Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Remember how excited I was about the garage sale I was going to on Saturday morning? Well, that excitement plummeted fairly quickly as I only came away with 2 shirts, a jacket, and a brand new still in the box Little People discovery house. I'm going to give it to them as a Christmas present. Needless to say, not exactly worth the early morning waking. I did go to JC Penny's today though to get them some much needed warmer footie pajamas. So have you ever noticed how they don't leave much room between clothes racks to manuveur a double stroller? Well, Hannah and Kate sure showed them. How do you ask? By pulling down two clothing racks. Not the whole thing, but the arms. It's a good thing that the cashier thought they were just too cute and could've cared less about the mess they made.
If you haven't checked out my post on Anna Kate below, please do. This precious little girl needs your prayers. I know (I KNOW) that I have some of the best prayer warriors out there! Thank you!
*I also added 2 new songs to my playlist in case you care to listen to them and are getting tired of the ones that have been playing over and over and over...again.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Their next favorite thing to do is watch Baby Einstein. They only get to watch one a day (unless I'm watching Rachel also and it's close to bedtime~then we make an exception and put it on repeat play). The girls put themselves in this position the other day while watching TV. Sisterly love already!
And, of course, we love to "torture" Bella. We are still learning what it means to be gentle though. Once again, I apologize for the darkness of the video. Bella is actually sitting in between the girls. You can't really see that they are playing with her with one of Bella's dog toys, but you can hear that they are having fun!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here are our latest videos. We tried to get Kate walking, but she wasn't very cooperative. She walks a little bit in this video. I think she's probably taken about 10 steps now.
This video was from this morning and is HILARIOUS (well, at least I think so). Partly hilarious because, well, how do you teach 13 month olds that you have to share? And because of the amount of squealing. FYI, Kate is on the left and Hannah is on the right. Sisterly love beginning so early.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
*It's a common childhood disease.
*It's viral-transmitted through the air, mouth-to-mouth, feces-hand-to-mouth
*Symptoms are fever (which we had), loss of appetite (which is somewhat there), and a rash all over body, but specifically on the palms of hands, soles of feet, and ulcers in the mouth (hence the loss of appetite)
*Incubation is about 3 to 6 days
*Lasts for about a week
The doctor called it the Wal-Mart virus because it's hard to tell where you pick it up since it's mostly transmitted through the air. There's no medicine except for comfort (Mylanta & Benadryl to ease the mouth sores), Tylenol and Motrin.
On top of all of that, she also has an ear infection. Luckily, she is still her normal, happy self. I guess it just depends on how much discomfort she is in. Hannah's probably thinking, "This is a piece of cake. I was born only weighing one and a half pounds. You think some silly little rash is going to keep me down. No way, guys! I know who my God is!"
Kate has been exhibiting the same symptoms minus the rash, but I expect that to follow in the next day or so. Rachel has also been exposed as well as several of Hannah and Kate's other friends. So as so many parents do, we just play the waiting game. I think that this is one of Satan's grand schemes to keep families out of church. If he can keep diseases flowing, it prevents children from being able to go to church, thus preventing moms or dads from going to church because someone has to stay home. The doctor also said that it's typically a childhood illness, although, she has known an adult that had it. So, hopefully, I am in the clear. The main thing is that we keep them hydrated. She said because of the mouth sores it causes them to not want to eat or drink, which could lead to dehydration, which then could lead to hospitalization. So as long as we keep them hydrated, we should be fine. Just keep us in your prayers, please! Thanks!
Not sure what the rash is from yet. She's had a fever the last couple of days, but was finally over that yesterday. Kate seems to be following in her footsteps, just about a day behind Hannah. She woke up with this rash all over her body. It's little red spots. Luckily, we had a doctor's appointment to get flu shot boosters anyway today. Not sure if either of them is well enough to get their shot, but at least we can ask the doctor about the rash. I'll keep you updated!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Speaking of sweet, check out these sweet little faces...
Thursday, October 8, 2009
As you know, we are still dealing with a bad diaper rash for Hannah. I was giving her her medicine and stupid me left the bottle just within her reach and she spilled half of the amoxicillin on the counter. Not knowing whether or not the pediatrician would prescribe us another 1/2 bottle, I decided to do my best to salvage what was on the counter. I got some of it. I've also been trying to give Hannah some naked time and the best time seemed to be right after she goes to sleep. I've been letting her sleep diaper-free until I go to bed and then I put her diaper on. Great idea...until tonight.
I heard some fussing and figured Hannah had probably peed so I went to check it out. Yep, she had peed all over her blanket and bed. Not a big deal, very easy to clean up. I stuck her in Kate's crib while I changed her sheets. I had 3 corners of the sheet on the mattress. I look over and see a glob of poop on Kate's sheets. Hannah was standing at the side of the crib. Kate's head was just under her butt. I quickly pulled Kate out of the way. As soon as I moved her, I saw a big poop smear. Little did I know that Kate's head was already on a pile of poop. So I just smeared her head through the poop. (Anyone want to run to the shower and make sure your hair is clean?)
I grabbed Hannah and got her on the changing table, stripped her, and threw a diaper on her. Then, I threw her back in her crib. After dragging her monkey through the poop, stepping in it, and putting her hand in it, (luckily she had a pacifier in her mouth so she didn't eat it), Kate got a bath...twice. So what was supposed to be a nice, quiet night reading a book until "The Office" came on, turned out to be a pretty crappy night. I hope that you can enjoy your evening knowing that it must have been better than mine!
P.S. I love my little girls so incredibly much. It takes a lot of love to keep your cool when there is poop smeared everywhere.
WAY TO GO, KATE!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sweet Hannah still has a nasty diaper rash. Here are some pictures of her hanging out with Daddy on the couch. If I would let him, I think that George would nap on the couch with them everyday. Somehow Daddies just don't seem to get the whole they really need to nap for longer than 45 minutes thing. I do cave every once in a while though because I know that those are precious moments for him.
Friday, October 2, 2009
As far as the girls, Kate took her first step and then quickly crumpled to the ground. Uncle Michael thought that using a remote controller would entice her and he was right. She is not by any means an independent walker, but she actually will lead you now if you hold on to her hands and walk behind her. Hannah has been battling the same diaper rash/yeast infection that Kate is now cleared of. No ear infection for Hannah, but I think that we have been in the pediatrician's office almost every week for the past month and the copays do add up. Here is George laying on the couch with the girls this morning. Hannah is airing her hiney out, but we covered her up for the picture.