Saturday, December 22, 2007

8 Months... hard to believe!!!

Today we celebrated 8 months with Abby. She is finally starting to feel better. Now, we just need her to start sleeping through the night again. Let's see, I'll try to fill you in all the latest on our little "pumpkin." As usual, I will try to do it with a photo because we know that's why you visit the blog. :)

We are so excited about our first Christmas with Abby.
She may not realize what is going on, but she loves the trees
and lights that are everywhere.
We have even put a little one in her room.
Phoebe has been making sure nothing happens to it.

We got all bundled up for the Jefferson City Christmas Parade.
She really liked watching everything go by. She even got a
Santa hand puppet out of the deal.

We have also enjoyed spending time with Aunt Tiffany and
Baby Ben. When Abby isn't trying to grab Ben to chew on him,
she is holding his hand. How sweet!

Abby looks so excited to have a present. I love
the look on her face in this one!

She has been practicing pulling up lately.

This is what we saw the other day when we were
working on something in the nursery. We lowered
the mattress that night.

Trial run for the Christmas dress. She still wanted to
chew on it. This should be fun.

She loves the new way she gets to ride around now.
However, Christmas shopping was wearing thin on
this particular day.

Big News for the month!!!

That's right, folks! We almost have a cruiser on our hands.
She is getting better about getting into the crawling position. We joke with Uncle Tim and say that her transmission and alignment need adjusting. She will usually scoot back and to the side when trying to crawl.
She rolls and sits up and rolls more to get where she wants to be. It wears us out watching it, but she likes practicing.

Looks like the Wii is in trouble,
as many, many other things around the house!
(Note the Weapon of Mass Destruction in her hand.)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Our new Christmas Card

Please click here to see the card we meant to send

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Polka Dots

This morning we woke up to an unwelcomed surprise.  What at first appeared to be a simple heat rash on Abby's neck soon mutated into head-to-toe red rash.  Bless her heart, it even covers her palms and her scalp.  After a quick visit to the pediatrician, it was determined our sweet girl was not having an allergic reaction to the antibiotics but rather is "suffering" from Roseola, every one's favorite mystery rash. I put "suffering" in quotes because she plays and acts as she always does. We were lucky enough to to skip the three to four days of high temperatures. She ran a small temp Saturday night, but it broke by morning and she was fine. 
Who knows how long the dots will hang around?  I will keep you updated. Otherwise, she is fine. Doc says it is a sort of rite of passage for kids in her age group.  I probably would be freaking out right now, but a couple or three of the Harris quads had a bout with Roseola a couple of months ago, and they are just as perfect as ever.  Nevertheless, if anyone has any ideas about how to make this easier on her, let me know.  This has been the roughest month of her life (fighting colds, shots, antibiotics, rashes, etc.). Hopefully, we will see the light at the end of the tunnel soon!

Here are some pics of the rash. The rash is hard to get to show on some pictures. 

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Santa Claus? What's that? Who's he?

Here's how Abby's first trip to see Santa went.  My friends at SDHS were right. He is the tallest one I've ever seen.  

Our little elf has never seen a stranger. 
She took right up with the jolly, ole elf.

She was very eager to get a hold of 
the beard and/or the hat!


As promised, here are a couple of pics of Abby's two pearly whites.  Aunt Tiffany has a really good one that I will "steal" and post soon. 

The Pink Stuff

On Monday, we went to the pediatrician for Abby's lingering congestion.  He put her on amoxicillin (sp?) since she has been battling it for over three weeks.  None of the tricks we tried worked. The bed tilting came the closest. (Thanks, Kristen). However, she still was not eating, sleeping, or playing like herself.  At first, it took Grandma, Grandpa, and Mommy to give her the pink stuff (Steve was in Cleveland), but now she is a pro. She enjoys chewing on the syringe I think. She is doing MUCH better now.  

Inspecting the contraption. 

After the first couple of tastes, she is eager to get the 
stuff down.  There is only a little mess to clean up.

Game On!

Things are starting to return to normal a this White house. We have the new laptop up and running, which means we will be able to update you easier and more often. Also, Steve has just returned from a snowy trip to Cleveland, OH.  This was the first time Abby and I have been by ourselves at night. I am proud to say that we did fine. I didn't freak out and run to Grandma and Grandpa's house like I figured I would do. I must say that even though I was raised by a single mom for 11 years, I now have a totally new appreciation for it.   Grandma and Grandpa were nice enough to come over and keep up company in the evenings.  

Abby has had a cold, so we have been staying in a lot. Here is what we've been up to. 

Sleeping inclined has been her favorite lately.
Here she  is sleeping on a stack of pillows in our bed.

She has become reacquainted with old friends.
She still does not take a paci on a regular basis.

We took some more Christmas pictures one afternoon
when she was in a good mood.

She was still a little sleepy from being congested the night before.

She loved playing with Kristi in the nursery
during Lilli's birthday party.

Our neighbor, Elijah, dropped by. They got
along famously. 


All dressed up and waiting to go.

One must always take precautions when Mommy
is cooking!

Her favorite activity lately is playing on the floor. 
We think she is going to be crawling soon!