Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Abby was sick for the first time, too.

On Monday, September 3rd, we noticed late in the evening that Abby felt really warm.  We took her temperature and her fever was 100.0.  Mike stayed home from work with her the next day and took her to her pediatrician.  They said it was a normal bug, and would last a few more days.  Mike stayed home on Wednesday, too.  I missed work on Thursday, and we were both off on Friday for the funeral.  She is much better now.

While she was sick, she was quiet and withdrawn.  She wasn't crying out loud at all.  Just fussy.  How lucky I am...

Grandma Spink

Mike's grandmother passed away on Tuesday, September 4th.  She had been in the hospital for almost a month, and had been in hospice's care for a few days preceeding her death.  Her funeral was Friday morning.  I am really glad that I have the picture of Abby, Mike, Debbie and Grandma from Mother's Day - it is very special to me.  

I failed miserably

Okay, so I haven't posted the pictures that I promised - but I will try to get that done tomorrow.  Since we got home from Arkansas, Abby has been sick, Mike's grandmother died, and I have worked a lot.  

Anyway, we left our house at 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning, and drove to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  When we knocked on the door, Grandpa stared in disbelief and Grandma just hugged us all.  Abby was a big hit - she was passed around like a hot potato.  Everyone enjoyed holding her and taking care of her all weekend.  She was a very good baby - everyone kept telling me how lucky Mike and I are (I already knew that...).

We left her with Grandma on Saturday night while the rest of us went out for pizza.  We went to Larry's (I think), and it was a really neat place.  You paid for a buffet, but instead of going up to the buffet, the wait staff brought pizzas by your table and offered it to you.  They had some really strange pizzas, but they were all very tasty.  I blew my diet that night!

On Saturday, we went to Aunt Susie's and ate more.  Mike's cousin, Chris, and his wife, Steph, came home from vacation that day, so we were able to visit with them.  Steph is pregnant and due in early December, so we bought them a shower gift while we were there.  It was really neat to surprise them with the stuff.

We stayed all day on Sunday, and left around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, so that Abby would sleep all of the way home - which she did.  It was a tense drive home, though, because we saw a lot of deer on the sides of the road, and Mike almost hit a coyote.  Wild.

It was a really nice visit, and we had a lot of fun.  I took a lot of pictures of Abby with her extended family.  I am hoping that we'll get her back down there in November.