The Morning After

I have officially had my first experience with a sick baby. Like, a throw up sick baby. And I would prefer to never experience it again. Babies just don’t deserve that kind-of grief! It was so sad to watch and not really be able to help. She threw up 4 times total, and then went to bed at 5:30—happily. She woke up at about 6:45 this morning and was struggling. We gave her a sippy of half apple juice half water, and she is back in bed. Last night, she just laid on the couch and watched Snow White while I rubbed her belly. She doesn’t really watch TV, or lounge on the couch, so this was a sign she was feeling rough. Poor thing. Here’s to hoping she’s feeling great on her birthday!

 

Many Faces

I am gearing up for this ball of cuteness to turn one. One. It’s been one year. ONE YEAR! I’ve been trying to tell myself that over and over so on the actual day I don’t turn into a complete pile of mush. But I fear that is impossible at this point. It just doesn’t seem real. Alex and I were looking through pictures of her from when she was born to now… and we are in shock mode. Or maybe denial? I don’t know. Regardless, it’s been such a mega year and we have loved every minute of it (even the not-so-fun minutes).

We were going to have a big birthday party with lots of decorations and food and babies, but due to certain events that we can’t miss, we decided to have a much more intimate party instead. And I’m okay with that. Honestly, the fact that she isn’t going to remember much of it makes it easier. But we will get lots of video and pictures and try to really focus in on the moment. Basically that means we’ll annoy Aurora to death with flashes and cameras in her face. I can’t help it. She’s just got that face.

 

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving was so amazing this year. It was a bit of madness, with all the little hooligans running around, but I suppose it’s only going to get worse from here. Our family has grown quite a bit in the past few years, so I don’t think I’m used to holidays being SO crazy!

I decided we should do a “Thankful Tree” after seeing it in a magazine a few months ago. All in all, it was a good time! Almost everyone wrote something they were thankful for, and we all sat outside on the porch to read them. Though I am a bit upset it’s not colder, it was pretty wonderful sitting outside. We got to enjoy the lights on the house, and eachother’s company. 

The food was delicious, and the table was beautifully set. My only wish is that it could have lasted longer, and that my sista Jill and her family were there to share it with us. Oh, and that I could transport my Teran family anytime I wanted… because we were genuinely missing them as well. Why can’t everyone just live down the street? Not fair.

I think that Aurora was loving all the cousins, too. She and Rylee became pretty good buds this week. (Or rather, Aurora really wanted to hang out with Rylee, but since Rylee is walking and like, totally 9 months older, Aurora was always a bit behind.)

Oh, I love the holidays!

Ladies Lunch Date

My mother, Shelbee and I went to the city sans babies to have some girl time. We ended up meeting up with Heather at an adorable tea room called Inspirations. They had delish scones and salad and soup and everything else. It was so nice having spending some time as normal human beings and not having to wrangle little ones. I am so blessed to have these fine women in my life! It’s something that needs to happen more often…. which means Evan and Shelbee need to move here, stat.