Sunday, February 21, 2010

Baby vs Beagle

Too busy for a title

Last week was a whirlwind as usual! We had a really great Valentines day thanks to my wonderful husband, cheese fondue, and wine. Scott surprised me with Carrie Underwood tickets even though we agreed on no gifts, but to his credit, he bought them way before he agreed on the no gifts. Adding to the awesomeness of the gift, the concert date falls on April twenty-turd, which is our dating anniversary. Unintentionally, we celebrate our dating anniversary more than our wedding anniversary, probably because travel is cheap in April. We took a cruise 3 years ago, went to Mexico two years ago, went to Chicago one year ago, and this year we'll be at a concert. Now that I think of it, each year is getting slightly less exciting and maybe next year we'll find ourselves at Chuckecheese when the 23rd rolls around. Anyway, it was very sweet of him! We also made cheese fondue and enjoyed some yummy wine we got at Robinettes. We bought a case right before I found out I was pregnant, so we've been having fun making up for lost time over the last couple of months.

Ellie had a very exciting week and took her first step toward an exciting career in marketing. She started the day hanging out with some coworkers while I presented the new covers at our sales conference. Later in the day, I exploited her in another presentation about a Bible geared towards new moms. She did SO good. She just looked around while I held her and talked about the Bible. She added some "ba bas" and razzes at the perfect times. She fell asleep in my arms at the end while the rest of the team finished the presentation. I mainly used her cuteness to detract some attention from myself, but I think it added at lot to the presentation. I've been pushing her toward a career as a pharmacist, but maybe marketing will be her thing! I was so nervous that she was going to freak out, especially after being at work for a few hours before her big moment and missing her nap, but it was perfect! I wish I would have remembered my camera!

I can't believe she is 7 months old! She is waving bye-bye and giving high-fives, but only on her own terms. She is wiggling around on he tummy more and I don't think it will be much longer until she is crawling. She still has no interest in sitting up on the floor. She just wants to stand, but if i can get her to sit, she starts reaching for everything. She loves to eat her solids and attacks the spoon so violently she sometimes misses her mark and ends up with food all over her cheek. She is getting her two front teeth, which makes for 6 total. The left one is mostly through and the right is sooo close. Hopefully we'll all be a little happier and less fussy once that is done.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

6 month stats

At Ellie's 6 month appointment last week she weighed 17 lbs 4 oz and measured 27 3/4" which put her in the 60th percentile for weight and 96th for height. She just got her 4th tooth and it has been a struggle for everyone. Now she has one on top and three on the bottom. On top of having a cold since Christmas, she seems to be in a lot of pain from her teeth, especially in the evening. Besides hanging out with Odie, she's been enjoying her sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, apples, and pears. I even made my own batch of sweet potatoes over the weekend and have about 32 servings in the freezer. Speaking of the weekend, it was so nice to have a relaxing one. We took her to the mall to distract her and she picked out some new outfits from Old Navy. It was a great way to gear up for the rest of the week.
On Monday, Scott helped me with dinner. He was slicing an avocado when I heard him scream. He tried to clean the wound and apply pressure but the bleeding would not stop. The next few hours were quite dramatic. He raised his arm, he lowered his arm, he laid on the bathroom floor. He'd move around for awhile, reinspect the damage, but then lay down because it made him so nauseous. After not much improvement and a consult with google, we decided to go to urgent care. We dropped Ellie off at her grandparents because I didn't want to expose her to more germies. Once we arrived we had to wait for quite awhile because a little kid came in right after us that couldn't breath. I chose not to go into the exam room with Scott and stayed in the waiting room to catch up on Twilight. Don't judge me. About 2 hours later, Scott came back and said I needed to drive. He lost consciousness when they numbed him for the stitches. I was thankful to miss that part of the experience. I'm the last person you want around in an emergency situation. :) We picked up the wide awake Ellie and tried to put her to bed. She was up at 2, 4, then 6. Not the best way to start an extremely busy week! We're really looking forward to the weekend!