Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Girls

Just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about my girls.

Palmer is 15 months now and is just precious. She is walking everywhere, no more crawling for her. She is amazing and has the cutest personality. She is saying several words and using several signs. She can answer questions appropriately by shaking her head yes and no, it's amazing. I forget how much she can do, since she is so little. She loves to read books and play with puzzles. She is very independent and doesn't like anyone in her space. She will definitely let you know if she doesn't like what you're doing.

Emerson is 2 1/2 now and can I say ATTITUDE!!! She is fiesty, but lots of fun. She is definitely a girly girl. She love to dress up and put on makeup. She is our little actress and very dramatic. We have to really keep an eye on her, b/c she gets into everything. And smart as a whip. She amazes me everyday with what she knows. She is a great big sister and does good sharing. She likes to carry Palmer around. We're working on putting her down gently.

Both of my girls are so much fun. They both love animals and will touch any animal, wild or tame without fear. They are playing together better everyday. Here are a couple pictures of them. Emerson told me they wanted to play in her room by themselves. When it got a little too quiet, I opened the door to check on them and they were sitting there quietly each reading a book. It was so cute that I couldn't resist taking a picture. Lately I've been taking mainly pictures of all the messes they've been making, so this was great!







I can't leave out my little girl on the way. Sweet Hudson. I'm 26 weeks now and feeling her kick all the time. Emerson talks about her all the time. She always says that Hudson has to grow so she can get big, so Emerson can hold her. I've started working on Hudson's nursery. I'm sewing several things for it. I'll post pictures when I'm done, but it'll be a while. I can't wait until the first of March to see her sweet face and hold her for the first time. I'm so lucky to have three sweet little girls.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Palmer is Walking!!!!

Palmer has been walking now for a little over a week. She still crawls a lot, b/c it's faster but walks more and more every day. She can stand up from the floor by herself and is so proud of herself when she walks. She did not want to preform for the camera. She would walk really far when the camera was off, then only take a couple of steps with the camera on. Here are a couple of videos.

Palmer taking a few steps.

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Palmer standing up by herself and taking a few steps.

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Palmer standing up by herself and taking a few steps when she didn't know I was recording her, then my camera died, so I missed all of it.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!!!

Emerson dressed up as a horse and Palmer dressed up as a cowgirl. They had a blast last night! We went to our church with some friends. They had trunk or treat, games in the gym, and food. Emerson picked up very quickly that all she has to say is trick or treat she people hand her candy. She was so cute doing it. Palmer followed behind her in her stroller. Then we went to our friends house, The Wrights, and went trick or treating on their street. The big girls had lots of fun trick or treating and the little ones had fun riding in the wagon. The weather was great. We stayed at the Wrights and let the kids eat some candy and play for a while. We ended our long evening by going by our friends Liz and Clay's house to show off the girls in their coustumes. We had fun hanging out with them and the girls enjoyed playing. Here are some pictures from our fun and exciting evening.



Palmer as a cowgirl and Emerson as a horse.


My little cowgirl



The girls again.


Palmer, Emerson, and Julia
Davis as Goofy and Julia as Lady
Davis and Julia again


Palmer with her gun




Emerson at trunk or treat



Julia and Emerson getting more candy



My cowgirl hanging out



My girls


The clan - Davis, Julia, Emerson, and Palmer


The three muskateers - Emerson, Chloe, and Julia


Emerson and Julia fishing for ducks


Emerson digging for treats


Going trick or treating - Emerson, Chloe, Palmer, and Quinn


Palmer enjoyoing the ride

Emerson trick or treating


Chloe and Emerson trick or treating


A Day at the Nephrologists Office

We went to the neurologist yesterday. We went to Dr. Noel Delos Santos. I really liked him. However, I hate the UT system. It is horrible! We were there forever!!! I've heard from my old clients how horrible the system is and I lived it yesterday. Palmer had a rought time, b/c she was hungry and tired. Anyway, to the results.

Dr. Santos still thinks that she has Type 1 RTA. He does not believe it is hereditary. He thinks it's due to a Vitamin D deficiancy. So he has put Palmer on a multivitamin and continuing her bicarbinate supplement. The doctor seems to think this is something she could possibly out grow after being on the medicines for a while, it may not be lifelong for her, which was great news. The renal ultrasound showed that her kidneys are normal and there were no calcium deposits (which is the doctor was worried about). Her kidneys are in the 5th percentile for size, but that's normal for her since she is in the 3rd percentile. So, Palmer will take her medicines for the next two months and we go back to the Nephrologist then to see how they are effecting her. Hopefully, she will grow and start to catch up a little bit.

We had a nutritionist come talk to us at the doctor's office about what Palmer eats and if that could be a possibility as to why she is small. But if you know Palmer very well at all, you know that's not the problem. She can eat most people under the table, including me. The nutritionist was very surprised at how much and the variety of what Palmer eats.The other thing is that the doctor wants us to go to see a geneticist. Palmer's glucose is a little low and that combined with her being so small could add up to something. The doctor thinks it's not very likely, but wants to make sure. So now we have to start the process to get an appointment with a geneticist.

So bacially, more waiting. Wait to see if she grows over the next two months and if the supplements are helping her. And wait to see the geneticist, which I've heard can be a long wait. Through all of this, Palmer has been great! She is a very very happy and playful little girl. She has the funniest and cutest personality and makes me laugh everyday. I just love her so much. I'll keep you all posted on her progress.