Thursday, August 06, 2009

Abby meets the ocean

Abby and I took a sick day today. She is now in her third week of a snotty cold and added a wet productive cough to the mix towards the end of last week. I had been kinda of waiting it out since she hadn't has any fevers and her spirits and mood remained excellent. Unfortunately last night she coughed half of the night and her cough had a noticeable change to it. It is deeper and more barking in nature so I brought her in to her pediatrician today. Strep, Croup, and some viral cold thing have been going around her daycare. Luckily for us though and her rapid strep test was negative and her ears and throat were pronounced clear. She pranced around charming everybody and basically made me look like a fool for bringing her in. If it weren't for her obvious congestion and nasal drainage (snot) I would have been totally embarrassed. They did prescribe a Z pack for her though. Since she was nearing the end of her third week with this and she said obviously something was brewing. Tough call is all I have to say. To me three weeks is too long to remain that symptomatic especially with the cough changing. I figured better nip it in the bud now before it turned really nasty and resulted in lots of missed work verses one day. Her Doc also was very impressed with how well she was talking and conversing. Even saying, "You look too little to be talking as well as you are." They weighed her too today. She is now 28 pounds! Most must be muscle cuz she is very lean (except her belly) :) She still wears mostly 2 T's and can wear 18 to 24 months in dresses. 3 T also works for dresses but absolutely not in pants. Shes a definite 2 T for those. She also looks taller in pictures than she actually is. I can't believe she will be 3 in November!

So back to school (daycare) for her tomorrow and work for me. What is a total bummer is that I can't even use my sick time for today. That being because I wasn't the one sick :(

I'm still trying to catch up with beach photos. These pictures range from day 1 at the beach up till day 5. Of course day 1 was mostly the sand. She clung to me and had no desire to go near the water. She had a blast in the sand so the first 2 days we just let her get comfortable. This was her first time seeing the ocean and she didn't get it. She kept insisting that it was the river :)

Playing with cousin Virginia;)

Getting buried in the sand with Sissy and Aunt Elizabeth :)

Oh yeah. After she was all clean what did she do? :)

Day 2 More sand play but she let me carry her down to the beach and had fun dipping her feet as long as I picked her up when the waves came. I just kept picking her up each time she asked and by the end of the day she felt pretty secure and let her self enjoy the ocean.

Playing with cousin Josh

Bathing beauty!
Day 3 Everything changed. She only wanted to play in the water. She also was eager to "Do it myself!" She still stayed pretty close though :)

Day 4 She decided to be a little bolder. She wanted to go in deeper and wasn't as worried about getting out of the way when the waves broke. By the end of the day she was sitting and letting the waves break on her. She had a blast.

With cousin Christopher, We call him Mr Safety :) She was definitely safe with him.

Playing with Meema:)

Day 5 Our last day. Can you say no fear? Actually a little but mostly on Mommy's part. Just watching the joy in her face was wonderful :) She had a blast!

Ended with this one cuz I like it :) Even though it's blurry. P.S. Short video with cousins Jack and Zachary at the end :)


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the photos.. I sooo love the beach.. wouldn't it be nice to be able to live by it and walk out every morning on the beach...
Sounds like Abby is doing well..
Sorry about her cold.. have a great week..

Lindsay said...

Cute photos. And love all the different swim suits Miss Abba has. She really is looking tall in the photos.

Hope the cold is getting better.

Shannon said...

What belly? Your girl is a lean, mean jumpin' machine! A beautiful one at that! So many cute suit, too! Hope the gunk clears up soon-those things last forever.

Kris said...

glad she's already on the mend, and that river is MY kind of river :O) she looks SO cute in her suits!!