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Thursday, February 18, 2010

THE ABILITY TO SMILE IS UNDERAPPRECIATED UNTIL IT IS TAKEN AWAY

Alot of you are wondering what in the world the title to my post means.!.. I would be as well.. I also know there are alot ofyou who have viewed pictures but never have asked nor have mentioned it. Just lately it has been brought to my attention in two different ways. One was " I love her smile its so cute, and always just a little cute half smile!" and the 2 one was from a friend April who came out straight forward which I much prefer over beating around the bush and making comments like how cute but in the back of their heads wondering why.. So I have never came out and to the world and told my birth story of Kayleigh due to the fact who wants to hear.lol.. But I thought to empty the bucket of wonders I will come out and tell you all a little of what the title of this post means..

The good lord blessed us in August 03! What an exciting time in your life.. Finding out you are pregnant and life as 2 is soon to be life as 3. We were so excited and totally looking forward to the next 9 months. I must say I had a perfect pregnancy. Had no sickness, full of energy, just awesome.. I was due on April 23, 04 but that date came and went with no signs of labor.. I was getting so uncomfy and couldnt imagine going 2 weeks past my due date. On the night of April 26, 04 a Monday evening, I decided to mix good ole CASTOR OIL and orange juice and made the strongest RASBERRY LEAF TEA (LIKE 6 BAGS) and was determined I would go into labor. Well either it was time or this craziness worked because I woke up on April 27th and was in LABOR! Called Justin and he came home and off we went. We were gonna have a baby..

We got there and Presbyterian has really upgraded since then.. The triage was behind curtains and not too organized by all means.. got me sat up and and I was a good 4 and in active labor.. They moved me to the laboring room where they broke my water and I went about an hour and got an epi.. It took the edge off but it was not a good one by any means now that I have had a 2nd baby and know..

By 7 that evening I was a full 10 so they moved me to the delivery room ( again this was before they updated Land D) I had no pressure and didnt need to push but the nurse said to start pushing.. I was so confused.. I said I dont need to.. She said well lets just try.. So I began to push a lil after 7 and all I could feel was really bad pain in my left side as if I was pushing her through my left siide.. After 2 hrs of this crap and no progress the dr came whom wasn't mine just the dr on call through Pres and said we need to get her out. I was in so much pain that when he said that I said please lord.. He whipped out that blue sheet thing and got the vacuum out and tore me like crazy getting this child out.. When he stuck the vacuum on it suctioned her right side of face and head hence the pain on my left side when I would push. She was coming sideways and had not even dropped in my birth canal. no conehead or anything. She was beginning to bruise but nothing bad.. I had 20 some odd stiches and had begun to hemorage (sp) and it took over an hour to stop it.. It was not a good birth at all, but all sat aside  I had just given birth to my first born precious baby girl.. ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE.. Kayleigh Madison Rawls*born April 27th, 2004 @ 9:07 pm*weighing in at 8lbs8oz and 21 inch long.. healthy and beautiful..

Months went by and we all started to notice her right eye didnt shut when she cried, she had a horrific time sucking and never could get a good latch.. When the smiles started it was not a full gummy smile... So at 6 months we decided to take her to a Neurologist. He recomended we wait till a yr because if it is the nerve it still could reattach and and be good. A year came and nothing so off to another Neurologist at UNMH.. We kept hearing the same thing. So we took her to a pedi Neurologist where he had us get an MRI to rule out any tumors blocking the growth of the nerve.. Again thank you GOD it came back fine... So we started doing research on our own and found that with all what the info the many other drs had given to us that it was for sure her 7 th cranial nerve.

Her 7 th CRANIAL NERVE had been damaged to to tramautic birth injury.. Although he documented NOTHING in her chart we know by the delivery thats what happened.. Your 7th Cranial Nerve affects the muscles that control your eyes, nose, mouth, and can cause major problems. In most cases of this type of paralysis of the face , the eye cant shut at night and a patch has to be worn to prevent serious injury to the eye. Due to the lord again we are so blessed because Kayleigh CAN shut hers at night.. It affects her speech, her smile, and her ability to chew.. She has compisated through the years and does really well but it is more work to chew than it is for one of us... She is absoluty gorgeous and is such a little diva.. I just wanted to get that out there. It is hard for me esp. knowing she will be having surgery around age of 7. It is callled Smile Surgery and you can google it.. It is an amazing surgical procedure and I am not doing it because I dont like her smile I am doing it for her. kids are mean in school and although they arent yet the older she gets the meaner they will get... We are going to Duke in North Carolina in June to consult with the Dr we have chosen to do this opperation on Kayleigh. Jeffery Marcus is his name.... We have been able to follow others who have had it done by him and he is amazing..... If you are at all interested i can send you links.. Please keep us in your prayers.. So for any of you wondering that is that..

Oh and if you watch American Idol, there was a girl on there with it if you recall back they just let her go Tuesday..Hope your all having a blessed week..

AND KENZIE IS NOW MOBILE.....................YIPES....HANDS R FULL...




AGAIN GOOGLE SMILE SURGERY...MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

STOCKING UP............

I am not sure if I am just a wacko but as I was going through our VERY LOUSY CABNITS ( way too small and not enough of them) I noticed there were a few things I must feel the need to keep stock in. K, I know there are others who do the same.RIGHT? I sure hope so or I am a nut.lol... It isn't even major important things. I was pretty humered at the toilet paper !! And my gosh hand soap, ?? Pictures were a must..I did not feel I needed to get my 26 rolls of TP  off the shelf in the laundry room...
Kinda reminds me of a grocery store.. HAHA
need any dobie sponges, dawn, lysol, febreeze....
HAND SOAP! and this is not including the bathrooms.
must fight off those germs...:)
THIS IS FOR ALL YOU LADIES THAT LIKE TO REFRESH YOUR ROOMS WITH A LITTLE SPRITZ! IT IS FEBREZE THAI DRAGON  FRUIT... SMELLS SO REFRESHING.

Hope you all get a some humor out of this.. I am so releived that if we ever go into a depression, I will have dish soap, hand soap, sponges, smelly good stuff, and TOILET PAPER.. LOL..HHHAAAA 

Monday, February 8, 2010

DON'T THROW THAT IN THE HOUSE....










As Kayleigh was playing with the dogs INSIDE and by playing I mean throwing this monkey fisbee thing... I once again said STOP THROWING THAT IN THE HOUSE...    TOOOOO LATEEEE





























































Can any of you guess what this MESS is? It would be candle wax yep WAX.... And this is why I said no throwing in the house.. It hit a LIT candle and wax splattered EVERYWHERE... KIDS YA GOTTA LOVE EM......






Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BEAUTIFUL EVERLASTING ART WORK...

Before McKenzie's room was McKenzie's room it was Kayleigh's play room.. I do miss having that extra room but not the mess she made of it.. I had painted the playroom pink and when I say pink I mean PEPTO pink! It did not look that drastic till I got it up on the walls and I must admit it was NOT PRETTY! So I thought I would make a garden out of it and painted a garden and fairys around the vines!! Well, obviously when I got pregnant we knew we HAD to redo that room and make it a nursery. I got in there and started throwing things left and right and cleaning out all the crap and organizing Kay's room which is  now so nicely organized and neat :)! We also knew we would have to do some MAJOR primeing of the walls to cover up the wildness.. Justin literally primed it about 3 times before we painted.. Along with my art work Kayleigh had added some of her touches through out the year.. While moving the crib out and cleaning the floors and changing the bedding I noticed some spots on Kenzies wall.. So I investegated a little more and found that although we primed like crazy and painted so nicely I HAVE EVERLASTING ART WORK THAT SEEMED TO HAVE SEEPED BACK THROUGH..All I could do is laugh and thank to myself  KIDS, KIDS, KIDS!!!

THANKFULLY THE CRIB COVERS UP THIS BEAUTIFUL ART WORK...
SO BEWARE OF CHILDEN WITH CRAYONS!!!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

JANUARY IN REVIEW....

I can already tell that 2010 is off to a fast start... It seems the older I get the faster time goes. January came and went in a blink of an eye.. I have a few things to catch up on blogging about so this may be a LONG ONE. I will atleast break them up..
CHANGES: There have been a few changes.* For one I chopped my hair off and love it. It was so refreshing! I intended to do it and send it to the Locks of Love but blanked it when the time came!*Kenzie has been trying out her big girl crib and loves it, its mom who hates it ;( because I LOVE having her next to me and miss her when shes in her crib but WE both seem to have slept a bit better.* We took the wonderful plunge and purchased some Bum Genius 3.0 one size cloth diapers. I cant say enough about how happy we are with our desiscion and LOVE LOVE  them.. Kenzie is happier as well.. I was a tad overwhelmed at first that I wouldn't know what to do but it is so easy now I do things with out having to think.. THE INVESTMENT IS WELL WORTH IT.. * I started working out again finally. Need my abs to get stronger before summer..
LIFE: Well just like the rest of the world we have gone and are going through bouts of the darn cold... I thankfully have been able to dodge this one (knock on wood) but Kay, Justin, and lil Kenzie all have it... I am so ready for SPRING for nice weather and the germs to vanish.. I hate it when baby is sick because they cant talk and tell u what is wrong.. Kenz is so happy and smiles at the world.. she waves and sayes bye bye more like baba but its so cute. You ask for a kiss and she opens her mouth all the way..lol Hugs she lays her head on your shoulder.. so sweet.. I am not a fan of walkers but I got one for the kitchen since she is at that stage she hates me being out of her sight and she flys around the kitchen in it.. too funny. She has even fiquered out how to get at sissys kitchen and get all the stuff out!! OSCAR- the fish is swimming away in his little tank.. crazy but he is...shooooooo............that was close! I am thrilled to beable to help my friend Susan out with her baby girl coming in spring.. I have boxes and boxes and a chair and more for her to help prepare for baby girl hayes.. Ive been cleaning and sorting and so excited its all going to one who appreciates it..I have made it a date every Tuesday that me and a friend of mine from HS get together every Tuesday for a play date.. Kenzie can be quite aggresive towards sweet Jack... And Ava is just a doll.. She calls Kenzie Rapunzie!! Where kids get these things.. So cute Rapunzie...lol.. It is so nice to get together and we can chit chat and hang with the kids.. We got snow for a whole day or two.It was beautiful yet if you know Albuquerque it was here and gone fairly quick..
Well I am so tired and the beds calling my name but I will leave you with a few pics of the excitement we have had.lol..
                                                 BYE BYE LONG HAIR HELLO SHORT
                                                               CLOTH DIAPERS
PLAY DATE. KENZIE ABOUT TO ATTACK JACK..

                                                    JACK AND ALISON WITH AVA
OSCAR STILL GOIN STRONG.. MIRACLE FISH.. ;)

KENZIE IN SISSYS KITCHEN..


OUR BLIZZARD!!!

KENZ WAS SO TIRED AND DIDNT FEEL GOOD THAT SHE JUST CRASHED RIGHT IN HER WALKER.. POOR BUGGA.... I PUT HER TO BED AFTER I HAD TO GET A PIC!!


And this is just a little of life lately! Nothing too exciting but sometimes thats a good thing !!!