Tuesday, July 28, 2009
...She rolled over from tummy to back in front of Aunt Von, The Kids, Grandma, Papa, Charlee, and I.
She is about ready to roll over from back to tummy anyday. I'm loving this age.
Then it is crawling........
Natalee had her first bite of banana. At first she didn't like it but when I mixed it with her cereal, she LOVED it.
Bananas are on the menu for tomorrow night.
We also had our final post-placement social worker visit with Esther today. She was great. The girls were well behaved. And the most important thing......We are one step closer to finalizing Natalee's adoption. The date is not set but September 17th (6th months) is just around the corner. We can't wait.
Have I ever said how much I love my girls?
...I was in the Instacare (or insta scare) on Saturday with shortness of breath, wheezing, fever, high blood sugars, and green thick productive cough. The Doctor (if you can call him that) said "your asthma is out of control". Ya, but what caused my asthma to flare-up to the worst breathing I've ever had?????? Here is some steroids for 5 days and good luck. "Don't let the door hit you on the way out"
I knew better than to go to the Insta Scare. I should have gone straight to LDS Hospital ER or called Uncle Matt.
So I started the steroids (I became a jittery, steroid high, high blood sugar mess). I used almost an entire inhaler of albuterol (about 40 doses) to get some relief.
By the time Monday rolled around, I called my doctor and she said, "Come on down"
I was started on a Z-Pack for bronchitis (the cause of the asthma flare-UP). You should have been started on this on Saturday. Also, here is a steroid taper instead of cold turkey. You should be feeling better in a day or two.
Today (Tuesday), I'm still coughing, can't do anything with out being winded but with better recovery, less albuterol use, less productive cough, no fever, but blood sugars are higher than ever. Taking lots and lots of insulin.
This was the scariest medical situation I've ever been in with my own body. I don't want to do this again. When you are so short of breath that you can't even change your own daughters diaper without having to sit for 5 minutes to catch your breath, it scares the pants right off you.
Thank you Mom and Dad for coming to my rescue. Thank you to all my family and friends for the phone calls and e-mails. You are all the best. I owe you one.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Play that Guitar!!!!!!!That night we had a huge sleep over at Grandma and Papa's house. Charlee was going to sleep with "Kids" but joined me. Let's just say I didn't get the best night sleep. Friday morning after breakfast, we went swimming at the pool. It was great as usual. The "Kids" are getting to be better swimmers each year.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Natalee looking hot for her little man, Solomon
Thank you Tiffany, Eliza, and Solomon for watching Charlee and Natalee.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
4 Months and still able to wear the outfit she came home in. I don't think Natalee will be able to wear the outfit for 5 month old pictures.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
14 lbs 12 oz (80th percentile) "I was guessing 18 lbs"
24 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
15 1/2 inches (10th percentile) head circumference
She received another round of vaccines, one shot in each leg and the oral Rotovirus. She never cried on the first shot but screamed on the second.
She has been coughing and runny nose for about three weeks, along with some fluid behind her ear so we got a prescription for Amoxicillin. Her first antibiotics, excluding her big guns in the NICU. We also got a prescription for Nystatin for a possible yeast infection under her chin and skin folds.
She is developmentally right on track. See you back at her 6 month well-baby check.
Charlee also had a weight/height check because her pants are falling off of her. I had to move her adjustable elastic waist shorts four slots today. At the beginning of summer they were just right. Well, in one month she has gained 0.6 lbs and grew 3/4 inch. I think that is pretty good for her. So her are her stats:
26.6 lbs (3rd percentile)
36 3/4 inches (18th percentile)
She is simply stretching out.
Where has the time gone?
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
"Yummy but what is it"
Forgive me on the background noise, Charlee was playing with her remote control car.
Charlee so desperately wanted to try Natalee's cereal so I let her. I thought she was going to puke. She was giving nasty looks and gagging the small spoonful down. I don't think she'll ask for seconds.