Oh Life, Please Settle Down

Well, I started this post last week and then every kid disease and ailment took over my house. Lola was sick and it turned out it was Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease. I think Rob and I had it last weekend and of course Sebastian got it too. Aggghhh!! I didn’t even know what the heck HFMD was until I learned about the epidemic it has become in Indiana this year. Plus Sebastian is teething. And then throw Lola’s epilepsy on top of all of it. Well, it’s been just an epic couple of weeks in the Howell house. I should be doing nice things for myself in this downtime, but I think I’ll go and disinfect my house, my mind and my soul from all of this crap...
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We Have a Son!

Sebastian Edward Howell was born on January 10th, 2014 weighing 10 lbs 6 oz (yes…you read that correctly!) and measuring 22 inches in length. We are over the moon with happiness and couldn’t be more grateful to have Sebastian in our lives. Lola is slowly beginning to warm up to him although she doesn’t really seem to care whether he is around or not. She likes to call him Bubba and on occasion she’ll lean in and give him kisses yet this is usually followed by an attempted grab at his face. The terms “touch nice” are currently the most used phrase of the Howell household. I would love to share more, but I’m going to relish in these amazingly precious moments with my family. I’ll be back...
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Catching Up

As life normally does, it seems to continue to fly right on by and next thing you know it’s the middle of October. Unfortunately, I’m finding the quiet moments where I am able to sit down and share our life with all of you have become harder to prioritize. Thankfully, I am off of work for the next two days and after spending some much needed mama and family time, the babe (who has been sick with a cold and some awful teething) is finally napping, my hubby is busy working and I am sitting here listening to the ultimate comfort music…classical. I have much to talk about, but I’ve decided to not make this a long drawn out post. Instead, I’ll start where I left off and...
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Yes – Neurologists Really do Smile!

Just when I was starting to get into my groove on Wednesday’s, I have already had to change up my beloved schedule. While I normally work on Mondays, I took the day off so I could be at Lola’s neurologist appointment with Dr. Zimmer. I have finally come to terms that I am indeed the crazy mother who must attend every single neurologist appointment…they mean that much to me. And while I sincerely trust my husbands ability to tell me “word for word” what Dr. Zimmer said, I just know that my worried mind rests much easier when I hear the words myself. But come on…it’s not like it is just any appointment. It’s not to check out a diaper rash, it’s not a therapy session and it’s...
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End of Summer Lola Spam

My mom always says, “Post more pictures of Lola” so there really is no point to this post…I’m just trying to stay on my mother’s good side. 🙂 Lola has become quite expressive these days whether it is her making a goofy face or babbling some crazy babble. Either way, we are seeing little glimpses of her personality coming out and it has been a real pleasure to witness. I love the second photo as it is Lola tilting her head and trying to get a Lola word out. The last picture is of Lola attempting to attack my arms which I will add really hurts. We are trying to teach her “touch nice” as her grabbing has become rather destructive. I will say it is awfully cute...
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