Sunday, September 28, 2008
Posted by Pam at 9:55 PM
Monday, September 22, 2008
I had planned a whole happy-six-months-Abby post last week, since her mini-milestone was on Tuesday, September 16. But we ended up spending most of the day (and night) in the emergency room.
She had a VERY high fever (105.5) and we ended up having to go twice in a 24-hour period to figure out she has a kidney infection. I know, it wasn’t even on my radar of things that could go wrong! But she’s on some heavy-duty antibiotics, and her fever is now under control. Thanks to the oopy-goopy meds, most of her outfits from the last week have been stained HOT pink around the neck. (By the way, if any of you moms out there know how to get that out, please let me know.)
Being the germ freak that I am, I was really worried about all of the junk she could be exposed to in the ER since we spent so much time there last week. Then my worst fear realized when, starting yesterday, she developed a little cough. And because I work at CHOC, I have deduced that whatever made it past the shots and spoonfuls of antibiotics must be the plague. And now her little cough is a big cough. It’s seriously so sad to hear her barking like a baby seal—she sounds like a little old man who has been smoking all his life.
I suppose before I really start to freak out, I’ll see what the actual doctor has to say. So we’re off to the pediatrician yet again. Once this week is over, it will have been three times! Stay tuned and I’ll re-post later when we know more. UPDATE: We saw the doc and turns out Abby just has a cold. But we can't give her anything since she's so small.
And a special thanks to Auntie Kelly for coming ALL the way out from the desert this week to help us out in our time of need! And for coming back tonight:)
Posted by Pam at 2:43 PM
Ahhh, my favorite FAVORITE time of year, well every four years. It’s presidential election season! It’s like Christmas, my birthday and the superbowl rolled into one! I can’t wait for November when we have a chance to exercise one of the most precious rights we Americans have: to place a vote and maybe affect some change around here.
Anway, I just wanted to remind everyone to get out and vote this year. And I mean it when I say that I don’t care who you vote for—it’s just important that you vote. You know my motto, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” So make your voice heard!
Here’s a link to site that can get you registered, verify your registration, or help you find a polling place. So for Pete’s (and George Washington’s) sake get registered and VOTE!
P.S. So what if I am exploiting my baby blog for unabashed political promotion. Next post will be Abby-related, I promise!
Posted by Pam at 10:43 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Posted by Pam at 3:07 PM
Monday, September 15, 2008
Posted by Pam at 7:47 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
It's SUPER ABBY! Since Abby can't really crawl yet, but she has found a way to improvise. She lifts all of her limbs and gets in the super baby pose and tips herself over until she gets where she needs to go. We just bought some big area rugs now that she's more mobile--and it looks like not a moment too soon.
I know she'll be crawling the "regular" way any minute. She can push herself up on all fours, but can't do much more than rock back and forth.
Posted by Pam at 8:12 PM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Posted by Pam at 9:23 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Posted by Pam at 2:55 PM
Friday, September 5, 2008
At first, Abby was apprehensive. "I mean, what's all the naked business about anyway?"
"I'm so over this."
Luckily, we got a few pretty cute ones. Let me know if you didn't get an announcement for all it's fridge-displaying glory. I have extra.
Posted by Pam at 1:03 PM
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So far Abby hasn’t said any real words other than goo, aaah, and making raspberry noises. On Friday, while at Granny Nanny’s, Abby looked over at my parent’s dog Savannah. And then, in a very clear and expressive voice, said “Hi!”
My mom and I were shocked. She said it one more time, then nothing. And she hasn’t said another “word” since then.
Posted by Pam at 4:14 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Abby loves our dogs, Gordie and Scout. Most babies get startled or cry when dogs run their way, but Abby just laughs and laughs. She grunts and coos to get their attention. She can’t get enough. She thinks Gordie is especially hilarious. Laughing wildly every time he comes near. And Gordie loves it too, since most people push him away when he gets too close. She laughs hysterically when his little tongue licks her hands. And that’s as far as I ever let it go, being the germaphobe that I am. And Gordie sure loves to lick. I let him get one or two licks in, then immediately wash her hands with soap.
Then the unthinkable happened. I put Abby on her playmat on the floor, and went into the kitchen to make a bottle. For the most part, Gordie leaves Abby alone when she’s on her mat—he knows her toys and playthings are off limits to him. From the kitchen, I hear a BURST of hysterical laughter from Abby. She was laughing so hard that I actually thought she was crying at first. I ran into the family room and screamed. To my horror, Gordie was standing over Abby (who was on her back) tenderly licking her face, including the INSIDE OF HER MOUTH as she was laughing and screaming with delight. I haven’t seen either of them happier. Ever.
I scooped Abby up, and immediately called my mom (Granny Nanny) in a panic to find out if Listerine and/or toothpaste were safe for babies in an emergency such as this. She suggested that I wipe Abby down with a warm washcloth and be sure to get the inside of her mouth. I ended up just giving her a real, full-blown bath. But no matter how much I lathered her up, it couldn’t get rid of the picture in my head of Abby’s first kiss. Blagh.
Posted by Pam at 8:22 PM
Monday, September 1, 2008
I know this is SO three months ago, but in a frenzy of I-can't-believe-I-have-to-go-back-to-work energy and guilt, my mom and I took Abby and went to Disneyland THREE times in the same week. Did I mention it was the week before I went back to work? Now that I look back on it, it was pretty much the worst idea ever.
The first trip was a wash. Literally. It was pouring rain and freezing. And clearly, it was all worth it, since Abby had a memorable and exciting time. And if the thunder and lightning weren't enough, try getting on and off the freaking DL tram with a baby seat, stroller, diaper bag, baby bjorn and two purses. What a mess. By the time we got home, my hair looked like Top Ramen. But at least it got washed that day, well, sort of.
Posted by Pam at 11:17 PM
I hate to admit it, being that I am a writer and all, that I've been pretty resistant to this whole blogging business. But now, out of sheer desperation for more time in each day, I've decided to give it a try.
This way, I don't have to deal with sending too-slow slideshows on Shutterfly, and ya'll can stay in the loop. And because the only time I have to work on this puppy is late at night, I can't promise anything witty.
But I will do my best. Now comes the hard part, taking enough pictures on a regular basis that I have recent stuff to post.
More to come.
Posted by Pam at 11:08 PM