Sunday, December 28, 2008
If any of you have ever had to give your child a Nebulizer, you know they get super hyped up after, the Albuterol makes their heart pound. Well as soon as we unhook Olivia, put her down, she runs in circles for a good 15 minutes, its hilarious. Next time we do it we are going to get her on video, its like you are watching her on fast forward.
The whole family took a field trip to Sonic this morning for breakfast before Brad and GaGa started work on Avery's Closet, even Riley came along for the ride. Its been a while since we made the trip for breakfast, while we had fun, it wasn't the same without our loyal Sonic companions Brian and Molly.
Olivia has learned how to feed her "Baby" a bottle, its adorable. She is madly in love with her Baby (Thanks Dana), she has to take her everywhere, wants to wrap her in blankets, etc. We are hoping this is a good sign for when Avery arrives that she will at least want to cuddle and comfort her like she does her baby.
Brad goes back to work tomorrow, but will be off starting Wednesday through the 5th. His parents are coming up for a few days to celebrate Christmas since we didn't make the trip down there this year.
Can you believe its already 72 degrees outside and its only 11am...and its December 28th. Its nuts. After Olivia's nap we are planning on taking Riley to the park and hoping Olivia will want to play on her new swing set...can't miss out on this gorgeous weather, but can't do too much since Olivia is still fighting Bronchitis.
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Friday, December 26, 2008
Olivia was a trooper, she opened presents, played like a rock star and mooched food off of every one's plates. She went down for a nap around 1pm, I napped, Brad rode the bike and then when she woke up we went over to my parents for Christmas Dinner. Olivia was NOT interested in dinner and threw her oranges all over the place. So now we can add "throwing" to the hitting and no phase, what a trio.
We took her back to the Doctor today, another negative test for RSV, but she came home diagnosed with Bronchitis. She is now doing breathing treatments several times a day and is on antibiotics, we are hoping she can kick the cough in the next few days, but her Doctor said he expected a slow recovery, that it would likely take her a good 2 weeks to kick it. Not what we wanted to hear, we are hoping she feels better long before then. We are happy to report that the breathing treatment goes much smoother when she is in front of the TV watching her crazy Nursery Rhymes.
Brad and I need to pick our Avery's Glider this weekend so we can order it, and we were hoping to go to dinner and a movie, but with Olivia feeling like garbage we will likely put that on hold until she is feeling better. Last night we watched What Happens in Vegas with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, HILARIOUS, exactly what we both needed, a light cute comedy. And tonight we are watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall, too much camera time for the Twigs and Berries if you ask me...WOOF.
Brad's parents are planning to come up for a few days starting on the 31st or 1st. We are planning on spending NYE with our neighbors, low key, but lots of fun, the best way to ring in the new year, with great friends.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Monday, December 22, 2008
#1 - Beth e-mailed and gave me some sad news, her poor sweet kitty, Cole passed away yesterday, in her lap on the way to the ER Vet...they think maybe a heart attack, so sad huh? Handsome Austin just wants Santa to bring Cole back...but I am betting he will change his mind once he sees that XBOX 360. And Sofia just keeps saying "Cole died".
#2 - I went through all of Olivia's baby clothes and can't find some of my favorite gowns and outfits, where in the world could they be? And do I now need to get this baby some new clothes? It isn't in the budget...
#3 - Ellie (niece) went to the ER last night, has Croup (sp?) and Strep...
#4 - Baxter (Shannon's Dog) is sick, jaundice and is staying at the ER Vet...
#5 - I got a call today at 3:45pm, Olivia was running a fever of 103.8...off to the Doctor we went...no flu and no RSV, so the Doctor just said to tough it out, could be up to 5 days of high fevers, the viruses going around are nasty, she said if it hit 105 to call her back...I felt like saying "Lady, if my daughter's fever hits 105, you bet your bottom dollar I will call you...on my way to the ER"
Good News of the Day...
#1 - I was found a changing pad cover at Pottery Barn Kids for $9.99 today...
#2 - Andrea, one of my friends from my March 2009 Birth Club delivered her little girl Madison Dawn over the weekend at 28 weeks, the little darling had a full head of hair. She is holding her own, breathing on her own, and is taking breast milk. Andrea gets to go home today to spend the holidays with her family, but of course is sad to leave sweet Madison...
#3 - My OB approved my prenatal massage for tomorrow mid-day, I can't wait, my back has been killing me.
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Sunday, December 21, 2008
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Saturday, December 13, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We are on a mission to capture the perfect picture of Olivia for our Holiday card, but we aren't having much luck, we might just have to send out New Years Cards. I am going to start checking Costco for their New Years Card selection. I mean really, this is her last chance to steal the spotlight, next year she will have to share the card, I don't understand why she isn't being more helpful - LOL.
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Olivia had her second flu shot today, she took it like a champ, not a single tear, of course when the doctor tried to listen to her heart you would have thought he was stabbing her with a knife, he said its normal, that after a year they are more and more scared of the doctors and it lasts until they are about 3 years old, something to look forward to. HA. And it wasn't her normal doctor, so maybe that was it.
We are looking forward to the 3rd Annual Tacky Sweater party this weekend, I can't wait to share the pictures with you all on Sunday. They should be GREAT. I have high hopes for the tack. And then Sunday its girls day out at the Bizarre Bazaar, I am so excited.
Speaking of excited. Yesterday afternoon I went online to look at the Winter Wonderland Bedding at Pottery Barn Kids, the quilt was sold out, I slipped into a deep depression. I decided to call the local store and see if they carried it, and JACKPOT they did and they had 4 in stock, so I ran by today and pick up the bedding set for Olivia. I am madly in love with it. I couldn't stop myself, the Holiday stuff in that store is adorable, a fortune, but adorable. I can't wait to put it on Olivia's big girl bed...in 2010. She will likely be in her crib again next year, so we won't get to use it for a little while, but I couldn't pass it up. And did I mention that while I was there I bought the baby her Jumbo Christmas Stocking, I couldn't risk them selling out and her not having a Jumbo Stocking like Olivia's, that just wouldn't be fair.
Work is BUSY...Capital One bought Chevy Chase Bank today, that isn't making me busy, but just wanted to throw that out there. Usually work is quiet and slow in December, but not this year, its craziness. I can't wait for a break, hopefully the week of Christmas will be slower.
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