Thursday, December 28, 2006

Who's been reading?

In just the last few weeks, I've had a remarkable number of people tell me they read or are still keeping up with the blog, and with the girls... I've been amazed at just who logs in to follow along! When writing in the early days, I thought that there were maybe a couple of dozen people who logged in - since then I've heard from so many from around the world - friends, family, friends of friends, families that have been through or are going through similar situations... I can not thank all of you enough for your love and support!!

As things are now starting to settle down a bit, I'm trying to get caught up on putting some things together for Sadie's baby book/scrap books that I hope to one day have the time to work on. I know that some day, most likely in her teen years, she's going to have questions about her scars, and, while I hope she never does, she may even feel embarrassed or ashamed of them. I want to be able to have something tangible to show her how special and amazing she is. For part of it, I would like your help.

I think I've finally fixed the "comments" section now - I'm on a new version of Blogger, and the bugs seem to be worked out a bit better. If you wouldn't mind - just drop a line, and let Sadie know you've been rooting for her. Or, drop me an email at I'll compile all of the comments into the book I'm making for her, which will also include this blog. Feel free to send photos, too - it would be nice to have pictures with the comments!

Now, on to Sadie - she had her monthly Synagis (I have no clue how it's spelled, but it's an RSV immunization) shot today, and got weighed - she's now up to 12 lbs 14 ozs! That means she put on a pound and 13 ounces in one month. She is becoming more alert and active by the day, and wants to be entertained ALL the time. She got some new toys to chew on/play with from Santa and has been busy with them the last few days. She's rolling from back to tummy now, but gets really ticked once she's on her belly. The doctors tell me to do tummy time with her as much as possible, just like a normal baby, but to be honest, I don't. I've gotten to where I know her cries a little better, and she really has a hurt cry and is upset for several hours after being flat on her stomach - I think she's still sore, no matter what they say. Anyway, she's holding her head up well, and can sit up on her own with very little support. I can't believe how alert she is - it's like that first month that she was in a comatose state never happened.

Katie is another story. She's in the full throws of being misplaced from her previous position of "center of mommy's universe." Now that she has to share the spotlight, she's been reverting to baby behavior and driving me absolutely insane. I miss my independent "big" girl who would entertain herself from time to time, talk like a normal 4 year old, etc.. Now that she's got competition she wants my attention every waking moment. I know, I know, it's normal, every big brother/sister goes through it, but I was totally unprepared all the same. Some days I just want to scream if I hear "mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy" one more time (she loves this mantra, and will keep it up for hours at a time. She doesn't want anything, just likes the noise and the negative attention she gets from me.) I love her to death, and I'm trying to figure out how to best handle the regression issues, but my God, how much longer will this last? Seriously?!

A friend gave me this book called "The Three Martini Playdate" and I highly recommend reading it. After what I've been feeling about my life as "mommy who can't get out much because her baby cries in a way that everyone in the supermarket thinks she's beating her to death and who's toddler is asking "why can't I have __?" nonstop," it was a refreshing read, to say the least. At least I know I'm not alone...


  1. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Sadie Dear, You are a very special little baby. I am so thankful your Mom has taken the time to write this blog of your Birth and all that has transpired since... I met your Great Grandmother Alice Sapp 32 years ago, then I met your Granny Esther just a short time after that... the rest is history...of course I have remained friends with your family all through the years. I can vividly remember when your Mom was born and your Aunt Kerinda. Your Mom and my son Chad are close in age and were friends when they were very young.Consequently your sister Katie and you are very special to me also. I pray very often for you and your family,God was so very good to restore your health, you are loved and they are loved. Bonnie in Seattle

  2. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Hi Kim,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to keep us updated! I am Bonnie in Seattle's sister! I have known your parents since you were very young. It has truly been a blessing to follow such a miracle in your blog! Blessings to you and your family for a healthy and prosperous 2007. Carol in Tampa

  3. Anonymous12:49 AM

    Dear Sadie, You are a real fighter and one day when you are a teenager and you are complaining about how hard life is and how being a teenager sucks (because of the boys and the clicks and all that silly stuff); your mom will remind you that you were the strongest little baby that most people would ever meet. You can make it through anything. And you better be nice to your mom when you are a teenager because raising two teenage girls this day and age is hard enough. BTW. I partied with your mom is college at the frat house where your parents met. She is fun to party with.
    :-) Jen in California