Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Baby's Back!!!!

Summer sleeping last week after getting her chemo.
I was thinking back to a few months ago when Summer was becoming more and more independent. I was sad to see my baby disappearing a little every day. She was dressing herself, feeding herself, going to potty alone, playing alone, putting on her shoes by herself and more. Now she rarely does any of these things herself. I guess it is pretty easy to baby her. I mean she is my one and only. Once she's grown, she's grown and that is it. So, although it is a little tiresome to have her want to be by my side all the time and waited on hand and foot, I do enjoy it. "I want you to feed me," she says. I mean, how much longer can she possibly let me feed her? I'm sure in the grand scheme of things it is NO time so I feed her one spoonful at a time watching her toy with me by needing a drink when she sees me with the bite ready for her. LOL. She really cracks me up. She has it all figured out. She is so good at wrapping me right around her little finger. Except for when she whines. I absolutely do not cave to whining, at least not directly. I try to have her ask for things with a smile on her face since she can't whine at the same time. :) At times she will not stop whining, so I just have to stand by my original decision which was more than likely "No" if she is whining. It is quite frustrating for us both, but she will learn sooner or later the correct way to act to get what she wants assuming it is possible for her to have in the first place. Man, this parenting stuff is fun.

Summer playing with a doll on the stairs. She made a bed in the floor with a towel and floor mat. She loves to play with her dolls....with me of course. :)
She's been eating great again today. I guess we don't have chemo anymore this cycle. I thought we did, but according to the nurse we just have to do blood checks this week and next. I wonder what her counts will be tomorrow. She has been eating good all week. She has been playing well too although not much independently. She looks pale so I'm thinking maybe that means they are down. I think they are supposed to bottom out in the next few days and then start going up again. She has been getting her Neupogen shots since we got out on Saturday. She is doing better with them. We don't have to hold her down anymore, but she still does not like them. She almost has her 3rd sticker chart full. Sometimes she gives herself an extra sticker or two, but I guess it is ok. She does have cancer. It is funny though because she gave me a sticker the other day for me taking a nap. LOL. Anyways, she put it on her chart. :p The other day after she filled her second one, I told her I would give her a prize when we got home from our walk. Well, on our walk she found something she wanted more and it was only $1.99 so I went ahead and got her the ugly rubber white mouse complete with long pink tail. YUCK!!! But, she wanted it. She told me it wasn't scary. It was just a friendly baby. I guess she is for the underdog at this point in her life.

Daddy watches her try to cast, but he's no pro either. She gets her fishing skills from him. LOL

We are lucky the fish are this small. I don't think her rod could handle much bigger. :)

We have gone fishing a few times this week, but it is not her cup of tea. She did not inherit my fishing gene. :*( She did play in her pool for a while today so there is still hope she will love the sun like me. Of course, we lathered her up in sunscreen which was the disappearing blue kind. Some of it didn't get rubbed in so she looks a little blue in some of the pics I took. It was fun though and we tried to keep the pool out of the sun as much as possible so we didn't get too much.

Of course she picked out a pink and purple fishing pole!
She loves to practice casting although she more or less drops the weight, walks away, and reels it in really fast.She loves to do "Ring Around the Rosies" in her pool!!!
Hope the next few weeks will be as uneventful as this one has been. It has been nice to just relax and enjoy life -- especially my baby!!!


Kristi J said...

Summer is just too cute! I can understand how you want to baby her a bit, too. They are only small for such a short time, and then boom, they are independent and want to do their own thing. Good for you on not giving in to the whining though! lol

Looks like you all had a fun day!

I continue to pray for your sweet girl!

Kathie said...

I absolutely love the fishing picture with Dad! You all look like you are having a great time! Great pictures!!

Tricia said...

So good to see pictures of her, I love it!! She seems so happy in these. Maybe one day she will get more into fishing.

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you guys are having a good time! Love her swimming adorable!

Praying that her counts are good and that she continues to eat well!

Linda said...

Jennifer, I really admire you for being such a good example of a great mother (I'm sure you have lots of admirers like me), and Summer is so blessed to have you! May God bless your little trio!

Stephycce said...

So cute!
So glad you have your baby back!!
Hope it keeps going awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the all the "baby" you can with her with no goes by quickly and when it is gone it is gone for good, no going back (no matter how much you want to). You REALLY are a wonderful mommy. Praying always for you three!!!
I love you sis :)

Bridgett said...

Autumn would LOVE her fishing pole. What is it with little girls and pink and purple? LOL

I'm glad she's feeling well, eating well, and getting lots of stickers for her chart! LOL


Tiffany said...

Cute pics! :) Looks like she had tons of fun fishing.