Friday, February 17, 2012

Forward Facing

With the girls reaching the milestone of 2 years, we were able to turn their carseats around! They're loving the new perspective and think they're pretty hot stuff.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Visit

The girls dressed as little Valentines and we surprised Mommy at work with flowers today. We even got to ride the elevator! In other news, the girls are now certain that every older male with a grey beard is "Santa." This has made for a few awkward moments, but mostly it's just pretty funny and cute.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Zoo Valentines

Today the zoo had special animal enrichment activities to celebrate Valentines Day a bit early.  It was extremely busy there, but the girls had a ball, and it was so nice to see Annabelle with a little more energy and closer to her normal self. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

2 Year Checkup

Yesterday we had our 2 year checkup for the girls, which ended up being very conveniently scheduled as we were able to just use it as a followup appointment to check on Annabelle's recovery as well.  The doc thinks she may have come down with roseola (which sounds a lot more fun that it is), but she's doing much much better today.  Appetite is up a bit, she's drinking a good bit, and she is actually up and about and playing some more too.  Thank you for all your prayers through this crazy week!

Also, both girls were right on track for their growth charts, etc. yesterday.  Annabelle fell way off her curve for weight, but that's because she's gotten pretty skinny from being sick this week.  She should be doing fine once we get her back to her normal.

Here are some photos from the last few weeks from different things.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Annabelle on the Mend

Annabelle is recovering now, though it's been a long few days.  We ended up back in the Children's ER today after talking with Annabelle's doc this morn.  She's on pain meds now which has helped her to eat and drink, which is great.  They think she has some sort of virus, and we just continue to pray for a quick recovery.  Thank you for your prayers!  Here's a handful of photos from my phone and a quick video;

Some little video snips from Annabelle being sick this week.

Monday, February 6, 2012

2nd Birthday and a Big Scare

The girls turned 2 on Saturday and we had a really fun party for them that night.  They had a great time with friends and loved their cupcakes and blowing out candles.  These photos were taken by our friend Michael Hanson (who, by the way just released an awesome new book about urban farming!).
On Sunday, Annabelle woke in the wee hours of the morning with a really high fever.  We gave her ibuprofen, but she had a really rough time.  Her temp kept climbing, and a little before noon we had our scariest moment of parenting to date- Annabelle had a seizure as she was on the couch.  It was incredibly scary and lasted a few minutes.  We called 911, and they were here in no time.  We then ended up at Children's Hospital (where Kirsten works), and they took amazing care of us.  The type of seizure Annabelle had is a febrile seizure, and it's fairly common in little ones, and her prognosis is very good.  There shouldn't be any lasting effects or anything like that, and she's slowly becoming more herself again today.  Her temp is still high, so her little body is still fighting whatever caused all of this, but we're praying she gets better and is running around again very soon.  Please keep Annabelle in your prayers!