Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fabulous...and Not

We had a really fabulous weekend. On Friday night we modeled in our Sixth Annual Fashionable Growth Fashion Show, helping to raise money for the NICU where Holland and Eden were born. We got to wear some really awesome clothes and spend time with some really great people, all while supporting a cause that is dear to our hearts.

On Saturday we spent some QT with one of our NICU friend's family. Their son also has Cerebral Palsy, and we had the great fortune of running into them at the CLC this past summer and getting to know them a little bit better. It really is amazing to be able to connect with other CP families. There's just that little extra immediate depth to the relationship because they are the ones who truly "get it."

Then, on Sunday we took the girls to the circus for the first time! We all really enjoyed the show - including the dogs in tutus, the high wire act, the flying trapeze, and the stunt people shot out of cannons. Very cool. I also personally enjoyed my $12 cotton candy. Except for the fact that it cost $12. Just before the show started we ran into one of our old school friends, there with his family, and went out to dinner with them after the show. Bonus!

It was a fabulous weekend. But today...not so much.

John and Eden were (are) mildly sick with some kind of stuffy nose thing for a few days last week. It started for Holland sometime over the weekend, but wasn't much of a concern until today. Today the wheezing started like we haven't heard for a looooong time (like October last year). I noticed it a little bit after school, but it didn't start to get really bad until dinner and progressed pretty quickly. I got ahold of the doctor and started her on some oral steroid before bed. She also had 2 albuterol treatments fairly close together. At bedtime she was overly tired and hopped up on albuterol, which always makes everything worse, and was pretty much sounding like a train wreck. We decided to put her to bed and see what happened (because sometimes once she relaxes and falls asleep her breathing gets better). After she was down I started mentally preparing for a trip to the ER, thinking it was pretty much inevitable. But I just went up and checked on her and she is sounding much better and breathing a lot more quietly and evenly. So for now we're on the fence. I'll probably keep checking her through the night and try to let her get a good night's rest, then take her to her pediatrician tomorrow. I just really, really, REALLY hope that we can make it till tomorrow.

The hospital does not sound fabulous. At all.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Conversation at Bedtime

John and I were chatting with the girls tonight before bed, and the conversation went something like this...

Me:"You guys are so great, I am so lucky to have two such sweet girls. I love you to pieces!"
Eden: "Yeah, you thought you were only going to have one baby and you got two!"
Me: "That's right, surprise!"
Eden: "Well, you could have had three...what's that called when you have three?"
Me: "It's called triplets."
Holland: "Yeah, I say that a lot. I wish you had triplets because then I would have someone to play with when Eden won't play with me."
Eden: "Yeah, we should have two sisters and a brother!"
Me: (Chuckling) "Yeah, that would have been GREAT..." (With sincerity) "But we were lucky to have just twins, because not everybody gets a twin sister to play with at all."
Eden: "Well, I think you should have two sisters and a brother BABIES!" (implying that I should have triplets NOW.) Thinks for a minute..." But then you would have to get married again."
Me: (Laughing) "You are right about that! I would have to get married again if I wanted to have triplets!"
Daddy: "But would you want Mom to get married again?"
Eden: (adamantly) "NO!"
Daddy: "Why not?"
Eden: (looking at me) "Because you fell in love with HIM."
Me: "You are right. I am in love with him."
Both girls smile happily.
Me: "Why do you think I fell in love with him?"
Eden: "Because he is really cute."
Holland: "Because he is HOT."

ROFL. These girls of mine. They really make me laugh.

(Pics are from our trip to Michigan's Adventure on the girls' birthday. Just came across them again and think they are cute:))

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious!

I think Papa might have eaten too many pink cupcakes too!

Ready to Trick-or-Treat!

Cousins Rock!

We had a FANTASTIC Halloween!

Everyone stayed healthy throughout the weekend festivities, and we had no major breakdowns or meltdowns (even though we pushed our luck with one party after another). I am pretty excited to report that Holland and Eden have even been eating quite a bit of their candy this year.

As I was tucking the girls in on Halloween night, Holland said to me, "Mom, this was my best day ever!" Sigh.

Mission accomplished.