Hard to believe it’s already been 8 weeks! Lauren has recovered from her sickness last week and is doing great. She’s definitely growing because she is keeping Mommy plenty busy on the feeding front. She’s sleeping well too and likely headed to the crib in her sister’s room this weekend (Maile is incredibly excited – we’ll see if that remains once she gets in there!)
Lauren is all over tummy time - head up high!
This expression is saying something, I just don't know what. Thoughts?
(And if you want to compare to her big sister, here are some pictures of Maile when she was 8 weeks old…)
Christine has been really good at sending me little videos and photos of Lauren and Maile when I’m gone at work. I love them. (Although I must admit they make me want to get home just as quickly as I can!)
Maile Girl and Lil' Lauren clowning around!
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I’m going to have abs of steel after this new personal trainer is done with me!
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We have a family Oscars pool tradition. This year wasn’t the first time Maile participated, but it was the first time she did her ballot all be herself!
Mommy printed out a ballot and told Maile to pick one option in each category ...
As you can see, Maile takes her Oscars picking VERY seriously!
For whatever reason, Maile was a big fan of Django Unchained this year...
Needless to say, we’re in big trouble once she starts to actually see the movies!
As we’ve said before, the hardest part of living away from our families is when the kids get sick or our normal routine is otherwise disrupted. That was certainly the case the past couple of weeks with first Maile and then Lauren getting sick (and Maile having school vacation this week as well). Luckily, we had a well-timed visit from Grandma Jill to keep us sane and help us out! Grandma arrived on Friday and left earlier today – not only did we have loads of fun with her (especially Maile), but Daddy and Mommy were able to get some much needed rest.
Who says Grandmas can't do two things at once!?
Thank you Grandma Jill for everything!
We miss you already Grandma!
It took Maile a mere 24 hours of being home before we had to take her to the doctor to help get her “unstuck” in the bowel movement area. Lauren lasted six weeks, but last night she too had her first ER visit. (So I guess that’s progress, right?)
She had been struggling with a cough since the weekend that she picked up from her sister (who was sick all last week). We did our best keeping them apart, but our apartment is only so big! On Sunday she started to show some signs of a mild fever. The doctor told us not to worry too much unless the fever went above 100.4. On Monday night it hit 100.4, but we decided to wait to see if it was going to go higher. About 20 minutes later while lying on Daddy, Lauren did a big girl puke all over Daddy. It was a lot and the combination of the fever plus the throw up sent us on our way to the emergency room.
They took good care of us at the emergency room and after a couple hours, a test they ran revealed that Lauren had RSV. It’s a very common virus and it should go away within the week – it’s a little more worrisome in a baby as little as Lauren, but we caught it early and are paying good attention to her. She’s eating fine and while certainly uncomfortable due to her cough, she’s still pretty active and her normal self.
(Dad note: Luckily, Grandma Jill was still in town which made the trip to the hospital at 11 PM much easier. She came over from her hotel to watch Maile Girl and took one for the team by sleeping on the couch for the night. Thanks Grandma!)
All hooked up at the ER - she was in good hands...
Earlier in the day Maile had made Lauren a feel better soon card - it was a big hit at the ER
Every day is pretty much the same for me, but Daddy said Mondays mean he has to go to work. He says he likes work, but he misses me during the day. I think this picture will help put a smile on his face whenever he looks at it, don’t you?
I hope you have a good week!