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I’m grateful for this little turkey of mine, this year, as I have been every Thanksgiving since she came into our lives. I am immensely thankful for her health, and her spirit. We celebrated with family today, I made way too much food(seriously people why did I think I needed to make 48 dinner rolls?), and it was just what Thanksgiving should be. She was a little unsure at first, and requested to nurse more then she has in ages, but she did great. I love this season, more and more each year as she grows.


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This was her. Still sleeping. At 10:00 this morning. She partied like a rock star until 2am. Thankfully she’s asleep for the night already, on time. She ate dinner on time. And even helped make pie for tomorrow. Screw you cold and your schedule ruining ways, we’ve beat you.


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She kept running across the room, shouting “mama look!” when she found a photo she really liked.


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Don’t let that face fool you, miserable is about the only word to describe this kid today. She came down with a horrible cold out of nowhere last night that has hit her like a freight train. We’re desperately hoping she passes it as quickly as she got it and none of the rest of us fall victim to it.


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Someone(not me) gave her a snickers upon getting home from the store. And then hid while I took a photo.


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We spent the afternoon in the boonies visiting horses, kitties and celebrating her Grandmas birthday. She watched her uncle splitting wood, fed the horses grass, and even got to take a nap with a few cats. Also she had cake for lunch, so her day was pretty much perfect.


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She’s still a little unsure when she climbs down from our bed. More often then not, when her toes are mere inches from the floor I hear “Halp! Mama! Halp!”


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She had her annual follow up to check on her kidneys today and I’m happy to say she was cleared and discharged as a patient. She is now only a patient for her heart at the children’s hospital. Frankly it really makes me wonder if she ever needed all of the tests and antibiotics, but there comes a point where you have a health compromised child where you have to trust their judgment.

She did so well today, she didn’t even want to leave when it was time to go, I’m so proud of her.


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She slept until 10am today(she was up from 2-4 in the middle of the night for some ungodly reason). Then she fell asleep as soon as I got home from work(and woke an hour later). This kids schedule is all sorts of jacked up since I changed mine. I keep hoping she will adjust but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Even though she’s always woken frequently to nurse, she was a pretty good sleeper before this. Her naps and bedtime were pretty predictable. Now we’re lucky if she gets a nap or is in bed by 10pm. Screwing with a toddlers sleep is mean business.