I have met her before during college times :rolleyes: lol, but I imagine it will be fine. Landon and I have the whole basement so it will be cold and wonderful! I am just happy I won't be putting Landon there and leaving right away...at least we will all be there together and then he can go to chuck e cheese and have a good ol' time for a night until he is ready for his mommy again
So i'll suck it up for the sake of my cutie pie
Please ignore the no makeup/tired/weary/au naturale look.....
Told ya'll it was dark, this is how light used to be, this was on the 4th of July
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! looks great!!!!!!!!!!!! you are one of those lucky biatches that can have her hair any color and it looks amazing
Love the darker 'do!!! Gorgeous, girl! And I mean that!
Ben and jerrys clusterfluff.......DIVINE!
emily.....you are gorgeous!!!!! damnnnnnnnnnn........i agree with pj....you have the gorgeous look that no matter color your hair is your just gonna be beautiful!!!!!! i love the cut, too!!!!! you look awesome!!!!!!! and bummer for bradley!!!!!! he is awesome for running the 5k with you..........what a cool thing to share together!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!
kelly.......sounds like a fun night!!!!!!! you've been having some beautiful weather!!!!!
peg........funny about the flatrate box....and sorry the tyguy had another bad night.....stinkin virus!!!!!!
jennifer......hey girl......good to see you!!! every once in a while jacks lower teeth will dig in when he about to fall asleep and his latch must just get real lazy!!! have a glass of wine for me!!!!!!
pj.......you go girl!!!!! yay for production!!!!!!!!! and yay for feeling good about your upcoming meetup with marc........you are awesome.......!!!!!!!!
julie.........oh no on daphne's teeth!!!!!!!! i didn't realize it was a family curse!!!!!! hope she sleeps for ya all night........
mel.........don't forget to tell us a story about somebody's wife!!!!!!!!
kerri.....yay for lunch all.by.yourself!!!!!!!!
ruth.......squirmy..........yup........jack has learned how to climb off of the ottoman i change him on.......so he rolls, flips, and squirms right off the ottoman, and jets accross the livingroom in like .2 seconds.......naked!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!! diaper changes are just hilarious around here!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!! so times 2....LOL!!!!!!!!!
emily (miles momma) havent' heard back yet from dh's friends wife......i did send a message.......and i'll have to check out the bloopers, now!!!!LOL!!!! did you get yoru paper written???
ok...........that's all she wrote........can't remember naything else......i'm too tired to fix my typo's.......LOL...........my day started out by eating donuts.....then i took sarah shopping(3rd time this week)......she needed a new bathingsuit for a big pool party today........after trying on 647 bikini's..........she finally found one she liked......oy............then dropped her off at party.......and took off with everyone else to my MIL"s..........since dan's back is still real bad.......i took max, lucy and abby to the beach and dan stayed with jack while he napped...which means the boys napped.........LOL........then we grilled burgers and dogs.......walked downtown and got an icecream......got back to MIL's and i gave all 3 littles and outside shower.....dressed in pj's and they all fell asleep on the ride home..........now i'm waiting to go pick up sarah........party ends at 11..........
Emily- you look great. Love the hair.
Paula- hope your trip is as unstressful and uncomfortable as possible.
Colleen- sounds like a lot of fun.
Re: addiction and no compassion. I do agree to an extent. I wasted thee years of my life cause of substance abuse. I was using it to deal with the sudden flood of memories of being sexualluly abused by who I thought was my father. It took me moving from Florida to Maryland to escape the vicious cycle. I do have some compassion because of all I have been throuht although I do see where everyone is coming from. Just saying for me, I try to look into the root of why they are being sucked into that life before I can judge them. Sorry to bring this back up but I had to get it off my chest. Also sorry for the tmi. Still in therapy and working on the whole letting people know what happened so I can learn to deal with it thing. Lol. Dont be surprised if this message is deleted soon. Lol. Ok back to our regularly scheduled program.
PJ - I'll load you up on wine when we get there. We're soooo close now.
Julie - awwww...poor Daphne!
Emily - love the new do. And yes, you could have color.
Kelly - so how was the sleepover? sounds like fun. it is on our summer list, but we haven't tackled it yet.
oh, and the homemade chocolate peanut butter cups were FANTASTIC.
Deb YUM on the candy!!!
PJ, you are doing great girl, I know it's so hard right now! I think everything will be fine at M's Mom's house!!! Can't wait to see the pics of Landon and Grace together!
Colleen will you adopt me into your family? Sounds like an awesome day yesterday, so much fun!!!
Jennifer, sorry the chompers are getting hard on the boobs girl, yeouch!
Kelly the movie night sounds FUN!
Emily you look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! ITA your hair could be any color! LOVE IT!! I like it darker!!
I told Colby we could have pancakes for breakfast, and didn't realize I was all out of the instant mix, the super easy kind where you just add water lol. So wow, I think this will be the first time I've ever made "real" pancakes, like from scratch lol! I always add vanilla and sugar to the boxed mix, so let's see if the real ones are worth the little added effort!!
I'm sorry to hear that Kat... I don't have much experience with addiction or abuse in my circle, but I do feel for these people that do struggle. Like you said, there's often an unseen history that we don't know about....I just see pain, and that's sad....
Hope Daphne doesn't get the "chocolate tooth" as it was known in my family! At least it's just baby teeth...
Being a bad momma right now.....Jay barely slept last night...all the CIO I've been sticking to at bedtime and he's staying in his crib less and less each night. Had to bring him in bed at 11 last night and he nursed, kicked and squirmed ALL NIGhT LONG until we got up for good at 530a. My only method of soothing him to sleep any more is the stroller in the house (or in the car) and it's just not working anymore. Doesn't want to be held, doesn't want to play, wont fall asleep....so he's in his crib screaming right now and I dont really care. Thats the bad moma part. WTF am I supposed to do with him??? He won't sleep!!! JH took a 3 hour nap yesterday and Jay slept 10 minutes in the car going to target. ALL DAY. Been readng up on Melatonin for kids....any opinions or experience with that?
Aw, I'm sorry girl. I'd have to go back and look at things again, but I do remember I made the choice to not give Colby Melatonin way back. I did do lots of research, and of course I can't remember much but that it can supposedly permanently change the brain chemistry, and there's a chance you'd need more and more melatonin for it to "work", and the brain would become dependent on it for sleep...so kind of like taking too many laxatives over time, the body stops producing because it's getting it in pill form. Now, all of that you should take with a grain of salt and do your own research, I know it's used heavily in the autistic community, because that's a huge population of kids that most have sleep issues. It just wasn't worth it for me for the possible long term effects to get him to sleep in the short term, KWIM? So read on sister, see what you come up with!
I've only read a little bit Julie, need to do a lot more research before I even consider it. Something I did read was that you could possibly use it on occasion or just for a brief period to get things on the right track....
Jay just quit screaming after, what...20 minutes? So far I haven't tried letting him cry for naps, I was too afraid it woudnt work and letting him cry at bedtime was hard enough. But alas, he sleeps....
Isn't it ridiculous to push a nearly 1 year old around the house in a stroller in order to get them to sleep?? I mean, seriously?!
Jen do you like your doc? Have you told him that he's not sleeping and that CIO isn't working? That's Tthe kind of thing I'd bring up with my pedi, but I like her a lot. I often find she has suggestions from other patients she's seen over the years.
Love the hair, Emily.
Miles slept like crap last night but I luckily was able to get him to sleep until almost 9 this morning. He was up from 3-6 so don't be too jealous.
Sorry to those I missed, hungry people here!!
Really love my pedi except for when it comes to sleep issues. He kinda laughs it off and tells me the kids are healthy and happy and that's all that matters. I just feel like Jay is getting too old for this stuff. These are the sleep issues most people deal with when their babies are closer to 3 months....
another rough night here ;(....ty was up at 1...got him back down and lyssa was up at 2:30 burning up and coughing...puked from coughing which in turn freaks her out.....and of course she refused to take tylenol...never had a problem with her taking tylenol before but for some reason last night she refused!!!!!
anyway...she's a lil beter this morning...isn't burning up although i haven't checked her temp yet.....they were couped up yesterday 1 because they weren't feeling good and 2 because of the heat....so got them out in the back yard for a while this morning before it gets too hot out!!!!
hope eveyone is having a great day
jen....good to see you around....so sorry for the sleep issues!!!!!!
em...sorry miles was up last night too
emc3po...i don't remember if i said it last night but i love your hair...and i agree with the others...you have the kind of hair that it doesn't matter what color it is...still looks great!!!
and glad you were able to get your head on your shoulders and overcome
kat... :bighug: sorry you went through all that....glad you were able to pull it together though and be where you are now!!!! :bighug:
:bighug: jen..........sleep issues have to be the worst......you've had a long year!!!!!!!!!
:bighug:kat........so sorry for your awful past....
:bighug: peg for the bad night!!!!! jeez....i hope you can catch a break......virus be gone!!!!!!!!!!
:bighug:emily......sorry miles was up partying all night...3-6 .......oy vey..........
julie...........how'd the pancakes come out??????????????
deb........i bet your dessert was delish!!!!!!!!!!
omg..........i forgot how god awful cd2 is.............thyroid med, cd2, heat and humidity.........oy, oy, oy................
on a good note.......i just emailed a place for a vacation rental........we haven't been on a vacation in 2 yrs, when we did just a 5 day jaunt up to new hampshire and played in all the rivers..........this one is a vacation house on lake sebago in maine, waterfront/boat mooring/private beautiful beach/dock to jump off of, swim raft.......and it's big enough so my parents can come too!!!!!!!http://data.krainin.com/vacationrentals/cottages/brochure/SLNIEF
if you click the "extra photos"........it brings you to more photo's........LOL!!!!!!!!!!
Colleen, that place looks amazing!! That is going to be a fun vacay.
Jen, Gwendolyn was a horrible sleeper and sadly, at 3 years old, she is still a horrible sleeper. I have to sleep in her bed with her. If I get out and try to sneak in my bed in the middle of the night, she is up an hour later crying. When I get up at 5 with JD, guess who comes bouncing down the stairs 5 mins later asking for Mickey Mouse and chocolate milk. I guess what I am trying to say is that some kids just don't like sleep. Gwendolyn is one of those kids. However, from what you have told us, J seems to have more of a sleep problem than a kid who just doesn't like to sleep. Can you talk to a different pedi? I feel for you, I really do. That must be horrible to deal with day in and day out :bigarmhug:
Peg, sorry for another rough night, I hope the kiddos are feeling better soon.
Kat, :bigarmhug: That was a big step to even tell us about that. :bigarmhug:
Paula, you go girl! Glad to hear you are getting a lot accomplished and Marc is playing along with the arrangements. One day at a time.
Deb, omg I so want some of the chocolate pb cups for breakfast :drool:
Julie, how did the pancakes turn out.
Emily, ooh no to that early wake up. Glad he fell back asleep for you eventually. Did you get your paper done?
DH made me watch paranormal activity 2 last night :rolleyes: So needless to say I slept like crap and then JD woke up at 5 followed by Gweny at 5:10. After I got JD fed and put on Mickey for Gweny I was laying on the couch kinda half asleep half awake and had a dream that we just took Bradley to the mall and dropped him off so he could go walk around and play in the arcade and stuff. Then like 3 hours later I realized that omg I just dropped my 7 year old off at the mall by himself and totally started freaking out. DH was all laid back about it too, lol. Crazy crazy dream!
Okay, JD is done with his jumperoo and B is wanting his sunday morning donuts. Thanks for all the compliments on my hair I am still getting used to it but I think I like it darker too.
Colleen- oooo fun vaction. I hope you guys have a blast.
Peg- sorry for the awful night. Hope they feel better today.
Emily (Miles mama)- ewww 3 to 6. So sorry. Does he usually wake up like that?
Emily- crazy dream. Josh has to fall asleep with me and wakes up everytime I get out of bed too
Going to attempt today to make a diaper cake for a coworker's baby shower next week. I have made only one begore but didnt do a very good job. Geez I almost feel like it qould have been cheaper to just buy a gift cause I have spent too much on this already. Lol
Ooo I forgot about ms Emily and your awful wake up! FUN TIMES!!
And Emily C3 good grief girl, I'm sorry for your fun morning too! Jeez, dern kids! I never even watched the first Paranormal movie lol...used to be that stuff didn't bother me at all, but with the weird stuff that happens in my house and after having kids, I just can't watch it anymore! That is one crazy dream lol! Although I'm quite sure there are parents out there who DO drop their kids at the arcade at the mall!!
Peg, awwwww, what an awful night for you too! Crap, I sure hope today is much better for everyone, are you and Steve still feeling crappy?
Colleen, you MUST get that house!!! That place is awesome!!! I would love to live someplace like that year round is my dream, spending a week there would be so much fun! I'm sorry for the AF and med combo, along with the high humidity, yucko!
Yeah you know my pedi didn't care either about Colby's crappy ultra short naps and crappy night sleep, she basically said the same thing, if they are healthy, some kids just need less sleep. A great answer if you do NOT have a crappy sleeper!
I think I'll dare to take a shower....Daphne woke up after napping for 20 minutes, let her fuss for a bit and now she's back asleep. DH took Colby out to get window washer fluid, he said once he really needed some, and Colby was VERY concerned and kept going on about it...so off then went lol!
Finally get a friggin nap and when I wake up, DH shows me all the pics of a nasty rollover carwreck in our front yard...no deaths tht we know of...yet. Glad JH was asleep for it...would have loved to see the firetrucks, but I wouldnt have wanted him to see all the wreckage (and bodies!) .
Peg..how's Alyssa? Jay refused his tylenol too when he was sick with that hand, foot mouth thing; had a sore throat. Probably her throat hurts?
Peg, have you tried the tylenol melt aways? Belle, loves them, thinks theyre candy. Asks for circles alot.
Had golden corral for breakfast, had family nap time, and now just me amd Belle ares are up. Ben has some nasty tummy thing going on. He keeps pooping. Hes not running a fever and its not mothering him that I can tell, but I kid you not I've changed 8 poopy diapers today. Poor lil guys bum..
Has anyone else had their child latch on to little einstein?? Its all we watch all day. Ben likes out too.
Sorry for all the crappy sleep
So, this is what Belle has done for the last 20 mins or so...
Josh and Sofia never got into little einstein. They were stuck on Dora and Backyardigans.
Noah's favorite is Spongebob. He also watches your baby can read dvds
Miles loves Little Einsteins. Personally, I have a problem with cartoons that are smarter than me.
Peg - I agree about the Tylenol meltaways. Miles will take those (whereas he throws everything else up).
I seem to have caught the crankies that everyone else had earlier in the week. I feel totally PMS-y but really shouldn't until next weekish. Blah!
I love looking at picture Fridays. I finally participated in one and it is Sunday. Bad me. lol
kat......great pics!!!!! the second one of josh on the potty.....omg..........those rolls......he is the cutest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and better late than never.............LOL!!!!! it was worth the wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Only read back a few pages...
Julie - poor Daphne! How's her little mouth today? Lana *still* doesn't have any teeth yet and she turned 8 months old on Friday! I'm not complaining though - I'll take the toothless smiles a while longer. She's really been gnawing though, so I'm guessing it won't be much longer.
Kelly - how did your living room campout go? That sounds like so much fun! I can remember doing that when I was little with my parents. it was in the middle of a blizzard and we had lost power. My dad found some radio station that played old radio "shows" and we all camped in the living room. Great memories being made!
Kat - :bighug: thanks for feeling comfortable enough to share!
Emily - LOVE your hair! I tend to always go darker when I dye my hair - I love it!
I'm here in FL for the next 5 days. I got to see my sister and her family for less than 24 hours, but at least I got my fix! The crappy thing is that my milk supply seems to have plummeted over the past 2 days I have no idea what's going on, but I've never had a supply problem before. Granted, with Tyler, I stopped pumping at 6 months, so I didn't make it this long, but supply has never been my issue. Lana is really struggling at the boob - pulling off and fussing and then trying again and again. I always feel a letdown on my one side and I don't even feel that. And of course, I'm 1,000 miles away from my freezer stash...so I can't even just thaw some out for her. On top of that, I'm trying to pump extra for my dad to feed her during the couple of days that I'm at work...and that's not going well at all. It's stressing me out. What would cause a sudden supply drop?? Lana is still nursing every 3 hours - we're just now having any success at all with solids, so I don't see it being a demand issue. IDK - I just hope it resolves itself soon. It's hard to watch her struggle
Good news - we finally found a place to rent!! I am submitting the application tomorrow - we'll be in in 2 weeks. YAY!
Tracy, ppaf? Stress? Heat? Good luck trying to fix it..., lots of water and oatmeal!! Maybe a beer??
Yay for finding a house!
Tracy- I was going to ask if you have had your ppaf yet too. Have you upped your water since coming back to the stiffling heat with wicked humidity? hmmm. That is awsome news about the rental.
Up and awake at 5 am and it wasnt the kids. LOL. We are getting ready to leave for a drive down to Ft. Lauderdale. We are going to see my grandparents. Hopefully I can get some pics for picture Friday. I am hoping to get a pic of Sofia in her outfit I got on Ebay. It looks so cute on her. We are taking them to some kind of kids art museum too so that should be lots of fun. I will have me phone to try to stay caught up but I hope I can post too. Dh nags me alot about always being on my phone though. So we will see. I hope everyones week goes smoothly and I will be back for sure on Thursday, just a quick trip.
Jules - How were your homemade pancakes? And I always add vanilla to the mixes too.
Kat - Have fun!!!!
Tracy - Sorry about the supply issues. Glad you were able to see your sister (for as short as it was) and on the house!!!!!
Colleen - Can I join your family? Love the vacation home. I've always wanted to rent a small cottage on Cape Cod. This was before moving here where the Outer Banks is a hop skip and a jump away. Or Maine? I just finished a book where the cottage was in Maine. I'm a total sucker for the way books describe a place.
Emily, Emily, Jennifer, and Peg - :bigarmhug: on the sleep issues.
Jennifer - I can't believe there was a wreck basically in your front yard. Yikes!
Grace scared the beejeesus out of me yesterday. We were at ILs. She has a toddler bed in their sitting room off the master bedroom. We were downstairs watching tv and we heard a thump...turned around and there she was. She had just jumped down the last step (the thump). My child FREAKING climbed down ALL the stairs by herself. She didn't say boo. Just had this sneaking chershire look grin on her. She was soooo proud of herself. I can't even remember if the doors were closed or not. At least we know the childproofing we did on her door is for a reason.
Oh, and MIL had super warm fleece pjs for us to bring. Grace insisted on wearing them yesterday.
I thought AF had returned at around 8 weeks PP, but nothing since, so I'm guessing it was still just pp bleeding. No AF yet. I'm hoping that's not it!! I did up my water intake a lot yesterday so hopefully that will help. I woke up at 2am this morning to pump (still trying to build that fridge stash for my dad to be able to feed her when I'm at work this week). And I got nearly 4 ounces off one side - that made me really happy. When Lana woke this morning, I fed her off the other side and she didn't have any issues. *fingers crossed* it was just a 2-day dip.
Deb - crazy girl going down the stairs like that! I love that she was proud of herself. LOL
Kat - have a safe trip down South. Enjoy your visit!
So, I worked until midnight last night - I'm able to get so much more done in the hours after the kids are in bed so most of my work is reserved for late. Went to bed at midnight, woke at 2am to pump. Tyler woke at 4am...and never.went.back.to.sleep :eek: I tried laying with him, reasoning with him, scolding him, bribing him, turning on the TV - nothing worked! Lana, of course, chose this day to sleep 10 hours straight. I'm beat and the day hasn't even started yet. COFFEEEEEE!
Tracy - :bigarmhug: to the early wakeup
The order I placed for Gus' replacement motor was cancelled. Boo. Must go hunt down the reason. Email said it was discontinued, but I don't think that is the case.
Tracy, I'm wondering if you ovulated, or your body tried to ovulate. ?????? Or it was just the stress of traveling. I get a 2 day dip when I O, and then another dip the day before AF starts.
Lots to catch up on, just have to get Gus squared away first.
tracy ((((((HUGS)))))) i hope your supply is already rebounding!!!
deb.....grace is such a little character!!!!
mel.....good luck with gus!!!!!
absolutely beautiful today!!!!! woke up to it only being 64 degree's out!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh................perfect weather to go out on the front porch with my coffee and let the girls and jack play outside in the driveway and front lawn!!!!!!! now jack is napping, and i think i'm gonna go downstairs and exercise.......i forgot how much having AF made me feel like a big blob!!!! never mind the 60 extra pounds i'm carrying...
PJ, good luck with Marc this week!
Emily, that's awesome that Bradley ran the 5k, and with an awesome time too! LOVE your hair darker!!!!
Debbie, how did you make the pb cups??
Mel, reminder...you have a story to tell us today. And good luck with Gus.
Kat, :bigarmhug: Enjoy your little trip!
Colleen, that house looks amazing!! Are you guys going to get it? Beautiful morning here too, finally a break from the heat!!
Tracy, sorry for the rough night. And I hope it was just a little dip and nothing permanent.
Don't have a ton of time to read back, but I just wanted to say
:bigarmhug: goes out to Candace today! I hope your biopsy goes well.
it's a rainy day here, FINALLY, it's been weeks, all of our grass is yellow lol.
PJ- I hope it's going well with everyone, I saw the pics on FB and it looks like Landon is having a good time.
Candace- thinking of you mama, I hope all goes well.
Emily- I love the dark hair, I need to colour mine, the wirey greys are peeking through.
Kat- :bighug: this is the best outlet for things like that, we're always here for you and I think it's easier when it's not a face to face convo. I'm sorry that happened to you, what a horrible thing
I didn't read too much more, I'm trying to clean up the house. Boy do we ever neglect it on the weekends, I'm almost done the laundry, and I've cleaned most of the kitchen, but Aidan leaves small disasters in his wake so I can't see today's efforts being very fruitful :rolleyes:
Sorry can't catch up, thinking of you today Candace!! :bigarmhug:
Anybody remember what time Candace's appt was?
Thinking of you and (((hugs)))!!!
Shannon, speaking of appts, didn't you have yours last week? How was it (and apologies if it was quite awhile ago but time is going way to fast for me these days).
Went in and talked to Miles's teacher about PTing today since I got the impression that things weren't getting from the drop off inside the building. So hopefully he'll be in big boy underpants when I pick him up.
He is doing GREAT at home. One accident for G, but none for me (obviously I'm the better parent, lol)!! G actually put him in a diaper on Sat and I was livid!!! He totally admits that he got "left at the station" with the PTing thing, lol.
Skimmed the last few posts.
:bigarmhug: to Peggy for the rough night and Jen on the sleep issues. We still have tons of sleep issues w Karina, and she's 3 years old. I take the "shoulds" out of my vocabulary when it comes to her and sleep.
I did see all the talk about addiction and I have to add my 2 cents. As most of you know, I am a therapist and I work with addicts. I have worked with them my entire adult life and I do love it. It's my job to have compassion without enabling, which can be tricky. And I understand how some of you have no sympathy, etc. I don't really have sympathy, but I can see how a child who was given alcohol from a very young age, or whose mother chose to shoot him/her up with drugs or made the child inject her with drugs, and/or exposed the child to physical/sexual trauma from a young age, would use drugs and alcohol to cope with their emotions as they were never taught positive coping skills. Plus there are clients who are so mentally ill they just cannot sustain themselves out there without relapsing as our community does not provide enough structured support. I can give you guys hundreds of examples of how I believe addiction is a disease and an illness. I don't think it's simply a "choice." However, there are addicts out there who DO NOT want to stop at all and love getting high and don't care about the consequences. They are very hard to work with and I would not like that kind of person in my life. I also have my limits in therapy. I do refuse to work with any women who killed their child through their addiction, I just can't do it. And I am extremely judgmental with any man or woman who harms their child-- it is getting more and more difficult for me to deal with such clients.
As for Amy Winehouse, honestly, I don't really care. I did like 1 or 2 of her songs, but I thought she would have died long ago. OK enough about that.
I had a nice weekend at the pool party and just hanging out downstairs at our pool.
Thinking of you Candace!
I have a ton to do today but I wanted to check in and say i have been thinking of Candace and I am wishing her luck today.
I will be back in a bit when the kiddos are down or something.
Anybody remember what time Candace's appt was?
Thinking of you and (((hugs)))!!!
Nope.. I think it was in the am though..
sending you lots of positive vibes today candace!!!!! your in my thoughts!!!!!
No need to apologize!!
I will come back later tonight with more info, but the appointment was underwhelming I need to find a cardio doc I can trust. I am all for research, but this lady talked to me/about me like I was a lab rat!
I'm thinking of you too Candace! :bigarmhug:
Sorry Shannon I know it's farther away, but have you considered Hopkins? My MIL swears by her cardiologist there. I can get the info if you are interested.
Good luck Candace - you are def in my thoughts! I hope you were able to enjoy your weekend a bit.