Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Time Flies!

Wow!! I can't believe how much time has passed since I last blogged!! We have been one busy family!!
There have been so many things that have happened with us lately....I'll try to remember it all.
The day that we were getting our family pictures done for Christmas (a few days before Thanksgiving holidays), Addison developed her first ear infection---a double ear infection!! Poor baby--she was miserable, but so was mommy!! We spent most nights on the couch with her laying on my chest. She slept great, I didn't sleep much at all!! Soooo...Thanksgiving break wasn't exactly what I had invisioned!! Instead, we were at the doctor 3 times in 2 weeks. The first antibiotic didn't work, so we had to go back for a second one. Then, we had to go in for a checkup. Luckily, we haven't had one since!
Christmas was great! Addison wasn't really sure what to do with most of the presents, though she did try to open up a few! There's something to be said about having a baby at Christmas time!! It is such a fun time anyway, but now it's extra fun!! Santa (and everyone else in the family) brought Addison TONS of gifts. I'm not sure that Paul and I really had much under the tree! :) We had so many days to celebrate it! On the 23rd, we celebrated with the Salsgivers, on Christmas Eve we went to Aunt Kristen's to celebrate with Gran and Gramps, then on Christmas day the family came over to our house in the morning, then we all met up with the big family later on. All in all, it was great!
For New Years Eve, Gran and Gramps came over and babysat while we went to a party. They reported that she screamed for a good 20 minutes, definitely missing us!! Luckily she went to sleep soon afterward!! We'll have to give it another try later on!
Now, it's back to work for mommy, which I was really dreading this time! Addison has been SUPER fussy. She's only wanted to be held, or have you at least sit with her while she plays. You can't get up to do anything, or leave her side for just a minute!! She SCREAMS!! I took her to the doctor last Thursday and found that she had a virus. Her white blood cell count was up a little. Since it was a virus, she was told to be on Motrin and some medicine for her stopped up and runny nose. Well, none of this has been working. Addison has been very fussy for Margaret for a week and a half. I know it's been driving Margaret crazy!! It has really stressed me out, as I've cried about it a lot lately---worried that MY baby was the annoying one at the sitter that she dreaded to keep., we found 3 teeth!! The two on the bottom have come in and the one on top is about to come through. That's the reason she's been so cranky!!! I was so happy when we found these that I almost burst into tears again! My baby isn't annoying!! She's been in pain and now I KNOW what the problem has been! Thank you Lord!! :)
As for updating me and Paul, not much has gone on. Paul is working on getting an estimate to redo our patio before Addison turns one. I had my ingrown toenails cut out over Christmas break. Yes, I wore flip flops in the freezing cold over the entire break! Other than that, nothing to write home about.
We're back to work and getting our house back to normal has been our goal. Happy New Year to everyone!