Ben and I took Adelae to see Santa for the first time. I was so worried she'd cry and cry. Mostly, she was just a little confused. She couldn't quite understand what was going on.
Friday, December 14, 2007
We went to Ben's company Christmas party last weekend. I was really looking forward to a night out with out the baby. Of course, she got a double ear infection and a sinus infection the day before the party. My mom, bless her, still came over to watch Adelae for us. Luckily the antibiotic had kicked in at that point and she was feeling MUCH better. So, we got to go to the pary. It was our first adults only evening since my birthday in June! :P We were both ready to cut loose. It was actually a really nice party. They had a nice dinner and an open bar. Anybody that knows me and Ben knows that we were way more excited for the open bar then we were for the food. Needless to say, we took full advantage of the freee liquor. After dinner they passed out gifts. We wound up getting one of the new iPod Nanos. I was going to get Ben an iPod for Christmas, now I don't have too! It's a pretty cool little contraption. We've uploaded a bunch of our CD's and downloaded music onto it. I wish I could figure out how to delete some of the songs off of it though. I don't really want the Backyardigans and the Christmas music on there. HAHA! I'm not very technically savvy, so this is all new to me. It's also suppose to play videos, but I can't seem to get any on there. After the gift exchange we got to gamble, with fake money of course. It was still lots of fun. I think I prefer losing fake money to real money anyway. We got home about 2:00 am and of course, Adelae was WIDE awake! It's like she knew we were coming home. Luckily she didn't stay up for very long and she slept late the next day. The moral of the story is that iPods are pretty cool, but they're even better when they're free!
Posted by Shaun at 9:56 AM
Friday, December 7, 2007
We took Adelae to see a pediatric Ears Nose and Throat specialist. He was really great and answered a lot of our questions. He did say that her ears look great. No fluid or enflamed eardrums, which is great news. He also said that her tonsils look great, but he did recommend that we have her checked by her doctor the next time she got sick. He did say that he believes she may have large adnoids. He recommended that we have them removed at some point. They are most likely the cause of her restless sleep and mouth breathing. We had planned to wait until after her 1st birthday to have the procedure done. Of course, the next day she got sick again. So, I'm taking her to her regular doctor today. I really don't want another round of a two month cold. I'm hoping that he'll actually give her an antibiotic this time. If this cold hangs on like the last one did, we'll be doing her surgery earlier than we had expected. I know having your adnoids out is really no big deal, but it's still a little scary. I had hoped to have her tonsils out at the same time. It's so hard to watch her suffer. The poor little thing can barely breath or eat. This leads her to be incredibly fussy and clingy. She winds up sleeping with us at night which leads to not a lot of sleep for any of us. This makes for some very long days. It breaks my heart to see her like this. So, keep your fingers crossed that everything will work out ok.
Posted by Shaun at 10:35 AM
Saturday, December 1, 2007
We finally got our Christmas tree up! I really want to go all out for our first family Christmas. It's kind of silly though cause Adelae won't remember a thing. We've also decided that we want to start a family tradition. Neither Ben or I had one when we were growing up and we want to do something as a family every year. We decided that we'll make ornaments every year. It's a fun thing that we can all enjoy. It's not terribly difficult either. We bought a small kit at JoAnne's and made a few the other day. Adelae isn't quite old enough to help yet, but Ben and I had fun. I also decorated stockings for each of us. It's a great family tradition that I hope we can continue.
Posted by Shaun at 10:44 AM