Thursday, January 31, 2008

No fun

We have been stuck inside the house since Tuesday! I took Ellery to the doctor Tuesday morning because she was still running a fever. Turns out she has an ear infection! She has never had problems with ear infections so I am relieved that I actually took her in. Usually, the doctor (who looks like Steve Carell I might add) takes one look at her, and says she looks great and it is probably just a virus. On top of the infection, it seems she has some kind of a little stomach bug as well. Nothing quite as horrific as ones in the past, but a small one that just can't be comfortable. And on top of that, she has two new teeth trying to poke through. Needless to say, she has been kind of miserable the past couple of days. I think her antibiotics are doing their job though and she will be healthy by the weekend.

And I must add that I am now 99.5% sure we are having a little boy. My morning (or shall I say all-day sickness) peaked this week and I have been pretty miserable myself. Either I never felt this way with Ellery or it has been forever erased from my memory since 1st laying eyes on her as a newborn. I keep asking Nathan if every food tasted this bad when I was pregnant with E. Seems my only real staple is peanut butter and bread or just bread and butter.

Okay, enough about being sick! On an entirely different note, here is a list of items that are in Ellery's bed tonight with her:
5 loveys -She likes to have them all, yet really only likes the two that have her name monogrammed on them.
a pillow - this is new for her and she will only sleep on the side that is silky
a blanket
two balls - she now takes these to bed with her so that her dog doesn't sneak away with them while she is sleeping (which is highly likely)
a laughing babydoll - We tried to make it disappear but she would not have it. it is very alarming when we hear it laugh through the monitor at 2am
3 pacifiers

Wow! What a change from a year ago when I wouldn't even let her have a blanket!

Oh and one more thing, do you think the baby thing to the right is creepy? I am thinking it will look better the bigger it gets!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Big news

It looks like we will be expecting a new little addition to our household in 2008! People have made some comments about how I haven't been blogging much lately...well there is a reason. I am tired, a little cranky, and the sight of some food makes me easily queasy. I use this excuse for not cooking dinner!

We are so excited though and feel very blessed! I had my 1st ultrasound this past Monday and we were able to see the little passenger (this is what Nathan and I called Ellery until we decided on her name). I was having these weird dreams that it was twin boys!! While it still may be a boy, it definitely isn't twins! I think maybe the twin gene went to Paige instead of me.


My due date is Sept. 2nd so that means probably the end of August since Ellery made her appearance about a week early, but who knows. I get to be big and pregnant the entire Houston summer! Needless to say, Ellery and I will be at the pool everyday and our air conditioning bill will be huge!


Today Ellery is home from school sick. She has had the runny nose thing for the past couple of days and this morning woke up running a fever. I am sure it is a combination of things as she is also cutting quite a few teeth at the moment. So we have spent the day watching Nemo and eating Sonic!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Our new poodle

Well it finally happened. Colby's little knees have been messed up for a long time now. They popped in and out at times and we could tell they were starting to cause him some pain. So....we took him to a surgeon and had him evaluated just like the vet has been telling us to do for the past couple of years. It's not that we didn't want it done, but we just dreaded having to see Colby not able to run and jump and chase squirrels during recovery.
This past Friday though we decided it couldn't wait any longer. Nathan took him in early that morning and then the three of us picked him up on Saturday. Ellery was asking for him the entire day on Friday and as soon as she woke up Saturday morning. The animal hospital we took him to was amazing. We received four calls on Friday giving us updates on his condition. They even said they almost took him home because he was such a sweet patient. When we picked him up, he looked like a little poodle with both back legs completely shaved except for his feet. He looked terrified, tail down and everything. All day Saturday he would give his girly growl if Ellery came within ten feet of him. I am sure he was petrified that he would not be able to escape.

I am happy to report that today he is doing much better. He is putting some weight on his legs and can get around a little. Ellery is being extra sweet and gentle with him and is aware that he has an "ouchie". He is going to love his brand new set of knees in no time I am sure!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Time is flying...19 months!

At this rate our little girl is going to be 2 in no time! The days are just flying by. Ellery turned 19 months today and is talking up a storm. She can imitate most words we give her these days. She has learned her name probably because her little friends have begun saying it. It sounds a lot like, "Ewrey"! She also knows our dogs name, Colby.
She has started picking out her clothes which is always funny and is very particular about the shoes she is wearing. Of course, anything I suggest is an automatic "No!" She seems happiest outside or in the car on the go. Many times she will start whining the minute we turn the corner onto our street. She adores the park and her new climbing skills. Rocks are some of her favorite toys. You would think maybe she is a tomboy BUT the girl can't stand messes or when things are out of place. Getting dirty is not her idea of a good time. I have to remind her over and over that messes are okay! She also loves her dolls and has picked out the one that laughs to sleep with at night. She feeds them their juice and milk and tucks them in at night, making sure they have their pacifier. You can find her many times playing in my jewelry and trying on multiple bracelets and necklaces. If at any time she sees a star (on her pajamas, in a book...anywhere) she busts out with the words to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". She also wants to watch certain parts of videos over and over and it is always the singing parts. A certain Wiggles song plays in my head over and over and over.

This is just a glimpse into our little 19 month-old. It is amazing to watch her personality develop more each month of her life. I am in awe that I get to be her mother!

Monday, January 7, 2008

We're back

After a fun getaway to La Jolla, several sleepless nights when we got home, and a couple of z packs...we are back! Here are some pictures from the ice show.






And more from Christmas...






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