Monday, May 24, 2010

Kid's Modern Farm Table

I found a new blog a couple months ago and I have been stalking the site ever since! It's called Knock-Off Wood. Ana White is a stay at home mommy blogger who designs plans to build furniture you can find in popular catalogs such as Pottery Barn, West Elm & Crate & Barrel. And she posts her plans for FREE!!!! I've been wanting to build the West Elm Modern Farm Table forever and I finally did it, only I modified the measurements from Ana's plan to make it kid-sized!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Long time...........

I haven't posted here in a very LONG time so I just thought I'd post a real quick update. We moved from FL to Mississippi two weeks ago. We're settling in just fine and love our new place. We've been blessed so much recently between selling our home and moving fairly smoothly. I hope to post more frequently or at least once a month for the 1 or 2 friends who actually check here! ;) Keaton and Autumn are doing great but ask for their old friends a lot. I miss ALL my girls back in Navarre, I had such a great circle of friends, old and new. There's an oil spill that may affect our local economy currently and my personal interests of eating seafood! Anyways, gotta go live life, hope to hear what everyone else is up to. I've got big news to share soon. And no, I'm NOT pregnant.

Take care, April & The Tottles

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Almost touching the curve...

PLEASE NOTE: This all happened 2 years ago, I'm simply copying it to my blog since I didn't have a blog back then.

Originally written April 17, 2008

Autumn is going to be 6 months old on April 21st and she weighs 11 lbs, 7 oz as of today. Her dot is almost touching the 5th percentile curve on the growth chart for her adjusted age which is 3 1/2 months. The cold she had last month turned into pneumonia but it wasn't so bad, lasted less than a week and she got better quickly with amoxicillin. She's doing really well, she has fat rolls on her inner thighs and pudgy little arms. She still has a huge umbilical hernia but that will need to be fixed surgically when she's older. Older? Not sure when the Dr's mean when they say older but I'm not too concerned about it right now. It doesn't hurt her or make anything complicated so it's just an eyesore for now, =P Lol. I think my 18 mo old son thinks Autumn also has a penis, but on her belly.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Much overdue update

PLEASE NOTE: This all happened 2 years ago, I'm simply copying it to my blog since I didn't have a blog back then.

Originally written March 4, 2008

So it's been a while since I updated here. Since Autumn came home I haven't been on the internet more than few minutes at a time to just check email, or look at recipes or read up on some questions I had about babies or something. Anyway, Autumn is doing really well. She is 9 lbs now and just had her first cold last week. She did pretty well, the Dr prescribed an inhaler for her of Albuterol, it seemed to help her breathe better while she was fighting her cold. In January, I found she had an ovarian hernia and she had to have surgery to repair it, turns out it was on both sides so they fixed both. Her and I stayed at the hospital overnight and she was still taking bottles and breast until that night, we just went all breast and she's been exclusively breastfeeding ever since. NO MORE BOTTLES! It's so nice, pumping was getting really old. So many people are amazed when they find out how much of a preemie she was (2lb 11oz, 29-weeker) and that she is now breastfeeding. I'm really proud of her because some Dr's said she wouldn't be able to. I have a friend who got her 25 weeker to nurse exclusively so that is what kept my determination going. Autumn's pediatrician was also very encouraging with the breastfeeding. She wears 0-3 months right now. She still spits up all the time but gains weight steadily. In the last 2 weeks she's started cooing and smiling, it's so adorable. She gets Synagis shots once a month for RSV. What else? What else? Not much else to say about her, she's such a little blessing and we thank the Lord she has no serious problems.