Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sleep Glorious Sleep!

Ok.  Not so much for mom and dad, but Victoria is getting in a good amount of sleep time through the night now.  She's definitely a morning person too.  Very bubbly and happy at 6am in the morning.  Mom and Dad?  Not so much.

She's also starting to coo and grab at things.  This is definitely becoming more and more fun!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Aftermath

All the planning and fussing to get the house ready for the Christening party and it last for 4 hours and now we get to clean up again!!  Yay!!

It was worth it though.  Lots of fun.  Lots of Chocolate! (with a capital C) and it was an awesome day.  75 degrees and sunny.  No wind (which was a change from the previous weekend when there were 50 mile-an-hour winds knocking branches off of trees) which was a good thing!

Victoria also seems to be back to normal.  She's not spitting up nearly as much and isn't as fussy as she's been the last few weeks with the illness.  I'm better too, but I've managed to get half of my coworkers sick as well.  Go me!  Tomorrow I will start planning on the downfall of the Chinese civilization.

And Pictures!  Because everyone loves them so....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Out of the Woods?

We may be through the worst of it with the sicknesses. As long as Bea doesn't get sick now we're golden! Via seems to be doing better and hopefully we can put her on a more formula-based diet as her poopy diapers have degenerated into a rather messy affair every time (icky).

The one plus is that she is 12 weeks today! And will be 3 months old on the 18th (at which time we will start counting her age by months rather than weeks which is another milestone!).

Christening on Sunday. Chocolate goodness here we come!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Bug

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Our house has been a den of festering sickness for almost a month now.

We had our 2 nieces over a while back and they brought with them some sort of Tanzanian Wasting Disease (at least that's what I like to call it). Barbara and I immediately got sick. Luckily it missed the baby because we eventually found out that we both had strep throat. Barbara lost her voice for 3 days and I was cowering in bed with a 102 temperature and chills.

We eventually got over that (or so I thought) when the baby started to get sick. Though I think some of that is my fault. I started to have a cough last Saturday, and by Sunday Via was coughing too. We thought it might just be allergies, but by Wednesday my cough wasn't gone and the baby stopped keeping food down.

And so we made our first trip to the emergency room! YAY!!!!.....not.

All in all it wasn't so bad (considering). We basically have to keep her on Pedialyte or half formula and pedialyte until she can go back to straight formula. We also have some antibiotics to give her for an ear infection. She's been such a little trooper. She was really in distress on Saturday night because her throat finally started to hurt from all the crying and coughing, but it looks like we're past the worst of it.

I would love to say that we both had a hand in getting Via through all this, but I have since developed a severe head cold (with the cough still present), so Bea had to take care of both of us for almost the entire weekend. She's awesome and a great, patient woman who deserved more for her mother's day than she got. I'll take suggestions on how to make it up to her. ;)

So, in closing, we may almost be out of the woods, and that's good because we have to get the house ready for the Christening party this weekend! Lots to do, so little time. You know. The usual.