Monthly Archives: August 2011

Monkey Business

Yesterday was  a big day for us all around. We started the day off with a dentist appointment for Daniel and then headed to the pediatrician for Avery’s 6 month check up. She now weighs 14 lbs 1 oz (8th percentile) and is 25 3/4 (20th percentile). She looks so chunky, but is apparently deceptively petite! She had to get several vaccines, but she was definitley a trooper and had finished crying by the time we walked out of the exam room.

We headed to the Indiana State Fair when we were done with our appointments. Savannah was super excited to see all the animals and especially meet Curious George. She had her picture with him and although she was a little freaked out by the overgrown monkey, she did give him a high five. Avery, on the other hand, was not so sure. We enjoyed very yummy fair food- especially shakes and grilled cheese from the Dairy Bar (Thanks Caleb!!!). It was a very long and tiring day. Both girls were asleep before we pulled out of the fairgrounds. My legs definitely got a good workout yesterday.

We are going to look at a house tonight. Daniel wants to go and look at houses in our price range to make sure there is nothing on the market that we are interested in before deciding and starting the process of building a house. I am more geared towards building, but we are going to look “just to be sure” that we don’t miss something. We are hoping to start the construction process this fall with the spetic and driveway, etc. and get some of the permit stuff out of the way.

Avery is scheduled for her surgery on November 11, 2011. We are hoping that we set it out far enough that her tear duct will have more time to try to correct itself before surgery is needed. It seems to be improving daily.

We are heading out to my parents to visit here soon. We are super excited about going out east to visit family and friends. It has been a while since we went, and with Daniel’s current job position, he can work from pretty much anywhere so it makes it easy to travel whenever we want. The only thing that complicates things is owning pets. The fish are easy- drop in a week feeder, but the dogs are a different story. We will probably end up taking them with us, much to my parent’s chagrin. They are outside dogs and my parents have a smaller yard in a neighborhood with dogs right behind them, so it causes problems with noise, etc.



An End to the Heat?

It has been so incredibly hot- pretty much everywhere. Here in Indiana we set a new record for the most days with 90+ degrees heat at over 22 days in a row. This broke the record set in 1936. Despite the heat, we have found respite in our air conditioning units and spending most of our time inside. We are looking forward to the cool down that is coming so we can spend some time outside. We are hoping to take Savannah to the State Fair on Monday after our doctor appointments.

We have not had too much going on, just mostly appointments for doctors, dentists, eye doctors, etc. 

Avery had her follow up appointment with the eye specialist and they have decided to schedule surgery for sometime early fall. I have not gotten a date yet, but we are going to try to push it off for just a bit to give her tear ducts a little more time to clear up on it’s own. The doctor said they will put her to sleep and probe her tear ducts. If the probing clears it and the blockage is not too bad they won’t have to put a stent in to keep it open. We are hoping it is not that bad, but he has assured us to take it out is not hard and an in office procedure if they end up putting one in. The entire surgery will take just a matter of minutes, but she will have to be put under for it. Definitely makes a Momma nervous!

We are hoping to head out east here in a few short weeks to spend some time with my parents and my sister. We haven’t been out since March and I am really looking forward to meeting little Claire! Hopefully, both girls will travel well and it will be a non-eventful trip out there. We are still hoping to find someone to watch the dogs so we don’t have to take them with us.

Dan’s sister, Sarah, leaves for college the same week we are planning to be gone. It is hard to believe how fast the summer has flown by and it is now already August. Schools around here are back in session and I am working now once a week. It is nice to have a routine that we have fallen into. The normalcy is nice for routines of naps and bedtime and ensures happy little girls!

We have really been struggling with sickness in our house the last few weeks. This Momma right here has not gotten a good night’s sleep in over a week. Avery had Roseola last week where she had a high fever for 5 days straight and then she broke out in a full body rash. Glad she is feeling better. The same day Avery’s rash finally went away, Savannah started a series of days with a high fever too. No rash for her, so we are not sure what the problem is, but Motrin and Tylenol have definitley been our friends! Our pediatrician’s office has called every day for the last 3 days to check on her- kind of nice.

Other than that, I don’t think there is anything new with us!