Saturday, August 30, 2008

Last night we had our first ER experience. Addie woke up at 10:15 PM coughing, gagging, choking, and crying. She clearly had something caught in her throat that was making it difficult to breathe. The good thing was that she was crying. She was scared, though, because she started to hyperventilate. We tried to calm her down to see if that would help the matter. We also tried turning her over and hitting on her back to dislodge whatever was in there. She was still having trouble breathing so we decided we needed to take her in. On our drive to the Monticello hospital, she began to calm herself down. I could still hear the rattling in her chest when she took breaths so we decided to still take her inside. We were there for 2 hours... they checked her oxygen level, which was normal, and they looked in her ears and throat. They listened to her chest, but by that time she had been crying for about an hour, so that may have been why she was hoarse. Finally, they took two chest X-Rays, just to make sure there wasn't anything lodged anywhere. She was surprisingly calm for her X-Rays! We looked at them and got the "all clear" from the doctor, so they discharged us at 12:30AM and we came home.
I know we did the right thing bringing her in because something was wrong when she woke up last night. I am also thankful nothing was wrong! At the same time, the people in the ER have a way about them that makes you feel stupid for being there when it seemed as if she was normal from the time we stepped into the hospital. I felt as though we were 'bothering' them with our concern. But they did go through all the steps to make sure I felt comfortable leaving, knowing she didn't have something stuck in her throat... so I appreciated that. Anyway, we are doing great today. She slept until 8:30AM, which was nice for all of us!

Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of school = fabulous! I was loving every minute of it! Yeah for school :)
Addie has been sleeping through the night the past 4 nights, so thanks for the prayers! Yeah for Tylenol and Baby Oragel :)
Brandt is taking this Friday off, and since I don't have school on Fridays, we are giving Addie to my mom for a couple hours and going to a movie! Yeah for dates :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week as well...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Teething... when will it end? Addie has been so miserable the last couple of nights. I know you can always blame crabbiness and crying on the fact that "she's teething'- but she really is!! She has her top two molars, but we are just waiting for the bottom two molars to fully come through. One has made it through the surface of the gums, just barely, but the other is yet to be seen :) Last night she cried and screamed... I got her out of bed to hold her twice. Poor girl. Tonight we loaded up on Tylenol before bed, so hopefully that will help a bit. I'd welcome any teething tactics or secrets!
We are back into the swing of things. I am back at work, trying to get my act together before students come on Monday. Addie has been with the grandmas this week! We are so blessed know she is in good hands every day! Brandt has his fantasy football draft tonight, and he could hardly contain himself all week. He is beyond excited... like a kid in a candy store. Oh, the joys of life! That's all for now-

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Our trip to Brainerd this week... it was a blast!

Addie and Grandpa- she loved swimming... we swam at least twice a day!

Always carried around her wooden spoons :)

Family photo... Yes, I know... we look like the color wheel. No, I did not plan us to dress in primary colors... but very exciting ;)

Addison and Auntie Tricia on the giant chair! Gotta love it!

All of the cousins :)

I got her laughing pretty hard! She was a riot :)
All in all, it was the perfect end to a fabulous summer! I start back to work tomorrow. How time flies!?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Pictures from last weekend in Wisconsin...
Well, we head to Madden's Resort in Brainerd tomorrow for the week. We stay there with the entire Sorbel clan! I'm really looking forward to it. It will be our last trip of the summer, being that I start school Friday. Have a good week everyone! I'll post pics upon our return :)

Monday, August 04, 2008

We had a fun weekend! Allen, Natalie and the girls stayed with us Friday night. It was the girls' first sleep over... dinner, bath, and matching p.j.'s, of course! It was nice because we got to have 'us' time when they all went to bed. Rook, chocolate chip cookies, and good friends... what could get any better!?
Saturday we headed to Wisconsin for a family reunion and stayed at B's grandparents' house. Sunday we spent the afternoon in the Dells before heading home. Addie was great all weekend long! The car ride was nothing compared to our trip to Tennessee last month!
It was a fun, but exhausting weekend :)

Friday, August 01, 2008

This is the stage we're in right now... I'm sure many of you can relate :)