Diagnosis: A Cold

Well, we thought that we were all over the cold yesterday. Everything had cleared up and Emerson seemed in better spirits. Then she woke up this morning with more coughs and congestion. So, I called the pediatrician to get some advice. We had already tried the humidifier, vaporizer, saline drops, tylenol, extra fluids and lots of use of the nasal aspirator. I was hoping the nurse would give me something else to try and that would be that.

“Let’s go ahead and have her come in,” says the nurse. I am thinking, fine but I know it is just a cold. Anyways, I load up Emy into the car and drag her to the pediatrician’s office. Keep in mind that it is pouring a combination of rain and sleet and FREEZING outside. Lovely.

So, we get to the doctor’s office, he checks her out and much to my surprise, Emerson has a cold. Shocking. The doc says to just keep doing what we are doing and make sure she does not spike a new fever. So, back home we go. I swear I probably made her more sick by taking her to the germy doctor’s office. Oh well, chaulk it up to first time parenting.

Love,

Sabrina
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A quick recap

Looking back, I really should have started this during my pregnancy so that all the moments were captured. Well, I didn’t so now I am going to get everyone officially caught up on life with Emerson.

Emerson, “Emy”, was born October 25, 2007 via c-section. She was 7lbs 5oz and just beautiful from the beginning. Coming home from the hospital was so exciting. Steve and I felt like we were finally starting our life as a family. The first 6 weeks were pretty normal. It seemed like something new happened every day. Emy was learning about her new world. About that time, Steve and I thought it would be a good time for me to quit my job, sell our house and move so that we could afford for me to stay home full time. Let me tell you, packing and moving with an infant at Christmas time is insane! I do not recommend this to anyone.

After we got “settled” into our new home, things got really exciting. Emy was smiling all the time and really starting to play with things. She was constantly “talking” to us and really engaging her environment. This is also about the time that the sleep issues started. Emerson does not like to sleep. Her daytime sleep is erratic at best. She takes 30-45 minute cat-naps at a time. At night she does okay until about 2am and then it gets crazy. Needless to say, we are still working through these issues.

The past couple of months have continued to be a joy. She started rolling over, eating solid foods and is currently getting over her first cold. That about wraps it up in a nutshell. Now that you are all caught up to speed, enjoy reading about our future adventures.

Love,

Sabrina
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Blogging Debut

Well, I am finally here in the blogging world. Several friends have been trying to talk me into this for a while now. So after some deliberation about what kinds of things I would write about and whether or not people would even care to read this, I have decided to give it a try. Since I am a new mom to a sweet baby girl, this will primarily be about our adventure together. However, I am certain that there will be several random stories thrown in for fun. A few warnings before I begin:

1. I cannot and will not promise perfect grammar
2. I cannot promise that I will update this more than once a week
3. I cannot promise that you will care about what this blog will say- I was told that I should just write about what I would tell my friends in an email, so a lot of this will just be conversational “fluff”
4. I will try my best to keep it updated with new pictures

With that said, wish me luck!

Love,
Sabrina

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