We're Still Alive!

I have no pictures or great stories for you. I just wanted to post an update on our lives until I have something more exciting or profound! We've been a little puny lately! I started feeling a little icky on Friday but attributed it to allergies and then during the night I woke up with a full blown scratchy sore throat! This put all Saturday plans on hold b/c along w/that sore throat came fever and ache-y-ness (How do you spell that!). Michael quickly stepped in and cared for Piper! This was his first time to take care of her for the whole day and he did great! Thank goodness she's on a bottle. God was taking care of me! I think she really bonded with him and acts like a big flirt with him now when he comes into the room! Anyway, I thought I could wait to go to the dr. until Monday and just medicate on lots of advil b/c we do not have urgent care in Ardmore! However, when I almost passed out in the wee hours of Sunday morning and could hardly breathe b/c my throat was closing up I took myself to the emergency room at 3 am. They, of course, didn't realize how much pain I was in (and let me tell you, I was in a lot of pain-comparable to childbirth!!). Yep folks, you guessed it...I had strep! I received 2 shots and went on home. Michael's mother came and helped us on Sunday and she left on Tuesday feeling sick. She confirmed today that she has it now. We took Piper to the dr. on Monday and she had a red ear, but not an ear infection, and some other symptoms. So me and Pipes are on antibiotics and recovering. She's a new child since getting medicine! What a difference! Daddy still has not gotten it, but has been dealing with severe allergies! It's almost comical at this point! I still can't believe I had to go to the stinking emergency room! I've never been to the ER before!

Another update is that our little girl is beginning to crawl as of last night! It's not your traditional crawl or even an army crawl but it is a crawl nonetheless! She's also been rocking a little on all fours! I cannot leave her alone in the room for long now!

That's all from me! Hope you are happy and healthy!


This might be better??

I've reararranged it a bit. Is this a little more balanced?


I'm 8 months old!

Piper is 8 months old now! It's hard to think in just 4 quick months she will be 1!!! She now has 6 teeth; 4 on top, 2 on bottom. And, with all the drooling she's been doing I think there's a few more on the way pretty soon! She is saying 'dada' and beginning to blabber 'mamamama'. She can wave to you; although it isn't a traditional wave. She also uses her hands a lot when she is 'talking' but so does her mommy! So she is learning early! She has learned how to click her tongue and she has a unique way of sucking her tongue also! haha! Hmmm, let's see what else has she been up to?? Oh, she is totally on a bottle now drinking both formula and breastmilk. She has been guzzling the bottle. Just this morning, she drank 9 oz. in one setting! I definitely think she's about to plump up b/c she's been eating like there's no tomorrow! Piper is still not crawling but yesterday she started doing some knee action like she's about to get up and scoot. We shall see! She eats everything and loves every bit of it! Everything within reason that is! And the most fun thing of all is watching her 'dance' when the music starts playing. Even the church nursery workers have commented on her booty shake! Her little bottom goes side to side when the music is on and sometimes her head goes side to side! So fun! (I'll try to get some video of it on here once Michael fixes his software.) We are really loving her little personality these days!

Does this look dorky???

Okay, this is something I have done in my kitchen. I really wanted to do it on top of the cabinets, but the "EAT" looked like "FAT" on top b/c the 'E' was cut off by the molding. I like it but I do think the lettering is quite big, maybe too big. I could maybe use it above the 2 french doors in the eating area. What do you all think??? Be honest; my feelings won't be hurt!!


This is a fun clip my niece composed...

But 1st...I have to show you the lovely flowers my hubby sent me on my bday! Now for the video...


The clip above is something my niece, Paige, put together with her new Flip recorder! It is of my sister's family along with Piper wishing me a happy birthday. You will smile! They took Piper over the weekend so that Michael and I could finish unpacking boxes and get the house in order plus have a little free time to ourselves! Actually, I called Sheryl in desperation asking her to please take Piper so that we could work on the house b/c we were not getting anything done! It was a good weekend. We got a ton of things accomplished and we got to go on a date!! It was Piper's first time away from us and she did great! We missed her but we did have fun and loved sleeping in!