Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dressers are heavy espically to a toddler

About a week ago Emmalynn was laying down for her rest and i was opening a package we had gotten in the mail. I was glad that she was quite and  had my lunch in the oven and the all of a sudden i hear a crash that sent me running to her room. My sweet little girl had managed to pull the dresser on her self. It took all the strength i had to get it up enough to get her out and a phone call to my brother to have him stand it back up. She had no injury's other then a black eye and a few other bruises from the stuff on the top of the dresser falling on her head. A few of her toys were under the dresser on the ground holding it about 4inches off the ground i know this was her saving grace and had she not made a mess before pulling the dresser on her self I am sure that she would have been hurt. We have since anchored the dresser to the wall and am only writing this now because I don't want any other mother to go through the fear I experienced because we didn't think about attaching the dresser to the wall. Empty Emmalynn dresser is 115lbs(empty and it was full) she is 30lbs so i know it could have hurt her badly.

Mother, Aunts, Grandmas, or anyone with a toddler in you life please urge parents to anchor heavy stuff to the wall. We used these .
helping anchor the dresser to the wall:)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Toddler Activitys this week

Pom Pom pushing: Small container with a hole big enough for pom poms to fit through with a little force. Emmalynn Loves this she will  play with it for 20-30 minutes at a time
Christmas movie with popcorn and hot coco

Coins in to Piggy Bank: This is just a cheap bank i got from Dollar tree i think with a bunch of change for her to put in it. She will also play with this for at least 20minutes
Christmas Count down with books: 24 wrapped books she gets one every day  up to Christmas
Visiting Santa

Watching a Movie on the i pad: She was finishing her movie that she had watched in the car on out drive that morning
Red Bead sensory bin: Small Plastic bin with red beads for playing it. Her facorite thing was to drop them like in the above pictue

Drawing on the Easel: Our easel is from ikea. She loves drawing at this thing and will stay at it for a while

This is not everything we did this last week. It would be way to much to post all the activity's we did.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not morning sickness

posted as my Facebook status today

"Princess Kate and Prince William are pregnant, congrats to them! Kate is also suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) which is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborn(s). As many news outlets, including The View, have
said it is "just morning sickness". Tell that to women like me that have been in the hospital more than a dozen times, had all kinds of IVs and PICC lines done, been on every medicine under the moon for nausea, and nothing works. Tell that the women who have suffered 1 or more miscarriages due to HG. Tell that to the spouses that are left behind because HG took both their baby and its mother. Tell that to the women who think they are crazy because not all doctors will even acknowledge it and tell them that it is in their head!!" - From an HG support group 

Clip from the view this morning. 

I am lucky to be sitting her and writting this today. I survived HG  and so did my perfect little girl she is now a healthy and happy 2 year old. I know that others are not as lucky and am thankful everyday that i was. HG is a very real and life threatening condition. The worst part is most doctor's are clueless about how to treat HG.

By calling Hyperemesis Gravidarum Morning sickness you are greatly underminding how heartbreaking it really is. Check you facts a great resource is