Monday, September 29, 2008

A weekend of fevers and shopping

Every fall my family goes to Pigeon Forge for a weekend of shopping, and this was Bailey's first trip down, and she was sick! Thursday night she was running a fever of 101, but was feeling better Friday morning. Then during the day on Friday her temperature started going up again. We just assumed it was due to teething and headed out anyways. We got to our condo Friday night and her fever had gone up to 102. She ended up sleeping in the bed with us that night and woke up at least once every hour!
My aunt Heather and I took her shopping with us on Saturday morning and it was a little difficult. She did not want to be in the stroller, she wanted to be held, and of course only wanted me to hold her. She is getting heavy and I was worn out by the time we finished. She did finally take a nap while we were out and we managed to get a little shopping done.
It wasn't until late Saturday afternoon that she started feeling better. That night, my grandparents watched her so that me and Nick could go shopping for ourselves. When we got back she had fallen asleep on the couch at about 7:00 and never even blinked as Nick moved her to her Pack 'n Play. Actually they said she had fallen asleep standing up holding on to my boppy's legs before they laid her on the couch! I wish they had snapped a picture of that!! She slept until after 7:00 am Sunday morning, and then slept the enitre way home. Yesterday afternoon we noticed a red spotty rash on the side of her face and after her nap it had spread to her cheast and stomach. I called the hospital and talked to the pediatrician on call and he said it sounded like Roseola, which I had when I was young. He said it's a virus and will go away on its own in a couple of days. She is feeling much better, but is still very needy!
She did manage to get some very cute outfits this weekend! She was in desperate need of some new clothes...especially pjs...she is getting so tall everything is too short on her. I couldn't find her any shoes that I liked, so I'm going to keep looking. I tried not to buy her too much because I know with her birthday right around the corner and then Christmas coming up she will be getting much more! Speaking of her birthday, when her dress and hat came in I just had to see what it was going to look like on is a sneak peek of the hat...I just love it!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


So it has been forever since I've posted anything! Things have been very busy and I just haven't had the time to get on the computer much lately. Some updates since my last post:
-Bailey is jibber jabbering almost constantly now! She can say bites when she wants more food, she is working on saying puppy and pretty.
-She still hasn't walked on her own yet. She has taken a step, and I know she could walk on her own if she tried...I think it's a mixture of being scared and a little lazy! :)
-She is getting more fun every day! Me and Nick can really play with her at night now and I love it. She loves tackling daddy! And her favorite new thing now is front rolls.
-So far she hasn't turned down any food we've given her. Her favorite food is probably green beans and she LOVES biscuits and gravy.
-Her favorite sign is "more"...although it looks a little more like she's clapping her hands :)
-She loves drinking out of mine or Nick's cups or water bottles. She's very good at straws now.
-She points at everything! Usually as soon as I get her out of her crib in the mornings she points at her bed, and then the rest of the day she points!
-I've been showing her how the lights turn off and on. She actually flipped the light switch off the other day!
-She's figured out how to turn the water on in the bath tub at my mom's!!
As October 9th inches closer, we are finalizing her birthday plans. Her bday falls on a Thursday during Fall Break, so I am taking off that day and me and Nick are taking her to have her pictures made. I'm interested to see how it goes this time. She's always done so well in the past, but she is so hesitant around strangers now that I'm a little nervous! I'm not sure what else we're going to do that day, but it's just going to be the three of us. We're having her party on the 11th. It's a cupcake theme party! I'm making cupcakes for everyone and then Bailey will have her own little cake! I have ordered her dress and hat and they should be arriving next week sometime. Here is kind of what the dress will look like. They did not have the pom pom trim anymore, so that won't be at the bottom...but hers will have a brown zig zag trim at the bottom...and of course it will say Bailey.
I'm going Saturday morning to order her invitations. I am so excited about her party! My house is going to packed full of people, but that's ok!

Here are some pics of Bailey...

This was baked ziti night. We let her feed herself and it was every where! She was getting tired while she was eating and started pulling on her ears...she had spaghetti sauce in EVERY crevice of her ear!!

This is something I have always wanted to do with her hair...since she has so much of it! Me and Brittany gave her crazy pony tails all over...she looks like a punk baby :)

We went to the Apple Festival last weekend at Evan's Orchard. We had a great time! This first picture is our happy sunflower family! Nick wasn't too excited about taking this :) Bailey helped me pick apples to make an apple pie...which I'll be making this weekend.

Bailey walked a lot that day holding mine and Brooke's hands. This was as close as she would get to the pumpkins...she acted like she was scared of them. And of course she's pointing at something!
And this is just can tell it was windy that day...her little pig tails are blowing in the wind!