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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Feeding the Lil Bird

This was at my parent's house this past Friday. My mom has us all over for dinner once a week. Yes, very nice!! :)

Emmory doesn't care for green beans anymore. So he was glad to feed them to Ri when they were put on his tray. And Ri was content to be fed like a dainty lil bird.

I think it's cute how Mur opens his mouth when Ri does as he's feeding her. How many times have I caught myself doing that when feeding Rilynn? I guess that's just a natural reaction that starts very early!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cuddlin with GiGi

We went to visit great-grandma (aka GiGi).  It was nap time when we went to visit so after Ri was fussy for a while, she decided to be cuddly.  :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lookin Good!

Yesterday was the beginning of the end for these pox I think.  No new ones have popped up and all the others are beginning to dry out and scab over.  Yay!

Can I tell you how incredibly thankful I am to the Lord that through all of this, Ri was still her happy self?  Well, I'm incredibly thankful!  :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pox of the Chicken Kind

So Friday morning when I changed Ri's diaper, she had several red bumps.  I thought they were bug bites but then more appeared.  Then they appeared on her face, scalp, and neck and have slowly made their way to her back, chest, hands, legs, etc. 

We went to the doctor this morning after I descibed it over the phone and they asked that I bring her into the office.  The nurse practitioner and two doctors looked at her, examined the spots, and asked questions.  The verdict: "Well we're not really sure exactly what it is".  Phhh...great.  They think it could be chicken pox but they're not certain because it didn't start on her trunk like it normally does but then again, they said chicken pox can exhibit itself in various ways with children so young. A few of the bumps did have clear fluid in them but I can't say for sure all of them did.

She had a very low grade fever for, literally, only hours yesterday but that's it. She's sleeping normal and just as happy and active as always. Except the appearance of the bumps, you'd never know anything was even wrong.   

I personally think it is chicken pox but I guess we'll never know for certain.  I don't know of where she could have been exposed except for grocery stores or a few other stores we've been to the past couple weeks. 

At least she's not acting like she's miserable.  The doctor gave me a perscription for an antibiotic ointment but even the pharmacist said she'd hold off on it. (I think doctors like to send you out the door with at least some type of perscription just to cover any and all possibilities.)  So for now, I'll just keep putting my trusty coconut oil on the bumps and periodically check her temperature. 

Sweet baby girl...I hope they go away really soon!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Time Management

I posted before about my struggle with time management.  I need a routine, a schedule...but also flexibility.  I wasn't quite sure how to balance the two without stressing myself out. So my dear friend from church, Rita, helped me out and this is what we came up with.

I have the flexibility to switch days if I need to or want to, which is nice, but I also have just a minimal amount of chores each day so I still have some structure without overwheming myself.  I even have set days for visiting with others (which, like I said, could be rearranged if needed).

I'm pretty excited about using this. I will begin full force next week!

Thanks Rita!!  :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

How Did This Happen??

See this...this is the cake pan for Ri's personal birthday cake. My friend let me borrow it.  It's about the size of two cupcakes worth of cake - perfect for a 1 year old I think.  Ugh, there it is...1 year old.  My baby will be 1 next month!  51 days!

How did this happen??!  I feel like I'm just now getting used to the idea that I'm a mom...that I have a daughter...that I'm not playing "house".     

Monday, August 2, 2010

Three Guesses

I'll give you three guesses how this happened.  :)

I knew it'd happen sooner or later.  No more putting her down and expecting she'll stay there.  No more being unconcerned about Ri's surroundings.  She is quickly moving from a baby to a toddler.  It's more difficult but so much fun!