Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ear Infection

Well, unfortunately, Aubrey has an ear infection. After a rough night of crying on Sunday, we suspected something was up. Everytime I tried to lay her down on her back, she would cry out in pain. As soon as I would pick her up, she would fall asleep on my shoulder. After some relief from baby Tylenol, we were able to get some sleep. On Monday, I brought her in to daycare thinking everything was ok. After she refused to eat, I knew something was definitely wrong. While holding her, I noticed she had a really faint dried on white crusty film around her ear canal. When I showed the ladies at daycare, they agreed it was likely an ear infection that was making Aubrey so out of whack. I called the doc and made an appointment that afternoon. It was confirmed she had a pretty bad infection. Luckily, since starting amoxacillin, she is acting like herself again and the pain seems to have gone away.

Daycare said sometimes ear infections are linked to genetics with something to do with the size of the inner ear parts. Aaron struggled with lots of ear infections as a baby so perhaps Aubrey has acquired his ears? We're crossing our fingers that this is the first and last one but we know now that when Aubrey is not acting herself, we should get it checked out.

Aside from her poor ear, we are looking forward to our upcoming trip to Grandma Bodeux's. Can't wait for some Kelowna sun and heat!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer is Here!

Yeah! We're finally getting some summer weather in the Pacific North West! Temps have been in the 70's and we've been able to get out of the house and enjoy. This past weekend, Aaron celebrated his first Father's Day, with Aubrey so thoughtfully buying him a new bike helmet and signing a card just for her dad. We enjoyed T-bone steaks, potato salad, sweet corn, and brownies for dinner. Yum!

This week, we've gone on a few walks after dinner, soaking up the warm breeze and sounds of summer. In only one week, we're heading to Kelowna, BC to visit my grandma Bodeux, cousins, and Aunt and Uncle. Mom and dad Stephanson are going to meet us there for a visit and give us some time to have a date or two while they oggle over Aubrey girl.

Updates on our girl include her 5th month birthday this past Monday (!!!), lots of drooling as teathing has commenced, absolutely no qualms about taking bottles any more, only 1 month away from trying her first bite of food, in love with the bouncer and will bounce happily away as we eat dinner every night, wore her first pair of shorts today (jean shorts) and a shirt that says "There's just something special about me."

We've been having fun being parents and can't believe where the time has gone.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Deb!

"Happy Happy Birthday, on this your special day! Happy Happy Birthday, that's what I'm here to say! We hope you have a wonderful day!"

Grandma! I miss you!
I wish I could be there to help Mommy make a cake for your birthday!
Just know that I love you!
And am thinking about you!
And can't wait to see you in Kelowna in a couple weeks!
Happy Birthday Mom. We love you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Under the Weather

Unfortunately, I've been hit with another bug...likely from daycare. I had a ripe temperature of 101 last night and felt like I was on fire. I'm at work this morning but have an intense headache and a bad case of the chills. I've got a few clients I have to see so staying home sick wasn't an option. I think Aubrey girl is also feeling a little sick as she has been a bit contancorous the last couple days. She didn't take a bottle at daycare yesterday so each time I stopped by, she was ready to chow down. It's tough on the nerves when your wee babe doesn't want to eat from a bottle while you're at work.

In other news, we are set to do our second family 5 k this Saturday at the annual Sound to Narrows in Tacoma. I've got a group of participants from a weight loss group who are doing the run/walk with us. The weather is supposed to be amazing, forcasted at 78 on Saturday and 80 on Sunday. It's raining and chilly today so the heat will come as a welcome change. Sunday, Aubrey and I are going to a mom and baby group with some moms from strollersize and a couple other new moms and babies. It will be nice to see everyone again! That's about it for now. Hope all is well with everyone!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time is Flying

I can't believe it's already hump day! We had a nice long weekend, hanging out a lot at home while it rained outside. We had some sun on Monday which gave Aaron some time to refresh the yard for the week and I had a chance to attend my greatly-missed strollersize class. It was so great to see some of the regulars there along with other moms and babies who have also returned to work. Our friends Naomi and Bradley had us and another couple Hayley and John over for dinner on Monday. We met Naomi and Bradley (parents to Elliot) in childbirthing class and Hayley attended strollersize with her son Max. It was fun for all of us to visit and have the babies play together. Elliot is a month older than Aubrey and Max is a month younger. It's amazing to see all the developmental changes from a 3 month old to a 5 month old.

This week has been super busy at work. I taught a "Breakfast for a Busy World" class to a company yesterday which involved a bunch of cooking demos and sampling. It's only an hour class but there is a lot of pre prepping that goes in to it! I spent a good chunk of Saturday and Sunday getting everything ready to go. Thankfully everything went well and I think I convinced everyone to buy Muesli and Agave Nectar; both products that are new to me but were used in some new recipes I demoed. 2 more days to go until the weekend! Yeah!