The Brady Bunch Kids

The Brady Bunch Kids

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Happy half-birthday Turkey

Yep, it is true! Turkey is now 6 months old. She had her 6 month well child check up on August 20th and for most things she is slightly ahead of her peers, but she is behind on her speech so we will be focusing more time on reading and talking one-on-one with her in hopes her speech will better at her next appointment in August.

As of today she is 13 pounds and 14 ounces (down from 21 percentile to 11 percentile), which I have to admit I swear that scale was wrong because this kid eats almost non-stop and even wakes at night 1-2 times just to feed for 30-60 minutes. I kid you not, there are some mornings that by 7am she has already fed for 2 hours. On the brighter side she has grown...must be where all that food is going, she is now 25 1/2 inches long and her big ole head is still big at the 75th percentile at 43cm. Even though she has been congested the last few days there are no signs those two stupid teeth we have been watching are going to be making their appearance soon and no signs of illness. So Turkey received 5 vaccines, two of them via injection and the other 3 combined in oral form. Usually shots equal more accessories, but our day was pretty full and we had to rush off to the high school for an award (honors) ceremony.

Some of the things I've been doing over the last month
  • I found my toes...and I like to chew on them
  • I've slowed down on my rolling over
  • But am working on pulling myself up into sitting position. Mom counts to 3 after I get my diaper changed and on 3 I pull up on her fingers and I also work on sitting up from a propped up position, especially if someone is eating food or has something that interests me
  • I tend to only talk or babble when I am crying, but occasionally will try to converse when I have something in my mouth
  • I do like having my bink now, however I like to chew on the edges or the backside of it. DO NOT put the nipple part in my mouth or I will shoot it like a cannon...quite funny to watch but hasn't been caught on camera...yet
  • I don't mind being on my tummy and occasionally when no one is looking I will scoot around, but would rather have someone carry me than try to get from here to there
  • Went to watch Jarom and his soccer team play in the first round of playoffs in Daphne, AL
  • I decided I want to sit up on my own, while taking a bath
  • Took my first trip to the beach, Gulf Shores, AL on May 10th
4/24/14 Turkey and her turkey playing with their toys
5/3 Yep I think I am cute!

5/4 Turkey decided it was time to sit up
5/8 Tummy time isn't so least today
5/10 Getting my picture taken for a future photoshop moment!
5/10 First time at the beach, just hanging out in my tent! Gulf Shores, AL
5/11 Mom I want some ice cream too!
5/19 half-birthday nap
5/18 Getting all 'dolled-up' to go to Jarom's Baccalaureate Ceremony

Posts to come...I hope!

It's been a crazy few weeks in which I really needed at least two of me, but since that isn't possible we have been pretty much a split family for several days. Here is what has been going on in our lives and hopefully I can work in some time to provide more details and pictures...assuming I actually get them off phones and cameras. For reference, and in case you didn't know, we live in Dothan and Eric's kids live 3 hours away in Loxley/ Robertsdale.

May 10th - we went to Gulf Shores to meet up with my aunt, uncle, cousins, and their kids
May 11th - we stayed the night in a hotel in order to spend some of Mother's Day with Eric's mom before making our 3 hour drive home
May 12th - Jarom had his soccer banquet
May 13-15th - Joey Destin FL trip to be awarded scholarship(s)
May 15th, 6pm - Joey Senior Awards Night, Robertsdale
May 16th, 8:30am - Jarom's senior breakfast
May 18th, 3pm - Jarom had his Baccalaureate Ceremony in Dothan, Joey had his in Robertsdale and of course they were at the exact same time
May 18th, 6pm - Joey also had his baseball banquet in Robertsdale
May 19th, 10am - Jayson had an award ceremony at school in Loxley
May 19th, 6:30pm - Breanna had her Miracle League banquet in Dothan
May 19th, 7pm - Joey's graduation
May 20th, 9am - Turkey (aka Kylie) had her 6 month well child check
May 20th, 10am - Jarom had his Honors (Senior) awards ceremony

and now we get a bit of a break until Jarom's graduation stuff starts up again next week! Although I do feel like I have forgotten quite a few things from our hectic schedule, but I think you get the point that I have tons of posts to make (including about 2 months of posts I am already behind on)!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Well sign me up for bad mom of the year. Soccer season has come and gone, and thanks to Turkey, not only was I not able to attend many games but when we did we were pretty much stuck in the car. Thankfully our home games have a great view from the parking lot and Bre's handicap parking permit came in handy for ALL those games.

Jarom made the high school varsity soccer team and was eventually elected honorary co-captain, due to his hard work, determination, positive attitude, and dedication. Jarom moved to Dothan at the end of September and although it took months (yep months) to get him all set up and registered with school, he was able to attend and participate in school events. Although we had been trying to get the soccer teams tryout information since day one, we both found out the day of tryouts on the FIRST day of tryouts. Lucky for him I don't work and was able to run to the school with all of his stuff, and we had prepped ahead of time for him to try out so he had plenty of clothing, shin guards, soccer shoes, and lots of water!

The week before the season was to start, Jarom got injured! He had rolled his ankle and heard a pop. His ankle instantly swelled up so that night he propped it up, iced it on and off all night, and because I am a slight hoarder on medical supplies I had an unisex, adjustable ankle brace that we placed on him to try and help him sleep. Although we had hoped that it was just a bad sprain and he'd feel better in the morning, he actually felt worse and his ankle was almost twice the size. Off to the walk-in clinic for an evaluation and xrays, which revealed it wasn't broken! But the doctor didn't feel comfortable with diagnosing him, so off to the orthopedic we went. Jarom was given three options, brace and physical therapy, boot and physical therapy, or a cast for 6-8 weeks. He chose the brace and PT, he also showed up every day to practice, assisted any way he could, attended PT 2-3 times a week, worked with the school's training, who he met at his second PT visit, and encouraged and tried to help motivate his team members, because of all this his teammates asked the coaches to give him a captains band and the coaches agreed.

During the soccer season the team participated in out of state soccer tournaments, which is funny to even say as Dothan is about 30 minutes from Georgia and Florida, which they won 1st place, they also ended their season ranked #9 in the state, and made it to the state finals but were eliminated first round due to scoring on their own goal. This was an amazing accomplishment as, from my understanding, this was Northviews second year of having a soccer team, the first year for boys and girls JV team and both girls and boys Varsity teams making it to state!

The season ended with a soccer banquet, which I now feel bad for choosing to sit in the back of the room in case I had to step out with Turkey, because Jarom received awards, acknowledgments, praise, and gifts. He spent a good amount of the evening walking from our table to the front of the room...we were soooo proud!

So my apologies in advance the few pictures and video I took are not the greatest, so if you look for either bright yellow shoes or the #21 you will find Jarom!

The shoes

State playoffs in Daphne, AL

Soccer Banquet

Hustler award

Senior gift from the team
Some of the items inside the Nike soccer bag