Saturday, June 28, 2008


Lizzy woke up at 4:00 am on Wednesday with a terrible fever, so Jason and I gave her some infant tylenol, and after awhile the fever went down, but it came back by the time she got up in the morning. The fever stayed all day long, and we had a hard time getting it to go down with medicine, so we took her to the pediatrician. He mentioned Croup as one of the things she might have, and told us to watch out for a "barking" cough and signs of difficulty breathing. Jason had his big annual backpacking trip in Zion, so he left that night after dinner. Lizzy had another bad night of fever, and in the morning she started wheezing and coughing. I looked up Croup on the internet, and many websites said to try a humidifier, so she laid on the floor under the humidifier and watched Barney all day long. (So fun for me!) So then last night, her breathing was so bad - I was really scared, and she would no longer swallow anything - not her spit, not medicine, not liquids! So I took her back in to the pediatrician today and she got a steroid shot to open up her throat and stop the swelling. Now she's actually eating and drinking, and running around playing with toys! She still sounds a little hoarse, but you can no longer hear her breathing, and I hope that tonight will be much better!

Friday, June 20, 2008


I was awakened this morning by the sound of the shop vac being run in the kitchen. I came out to see what was going on, and our whole kitchen, hallway, guest bathroom, and laundry room were completely flooded! What happened was, our water softener has been acting up, and every so often our water gets really salty - like ocean water. The softener people have come out to "fix" it multiple times, but it keeps happening anyway. Jason went to get a drink this morning and it was salty, so he turned on the laundry room sink to get all the salt water out of the system while he went downstairs to work out. He'd been down there for about 15 minutes when he noticed that water was coming through the ceiling! He came upstairs to find everything flooded with salt water - the laundry room sink had been plugged! So we spent a fun morning cleaning up all the salt water. At least we had the shop vac to help! Jason just bought that a couple of days ago... quite serendipitous!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Awesome Grandma, Trains, and the Dentist

We've had a very exciting week! My mom, who is awesome, called us up on Monday and offered to come over and babysit Lizzy so Jason and I could have a date night! Lizzy was very excited when I told her Grandma was coming, and the two of them had a great time while Jason and I enjoyed a nice dinner out by ourselves! Then, last night we went to our friends' house for dinner, and their little boys had a Thomas the Train set. Lizzy LOVES that show, and she was so excited about getting to play with a Thomas train. So, today we went to Wal-Mart and I got her her own Thomas train and track. She has been playing with it all day long, saying "Choo choo! Choo choo!" I also took Lizzy for her first dentist appointment this afternoon. We went to a pediatric dentist, and he was very nice. Lizzy cried during the exam, but that was helpful, because then her mouth was wide open! She stopped crying and was happy when the dentist gave her a new toothbrush at the end of the visit. She even shook his hand and said "Thank you!"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Lizzy's Music Class

Lizzy just had her last day of babies music class! In the fall, she will start the toddler class. That will be fun because her friend Leah will be in the class with her. The class ended with a family night where grandparents and other relatives could come and see what she's been doing all year. It was a lot of fun! I know Lizzy will miss the class during the summer.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sprained Ankle

We had a bit of a misadventure last night, and now I have a sprained ankle! Fortunately it is just a mild sprain, so I can get around with just a little limping, but it's still painful and annoying! Jason and I were watching a movie last night, and I, being quite pregnant, had to pee. So we paused the movie, and I was just finishing up when a loud whooping alarm went off - our house has an alarm system, and if you open the front door or the garage door, it starts beeping for 30 seconds to allow you to disarm it before it totally goes off, however, if a window is opened, it goes straight to the loud whooping! So I thought "Someone is breaking into our house! I've got to get to Lizzy!" and I came running out of the bathroom, and ended up stepping wrong on my foot & twisting my ankle. It turns out that Jason had forgotten that he had turned the alarm on for the night, and he had opened the sliding glass door because he heard the cats fighting in the backyard and was going to yell at them to knock it off! I had so much adrenaline pumping that I didn't even realize I'd hurt my ankle until I sat down and it started hurting quite badly. I've got it all wrapped up and elevated now with ice, and hopefully it will heal quickly.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Congratulations Carrie!

Jason's sister Carrie had her baby girl, Nadia, on Wednesday! She is SO cute, with lots and lots of dark hair! She weighed 6 lbs and 2 oz. Carrie was amazing and endured 26 hours of labor, stuck at a "4" before getting an epidural - at which point the labor only lasted 2 hours more, and then Nadia was born! Congratulations to Carrie and Raymond - we love you!