Friday, November 20, 2009

Escape artist

While I'm on a conference call at work, I see that Wes is trying to call me. Then, I get a text telling me to call as soon as I can. So, I try to wrap up my call as soon as I can and call Wes worried its an emergancy. I ask if this is an emergency or not and tell him to write that in the text too.

He tells me that my eldest (Lizzie) has learned how to climb out of her crib. He found an open drawer in the dresser and thinks that's how she climbed out. She only started crying when she couldn't get out of the bedroom.

When I got home, the bedroom had been rearranged from Lizzie playing with stuff. Wes moved the dresser farther away from the bed.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Big Scare

Last Thursday, I got a call from Wes at work telling me to come to the doctor's quick. He was there to get the girls their H1N1 shot. He then calls back and says to meet him at Children's and that they were taking Lizzie, Gracie and him. All I got from him on the phone was that Gracie was having a seizure. I was unclear if the seizure came after the shot.

I told some people that I was leaving and rushed to the hospital. I beat them there by about 20 minutes. So, I had to wait. Because both girls were upset, I couldn't get the real story from Wes until they got to the hospital.

When they finally got there, I found out that Wes was checking the girls in at the waiting room when Gracie fell over. He then took the girls back and Gracie started having the seizure. It lasted for 8 minutes. The doctor called 911 (the second 911 call that day) and sent everyone to the hospital. Also, in the office were two other people from our church who called to check on us while we were in the hospital.

They did a few diagnostic tests and decided she had a febrile seizure which is caused by a rise in body temperature. Gracie went from about 99 degrees to 103 in about half an hour. It was a nightmare there. Gracie was so upset that she screamed for about an hour. So, we were trying to calm her down and keep Lizzie entertained. They wanted to get fluids in her but couldn't an IV in. She was drinking apple juice and Pedialyte so they were happy. Dr. Jim called to check on her and talk to me to let me know what was going on.

They finally let us go around 6:30. It turns out that she had some virus that triggered a high fast acting fever. She is still feeling yucky but better each day. It was very scary for us.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dancing Queens

The girls have started dancing and today we took them to the library for singing and story time. They didn't know what to think the whole time we were there. While we were there, we checked out a couple of CDs of kid songs.

We put the songs on tonight and they were loving it. Lizzie was trying to roll her arms like we did at the story time. Here is the video.



video

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Trip to Grandma and PaPa's

This weekend we went to Oklahoma to make up for not going on Halloween. We had a blast and are exhausted! We visited cousins, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, great-grandparents and grandparents.

Everyone was so surprised by the girls walking and talking. The girls had a blast playing with all the kids. This morning, we took the kids to McDonald's to play. The girls went up in the toy a little bit and Lizzie loved it and Gracie did not. Check out the picture.