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!
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!
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!
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".
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!
I've been married for 8 years to Septtroplex Sene. We have a dog named Suka. who used to be my baby until my girls came along. I try my best to love God by obeying his Word. I love being outside and staying busy.
After trying to extend our family for almost 2 years, experiencing the loss of one precious baby all while dealing with PCOS, God blessed us with a sweet baby girl on September 25, 2009 - all without medication this time!! On July 21, 2011 we welcomed another sweet baby girl to our family. And on August 10, 2013 we had our third princess! I'd love to share more...shoot me an email or leave me a comment.