Well, it has been a trying few days. After Emma had the seizure Wednesday, her temperature spiked over 102 and she started trembling again, so we went back to the ER to make sure she didn't have another seizure. They gave us a different regimen to use with the Tylenol and Motrin, and that has kept her fever in check. As of 4am, she has not taken any medicine, and her temperature has been normal. She has been her happy, loving self, so hopefully she has kicked the virus for good.
As for me, I feel like I have a head cold that will not go away. I will likely feel that way until Wednesday when they take the splints out of my nose, and even afterward I am not supposed to blow my nose for a month. One side of the nose seems to have healed quickly, but the other side is still pretty nasty, and hopefully it will heal up in the next few days. Thank God I haven't had to sneeze yet, I am not sure how much damage one of those would do!
In our last installment, you saw Harry, Ron, and Hermione* sitting comfortable in their perch in Gryffindor. However, danger was lurking nearby...
An intruder from Slytherin had made his way to Gryffindor tower, unbeknown to our young heroes.
One he realized his scheme had been discovered, he started to coil, preparing himself for battle. Quickly, I said "Accio Shovel" and prepared my weapon!
After a short battle, the plot was foiled, and Hogwarts was safe once again.
*The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any resemblance to the names, character, or history of any person or book is coincidental and unintentional. Please don't sue me Ms. Rowling, or I will have to Accio Shovel again.
Well here is a little update on what is going on with our Princess Emma. She is cutting a total of 10 teeth. She told her Dad "High Five" today as she proceeded to give him a high five. She is pulling her self up all over the place and crawling all over the house. Reggie is starting to become more active with her, but runs away as fast as possible once she gets to running in her walker. My poor baseboards will need painted before its all over. She is splashing in the bath so I am sure her swim lessons in June will be a hit with our Little Mermaid.
Emma is now cutting her 7th and 8th teeth. She has knots on top and bottom. Monday I was checking her teeth and gums when I noticed a red spot that looked inflamed. We decided to take her into the dentist on Tuesday, May 11th to get her looked at to make sure all was well. The dentist's office was wonderful. They loved her and even gave her a new teething toy. The dentist said that everything was perfect! What I saw was natural and would take care of itself.
Ray was supposed to work today but managed to get the first half of the day off. So he woke up early with Emma and prepared breakfast for me and served it to me in bed!
My girl was all smiles and wanting to sit next to me as I enjoyed the feast that she helped her Daddy make for me on this very special day. I'll take all the bad bedhead in the world to be greeted by such happiness every day.
We started off in the bed but moved to the living room floor so that we could eat pick nick style and I could feed Emma some yogurt for breakfast.
Me and Ray trying to get a shot of us together. It is not often where we find the time or chance to get a picture of all three of us any more.
Emma dressed and ready to run some errands with Mommy and Daddy. We went and bought me some plants and other things that I wanted for the yard. Swung by Jason's Deli to pick up lunch and eat at home.
When we arrived home the flowers were waiting for me. The ones on the left are from Ray and the ones on the right are Larkspur (Emma's birth flower) and they are from Emma.
This is a handmade block with Emma's hand prints, name, and year on it for my garden. She also made me my mothers day card by herself. What 9 1/2 month old do you know who is this talented! Well she did have her helper with her. Ray is the greatest DAD!
Emma getting ready to take me out to dinner at Excel in North Gate with her Daddy.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner together as a family. Everyone loved Emma and commented on how precious and adorable she looked.
I want to give a big thanks to my wonderful husband and darling daughter. They made my weekend the best celebration I could ever ask for. Being a mother is the most important and rewarding role I have ever been blessed to have in my life.
Emma and I want to wish Mommy a Happy Mother's Day! Emma has been here for almost 10 months, but you have been a mother for much longer than that. You have been taking care of Emma since you found out you were pregnant, and even before then by preparing yourself to try to have a child. Now that she is in our lives, you would quickly sacrifice anything of yourself in order to make sure Emma is healthy, safe, and happy. Thank you for being the mother Emma needs and the wife I need. We both love you!
Happy Mother's Day to our Moms, and to all of the other mothers out there. As kids we never understood the sacrifices and love that were given to us, but being parents we can now appreciate it even more!
Ray used to sleep like this when he was a baby. We have lowered Emma's mattress in the crib since she is so tall and was able to see over it a little when she sat up. With her pulling herself up and trying to walk now, we lowered it last weekend. It makes it a bit harder for me to place her in bed, but Ray is tall so it is easy for him. When I went to put her in, she rolled to her side and then went to her belly and stayed there. Ray then placed her in a better position and our baby girl blessed us by sleeping through the night : )
Now that Emma is no longer hiding the fact that she is crawling, she is grabbing anything she can. She pulled out the basket in the picture from under the table and dumped all of the toys out. She even crawled over to the blankets and pulled those out to let me know she was ready for bed! I am having a ton of fun watching her explore her home in new ways.