Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trip Wrap-Up and General Update

We got home from the beach Sunday afternoon.  Saturday was supposed to be the prettiest, warmest day there, but it ended up being windy and cold.  :-( So we had a little more pool time, and then went and ate.  And that wrapped up our trip.  We had a good time.  Your life changes so much when you have a child.  I remember a time where I would read three or four books during a beach trip.  This time?  One.  And I had to finish the last half of it in the car on the way home, LOL.  But it does make trips so much more special when you have children.  You like to see them have fun and respond to new environments.  It's awesome.

Although we had a good time, we came home with some not-so-good things.  The first thing is a messed up a sleep schedule!  Not me and DK, either -  the little one!  LOL.  I let her stay up past her bedtime a few times last week, and we are paying for it.  And then she's had a fever since Monday morning -- so she must've picked up a virus while we were there.  I'm definitely not happy about that, but I know getting sick is a part of growing up.  Hopefully her immune system will be top notch once she starts regular school.

(Speaking of which, I never got sick during my school years.  Like EVER.  Or college.  I didn't get the flu for the first time until I was in grad school.  And I was working at a hotel front desk then, so I'm sure I got a little careless with my handwashing or something.  But the fact that I never got sick when I was younger makes it SO HARD for me to accept any kind of sickness I have nowadays.  Even if it's not germ-related.  I remember when I got sick with my thyroid -- I thought it was insane that I had to have surgery!  I mean, me?  Surgery?  I remember my grandma telling my mom, "That child didn't start getting sick until she got married."  LOL.  As much as that sounds like a jab at Danny (haha!), it really wasn't.  She was so surprised that something was wrong with me.  And then came the gallbladder early in my pregnancy.  Two surgeries in two years?  That still gets me.  But I'm convinced that God was just catching me up from all the non-sickness I'd had all my life.  And those few and far between ones like the recent stomach virus are just reminders that I'm not invincible.  And if those are the only illnesses He's given me, then I'm a very blessed girl.

TOTALLY off subject. Anyway,  Monday morning we had to get Morgan from school because she was covered in red spots and had a fever.  The red spots apparently are a way that she responds to a fever because it's happened before.  Her daddy went to get her from school and took her to the doctor, who said it was a virus and that she was okay. He even gave us a note saying she could return to school the next day, but I didn't take her.  I do NOT send my baby to school when she's not feeling okay.  I think she needs her Mama or Daddy during that time.  So I stayed home with her yesterday.   

She went to school this morning, and I was afraid she'd cry again (she did Monday morning).   But she DIDN'T! :-)  Maybe it was because she had a waffle sitting there waiting on her.  I don't know but I was thrilled.  My heart didn't break this morning!

So that's what we've been up to.  At her 15-month appointment, the doctor told us that we'd see a big jump in her vocabulary soon.  Well, last week at the beach she said some new words -- "water" being one.  And then in the last couple of days, her favorite word has been "shoe" and "no."  She's saying "no" to everything -- it's hilarious.  When I'm pulling her away from playing to get her diaper changed, she'll cry "nooo, nooo, nooo..."  FUN-NY!  Anyway, she's also doing a lot more singing.  To the right beat, too.  She can sing most of the alphabet song to the correct beat (we're still working on the letters and being on-key -- haha!).  She's also been "popping" on the Pop Goes the Weasel song and can sing parts of songs that my mother-and sister-in-law sing to her.  I know that I say this all the time, but watching her grow up is probably the greatest gift God has given me.  Blessed doesn't begin to describe how I feel!

Anyway, here are some recent, random pics, all taken with my phone.

Walking with her PaPa and Honey across the parking lot (because she didn't want to get back in the car).
We can no longer put her down in public unless we plan to let her stay down.

When I tell you this kid is obsessed with hill/inclines, I mean OBSESSED.  Here she is dragging my poor father-in-law up and down this ramp as we are waiting to be seated at a restaurant.

And when I tell you we have to work in shifts with her, I'M NOT PLAYING.  Here is Auntie Ash getting her shift in.

Walking around eating a snack. 

Exhausted after a day on the beach. 

This was yesterday morning. 
I like to send pics of her to her Daddy when we're not with him. This was right after she woke up yesterday morning. No, she doesn't usually sleep naked, LOL. We just stripped her down that night to keep body temperature down.

And this is the pic I sent him of her brushing her teeth. 

We are having a HUGE problem with teeth-brushing these days.  She all of a sudden hates when I do it and only wants to do it herself.  Which doesn't work for me because I know she's not old enough to do a good job.  But she hates when I brush them, so I'm thinking about getting an electronic kid one, hoping she'll think it's fun again.  They're not intended for kids under three, but does that still apply when I the parent is doing the brushing?  I think I'm going to end up breaking the rules on this one (or be taking her to the dentist for cavities by the time she's two)!

I hope everyone's having a good week!  Again, posting during my lunch period at work, so excuse any grammatical errors, typos, or crazy talk! :-)

1 comment:

  1. Can I just say how cute is she brushing her teeth? That girl loves to get her exercise, doesn't she? Glad she is feeling better. I am like you and I was rarely ever sick growing up... but things seem to be following me once I got married.


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