Saturday, November 28, 2009
Hmmm...Well, Addison finally started to roll over! She was being so stubborn, refusing to do it. She hates to lay on her tummy, so rolling from her tummy to her back was totally out of the question! One day, my babysitter, Margaret, told me that she laid her on her tummy and walked out of the room to do something. When she came back, she was laying on her back!! WOOHOO!! Of course, Addison wouldn't roll over for me, but hey, that's nothing new!! Well, the next day, she rolled over three times for Margaret. This time though, I played with her while she was on the floor at Margaret's house. She rolled over and I got to see it!! I was so proud!! (My mom kept telling me not to worry, that she wouldn't go to college not knowing how to roll over! I guess she was right!) So, I can say that she was 5 months when she rolled over.
With Christmas coming, Paul and I decided to take family pictures. I searched high and low for the perfect outfit for Addison to wear for these pictures. I had already bought her Christmas dress, but at Portrait Innovations, they let you bring one change of clothes. I wanted this picture to be casual. So, mom and I went to the mall one night to find Addison the perfect outfit. Since it's only November, the Santa line at Willowbrook Mall wasn't exactly long. To be perfectly honest, there was no one who wanted to take their picture with Santa. Addison was no where near dressed to take a picture with Santa. But, mom decided that it was the perfect time and we needed to go get Addison an outfit for her Santa picture. We ran into JCPenney and got her a onesie that says "What Santa doesn't bring me, Grandma will". It was perfect. So, mom bought the outfit and we hurried into the bathroom to change Addison's clothes.
Well, let me tell you about our experience with Santa. As soon as we sat Addison down on Santa's lap, she wasn't so sure about him. She even teared up a little bit. Mom and I were trying to reassure her that everything was okay, and were even going to try to get her to laugh. Nope, we didn't have that opportunity. The lady behind the camera was so fast to snap a picture!! It's not like there were 100 people in line behind us!! In fact, there was NO ONE behind us!! So, Addison looks scared out of her mind in this picture!! Oh well, maybe next year, we'll get a good shot!
Well, I ended up finding a cute sweater with some jeans for Addison to wear in the family pictures at Target. The mall was pretty useless!
Speaking of our family pictures, we took the first set in our "holiday attire". Addison wore her Christmas dress and we tried to match her. Unfortunately, Addison wasn't really feeling good and cried through the majority of those pictures. We had to stop, feed her a bottle and try again. Still not to much avail. So, we decided to change our clothes into the casual clothes. Seeing herself in the mirror in the dressing room helped to change everything! She was a happy baby after that! I will post the pictures on another blog.
Since I'm off of work this entire week, I made a huge list of all of the things I planned to get done over the Thanksgiving break. It's Saturday and I haven't really gotten anything accomplished. I ended up having to take Addison to the doctor on Monday, where she was diagnosed with a double ear infection. Boy, has this been fun. (I hope you can sense my sarcasm!) I had to sleep on the couch with her, propped up, for two nights. She has been nothing but whiny. She wants us to stand up and hold her. Not sit down, not lay down, not put her down....just stand up and hold her. Plus, she keeps her pacifier in her mouth. Our babysitter is going to kill us! Pacifiers are only for naptimes!! Luckily, she is starting to feel some better. I'm really hoping she gets completely over this SOON!!
We also had a busy Thanksgiving. We started off the morning with the Salsgivers at around 10:30am. We left their house around 3:45 to head to Orbon's to be with my family. We stayed to watch the Aggie game and left there around 11:15pm or so...What a long day! Luckily, mom kept Addison so that I could go shopping for Black Friday.
Okay, I think we're about caught up. I'll try to be better about blogging. Addison is 25 weeks old now. Hopefully she won't be a year by the next time I blog!!
Happy Holidays to all!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
She is starting to "talk" now. She loves her daddy so much...she absolutely lights up when he is around! She gets the biggest smile, and will start to "talk" to him. Sometimes, it's almost a scream of delight! It's so funny!!
This weekend, I got to enjoy some of her pleasure. She was talking and laughing at/with me. Her little squeal is so cute!! She kept giving me really tight squeezes this weekend, like she was hugging me. (Guess she loves her mama too!)
Addison has also found her toes. She is holding on to them all the she can when she is laying down. I tell her she is being "such a big helper" when I'm changing her diaper. She thinks that is really funny too!
She's still hating being on her stomach for any reason other than sleeping. So, we're no where near mastering rolling over from her tummy to her back. But, she rolls halfway from her back to her tummy. We're getting there!
I bought her Halloween costume today. I really wanted a scarecrow, but couldn't find one. So, right now, Addison is going to be a giraffe!! We'll see what Paul thinks when he gets home. It may be going back to Babies R Us!
As far as Paul and I are concerned, things are going good with us. This past Friday, Paul turned the big 3-0!! He's an old man now! We went to dinner with family and friends. It was a really nice beginning to the weekend. I am still trying to get over all of this kidney stone business. I had to go get another x-ray this morning for my appointment tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, the doctor will say there are no more stones!! Wish me luck!
Well, I guess I need to close up and get ready to go to work. (I took off half of the day to go to the doctor.) I'll post some pictures later. My camera is downstairs and they take forever to upload!! Hope everyone has a great day!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I guess I'll get on my soapbox for a minute....If you child is ADD, ADHD, or has some other medical condition, PUT THEM (AND KEEP THEM) ON MEDICATION. Don't take them off for the summer, don't only give them medication when you want to, don't only give them medicine when they are with you.....Give them medicine!! I know some parents don't want to "drug" their children, which I also understand. However, if it helps their behavior, helps their learning, and keeps them from creating havoc, DO IT!
Anyways, this child has continuously talked over me, he keeps moving his desk away from his partner's desk, he complains that he's going to throw up, just so that he can get out of class, he throws his paper and pencils on the floor...just to name a few. Then, I have a third boy who is very smart, but probably bipolar. He can be wonderful one minute, then a total jerk the next. He was retained in 2nd grade and feels that he doesn't belong in 4th grade, he should be in 5th. So, he doesn't feel that he needs to do any work. He'll just sit there, be the class clown, and not get any work done......GOSH! It's going to be a crazy one! On Friday, I totally yelled at the class, telling them that they were not going to run my classroom. Then, I called a parent, which totally scared a lot of them. Hopefully, things will be a little different this week!!
Luckily, I can decompress on my way to go pick up Addison. Seeing her smiling face, really helps me to relax!!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Anyways, my first week at work was filled with tons of boxes....literally! My school was totally gutted, leaving only the outside walls. Now, we actually have classrooms! For those of you who are like "What??? She's a teacher without a classroom??" Well, not exactly. Our school used to be "open concept", meaning we didn't have any walls. Now, I have a classroom that I can close a door to and everything! I really like it, but really didn't enjoy opening all of about 70 boxes, trying to figure out where to put everything! Overall, the week was good. On Thursday, we had "Meet the Teacher Night". That made Thursday drag on! I seem to like my students so far, but really missed getting to pick Addie up from Margaret's and spending the evening with her. But, everything else went well.
Tomorrow is my first day with the new fourth graders. I'm hoping it's going to be the start of a great year. Let's hope so anyway! I'll keep everyone updated on my sanity later! :)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Let's see..July 23rd was my birthday. We didn't do much. We just went to PF Chang's for dinner to celebrate. It was ooo good! I'd been craving it for awhile! Lettuce Wraps and Mongolian Beef...yummy!
The following week, on Friday the 31st, was our 5th wedding anniversary. Addie had her first sleepover at Aunt Kristen and Uncle Sean's on Friday night. Paul and I went to the Movie Tavern and saw "The Ugly Truth". It was a very funny,but vulgar, movie. We really enjoyed our evening. The next day, we drove to Galveston. We drove around for awhile, viewing some of the damage from Hurricane Ike. We even stopped at Paul's grandparents' old bay house...it looked pretty bad. Then, we parked by the toll bridge at San Luis Pass and spent about an hour at the beach. It was really nice to be in the sun and relax with my hubby! Afterwards, we ate at Fisherman's Wharf. Paul didn't want to sit outside, but we sat upstairs and had a great view! We really enjoyed our time alone! Afterwards, we picked up Addie and visited with Aunt Kristen and Uncle Sean for awhile.
The next day, I wasn't feeling very good, but couldn't pinpoint what the problem was. I was sleeping alot and just felt yucky. My back started to really hurt too. Paul had me take a muscle relaxer and take a bath. Welll, after falling asleep in the bathtub a couple of times, I got out and crawled in bed. After about an hour of sleeping, I told Paul to take me to the ER. For those of you who know me, I try to have a pretty high pain tolerance. So, I was in serious pain, in order for me to tell him to take me.
Mom picked up Addie from the waiting room of the ER...I wanted to get her away from all of the germs and nastiness as soon as possible. Paul and I were called back and my pain got really intense. I even threw up from the pain! After a pelvic exam, a vaginal and pelvic ultrasound, and a CT scan, they determined I had a kidney stone! I couldn't believe it!! WHAT ELSE?!?!?! Luckily, they were able to give me some drugs through an IV that helped to ease my pain. They sent me home with Flomax, which is a drug for old men who have trouble going to the restroom!! I've been taking that, along with some pain meds. I thought I passed it, but I've been still having some pains in my back. I go to the urologist tomorrow to see what's going on.
Other than that, things have been pretty calm around here. I start school on Friday, so I'm trying to enjoy my last few days of my summer. Where has my summer gone?!?!?!?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Also, thanks to those of you who have had us on your prayer lists. Obviously, they've worked!
Paul is out tonight watching a private viewing of Transformers 2, so Addie and I had an evening alone. My mom came over for dinner and gave Addie a bath and put her to bed. So, I'm going to try to get some sleep too, before she wakes again for her next feeding. Just wanted to give everyone the good news!! Have a good night!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Addison is doing great. I started her on formula mid-day yesterday. She has been gobbling it up since! I think it might make her a little gassy. I've been told to give her Milicon drops before I feed her--every other time. She loves to be held, which is not too great for me! She will sleep for a little bit in her crib/pack-n-play, but really is sleeping good in someone's arms. I'm hoping this won't last long! Right now, she's laying on my legs while she sleeps. I need to get up and put her in her crib. Wish me luck that she'll stay asleep!