Friday, January 28, 2011

Mommy to a genius!!!

Ok, I do feel very proud of Kiwi, and I have bragged a little on here about her above average vocal, speech and language abilities. I knew from her 12 month check up appt that she was at least 6 months ahead. However, I figured that she was smart, nothing more than smart. Especially when she walked later than most (14 months.) Well, today I learned that my kid is way more than just smart!!!

I took Kiwi in today for her 18 month check up. After waiting 30 minutes (during which Kiwi sang her ABCs all the way through several times, counted to 10 several times and told me what at least 20 animals say) the doctor finally comes in. "Hi. Is she laughing, smiling, babbling?" I said "yes,yes and actually, she talks." The doctor politely smiled and said ok. She look Kiwi over and said she looked great. She is still very petite, but doc isn't worried about it. GREAT!! I'm holding Kiwi in my arms and she says "I want down." So, I put her down onto the examination table (she likes to dance on the crinkle paper) not thinking anything of it. She talks way more than that and even sings whole entire songs. However, the doc stopped what she was saying and looked at me. "Did she just say "I want down?!" This is how the rest of the visit went:

Me: Yes. I told you, she talks.
Doc: She's a genius!!
Kiwi: (W/o being prompted) "Thank you Dr. Hurwitz (not an easy name to say, and she didn't butcher it even.)
Doc (jaw dropping open) This is like Twilight Zone stuff! No one at this age, or....(she trails off)....She's really a genius!!!
Me: (Blushing) Thank you.
Doc (cutting me off) No, you don't understand....she's a genius!! She must have an IQ of 160!!
Kiwi: (at this point is looking at a piece of paper with all her info on it, weight, etc.) A, B, C....
Doc: Genius!! You just don't get it!!! Here is what I want you to do.......(insert boring doc talk about what I should buy for her, blocks of different sizes, piano with colored keys so she can match the note to the color....blah blah.....) Look I literally have goose bumps (which she showed me, and she did.)
Doc: (walking out the door) She is a genius!!! I'm telling you, an IQ of between 140 and 160!!!

Well, what does all this mean for Kiwi? I don't want all this pressure on her. I just want her to be a kid and have fun. But goodness, it does feel good that I made a genius!! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

I got an award!!!!

Wow, an award!!! My very first award. Although I don't feel very stylish, especially as I have really no clue what I am doing with this blog thing......I am still very thankful to have gotten this award. A huge thank you to Michelle

Here are the rules for the acceptance of the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 other bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

So, now then, 7 things about me:

1.) I am a huge Coldstone junkie. Actually, more of a Mud Pie Mojo-alholic. We seriously go to Coldstone at least once a week. We know the workers by name. Kiwi even knows their names and thanks them for her ice cream. (Of coarse she shares with us, we don't give her her own cup or anything. LOL.)

2.) I had braces for 4 1/2 years and my teeth still aren't straight. Around the time of my 16th bday I said enough was enough and they were removed. Prior to braces, I had retainers my whole life (all through elementary school) and RB bands (which were braces, but a different name. They were only on my 4 top, front teeth.) My two to, front teeth came in all jacked up. LOL. The right one was completely sideways, and the left came in on the roof of my mouth. I had this very painful retainer with a metal scrapper thing that pushed the tooth to where it was supposed to be. Three times (once while I had braces) I had to have a retainer on top that used a key to turn it, making my mouth bigger. Basically my mouth was too small for all my teeth. (Even with having 4 teeth removed prior to getting braces.) It was awful for me and I'm sure a ton of money for my parents. I hope Kiwi (and any other kid/s we have) don't have my teeth issues.

3.) I'll admit it, I like the Bachelor/ette. I've watched every season but 3 maybe. (I didn't watch the London one all the way through, nor the one with the Prince, and I really didn't like Deanna from Brad's first season, so I didn't watch her season.) I guess I love the fairytale part of it. Plus, the drama and cat fights are always entertaining. :)

4.) I also love the Amazing Race! I literally watch it and think that it is me racing to win. I think of how I'd do at the challenge. Whether I would do the task, or if G would do it. OR, if it was family Amazing Race would be Dad do a task, or my mom. Would be better to race with? My brother does have the world traveling experience and is great with languages. The funniest thing though, is that I know G is sitting next to me doing the same thing (in his head) that I am. LOL.

5.) I hate cherries!! As you can tell from #1, I love ice cream. When Coldstone is not available (or when G has has enough of that,) we do go to Baskin Robbins. I recall one time that we ordered it to go, were driving home while I eagerly ate my treat....and wham, the gross taste of a cherry ruined the yumminess. LOL. I literally screamed for G to pull over. He must've thought I was crazy, or hurt or something. However, he pulled over on the side of the road (a less traveled street thank goodness) and I opened my door and spit the entire mouthful out. He was very pissed that I yelled for him to pull over for that....then he teased me forever about it. LOL

6.) I was a girl scout. I love the whole system of scouting and can't wait for Kiwi to be one. I was a scout from Daisy (Kindergarten) to Cadette (Jr. High.) My family moved when I was in 7th grade and the troops by us (as was told to my mom) were very cliquish and didn't fare well with new people. So, I didn't continue through high school. However, my Mom was a leader for over 20 years (from when I was in Kindergarten until well past when my little sister graduated high school.) She was always my leader (or co-leader) and my sister's. She made scouting amazing!! i really want her to be a co-leader with me for Kiwi. Along the scouting lines, I am proud to say that (with my Mom pushing her) my sister got her Gold Award (equal to a Boy Scout's eagle award.) Plus, my dad and all but 1 of his brothers all got their Eagle....and G is an eagle scout as well!!!

7.) I listen to and love country music. MY very first boyfriend got me hooked on it in Jr. High. I've listened to it since. Even while being teased by my entire family and all of my friends.(Who know seem to listen to at least some country.) :)There is s country western bar/club near where I love. I used to go every weekend, until about 3 years ago when I moved out of the area...and now that I am back, I've only gone once (while my parents sat Kiwi.) I love to line dance and was pretty darn good at it. If you haven't tried it, do it!!! It is great fun and great exercise.

Drumroll please...... ok, I am passing the award on to:

Breen at Champman Journey to a baby
Katie at From ivf to when
Shelly at I love you this much
I'm just a girl at I'm just being honest
Carli It's only life
Marilynat Trying to Conceive
Aly at The Infertility Overachievers
Rebecca at The Road Less Traveled
Both Jens at 3 babies, 2 Jens, 1 cause...embryo adoption!
Shona at A pgd blog
Krystal at Buzz off Infertility
Ms. Pollywog at Funny Little Pollywogs
Jenn at Got love, Been Married,now where the hell's the baby carriage
Gurlee at Infertility Musings
Kate at McMiracle

Oh, this was fun!!! Thanks again Michelle!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


We had such a great time at Disneyland last weekend!!! My parents went with us, and we all had a blast.

Kiwi's favorite rides were Dumbo and It's a small world. However, she loved them all. She still sings the Tiki Room song. :)Other than the rides, her favorite part of the day was the fireworks!!! The show was amazing! She sat on G's shoulders and was pounding his head scream "fireworks Daddy" the whole time! It was amazing to see (and hear.)

We were all very tired after that long day. But it was so worth having a fussy (nap time was overlooked) toddler. The memories and pictures are amazing. (I removed my Mom's face from the pic for her privacy.)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Appt. set!!!!!!

I am so excited! I just got off the phone with our RE. I made an appt to start the ivf. They called it a follow up appt. I thought that sounded strange, as it has been over 2 years since we did our fet. I am nervous and excited at the same time. Giddy!! I can't wait until Feb. 16th!!!

G got transferred to another base today (one that is 80 miles from our home!) So, he won't be able to go to many (if any, other than the one he needs to go to to contribute his part) of the appts. That totally sucks!! It'll take him (estimated)2 hours to get home everyday. However, my parents (the best parents ever) will be going with me to this appt. They have also agreed to go with me to any other ones I need/want them to go to.

I keep thinking that a year from now (or shortly after)I will have my family complete. I will have a little boy. Kiwi will have a baby brother!!!

Have a good weekend everyone! G works tomorrow. But Sunday is fun day!! Disneyland!!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

nothing new

Nothing new happening here. We went away for the weekend to our local mountains again. My parents have a cabin (really a 3 bedroom log type house.) It was nice a snowy there. We took Kiwi sledding for the first time. She loved it!!! It was such a nice relaxing weekend. Fire glowing in the fireplace, warm soup for lunches, rented movies, games to be played. My parents even watched Kiwi for us Saturday night so G and I could get a date in. We went and saw Little Fockers. It was funny, not as good nor funny as the first 2, but we enjoyed it. What a great weekend it was.

This week is going to be a fun and busy one. Weds. I am taking Kiwi to an indoor play pace. It is all set up for little ones. It has a grocery store, restaurant, farm, fire station, etc., that kids run. She loved it when we went a few months ago. This time, she'll enjoy it even more bc our friends will be there, as well as Curious George. We are going with my Mom's group. I've invited my parents to join us as well, since it is close to their home. Then that evening, my parents, G, Kiwi and I are meeting for dinner with one of my childhood friends. He actually was my neighbor growing up. He lives in NY, and is visiting his parents. We're all fb friends, and my mom set up the dinner. I can't wait to see him. It has been ages since I've seen him. THEN, Sunday is Disneyland!!!!!!! I'm so excited for that!! I'm such a kid when it comes to Disneyland. It is so magically for me. I can't wait to see Kiwi's face when she meets Mickey and Winnie the Pooh. Oh she'll have a blast!

Being a SAHM, I find things to do to entertain myself and Kiwi. I hate being couped up inside all day. So, I found an indoor play place close by. I started taking Kiwi once or twice a week. Then, we both made friends. Now I take her daily. We have formed a very good relationship with the owner and her son (who works there) as well as a dear friend and her daughter (who is 3 months older than Kiwi.) We have only been 1 since the 19th. Bc Kiwi was sick, and the place was closed the entire week after Xmas. Plus, our friend was away for the holidays (today was her first day back.) It was so great to go today and see our friends. It was amazing to see my friend pick up Kiwi and kiss her and hug her so tight, just like she was her own. We missed them. She has become one of my closest friends.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011!!!

Happy New Year everyone!! 2011 is here! I hope that this year sends everyone home with a baby (or gets everyone pregnant with a baby/ies.)

Boy, the week between Christmas and New Years fly by!!! I mean I knew the dates the entire time, but, it seemed like it was only a few days, not a whole week. I finally dawned on me last night, not bc it was the 2nd, but bc G happily exclaimed that Friday was pay day. I gave him a strange look and said, "yeah, last Friday, Christmas Eve, a few days ago." He looked at me like I was stupid and informed me that it was the 2nd.....yes, I know....he gets paid every two weeks, do the math. DUH!!!!!

We spent our days pretty busy. Returning gifts, buying things we got money for, going out to dinner. G went back to work on Monday after Christmas. He didn't have any vacation days, and we need the money. Then Tues and Weds Kiwi and I went to Vegas to visit my Grandma and Great Grandma. The big factors were that Kiwi was sick. She's had a cold since the 19th. (The cold was confirmed at her follow up appt on the 22nd. The follow up was to follow up from an appt 2 weeks before where fluid was found in her ears. The fluid was found at her follow up appt to the appt the day before Thanksgiving. The one where the nurse practitioner (NP) said she had an ear infection and a mild case of whopping cough. WHOPPING COUGH!? She's had all her shots! That dx sent G and I running to urgent care to make sure we didn't have it. Since we both had colds, and it was the day before Thanksgiving and we'd be seeing my family, didn't want to get anyone deathly sick. The PA at urgent care assured us that we didn't have it, and neither did Kiwi. Pissed me off that NP didn't give Kiwi a swab to check....but anyway!!!) The day we left for Vegas, Kiwi woke up throwing up mucus. Great!! I called the doc's office and asked if there was something she could take to help dry up the mucus. Nope. Humidifier and take her in the bathroom and run the shower was their answer. (The latter made her vomit everything she had eaten that day. Poor thing.) Finally took her in on Thursday to find out that the cold had turned into a sinus infection. She is still sick, vomited last night, and has had major blow out diapers (every time) since Saturday!!! Doc has today changed her meds. Hoping that she gets better soon!!!

We had a very quite New Year's Eve. Just the 3 of us at home. Kiwi went to bed at 9, and G watched movies and I read until midnight when the 2 of us counted down and started the year with a kiss. Then I went off to bed.

The 1st day of 2011 found me in bed, vomiting!!! Joy!! I spent all day in bed. I still have a cold, which I felt coming on since Thursday. I just want all this sickness to leave our house for good!!!!

I hope everyone else had a good NYE. We'll be taking Kiwi to Disneyland for the first time on the 16th!! I can't wait!!! She loves Mickey and Pooh Bear, so I know she'll have a blast.