I just can't believe that Audrey turned 5 months old on Christmas day. I can't believe how the time has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant instead of year ago. This is around the time we started telling family and friends we were finally expecting. I still remember the incredible loneliness and fear I felt when my doctor said we might have trouble getting pregnant. I don't know why God chose to bless us with the perfect little girl, but I thank him every night for his gift. It is an awesome responsibility and I never want to take it for granted. Everytime I look at her I have an inkling of what God feels for me (us--his children). I am overwhelmed with my love for Audrey. I heard a girl once say she couldn't believe Jesus got on the cross and died for us. She didn't understand why he made such a sacrifice. I UNDERSTAND why Jesus got on that cross. I can honestly say that to save Audrey's life I would give up my own life in a heartbeat. Jesus paid the price for me (us). I cherish my new understanding of his sacrifice for me (us). We are so blessed!
Well I tried to upload Audrey's Christmas picture, but it just isn't loading. I will upload it later. It is our Christmas card picture. Unfortunately we could not get everyone one (I dropped the ball big time!) so next year I'll be johnny on the spot with them! I did the same thing with her birth announcements too! So sorry! Actually, I never did birth announcements.... I started the blog instead. Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone! With Love, The Johnsons
Thank goodness for after hours pediatricians office! I know I will see this place again in the future, but I hope it is a long time into the future. After my post last night I went to check in on Audrey and she sounded really bad. I go to change her diaper and I notice she is breathing hard using her stomach and I could see her ribs through her skin. Her pediatrician warned me that this could happen and if it did to bring her back in. Well... it happened after hours..... what do I do? So I call the nurse hot line and she tells me to go the after hours clinic. I'm beginning to panic. I get to the clinic and the nurse comes out to check on how serious Audrey is. After listening to her she tells me to go on back... in front of others waiting. It turns out that Audrey did get worse over the course of the day, but she her oxygen level in her blood was a great number so no problem there. The nurse then suctioned Audrey's nose out and got everything clear. It was easier for her to do it then me. I hate when Audrey cries and thrashes around. Super nurse didn't mind one bit. She just pinned her down and suctioned away! So I have had to be a little more tough on Audrey with the suctioning. It seems to be helping. She was a little dehydrated so she gets fed a lot more. She used to drink water pretty well, but now she won't. Not sure why. So until she clears up she will sleep in her car seat and stay upright as much as possible. I'll keep everyone posted!
I say our first cold because I am sick too! Audrey and I both have a nasty cough, stuffy and runny noses, and lots of congestion! YUCK! I tried to let Audrey ride it out because they can't give her anything anyway because she is just a baby! This morning though it was bad! Thankfully the doctor said her ears and lungs were clear so she is almost out of the woods. The doctor also said no daycare for today so Audrey went to work with me for a couple of hours and then home where she rested and I kept working. Please pray for both Audrey and I as we try and rest and recover this weekend!
Not sure I will ever do this again! Well, at least not at NP Mall. I mean I loved the set up they had and the pictures were great although Audrey was way too tired to actually give us a good picture. She was also over stimulated and was done by the time we finally got to Santa. Ugh! I ended up having to go twice. I took part of Wednesday off to have it done, but I was confused by the process (my fault... I didn't ask questions when I was confused!), so I told the guy directing everyone that I couldn't wait any longer. He then asked me if I had someone to wait in line for me. WHAT?!? Do I look like I have a staff at my beck and call? (That would be nice!). I politely said no, and asked when a good time to come back was. All the times he gave me were for that day. Which did not work for me. So I was going to give up and then I decided to take one more shot at it tonight. What was I thinking? Oh yeah, I want my daughter's picture with Santa Clause!!!! Poor Audrey. I should have waited for another day, but no.... I forged ahead! This is a picture I took, but the one they took she is actually looking at the camera, just not smiling. She has that "deer in headlights" look. It's pretty cute!