Monday, March 30, 2009

Love of the Park

Man, I love this little girl. She is probably the happiest person I know. She makes me reevaluate everything in life. Because of Quinn, I am a better person. I know that it sounds strange, but it is true. She makes me smile... a lot

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rough Times

Out poor Quinny has had a rough time recently. We went in for her sleep study last night at 8:00pm. She was hooked up to about 20 different leads on her tummy, back, legs, armpip, and face by around 8:30. They even had about 6 or 8 on her scalp. Then we watched some Thomas the Train, read about a zillion books and tried to get her to go to sleep. By 10:30 she still wasn't sleeping. She was pulling at all of the wires and crying. Man, she was not only mad but scared and oh-so-angry at us. I told her that we were going to spend the night at the doctors and she was excited. Then I told her that the doctors were going to put buttons on her tummy and hair- like Frosty- and she was excited. However, when she got them; not so much. Finally around midnight she fell asleep for about a half of an hour and one of the techs told me that she only needed 2 more leads put on. They tried to get the last two on her and she woke up... screaming and ripped at her leads and pulled by the handfuls. Man, how do they expect 2 year old to stay asleep with their entire face/head/body covered in leads and tape and concrete-like glue?? Around 1:30 am one of the techs said that if she wasn't able to get to sleep soon (and if they couldn't put all of the leads on her-) then we would have to reschedule. At this point, I knew that Quinn wasn't going to go back to sleep. She was angry, growling even. She has busted blood vessels all over her face now from crying and yelling for so long- pure torture. So we just left.

Today Quinn spent over an hour in the tub while I tried to take off the lead contacts from her tummy, back, and legs AND tried to get the concrete/glue and gauze out of her hair and off of her face. (on a side note, she called the concrete/glue stuff bananas because before it hardened it felt like a smooched banana) :)

We are NOT going to be getting this done again. We are going without. Either her doctors think that she needs the surgery or not. End of Story.


Quinn's Urologist thinks that she is having bladder spasms. We have a few options.

1. put her on a muscle relaxer

2. give her suppositories and MiraLax

So- we chose #2. She will be on Pedia-Lax for 3 days and then MiraLAX for a few months. Hopefully, by "cleaning her out", it will reduce any pressure on her bladder.

I am just tired of seeing her hurt all of the time.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Quinn still watches Frosty the Snowman almost everyday. She loves it. (and Santa and Rudolf too). She will make up songs daily. I LOVE her songs so much.
She will ask for me to take her temperature and tell me to put it in her "armpip". adorable

She asks for a special type of "shampoot" and Daddy soap on her tummy during every bath.

Quinn is becoming SO opinionated. Seriously, I am in for some trouble when she is a teen. She pretty much wears 4 shirts right now. One from Laura and Elsie, one striped sweater, the blue one in the pictures and one tee with stars. That is it besides her jammies which she has to pick out also. It is exhausting because I have to keep these favorites clean always.
In her prayer last night, she thanked God for Zana (Dad and Annette's deaf dog) and Uncle Richie... in that order HA!

Every night when I put Quinn down to sleep, I have to tell her the itinerary for the next day. She asks questions about it and then repeats the schedule to herself as she falls asleep. hmmm, she might be a little too much like me :)

Also, she loves wearing my lip gloss. She asks for it all of the time. She even rubs her lips together just like me! Oh and notice how we both have white necklaces on?? yes, she planned that!

West visit

Jerry and his son Sean came to visit us last week. It was such a nice surprise to see them. I haven't seen Jerry since our wedding. I haven't see Sean since... well since forever! I used to be taller than him. Not so much anymore. Quinn immediately fell in love with Sean. She was showing him all of her toys. I think it was a crush. He was so sweet with her too.
The first three pictures Dan and I took. (Yes, Dan was able to come home from work at a normal time (6:30) and see Jerry again and meet Sean!) Jerry took the rest of the pictures. Isn't he great?
(oh by the way, Dan just bought us a new camera! So we should finally have some decent looking pictures!!! yippy)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The other day a bunch of us got together to hang out with our super cool cousin David. We all met at Rich's house. We had pizza, hung out and played video games! Check out the bowling action shots!


Yesterday was a wonderful day in the Ondra household. Quinn was assessed for exiting her speech program. Yes, you guessed it... she is brilliant! Quinn scored in the 96th percentile. Her receptive language score was 118 and her expressive language score was 126. The average for a 29 month old is 85 for both! Receptively her age equivalence is 2 yrs and 11 months. Expressively her age equivalence is 3 yrs and 3 months! Go Quinny go!

Also, yesterday Dan received an award at his work. He was "Employee of the Month". He got a small certificate, check AND, what I find most important, appreciation and recognition. Dan works SO hard and I love that others acknowledge it too.

Grandma and Grandpa!

The other weekend Quinn spent the night at her Grandma and Grandpa VS's house (Dad and Annette). She had such a great time. I hear that there was sidewalk chalk, coloring, playing with the dogs and more. She came back to our house with a new shirt and pair of shorts too! Quinn picked the shirt out all by herself.
(on a side note: she does that a lot. She is VERY into fashion. She actually will throw mini tiffs. if she doesn't get to wear exactly what she wants OR if I wear something that she doesn't like. and she is only 2!!! Her current favorite shirt is one from Elsie and it is too big for her but she will wake up every morning asking for her "flaw-wer shirt"
Thanks for the wonderful memory making for Quinn!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fun in the SNOW

This last Monday we had quite the snow storm- so much that Dan's work even closed! We had such a wonderful day playing together. I just love "stolen" moments. We took a billion pictures so enjoy or ignore :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A mile in our shoes...

Have you ever seen anything as cute?!