Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Catch Up including Christmas #2

Alrighty here's a quick update on our chaotic week.  Honestly I just want to kinda post a bunch of pictures and feel up to date prior to Christmas Eve.  Here we go.

Celebrated Christmas with my work girls on Tuesday at CO!  

Tuesday afternoon was Molly Anne's class party!  There were other children there that Ms. Becky has kept in the past.  It was super sweet and Ms. Becky spoiled them all!  Instead of exchanging with everyone, each child brings in a book and you get to bring home a new book.  How perfect is that?  Molly Anne got "The Story of Christmas" from Abby!

Ornament that Ms. Becky made for us!  You can see last years in the background!

Well Tuesday night didn't go well.  She was fine when I put her to bed.  At 10pm I heard her up wrestling around which is unusual.  She sounded awful and raspy.  I put her in steamy bathroom and she seemed better so I put her back to bed.  I set my alarm to check on her at 1am and she was okay and asleep with no fever.  2am I heard her again and I went in there and I did not think she was breathing well.  It was incredibly scary.  I called for Kevin and he agreed that she needed to go to the ER.  I suspected croup but she didn't have a terrible cough, it was more just awful breathing.  Anyway we went to the ER near our house versus driving to uptown Charlotte which I was going to do (it's the real children's hospital in town and I really had no clue what was wrong with my child).  It seemed she was better after being in the cool air and we knew there wouldn't be a wait at the ER near our house so we did that.  Croup it was.  They gave her an oral steroid and motrin for her 101.8 fever.  Bless her little heart.  She was a trooper and didn't cry once.  They were SO good to her as well.  The only thing we could do was fever control and she would eventually get better in 3-5 days.  We returned home at 4am and she went back to sleep for a few hours.  Wednesday we laid very low and did nothing.  Wednesday night she slept through the night even though evidently the 2nd night is the worst night of croup.  Thank you steroid for making it okay!  (Sorry typing all of this out so I remember if it happens again)

Wednesday night she slept through the night and was a new little girl.  We did a couple little errands on Thursday morning but stayed pretty low key.  A four hour nap happened then my brother and his family and my parents arrived late afternoon to do Christmas!

Molly Anne got a bigger baby duck, a toothbrush that sings and felt food from her cousins, Aunt and Uncle!

Three golden hounds!

Today started early.  Molly Anne was up coughing at 4:45am so we were out on the back steps breathing in the cool air.  That helped but she never went back to sleep!  

Dad and I took my brother's girls to Discovery Place this morning.  We also went to see the bears and to see the gingerbread house at the Ritz.  My SIL kept Molly Anne.  Dad and I felt like we were on vacation because he didn't have Mom and I didn't have Molly Anne haha!!  Too funny!  It was really fun having my Dad see how the girls enjoyed all of the science and cool things at Discovery Place.  Truly these are the best memories of family get togethers!  A morning we won't forget any time soon!

My brother, his three girls and two bubbas left this afternoon to go home.  Tonight we did a good dinner with my parents.  The steaks were awesome filets that a work friend sent to me.  Dad grilled them to perfection!  We used my friend Ashley's green bean recipe - steamed green beans with butter, toasted almonds and craisins.  

Molly Anne's dinner! ;)

Okay I feel better, all caught up!  

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and we have a kitchen to put together tomorrow night!  

1 comment:

  1. Okay, FIRST of all - y'alls steak dinner. HELLO! Looks amazing!

    Conner has never had the croup, thankfully. Sounds super scary. Great to know about taking the child outside, though. And to the ER, of course, if necessary. . .fingers crossed we skip that one. . .Glad she's all better, though!