The title says it all. Our poor baby Kate is really having a tough time right now. (so is her momma) Yesterday all she did was scream. I can't tell you how horrible it is. We tried everything, nothing seemed to sooth her. I felt so helpless. She has so much gas in her little tummy and is in extreme pain. Last night was the start of the projectile vomiting. She did it two more times this morning. Its terrible, comes out her nose and shoots right out onto me. I don't care about being covered in throw up or that our bed has been drenched in it. I just want to figure out what is making her do it. I called the doctor this morning to let her know what is going on and she wanted to see Kate today. My mom and I packed up and went to see her fabulous pediatrician this afternoon. Good news is that it looks like the vomiting is just from her having air bubbles in her tummy. Bad news is she is filled with so much gas that her tummy is extremely hard. It seems as if Kate is colic. I am having to watch my diet even more now and eat really bland because she has a sensitive stomach. We are going to be supplementing her in the meantime to get her gas under control. The DR checked her infection again and is happy with how it is healing. She is concerned about the middle of the infection site. I can't really explain it but I get what shes saying. It has been my concern, there is a big chunk of skin that just doesn't look right. She is referring us out to a special surgeon to have it checked out. Only problem is our insurance. Last week Kate was denied coverage for our new PPO plan. They found out about her infection and will not cover her until she is clear for 3 months. Needless to say, we have been extremely stressed out this past week. In order for her to be able to see this surgeon we have to have our old pediatrician (who we are no longer going to) refer her out. Lovely HMO. Praying that this will all happen and happen soon! I have been doing well with staying strong but today I hit my peak and burst into tears at the DRs office when they said they would not be able to refer her out due to our insurance problem. It just doesn't seem right. We are paying an arm and a leg a month for insurance and we can't get the care we need for our precious girl. So if you would be so kind and lift up this situation before the Lord. We are tired and overwhelmed but we are not giving up Hope for complete healing for both her infection, wound and now her colic problem. We also trust that this insurance issue will get cleared up but in the meantime, its hard. I really really hope to have some good news soon! Oh one more thing! Kate was weighed this morning and she is now 8 pounds 9 ounces! Over a pound more than she was last Monday!!! Shes a champ!
When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. What you’ll need. Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water Ice Coffee creamer of your choice Heavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. Step one. Get your ingredients out. I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. Mix it real good. Time to cool it down. Now comes the sweet part. This next step is money. Lordy. If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce. Do it. If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck. This is the recipe from my mother in law. It is life changing. Ta-Da! Tag me on Instagram at