Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Always Sick

I feel like Raegan or I are always sick. This weekend I ended up with a bladder infection, can I just say not fun at all. Then I stopped to think about it and in February I had kidney stones, and in January I had bronchitis. What a year 2010 has turned out to be thus far!!

So to top off a weekend of not feeling good and spending much of my time on the couch, Sunday night Raegan started coughing around 2:30a and by 3:15 she had coughed enough that she was a wake. I picked her up and put her in my bed, and by 3:30 the coughing got worse. I got out the nebulizer and started a breathing treatment for her. The breathing treatment took about 25 minutes, and I was thinking Raegan would go back to sleep. I WAS WRONG!! Raegan didn't go back to sleep until 5:00a. I feel a sleep a few minutes later and before I knew it my alarm was going off and it was 6:10a. Needless to say I got up showered, then realized I still wasn't feeling good and decided I was going to call in sick to work.

Today Raegan and I are both feeling better, she is at daycare and I am here at work!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thank You

(Far right Dr. Joe Gilhooly)

Thank you Dr. Joe Gilhooly for your $250 donation to support Team "Raegan's Fan Club" and the March of Dimes.

(Raegan's grandma)

Thank you Mom for your $50 donation to support Team "Raegan's Fan Club" and
the March of Dimes.

Other Donations:

  • Thank you HotelsCombined.com for your $25 donation to support Team "Raegan's Fan Club" and the March of Dimes.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March for Babies 2010

Hello. As you might be aware, our family has been touched by the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. That's why we have formed a Family Team to raise money and participate in March for Babies. Please join us in our fundraising efforts today by sponsoring our event.

Contributing to our team online is fast, easy and secure. You can donate directly from my personal webpage with a credit/debit card or PayPal. If you prefer, I can also accept cash or check. Just click the appropriate box on my webpage.

Our family knows firsthand the challenges associated with prematurity. It is important to find out why premature birth happens and what can be done to prevent it. By raising money, ongoing research to answer these critical questions is funded. When you support our Family Team, you show you care and you give hope for defeating premature birth and other threats to babies.

Please join us and millions of compassionate people across the country who support March for Babies each year. We need your help. Visit my webpage and sponsor our event!

With your support, there's hope.

Thank You!

Visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/raegansmom to donate or to walk with me.

Update - Raegan Pictures

Update after a long time

I know it has been a long time since I have updated my blog. The last few months have been crazy and busy. It will take me a few posts, but I will try to get everyone caught up and whats been going on in my life. Now where to start....

Lets see here back in November Aaron and I separated and about a week before Christmas Raegan and I moved. We moved in with my long time friend Jen and her 3 boys. I meet Jen 14 years ago when she moved in to the house across the street from my parents and shortly after that I started babysitting her oldest son Liam when he was 3 months old. I always said that when Liam was old enough to babysit that I would start having kids. I had Raegan just before Liam's 12th birthday, and now at 13 Liam watch's Raegan for me once a week and does a great job.

In January I went back to college at Clark and took a Life Transition class that lasted 5 weeks. While taking this class I decided that I wasn't just going to go to school to become a nurse, I am also going to take a one year medical billing program. On April 5th spring quarter will start and I will start the one year program. When the one year program is over I will start the nursing program and my goal is to finish all of my schooling within the next 4 years.

While taking the Life Transition class one of my teachers/advisers offered my a job working in her office part time. I wasn't seeking work, but I was more than happy to take the job. The pay is not great, but I love my job. I have been working 4 days a week, having Fridays off, and next quarter I will work Monday-Thursday as well as go to school. My schedule will be crazy, but I will figure it out and manage.

I have also been taking a class on Wednesday nights at my church which has been good. Through this class, school, and moving I have made many new great friendships. My life is pretty good right now. I enjoy being happy.

Now on to update everyone on Raegan. Raegan is 20 months old and get this WALKING! Raegan has been doing great through all of this change. Back in December right before Christmas Raegan started going to daycare a couple of days a week to get used to going once I went back to school. The daycare she goes to is a great fit for her. While at daycare Raegan sees her physical therapist, speech therapist, and occupational therapist all once a week. Seeing these therapists have helped her quite a bit. It has also been good for Raegan to watch and play with other kids. To top it all off the staff at Raegan's daycare is great. She has become many peoples favorite and they all stop by her room everyday to say hi to her. I have also started volunteering at Raegan's daycare on Wednesday afternoons for a few hours after work.

Raegan has been making leaps and bounds. She started crawling and before I knew it about 4 weeks ago she started walking. I never thought the day would come, and I was excited the day she took her first steps. She also crawls up and down the stairs with no problems. We are working on moving from baby food to table food, and from a bottle to a cup. Raegan is not a fan of a sippycup, so this change of getting rid of the bottle may take a little while. My goal is within the next 6-8 months we can get rid of the bottles. I guess we will see, since by now we all know that Raegan tends to do things are her time!

A couple other updates on Raegan is that she is wearing and keeping on her glasses. We see the eye doctor again in about 3 weeks and will find out if and when they will do surgery to correct Raegan's lazy eye. The other update is that we meet with an ears, nose, and throat specialist on Tuesday and on the 25th of March Raegan is going to have surgery (number 7) to have her tonsils & adenoids taken out and to check her ear tubes and see if they need to be put back in, or taken out. I am hoping with this surgery it will help Raegan sleep better. She hasn't been sleeping very well for months, which also means that I haven't been sleeping!

I know that I am forgetting so much, and I am going to try and update at least once a week. I am going to post pictures later this afternoon.

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