15 month check-up

Look at our little cheerleader! So, David dressed her this morning, and I did not see her until I picked her up from the baby-sitter's house. I just laughed and laughed. She was soooo proud of her little outfit! And...what outfit is complete without multiple, mismatched hairbows?! Ha!

Unfortunately I did change her before taking her to her 15 month doctor's visit. Oh well. :) It was a big day for NK. She had to switch to a new doctor since I recently took the new job. We needed a doctor at our clinic for insurance purposes...MUCH cheaper! But I really like the one we've chosen. She went to Union for her undergrad (honestly, that was a pretty big factor in my choice), and she is just so great with Norah Kate. However...NK had to get F O U R (yes, 4!) shots. I don't know what I was thinking, but when I added it up in my head I was thinking she was only getting 1 (MMR). But apparently she did not have 2 shots at her 1 year (because she was already getting 4 then), and so we had to make these up. Well, and then there is an updated Prevnar that she needed. Anyway...it was HORRIBLE...the worst shot experience yet. This poor nurse that was giving the shots was super slow (super SWEET, but SUPER slow)...and put each band-aid on in between each shot. And then NK kept trying to talk to us, saying "Ba Da Ba Ba Ba..." which sounded like she was trying to reason with us into not giving the next shot. THEN we she saw each shot she would shake her head "No" and try to talk even faster!!! Ugh...I just kept kissing her little face, but I really just had to close my eyes to keep from crying. I am just glad that is OVER.
So...here are her stats:

Weight: 21lb 12oz (25%)
Height: 30 inches (50%)
Head circumference: 43cm (50%)

Everything looked great and we will head back at 18 months!
...Now I'm going to go recover. :)


Chula's 5 year stats

Yes, this is a post about my dog. :) I always try to document Norah Kate's progress with her doctor's appointments, and thought I should do the same for Chula (don't worry, this is a one-time thing). Chula went for her first visit at a vet here in Jackson. We found him to be very nice and we are very pleased. So, here goes:

Weight: 89 lbs!!!!!!! She is one big mama! I found her summary sheet from her first ever vet visit when she was 2 months old and she then weighed 18.1 lbs. What a difference! We knew she was going to be big...but not that big! :) Funny thing is...it is all muscle (and substance); no extra fat!

Yearly Tests: all were negative, yeah! Way to go Frontline and Heartgard!

Vaccines: check! & we have a new Madison County rabies tag.

Allergies: Our vet said she looks good! Wow, I was SO THRILLED with this news! After multiple antihistamines, antibiotics, antifungals, 1 allergy testing (and opting out of a 2nd), 2 rounds of allergy shots and 2 hematoma (ear) repairs...maybe, just MAYBE, we might be on the right track! Now, don't get me wrong, she still licks her paws somewhat, but he said that for a dog with allergies she really looks great. She has none of the ear symptoms that she has had previously (for years), and he also said that most times if you get a dog with allergies to not lick AT ALL then you've probably gone too far. Oh what a relief!

So, here's to you, Chula!!! :) We love you and you are such a good pet to our family!


A few things that slipped my mind...

As I was looking through some pictures, I came across several of these and couldn't believe that I forgot to post about them!!!! So, here goes!!!

May 8, 2010 was a wonderful day. I got to meet up with 2 of my BEST friends and spend a nice evening in Memphis. J.J., Ashley and I have known each other since we were babies...our parents were friends even before we were born. We first attending preschool together at "Country Kids" and stuck together all through school and graduated in 2000 from Pocahontas High School! Talk about having someone that knows you better than you know yourself! I am sooooo thankful for these ladies, and I was so excited when Ashley called back in February to see if I was up for this little get-together. OF COURSE I WAS!!! With these girls I feel like I can completely be myself. They are sisters to me in the truest sense of the word, and I thank my God every time I remember them (Phil 1:3). So...we began our evening with a trip to Rendezvous.
Here are Ashley & J.J. at the resturant. (I should have had someone take a picture of the 3 of us...oh well)

AND THEN...It was on to the Norah Jones concert!!! As many of you know, NJ is my
F A V O R I T E !!! The concert was...Heavenly. :) It really was a great concert. She rearranged several of her songs, but she really put on a wonderful show. Ahhh, I could listen to her for hours and hours.

The next day was my 2nd Mothers' Day. Look at sweet Norah Kate...Love that face. :)
What a wonderful mothers' day gift!
Here is NK with my mom on Mothers' Day...so cute!!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the pictures that were almost forgotten! :) I'd like to say a big "Happy 15 month Birthday" to my sweet Norah Kate...tomorrow that is!


We are back after a few weeks of craziness! David is healing well from his surgery. He is working SO HARD at his rehab. I know that he has a lot to go, but he really has come a LONG way already. He is down to using 1 crutch, and we are thinking that they will probably tell him he can do without that one beginning tomorrow (???). Anyway, we have had such a busy time with him recovering and not able to drive, and then he was out of town for 5 days, so Norah Kate and I were on our own! Is has been pretty difficult, but things are beginning to look up! Norah Kate seems more and more like a little girl and less like a baby each day I think. She is walking pretty good now. Lately she has been obsessed with wanting as many bows in her hair as she can get. Here are a few pictures. (There are 2 bows in the back that can't be seen in the pictures) Each time I would put one in she would clap her hands and say "ooooohh!" She looks so proud, huh? :)

On Memorial Day we were excited to be able to see our friends, Lance & Catherine, and their little girl, Elaina. Norah Kate and Elaina are 5 months apart, and just now able to really play together. I think they had a pretty good time. Norah Kate was so excited to take advantage of Elaina's new swingset! She wasn't so sure about the toddler swing we first tried...as you can tell...
But she LOVED the baby swing! I don't think she felt very secure in the other swing. Oh well. Look at that sweet face!
Elaina is a PRO at this toddler swing. So cute!
Well, we are looking forward to a GREAT summer!!! Right now we are trying to find a pool around here to visit...often! :) Hope that search ends quickly!