Thursday, November 29, 2007
The doctor listed a ton of things that can cause such a reaction so I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what may have caused it and the only thing I can come up with is.... nothing! He did have vaccinations 2 days ago but it was the same ones he's had before and it's been 48 hours plus since he had those so the dr. didn't seem to think that had anything to do with it either.
Anyway, it has cleared up now and he's passed out asleep (I am sure mostly due to his first EVER dose of benadryl). I have to say that it is quite frustrating to not be able to figure out what caused my baby to turn colors. And, since nothing like this ever happened when Ben was a baby it was my first time out with an allergic reaction of this sort. We came home with a prescription for a lose dose steroid and a couple of tired boys.
By the grace of God Ben was quite good about it all (Tim met us there but only after we'd been there for an hour) and behaved pretty well (well, until he hit a nurse in the leg with a wheely chair...) Anyway, let's keep our fingers crossed that this was a one time thing and that it doesn't reoccur. I really DO NOT like the ER but I especially don't like my baby being sick.
On the bright side, Gavin was the "hit" of the ER - but he's a cute little baby so why wouldn't he be? Ben and I left for a little bit after Gavin was first assessed b/c it was now 7:30 and we hadn't had anything to eat for dinner. While we were on a mad run to Wendy's he was apparently quite fussy. When we arrived back at the hospital I found my baby son completely passed out on a stranger and my husband engrossed in the Cowboy game that was on in the waiting room. I have to say she seemed to have the magic touch! She held him until we had to go back again to get the prescription and check out (talk about a grueling process - oh the paperwork!!). Anyway, there was also a grandmother in there who was quite enamored with Gavin and when she saw this other woman holding him she told Tim "I didn't know other people could hold him - I would have!" She saw me with him later and continued to go on about how her youngest grandchild is now 8 and she has a "yearning" to hold the babies again. But, I decided that I was going to keep him to myself this time! HA! It just goes to show, people do LOVE the babies and I am grateful to the woman who was able to calm him down for Tim so that Ben and I could eat. She was an ER angel. If there is such a thing. Ok, maybe it's not such a bad place but I really do not want to be a frequent visitor no matter how nice the other patients and their familes are!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Godsons are great because you can have special time with them and then send them home with their mommy and daddy, you know like when it's time to fuss or potty train! Thank GOD that's not part of the deal! HA! ; )
But seriously, we love you Daniel and are looking forward to watching and helping you grow in your faith.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Daniel and Gavin had fun "playing" together and are both quite active. It was cute to see them together.
We took pictures with my dad's camera all weekend because he has a MUCH better camera than we do (I kept threatening to steal it). Here is my father with my baby - aren't they cute too?
We had a great holiday and hope that you all did too. Tim bravely drove us back home last night in the cold rain. We were ready to come home as I don't think we could eat any more and let's just say that mommy is a much happier camper when we all sleep in our own rooms at home! It's just not right to share a room with a 3 year old in my humble opinion. But, anyway, I am so thankful for that 3 year old and all of our family and blessings. Happy Thanksgiving - AGAIN! Now on to Christmas...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I guess I should have known how popular it is to blog when I saw a report on the Today show one morning about blogging and how many SAHMs are doing it (that stands for STAY AT HOME MOM, by the way). Or just moms and families in general.
This morning I was reading one that talked all about her ideal Thanksgiving dinner and what the menu items might be. She said something about how she never has had mashed potatoes with her T-Day dinner and she had over 100 comments (!) back about mashed potatoes!! People are all over the internet reading this stuff (and don't snicker 'cause it's me too). Of course I was one of the people who commented saying that it wasn't about the mashed potatoes but about the sweet potatoes or yams! YUMMY!
So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving and all the delicious foods we do get to sample on that day... think about your favorites and send me a comment on yours if you want. I won't tell "Big Mama" (I swear that is the name of her blog!) that I copied her, although just from how her personality comes out on her blog I don't think she would care at all. Besides, copying someone is the greatest form of flattery, right??
Okay, so here's a list of what foods I am sure are to be at my parents' house on the BIG day:
Baked Turkey (DUH!)
The BEST cornbread stuffing
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Yams (with lots of butter, brown sugar, etc.)
Potatoe Casserole (Tim's fav!)
Cranberry Sauce (yes, from a can - it's good!)
My taste buds can't wait!!
And since I am NOT a Cowboys fan, but I do like Tony Romo I say "GO TONY ROMO!" for Thanksgiving football. Don't get your hopes up my dear Tim...
Hope everyone has a relaxing, safe and yummy Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones a plenty!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
On another subject, Ben gets a TON of art from his two days of school and one hour of Sunday school a week. These days they say you should take pictures of it and then discard it since you cannot keep it all. Of course not -my house would be overrun with kid art! But I digress... anyway, I have not really been doing that, but I could not resist taking a picture of this one today, mostly because it was so funny. See if you can tell what might be wrong with this one. I think perhaps the turkey's legs could use a little rearranging!
Lastly, I will be entered in a contest for free clothes for the kids if I put a link to this website on my blog, so here goes. They have a few cute ideas for Christmas gifts on their holiday "picks" list and who couldn't use free clothes, right? Check it out if you get a chance! Just click on the icon below.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Notice how well he is sitting! He's also been scooting around this week. He and Ben have been bonding more lately and these days Ben really likes for Gavin to play with him in the toy room while he is playing trains. I keep trying to reinforce the fact that someday Gavin will REALLY want to play with Ben's trains... uh oh! Anyway, at least Ben won't be able to say he wasn't warned!
I am trying to get a little "jump" on my Christmas shopping this year and ended up in Marshalls the other day. I just wanted to pass on that if you need to buy toys you should really look there or T.J. Maxx if you have one near you. I couldn't believe how much cool stuff they had and for good prices. I would rather give my money to them than Toys R Us, although I know I will probably have to go there for some stuff. Anyway, just a tip if you are looking for gifts.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Happy Trails to you!