Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Duty Calls...& I don't like it

Wow folks! Its seriously been forever since I have posted anything. Reason being how could I have time to post when I barely have time to pee. TMI I know but hey thats how I roll these days. Actually that is how Ive always rolled that way and only recently toned it down due to the influence of a very modest man. Hehe.
First off I will start it out with a update on the kiddos for those not on FB.
AK turned 4 in July. She is officially a Big Girl (her words, not mine). She now needs "personal space" which is found in her room. She pretends to be all sorts of things up there. Pretty much Jeff and I just hear footsteps, jumping, knocking from above and pray all is well in Big Girls room. She will start 4K this fall and go 4 days which both mommy & daughter are happy to be happening. Our new found love for princesses and Rapunzel in particular cracks me up. We went from princess what to living, breathing, and dying for all things purple & gold (Rapunzel colors). She still is hilarious on every level due to her overactive brain and adult language. Just as I type this she said she needed to go to dot.com dolphins immediately. This is seriously stuff that comes out of her all the time.

Next on to the "middle child". Blake. OH MY HEAVENS. There was a moment, well probably many moments, when I prayed that the tiny being in my belly would survive and that if God would save her precious life I would not complain or take for granted her existance here on earth. FYI: DO NOT ASK FOR THINGS YOU KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP! This child test my patience almost every hour upon the hour of each and every day. She has a tempur like no other. Her shear will do anything is exhausting and her physicial strength wears me down to a tiny spec of dust at the end of the day. Lord knows when she flashes that crooked tooth grin of hers I melt and typically laugh but this is after I have beat her with the "spanking spoon" 100 times over. Whew just thinking about all of her being exhaust me. Lets just say modern miracle in the dictionary should hold a picture of Blake beside it. Because this child has no idea she was 9 weeks early or had a tumor or went without oxygen for long periods of time. Nope she things she is superwomen and is bound to prove this to the world. Lets just hope her super powers are used for good and not evil.

OH Palmer bringing up the rear. She is sweet (most of the time) and joyful. Yes, joyful would be a good word to describe her. Singing, dancing, shouting, and prancing around in her high heels, tiara, & and pacifier oh and lets not forget puppy tucked under one armpit is how SHE rolls daily. She is not the instigator of the bunch but is a follower for sure. Love her ability to want to snuggle at any moment but dislike her anger manegement issues when something is "MINE".
They both will celebrate their 2nd birthday Thursday. Its hard to believe how time has passed. One moment your pregnant and the next you have a whole litter of kids and your shoving them out the door with their backpacks on. The twins will start MDO this month (PTL), two days a week. I am looking forward to a little peace but nervous at how they will do socializing with other kids not their siblings. Sharing really scares me and them-hehe. It will all be fine I keep telling myself.

In two weeks we head up to Cincy for B's yearly MRI and clinic visit. I literally am almost brought to tears when I think about how excited Dr. Lim will be to see his little miracle. She is a walking, talking, breathing, ball of fire and he helped give all of that to her. It is going to be fun for sure.

Now with all the updates out there in to blogger world let me carry on to a little venting.
Today (like most days) was challenging. But for some reason I was especially exhausted and when looking at the clock realized I still had about 4 hours until bedtime. Ugh, what a irritating feeling. So I made myself a cup of Jo and rallied like a big girl should, along with my spanking spoon. Me and the spanking spoon are TYT these days.
Sometimes being a mother is just sickeningly joyful but sometimes being a mother is aggrivating and just plain irritating. I feel sort of sad writing that but like I said earlier, honesty is how I roll. Today my children frustrated me terribly. After I finally had the twins in their room and down for the night well sort of...Blake laying at the door fingers poking from under the crack screaming and crying for mommy down...AK asked about 13 questions, for a new tv show, more lemonade, more supper, help her with this, help her with that..the list continues on. I know all of these items and task are my duty as a mother to do or help her learn to do but I finally looked at her and said, "sometimes mommy's need rest and need to take care of themselves and this is one of those moments." After she looked at me with a "what in the heck kind of language are you speaking here lady" she said ok mom, but....

Has anyone ever had a day where you just can't carry on anymore? Don't you feel bad? I do and I know I shouldn't because it is alright for people to wear down. But I do then I feel bad for not being able to give 100% to my kids and having a short temper. Parenting is hard! Thanks for listening friends.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Go Mr its ya birthday

Mary-Ross Rolling is turning 1. Although her birthday isn't actually for a couple more days due to the upcoming  Memorial Day holiday her pool was today. The party was at her grandparents house in Luverne. It was a wonderful setting. The pool, horse pastures, and food on the grill. Then we fast forward to my girls either flopping in to the pool or running around it trying to chase "mercy" (kala & justins dog). One person said, "are they like this everyday?" "Yup" would be my answer. Oh well what gonna do with crazy kids? 
Mary-Ross and the other kids played and ate then played some more. She smashed her cake and opened her gifts. She was precious and such a wonderful party girl! Love you MR & I can't believe your 1.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Head em up..Move em out

This one is for the moms out there or cattle herders as I would now like to be referred too from now on.
Every morning when we wake up the 1st herding of the day begins. I heard all three of them down the stairs shouting words like "come on girls"...."time for breakfast." After breakfast or well after the twins have both stood up in their highchairs nearly climbing out as if they getting restless and trying to escape their "pen". Following the releasing of the wild animals from their pens aka highchairs I heard them back up the stairs to get dressed for the day. Sometimes this second herding of the day is a hard one. One goes up...another goes up...one comes down...another goes up...another goes down...until finally I have wrangled all of the little lambs in to their room and slammed the barn gate (bedroom door) to keep them in. We change & we dress & we heard again out the door. Normally the sheep header has to say "out, out, go, go, out..." multiple times while waving my hand back and forth to get them to the desired location. IT...IS...EXHAUSTING! I end up making more than one trip to gather up lost items. Cups, bows, pacifiers, shoes...the list goes on and on. I wonder if little bo peep who lost her sheep also lost her staff, bow, cap, etc.? Surely as some point she did.
Once all of my sheep have been herded in to the submarine finally I can breathe because all my sheep have been herded! The cattle & sheep wrangler is victorious!
For all you "herders" out there may your brows stay dry and animals move swiftly!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Diaper Duty

Why is that children want to take off their diaper and at the exact moment that they have filled it up! Ugh-sick! For the past week or so Jeff & I keep finding one or the other or both of the twins naked in their crib with their diaper slung half way across the room. Some how these sneaky little kids are pulling off their pants or unbuttoning their onesie and stripping down. It is totally disgusting to go into their room to find a poop filled diaper smeared everywhere. Sorry for TMI but hey it is what it is. Sick, right!
When I came back in to town from Austin this weekend the girls were "napping". I use quotations because it was more like playing in their cribs while the door was shut. So I peeped in and their was Blake naked as a jay bird, diaper on the other side of the room, urine soaked crib sheet and a tiny little voice saying, "Uh Oh." Uh Oh is right sista! My grandmother told this story to AK who was with her over the weekend. It left such a lasting impression that she has proceeded to tell EVERYONE about her sisters need to go diaper less. Awesome.
Well gotta go I hear the "baby monsters" crying...lets hope that there are diapers still intact!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We are still here

Wow! I have seriously fallen of the end of the blog world. I guess with moving & well to be honest not much changing on the home front of our medical life it just has been sort of boring around here. Well..boring is not the word that would probably come to mind if you were a fly on my wall. With one 3 1/2 year old and the twins now 19 months (OH MY WORD) things are entertaining to say the least.
A little update on the girls. Blake & Palmer weigh about 21 pounds. They are around 32 inches and a crazy crew. I laugh at them most of the day. Their personalities have emerged 100%.
Palmer is still just as happy as the day is long. She sings (on tune), dances her little heart out, & stomps around without a care in the world. Her favorite thing to do is literally run around the house. No rhyme or reason.
Blake is absolutely the complete opposite. She is very concentrated on every task. Everything she does has a purpose. She knows what she wants and doesn't except anything other than that. Her fiery red hair rears its ugly head at least once a day. Even in those moments she still melts my heart every time she shows me those crooked little teeth of hers. She is also the mother hen. When Palmer is crying she is the first to shove a pacifier in her mouth or throw a blanket on top of her. She either wants her to shut up or she really cares.
We are loving our new house with the deck on the back. I open the door about 8 and it normally shuts during nap times. We play and play and play out there. It is such a joyful moment in my life to be able to experience.
I am pretty positive that the dream of being a SAHM of three little girls and sitting on the deck coffee in hand watching them play was NOT (AND I REPEAT NOT) what I saw as IDEAL. Oh how the times have a changed. I literally could not be happier in my life. Watching them play all day is sometimes boring or aggrivating but sometimes it is just entertainment money could not buy. Enough of that though.
Blake was allowed to go 6 months between AFP checks this time. I took her and Palmer last thursday to Childrens. Which is always a wonderful adventure. Palmer kept so still trying to pretend she wasn't there so she wouldn't get the needle like her sister. Blake screamed of course but hey who wouldn't. I talked to the docs office today and her results were in. This was the first check where they were in normal range. 3.9 to be exact. Normal range is 0-9. I was literally smiling from ear to ear. What a blessing! I honestly am truly blessed. Not only has she done amazing with her growth and developmental skills but also she is showing no signs of a tumor recurrence. Also at this point her bowel and bladder seem to be working properly. Probably TMI but we poop at the same time everyday! Who knew that would be a special moment in my life. I am happy to be on the downward slope of where we started on that August day in 2010. We didn't know what lied ahead of us but knew it would be a different life than the one we had been leading. Here we are almost 2 years later and everyday find a reason to Praise the Lord!

Friday, January 20, 2012


The move has been made. I repeat...THE MOVE HAS BEEN MADE. At 9 a.m. on the nose Wednesday morning the movers arrived and got straight to work. I dropped the girls off at my mother-in-laws and the day began.
I feared the day would be filled with shouting and words not to be repeated among kids, the breaking of precious items, & extreme exhaustion. I would like to be able to say these moments happened and are now funny, but it was all calm on the home front. I would like to credit American Eagle Moving Co. out of Birmingham with the bliss of our move. They were prepared, organized, and very careful of our home goods. I recommend them to anyone!
Today is Friday and I finally have almost every box out of the house and broken down. The girls are still adjusting. AK loves her new room & the playroom. She says its, "Beautiful." Palmer just keeps trying to scale the stairs and then runs circles starting in the kitchen, moving on to the dining room, then in to the family room, and takes a turn in to the foyer to make her loop back to the beginning. She proceeds to do this over and over and over.....
Blake is FINALLY starting to settle in. Even at 17 months she is not a fan of change. She cried mainly the whole first day but now is starting to get her bearings.
I now am ready to get my decorate on! Jeff, probably not so much. The extra space is so nice and being so close to everything in Hoover is just peachy! Hello Hoover..The Morans have arrived.

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year...New Blog

2012 has arrived and might I say rather quickly. 2010 was such a insane year for our family it made 2011 look totally normal. Well normal for the Morans. It was a year of growing and learning and hair pulling. Now that that the girls are running towards turning 2 (OH MY WORD) I just didn't feel like "OH BABY 2010" was still what described our life. New things are happening and we must all keep up with the times. The blog was feeling left out. The old blog will still be there so you can read the old post, but all new information will be on this one.
Controlled Chaos! I felt the title was very appropriate. To most my life does seem chaotic. I don't really understand why though. I mean doesn't everyone have three little girls under the age of three running around, pulling stuff out of the trash, knocking stuff over, and completely disheveling their lives? It does look chaotic to the onlookers (and honestly most of the time it is) but hey I know whats going which makes me feel in control. I can honestly say I don't feel like a spinning top anymore.
So....new updates for our new year.
1. The Morans are moving! Yes you read that right. M-O-V-I-N-G! Our lovely 1770 sqft. house that Jeff & I built in 2006 has finally screamed at us...GET OUT! We are moving to a new house in Riverchase. I love it. It is larger and accommodates our ever growing family. Oh and wait for it....it has a PLAYROOM! Praise the Lord because he is good. I just don't think I will know what to do without having to spend my day bending over in every room picking up toys. The move takes place next week and it can't get here fast enough.
2. Blake & Palmer are precious! Their personalities are shining brighter than ever. Each day they say more and do more. They have really gotten closer and are enjoying playing with each other and making each other laugh. Its wonderful. If only we could keep Palmer out of that dang trashcan.
3. My sis started a online business. She is carrying cloth diapering supplies and such. I am very proud of her and I know it will be such a success. Once the site is LIVE I will post it on here. We are cloth diapering and saving money and loving it.

I believe that is all of the new year updates so far. I am excited about 2012. Lots of fun already in store. Two girlfriends finally tying the knot, I will be turning 3-0, and a possible trip to Disney in the works. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
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