Monday, June 20, 2011

Aislinn's Christening Day

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Today, on our three month anniversary of being home from China & we had Aislinn Christennied.

The day was beautiful. Aislinn got up(6am) ate breakfast & a bath then I laid her back down for a bit so I could get ready. Michael ran to pick Rachael up & when she got here she got Aislinn up & started to dress her. We were suppose to be at the church @ 10:30am for the 11am mass, we pulled into the parking lot @ 10:38, not to bad considering there were 9 people (not counting Ailsinn) getting showered & ready for the day. There was 2 other baby's (both under a year) being baptised. The church was packed. We were blessed that a lot of our families were there, besides the gang from my house, both my sisters & families were there,Andrew's brother & his family, Siobhan, Mckay & Goober, Aunt Ursula & Uncle Gasper, Aunt Nancy & Uncle Joe, Gaga, Sammi, Ruthie & Ronnie were all there. Andrew Rach Michael Aislinn & I had to wait (with the other two families) in the back of the church for the priest to ask us a few questions, for Aislinn to be blessed & then we were able to follow the priest into the church & back to our pew. Aislinn did really well when he poured the holy water over her head. Mass was over in just under a hour. When we got our front we took just a few photos cause we only had an hour to get all the food to the hall for her party. We got home & Rach quickly changed Aislinn into her party dress & Andrew changed into a different suit (the one he had on was to heavy for the hot weather). We loaded all the food into the car & drove the 2 minutes to hall.

Aislinn had a blast walking all over the hall and walking up to everyone & saying Hi Ya with the tilt of her head & a smile. Talking about smiles over 4oo hundred photos were taken of her & not a one is she smiling. My chipmunk that use to light up when she saw a camera now refuses to smile when she sees one. Guess I took to many photos of her! LOL

Aislinn finally got to meet some of the family that hadn't seen her yet, Micheala made (once again) a delicious cake & cupcakes for the party plus she also made cake pops for her favors.
After such a hectic week it was nice to sit & relax with the family after it was all over.

As Always Be Good & Be Safe


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Aislinn is really keeping me on my toes

Aislinn is being Christened tomorrow on Fathers Day. I've had my to do list winding down. All the food was bought to be prepared on Friday, Aislinn outfit was all set, as were mine and Andrew's. Hero's ordered, balloons ordered, Micheala is making the cake, cupcakes & favors, DJ was confirmed,Banner & donation was brought to the church & the hall was called to give our headcount all that was left was to clean the house for the family that was coming for the weekend. So on Thursday I started to rip apart the house. Aislinn was in school, Carleigh & Hunter were napping, Tommy & Kenzie were watching a movie when I got a call from the school that Aislinn had a seizure. Protocol is for them to call 911 & have an ambulance take her to the closest hospital but when the nurse called me she asked if I wanted to come get her. I said Yes. I called our pediatrician & they said take her straight to Good Sam, my next call was to KerriAnn to come watch the kids. When I got to the school Aislinn was sitting on her teachers lap, her cheeks were red & she started to cry when she saw me. The nurse stated that her fever was 99.1 right after the seizure & 100.2 just a few minutes before I got there. When she when to school that morning she was a little clingy but as soon as she saw the bus she was all smiles & saying Hi Ya as she walked quickly to get on the bus. It took me about 20 minutes to get to Good Sam. I do have to say I really like this Pediatric Er. I walked in & was whisked into the back within 3 minutes of walking into the door. The staff was great with her,They quickly examined her, started an IV on her took her temp (it was now 102.4 & weighted her~ baby dumpling is now 28 pounds!)
Blood was drawn & a chest xray was ordered. At this point Aislinn had fallen asleep in my arm so they said the would give her a few minutes to sleep before the Xray.I asked why the X-ray and was told they wanted to rule out Bronchitis & Pneumonia Now Aislinn has had a bit of a cough, kinda like a tickle in her throat when she lays down at night. When we were at the Dr's in May he said it was "post nasal drip", so I didn"t think anything of the cough.( my father in law had Bronchitis last week when we were in Maryland for Matthew's graduation, so I figured that what it was going to be). About a half hour later we took Aislinn for the chest Xray, She sat really well for it & the results were back rather quickly. Dr Rogu came and said Its Pneumonia! WHAT? How the H*ll did I miss that? The Dr was quick to point out that it was easy to miss since she wasn't showing any signs of the pneumonia. I guess from the look on my face she could tell I was upset with myself.She said they were going to start IV antibiotics on her right away & when it was done she could go home with a script for more meds & she was to be seen by Dr Nick. By this time Andrew was there.Aislinn was all smiles for her daddy & while they hooked the Meds to her IV Andrew & I tried to keep her entertained & keep her arm straight. About 9:30 We were told they were going to start her discharge papers so I sent Andrew home. 20 minutes later they came and took out the IV (the tech who did the IV did a great job, no marks or bruises on her arm from the needle but her arm was all red from all the tape they put on her arm to keep it straight.) When we got into the car & I plugged my phone in (my battery had gone dead about an hour into the evening) I had over 20 messages from the family. When I got home I sent a few text messages & made a few phone calls, fed Aislinn some oatmeal for dinner & we were both out for the Count within a hour.

Yesterday was suppose to be a day to do all the cooking for Aislinn christening & finish cleaning up for the company. GaGa ( my gf Jo) called me about 7:45 to say she was on her way over to start cooking (thank god I bought all the food last week & remembered to take the meat out of the freezer Thursday morning). She brought coffee & bagels with her but before we could cook Aislinn had a appointment to be checked out by Dr Nick's office. After her appointment we ran & got our last minute stuff (fresh veggies) & then we started to cook. We spent the afternoon making Sausage & peppers, Baked Ziti, Italian Meatballs, Swedish Meatballs, & Beef & Broccoli.

Our nephew & Aislinn's godfather Michael got here about 10pm along with his brother Matthew. Uncle Mike, Aunt Diana, & Andrea came in about 3am & Grandma & grandpa will be in this afternoon.

Can't wait till tomorrow!

As always be good & Be safe

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

I can't believe we just passed our three month anniversary since we got Aislinn. The changes we see in her everyday is a joy. She is getting more comfortable everyday in the things she does. When we got her she couldn't stand on her own & now she walks all over, climbing up & down the stairs, onto the couch & sitting on the windowsill to watch outside. She continues to sleep really well & eats everything we put in front of her. Her verbal skills are still limited but she is understanding a lot of what we say & communicates to us what she wants.

We went camping Memorial day weekend for 5 days (it was also Andrew's birthday). We headed up to Andrews parents on the Wednesday night. On Thursday I ran to W*lm*art fr a few things for the chipmunk, Andrew hooked up our trailer then we were off to Steve & Denise's. We were only there about 30 minutes when huge storm blew thru.So as its pouring rain & the wind is whipping I am in the trailer with Aislinn , Misty & Andrew's parents while Stew-Be is outside still trying to get things set up! After about 20 minutes the rain stopped & the sun came out. I quickly baked a cake for his birthday & we sat out under the stars. I was just about to bring Aislinn in to the trailer for the night when a neighbor of Steve's came over to see ow everyone was & mentioned that the area was under a tornado watch! Well that's all my mother in law had to hear! We all were just settled in the trailer when the winds started to really pick up. Maria grabbed the table & sorry to say all I could do was laugh. The storm lasted a couple of hours & we finally all got some sleep. The outlaws left the next morning but not before Aislinn got her first ride on a quad. Aislinn loved camping & got more adventurous everyday!

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Aislinn got to meet alot of Andrew's family at his Aunt Virginia's golden jubilee. Aislinn was really good during the mass (Thank god for Cheerios) & was the center of attention @ the luncheon.
Its all about the cake!
Aunt Virginia thanking everyone

Aislinn started school this past week. I have been on the fence about this but I do know that it is what is best for her. We have a lot of catching up to do with her. Its a 5 day a week 1/2 program. She will have OT, PT & speech. Last week I went to the school for a walk thru & met her teacher, the nurse Ot & pt therapist. Everyone seem excited about Aislinn coming in. The Bus pick her up on Monday a little after 12 & she was home a bit before 4pm.She is tired after school but seems to enjoy it. They spent the week giving her a chance to explore her new surrounding but all in all her report has been positive.

On the bus for the 1st time

All set to go

We are in Maryland for our nephew Matthew graduation party & 18th birthday tomorrow. Aislinn was in the pool today for the 1st time & loved it!

As Always Be Good & Be Safe

This is an account of our lifes as we head down the path of life towards our first child. An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." --An ancient Chinese belief

DTC 4/20/07...LID4/26/07. ...Referral 5/27/10~Waiting for our TA...Aislinn Day is March 6,2011

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