Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December's Whirlwind

Super Aaron!
The month of December is always crazy for us.  With the holidays, our anniversary and Aarons' birthday it's a lot for us to try and get done!  Especially when one of you is sick. 

There was a point earlier this month when we had a doctor appointment every day for 3 days in a row.  Aaron, then Elizabeth, then Aaron again.  Aaron had another round of high fevers and was waking up every morning with 103 or 104 degree temp.  We took him to his pediatrician and had a chest x-ray done.  Turns out he had pneumonia!  We had to do another round of antibiotics and at first it didn't seem like it was helping, but around the 4th day, he finally woke up without a temperature and his appetite seemed to have come back a bit.  Not to mention his mood improvement!  He is done with the antibiotics for now and seems to be much improved and we all hope it stays that way!  We follow up with the doctor sometime next week.

Because Aaron had not been feeling well and his temp was so high, we didn't really do much for his birthday.  Josh and I decided to just have cake and ice cream at the house with family.  We didn't invite other families because we didn't want other kids getting sick. 

Aaron wanted his birthday theme to be "Minion" themed since he couldn't be a minion for Halloween.  We had a minion cake for him and minion toys and shirts from both us and Grandpa & Grandma Coblentz.  He loved his cake and his toys.  

Happy 4th Birthday Aaron!

Elizabeth Grace went in for her 2 month check up and is now up to 11 lbs!  Josh and I both cheered and let out a collective sigh of relief when we heard that!  Elizabeth is such a joy.  It's impossible to be anything but happy when you're with her.  And she just loves to smile at people.  It's the cutest thing ever!  The faces she makes are super expressive.   

She will be a heartbreaker for sure.

Elizabeth Grace - Heartbreaker
She is still sleeping in our room but I want to finish her room up and see if around month 3, we can get her sleeping in her crib.  She does sleep through the night already so I think the transition will go well.  With Aaron we only had a 1 bedroom condo for the first 1.5 years of his life, so he was in our room with us for that long!  I think I might have a harder time with the transition than anyone else!!  

The end of the year is approaching and last night I lay in bed thinking.....

Even though things aren't perfect, even though we're poor, I am just so happy with my little family.  I love them to pieces and want to squish all their stinkin' faces!  I hope this feeling continues to grow into next year and that things only get better.  Health and love.  That's what we need.  I hope you all get it too!