Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Followers-- Follow PLEASE!

I am creating a new blog, giving an overview of the beginging story of Lillian, and the many trials and trivilations and allllll the tips I can think of that have helped me as a single mother with a special needs child. And boy has she flourished! Ill post a link once it is set up, and stay tuned for the miracle God entrusted me with!
Lauren And Lillian

Sunday, March 18, 2012

2nd Birthday Party!

Lillian had her 2nd birthday party... held at Morgans Wonderland in San Antonio :0)
I cannot wait to post so many more pictures, she had a great time, dispite her having a rotten cold...
I am so thankful to my friends that came all the way from houston and my family from all over texas! We made it two years... they were SO long and SO hard and I know its not going to be changing anytime soon...but things are slowly falling into place. And I thank God for all my struggles and for my blessings...
show you pictures soon! xoxox

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

If it aint one thang, its another!

Lillian and I had an ER visit yesterday to DELL CHILDRENS hospital here in Austin,Tx. I had been concerned about her right leg looking a little chunkier than the left, and then yesterday (tuesday) her OT commented about Lillian not wanting to bare weight on it. I was scared to death that it was going to be a fracture and that I would go through the ringer with CPS again... NO FRACTURES! We came home last night, I continued lymphatic massaging to see if the swelling may be edema, nothing changed so we had to go to get 12 cc's of blood drawn for her today at ST. DAVIDS hospital. They are checking her blood levels, thyroid, para thyroid, calcium and some other things I cant even remember!
It is common for girls with Turner Syndrome to have thyroid issues and since she is reaching 2, an age where most girl are first diagnosed with TS, Im hoping that is what it is. They are also checking coritzone (i think) levels because it is common with AGENISIS OF THE CORPUS COLLOSUM that those levels may be off as well.
She recently had a minor rash, that the pedi. assumed was excema, and I treated it by using EMU oil- best stuff ever!! But along with the rash she has had red puffy cheeks and constipation... all within the last month, so I am assuming all this blood with give us some answers! HOPE!
During the blood draw today they had to poke her twice- which is nothing compared to a normal visit, I really thing the lymphatic massaging, reducing the edema in her hands and feet had to take part in them actually being able to get veins today! And out of each poke they got blood... only had to do a second one because she jumped and the needle came out of her vein on the first :0(
She fell asleep and the nurses were worried- I explaned that this was not the 1st... nor 2nd... nor 50th time that we have been through this, so Lillian knows the drill! May as well take a nap!
Her first nurse ever, Amber, comes tomorrow and is going to spend a full day here! It'll be the first full day! And I am thrilled to get tons of errands accomplished in one day! In fact... I have put off all my errand runnnig this week knowing that Id need to keep busy thursday!
Cant wait to post pictures of Lillians 2nd birthday party this saturday!!
Keep the bug in your prayers until all the blood work comes back!

Monday, March 12, 2012

updated pictures

Sleeping April 2011

Doctor wait.. 2011

Summer 2011

The times I dont feel like sitting like a big girl i get a floaty for bath!       

ear drum ruptured. no fun. very scary. all turned out well.

Halloween pictures 2011

me and my angel

pebbles and the mama devil

Lillian with her wonderful Mia. She loves her so much

being silly with my girl

family ranch house.

first time at a jumpy place!

dont worry, we werent driving!

My best friends wedding :0)

Shopping girl

austin life

Sorry about the wait...

My account was hacked into and this site had been down for awhile and with the busy life Lillian has me leading... I am just now getting on to see... the issue has been fixed! So Im going to post a few pictures of her year as being ONE year old... and SATURDAY is her 2nd birthday party!

I wish I was organized enough in my life to write down our daily events... but I dont... So here is a very short, probably completely inaccurat recap of Lillian being one year old.
So right before she turned one, she got her GBUTTON and FUNDO. ... well well well.... THAT didnt last long, she pulled out her gastro. tube before it even had a chance to heal!! What a story that was!
My mom left to take Lillian to the emergency room and forgot that I never got in the car!!! She got all the way there until she realized she was alone with Lillian... and my mom... ha! she was a wreck... when i walked into the ER, Lilli was in her car seat still buckled and next to her in the chair was my mom, with her sunglasses still on her face. red as hell.!!! She thought I had been in the car the whole time!! yes... she isnt good at the crazy situations~ it takes a special type of person i guess!!

Summer of 2011 was fun, I took lilli to the river, she got in the cold cold water and loved it... She got tubes in her ears in July 2011..
She was pebbles for halloween :0) the cutest thing ever!
In November we moved to Austin with Ms. Kaitlin Werring... It has blossomed me into the mom I hoped to be... and Lillian has blossomed so much as well! We have switched therapy centers a few times, but, I found one Im confident in and love to death. And things are progressing! Lillian still takes GH shots nightly. And is still gtube fed every 3 hours. She is on pedialyte now. At almost 24 mmonths old she is 27 1/2 inches and 22 pounds! She is rolling and almost ready to get into that crawling position!
She had a set back in January when we noticed swealing in her left leg- it was 3 fractures.
She had a HUGE cast on for 6 weeks and they healed well. She has low bone density and is on suppliments. I havent learned too much about it yet, but will soon from the doctor. Just taking us a while to get in....
I hope you follow us on facebook because I definalty keep that updated daily!
I just hired a part time nurse through MDCP for Lillian. And Lillian LOVES her- she is young and happy and lilli loves that. I am interviewing more nurses this week for a more full time nurse. Im looking for work now that all of this is FINALLY coming together. And plan on going to school full time now.
Im ready to get mine and Lillians life on a roll....
I thank all the postive people supporting us, and thank all the negative people for opening my eyes to see brighter futures for my daughter and I.
Lauren & Lillian

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Dear Lillian (aka Lilli Bug, Lilli and Nugget),

You are such a miracle from Heaven!  You have survived more trials in your short life than most of us ever will.  You are a fighter and have made many believers of miracles out of your life story. Seeing you grow up has been awesome!  Thank you (and your mommy) for allowing me to know you.  I know this year will be easier than the last and weight will be put on and more milestones will be passed!  The Lord is helping you and your mommy through this each and every day!

Happy birthday sweet girl!  You are an amazing source of strength to others!


P.S. Mommy - you are such a fighter too!  You have made the best out of the life which was planned for you long before your time.  All of your struggles will seem trivial to seeing your precious baby girl grow.  Know that you have a wonderful support system and many prayer warriors on your side.  Most of us may be in the "cyber world" or wherever, but we all root for you two everyday!  Happy 1st mommy day to you!!

Lillian at TCH - March 2010

Lillian at Home - 3/22/11

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Time soars by

Hey guys!
Well, so much has happened and
As always, I am juggling all of life and forgetting to update!
HERE we are, almost a YEAR since my miracle came to life... We have spent a total of 13 weeks in the hospital, this doesn't
Include our ER trips and daily visits! BUT WE ARE SO HAPPY AND PROGRESSING! Lillian
Had a Gtube and fundoplycation in February, and handled the surgery like a champ! Didn't need to be on oxygen afterwards or anything! We were sent home 4 days later!
She weighs 11.3 lbs, is practically rolling over, but because of her sensory issues, will NOT use her arms to help her roll! She LOVES swinging at therapy! We go 4 days a week for OT, pT, and speech. She smiles and is beginning to giggle quietly now and
Again. She splashes her hands in the bathtub and still HATES lotion.
She eats babY food more and more often (by mouth) sweet potato is her
Favorite! We are anxiously awaiting her 1st birthday on MARCH 22nd!!!
Thank you Amanda Hoyt for helping me set this blog up, I love being able to look back at the dates and see where I was at certain times...
I, have also enrolled in university of Phoenix to complete my phycology degree all online! I'm in DESPERATE need of mommy friends my age, and even hoping for some
With special needs children
So we can relate! So if you all know anyone near Houston, please let me know! I love to have company on weekends and Lillian loves
Other kids! Thank everyone who
Continuously or even once prayed for us... Without God, there is no telling where we would be.

Friday, February 4, 2011

 Krista passed before seeing so much from Chance, but he needs to know, SHE is the reason he lived, SHE is the reason he made it as well as he is... Crawling everywhere now, almost walking!! His mom fought hard for his life...
Chance turned ONE this week... In his fathers custody, he spend a few hours at Chillis with his Grandparents who know him best.
They all have pictures of him, with him... but there are none with him and Krista.. And that is what hurts me the worst... I just feel like so many prayers should go out to my friends family... To me it still feels unrealistic, and the hardest time for me are like this, when im in the hospital, because shes the only one who could call, KNOWING what im going through, and tell me, look girl, its gonna be okay! your so strong, we are the strongest mommies! And lift my spirits just like that..

Happy Birthday Chance Hunter Adams.. sweet boy
We all miss you Krista, I hope your enjoying it up there, although, I know you must still cry with us for happiness of your son.
I wish I could raise him. And be all that you were. But the law is the law... and it has been set.
God has his plans for us all...
I know, that because Im a mess right now, this is all out of wack. but mainly, the point here is, please PLEASE pray for my Angel Krista, her family, and her son who is now in his fathers custody...

Sad Sad Day


 Krista was a friend of mine, whose son was in Texas Childrens Hospital, she was a single mom. Staying up here day and night. Nursing him to health the best she could. Teaching me the ropes while Lillian was in Nicu...
We spent our weekends together growing into mommies.
Talking about our experience as YOUNG SINGLE MOTHER OF CHILDREN like ours...
We had plans for Chance and Lillian to grow up together... We took them trick or treating together, shopping together... pumpkin patch together...
played at home together... They were our family...
I have a voicemail on my phone from Krista, reassuring me of the stregnth I have, she left this voicemail in November, while we were stuck in TCH. A few weeks after that, I finally got to see her... one. last. time.

We met up at St. Arnolds brewery- she texted me, sorry we are running late! I told chris to drive like speedy ganzalas! Cant wait to see you!
We drank, and laughed, played with Chance... Krista was not feeling well.
We went to eat, we all shared a big salad and some deviled eggs. Couple beers. Then we went our seperate ways. I needed to get home to Lilli, Krista and Chance went to Suzies...
I lay in the bath that night... and text Krista, "hey are you bored? come over here! we are cooking"
she said, sure, how will I get there... in the end, I had my boyfriend go get her and bring her and Chance over. ONE. Last. Time.
Krista changed outfits in the pantry in the kitchen because both bathrooms had been occupied and were STINKY! lol She looked beautiful in everything she wore, but I told her to wear the same outfit that she wore on her birthday, I thought it looked best. She went out in it... her dad picked up chance for the night...
And Krista and her date had the time of their lives at Big Texas..
She went home to her son, told her paretns thank you, that she loved them, and that this guy was great to her.
She took her son upstairs, and ultimately fell asleep at her computer that night... Im hoping it was while she was on facebook :0) writing to one of her friends about her awesome night...