Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a week...

Boy what a week we've had! It's every parent's nightmare to have a sick child, especially a sick child that has to be in the hospital.

That's what we had last week.

Monday night we were getting ready to put Presley to bed and she became really sick (I'll spare you the details, it wasn't pretty) We were up all night long with her. Tuesday we took her to the pediatrician and they immediately sent us over to the hospital. She had a high temp and was really dehydrated.

Get this thing out of my arm!

We checked into the hospital and they began IV's and tests on her to see what was wrong. It was horrible to see them poke her with needles. She wasn't too happy about it either. Long story short, they discovered she had a very severe urinary tract infection which was causing the fever and other symptoms. They started her on a high dose of antibiotics.

The next couple of days were a blur, her fever kept spiking and that lead to high blood pressure and other things. It was not fun at all but I have the say that the staff at Wesley was great at putting us at ease.

Also thanks to my parents for coming to relieve Matt and I every so often so we could get a breath of fresh air. Finally on Saturday we were able to take her home. We were so ready to sleep in our bed. Those hospital cots / chairs are less than desirable.

Ready to go home! 

We are so thankful she's ok now and hope we don't have to go back to the hospital any time soon!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Road Trip!

Last weekend we took Presley on her first little vacation! Matt's family gets together every year in Rockaway Beach, MO (near Branson) for a family reunion. We thought this would be a good getaway for us. Overall, we had a great time. There were quite a few people that had not met Presley, including Aunt Morgyn.

The trip took us around 6.5 hrs each way. Presley wasn't a huge fan of being in her car seat for the long and so we had to make quite a few stops along the way.

Family photo (Presley loves those fingers)

Playing with Aunt Morgyn for the first time

Outside the Titanic museum

First time swimming!

Monday, July 12, 2010

This is Presley's new favorite thing to do....

she loves to suck on her bottom lip and make funny noises!

4 months old!

This post is a little delayed! Needless to say we've been a little busy!

Presley turned 4 months old on July 2nd! We can hardly believe it. She is just more fun to be around every day. There is always something new with her. 

At 4 months she:

Weighs 14 lbs.
Just had her first ear infection, hopefully it's the last! It was over quickly with the help of antibiotics
Rolls over
Plays with her toes
Sleeps almost through the night, waking up every once in a while
Likes her thumb more than a pacifier
Loves it when we sing to her
Is not a big fan of her car seat
Makes lots of noises
Smiles all the time
Still bald... has a little hair on top!

She is such a joy and we're so blessed to have her! Can't wait to see what the next 4 months will bring!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

This is a day late.... but hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We are so thankful for those who help make our freedom possible.

We had a low key weekend because I was sick! Updates on everything coming soon!