Monday, January 24, 2011

Sickness and Snow

It all started January 2. We went to Arby's to eat with some friends, and Ava wouldn't eat. Not even french fries. That should've told me something was wrong, but I just thought she wasn't hungry. Then she kept saying she needed to spit. After several trips to the bathroom, she finally "spit". All over Arby's, the trash can, the floor, the bathroom...everywhere. The people at Arby's were really nice about it, and I was grateful. The rest of the night was spent in my bedroom and bathroom, with Ava "spitting" quite frequently. She began to recover the next morning and regally ate her breakfast in bed.

After her tummy troubles, Ava decided to run fever and develop pharyngitis (or a really bad sore throat). She was better by that Friday, which was good because Micah and I were going to the Cotton Bowl. On the way down, I didn't feel so great. We ate some food and I was better, but by half time we all were feeling a little down. It was pretty cool to get to go to the game, though, and we were on the world's largest HD screen twice. That was awesome.

We made it home just fine, but the next day, the stomach bug hit me. And Max. It was rough. Especially on Micah, who had to take care of everyon. Luckily it snowed that Sunday and Monday, and Micah got to stay home from school one more day to take care of us. We felt good enough to get out in the snow and play some.

Tuesday morning, getting ready for us all to go to school, Ava starts telling me she needs to spit. And she did. All morning long. Another day at home with another stomach bug. Sitting on the well covered couch with her "spit bucket" beside her, we managed to keep the house fairly clean.

That night, the stomach bug hit Micah, too. None of us were spared this go round. By Friday, I thought we were all recovered. We went to the library and HEB. We got home and Max took a really long nap. When he woke up, his fever was 103. We went to the doctor and Max was promptly diagnosed with the flu. He tested positive for type A flu.

Max ran fever and felt bad all weekend, but was better on Monday and Tuesday, then got worse. We went back to the doctor and he was diagnosed with a secondary infection from the flu of bronchitis. More medicine. I had the doc check Ava out, too. She had been coughing some and had a low grade fever. He decided she just had a cold, but the next day she had a 102 fever and did not feel good at all. Luckily, she was better the next day.

Max, on the other hand, still felt bad. I made him some pancakes, though, and that seemed to help.

Ava was very restless and tired of being "stuck in the house" as she would say. We played alot, painted some, and watched more tv than is good for any 2 year old.

It is now January 24 and Max had his first fever free/medicine free day in 10 days. Hopefully we are all recovering and done with sickness for the time being!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas 2010

Christmas this year was awesome, but I must say that I did a horrible job taking pictures. We had Christmas at home Christmas Eve, then went to Paris to have Christmas with the Frys and Zants. After that, we went to Lone Oak for Christmas with my family, then back home to Corsicana, where the McDonalds met us to visit for a few days. It was a great Christmas and we enjoyed seeing everyone!

Ava and Max are ready for Santa

Getting cookies for Santa and his reindeer

Santa came and brought at tricycle for Ava and a tractor flashlight for Max

Maybe the trike was for Max, too!

Santa brought me some running gear

Ava got a Cat In The Hat shirt

Max was an expert unwrapper

Ava loved her tricycle, too.

At Grandma and Grandad's, Max loved the purple ball

More presents!

Playing with Jeff

Ava's new house

Auntie Am and Max

More toys and fun!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

10 Months Old

Max is 10 months old! He's getting to be a big boy. He wears 12-18 month old clothes and size 5 diapers. He takes five 7 ounce bottles a day, eats three meals (sometimes...he's not big on eating food still), and takes one to two naps a day. He can wave and say "bye-bye", "Da-da" and "Ma-ma". He will give you a high five and can shake his head no when he's done eating food or when he doesn't want to do something. And he understands the word "no". If you tell him no, he stops what he's doing and puts on the biggest pouty face. On the other hand, if you point a camera in his direction, he instantly smiles. He's a very happy and laid back little boy. He loves to play and plays very well by himself. He goes into Ava's room and pulls all the drawers out of her toy shelves and plays with all her stuff. He loves the bathroom, especially the toilet. He loves to play the little piano and open and close all the doors on the play kitchen. Max loves to be held and cuddled and likes to sleep in bed with his Mama when she lets him. Max is pulling up on everything and walking around while holding onto stuff. He's not quite found his balance yet so I don't think walking will be happening any time soon. He's very clumsy and falls down and bumps his head all the time. He'll either wind up being tough, or not very intelligent. Max LOVES to be outside. Ava has learned to open the back door and any chance she gets she will open and and the two of them will escape to the back porch. Max loves to bug Ava, pull her hair, and jump on her. He's a sweet little boy and we're glad he's here!