Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cheeessy Face!!!

Here are a few pictues from this weekend. Meredith and I went to Campbellsville Saturday evening and got home last night. We had a very nice weekend. We went to the park and played on the swings for a while and had lots of visitors while we were there. We also had an "Open House" at Grandma Seales house on Saturday afternoon, so it has been a full weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Update on the "big girl bed"

We put the bed up on Saturday and that night after rocking Meredith to sleep we laid her down in her new bed. All was well for exactly 1 hour. She slept and didn't make a sound. But at 11 pm she woke up screaming and Todd laid with his had on the bed for the next few hours. Around 4 am Meredith sat up in the bed screaming her head off and for good reason. I went to pick her up and she was burning up. I ran for the thermometer and sure enough she had a big fever, 102. Off I head for the baby Tylenol, (now here's just a thought, if a DR recommends that you give an infant Tylenol, why in the world does every bottle of medication say under 24 months consult a doctor?)

Anyway back to the story. I read on the bottle of Tylenol (not the one I bought in Guatemala, trying to figure out Spanish at 4 am didn't go so well.) and we gave her a small dose and it worked almost instantly. What a relief.

We kept a check on the fever for the rest of the day Sunday and it would spike up every 6 hours or so.

We did not make it to church, the nursery won't let her stay if she has had a fever 24 hours or less prior to drop off. So we laid around all day. Everything is fine now, she is just a little congested, but the DR said don't worry about it, just watch it to make sure it doesn't get worse.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

OK so maybe my little girl is growing up

faster than we would like thank you very much. But in an effort to help mommy and daddy sleep we bought the toodler bed today. We set it up in our room in hopes that Meredith with sleep in it. She seems to have a phobia about any bed with big rails or tall sides like the pack and play. You can lay her down in one of those sound asleep but as soon as her back hits the mattress she is wide awake and screaming. She'll sleep just fine in the bed with me or Todd or on a pallet on the floor. So we thought we would give this a try. One other reason was she decided she wanted off the bed this morning and off she tumbled. She thought it was funny so mommy and daddy thought we better do something before she made a game out of falling off the bed. Her new bed is 10 inches from the floor so that's not as bad as our bed.

Here is a picture of the new bed, we put it right next to ours so we are all sleeping in the same room. Our bedroom is nothing but beds now, oh well. What ever it takes to make Meredith comfortable.

We are also making our first trip to church service tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the first time we have left Meredith with anyone other than family. I hope the nursery staff is ready, I have a feeling my pager will be going off 10 minutes after we leave her. We'll see.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Meredith's 2 Boo-Boo's

One band aid was a Crayon the other was Spongebob.

Well lets just say that today was a very upsetting day. We had an appointment with our second pediatrician yesterday and we feel much better about this one. He said that Meredith looked very healthy and was progressing very nicely. He did order lab work, but no where near as many test as the first doctor wanted to do. And we will not be repeating vaccinations unless the test show that they didn't take, unlike the first doctor who wanted to start that day with brand new shots without even waiting for the results. Our new doctor also said that Meredith can start eating table food as long as it is closely supervised, don't want her getting choked.

Thank you Mary for recommending this doctor, it might be a little bit out of our way but it is well worth the drive.

Now to today's events. We first made a stop at the Probate Court office, our court date is this Thursday to legally change Meredith's name. We submitted all our documents and paid the court cost, all I have to do is show up Thursday and appear in front of the judge and Meredith will have her new name. I've just found out that this is step one of nine that I have to go through before this who process is done. Once we get the name change order I can apply for a KY birth certificate and SS #. One day we will tell Meredith all about this long journey we have been on the past year.

After our stop at the Hall of Justice today we headed down to Kosair's Children's Hospital for the dreaded lab work. I'm no sure who dreaded it more, Meredith or me!!!!
We waited for about an hour and then it was our turn, I'm so glad that Todd went with me, I had to leave the room I was crying so hard and so was Meredith. They had to stick her in both arms to draw 5 vials, yes 5 vials of blood. It took the nurses about 10 minutes to get all they needed, they said that Meredith has deep veins.

It took a few minutes to get Meredith calmed down once we left the lab, but she finally relaxed when she say we were headed to McDonald's!!!!
Her daddy said that after all that trauma she deserved a Happy Meal and Ice Cream Sundae!
So Meredith ate pieces of her chicken McNuggets and a few bites of my Sundae and the whole ordeal was forgotten, for Meredith anyway. The way she was screaming today took me back to April 13th in Guatemala City when they dropped her off at the hotel. She screamed the same way that night and it breaks your heart to hear her like that.

But all is better now, she just got out of the tub and I think her and Todd are watching Veggie Tales or something.

I'm so glad that today's trip is OVER!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

We broke ground today....

On our new pool!!!! I hope it doesn't take too much water to fill up.

This is the second post for the day be sure to look at the one below.

¡Día feliz de las madres!!!!

Or in English. Happy Mothers Day. Meredith wanted to do a tribute entry to all the important mama's in her life.

Of course me, Mamaw Morris, Nana Seales and her Nannie Santos in Guatemala.
Plus all the other great women in her life. Sunday is our day!!!! Or as in Guatemala today May 10th is Mothers Day.

Meredith says "Mom you have got to be kidding!!!!"

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Things are getting better!!!!

Meredith is finally becoming a daddy's girl. She is letting Todd take care of her now and I even got to leave yesterday for 3 hours!!!!

I promise that there will be new pictures in the near future. We have decided not to go to a photographer till her 1st birthday which is a little over a month from now. So "mom's photography" will have to do for now.

I was cleaning Meredith's room this afternoon and I put her in her crib to play and look what happened......Could it be? Meredith sleeping in her crib????

Here is another picture I took this morning. This pretty yellow dress arrived in the mail the other day from another Guata Mama in Nancy KY. Thanks Amy!!!!