Monday, April 25, 2011

Chocolate for breakfast!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

16 Months (and 12 days)

Ok, so I swear I woke up one morning and my baby didn't look like a baby anymore. She looks like a little girl. I don't think I'm ready for this. She is so much fun to be around! I took her to daycare the other day so I could spend a day cleaning and realized that it was the 1st time in 16 months that I had been in our house without her. It was a very strange feeling. She has sooooo much personality...which can be a good or a bad thing. :-) Here are her monthly facts:

*She weighs around 21 pounds (20th percentile), is 31.5 inches tall (75th percentile), and her head circumference is 17.8 inches (25th percentile).

*I can't even begin to list all of her new words. The doctor asked me at her well baby check up, "So, how many words is she saying...10? 20?". I said easily 20+ and admitted I was a speech therapist (which means the girl lives in a therapy session!).

*She has said a couple of 2 words phrases (Where Mama? and Dada sit).

*She is starting to repeat more words, with and without being asked to.

*She has too many teeth to count! I think we're at 16 now. I don't get my hand too close because those things hurt!

*She loves playing mommy. She calls all of her stuffed animals and dolls "baby". She lays them on their mat to take naps, covers them up, and says "night night". She also wants me to put bibs on them, and she feeds them and gives them drinks from bottles or cups. It's so cute!

*She got in trouble on Thursday for trying to bite a little girl who took her toy away. I'm actually surprised it hasn't happened before that. She likes to "bite" any toy/object she's near when she gets mad.

*She's a major drama queen! She throws approximately 17 tantrums a day. :-) It's gotten a little better the past couple of days. She lays on the floor and cries like she's so mistreated when something doesn't do like she wants it to.

*She says "Mama" unsolicited now. Usually when she's upset or 1st thing in the morning I hear "mama, mama, mama" over and over. I love it!

*She can show you her eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, hear, belly, feet, hands, and teeth (sometimes).

*We're working on brushing teeth. I give her toothbrush to "use" and then attempt to scrub around with a finger brush.

*She loves to dance and has thing funny little shimmy that she does (I know a few of you who will appreciate that--lol!).

*We went for her post-op follow up appointment on Wednesday and found out the tube in her right ear had tilted. The doctor had to reposition it, and we have to go back in a month to have it re-checked.

I'm sure there are a million other things I could add, but I just remembered I have a bunch of notes to write for work. Fun, fun. Hope you enjoyed the monthly Caroline update. :-)

She looks so old here!

Pigtails with bows!

Mad because she was having trouble climbing up

She loves sliding!

So cold in KY!

March (and April) Madness!!

So sorry I've been MIA for awhile. This past month and a half have been super crazy!! I'll give you the quick rundown of the happenings in the Campbell household.

Caroline's health/doctor's visits took up some major time this month. She got another ear infection at the beginning of the month. You know, perfect timing since she was getting her tubes the very next week. We were finally able to get her fever down enough to get the pre-op physical done but had to postpone her 15 month well baby visit and immunizations for almost a month (more on that in a minute). She got her tubes put in on March 7 and did great! She was banging on the door and saying, "outside" that very afternoon. The next day, we all packed up to drive to Gainesville for her appointment with the rheumatologist. After a quick exam, the doctor kinda looked at us like we were crazy for coming to see her. She ordered some more blood work (4 vials!!) that pretty much just seemed like a formality. We never heard anything from the blood work (and being the super busy, bad mom that I am, I haven't called), but I'm assuming no news is good news. The doc said that if we wanted to check one final thing off the list, we could have her checked out by an opthamologist to check for inflammation in her eyes, which could be a sign of arthritis. I'm happy to report that on the couple of occasions that I've taken her temperature, it's only been around 99. Well, except for March 15 when it reached a nice 102.something. I, being the busy and bad mom again, thought it was an ear infection again and sent her to daycare (I was planning on taking her to the doctor the next day, which is my day off). Turns out, she had RSV. Thankfully, it never got worse than a runny nose, high temps, and terrible cough. All that lasted about a week. We were finally able to schedule her well baby visit on March 30, when she was almost 16 months.

Watching Toy Story with Daddy before her surgery

Drugged baby on the way home

RSV baby

A few more things did happen outside of the doctor's office. Here they are in random order. :-) John was out of town for work for a couple of weeks. I joined a great women's softball team that a friend from work plays on. It's been about 2 years since I'd played and I was ready to get out on the field again. John joined his office's kickball team, and apparently is an ace on the pitcher's mound! Caroline and I will be his cheerleaders on Wednesday! I had a super fun and much needed girl's night out involving Mossfire Grill, adult beverages, Sugarland, and a super fun mommy friend, Julie! I tried my hand at becoming a rep for Kelly's Kids and wasn't very successful (guess I'll have to stick to building my future applique business!). Two of our great friends, Amy and Jack, came to visit! We had a yummy dinner at the Casbah, a fun cook out, girl's lunch and shopping trip while the boys went target shooting, and a game of Trivia Pursuit that we lost because they got the easiest questions ever!! Caroline and I had a playdate with friends from Gymboree. John, Caroline, and I took a road trip in a 15 passenger van with his dad and his girlfriend and brother and his family to Kentucky to see his grandfather. Then his mom came for a visit the next weekend--we had a fun time at the beach and John and I got to run errands sans baby on Sunday.


Snacktime with cousin Christian

One of the million attempts at a good picture with 2 toddlers

Whew! I'm tired just typing this. Hope I haven't bored you. Just wanted to let you know why I seemed to have dropped off the face of the blogging world for a bit. I promise to be better!!