Tutus

Check out “Tots Tutus” at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001245336675 she makes ADORABLE tutus!!! Be sure to post on her wall saying “Missy Mae” invited you!!!

Giveaway from Blushing Baby Boutique

A mommy from Babycenter is giving away a $10 gift card to her boutique, she makes tutus, hairbows, Flower clips, headbands and more!!! All you have to do is visit: http://blushingbabyboutique.blogspot.com/ and do one (or all) of the 6 ways she provides for you to win!!! Be sure to let her know Missy Douthit sent you!!!!!

Adorable Hairbows

I wanted to let some people in the Hampton Roads area know about a lady I found who does ADORABLE hairbows!!! She has a bunch of pics on her site and you could probably even get some custom made if you had specific needs. Be sure to check them out and support our local mommies!!!!!!!!!

http://www.emmbows.blogspot.com

Here is some info from the bowmaker herself:

“Any one who  orders use the code MISSY and they get free shipping or if  they are local $2 off a bow :o)~  Second, I can totally  do customs and I will be adding more pictures today (I got new bottle caps  in yesterday and I can order sports teams however right now  I only have the Mets and The Reds.  I also have  navy ones.”

Happy shopping!!!

Take me out to the ballgame…..

I am just now getting around to updating my blog….I know I’m being a slacker. On Sunday June 6th we took the princess to her first MLB game, more importantly her first RED SOX game!!!!! She did great, we drove all the way up to Baltimore, MD and watched the game at Camden Yards. She was so talkative and smiled and played with everyone around us. Unfortunately for us, due to bad planning, we did not bring an umbrella and there was a chance of thunderstorms. Luckily the thunder stayed away but the rain decided to grace us with it’s presence a few times throughout those 11 innings. We were very blessed to have our “umbrella angels” as I refer to them as, sit next to us. It was a young man who works as a photographer for the White House, and his mom. When the rains started we hurriedly pulled out a poncho we had grabbed from the glove compartment, but the wind did not want us to be safe and dry. The angels next to us cheerfully handed us their umbrella to keep the sleeping princess warm and dry. Several other times throughout the game they opened and closed the blue and white striped shelter for us, each time handing it over with an encouraging word and a smile. I felt bad taking it from them, since they were then left to sit there and get wet. Finally around the 8th inning I couldn’t take their shelter anymore and decided to walk with the princess up on the concourse where it was dry. I came back sat down for a few minutes just before the end of the game, and at some point, without my noticing it, our angels flew away. I turned around to find they were already gone….and I hadn’t gotten to give them a final thank you. So….if by some off chance you are a gentleman who had a Nikon camera, and a lady with a sweet smile, and you are reading this……THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Today is my wonderful hubby’s 26th birthday!! I am so proud of him and what an amazing man he is. He is the best husband anyone could ask for, he is supportive, loving, generous, helpful and an AMAZING Daddy to my little princess. I know a lot of times I take him for granted and I shouldn’t. I am so blessed. I LOVE YOU!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Reflux

Well it’s official my precious princess has reflux…..yesterday it had gotten progressively worse to the point where we went through 4 outfits, had to wash her swing cover, the pack and play cover, 2 blankets, 8 bibs and 5 burp rags….all from yesterday. She has always “spit up” and I just thought that’s how her system was dealing with things, apparently not…..the pediatrician today said it sounds like she’s been struggling with reflux her whole life so far, and we didn’t realize it. The signs we missed (or misinterpreted) were:

– “coughing”, we always thought she did it to get our attention, she would do a little cough and then smile when we looked at her, apparently this is also a sign that things are coming up in the back of her throat

– spitting/throwing up after every meal

– hiccuping, her diaphram was overworking and causing her to have hiccups alot. The pediatrician said by 4.5 months they should not hiccup enough to say they do, she hiccuped almost the entire ride to the doctors.

– irritability, this was something I attributed to teething, but apparently because of the constant burning and unsettling of her stomach this very well may have been caused by the reflux as well.

We were prescribed Zantac for her to take 3 times a day, and the dr said it is very likely we will notice almost immediate improvement,  and over the next few weeks any irritation caused by the long term reflux should begin to subside. We are really hoping this works, if not, we have had several recommendations for AR formula, even though the dr said that a formula switch most likely will not fix the problem. We will see!!! I hope if nothing else another parent may see this and recognize these symptoms in their own child and have them checked for a similar condition.