Thursday, September 27, 2007

1 Year

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Yeah, this is an old picture, from her birthday, but I just got it in the mail and it's too pretty not to blog!! This is my sweet Cara girl. Cara, I am so proud and happy to be your mom. You have changed my life upside down and I wouldn't re do a minute of it. Daddy and I love you!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

15 month stats

We had her 15 month checkup last Thursday. Here are the stats:
Weight: 25 pounds, 11 ounces - 86%

Height: 32.25 inches - 92%

Head: 18 inches - 43%

The doctor was just so happy to see she was normal again with no rash/sickness/fever! She's been a busy little girl. She LOVES school! She just walks right in and starts playing. Her favorite things to play with are fake plates/bowls and the kitchen area, so I think we're going to get her something like that soon. We are also going to start looking on craigslist for some bigger outdoor toys. She loves to be outside. Right now all we have are the 2 dogs to chase around, and her baby pool filled with toys that she splashes in from the side. We finally, after our 3rd time trying since she turned 1, got her on a 1 nap a day schedule starting Sunday the 16th. She now sleeps from 12-3 every day. Eventually I'd like to move it back to 1-4 or something like that because then she'd be able to stay up and see daddy till closer to 7:30/8 every night. But right now it's just hard enough keeping her entertained/awake from 8-12 every day. She is so sleepy in the mornings, which is beyond me. She slept last night from 7 pm till 8:30 am! And was still sleepy starting around 11. Of course once lunch starts, she's ok...until the food runs out!
Our friend Julie Paquette and her girls Rilyn and Ella were in town yesterday. We went to the park and played in the morning and then all had lunch at Chick-Fil-A. It was great seeing them. They moved last February to Austin. We hate them being far away, but at least Cara and I get to see them every time we drive to Georgetown to see my grandparents, it's right on the way.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I'm a big kid now!

Cara is currently at her first day of preschool! Our church, Kingsland Baptist Church, has a Child Enrichment Center, and we signed her up for Friday's from 9-2:30. That way I can attend MOPS every other Friday and I can go do bookkeeping, and stay caught up. Well that was the plan at least. But the people I do bookkeeping for have had computer issues for about 2 months now, so I couldn't go out today because I wouldn't have a computer to work on! So today, I'm going to our local scrapbooking store and spending my day as a relaxed mommy! It'll probably be the only time this happens, so I'm taking advantage of it.

Cara Leigh was such a big girl today. She walked right into her classroom and started playing with the table/chairs and the little cups/apples/bowls/kitchen area, etc. She was so cute. I was talking to the teachers for a little bit. Then I said, "I love you, bye bye." She looked at me from the back of the room, said "bye bye," and kept on playing. Man, when you think they'll need you the they go to play! Of course mommy teared up leaving, but I'm ok. I took picture too of course, so I'll post those soon. I'm also have cell issues, so if you're trying to reach me and it goes to voicemail, keep trying, or send me an email.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cara is better

Praise Jesus. The rash definitely on it's way out and she's acting like my sweet Cara girl again. Keep us in your prayers, she starts her first day of preschool on Friday. She'll be going to Kingsland's Friday CEC (Child Enrichment Center) from 9-2:30. I originally did it because they teach them so much, and so I could go do my bookkeeping without having a friend watch Cara. Now they are having so many computer problems it might be weird if I can't go and she's there! I'll find something to do! :)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Sick little sicky girl

Well, it's been that week. When this turns into this turns into more doctors visits! Last Thursday (8/30) Cara had been cranky for awhile, but was out of control and had started a clear runny nose and a slight cough. Then, she threw up during her 2nd nap so I knew it was time to see the doctor. Come to find out, she has her first ear infection, and it's a DOUBLE! So we got get the amoxicyllan (sp?) and we're on our way. She had no fever, so I'm glad I took her in, usually I 'wait it out' a couple of days. She's fine and by Friday her runny nose is gone and she's more like the happy Cara we love! Then on Tuesday, clear runny nose comes back, with a cough. And by Wednesday she feels SUPER hot to the touch and pukes again. So we take her back in. They said ears are perfect, now it settled in her chest and she probably has bronchitis. So they say no more amoxicyllan, let's give her an antibiotic shot so she's not on them for 2 weeks, and here's a cough medicine prescription, but only give it to her if you HAVE to b/c it's got that crazy drug in it. Lovely. But, she also has a 102.2 fever, so we're supposed to alternate tylenol and motrin ever 3 hours. So with 1 dose of cough medicine and fever meds, she's down to 99.5 by bedtime. She didn't wake up at all that night (which is normal) but that also meant no fever meds. So she wakes up with this pitiful whine Thursday morning with a 101.9 fever. Back to tylenol and motrin. She feels better and by bedtime yesterday, no fever. We even woke up her up to check it a little after 10 when we were going to bed and it was low, 97.7. This morning, she wakes up, no fever still, eats breakfast, and I go to get her ready for the day, and I notice a rash....all over her belly. Then I'm talking to my nurse friend on the phone and I see it on her back and her neck and behind her ears. I'm like, GREAT $120 in doctors visits in 8 days. But I call my genius doctor cousin and she says the same thing my nurse friend does, and the nurse at the pediatricians office that I talked to. It was probably a virus, now the fever has broken and the rash is here. It's not raised like hives or an allergic reaction. So hopefully she'll feel better. But as I sit here she's not taking her morning nap and when I checked her earlier it was up to 99.5. God, please heal my poor baby. Also, I'm not feeling good, and of course Eric won't be home most of the day tomorrow either b/c their first football game is 6 pm on Saturday. Prayers please!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Video of Cara

Darrell asked me for some new video of Cara, so this is what we shot yesterday.
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