Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Madisen vs the Ear Infection!

It's official! Madi has won her first battle with an ear infection!
Last week Madi had started waking up just about every hour or two in the night just screaming! (which is fairly unusual since she's been sleeping almost all the way through the night these days) She didn't want to eat anything... didn't stop after having her pants changed.. just kept crying & whimpering, even when I held her (which usually calms her down when she is cranky) We checked her temp & she was running a low-grade fever :0( ....During the daytime she was a little better but still extremely cranky and fussy & just not acting like her normal self. This all started the Saturday after she had her 4mth vaccines so we thought maybe it was a reaction to the shots...but unfortunately as the week went on she was getting worse & not better....I called the Dr & was told maybe it was just teething (which if this is how she acts every time she's teething I think I might go crazy by the time all her teeth are in!! lol) Another day later I got a call back from the Dr's office saying that it's got to be a reaction to her shots & that this can happen for up to 7 days after the shots are given! Yikes! But as the days went on Madi was just not getting any better... her Daddy noticed that her ears were looking pretty goopy lately & thought for sure she MUST have an ear infection. We called the Dr the next day & were able to get Madi in later that day.... once we got there Madi was SOOOOO cranky!!! She cried on the way there... cried as I was getting her checked in... cried when we sat in the waiting room... even cried on the way back to the patient room.... poor thing...the Dr did a complete check-up on Madi...wanting to make sure he covered all the bases since she is so young... she had to have lots of tests ( blood test, urine test, also had to have her ears flushed) after all of this he came to the conclusion that she MUST have an ear infection... he wasn't able to confirm it right away because he couldn't get a good look into her ears... poor thing had to have them scraped out & then flushed then scraped again! She was not happy!! Then after all that... he still couldn't see!!! So, he treated her for an ear infection anyhow, gave her a shot of antibiotics...she hated the shot but within just a few hours she was totally back to her normal self! Smiling... laughing... cooing.... We were SO glad to see her feeling better! The Dr wanted to see her the next day though so he could try to get a better look at her ears to confirm it & to make sure she was getting better & not any worse.... That night (after almost a full week of hardly any sleep!) Madi & I went to bed at 10pm & when I looked at the clock when she woke up it was after 5am!!! Yay!! She had slept more than an hour at a time!!!! YAY!! We went back to the Dr & he was able to confirm it was her left ear causing all the trouble..... she got one more shot of antibiotics & that was that!! I hope this won't become a habit for her!! It sure wasn't any fun!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Madi's 4 month check-up...

It's hard to believe our little Madi-cakes is already 4 months old!! The time is just flying right by!! On May 14th we went in for her check-up.... she now weighs 12lbs 10.5 oz and she has grown to 23.5 in! She's growing out of a lot of her cloths and finally fitting into some of the cute outfits I've been waiting for her to wear! Not to mention she is giving my arms a good workout everyday!! Boy are my muscles tired!!

Madi is really thinking hard about rolling over these days... she's pretty close but doesn't seem to have that extra "oomph!" to get her over all the way just yet.... We'll keep on watching though because we know it will happen any day now!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day!

I was very excited to have my very first Mother's Day this year!
( Although last year we found out we were pregnant the day before
Mother's Day according to Brendan I wasn't allowed to tell anyone until we got the official word from the Doctor!... it was torture!!)
We started out the day by sleeping in a little (yay!!) Then Brendan and Madi were very excited to give me my very first ever Mother's day gift! Brendan, being the spectacular photographer that he is, took a couple pictures (one of Madi and another of Madi & I ) and had them made into 11x14 size & framed them, we ended up putting them up in our living room, they look GREAT!
Then we decided to go to the riverfront park and take a walk. It was a beautiful day out so a walk in the sunshine was perfect! We stopped at the mall beforehand and ate lunch (while Madi slept! yay! I got to eat lunch with both hands!!) Then once lunch was over we headed to the park. At the waterfront they have turned an old railroad bridge into a walking path across the Willamette River. I was a little nervous about walking across it at first ( the old railroad had been there forever & wasn't looking like it was in the best shape) but once we got up to the bridge we found it was actually really nice! We walked across it a few times then went to sit on a park bench.... Madi really gathers a lot of attention while we are out and about with her... she makes a lot of new friends, who seem to like to stop and ask all about her & then in turn tell us about their grandkids! lol, it's lots of fun :0) After a nice stroll around the park we decided to pack it up and head over to my moms house to wish her a Happy Mother's Day!
Here are some pics from our day... and yes...we totally matched that day!