Friday, February 27, 2009

Where did my baby go?????

I have been a very bad blogger lately. So much has happened and time has slipped by. Last weekend Riley and I took a road trip to Billings, MT to take my niece and her friend to visit the college that Justin and I attended. While we were there Riley and I stayed with some our wonderful friends Brian and Christine and their 4 kids. Christine and I had a great visit and Riley had so much fun having all those kids to play with.

Brian's little sister Lyndsey is a cosmetologist and since Riley was in need of his first haircut we thought it would be fun to have her cut Riley's hair. When I think back to when I first met Lyndsey she was about 10 or so and Brian and Christine were getting married. Now she is an adult with a career and I feel old when I think about it. Not only has Lyndsey become a grown up she has become a wonderful one. She is truly a beautiful person inside and out. I can't quite describe it but she just oozes fun and love. She not only found what she wanted to do for a living but she is wonderful at it. I just wish I lived closer so she could fix my do. She did a great job with Riley. I wasn't quite sure what she would be able to do with his strange baby fine hair that grew in funny lengths. Two bags of fruit snacks and a lollipop did the trick and Riley sat semi still and ta da - my baby is gone and I have a toddler.

Fun with Friends!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Not totally crazy in the head!

I'm guessing that those of you who know me in real life might debate that statement but my Dr did confirm that I'm not totally nuts. On the flip side I am totally hormonally unbalanced. I think I was relieved to get the test results back.

Evidently I am ridiculously low on vitamin D. There isn't enough sun in the world to get me up to "normal" so I have started a RX strength Vitamin that I'll take for 3 months and then hopefully I'll be able to just use a over the counter supplement. I have also started taking Seasonix birth control pills and hopefully they will even out the hormone issues. I'm investigating a endometrial ablation. From what I understand it has had a lot of success and about 60% of women don't have a period after the procedure. Lot of women use it as a way to deal with crazy cycles with out hormone pills or hysterectomy. I think it is all worth considering at this point.

I'm not really sure what the exact fix was but I'm starting to feel better. At least I haven't bitten any one's head off in well over a week. I did throw a quick vacation (long weekend) in the middle so I'm guessing that helped to.

Ah better days are on the way :-)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another week at the Kibbe house........

Well we survived yet another week. It didn't go exactly as planned but when does it. Riley ended up sick and what we thought was a simple cold turned into RSV. That was a new germ for our house. After he was feeling a bit better I caught a few pictures while he was enjoying his favorite... a peanut butter sandwich. Usually he just inhales it but today he just played with it.

My niece Cheyenne stayed with us on Friday. She was trying to get some homework done and Rex climbed up next to her to work on his coloring. It was very cute to watch. Both the boys love their cousin Chey Chey.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random Thoughts for a Tuesday

Well I've been getting a lot of grief for not blogging lately so I thought I would take a stab at it tonight. I unfortunately don't have new pictures to share because I've been too busy, tired or lazy to take them.

To be completely honest I haven't been blogging much because I haven't had much nice to say. I think that I'm possibly a couple steps away from the padded room and the men with white coats.

I have had issues with depression in the past but nothing quite like this. I have changed pills, added pills, ranted and raved, slept, prayed and gone to church and cried. Seriously nothing gets rid of this icky feeling and the roller coaster of emotions that seem to jump from tears to rage in about 3 seconds flat. A friend of mine keeps encouraging me to see a professional to get my head sh rinked and the thought of adding one more appointment or medical bill to my life makes me ill.

My doctor ordered blood work to look at all of my hormones. It will be interesting to see if this is something caused by wacky hormone levels. I know that it is possible to have wacky hormones but seriously I'm only 32. Don't you need to be old or going through menopause to have hormone issues.

I knew I was bad when Justin nicely tells me that he has recorded Oprah for me. She had a whole show on hormone replacement therapy.

By blogging buddy Elasta Mom shared the quote below a while back.

We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate...Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.

—Christopher Reeve

I feel a bit like I have taken a time out from the game. I know the plays and want to be on the court with my team but feel like I'm just going through the motions.

I came across this picture of Rex feeding Riley. I love how he looks so proud of himself, and Rex looks so little to me too. Rex is such a good big brother and loves Riley so much.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Manic Monday

Manic Monday....just for fun.... I haven't blogged for a while so I thought I'd do this fun little survey that Elasta Mom shared.

See if you can do this...either in your comment or on your blog!! It's fun for a MANIC MONDAY! It is called ONE WORD so you can only use one word to answer. It's harder than it sounds!!

1. Where is your cell phone? floor
2.Your significant other? hairy
3. Your Mom? amazing
4. Your hair? shaggy
5. Your father? farmer
6. Your favorite thing? quiet
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? latte
9. Your dream/goal? money
10. What room you are in? living
11. Your hobby? blogging
12. Your fear? unknown
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? content
14. Where were you last night? bed
16. Muffins? chocolate
17. Wish list item? remodel
18. Where you grew up? Reardan
19. Last thing you did? MarioDS
20. What are you wearing? pjs
21. Your TV? on
22. Your pets? fish
23. Friends? amazing
24. Your life? crazy
25. Your mood? unbalanced
26. Missing someone? Christine
27. Car? minivan
28. Something you're not wearing? makeup
29. Your favorite store? TJMAXX
30. Your favorite color? red
33. When is the last time you laughed? tonight
34. Last time you cried? Thursday
35. Who will resend this? unknown
36. One place that I go to over and over? work
37. One person who emails me regularly? mom
38. Favorite place to eat? Clinkerdagers
39. Why you participated in this survey? silly
40. What are you doing tonight? relaxing