Saturday, November 20, 2010

Penny's Bad Day

Penny had a bad, bad day yesterday. It started with me waking up to her screaming at the top of her lungs. Apparently in a freak accident involving computer cords, she had managed to shock herself inside her mouth. After calming her down and giving her some medicine, we called our doctor's office, where they said she should be just fine, and it didn't sound very serious at all. There were two little blisters on her tongue and inside her cheek, but other than that, she was a perfectly happy baby just like always.

But then, later when I was changing her diaper, I felt compelled to put on some baby powder since she had a bad case of diaper rash. Of course, I left it open just sitting next to her, and she put it in her mouth, and as I lay her down, a big puff of powder went into her mouth. We immediately pulled it out and I grabbed some water to have her wash down what we didn't pat out of her. She then coughed out a big, billowy cloud of powder, which made me nervous. We called poison control just to be safe, and apparently, baby powder when inhaled can cause infections leading to pneumonia. Which is definitely NOT printed on the label... So now we are watching her closely to see if her breathing changes or if she starts acting lethargic. Stupid Johnson and Johnson. But I predict it is just one of those one in a thousand things, so I am not too worried about it.

In fact, she was eager to show off her newest trick for the camera! She waves hello and goodbye to everyone! It is a bit strange to see my baby start communicating with the world.

While she was doing her trick, though, she got a bit side tracked with something else...

The poor thing went on like that for about 10 minutes :( Like I said, a bad day for Penny all around.

I just remembered that her top teeth are coming in as well, which looks pretty painful. Poor, poor Penny.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Penny and I are having so much fun with Emily and her babes. We laugh ourselves to tears every day. I am still paranoid that I am driving her nuts sometimes, but we are very open with each other. And of course, at the end of the day we each still have our own lives with our own families and our own homes. It is just a major perk that I get to live so closely to my sister! I especially like it when we make dinners together. Just the other day, we both had some ingredients about to expire in our fridge, which we combined to make a delicious lasagna, which was dinner for both our families for two nights! We also enjoy watching tv shows or movies together frequently. Emily and KC are really good about getting out and doing fun things that we wouldn't normally do. We have fun plans for upcoming holidays!

In other news, my love for Penny just increases exponentially every minute. Babies just continue to get cuter and funnier every day! I had seen this happen with most babies I have known, but it is such a special treat to see it with your own child.

Look at this huge baby! To think, just a few months ago, she was this little:

Aunt Mimi did Penny's hair the other day:
This baby is all over the place these days. My favorite time is after her bath, right before bedtime. She is just so happy and fun to play with.

We had a fun time at the park the other day. The babies were ever so happy on the swings:

Be sure to take special notice of Ruby's hilarious and adorable face in the background. We laughed and laughed and laughed when we noticed it.
Em and I made several attempts to take a good jumping shot, but the lighting was not in our favor. I doctored this up until you could see us.
Babies like to eat moldy leaves. Here is Penny and Alex doing just that.

I tried, Jonny, I really tried.