Amanda Leach. 21. Married happily. Trying to live justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with my God.
All posts about Emery/motherhood/pregnancy/my family will be on this blog from now on. So, if you’re following me for my mumblr posts, follow growinglittlebooger!
10 weeks 5 days
Mamas I need your help! My Emery has her days and nights mixed up when my sister-in-law watches her.
When my mama or I have her during the day she does fine because we keep her on a 3 hour schedule (wake up, eat, play, nap: Emery will do this on days I have her without any effort on my part) and Kristen knows we do that. However every time I pick her up Kristen will say the same thing: that she slept all day even though she’d try to keep her awake.
I’m sure it’s because her cousins overstimulate the crap out of her. I fully believe Kristen when she says she’s trying to keep her awake, and she’s always so upset when she asks me if Emery slept at night and I say no. I just don’t have an option for child are besides this. We can’t afford to pay someone.
We have the same nighttime routine no matter what: bath at 9, baby massage, into a sleeper, swaddle, nurse to sleep, put her down. I know nursing to sleep goes against like EVERYONES advice but we both love it and she stays asleep longer that way. She’s typically in bed by about 10:30 and on nights my mama and I have had her during the day she’ll be out until 2:30 or 3, and then until 5:30 or 6, and then wake up for good about 8:30. When Kristen has her she’s up by 11 and stays awake until 2, and then will nap about an hour and be up until 5, and then go down until I have to wake her up to go to Kristen’s.
Needless to say that with working 45-50 hours a week (at a job where I routinely throw 50 pound bags) and dealing with this three nights during the work week I’m exhausted.
I don’t know what to do. I can’t control Kristen’s kids and she obviously has to put their needs first, which means Emery will be overstimulated by default.
MUTUALIZES POLAROID CAMERA GIVEAWAY
As you all know, i host a lot of giveaways and my last two recently ended. If you want proof that they were legit go here.
I am hosting this giveaway to celebrate reaching my goal of 30,000 followers. There will be 2 winners this time. AND THE WINNERS CAN CHOOSE WHICH COLOURED CAMERA THEY WANT.
The cameras come in BLUE or WHITE, or PINK or BLACK. Once the winners are picked, I will be ordering 2 cameras (in each winners preferred color) straight from eBay and then mailing it to the winners!
The image above is not mine, but it is an example of what the Polaroid cameras look like. I do not have them yet, I will order once the winners are picked so that they come in both winners preferred colour.
Here’s how this will work:
- You have to be following me. I am checking who is following, and the winner will be re-drawn if they aren’t following me. I post mainly photography photos anyway.
- Likes do not count for anything, only reblogs will count.But you can still like it as a bookmark
- Winner will be chosen like as if it were a raffle drawing. And will be contacted via tumblr messages.
- You have until May 20th, 2014 (australian date) to reblog this post. If the winner doesnt reply within a week then I will choose different. I will post their URL on my blog too
- This giveaway will be shipped to anywhere in the world, I will be paying for shipping so don’t worry. Good luck!
EACH WINNER GETS:
- Fuji instax mini 8 polaroid camera.
- An arm strap
- User manual
- Mini white film x50
- Photo album
Ends on May 20th, 2014 (australian date)
—- REMEMBER, you must follow ME for your entry to count. —-
.*THIS IS NOT MY IMAGE, I FOUND IT ON GOOGLE*
And also, if you’d like to learn how to make some extra cash by testing out apps on your smartphone, click here and read the post. It will make you happy even if you dont win xx
Good luck and stay lovely!
6 weeks 6 days
I am humbly asking for prayer from everyone who prays.
tl;dr Medicaid denied Emery and we are now solely responsible for hospital bills that are far more than half of our yearly income.
Our last hope for being able to pay Emery’s hospital bills was Medicaid, and we got screwed over pretty good on that. I received a letter on Friday, February 21 from FSD requesting Jacob’s pays stubs for the last 30 days, as well as quotes from two insurance companies by Monday February 24. The mail runs at my house at about 4:00 in the afternoon. The post office and the FSD office close at 5:00, and the HR department at the airport is gone at 5:00. I didn’t get the mail on Friday until it was too late to get the pay stubs or get them in the mail, and my car was without gas and we literally had no money to put gas in it because Jacobs car has to have gas to get him to Arkansas to student teach and we barely had enough money to put gas in his car for the week, which ruled out driving to the office on Monday to turn them in.
I called the FSD help line on Monday, and let the lady know the situation. She said to sent it in as soon as I could with a brief letter explaining and that I would be ok
Instead, they denied Emery. I called the local office and explained everything and they said they couldn’t do anything unless I was willing to go before the board and contest the decision, but the lady thought they would still deny us and said that next time I should “be more responsible” and not let a lapse in insurance happen, especially since it’s the law to have health insurance now. Which is the DUMBEST thing ever and I am so upset by that but that’s a story for another time.
I literally and physically could not have covered her before her hospitalization because I had to wait for her social security card, which didn’t arrive until she was no longer covered by my insurance and the day before she was hospitalized.
We haven’t yet received her official bill, but we’ve started receiving bits of it. We’ve received a bill from the lab for the first set of blood tests for $188. They did a total of three sets of blood tests (that I know of), plus at least two cultures of the infection that we will be billed for. There will be a bill from dr Allison that should be right at $350. We spent three days in the hospital, which could be anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000, depending on what the pediatric ward charges.
I am just so scared and heartbroken. I have been praying so hard since May 19, 2013 that I wouldn’t have to go back to work, or that I could find a job that would let me have Emery with me (day care, nannying, etc.), and instead I’ll have to go back to work and most likely find another job. I don’t know how we will be able to afford this. Please lift us up. Ask for wisdom and guidance for me as I try to figure this out.
And please don’t take this post as me pandering for anything other than prayers, or as me complaining that she had to be hospitalized. That hospitalization saved her life and I am so unbelievably grateful that we were able to get her to the hospital and receive such good care so she is still with us.
This storm that’s coming even has Nova Scotia worried about us Missourians. This video cracked me up, but still.
I went to the grocery store to buy essentials, and came out with two new outfits for Emery, a pair of jeans for myself, a case of Dr. Pepper, turkey, cheese, and chips. Oops.
Also went to buy pellets, since our house is heated solely by pellet stove, and everywhere is still sold out. All of the stores have been sold out since Emery was born because of the propane shortage here. We somehow have to make four bags last.
I’ve heard this theory around a bit but I liked reading it laid out like this.
I really like this theory.
dID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THE CONNECTION TO TARZAN?!
According to Chris, they didn’t die in a shipwreck, they landed on a jungle, had a son, built a treehouse, and got eaten by a leopard.
jeez i would love to order that thing online, but i don’t know what size to order it in because women’s clothing sizes are determined by the alignments of the planets in relation to the fuck you galaxy
Biggest plot twist ever
I SWEAR TO GOD I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS I’VE ACTUALLY NEARLY PISSED MY PANTS
you know you’re getting old when you watch the little mermaid and when ariel says “i’m 16 years old. i’m not a child anymore.” and you’re just sat there like yes you fucking are young lady stop it
The day you start agreeing with the parents in kids movies is the day it’s all over.
Things not to say to someone with Social Anxiety
- “Why don’t you talk to anyone?”
- “You’re awkward.”
- “Why are you so quiet?”
- “Why would you say that?”
- “Why don’t you talk to them yourself?”
- “Calm Down.”
- “Why are you scared of people?”
- “Why did you do that?”
- “You’re embarrassing yourself.”
- “You’re making a scene.”- “You should try and make friends.”
Anonymous asked: “honestly why do girls make such a big deal about their periods? It’s just a bit of blood for few days and then it’s over. That’s nothing compared to being kicked in the balls- a confused male”
I don’t know if it’s funnier if you read it as “My ass open at 6 am” or “McDonalds; YASSS open at 6 am”