Monday, November 15, 2010

Cousin Bonding

I spent the past two weeks in DC with my fabulous sister and brother-in-law Wendy and Harley and their two kiddos Anderson and Max.  I went because Ryan’s schedule was such that he wasn’t going to be home much at all, and so while the parent to kid ratio wasn’t any better, at least Wendy and I could enjoy the madness that was four babies together.

Max and Sawyer were able to bond and have multiple sleepovers.IMG_6499IMG_6508DSC_0181DSC_0163

And Lincoln and Anderson had a wonderful time playing together…..when they weren’t crying.  Although Anderson never maliciously hurt Lincoln, Lincoln did get knocked down many times resulting in him bawling and Anderson in time-out.  But for the most part, or at lest the part we choose to document and remember, it was smiles and happiness.  DSC_0191DSC_0223DSC_0171DSC_0226


Thanks so much Wendy for putting up with us for so long and for being so much help.  Can’t wait until next time!

Awful, terrible no good day.

Just look at this face.  Does it not break your heart?

At 2 months and 2 days old he had a fever of 102.3.  I was in DC and called my pediatrician.  He told me what I didn’t want to hear – take him to the ER so they can run a bunch of tests to make sure it’s not bacterial or something deadly.  We knew it was most likely viral and just had to run it’s  course, but for babies under 3 months the standard is if their temp is 100.4 or higher they need to go to the ER.  I went through this with Lincoln last summer.  His temp was 106.  We went to the ER, they poked and prodded him and it was horribly traumatic for both of us.  At the end of the day we went home with instructions to wait it out.  This time with Sawyer it was the exact same thing – a miserable day of tests to be sent home with no diagnosis.  Don’t get me wrong….I’m grateful that both times there was nothing life threatening discovered as the cause of the fevers, but it just stinks that they have to go through so many painful procedures when they already feel awful to reach that verdict.  I can think of few things that are worse.  I’m so glad Wendy was able to be there with me the whole day and Harley took the day off to watch Lincoln.  Such an amazing family I have.  Now please…no more trips to the ER.IMG_6487IMG_6488IMG_6482

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Ryan and I were on a Safari with our Lion and Monkey.  We threw our costumes together last minute so they weren’t great but better than nothing right?  Great ward party.  Too bad Lincoln was super tired and cranky the whole time and we could only stay for a half hour.  We’ve got to get that boys bed time moved back.IMG_6447IMG_6445IMG_6449IMG_6460DSC_0047We took the costumes to DC and dressed them all up for cousin pictures.   We didn’t plan to have Lincoln, Max and Sawyer all in the same color scheme… Anderson kind of sticks out.