Friday, February 19, 2010
Last week we had our 20 week ultrasound. Boy has technology really changed since my other two girls were born. This time when the normal 2D ultrasound was done, we were able to have a quick 4D ultrasound and she printed out two pictures for us!
The ultrasound is more clear on the screen when you are viewing it. When they take a picture it gets a little blurred due to movement. Anyway, I thought it was fun and thought some of you may be interested in seeing it!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last October Aly started to get the first signs of her bottom teeth being loose. Within two weeks however, her permanent teeth starting coming in behind her front teeth. Both hubby and I had gone through these problems as children and had to have the dentist pull some of our teeth. So, genetically speaking she has it from both of us.
In early Nov. I brought her to the dentist fully prepared that he would remove her baby teeth. He felt like it was not a concern. He told me the permanent teeth would push on the baby teeth and help dissolve the roots. He told me not to come back until the permanent teeth were level with the baby teeth.
It is now February. The first week of Feb. I made an appointment to see the dentist since the teeth were level. Once again I fully expected him to remove her baby teeth. Aly's front right baby tooth has gotten a bit more wiggly and if she was more aggressive I think she could get it out. It is probably about 30 percent loose if that makes since. The other tooth is still standing strong. I figured he would take one or both. Nope, he said as the permanent teeth move forward, they will dissolve the roots and make it easier for the baby teeth to come out. He also said Aly needed to get more aggressive with the one tooth that was loose--I sure wish she wasn't so afraid of wiggling it and letting it hurt a tiny bit!
So here we are again, patiently waiting for these two baby teeth to come out! Has anyone else experienced this? What did your dentist say? Should I seek a second opinion? Should I see an orthodontist? Should I stop worrying? Hey, it's my first child, I don't know what the heck I am doing here!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We still don't have a name picked out. We wanted Emma but found out that it is the #1 baby name right now. We are considering Emily. Daddy still wants Rianna. I put my foot down and said no. Sorry, I want to stay with a name that we can actually find on a keychain.
The girls are happy to have a sister. Sure makes it easy for them to share a room at any point!
Now the nesting can begin!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I called a mom who had gone through asthma and croup with her children. I knew she would give me some good advice. While we were talking she looked up the symptoms and told me I should take her in to ER. After all, by this time it was 8 p.m. at night and who wants to go to bed with a child who is having difficulty breathing. She said the symptoms were pointing to pneumonia.
We brought her to ER. She had bronchitis last Nov. and had never really fully recovered. We had her rechecked in Jan. but the Dr. said she sounded o.k. We had to buy a humidifier due to her coughing at night.
The Dr. ordered a chest xray. The xray showed she had pneumonia in her right lung. Sadly for her they gave her an injection of a strong antibiotic plus a prescription for zythromax. She was so upset by the shot, it was so sad. They brought three people in to help with it too! I was almost crying!
She is still having some rapid breathing and her cough is pretty yucky but she is showing signs of getting better. She apparently has a bacterial pneumonia. She will be out of school the rest of the week and will miss her Valentine's party. Poor thing!
Anyway, hopefully she will get better soon! So scary how suddenly the whole thing came on!
I think this experience was harder on me than her. I did keep my cool but my heart ached inside and I was afraid we would have an ER trip from it!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Captain Hook was so much fun. You could keep teasing him by singing the tick tock song and make him think the crockodile was coming! We were happy to meet Timon too!
We had never even seen Brier Fox at Disneyland before! The girls only knew about him from the Splash Mountain ride. KK was a little nervous! He liked playing tricks on Aly!
Of course everyone loves Minnie Mouse! Look how happy they were to meet her!
I was so excited to see Rafiki from the Lion King! We had only seen him in parades before!