Archive for May, 2008

Baby Noa is here!

so cuuuuute! only 6 pounds 10oz (I think) and so quiet and alert.

When I arrived she was bundled up under the warmer with just her wide eyes looking around. Nice work Aundi and Casey:)

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Our first niece is on the way!

Aundi is being induced today with pre-ecclampsia rearing its ugly head. Hopefully baby girl Noa will be just fine and labor is going well. I ran over to their house last night to get some final pregnancy photos.

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Simon meets his match

Simon has not been so gentle with pets but when my sister and her husband came over with their dogs last night, he finally met a dog he can jump on.

As the dogs lounged on the living room floor, Simon put on a devilish smile and worked his way closer and closer until he was bouncing on Torque like it was a pony ride at the carnival. Torque is such a laid back dude he didn’t care at all. I have to watch out for the wagging tails though. They can really whip and Simon is right at that level.

Thinking about it…

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Its go time! (sorry I didn’t get my flash on for this one)

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more baking

Keeping my babe updated of our *exciting* life here while he’s away. lol! We ran out of bread and I didn’t want to go to the store. way to work extra hard at laziness!

Tuscan rolls will do. I’ve made these before and they are fabulous for sandwiches, hamburgers or just by themselves. I don’t worry about making them smooth and perfect.

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Isaac wants to try and make some snail shapes.

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Two snails and a slug.

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The “snail” turned out interesting. At certain angles it was “NSFW” as they say. bwahahaha!

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final update…

My sister picked up the cats and Mama cat started eating and drinking immediately at her house. What is up with that? Thank goodness though!

And my little one I was diligently feeding and grooming around the clock was dead by morning. The other one, that I thought would die is still hanging in there…surviving on a second IV fluid dose I gave before they left. Crazy.

I did get to see the eyes almost open before the end of the day. She’s taking the cat and last baby back to the shelter.

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and why I need Jason home ASAP!

Please don’t call child services! I’ll have it all cleaned up tonight:) I promise!

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Just for my honey in Atlanta

See what fun you’re missing? I can’t roll out the pizza dough nearly as nice as Jason, so we each did our own. Dontcha love the wide open mouth of Simon sacked out in the corner, after the first frame?

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Isaac says, “I’m going to put 10 pineapples on my pizza!”

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And so he did…

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need to clarify…

I had a couple inquires about bottle feeding the kittens and, yes, I’ve been stepping in to do what I can… more than I probably should be doing.

My mom came over and helped me give both kittens and the mom a bit of iv fluids. It’s actually a big lump of fluid via needle pushed into the nape just under the skin. Not so easy to do on the mama cat and I won’t be trying that again!

I’ve been bottle feeding every two hours. One kitten is not having anything to do with it and turning into skin and bones and the other kitten is taking to the bottle well.

After a full 24 hours of this, I have realized this is just too much to take on. Jason is out of town and getting up every two hours at night was doable last night but not for long term.

I’ve called in the reserves! My sister is picking them up and taking over. Hopefully she can get the mama cat to eat, take the sickly kitten to be euthanized (if it doesn’t die today…it probably will) and see how long she can keep this other little one going.

Whew! I hate to call it quits but it’s not what I signed up for at all. I had no idea all my kittens would turn out this way:(

not looking so good…

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Isaac takes a feed and does surprisingly well!

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two kittens left not nursing anymore

waaah!

Is it bad to say I wish they would just die already? This is heartbreaking. The eye is just starting to open in the corner. I don’t think we’ll get to see them open all the way.

But hey! no deaths in two days! Let’s celebrate with some photos…

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Little photo session with my kids

Jason has a week long team meeting for work and wanted some new photos of the kids to share. So to the back yard we went…

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Jason says a Superman costume is no good without color, so I’ll slip one in. I’m on a b/w kick though.

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