Friday, July 6, 2012

One More Thing...

Well Chloe has been feeling great since she had her surgery! She has actually been sleeping through the night, eating like a champ and acting like a very happy 2 year old! BUT (That is a word I am really growing to hate) on June 30th 2012 Chloe had just gotten out of the shower and was dancing around on the bed like a crazy monkey. (That nursery Song has never been Truer) Her dad was brushing his teeth and standing right next to her when all of a sudden Chloe slipped and feel right off the bed. It was the loudest thud I have ever heard, so I ran in there and picked her up and immediately knew something was wrong with her arm. Chloe is really a tough kid and because of how daring she is she falls down and gets lots of scratches but after 10 minutes of crying I knew we had to go the Instacare :) So off to the instacare we went!
They sent her right up to get X-Ray's and when they X-Ray's were in, it was very clear that Chloe had broken her arm (Elbow). Poor little Girl! Once they got the splint on her she was a pretty good sport and Has been climbing around like a monkey ever since! 

Super Funny Picture because I just realized that the day she broke her arm she was wearing the vacuum attachment on the arm that she actually broke.... Coincidence I think NOT!

Here is The happy Girl with a Ballon and Some Candy! Some of her friends from the ward brought it over! 

I am going to post now about some fun stuff because I promise that we do have fun, we aren't always in the hospital ;)
Discovery Gateway is such a cool Place! Chloe loved it so much that we decided to get a season pass!!! Here are a few pics from the fun adventure!
Here's our little bird with the broken wing on a Giant Swan!
Riding a Horse and Loving every minute of it! I have got to find a real one for her to ride!

Here's Boo Feeding the Horse

Pretending to be a Bird, In case you didn't know one of her all time favorite shows is RIO!!! She was dancing and Singing like she was one of the birds from RIO in this get up!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Story of the Sickies!

(Warning, a scary story is ahead and has a few scary moments)
Sicky 1 = Josh/Sicky 2 = Chloe
So to start the story Josh was honestly sick for the whole month of May, and then Poor Chloe has been sick probably 70% of her life. So this month we decided to do something drastic about it all! Chloe has had about 12 ear infections and for the whole month of May she had been sick and the antibiotics weren't helping her too much so I had scheduled an appointment for her with an ENT (ear, nose & throat Doc). 
Well Two weeks before our scheduled appointment we ran to Costco one night to grab some more Tylenol, cause she was starting to have Fevers again for the millionth time! So as we were driving out of Costco I just look back at Chloe for no real reason and my baby is Blue! yep that's right I said blue and totally non-responsive! I start yelling at Josh pull over, drive to the hospital, call 911, get me out of this car.... Pretty much everything you can think of to say in a time like that! Josh pulls over in a parking lot and hurry and grab her out of the car and lay her on the pavement... At this point I have no clue what is happening to my baby I just know that she needs to get air. So I start doing chest compressions because I can't think of anything else to do while Josh is on the phone with 911
Within 30 seconds-1 min we have 3 cop cars there and Chloe has finally started to breath again but looks very glazed over. In about another 30 seconds we have a firetruck and an ambulance there ready to help out. 
It just so happened that Chloe had what is called a Febrile Seizure, caused by getting a fever that came on too fast and too high so your body pretty much shuts down so it doesn't Fry! and just a little FYI There is no way to prevent them :) O and another FYI Babies seizures look very different then kids or adults. Most babies do not shake and look like they are having a seizure but they usually go blue and stiff, that would have been nice to know before I tried to do CPR on my child.
That night we spent 8 hours up at primary Children's hospital and determined that Chloe had a Sinus infection that was not being touched by the antibiotics that she had been taking and a spot on her lung that looked like the beginning stages of pneumonia.
So she was placed on a different antibiotic and was scheduled to see the ENT!
Once she finally go in to see the ENT we decided to take out her Adenoids and put tubes in her ears.
3 Days before she is supposed to go into surgery she starts to get sick again... So I start to panic! I called her doctor and went in immediately to checkout what was going on. Guess what she had a double ear infection! So we put her on antibiotics again and prayed that she didn't get fevers or develop a cough so that she still could have her surgery!!! 
So on June 21 2012 Chloe Mills went in for her first surgery. Not gonna lie the scariest day of my entire life! Handing over your baby to a stranger and trusting them completely is not my idea of a good time.
When the doctor was done he came and told us the surgery went great and her Adenoids were HUGE! He was very happy we decided to take those out :) She did really good after her surgery and was eating that evening like a champ.
I have never met a more patient, good sport, happy and all around amazing little girl through out the whole ordeal! She is such a fighter. I feel so blessed and not qualified to be her mom but I am sure glad that I am! She is the light of our lives and we are the luckiest parents in the whole world!
So thats the whole Story! Sorry it was so long, and I am very impressed if you are still even reading this :) Thank you for all your support and help through out this long road! We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends and couldn't be happier that we are finally on the road to recovery and Health!

Here are a few pics from Chloe's Surgery day.
Chloe did not like that on her wrist! We eventually had to move it to her ankle because she was pulling at it so much
 While we were waiting to go back into surgery Toy Story came on the TV and she was SOOO EXCITED, she couldn't hardly believe it!
 Look at those lips! This was right after surgery so she was pretty out of it! Still cute as ever!

*June Posting with Fun Stuff to Come*

MAY 2012

May 2012 is officially the month of the Sickies! But I will get to that in my next Post! Its too long of a story not to have its own post!!!

Zoo - Part 2
Here are some pics from our trip to the Zoo with the Howlands! Chloe and Stockton get along so well and have so much fun together :) But its pretty easy to get along with such fun people!

 Pretty sure this was their favorite part of the whole zoo adventure... Pulling weeds and running around like crazy!

Here's Chloe helping dad Mow the Lawn! Ok she is directing him where to go...
Seriously one of my favorite pictures ever!

And of course my Birthday is at the end of the Month again... Can't believe that I am officially 27! I love where I am at in life and I love my family! Life isn't always easy but its sure fun with the people in my life!!! Here is a pic of Chloe at Texas Roadhouse lovin' the rolls! She is just like her mama!!

April 2012

We had a blast this past April! It was Chloe's 2nd Birthday and Boy is that girl Spoiled! For the theme this year we went with a Rainbow theme because Chloe loves colors and knows all her colors :) I am a very proud mama!
Here are a few pictures from the party!

~The Birthday Girl~

Chloe's Rainbow Cake
 Getting the Party Started!

 Here's the Ballon Banner that Chloe's dad made her!

This Easter was so much fun with Chloe! She really got into the whole egg hunt search this year! She loved finding an egg and then would immediately open it! Here is Chloe in her Easter Dress! Such a little Poser!

Lots of Play Dates! With the beautiful cool spring weather, Chloe was able to get together with lots of friends! As a mom one of my favorite things is to watch Chloe grow up and become such a big girl :)

Chloe and her Friend Garrett! They are too Cute together!

Here are Two little trouble makers! Jax and Chloe are the perfect friends; he loves to push people in swings and she loves to be pushed! Match made in heaven!!!

The Zoo Part 1-This year we decided to get a Zoo Membership and let me tell you it has already paid for itself! Chloe loves animals and LOVES the zoo! Her favorite things to see at the zoo are the monkeys and the SNAKES! Crazy I know but I just go with it!
Here is Chloe the first time she went to the Zoo! What a Cutie!

March 2012

A recap of the Past March... Yep I am way behind but expect some updates!

To start off March we were able to go to Toy Story On Ice! Yep you guessed it I have a two year old that LOVES Toy Story and everything about it! She is actually obsessed with it! Here a some pics from the big event!

Chloe pretty dang excited for the big Show!
 Waiting for the Show to start with Grandma and Grandpa Mills
 This was her favorite part for sure! She loves THE CLAW! What a funny little Girl!
 Another favorite part for Chloe... She's got good taste!

Here is Chloe with her favorite Play Toy... Dad
These two have WAY Too much fun together! I am so lucky to have such a great husband who is so amazing with his little angel!

 Chloe has the best Sense of Humor ever! She loves to make us laugh and it really quite good at it! Here she is all dressed up!

Another exciting event that happened in March happened to me. Im sure you all knew that I had a mole right in the middle of my head, well I use the word HAD because it is no longer there :) I will take a picture at the end of summer and show the before and after but for now here is my cool stitches from the ordeal! Sorry I look cross eyed!

Friday, November 11, 2011

~Fall Fun~ P.S. Its a Long one

Every year we start Fall by going to the state fair! And this year was no exception :) It was so much fun with Chloe! She loved all of the animals and really loved the kiddy section where she could go wild!!
Chloe getting ready to go Farming!
"Look Mom an Egg"
Chloe was a PRO at milking the Cow
The sun might have been in her face but that didn't stop her!

This Robot Guy LOVED Chloe, but Chloe did not LOVE him...
Here's My Lil Bear Cub! This was by far Chloe's most favorite thing the entire night... Its so funny what kids decide they like!

MY 18 MONTH OLD - Here are some of my big Girls 18 month Pics
Height - 36 Inches (80th Percentile)
Weight - 23 Pounds (29th Percentile)
Head Circumference - 46 cm (56th Percentile)
Teeth - 13 total, but working on her last 3 I Teeth.... All at the same time ;)
LOVES to dance
Loves animals and the sounds they make
Has just recently picked up Coloring, and she is pretty dang good at it
Favorite Word : DA - She yells it at him just to make sure he heard it

Halloween 2011 - Chloe the Littlest Witch
Such a Ham!

Strike a Pose 1
Strike a Pose 2

And here are some fun Halloween Adventures

Ride To a Witch - Gardner Village
The Mills Pumpkins - Josh's Left/Emily's Right (Chloe wouldn't touch the stuff, so funny)
What Jokester!
Looking Festive
At Mom's Work Party... Can you tell she is ready for her nap

Well if you couldn't tell in that last pic you can sure tell in this one :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Just Silly

One Word - TUPPERWARE! Chloe has this new obsession with Tupperware. She loves lids and containers, and they always go right to her head! Once the Tupperware has gone to her head she will start growling and chasing us around the house! Its one of my favorite things she does :)

We had to put the Deep Tupperware up high because of the above picture...
Here's my little monster chasing me now :) She is too much fun!

Here is Chloe's Monster Face without the Tupperware!

Chloe thinks she is such a big girl now and here are a few pics why

Here she is in her front facing car seat!!! SHE LOVES IT and has not made a fuss ONCE since we have switched :)
Here is Chloe's Action Shot! She was in Heaven playing with those thousands of rocks. She would take one at a time and place them where she thought it was best! (which was everywhere other than the pile)
Chloe in the Big Girl Wagon!

My little Girl is 13 months old and growing up way too fast! She makes life so much more fun!!! Mother's Day was so much fun with CiCi. I got the biggest hug and Smile from my little angel when she first woke up and that made my entire year. Just to see how she looks at me makes my whole life worth living!!!