Monday, October 26, 2015

The Little Things Make Me Smile

Eily seems to now have a favorite book.  Shake It Up Baby by Karen Katz is her go to book when she wants lap time with Mama.  As of today she can: touch her nose, rub her tummy, hit a drum, shake a different rattle than the one in the book and so on all upon prompt from readings in the book.  I'm so very proud of her.

New things she has said or says a lot more often:

Daddy Leaving
Kray (she is trying to say crayon and points to them)
Nana and Banana which refer to her lovey toy of which she named banana

She loves to dance to country and 80's music which is done daily.

Legos...she plays with those daily and is building upwards quite well now.  She had some issues before with getting the pressure to make them stick well.  These aren't the mega blox.

One of her new favorite food is fish; she likes fish sticks but real fish is better.  She loved the fish that Daddy ordered at Red Lobster the other night.  She turned up her nose at the chicken breast we ordered for her.  She doesn't like shellfish.  Well it took me years to acquire that taste too.

As for eating with utensils.  She can make short work of applesauce with two num num dippers, one for each hand.  With a metal fork or a spoon she can dig into most anything that is cut down to size as well.  It doesn't mean it will all stay on her plate; we are working on that.  But yes we do feed her off of dinner ware now and not just the tray.  She does drink from a cup, sometimes with a straw and we do hold the cup since if we didn't we'd all wear the contents.

She still gets 3-4 bottles of formula a day.  6 oz each.  It is to make sure she gets her proper nutrition especially on the days she wants to be a picky eater.  After each bottle she gets water.  Before bed she will get her teeth flossed and brushed.

She has 13 teeth right now and is still in the process of cutting the last three canines.  They are being really rough with just points up.  Today she has a low grade fever of 100.1 so Tylenol was given to help with pain and fever.

Eily early this morning.   I'm trying to tame her locks with a barrette.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Verdict

Well I don't have to go to court this coming month.  I thought I'd have to take that trek up to my mom's house and stay over then drive back the next day.  I thought I'd have to stare at my brother or the back of his head in the court room.  Nope.

I finally heard back from the district attorney's office today.  I called a week ago.  I waited patiently when they said they'd call me back immediately.

They called me yesterday and left me a message while I was at a doctor appointment.  I called back today.  I had to leave a message.  I stated I had to know today because I wouldn't be home tomorrow due to back surgery.

The Verdict...


Are you kidding me?

Seems as though my sibling passed the mental evaluation.  Cased is dismissed.  He won't have to do community service.  He won't have to apologize to me or Mom.  He won't have to pay for my hospital bills as far as I know or pay for the cabinet he broke.  So I'll be stuck paying for the almost 2k bill.  Nice huh?   

I asked if he will be allowed to get a gun permit.  The ADA said yes.  Great.  So that means he could get one and hunt me down.  Why not, I mean I live on an open installation.  I humiliated him.  He would want vengeance.

Since he is not nuts that means he tried to kill me while being totally sound of mind.  Wouldn't you think that would warrant a bit of some kind of penalty?????

I asked the ADA.  All I got was a snotty answer from her of "what do you want us to do?". 

I'm more scared now then I was before.  Sure there is still a no contact order in place by the court for life.  He isn't allowed near me or to contact me in any shape, matter or form.  Mom has had it with him too and his nonsense.

Friday, October 9, 2015

15 Months

Eily turned 15 months old.

She has 13 teeth.

She is about 32.5 inches tall.

She weighs 24 pounds.

She went to her very first bounce house birthday party last weekend.

First time down the slide and all by herself.  The look of sheer joy and I was glad I caught it on camera.

I had the radio frequency nerve ablation done to my lower left side of my back on Wednesday.  My back is bruised but it is feeling much better otherwise.  I am looking forward to having the right side done on the 21st.  I do have pain where the bruising is but I am taking motrin for that along with applying ice.  However, I cannot feel the pain down deep because the doctor was successful in burning out the root nerves that send signals to my brain where the problem is in the facets along the spinal column.

Don't mind the two circles in the photo please, they are from the grommets on my yoga pants.  I am allowed to wear some street clothing during the procedure and yoga pants are one of the garments.  You can see the four needles, L5- S1,  where the doctor had to do the root nerve burn out.  These needles were about 7 inches long.  After the procedure I needed help standing up because my left hip had slipped out of joint again!  You can see it is out of joint in the xray too.  LOL.