Monday, November 30, 2009
good news first.
addison got her helmet off today! chris took her this morning and was home within an hour. i'm so excited! it's really weird to see her without it on all the time. but i know i'll get used to it. i already put some bows in her hair today. she looked so cute!
on to the not so good news.
last night, we put addison down for the night at 8:30 as usual. we didn't hear a peep from her...until 9:30. i just thought she lost her paci, so i went upstairs to give it to her.
she was standing up, wide awake.
i thought hmmm. maybe she'll go back to sleep.
she was up. i didn't really know what to do. i rocked her, i sang to her. i thought she might be hungry so i gave her a little more food. nothing worked. every time i would put her in bed, she would just scream. chris didn't know what to do either. so around 11:15, we decided to take her for a car ride. that was the only other thing we could think of to do.
and, thankfully, it worked. we drove around for almost an hour to make sure she was out. when we got home, i carefully carried her in and put her in her crib. she stayed asleep. i thought she was going to wake back up at one point, but she didn't. she acted like that on thanksgiving, but i just thought she was excited about everyone being around.
so today, chris took her to her appointment and when he tried to put her down for her nap, she just screamed again. i thought she might have an ear infection, but i didn't know. so i made an appointment for her at her pediatrician this afternoon. the earliest they could get us in was 3:40, which is in the middle of addison's afternoon nap.
she did take a short morning nap, which was really good. we went to the doctor and got called back to a room after just a few minutes. but then we waited in that room for over 30 minutes. addison was getting really fussy and really squirmy.
the doctor that we had the appointment with isn't her normal doctor. dr. w (her normal doctor) wasn't there today. so we saw dr. l today. we have seen her once before, and it didn't go too well. i didn't really want to see her again today, but i really had no choice.
well, needless to say, i don't want to see her again. i don't think she's a bad doctor, but she just isn't really right for me. addison screamed the whole time. seriously, the whole time dr. l was there, addison was screaming. i just wanted to tell her we were done and just leave. at least i know now.
i just feel really sad now. addison doesn't have an ear infection, but dr. l said there might be one coming. she's actually napping now. she screamed for a while, but now she's asleep.
hopefully tonight will be a lot smoother than last night. i guess we'll see. so much for my really exciting day! oh well, addison has her helmet off for good so there's always tomorrow....
Sunday, November 29, 2009
it's addison's (hopefully) last appointment with dr. kelly.
last time she went, he said that the next time he saw her would be the last time. i'm hoping that's true!
chris is taking addison to see dr. kelly in the morning (i can't since i have school). i've gotten pretty excited thinking that today is the last day addison is going to have to wear her helmet. my mom ordered her a ton of hairbands (seriously. a ton. like 1 of each color a ton). i can't wait to see her curly blonde hair every waking moment. running my fingers through it, putting hats, hairbands, and hairbows in her hair. i mean, that's one of the fun things about having a girl, right?
i'm kind of scared that dr. kelly is going to say addison needs to wear her helmet a little longer. so i've mentally prepared myself for that. if she does have to wear it longer, i will be really sad. but i'll get over it. i'm just hoping hoping hoping she gets it off tomorrow.
i guess we'll just have to wait and see!
but, hopefully, today will be the last day i see my little girl with her helmet on.....
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
when i came home at 2:30, i was greeted by 8 new people in the house. chris's dad, rick, and chris's best friend, jason, rode together from georgia and got to the house around 11:30. jason was leaving that afternoon to go back home for thanksgiving, and then was going to come back saturday and ride back to georgia with rick. since jason was only going to be here for a short time, their friend travis (mary's husband) came to the house to see him. mary's 2 brothers were staying with them, so they came with travis. so that was 5 of the 8 new people.
chris's brother, keith, came with his girlfriend, leighann, and their little boy, lane. they came from memphis and got to the house around noon, i think.
so when i got home, there were a ton of people. addison was really tired by the time i got home. i guess playing with lane really wore her out. i put addison down for her nap, and she passed out. she usually has a hard time going down for her afternoon nap, and i was worried that all the people would talk too loud. but she was really tired so it didn't matter.
after she went down, i played with lane. he's 6 months older than addison. he was running around everywhere.
Friday, November 27, 2009
here she is with my aunt mandy.
here she is with mary. mary loves taking pictures with my dads camera. so i gave it to her and let her take a bunch of pictures.
she got a little bored with opening presents. so she decided to crawl over to the couch and tell everyone hi.
she went to chris after a little bit. i was the one opening presents. it kind of felt like my birthday :)
she got so many cool toys. she got a gum ball machine (not real gum balls. just little rolly balls. it's really cool though!). she also got a drum that, when you hit it, it shows the abcs, or you can just make noise. it's pretty cool. i think i like it more than addison.
addison had a chocolate cupcake for her birthday. she didn't really dig in. i just mushed it down and fed her some.
caden wasn't really into the wagon. addison loved it though. even though caden was crying. she was just smiling. he would cry when he was being taken away from his parents. but once he couldn't see them, he was fine. it was pretty funny.
addison went on a ride after some people left. she loves that thing. she feels like such a big girl in it.
here's addison with brittany. i used to work with brittany at t-mobile. we became really good friends. she's moving back to texas next month. i'm going to miss her!
here's addison with faye. and one of her penguin bowling pins. addison decided to give him a kiss. or eat him. i think it's the latter of the two.