Monday, December 27, 2010

Did I hear a Niner

This first picture was definitely the money shot. I loooove it. One of my favorites of the year even. She looks like a littleangelstraightfromheaven, yes she does.
So we are at nine months now. Let's see what this month held for Davy....
*Davy is weighing in at 16 pounds 4 ounces(7Th percentile) But she is 28 inches long which puts her in the 57Th percentile. She is our little string bean.
*she got her third tooth(actually it's really her 6Th, but the first three fell out)The third is on the top right of her clefted gum line. It's a pretty dang huge tooth too.
* It's seems like forever now that I have been fighting with my insurance to, 1. get tubes in her ears(done today) and 2. get her into occupational therapy to go along with her physical therapy. Finally....finally we got her in for OT. She is being seen 3 times a week. Once for PT and twice for OT. I have notice so much improvement already. I am excited to see all the new tricks she is gonna learn. But mostly we are excited for her to learn how to eat. Scott stresses that she is not eating solids yet. But her GI doc told Scott to chill out(his words.) And that we have to realize we are not on a quick fix of a couple of months. We should think of it more as a 5 year plan. I have to say this really took the stress off. I now am able to relax a bit. I am not so sure about Sir Scott though.
* Speaking of PT, we have been doing this for 6 months now. We are actually in the middle of her 6 month evaluation. Her therapist has a checklist of tricks and either Davy is doing them or she is not. This is how we know how far behind she is in certain areas, Well during the eval she asked if she was able to rollover front to back. Which I answered no, it's only been back to front. As soon as I said it Miss Davy rolled on over to her back! I was in shock. I think she really likes to make me look like a liar. She has been trying to do it again but she always gets her arm stuck, so she doesn't' quite make it over. But she is on her way and I can see her trying.
* She is in love with her johnny jumper chair. She used to hang out in it with an occasional Beyonce bounce. Now she's jumpy jump jump jumpin all over the place.
* I am sad to say this was Davy's first Christmas and I some how did not take one picture of her!!! Really, not ONE!!! How did I forget this?!! Can I recreate Christmas? Is that crazy talk? I guess these pictures will just have to suffice. I have to admit this is killing me.

* when you hold Davy, she likes to do 2 things. 1. she likes to look at your face and caress it. and 2. she holds her arms out in a W. The above pic is kinda showing it. Seriously she is always in a W position. I've tried it for myself and it's not that comfortable Davy, I don't get it.

* Are you ready for her greatest trick? Well take a peak below. Tu- dah!! We have been working every feed with a bottle first. It's a pretty messy affair. I would say about half goes in and the other half goes out. I usually have her wrapped with a bib and a towel. But what is even more a crazy is that she reached up and tried to hold the bottle.!! She did it for like 30 seconds. So cool huh? She really tries to bat at it a lot too. But we are just so happy that she is showing any interest at all. Davy has had an oral aversion, but I think those days are coming to an end. Now we just have to teach her how to suck and swallow right. And then i think we will be seeing a lot more of these pictures.
*I think Davy is going to be either a cheerleader or a referee when she grows up.


*On a side note* Today's procedure went great. Tubes are in! She has been a little fusspot today, but nothing I couldn't handle. Tylenol and a walk in the stroller. I'm so glad the sun was out today!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all

We hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas!! This is the Schultz Christmas card. I was pretty lazy and just found pictures that I had already took. I was not in the mood to take a family picture. I still need to lose the baby pudge, ifyouknowwhatImean. So it was a strictly kid only card this year.
For the past 10 years Scott and I have made a Christmas mix CD for our friends and family. It's been a fun tradition. Now Scott and I also make one for our kids. I am currently burning them to CD. So since I am at the computer, I'd thought I'd say a quick hello.
This is what was on my mix this year. I was pretty happy with it. It's songs that I have been listening to this year or songs that remind me of the season. I was pretty jealous of some of the songs Scott put on his mix. Whateves.
Holiday - Vampire Weekend
Sprawl II - Arcade Fire
By Your Side - Beachwood Sparks
Evening Kitchen- Band Of Horses
What Story (Yo Gabba Gabba!) -Dr.Dog
Check Yo Self - Ice Cube
All Is Love- Karen O & The Kids
The Summer - Coconut Records
Love- Nancy Adams
Dreams - Passion Pit
Home- Edward Sharpe & the magnetic Zeros
This Is The Morning- Club 8
The Tree- Blitzen Trapper Feat.
Shadow People- Dr. Dog
Count Your Blessings -The Lower Lights
Baby- Os Mutantes
Laura - Mates of State
Winterlong- Pixies
Pure Imagination- Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Runaway- Kanye West
Igloo- Karen O & The Kids

Ok, now go to bed, so Santa will come!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rain Rain go AWAY!

It 's been raining for DAYS here....days. I am lost. I have no idea what to do with 3 crazy boys and sickly baby. My house is wrucked. I had thoughts of fun activities with my men but we had 2 Doc appointments for Davy. So nope nothing Nada. I think Harper ate a whole pack of gum, dumped all of speeder's fish food in his bowl, which caused an Ollie drama queen meltdown. It was pretty sweet. I needed to leave this place fast, only to walk out into a monsoon. Rain...... stop, I don't like you anymore. You are messing with my Christmas break. How do you ladies in Seattle and Portland handle kids in the rain? What do you do? What would you do if your baby shouldn't be exposed to a ton of kids? Where do you go? I feel soggy all the way up to my brains. Soggy brains...maybe that's my problem.
Well on a better note. We FINALLY got Davy into an ENT. This has taking me months. Months of insurance mumbo jumbo(that can be it's own post.) We are scheduled to put tubesy in her ears on the 27Th. The DOC said It's pretty mild. The do put her under but it's a pretty quick procedure, so no worrying here. I am just excited for A Davy with no ear pain. I hope this will make her a happier little bird. We shall see. Anyone have tubesy? How are they? Are they worth it? I have been told that most cleftys get tubesy. So I have been expecting this.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm faking it

Do you watch Modern family? I love it. I just watched the last episode and Phil, the funny dad of 3, was talking about the circle of life and how your parents faked their way through parenthood and then how you fake your way through it and that hopefully you don't raise a serial killer. This had me laughing, cuz I AM faking it. Especially tonight. I have one child who complains about e v e r y t h i n g I make for dinner. Really, his pickyness is over the top. I have A three year old who has to be stapled to his chair to eat and is still currently in said chair 30 minutes after dinner. He will not open up his mouth for one bite. He is currently yelling at me, please get me out, I'm busy..very busy mama. What is going ON! I need to watch TV. I have a baby girl, covered in snot(she is sick again), crying in her bed and a boy in the tub making various fart noises. At least one is bathed, right?
I think we(society) have raised the bar to high when it comes to parenthood. There is a lot of pressure to have perfect kids who are polite and only nutritious dinners. Then the pressure to be an uber mom who does fun crafts and outings while juggling homework, sports, church and a clean house. I am not even gonna throw a special needs child on the list. Just the basics are hard enough. So thanks to Phil, I am on the - as long as my child is not a serial killer- plan. My bar has been lowered. The pressure is off. Who's with me?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

15 minutes

I have been asked if Davy is a an easy baby(despite health issues.) I would love to answer yes, but I have come to the conclusion that she is not. She wants to be held and also wants you to entertain. So I am holding, talking singing, tap dancing just to keep this girl happy. Sometimes it's a joy, cuz you get a big return, one dimpled Davy grin. But if I want to get anything done like, clean, cook, the boy's homework it is an all out war. A war that I lose, a lot.
So today was the day I was cleaning out my closet. I've been meaning to do this for about a year now. I put Davy on my bed and was rapping and dancing to her but she was not amused. Then she got a hold of some tissue paper on my bed. Whoa.....It was like the best thing that has ever happened to this child. She was in heaven, I was in heaven. It would have been a very productive 15 minutes if she weren't being so darn cute. I couldn't focus on the task at hand. Looks like she won again...darn her.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I would call Davy's 8th month the recovery month. She went from surgery to ear infections to teething to colds to more ear infections. This month has been brutal, so I can't blame the girl for not learning any new tricks. It seems like Davy has a pattern for doing a lot one month and then chillin the next.
* She did however get 2 new teeth with a possible third coming. She has one on top and one on bottom. I think they are keepers too.
* I think Davy has a wicked sense of humour. She completely sabotaged this photo shoot by
up-chucking on her shirt, right before the very first shot. Classic Davy.
* She grew some dimples. We noticed them after her surgery. Maybe Dr. J put them in. She has one on her chin and one in her smile line. They are so cute....I love them.
* I am very sad to say that Davy is NOT a cuddler. This makes me so sad. She prefers to be held face out so she can see the world. Some times I try and force it on her but it usually ends with her crying and me crying on the inside.
*speaking of crying, she has taking this to a whole new level. Her cry is still on the soft side but now she has started to arch her back when she cries. It's a cute little Davy tantrum.

* The girl can not keep her shoes on. She always manges to kick them off. I have a beautiful collection of shoes going to waste. Not to mention all the shoes we've lost. She started the shoot with some cute grey booties(see picture 3)
So long last month, you will not be missed. Here is to a better, happier month for Davy.