Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last day of 2016

its with great sadness I read today that one of my fellow CHD mommas has to lay her sweet boy to rest. His earthly struggles are over and he's on to greater things at home with Jesus.

2016 has been a bad year for death. So much death this year. It's for this reason I'll be glad to see this year come to an end.

Seeing photos of that sweet boy, reminders that my boy also born with a CHD. Life isn't long enough for some folks and God it's unfair for so many people.

For those of you who have lost someone this year, my heart aches for you!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hiya all

Yep, another picture of my big fat head. You love it, shut up.

So, I've no idea what or where I'm going with my blog(s). At times I think nothing of them, that they are completely lost and I'm sinking in this hoarding mess of twins and children and life and ... just yea.

It's fun though... most of the time. I'm stressed, constantly and ready to throw in a match,run screaming down the hill pulling my hair out.  But I make it OK.  Two of the 4 children are asleep, so that's... a plus.

I'm so thankful for all the nice comments I got back in October. I'd seriously don't remember that post, serious sleep deprivation I think was the norm.

We spent last week sick so I don't remember much of that either.  We're on the mend now though (I hope).  The twins have been doing their albuterol and one of them is almost done with their antibiotics (ear infection).

I still haven't come up with clever names for them yet... Help me? I know some of you have some ideas (cough *chris* cough *Al* cough)

Also on a twin note, our baby b (until I figure something else out) had his open heart surgery last month, November 7. He's doing really well, kids are amazing y'all. They way they fight everything, I'd been laying there like a dead fish or something if it had been me. Not him, he was repaired and sent home on day 4.

His breast bone is still healing, so we're really only limited on the way we have to pick him up.  But he's rolling over like a champ again!  Before long other than the scar you won't be able to tell a difference. He's pretty much the same ole kid.  Eating better and spitting up less, that's a difference and a plus if you ask me.

Love em.

Brother on the other hand, baby a for now. He's pretty well flying with colors.  He's crawling and sitting and beginning to pull up. It's really sweet to see. He's a little spit fire though I think.

So there you have it, an update on the ole life of MB.

November and December came and went. Pokey will celebrate her birthday next Sunday. SO it's going to be a big ta do. She'll be 13, ya know. I still can't believe it.  Life is weird y'all.

Can you believe all the lives we've lost this year. It's...  crazy.

So until next time, keep hanging in there Dingleberries!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

hello all

Well I've been awol again, of course.

Life is busy, as always. The twins are a blast, the three year old has gained a new name, threenado. Fun little thing i picked up online one day.

It's what we do though.

I'm on the laptop tonight, so this is something new. So much easier to type on this thing than that iphone.

I was on facebook or something earlier and saw a post by shannon doherty and made me remember that devil, cancer. I lost my dear blogging friend Tim last month because of cancer, next month marks the 4th year since Mama MB lost her battle with cancer.  There are some folks at work who are going through it, some of them again.

It's hard and it's terrible. but we all know that I guess,

I miss blogging, I miss reading whats going on in your worlds.

I hope all is well with you all and that I can catch up, somehow.

Until later,

Keep hanging in there.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

a dear friend, gone too soon

My dear friend And fellow blogger Tim passed away on September 4.2016. Though we never met, he was close to my heart.

Such a sad time

Life is unfair sometimes

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Feeling discouraged

So I've been on the fence for a while about what kind of vehicle we MB's would be owning now, what with all these monkies and all.  As most of us can relate, the idea of a minivan made me want to run with scissors!  

But we gave in ... We're the proud owners of a minivan, it's a Toyota.  I hope it's not a piece of junk.

All of that aside, not to sound like doom and gloom, because I don't want to be that way, I'm not giving up hope on my baby b.

We were suppose to get the van tonight (Tuesday). But because of the holiday it's not here yet, but we have still have the loaner.  (see there's a bright side to most things)

We were also suppose to bring home baby B tomorrow (Wednesday), but we're starting over.. 
5 more days.

It's this stuff. 

-Hang in there

Friday, July 1, 2016


Sorry folks, it's been a while.  But I have good reason.

My twinbies, well they were due june 19th. We were scheduled for c-section at 38 weeks on June 7th... Well they had a mind of their own and the good Lord had a plan of His own. 

Monkey Butt at 34 weeks and 2 days. 

I had this great idea that for mothers day I wanted to take the kids to the zoo.  That was a lot of fun but it spiraled from there. My swelling was getting worse and worse and I was starting to have more pains, so on Thursday morning.. I just couldn't take the pain anymore, I was obviously having contractions... I never had those with my other two monkeys, so this was new.  Well, like I said I couldn't stand it anymore.. I decided to call my work and family, I was going to swing by my Dr office and have them check me out.. Just to make sure they weren't too close or anything like that.
Yes they're definitely contractions and they wanted me to go to the hospital .

Oh you know how that goes, but I made calls and had Mr MB on the way to get me as well as my aunt and grandma.  

So the checking begins.

By the middle of the day I was ready to go home, I'd already been pumped with so much fluid that I was even more miserable, they'd offered to sedate me (which I refused) and one nurse even went as far to tell me that if I left it would be against their orders. When the Dr came in with his shots, I almost had him talked into letting me leave, but the shots they'd given me didn't make the contractions stop and they came back to tell me I definitely would be spending the night. With my other monkeys at school and daycare, this was stressful to me. 

Settled in for the night and the discomfort gets greater.  

Sometime after midnight, my twin A decided it was time.  It felt like he kicked the hell out of me and his water broke.  Looks like it's going to be go time.

My baby monkeys were born Friday, May 13th and 34 weeks and 4 days. Given them an automatic trip down to the NICU.

These pictures are pretty recent.  

My baby A is home with us. My baby B is still in the NICU. 

But we're getting closer.  

I'll try to update more later. 

Thanks for all whose hung in there. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Should be working

One of those weeks where Id rather not be working, but I think we all go through sometimes.

It's OK though, just another day in paradise.  

I think we're getting our heads up out of water around here, I hope.  We hired a new guy and he seems to be doing OK. He's still here with us, but it's only been a few days.  12 hours knows how to wear people down ,I guess.  Hard work being a tow truck driver.

So I'm hopeful all is well in the land of yours. It's a short post today (again) because I want to check in and see what you all have been up to.  

Hanging there, as always
Yall do the same


Thursday, April 21, 2016

31 weeks

I haven't updated my pregnancy file in a while.
We're at the 31 weeks mark (well a few days ago)
To say the least, it's getting harder and harder to do most things.
Especially stay awake.

But I'm trying 

this picture reminds me of another blogger friend, I won't name names or anything.

Happy Thursday yall ..

I'm going to go back to sleeping on my desk!

-Hang in there
Monkey Butt

Monday, April 18, 2016

Just some babbling

It's been too long, but I'm just going to get to it.  Beats laying down dribble about how lazy I am with my blog.

Life is, shall we say a little crazy.  But things are coming together, as they usually tend to do and I'm doing my best to hang in there and not choke anyone or break any neck bones.  That's always my  favorite.

I miss keeping up with the bloggoworld, so I'm hoping to dedicate a few minutes and see what you all have been up to.

Hoping all is well.  

Keep hanging in there 
-Monkey Butt

Monday, February 22, 2016

Whoa, a thousand times. (and one)

So I just realized my last post, the one where I complained about feeling less that 100% and crying about the weather.. 
That was my 1000th post.
What a waste right!
Can't believe I've posted 1000 posts, never really thought about where this blog would go or if anyone would even read it when i started it, but hey.. I'm glad I did.
It's raining here... but not cold.  I'll take that.

-Hang in there.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

bipolar weather

Happy Wednesday Dingleberries. 
I'd blame the camel for my feeling less that 100% today, but that would be unfair.

Today's feeling of poo are mostly to blame on this bipolar weather we have here in the great southern [suppose to be warm all the time in the south] state of Georgia!  Yes I know we're not Florida and all of their perfections, HA! [Dare I remind you of the bath salt zombie incident and then there was that thing with the skittles.] Just sayin' they're not as perfect as you think they are, but it is warmer there..  

But I'm rambling.

So they called for another "winter storm" 2 days ago....

Mind you, it was COLD, but nothing like this... Nothing like anything, pretty sure it didn't even snow or anything.  I think our state enjoys giving people anxiety. Luckily it doesn't work on me, so I left the house without a jacket and most likely socks.
Today, it's like 54 degrees...

Needless to say, 
my head it stopped up completely.... It runs and runs and it's red and hurts like a mad, but there is still no air passing through this thing.  

Darn our bipolar Georgia weather for my current mood swing and terrible head cold. 
Is it time to go home yet? 

-Hang in there!

Friday, February 5, 2016

parenting fail #46745132

This made me laugh ... but has nothing to do with this post.  Well aside from it being kid related.

Had [another] an argument with my 12YO this morning (Pokey).  I guess all these prego hormones and her pre-teen hormones are really taking a toll on the both of us.
She cried in her room last night, because "all we do is fight".  
So this morning, as usual we're running late and girl has absolutely NO SENSE OF URGENCY.
So I'm trying not to yell and be a crazy mother, without much success.
Long story short, we missed the  bus and on the way to school we're fussing about something and she wacks my arm. I was like WTH?!?!
She knew she'd messed up then, I grounded her and she fussed some more.

So in the end, she said kind of under her breath that she "hates parents".  So what does MB do, yes without thinking.. I begin to get upset, cant help but think about Mama MB and how many times I probably said something stupid like that to her and now... she's gone now.
So me, being an uncontrollable psycho ... I said...  
"Well, one day you'll wake up and you won't have parents... and by then you may be a parent.. or not.. then you have no worries."


Not only am I suffering inside that I miss my Mama MB, but my own daughter "hates parents" 

Keep in mind, I know it's not true and she was just being a kid..

Lord I wish I'd not said those words this morning.

Needless to say, I cried half way to work, lol ..

Parenting man, it's hard sometimes.

-Hanging in there.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Prego with Twins

This is the worst pregnancy I've had so far.  

These boys are kicking my butt.

Hormones man, hormones. 

-Hanging in there

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Feels like Monday, stupid camel

It's been a while (again). For that I am deeply sorry.
I'm still here, still hanging around.. Still being a Monkey Butt sorts. 

This morning was one of those days, I could have just gone back to bed. 
Nothing bad, just felt like it would be good to go back to sleep.  Unable to do that I got up and I'm at work. 
It's suppose to rain today, again.
I'm not complaining, my windshield is so incredibly nasty. Remind me to put some windshield washer fluid in later.

Hang in there Dingleberries.