Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
All the cousins together. Grandma bought matching clothes for all of them. So cute! It is so hard to get them to all look at the camera at the same time!! This is the best photo I ended up with of the five of them.
The following picture was taken today after Chloe's nap:
We put her to bed with both arms tightly swaddled. After an hour, she had managed to break both of them free. It does not seem to matter what type of blanket we use, or how tightly we swaddle her, she manages to get her arms out. We usually find her sucking on her hands and talking and laughing. She is so happy to be free. The only problem is that she cannot sleep unless she is swaddled. We've tried! I think she is ready to sleep without being wrapped up tight, but I don't know how to teach her.....Advice??
Saturday, May 10, 2008
We continue to be amazed by how quickly Chloe is growing up! Just yesterday, I was holding her and she heard Andrew's voice. She found him across the room and smiled a huge smile when she saw him. Then, he walked closer and Chloe reached out for him to pick her up! It was the cutest thing ever! We tried to get her to reach out to me, but no luck. I guess she is going to be a daddy's girl! I joke around that I am upset that Chloe loves her dad more than she loves me, but I am just kidding, and so thankful that she has such a wonderful dad who loves her so much!
For all you moms out there, happy mother's day! I am really excited that tomorrow is my first mother's day! I am so thankful to have such a fantastic mother and also mother-in-law. I can only hope that I can be as loving and giving as they are when I grow up!!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Saturday night, while we were eating dinner, we discovered that Chloe had broken out in hives. They were these huge red and white blotches that seemed to take over her body. We called the advice nurse and took her in to Kaiser ER on Saturday night. We saw the world's worst doctor and left without any information, other than the theory that Chloe was allergic to something. Cousin Bekah and my friend Rana were much more helpful in advising us about how to treat allergies. After two days of Benadryl, the hives cleared up and she has been hive-free since Wednesday! I had cut dairy out , as we thought she might have a dairy allergy, but drank some milk this morning, and so far, no hives!!! We are praying that the hives were just a random breakout and that she does not have any food allergies.
The day after we moved, we had Chloe dedicated at church. Luckily, she was hive-free that morning and was in a really good mood. Andrew shared with the church a little bit about Chloe--about how social she is and cries when she thinks she is all alone. Pastor Eric prayed for Chloe and the children's director gave Chloe a PURPLE children's Bible! I don't think that Marisa knew that purple is my favorite color, but she chose well!!
In other Chloe news, she has learned how to suck on her toes!! It is so cute. As soon as she is on her back on the changing table or her play mat, she grabs her foot and the toes go in her mouth. She is getting so strong and is grabbing at toys, my hair, or whatever she can.