Saturday, January 31, 2009

All Bundled Up and No Place To Go




Last week when the cold front came through we thought we would get lots of ice, but luckily we didn't. It hit north of us and there are still people there without power. The only thing we got was some REALLY cold weather. Georgia had to get all bundled up just to go to the mailbox! Today we are supposed to get up in the 60s and if we do we are heading straight to the park! I can not wait for springtime!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

These Are The Days Of Our Lives


Now usually this blog is all about Miss G, but today I would like to take a moment and give a shout out to Days of Our Lives...Its Getting Good! I have watched this soap since I was about five years old with my mother and I have to admit that as of late I fast forward through more than I actually watch. But recently, I can't get enough! I am so pissed off at Nicole for taking Sammi's baby and I am so glad to see John and Marlena go away for a while. Good Riddance! I hope they got cast off to the same place whiney Belle is and that they stay for a VERY long time. Also, I hope Rafe sticks around and gives EJ and Lucas a run for their money. EJ is looking a little rough lately. Random? Yes. Just thought I would share. Maybe one day, Georgia will Love her some Days too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Before and After



Before pic with the yummy delicious Dr. Pepper...Pouty After pic without the yummy delicious Dr. Pepper.She has never even tasted it and yet somehow she knows... It really should be found in the dessert aisle.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Once Upon A Dream


Here is my Sleeping Beauty. I came down with the stomach bug last night and she and Jonathon took such good care of me. They even let me have the bed all to myself. My heroes. :-) (Zane-you're my hero too!) We are expecting ice this evening so if we get "iced" in I definitely won't complain. After all, being stuck here means I get a bonus day with my family. Yay Me!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Rise Before The Fall






Here are some pics of Miss Priss rocking her pig tails before she got sick last night. She had such a great day yesterday and it was so awesome to see her back to her old self, even if it was only for a couple of days.

Are you serious, Clark?



Well, there seems to be a recurring theme here on our blog and in our house. Sickness. I am worn out. I am whiny and I am sleep deprived. Georgia finally was feeling better and then BAM! baby Zane is sick. Since Friday he has been on three different types of medicines that guess who has to administer? Yep, that would be me. I should have been a pharmacist. He has kept us up the last two night shaking his head bc both of his ears are infected. Now this, mind you, comes on the heels of not sleeping for two whole weeks when pickle bottom was sick. Oh but wait...it gets better...Georgia after being put down for bed last night decided it would be fun to projectile vomit all over everything. This fun trick was directly preceded by playing and laughing for approximately forty five minutes. This, of course was to both mine and Jonathon's relief as we just thought she probably drank her milk to fast. NOPE. WE WERE WRONG. DEAD WRONG. She threw up every half over for the next three hours and then finally slept until midnight until she woke up and we did it all over again for the next two and half. I felt so sorry for her. I just can not seem to "nurse" her back to health. I just want to see her see her healthy so badly I could scream! She puked in her papazon (sp?) chair, on her boppy, in her pack and play, in the bed and all over Jonathon and I on separate occasions. Good Times. I can't help but wonder, where did we go wrong? Good grief, hasn't this poor baby been through enough? She finally slept from about 5:00 to 8:30 this morning. She ate a little and drank a little water and after all my prayers that she wouldn't have diarrhea to go along with her stomach bug, I thought we were in the clear. I was wrong again. She did get diarrhea and she got it all over her high chair, all over her legs and all over her mama. I have never been so close to throwing up without actually following through before in my life. She hasn't let go of any bodily fluids since then, from either end, so hopefully this time we really might be in the clear. She has slept all day either in her bed or in my arms. She is so strong and tries so hard to smile and feel good. My little trooper. I finally have the last load of infected "stuff" in the washer and have lysoled the entire house. Here's hoping she feels better soon and that her mama doesn't go off the deep end before then.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Scorpio and The Sagittarius


I have always been a fan of star signs. Now some people don't put a lot of stock in it...and I suppose rightfully so, but it is something that has always held a certain interest and most importantly "entertainment value" for me. I am pretty easily entertained...I found this on parents.com and it caught my attention. It breaks down both your babies and your personality and gives you some insights...even if it is a bunch of bologna, its still fun to read!



Mom-Scorpio-The Scorpion
It's your keen intuition and innate ability to understand what your child needs that makes you a great mama -- not all parents are as sharply perceptive as the Scorpio Mom. Full of depth and concern for your child's ultimate well-being, you are prepared to see her through all of the early challenges that life has to offer -- when she's frustrated while trying to take those first few unsteady steps on her own, you'll know just how to encourage her, and when to stand back a little to let her find her own balance. She'll know beyond a shadow of a doubt how deeply you love her.
One word of caution: Don't allow yourself to get too caught up in baby-world. Make sure to build in plenty of time in your busy schedule to hang with adult friends to discuss the profound meaning of life: Scorpios need room for this kind of deep exploration with grown-ups, and it will give your daily routine the balance it needs.



Baby-Sagittarius-The Archer
Optimistic, outgoing, and content, little Archers are true explorers. Put your baby in a carrier or stroller and she'll happily go wherever you lead. Spend time roaming around the backyard and checking out the neighborhood: She needs lots of exercise for her physical and mental health. Your child will bounce back quickly from little spills and failures. But she also gets bored easily and constantly needs new toys. To hold her attention, read lots of stories about exciting adventures in faraway lands -- and promise that she'll get to visit them someday too.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Back To School...






Georgia is headed back to school this morning, finally. Betty and Ed have been so awesome and have kept her this week, so she has had a little more time to get "healthy". I bet she missed all her little friends and I hope she is excited to see all of them. I am so f----ing glad it's Friday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On This Day





Georgia-On this day, Barack Obama took the oath of office and became the 44th president of the United States. You watched him being sworn in while sitting on mama's lap. (We couldn't watch live but it was tivo'd). You especially liked it when Beyonce sang! I hope and pray with all my being that it is indeed time for change and that you get to experience a wonderful world as you grow into a young lady. I love you sweet girl. Big as the sky.

A Week Ago Sunday...










These are pics of Jax's birthday party last Sunday. Georgia acted like she felt like a million bucks. She laughed, danced, played and then she crashed out and got really sick. I cannot believe none of the other babies got sick and I am so thankful for that. Looking back at these pics you can tell from her little eyes she didn't feel well. I am still trying to fight off a nasty cold and sore throat but am feeling a little better this morning. Georgia is still coughing a lot in her sleep but that seems to be the only backlash from this nasty bronchilitis that is left in her system.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Back In The Saddle Again





Were Back! She has really done a 180 in the last two days. She is back to her old tricks...Thanks for all your phone calls and prayers again. I thrived knowing I had a bunch of prayer warriors on my side. :-) She is going to stay home from school at least two more days just to be safe. Mom left this evening and we will miss her sooo much! I wish I could stay home in my pj's tomorrow to watch the inauguration and recover from having a sick baby. Wouldn't that be nice? I'll just have to settle for tivo I suppose.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We All Could Use a Little Fresh Air








We actually ventured out into the sunshine yesterday afternoon. She is doing better and better and I think we are slowly working our way out of the woods. Who knew a baby could be sick for so long? She hasn't been to school for a whole week and I dare not send her back until she is fully recovered. We managed to juggle it all around last week so I certainly hope we are that lucky again this week. She really loved being out in the sunshine and I think it invigorated her a little. Of course afterwards she took a very long and much needed "I am worn out" nap. Sweet girl. Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers. They are working! This morning she is like a new baby. We are definitely on the upswing!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Medicine Man





She is getting a little better each day but I would still say she is operating at about 40% of her regular peppy self. She gets tired in about 30 seconds and her smiles are few and far between. Mom is helping so much and it is so nice to have her here. It cuts my worry in half. Isn't it funny how moms can do that? I hope Georgia says that about me one day. She went back to the doc for the whole work up again yesterday and while she is still classified as "abnormal" he said there was no more wheezing. Thank GOD! Hopefully she will continue to feel better day by day and in baby steps. She is getting four puffs of albuterol every two hours and is still on steroids and antibiotics. Along with ibuprofen for her fever and her ever present prevacid. I am so thankful she is such a good little medicine taker. I fell like the medicine man. I really miss my baby.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

With All Her Might



My prayers were answered today in more ways than one. Georgia stayed with Betty while I was working and by the time I picked her up, she had made a small rally and actually gotten down and crawled down the hall. Also, she had attempted to do a little dance. That's my girl! Guess what else happened today? My mom came home. God, I needed her. I forget how great it is to just have your mom swoop in and take care of you. SO GREAT...no matter how old you are. She had to come and see Georgia with her own eyes and assess the situation. :-) If Georgia hadn't shown some signs of improvement we were heading to the hospital. So...we picked mom up from the airport, and Georgia was still so sad and pitiful, but then we ordered pizza...the be all end all I suppose...she perked up and ate a whole piece! Now, this is the first time she has eaten anything but baby food since Saturday. And she gave baby food up weeks ago! Then she drank a whole sippy cup of water, then she wanted to play. She played and played until she wore herself out! She is trying with all her might to have a good time and show us she is feels better. She does have a little fever but its 100.5 and that is a VAST improvement from where we have been. Her chest is still retracting and she is still taking huge gasps of air in. The good thing is that she is not breathing as fast as she was so her respiratory rate is dropping finally. This gives me great comfort. Her attitude is so awesome and I am so proud of my little lady. She smiled so big at me and she even laughed out loud. It was literally music to my ears. Jonathon had to come home from work just to see her moving around with his own eyes. He didn't believe me! It is nice having mom here tonight, I will sleep for the first time in days and I am SO sleepy. Thanks be to God for all the work he has done for her little body and all that he will continue to do until she is restored to her former self. I truly believe we may have turned a corner tonight. Thanks to all of you guys who have called me or texted or emailed or left me comments, I appreciate it and I love you. Mom- Thanks for flying in to take care of me. We all know who you are really here for though. You're not fooling me. ;-) Keep those prayers coming, guys. We still need them.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What to Do?

So, I have been gone for a couple of days. Did you guys miss me? The reason for my LONG absence is that I have a very sick baby. She has been to the doc for the last three days to check pulseox levels and get chest xrays to ensure we don't have to go to the hospital. Honestly, I wish they would admit her bc I do not feel competent enough to take care of her. She tested negative for RSV and they have identified her "sickness" as bronchilitis but apparently it can quickly turn into pneumonia. From everything I have read, bronchilitis is basically the exact same thing as RSV. She is miserable. I am miserable and I am sad. So is everyone else around this sweet baby. I havent seen her smile since Sunday. Please pray she feels better soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Tale Of Two Parties













We have been partying like rockstars all weekend and the fun isn't over yet. We have one more party to hit up today. What kind of parties you might ask? Well, definitely not the kind of parties we used to frequent in the "good ole days." There is no wine and adult conversation. There is however "whine" and everyone talking over eachother. It was fun and I swear sometimes I could just laugh out loud at how much our lives have changed. We went to Chloe's party first yesterday then we went to Bella's party in the evening. It is crazy that this time last year they were little newborn babies. I love this new crazy life and I wouldn't change it for anything in the whole world. The down side of all the living it up Georgia has been doing this weekend is that she hasn't been feeling well at all. She is getting 5, yes I said FIVE teeth right now. So, needless to say she is Drooly McDroolerson and Cranky McCrankerson all rolled up into one. I don't blame her as she has ran a low grade fever all weekend and hasn't really even wanted to eat anything. Amanda Rhea and Jer had pizza at their house and that is her ALLTIME favorite and she wouldn't even look at it, she just cried. Poor kid. Today is Jax's party so hope she will be in a little more of a partying mood. You can divulge her mood from all the smiles in her pics yesterday...:-) The last one pretty much sums it all up.