Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Roseola and Tupperware

After three days of Chloe's fever being over 100 degrees, it broke on Saturday afternoon. Monday, she came down with a rash. Turns out she had Roseola, an illness that causes a high fever, irritability, and loss of appetite for a few days, and then a faint rash once the fever goes away. Chloe fits all the descriptions of the illness perfectly. The rash has faded and she is back to her happy self, eating, sleeping and playing like normal.
Now that she is feeling better, Chloe decided to reorganize my Tupperware cabinet. It had started getting a bit messy, so it was time to clean out!
Grabbing each piece one by one....

reaching as far as she can....

climbing in to reach those on the top shelf....

dropping them on the floor....

turning around....

trying to get out....

pulling herself to the edge....

and she's out!!

Playing with her new favorite toys!

Who needs expensive toys when you have Tupperware?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Health update

So, with 24 hours of Benadryl, Chloe's hives went away, but now she has a fever. There was a two day gap between the hives and the fever, so I don't think they are related. Chloe woke up yesterday really warm, and I thought we had the space heater in her room set for too high a temperature. After a few hours and a really long morning nap, her smart dad took her temperature and it was around 102. After Tylenol, it would drop a bit, but she is definitely not feeling well. So sad!! Please pray for our little girl!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Hives are Back

So, for those of you who have been followers of this blog for a while, you will remember that on April 26th, Chloe broke out in these huge hives all over her body. (If I was more blog savy, I would post a link back to the post with pictures of her from that time.) We treated with Benadryl and they went away. Well, yesterday, the hives came back. We are so confused. Why after six months would they suddenly come back? We decided to not take her to the doctor at this point, as they will just look at us and ask "What is she allergic to?" That was our experience last time and it was not so helpful. So we are going to give her Benadryl three times a day for two days and see if that clears them up. I just pray that the hives do not get as bad as last time, when she was seriously covered with them. So far this time, she just has them on her lower half of her body. Her entire right thigh was one huge hive, just to give you an idea of how big these things get. Crazy!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Walking on Halloween

That's right, my ten month old baby girl took her first two steps on Friday before we went out trick or treating! We thought she was getting close, so we kind of forced it when Andrew and I were both home. That way neither one of us would miss out on this milestone. Andrew was sitting on the floor with Chloe in our office and I held out my hands toward her, and Chloe took two steps before falling into my arms. It was so precious and she was SO proud of herself!!!!

On Friday morning, Chloe and I went to the zoo with some friends. The weather cooperated and we only got a few little sprinkles on us. It was fun to catch up with friends we had not seen in a while!

This was my favorite "animal" that we saw behind bars! Chloe trying to break free at Jodi's house.

The girls at the zoo--Delaney, Chloe, Emelyn, and Marie-Claire

Little Bo Peep (Shae), her sheep (Chloe) and sheep dog (Devin)
Shae loved pulling her sheep and dog in the wagon, until she realized how much it was slowing her down. Then Andrew got stuck pulling the wagon for the rest of the night.

This picture is really dark, but Chloe was cracking us up. She was sitting on the floor of the wagon, reclining with her feet up on one seat and resting her head on the other. This is the position she was in for much of the night, when Devin decided he wanted to walk with the big kids.

Devin and Chloe together in the wagon.

The cutest group of trick or treaters!!
Devin the sheep dog, Chloe the sheep, Eben the firefighter, Jacob the teenage mutant ninja turtle, Shae Little Bo Peep, Keilani the princess, Ella the butterfly

Chloe after we got home. She was so sweaty in her costume that she had to have a quick rinse off. This was what her hair looked like after toweling off. Well, it did have a bit of help from mom to make it look like that! Chloe is holding her two favorite toys!

We hope everyone had a fun and safe halloween!!