Sunday, May 03, 2009

Catching Up

Hello, Blog World!  It certainly has been awhile.

Since I last wrote, Michael has completed busy season and is off for three weeks vacation!  He is using two of those weeks to study for his final portion of the CPA Exam.  We hope to do some fun things that final week.  He has jury duty that Monday, so hopefully he'll be turned away and our fun can start!

I've told y'all about how Audrey freaks out at the doctor's office.  Well, shortly after her 15 month check-up, Audrey touched a mystery object that's she's allergic to and then touched her eye.  Her eye immediately swelled shut.  I tried to wash it out with saline and took her to the doctor immediately.  He, too, washed out her eye and gave her some meds.  We headed home and she took a nap in the car.  This is what she looked like after her meds kicked in and after her nap.
She took Benadryl for 24 hours and her eye went back to normal.  Over the next week or so, her eye swelled up twice - not nearly as severe - and I became really concerned.  We have no idea what is causing this to happen to her.  She was always inside, but not always at our house.  I hated doping her up with Benadryl...especially since it makes her hyper and she can't sleep well.  My pediatrician referred us to an allergist because she has had so many reactions.

We made our trip to the allergist on Monday.  Audrey hates elevators and this guy is on the 5th floor.  I knew going in that Audrey would be in tears before we ever entered the doc's office.  Then, our doctor just had spinal surgery, so he is wearing a brace around his neck and is legitimately scary looking.  Audrey completely freaked out!  I'm so glad I had Michael with me so that he could take Audrey away while the doctor and I talked.  Fortunately, he didn't feel like Audrey needed to have any tests done to her!  He gave us some very good advice and answered the many questions I had.  I feel so much more at ease about knowing how and when to do things.

Audrey has been cutting 6 teeth, so she nows has 12 pearly whites!  I'm glad that they have all finally cut through her gums!

The Saturday before Easter, we celebrated with the Hall family.  Here are some pics from that time:   

On Easter, we went to church with my parents and ate lunch at my aunt Sasa's house.  Sasa took pictures of us as a family and I haven't seen those yet.  These are what my dad took.  Hopefully I'll get some good pics of her dress the next time she wears it.

Audrey has been swimming in our little kiddie-pool a lot lately.  We love this warm weather!  Can't wait until the big pools warm up enough to go swimming!

Today, we are clearing out our extra room.  We hope to put carpet in there next week and make it into a play room.  That's fun and exciting! (Did you read that with sarcasm?) 

Next week should be fun with Michael home.  I hope to blog about it before another month goes by!  Thanks for checking in!


Amy said...

Hmm.....someone must have suckered you into blogging....I wonder who that was?? heehee

Classic photo shoot of the Easter Dress...she must have wanted to show off her silky diaper covering!

Lori said...

Very cute pictures. We found out Faith is allergic to pecans after eating the smallest bite at the mall. She had large red whelps all around her mouth within minutes. That was not so fun... allergies like those are scarry. Miss you!!

Chad and Jennifer said...

Poor girl! I hope you figure out what it is...She's getting so big! What a cutie!