Friday, August 22, 2008

Kylie's 4 Year Old Well Child Visit

Today I took Kylie to the doctor for her 4 year old well child visit. Her doctor was very pleased with her, she has met all of her developmental milestones up to 5 years old! He said there wasn't anything I really need to work on with her since she has met everything she needs to be doing at this point.

She was such a big girl at this appointment. She let them weigh her , which for some reason has been a problem in the past, she would not stand on the scale herself I had to hold her and then weigh myself without her and subtract - don't know what the deal was with that. She let the nurse measure her, which was an issue in the past because it required her to take off her shoes! Then once in the doctors office she sat up on the table all by herself and let the nurse take her blood pressure (she has never had this done before) and check her tempature.

When the doctor came in she did the same thing, sat up on the table all by herself. He looked in her ears, checked her heartbeat, and then had her stand and bend over so her could check her spine. She did everything herself. I sat in the chair and watched everything, totally amazed at how much she has matured in the last year. She answered most of his questions by herself too, which I was really impressed the her doctor made an attempt to talk to her and ask her the questions rather than me. She really liked that too!

She weighs 46.2 pounds putting her in the 97th percentile, this is the first time since she was 4 months old that she hasn't been in the 100th percentile! She gained 6 pounds from last year. She is 40 inches tall putting her in the 50th percentile, she has been in the 50th percentile since she was 4 months old. She has been very consistant. She grew 3 inches from last year!

I knew she had done some stretching out but didn't realize it was that much! All in all it was a good appointment. I found out though that next years appointment won't as much fun since she will have to have 4 shots just to go to kindergarten! That is crazy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If you can breave, then you can See!

This is an orignal by Kylie. She sang me this song in the car on the way to swimming. She loves to sing and makes up songs all the time, this was one time I was glad I actually caught it on video!

Monday, August 18, 2008

CVS Deals 8/18

I'm so excited about the deals I got this week at CVS, the cashier even commented "that's some good shopping!" This is the best I've done so far - even beats lasts weeks Walgreens deal. Here is my deal:

Crest Toothpaste - 1.99 (3) -Earn $3 ECBs
Wet Ones (BOGO) - 2.99
Slim Fast Bars - 5.99 (2) - Earn $4 ECBs on the purchase of 2
Sunsilk Hair Care - $4.29
Airheads Candy (for Kylie) - $.79
Tic Tacs (for me) - $.89
Total $25.44 + tax

Coupons Used
Crest $1/2
Crest $.75
Slim Fast Bars $1.25 (2)
Sunsilk $1.5 (2)
ECB's 13.79
CVS Coupon $2/10

Total $2.37 including tax
Earned $7 ECBs
Total Saved including sale prices: $35.62 or 93.5%!

24 Weeks

Baby belly as of 24 weeks.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Baby Girl #2 Doctors Appt (6 Months)

Kylie and went to my doctors appt last Friday. It was a routine visit, check the heartbeat, blood pressure, measurements and weight. I gained 1 whole pound last month, I am up a total of 4 pounds total for the pregnancy. I asked my doctor if this was OK since I know I was much heavier with Kylie by this stage and he said he is happy; the baby seems to be doing fine, shes growing where he wants here to be, she's active (very active) and has a strong heartbeat. With all of that and as long as I'm eating and drinking enough water he's happy.

Speaking of her heartbeat while he was listening to it she kicked really hard. It even supprised him, he had just finished telling me her rate 146 bpm and as soon as she kicked her heartbeat just sped up. Kylie thought that was so funny, she ended up getting the giggles over it. Kylie laughing so hard made me start laughing which then my doctor thought was pretty funny so in the end all 3 of us were laughing over baby girls kick!

Next month is the glucose test which should go just fine, it did with Kylie anyway. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going it seems like I just found out and now we are only a few short months away!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Walgreens Deal

I'm so excited on the deal I got a Walgreens today! I've been reading a couple of different websites on how to use coupons effectively to get the best deal and these ladies are really good.

Here's my deal that I'm so proud of:

Prices before coupons:
Bic Pens Ultra Round Pens - 2/$1 (bought 4)
Scott Toilet Paper - $3.99
Extra Gum B1G1 - $1.19
Pepsi B1G1 - $1.49
Kleenex - $1.19

Coupons used, and price after coupons:
Bic Pens - 2 coupons for $1 off 2 (FREE!)
Scott Toilet Paper - 1 Mfg coupon for $1 off, 1 Walgrees coupon making it $1.99 ($.99)
Extra Gum - 1 Walgreeen coupon making the price $.59, and a B1G1 coupon ($.59 for 2!)
Pepsi - 1 bottle top B1G1 Free ($1.49)
Kleenex - 1 Walgreens coupon makinf the price $.89 ($.89)

Total before coupons: $12.54
Total after coupons & in-store sales: $3.99 including tax
Total Savings (including advertised specials): $15.14, 74% off!

I've always been a coupon shopper, tried to get the best deal I knew how but now that I'm armed with some really good information I can be a lot better!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Kylie!!!!!!!

My personal favorite!

Kylie you are 4 already! Where does the time go?! We love you so much and you bring so many joys to our life. You are going to be a big sister in a few months, and you are so excited (so are we).
You are going to go far in your life. You are a smart and beautiful little girl. Always know that Daddy and Mommy will love you forever. You are always going to be our best (we know what that means).
I found this poem at about a father's love for his daughter:

I Am Yours To Keep
© Mike
You are a princess in my heart,
and I care for you so much.
I love the fondness in you eyes and your tender little touch.

I looked at you when you were born,
and knew then straight away,
that I would be forever here
to watch you grow and play.

You bring to me a heart of joy,
and memories so great,
and a powerful sense of fatherhood that no one can debate.

I watch you sleep and dream of things that I can only wonder.
That innocent look upon your face just makes my heart grow fonder.

I see you run and jump and shout and calling out my name.
No love that I have ever known could ever feel the same.

No suffering or tragedy nor deeply seated pain
could ever over shadow the bond that we retain.

And so my little princess before you go to sleep,
Remember I am your daddy and I am yours to keep.

I hope you have a very happy birthday, and remember you will always be our baby girl!
Love, Daddy & Mommy