November 25, 2008
But, just to brighten your day, here is a really cute picture of the girls...
November 22, 2008
Anyway, we saw some really cool gingerbread houses, a gingerbread farm, and a gingerbread castle. Sassy loved decorating her house, even though 90% of the candy and cereal ended up in her mouth rather than on her house. Big shocker! Every time I would tell her to put it on the house or that she'd had enough, she'd just give me a sheepish grin and ignore everything I had to say. Shocker #2. All in all, worth the trip.
And, the beautiful one we did:
November 20, 2008
November 19, 2008
She was a big help. She plowed through about half a bag of chocolate chips while Ty made the first part on the stove. Then she helped pour it the flour, use the mixer, etc. She was so excited!
November 17, 2008
November 15, 2008
-Sassy practicing her "knife skills" on the watermelon-
-Little A and her goofy grin-
-Sassy mid-jump in front of the house this morning-
-Mommy and Little A's self-portrait-
November 13, 2008
The other thing is when I ask her to try and use the potty, it's always "I went"... as in this morning, before school, 6 hours ago?!? We were at Lynzee's house, and I said that she had to try to go on the potty before we got in the car and she said, "I went potty yesterday, mama!" Oh, well, in that case...
Wow, after reading this back to myself, maybe it's only 95% funny and 5% concerning to me. She does know how to talk back!
November 11, 2008
November 10, 2008
November 9, 2008
Then, we walked up onto the dock and they followed us right up there. I guess they are pretty fearless...
Sassy peeking out of the peephole-
Sassy & Daddy sliding down the "fast slide" together-
Sassy showing Mommy her pretty big blue eyes-
Daddy taking the girls for a walk around the pond in our new stroller. Sassy loves to be the big girl and stand on the back part!
November 5, 2008
November 4, 2008
Sassy hit up a few neighborhood houses on the walk home, and made her rounds in our cul-de-sac. One house had this horrifying scary mechanical monster that made loud noise and removed it's own head. They all thought Sassy would be terrified, but she laughed and said her famous, "Do-it-again"! So much for a fearful reaction from her...
While we would have liked to spend Little A's first Halloween together as a family, it really turned out alright, considering!
November 3, 2008
Basically, she had a mild case. The entire reason she was kept for so long was that she required oxygen and deep suctioning to help her breathe. Otherwise, she was in pretty good shape. Thank God- no ICU, nothing too, too serious. It could have been a lot worse, especially for a baby her age. She had some ups and downs- they had a hard time weaning her off of the oxygen. All in all, we are more than happy to be home and she is doing really well today.
Here were the major downsides to our stay:
--We missed out on spending a good quality Halloween as a family.
--Our visit with the in-laws was basically ruined. I mean, they still came, but it was nothing like we had imagined.
--It is nearly impossible to get any quality sleep in a hospital room with an 11 week old. Period.
--Hospital food sucks. Bad.
--I was without Internet for 6 days. Kill me now!
Here were the upsides:
--I really felt like I got to spend quality one-on-one time with Little A. She was, for once, the center of attention!
--The hospital had a very cute little Halloween party for the sick kids, and while Little A was unable to go, Sassy was invited and had a lot of fun.
--I got very caught up on every iota of political info before the election- who hoo for around-the-clock news stations.
--I actually- get this- READ. I read four entire books. Cover to cover. What?!? I read The Zygote Chronicles (not so good), Little Earthquakes (I really liked it), The Alchemist (good, but not quite understanding all the hype), and Perfect Match (any Picoult book is great).
--The staff was wonderful. From the triage guy to the ER docs to the peds. nurses and CNA's to the RT team- we had a really great experience.
I will posts some pics from Halloween later. Not that I was there or anything... **bitter**