The Terrible Twos Are Real!

Our two older daughters never prepared us for the “terrible twos” since both girls were quietly playing with their dolls, coloring, drawing, watching cartoons and doing typical girly activities with minimal mess. Our six year old still loves to clean, whether it’s her mess or not. Lets just say, we were spoiled! We were in denial! The Terrible Twos Are Real and they’re here to stay! This is Vincent’s show and we’re just in the audience.

The other day he taught himself how to drink out of the faucet in the bathroom sink and was loving every second of it. We watched him in awe as he drank the water, smiled and laughed, getting all excited with each time. We took a few photos, as we do every time he learns something new. My husband went to the front door to grab the mail and I turned my back for not even a minute to order dinner and when I walked back Two toddler children with toothbrush standing by the toilet in the bathroom at home.into the bathroom, Vincent was standing INSIDE the toilet! Yes, that’s right! Inside! And he had the biggest smile on his face when he saw me, as if to say “look what I can do mommy”. I finished placing my order, made sure to take a photo to show his future wife one day, scooped him out of the toilet and brought him up to the bath. This is truly a typical day in our home. Sure the toilet incident was so far a one-time deal but Vincent getting into a mess that results in a bath is truly a common occurrence and expected. He especially loves to do mischievous things in front of his father just to see what theatrics daddy will perform.

He loves to climb, jump, throw, run, laugh, play, smile, and hug… he’s loud, makes a mess and loves to explore. To some people this might seem overwhelming but not to me, I’m loving every moment with him. Every new milestone is celebrated, every moment is absorbed and etched into my brain. Vincent is learning at his own pace and his journey has shown me that life is not a race but a stroll so stop and smell the roses.

And that’s exactly what I’m doing!

 

The Start To Healthier Days

Vincent is an energetic, fearless little boy who’s into everything and anything, so when he catches a cold and is out for the count for a few days, our hearts break. The past year he has been getting sick more often and taking longer to get better. I noticed one day during a typical meltdown that his tonsils are extremely enlarged and as time goes on, even with medicine his tonsil never shrink. They’re always enlarged, two huge round fleshy balls just back there, taking up what little space was available. Vincent snores loudly, worse than a grown man and is a mouth breather which results in many shirt changes throughout the day. Did I mention he’s a poor-eater???

So I made an appointment with the same ENT who removed our middle daughter’s tonsils and adenoids the year before. She also had the same issues of being sick often and snoring, so the surgery helped improve her health, eating habits and sleep routine. The appointment was last week with Dr. Boruk and after just one look, she knew he needed to have his removed as well. Her staff made me an appointment for a sleep study at Methodist Hospital.

Methodist Hospital has an amazing sleep center and they’re great with patient care but I’m extremely worried to have the test done since Vincent has sensory issues and will not like the wires all over his body and head. I know he needs this test to move forward for surgery since it will determine if he needs to be in the ICU for recovery or in a regular room during his overnight stay, so we’ll brave it. We’re in for an interesting night.

To be continued….

Why I Tried The Nemechek Protocol

Supplements taken: 1 tsp of California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil (First Cold Press) plus I cook with it, 6 pills of Now DHA-500 and 1 tsp twice a day of NOW Foods Inulin Prebiotic

About a month ago, I was feeling like my head was in a fog, extremely sluggish by mid-day and found it hard to focus at times. There were days I would forget someone’s name even though I’ve known them for the past six years. Some would say it’s from lack of sleep since I usually sleep 4-6 hours a day, others have told me it could be from my busy schedule.  Either way I felt I needed to do something about it and fast! So after joining the Facebook support group for The Nemechek Protocol and reading how many parents are taking the protocol along with their child, so I decided to give it a shot.

Well, here I am a month later and I feel great! I have an abundance of energy throughout the day and sleep soundly at night. I still feel as if I’m in a fog once in a while but it’s nothing like what I was dealing with a month ago. Juggling my busy work schedule, my children’s extra curricular activities and social outtings, Vincent’s therapy and doctor appointments as well as helping run my husband’s business …. let’s not forget laundry, cleaning, cooking and now blogging (deep breath) so needless to say I welcome the energy boost and can’t wait to see where this protocol brings me in another month.

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It’s All About The Flowers…

February 14, 2018 –  If you’re looking for high quality gorgeous arrangements then these two florists are worth calling.

We ordered flowers from Shannon Florist for a cemetery basket. I’m always blown away by their arrangements. High quality but easy on the pockets. They did exactly what I asked for regarding the color scheme, not too much greenery, including the specific flowers I wanted.

My husband ordered my flowers from Floral Fantasy for Valentine’s Day. They were absolutely gorgeous! I’ve used them for numerous parties, holidays and funeral arrangements. They always go above and beyond… Never disappointed!