Monday, March 7, 2011

She is blessed

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." – Prov. 31:25-29

So my plan did not go as I would have hoped. Lizzy woke up several times last night in frustration. She couldn’t breathe through her little nose but couldn’t sleep without her thumb in her mouth. So, mommy stayed up with her from about 2a.m until our alarm went off. We went about our normal morning until she spit up a few times and was just very unhappy. At that point, we decided it was best for me to stay home today instead of sending her off to daycare.

We have spent our morning snuggled in bed with her propped up on my chest so she can breathe and still rest. On the bright side, she now has an awesome cool mist humidifier!


I feel absolutely horrible each time I have to use the Little Noses saline and suction out her nose. She gets so upset! I know it helps her though, and I have to say that Boogie Wipes are just the bees knees!


The old lady of the house, Pearl, has been close by all morning. I think she knows Lizzy is sick or she just likes the humidifier, not sure which.


My sweet girl still manages to smile even when she feels icky. I managed to get her feeling good enough to sleep on her own, it took a lot of time but she’s at least resting!


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Sunday, March 6, 2011

What a long weekend!

We attempted our first road trip with Lizzy this weekend. My nephew, Jack, turned 11 and we had a visit with Grandpa, Nana, Aunt Laura, and Uncle Adam. Unfortunately, Lizzy came down with her first cold! So, we drove home last night instead of today. She is doing alright today, just not the happiest of babies.


Tonight was Sunday meatloaf night!


Josh and I unfortunately came down with the same cold Lizzy has :(


We also decided to try and compare her normal formula (Similac Sensitive) to the Target Up & Up brand that is supposed to be the same but just generic brand. Plus it’s $10 cheaper! I read over all of the ingredients and it is almost exactly the same. We shall see!! If you are wondering what the roll of packing tape with her name all over it is for, it’s for labels. Her daycare requires her bottles to be labeled with first and last name as well as the date.


Now I’m fully ready to finish up chores, get Lizzy to bed, take a hot steamy shower, down some nyquil, and go to bed! Work is going to come way to early in the morning!! On the plus side, Grandpa gave me a nice bottle of wine to bring home. It will have to wait until this pesky cold is gone but yay for wine!