Our first ear infection

Our first ear infection

My poor baby girl had her first ear infection. In fact, a double ear infection.

Last Saturday, she slept more than normal. And looking back, she touched her ears a couple of times during the day…but I sort of thought she had discovered her ears. During her afternoon nap, she slept a LONG TIME (which for this active girl is rare) and she cried out once. I should have seen it coming.

But late Saturday night, she woke up with fever and was pretty unhappy lying down. We spent most of the night sitting up on the recliner together. And Sunday morning, she was all smiles, even though she had fever.

I called the nurse hotline, but was pretty much told to manage her symptoms at home unless her fever got above 104…and just to see the doctor on Monday.

I posted on Instagram when her temp got to 103…and I’m so glad I did.

Even though her fever came down some temporarily, several friends texted me to say “Trust your mama gut.” I felt like I wanted to take her in, but since the nurse said to wait, we waited.

We played when she was feeling ok….

But then her temp went back up. I was afraid of her fever climbing in the night and ending up at the ER. So we went to urgent care instead.

For a Sunday night (when the other urgent care places were closed) during flu season, it wasn’t busy. MIRACLE! The doctor immediately said she had an ear infection, and she ws worried about dehydration since Remi had been refusing to eat.

I promised we would work to get her fever down and push fluids…so that’s what we did.

A cool bath on this sweet thing and we had another long night of sleeping in the recliner.

Her sweet rosy fever cheeks are cute, but I’ll be glad when she is feeling 100% back to normal (and we can all sleep in our beds!)


Weekend with the Fam

Weekend with the Fam

We had a very Fort Smith weekend.

The family from Hot Springs came to visit and we spent Saturday exploring our town.

Side note: on Friday we had dinner and hung out at mom’s. Remi was a bit fussy (it was bedtime) but she went to bed at mom’s and allowed us some time to visit before heading home. It was great.

Saturday, we had breakfast. I got my wires crossed and went to the Egg and I to get a table, while everyone else went to Calico County. Ha! They walked in and didn’t see me and had to leave. Ooops! At least we got a great breakfast, even if it wasn’t initially what everyone wanted.

After breakfast, we hit the river trail. It’s a gorgeous paved trail right along the river. It was sunny and warm and beautiful.

Everyone took pictures with Remi, of course.

Remi and her Grammy.

Me and my mini me. We wore matching monogram shirts.

Caitlyn loves Remi and is SO good with her.

Me and mom. Love this one.

Caitlyn took this adorable pic (on Snapchat, of course, since she’s 16, it’s her main form of communication. Ha!)

And Sandy and Remi at breakfast. Sandy has kept Remi fed with LOTS of formula. We are so thankful!

After our walk, we hit up the Popped Popcorn Company and Savoy tea for a snack and drink. The rest of the family went out to shop and hang the rest of the day, and we went home for R to nap.

It’s so great to spend time with the family!


Week 19 Highlights

Week 19 Highlights

Last week was fun. I know I say that a lot, but we are loving life (most of the time! ha!)

Sweet girl woke up early a couple mornings last week.  I brought her in the bathroom with me as I got ready, and she looked so drowsy.

Hello! Working on learning to roll.

She slept through dinner at a very loud Mexican restaurant. I joked that my months of teaching Zumba pregnant means that the Latin music is soothing for her.

I loved this mismatched patterned outfit. My MIL Nancy snapped this pic of us. 

She’s sitting for a few seconds at a time! Such a big girl (and a precious scarf bib!)

We love this sweet thing. Can’t believe 20 weeks has almost come and gone!


Week 18 Highlights

Week 18 Highlights

Week 18 in your little life. She’s growing, changing and learning so much!

First off, I love that she matched her blanket. Second, she’s reaching for things during tummy time! Such a fun milestone!

A little naptime in the car seat while we were helping mom with D-Now. I love those baby thigh rolls. 

We got to start solids! (Please no lectures on why you should wait until 6 months. We’ve talked with our doctor, done our research and this is right for us).She LOVES eating. It came naturally and she isn’t even doing much of the tongue thrusting/spitting out (which is why I knew she was ready!).  

We had her 4 month checkup. She did well! All smiles until shots, then she cried for a minute. Shots didn’t even slow this girl down. That afternoon and the next day she was fine.

I loved her outfit the other day! Mom brought her to me at lunch and she looked so pretty in purple. And that smile. I mean, come on!

She fell asleep in the stroller for the first time! Sweet girl!

Loving these warm February days! Daddy is a great stroller pusher up the hills. 

She loves flying around. Grammy was available for a private flight one afternoon. 

The funniest was Sunday after church. Her bow was just too heavy for her nap. 

Such a fun week together. I just love being her mama! So much fun!