamed and tried to cover up with wash cloths.  He clarified that he meant the other K (my sister and our babysitter had the same name) so I led him to the bedroom where she was changing and threw open the door.  The neighbor boy was flashed by everybody that day and I couldn't understand what all the screaming was about.  LOL

Hoping to have some time this weekend to get some posts written and pictures up.  :-)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

PCOS is Weird

So August 27th was another CD1.  Which was interesting because August 26th was CD 61 - exactly the same as the last cycle.  I haven't been as diligent about taking the Soy as I'd hoped to be because it does seem to be helping with the regulating.  Oh well, I'll just sit back and see what the next 2 months brings.  I am sure the days being the same was just a freak coincidence but that is how PCOS seems to be for me.  Weird and annoying. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Angel's Journey

Angel is a 13 year old blind American Eskimo Dog girl that was dumped at the Orlando shelter and marked "stray". Thanks to the efforts of many, many people, she was saved! I had the pleasure of springing her from the shelter and cried part of the way home at the way she had been let down by her former "owners". Still, she showed an incredibly sweet and adventurous spirit despite her predicament. A very long transport to Iowa was quickly put together and she is now safe at American Eskimo Dog Rescue & Sanctuary of Iowa. Her adventures included many cars, two overnights, an RV ride and two small plane rides thanks to Pilots and Paws! And, as it turns out to be her style, she collected everyone's hearts along the way. We love you Angel and are so thankful to have been a part of your amazing rescue.

 
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