Monday, February 22, 2010

THe things!

OH what an adventerous weekend and Monday we have had!
Over the course of the weekend, all three kids ran a fever.
Me..I gave them cold med's(over the counter kind)
Kids..didn't get better =(
Monday..three doctor appointments to find out that:
Laeton Reid has upper respiratory infection +bronchitis.
Dylon has upper respiratory infection+ear infection
Houston has upper repiratory infection+soon to be ear infection(eardrum was retracted).
Me...spent 2 hours in Wal-mart waiting on prescriptions to be filled.
Kids...were happy to see me come home with med's and of course something for them:
Pajama's! We love pajama's

Mom's of heart kid's here is something I learned today. Umm..kinda embarressed BUT..Dylon can only have certain types of over the counter cold med.'s! Make sure you check with he/she's doc before giving them anything! UGh...Made me sick to my stomach, I hate doing stuff wrong!

On another note, My hubby who just got back from a week long school to get his A and P license! Congrats hubby!! A stands for airframe, not airplane like I posted on facebook for all of covington county to read, who now thinks my hubby is a pilot.Ha! P stands for power plant. He now calls our so adorable family Team Smith! It really seems to help with the competitive side of everyone! Did I mention I almost went crazy for that week he got his A and P license?? Well I almost did but a dear friend from Patrick AFB saved my and stayed with me for a few nights. Thank God for wonderful, loving friends!

I hope everyone has had a marvelous Monday!

Love y'all!

Shelli

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spreading awareness about CHD's and a link to a FREE GIVEAWAY!!


Last year I don't think I participated in spreading awareness for Congenital Heart Defects(CHD's) but this year I will do anything I can to help spread the awareness. So many kids go undiagnosed and never know they had a CHD until it is to late. Every 15 minutes a Child is born with a CHD and there are more than 35 types of CHD's to date.
After going through Dylon's journey, I realize just how crucial a rutine screening could be at birth. We didn't find out Dylon had a "special heart" until he was 3 yrs old. What if that would've been three years to long?? Thankfully he was able to have a great outcome due to awesome cardiologists, surgeon and nurses and a wonderful GOD! We report back to our heart hospital, Texas Children's Hospital every six months, we will return in March. The returns are always bittersweet.

During Dylon's journing I met some other mom's with children that have a CHD and meeting them and experiencing there journey's has helped us so much. One of the mom's is very dear to me, her daughter Bentley has a CHD and they are doing a giveaway to help with spreading the awareness, all you have to do is click HERE!! There are some awesome things to win and you'll be helping us spread the word about the affects of CHD's on families!




Love y'all,




Shelli

Friday, February 5, 2010

Congenital Heart Defect awarness week!!

This week will be (7-14) CHD awarness week, lets spread the word!!

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week By the Governor of the State of Alabama
A Proclamation January 20, 2010

WHEREAS, Congenital Heart Defects are the most frequently occurring birth defect and the leading cause of birth defect related deaths worldwide; and

WHEREAS, Over a million families across America are facing the challenges and hardships of raising children with Congenital Heart Defects; and

WHEREAS, every year, 40,000 babies are born in the United States with Congenital Heart Defects; and

WHEREAS, some Congenital Heart Defects are not diagnosed until months or years after birth; and

WHEREAS, undiagnosed Congenital Heart conditions cause many cases of sudden cardiac death in young athletes; and

WHEREAS, despite these statistics, newborns and young athletes are not routinely screened for Congenital Heart Defects; and

WHEREAS, A disproportionately small amount of funding is available for Congenital Heart Defect research and support; and

WHEREAS, Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week provides an opportunity for families whose lives have been affected to celebrate life and to remember loved ones lost, to honor dedicated health professionals, and to meet others and know they are not alone:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim February 7 through February 14, 2010, as
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 20th day of January 2010.
Governor Bob Riley

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Urban Dictionary

If any of you are on facebook then you know the "thing" to do this week is look up the deffinition of your name on urbandictionary.com. I have been feeling really guilty for not blogging in forever, so I figured this would a good way to blog and I don't really have to think to do it *L*. Sorry but it is so hard to blog when three kids are pulling me from ever angle. But just so you know we are all doing good, we had a horrible cold last week. Well atleast Matt, Laeton Reid and I did, but we are over it. So here are the deffinitions, they seem pretty on too!

Matthew- 1. sexy guy that liked the women and has a nice tooth brush
2. Of Hebrew origin, meaning "gift of God".

Shelli-The most amazing human being ever. So sweet and kind. There's no way anybody could hate her!

Dylon-The most amazing guy you will ever meet. When he says he loves you, it means that he would pretty much take a bullet for you without thinking twice. Nobody will truly ever understand what goes on in his mind, but you know its a beautiful thing.
Dylon is a mystery.

Houston-First word heard from the moon. The nation's fourth largest city and home to the Texas Medical Center (the world's largest) and NASA's Johnson Space Center

*we had no idea the importants that Houston,Tx would play in our lives when we named our son Houston...kind of ironic...Don't cha think??

Laeton- was undefined but Reid-1.A hot boy who gets all the ladies... yeah dawg.

I am really gonna try and start blogging some more! It has rained in Alabama atleast 3 times a week since winter started! I am ready for some spring time!
Love y'all!
Shelli