Monday, January 24, 2011

Big Changes!

Most of you who know me know that I am a HUGE advocate for leaving kids in a crib as long as they like it and don't start jumping out. (Hadley!). The reason being, I moved Trey around 20 mths just because I was ready and he pretty much gave up naps. It became obvious that he just wasn't ready for that change yet. He also began getting up extremely early in the morning just because he could!
Well, Saturday night when we got home from the hospital Addison developed an extreme fear of getting in her crib. She still felt awful and was beyond tired. I tried to lay her in there and she immediately jumped out and landed on her head. I decided that there would be no more crib for her! (Eventually later that night we were able to lay her in there asleep and she stayed the whole night.) I have to say the transition has gone very smoothly. She has napped in there a few times and slept great last night. I pray this continues!!

In case you were wondering, Addy feels sooo much better today. Yesterday and this morning she was still very cranky and sleepy but this afternoon she has just turned a corner and become her regular sassy self. There has been a lot of hitting, yelling, and telling me NO. little girl is back. I am trying really hard not to allow this behavior just because I feel so bad for what she went through because I know it will just create even more of a monster! However, it's pretty hard not to enjoy the hitting and yelling because it's such a difference in 24 hours.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Poor Addison!

Headed home!!

Eating a bite of pancake....these are the first bites that started it all! I ran around showing all the nurses and we all rejoiced!

The wagon that was our BFF.

Our first taste of freedom. She felt so bad but this was actually her happy face!!

Friday morning after 4 bags of liquids...she was still so out of it and sleepy. However she had just peed so I was so happy when I took this!

Getting our first batch!

Being ticked at everyone. I couldn't really blame her.

Longest post ever......

The past few days have not been the most fun around here. Poor little Addison has been battling a diarrhea virus that finally did her in and landed her in the hospital for a few days. Let me tell you, I never doubted how hard it would be to ever see your children sick and have to be in the hospital but you truly don't understand it until you have been there. Because I don't scrapbook or anything this is going to be a pretty detailed version of what happened just so I will have it written down.
First of all if you ever told me that Addison would be the one of my children hospitalized for not eating or drinking I would have laughed in your face. Trey is MUCH harder to get to eat than her! It all started 2 weeks ago when Addison started having diarrhea. The diarrhea got worse as the week went on but she was acting fine and playing great. She ran a low fever a few days off and on but nothing serious. I really assumed she just had some sort of viral thing running through her or even cutting teeth. Well, Wednesday night I checked her diaper before bed and she threw up. Wednesday was also the first day she had stopped eating much or drinking. I think all day Wednesday she ate some popcorn, oreos, and a little oatmeal (random but it's what she wanted). However, she drank some ginger ale and water and never complained of her stomach hurting. After she threw up though I put her back in bed and she went back to sleep. 20 minutes later I heard throwing up again so I ran in and grabbed her and put her in bed with us. That's where the real fun started. She was so thirsty (knowing now, that's one of the first signs of dehydration) but she threw up every sip she took. We battled all night long because she kept wanting to gulp liquids but she was getting so sick off them. I told J.O. I feel kinda guilty for trying to hold her back because I had no clue how dehydrated she must be getting. The problem was she was throwing up so much that I was scared to let her keep gulping water. (I was giving her liquids but in very small amounts and things like ice chips thinking she would keep it luck).
Finally around 6am Thursday, I put her in her crib and got ready to take her to the doctor first thing. I had NO doubt she was either already dehydrated or getting to the point quickly. After a big fight with the receptionist she finally agreed to let me come in at 9am to see our doctor. Addison slept most of the time we were there and really wasn't too interested in drinking. The doctor told us to monitor Addison for the afternoon and evening and take her in to Springhill for some fluids if necessary. She thought it was a little too early to go now but the whole time I had such a gut feeling that she was already needing something. This is where I start feeling guilty....I ignored the feeling and headed home to get Trey from school. Meanwhile Addison threw up again in the car and fell asleep. When we got home, I gave her a bath and she drank a little water and ginger ale and went back to sleep. I was still worried so I started getting on the phone. Finally, around 1:30 my brother in law encouraged me to take her to Childrens because dehydration is nothing to mess around with. We headed up there and thank goodness we did. The gave her a bag of liquids in the ER and told us they were going to discharge us once she proved she would drink and pee. Well, after that bag she finally smiled a couple of times and took a few drinks of water. The doctor came back and told us we could leave but I just still felt uncomfortable. I told him I would really rather wait until she peed. He thought I was crazy for wanting to stay longer but he hooked her up to another bag of liquids and told us he had no doubt she was about to start peeing a lot. I thanked him and told him that would be awesome.
Well, at the end of bag 2 still no pee and still no activity out of Addison. Seeing that, he said his boss recommended we move upstairs and be admitted. I agreed. We got settled into our room about 10:30pm and I mentioned to the nurse that after 2 bags of liquid there was still no urine. She told me we had until midnight and then she would be very worried. Well, at midnight still nothing so she went and called the doctor. He ordered a 3rd bag of liquids and blood work. The nurse assured me the 3rd bag would do it. She continued to check her diaper every 30-45 mins and at 3:30am when there was still no urine she got nervous again and called the doctor. He ordered the 4th and final bag of liquids and told the nurse if she doesn't pee they would have to resort to other measures. I was too scared to ask what those were! He came by the room at 4:30am to check on her and I told him I thought she may have peed. He went and got the nurse and he wanted to know immediately if it was wet. The nurse came and took it off (Addison slept through all this...that's how out of it she was) and started cheering and got so happy. I think it was at this point I realized how bad she was.
The next morning the doctors made their rounds and all of them commented on how bad they expected her to be from the comments left in her chart. She still wouldn't touch anything to drink so we had to stay another night. The problem was because of the diarrhea she was on isolation contact so she couldn't go play with toys, go down to the lobby, or even leave the room at first. It was a long few days. The wonderful news is she is feeling much better and I couldn't be more thankful for very proactive doctors and nurses at childrens (even though the ER doctor tried to send my baby home without peeing...I think he learned really quick that between me and my mom she wasn't going anywhere until she peed!) It's really such an awesome place but I hope to never go back! :)

*Here's my PSA for dehydration...DO NOT mess around! I am trying not to feel guilty for waiting until Thursday afternoon when I was worried that morning, but my doctor assured me she was fine. Next time I will trust my gut and go at the FIRST sign of dehydration which for us would have been the extreme thirst early Thursday morning. Sometimes even though they may not have all the physical signs of dehydration (my doctor did the skin test etc..) they can still be very dehydrated.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Random videos

I HATE the way I sound on videos but I thought these were too funny not to post. One of them is Addison making her singing debut to "Twinkle Twinkle" on the karaoke machine Trey got for Christmas. Please excuse Trey running back in forth in front of the video. He is such a video hog.

The second is from when Trey woke up after getting his second set of tubes. We were fully expecting an irate child who had to be held down because that's how Addison and Trey both were when they came out of anaesthesia. I was not prepared for this however. He was laughing uncontrollably and talking about how he saw Claudia (his cousin) in the room when he woke up. At the very end he is demonstrating how he blew up the balloon when he went to sleep. He kept talking about how nasty it smelled. The nurses were laughing so hard and I had tears running down my face. This video really doesn't do it justice but you get the idea. He has had a tough week with a lot of tests and now tubes so we are ready to get back to normal!

I started back to school this week (boo) so expect my posts to get fewer and farther in between! Also these were both done on my phone so the lighting is a little off.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

Addison was bored and decided to dress herself in Trey's shoes and coat minus pants.

Bundled up and ready to go! Poor Addison could barely move.

Making a snowman.

The finished product. Trey was very proud of his creation!

We all started going a little stir crazy so I pulled out past Halloween costumes for fun.

Addison concentrating hard on her cooking. Ignore Trey's finger in the corner!

Addison fake crying because she kept sticking the wand in the air filter and it would get stuck.

Princess Addy


Friday, January 7, 2011


Ready for some after Christmas shopping!

He will kill me for this one dorky he's cute. He loves to wear my glasses!

A thrilled Addison with Aunt Re.

Sporting her princess gear from Aunt Nell, Uncle Andrew and Hadley.

Addison giving someone "the eye..."

This picture is mostly to document Harper's mullet that seemed to fly behind her head. To say it was awesome would be an understatement.

Trey practicing with his BB gun.

Playing a game Ethan got. He was freakishly good at this.

Notice the cookie on the napkin...Addison meticulously put M&M's on it before it could be eaten.

Christmas Sunday. This is the best it gets with 2 rowdy kids.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Finally, I'm Back!

I know it has been awhile since I have posted but it seems like the longer I stay away the easier it is to procrastinate! I figured I better update now while I was in the mood to. However, I am still not in the mood to download a ton of pics so that will be later. I'm not gonna give a big play by play of our Christmas because it was pretty much like you would expect with 2 kids...busy but pretty awesome. Trey got a ton of stuff this year and loved every minute of it. Addison really didn't get that into it but she is starting to enjoy all the new presents she got.

Other than that things are pretty much back to normal around here. I'm really enjoying the fact that Addison loves her baby that poops and pees that she got for Christmas. Just yesterday I found myself sitting on her floor wiping the baby dolls bottom with a wet wipe and telling Trey we needed to go to wal-mart to get more diapers for baby Lulu. At that point in time I was very grateful to Cece for buying the doll and to Baby Alive for creating one more mess for us moms to clean up.