Monday, January 28, 2013

Sick Day?

So, this morning at about 3 am, I woke up feeling really sick. It must be Monday... I thought to myself, "Do moms get sick days? No. Great, I can't even hold my baby without keeling over. How am I going to do this?" Just so you all know, I'm not usually this babyish when I'm sick. It's extra bad this time. Like, I actually wish I had the flu shot this year.
Lucky for me, I am married to Ashley, who, being the amazing husband he is, took work off just so he can take care of me (and Elsie). And boy did I need his help! I told him I feel a lot like a toddler today. I can barely walk, I can barely eat one slice of toast, and I was struggling to drink out of a regular cup. He joked around that he was going to get me one of Elsie's sippy cups. I sort of secretly hoped he would.
Well, enough feeling sorry for myself. Because, do moms get sick days? This one does! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Family Outing

I sit in my PJs while my baby plays in her cute outfits :)
I think I must have the best husband ever. This morning, as I sat in the living room wearing sweats and no makeup, Ashley spontaneously announced that we were going out. He packed up everything for Elsie and we left the house. Sometimes that's all a girl needs to get out of the emotional rut (you know, the one where you sit around wearing frumpy clothing and don't bother to do your hair or makeup because you're not going anywhere) that sometimes happens from being in the same place all the time.

So, just like that, my boring Saturday turned into an exciting family outing!

We rediscovered an awesome place to go on dates OR to bring your kids when it's miserable outside. Where is this magical place, you ask? *drumroll, please* The amazing... IKEA! (is anyone else thinking about the movie 500 days of Summer right now?)

This is the toy!
Seriously. Elsie even had fun because we found this toy for her early on that she chewed on the whole time. Don't worry, we didn't leave it for someone else to buy, all covered in drool. She loved it SO much that we just had to buy it. Also it was only like 2 bucks.

The verdict: We had a blast! I highly recommend going to IKEA for a date, or for a family outing with the kid(s). The only problem with that place is that I want to buy just about everything! This time we only got 4 small things. But we will have to see what happens next time! MWAHAHAHA! (just kidding) 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Little Miss Piggy

Last week Elsie had this new thing she was doing whenever she got excited. I took a video and now I think it's time to share it with everyone!

And another new thing - She loves waving her arms around and swatting at her toys and high chair! Notice this video also has some piggy snorts, although she has calmed down with those a little...

Yep. She gets cuter every day. And more charming. Have a good week, everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2013

First Haircut

Elsie had her first haircut on Friday. It was nothing major, I just got rid of the long strands above each ear. Now it is all the same length (except for the bald spot in the back...) And she was so good! She slept the whole time. *sniffle* my little baby's getting so big!
Before the hair cut
We kept those long strands for her baby book.
...And just a couple more pictures for fun!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Homemade Pizza!

It's Friday, (Friday, Gotta get down on Friday...) and since we don't really get out for dates lately, I wanted to have a nice dinner at home. Something delicious. Something we don't normally have... Pizza! Homemade Pizza!!

This was the first time I've made pizza dough from scratch.

And guess what...

toppings: peppers, bacon, onions, tomatoes, cheese. YUM!


If you've never made pizza from scratch, I highly recommend it. I found the recipe on my brother-in-law's blog, here. Thanks, Brandon!

Today I also cut Elsie's hair. I will probably post more about that on Monday. :)

Monday, January 07, 2013

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Elsie is learning to stand up in her crib! We've been finding her like this after every nap lately. And in the middle of the night... And I just realized that I have a similar picture in my scrapbook! HA!

Elsie - 6 months old
Kaelyn - 7 months old?
  HAHA! Look at the hand placement! And we're both chewing on the side of our cribs.

The Sniffles...

She has a cold :(
Elsie has been sick for the past 5 days. She's had a stuffy, runny nose, a cough, mild fever, and all the regular cold symptoms.

My mom took a look at her on Thursday, and started telling me about how when my little sister Sarah was a baby, she had to take her to the hospital because she had RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) and she had to be on oxygen for a few days!

...She's still cute, though.
Of course, that made me a little bit paranoid when her little voice started sounding more and more hoarse and her breathing had a rattling sound. So, I took her to the doctor and guess what! Elsie has RSV! Apparently it has been going around this winter. SCARY! And you know what else is scary? There is no treatment for it. Although, most babies will get over it no problem, some do have to be taken to the emergency room and put on oxygen.

Today was our follow-up appointment, and Elsie is doing MUCH better! YAY! I could tell that she was improving, but it was nice to have a doctor look at her and confirm what I was thinking.