Monday, October 20, 2008

"Mama, are you alright?"

The other night we were laying in bed and Tehya decided she wanted to get up and play. We co-sleep so I'm laying with her in darkness. I shut everything off and closed my eyes, didn't move and pretended I was sleeping so Tehya would go back to sleep. (BTW she didn't go back to sleep until 3 hours later of tossing and turning and talking in the dark!) Anyway, I layed still with my eyes closed and Tehya starts getting concerned. She says "mama...mama...mama..", then she gets all sweet, grabs my cheek and asks "mama, are you alright?" and plants a big one on my cheek. It was so cute that I had to laugh out loud.

Wait until you are like 25 seconds in and she says it again tonight. I was laying on the floor being quiet. I don't know why, it just really cracks me up when she says it, but its sweet.

I "fell" on the floor. Well, Tehya pushed me, lol.

This has nothing to do with the other videos but here Tehya is LICKING an apple. Her newest thing is licking things, lol. She tries to act like my mom's dogs at times. Eating off the floor, rolling on the floor, etc.

Other stuff from earlier today. Playing with the neighbor's girl who's 2 months older. Tehya's in yellow.

I have a past video with the balance beam, but here's another.

Fall: This year vs: Last year

Last Year

This Year

Last Year

This Year (I couldn't get her reenact last year, she wouldn't stay put, lol)

Last Year

This Year
Last Year

This Year

Notice this years quality photo's are worse than last years camera...hmm. I REALLY need to learn manual!

Her grandpa has a little pumpkin and was standing on the porch with it, she wanted him to throw it to her, lol.

Unsure of the leaves..

Last Years, I love how she's chewing it.

Jumping in the leaves mini video.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sick Girl

I don't have much to blog about really. Tehya's got a little cold and this is the first time she's ever gotten sick in her life. Probably because I bragged too much that she was never sick? Who knows. We've all been sick. I've had migraines with upset stomach, middle of the night heartburn. Tehya's dad had aches and pains and headaches. Tehya, she has a cold but didn't get it from us, we had something else. Her poor nose, it's running like faucet. She's getting fed up with me wiping it, must be getting sore. It's 12:45AM, Tehya's still up, trying to get her down, I'm wide awake, her dad's at work. I offered her some tea to drink because awhile back when I was fighting a cold, tea worked miracles, but she wont drink tea. Anyways. I just gave her a shower to wash the sickies away and to maybe wind her down for bedtime, here's a few shots. She loves showers, she much prefers them over a bath. Works great for me, they are so much easier, and faster if I'm in a hurry.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Today we took a a little nature walk.

She wanted to go THAT way.

On her Grammy's shoulders, trying to eat leaves.

Couple random shots from later today.


Yesterday we watched a performance by Two. Jason and Matthew Tardy.

Their shows are described as, "Born to be rock stars but destined for juggling, Jason and Matthew Tardy have created a high energy performance that captivates audiences across the planet! This fresh, funny and innovative show features everything from high-tech juggling and fire eating to physical comedy and full body contortion! All of this choreographed to, up-beat, original music!"

Well I didn't have my camera the first half but I did get it during intermission. My camera (or picture taking) is terrible, the quality is horrible.


Attempted snapshot

Mini Video

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Word List 20-21 Months

All the words she learned between 20 and 21 months. For complete lists, see older posts.


There's probably more I'm forgetting, I'll have to come back and edit as I remember. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Collector

So Tehya loves collecting. We grab a bucket and go outside to get leaves, rocks, sticks, etc. Whatever is we collect though she sticks to that one thing, she won't collect two diferent objects, they have to be all the same. Also they have to be "perfect". She wont pick up a dirty or ripped one. This hunt was for acorns. She refused to pick up squished or broken ones, lol.

Before the hunt began..
It begins.

Tree Hugger.
Stump Climber.

Stretching way out for that acorn.
The collection.
Done. Going inside now.
Video capture of the acorn hunt.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tehya's Dental Procedure



Well we are back. Thank God, been a long day. Her appointment was at 7:30, but we had to be there to check in no later than 6:30, so we left home at 5 in the morning.

That medical building was something else. So the waiting area was huge. Had it's cafeteria and lunchroom. They had computers hooked up to the Internet, a couple hooked up to game consoles. The had a quiet room with a weird wall of running water for people who wanted to sit in quiet and/or read. They gave us a beeper type thing when we walked in, it made a noise and vibrated whenever they were ready for us and again when we could go back to see Tehya. The had TV's, large fish tanks in the walls, a nice play area. Very roomy. Oh and a really cool thing they had was these TV's placed throughout the room the kept track of the patients progress, so we could look at this screen and actually know where Tehya was and what her progress was.

We get called in, Tehya is in hysterics already. I expected this from her cause it happens every well check-up. She wanted to nurse REAL bad but I couldn't let her, she was fasting.
They had cable in the rooms, lol, so I turned on one to a cartoon and she fine for awhile watching that. Then seems she was scared, clingy and nervous they decided to give her a drug that made her relaxed and "loopy" so that when they they did the gas to put her to sleep it wouldn't be as bad.

The drug they gave her to calm her made her silly. She giggled and cheered up real quick. To me that was different because I'm used to tears and screams at the doctors from her.

Only one of could go back with her when they put her to sleep, so I decided I was the one to go. I just couldn't not go, I knew that would be worse for me. At this point she was like a newborn. She was like dead weight in my arms, I had to support her head and all. She was awake but slowly fading off to la la land. She was still smiley though. I walked down like 4 long halls, Tehya was probably wondering who I was because I had a gown and cap on.

We get to the OR and I reluctantly lay her on the bed. I figured she'd cry and never thought in a million years she would stay there without crying but she happily layed there, smiling still. She had her buddy bear with her and she kept putting the mask on buddy bears face and smiling about it. It was cute. Then it was time to put the mask on her so she could go to sleep. She saw it coming or something because she started screaming...even though she willingly put it on herself earlier. She didn't scream long though, she settled down immediately, and I talked to her and kissed her on the cheek the lasts seconds she was awake. They said she actually did really well because most put up a fight longer.

Phew I THOUGHT the hard part was over. I drove myself crazy in the waiting area, finally about 2 hours later (they said it'd only be 1 hour) the dentists comes out (I couldn't help but smile seeing him, I was so relieved) and talks to us and tells a few more minutes and we can go see her. So again we had to wait. Not long this time. 5-10 minutes. Keep in mind, this is longest I've been away from my child since she was born!!

Walking the halls I hear a screaming and inconsolable cry coming from my baby's room. My first thought was 'Oh God, how long has she been crying before they came and got me?', I'm sure longer than I want to know. They actually wait until they settle down a bit before they get the parents (so I've been told). I'm still sad about that. I saw the nurse holding her like a newborn. That was an odd site. stranger cradling my child. I'm not sure I liked that feeling. She had an IV in her foot, blood pressure band on her arm, and a heart rate monitor on her toe. Oh, she ended having 3 fixed and one pulled. The 3 fixed ones are not the best shape, we'll hope they hold up!

I took her and sat with her. She was better but still very upset. The nurse wanted to give her a bottle and I said no she is still nursed, she's never had a bottle before. So I nursed her, it settled her for a minute but she extremely upset again. She'd fall asleep, wake up crying, fall asleep, wake up crying. She did this most of the day.

Eventually we made it out of there. She wasn't happy getting into her car seat. She just wanted to nurse nurse nurse. I would have let her but we HAD to get home. That's a long ride, so I only let her nurse for 15-20 minutes or so in the car.

We stopped at the mall on the way home to get food for us, ice cream for Tehya, drinks and a present for her for doing a good job. She refused water, she refused the ice cream (that NEVER happens), she wanted nothing. She still cried, slept, cried, slept. She was white as a ghost and her lips were blue and then white. We bought her a cute pirate tent and left for home.

She did the cry sleep thing all the way home. Still was pale. Then she vomited 3x in a row on herself. First time in her life that she vomited. Sadly, I did my best to clean it up, but we were still 30 minutes from home so she had to stay like that. (I was riding in back with her, as always) I wasn't about to take her out, we all just wanted to get home and if I took her out, she would not have got back in. Plus she wasn't crying so I didn't want to change the situation.

Finally. We are HOME. Home sweet home. She was still "not right" for a bit, but now she is better. She ate a yogurt pop, a juice box (which I never give her), and a bowl of rice. She showered and just fell asleep at 7pm. I hope she's to bed not napping. I don't need her falling off schedule...again.