Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Hannah was seen and dianogsed with a food allergy. She was given a Benedryl and a steriod and then was released. Other than taking the steriod medicine, she was fine. Apparently it did not taste too good because she gagged like crazy. Luckily she was okay and I am so glad my mom was able to get her there. We were scared since allergic reactions caused my grandmother's throat to swell up and close and she had to be intubated. We certainly did not want to see that happen to Hannah.
My mom felt terrible but I told her it was not her fault and if I were there I would had most likely let Hannah try some egg. She has had food with egg product before such as pancakes and had no reaction at all. Hopefully it is just eggs cooked by themselves that caused this. So, no eggs for Hannah for awhile! Thank goodness all is well.
We gave them a baby shower on July 24th. It was a couple's shower and although it was very hot, we had a nice time and they receieved many beautiful gifts for baby girl Adaire. We also had family from Maryland come and it was so great to see them. I got to meet my cousin Autumn for the first time and she is going in second grade! She loved playing with Emma and Hannah and she was just adorable. Here are some pictures from a great day of celebration. I am so happy for this amazing couple. They will be amazing parents and I am so excited for our kids to grow up together! Moreover, I cannot wait to see them hold their baby!
For the weekend of July 4th we went to Emerald Isle with Bo's family. We had a wonderful time together. This was Hannah's first trip to the beach and of course she loved everything. Emma was a little scared of the water this year and didn't care to get wet. However, she loved playing in the sand, finding shells and cleaning shells in buckets of water. As long as she was happy, we were happy! We had nights of getting ice cream and on evening of July 4th the guys and Gibson played cornhole and we watched the fireworks from our beachouse.
I love having all of the cousins together. Gibson, Owen, Emma and Hannah all got along great. They really entertain themselves by watching each other. Hannah was just starting to crawl more and more when we were there. We had a very nice long weekend. We had to leave Monday morning so I could report back to my internship.
* I meant to write that I had a big "mommy oops" on this vacation. Halfway to Raleigh I realized that I had forgotten Hannah's bag of clothes in the hallway upstairs!!! Poor baby! I had all of her cute July 4th outfits, bathing suit and everything in that bag! Luckily I had packed her hanging clothes separately. So, we had to take a little shopping trip to Kohls before we left from Raleigh Saturday morning!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
It was a very inviting atmosphere all centered around children. Hannah was wonderful considering she could not have anything to eat or drink. She was the youngest of the day, which meant she was first. She did great during her triage and then we waited in a beautiful playroom. Other children started coming in after about fifteen minutes of us being there.
The anaesthesiologist met with us as well as the doctor. Everything was very familiar to us so we were very prepared. Hannah was called back at exactly 7:30. Bo and I then went to a separate family waiting room. About twenty minutes later the doctor came in, said Hannah did great, gave us some ear drops and some extra information and then he was on his way. A nurse came by, picked us up and we followed her to the post op area, which looked like an ER - little beds separated by curtains.
Hannah was already awake and being held by the nurse. She saw us and typical Hannah - she just smiled and laughed. She was then allowed to have juice so I gave her about four ounces of juice and precious thing just gulped it down. The nurse went to get more and we had to take her bottle away to refill it and that was the only time she cried! She did so well after her surgery. It was definatley a better age to have it done. Emma was more scared and more aware of everything happening, especially when they took her from us. Hannah really didn't know what was going on and it made me more relaxed knowing that she wasn't scared.
Hannah did great all day. Bo actually drove her home and stayed with her while I reported for my internship and completed some hours. I was so proud of her and couldn't wait to get home to her. But, it was like nothing had ever happened!
My mom dropped Emma off later that day and brought Hannah a new talking book. Bo's mom also sent Hannah her own "Abby Cadabby" doll. I had to put drops in Hannah's ears for the next three days and Emma wanted me to put drops in her ears too! So, I would have to pretend to put drops in Emma's ears just so she wouldn't feel left out.
I am so glad these procedures are over with! They have been on my mind a lot since March when they both stayed so sick. I really hope that I see a difference with ear infections but more importantly I hope that Emma and Hannah do not have to endure anymore pain, fevers, doctor appointments and medications because of thier little ears. We will see what happens!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
We certainly had a wonderful weekend. Bo's parents came to watch the girls. We went to VA Beach and stayed at the oceanfront Hilton. We were on the Empyrian level and had an awesome room. We had access to a rooftop, overflowing pool that overlooked the ocean. There were waiters/waitresses serving our drinks. It was a beautiful place. We were not far from home and did not have to spend a lot of road time to feel like we were getting away.
We had a fabulous meal, went around the ocreanfront for awhile and called it a night. We spent some time at the pool Sunday morning before we left. It was a nice get away but always nice to come home. We missed our babies.
Later Sunday night both kids were screaming while getting dinner ready. Bo said, "want to go back to the Hilton?" Having time away from kids is healthy for a relationship but it is always nice to come home and know that we are all under the same roof again. I am so blessed with all that has happened in the past six years and grateful for a very loving husband.
We started the day with church, ate lunch and went to the pool. That evening we went to my mom and dad's house for a cookout. Emma ate corn on the cob! We enjoyed the evening with everyone in my immediate family. It was a very nice day. Emma and Hannah love their daddy so much. I also appreciate Bo more than ever and love watching him be a daddy. These girls definately have him wrapped around their little fingers and Emma especially knows how to get what she wants by going to her daddy! Bo works hard for us and supports us in everything that we want to do for our girls' future. He is a wonderful father.