Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Just an update





On Saturday, we woke up to snow!! The girls had a lot of fun playing in (and apparently eating) the snow. (Sorry, the pictures are out of order...scroll down to see the snow pics.)

While Cory's family was here over Thanksgiving, we took them to our favorite park (that has a 3 mile biking/walking/running trail). Cory, me, Mom, and the girls all went on a bike ride while Dad, Logan, and Becca walked with Roxy. We had a great time, although it is getting a little difficult to lean over this baby in my tummy in order to ride a bike. I should've had someone take a picture so you all could laugh at how dorky I must have looked. I guess I need to post some pregnancy pictures because I only have 8 weeks left!!! After the bike ride, we watched Cory get some one-on-one coaching from his little brother, or as the SVU students know him, "Coach Mann", the new SVU head baseball coach.

I had a doctor's appointment on Monday. Everything looks good. Hailey is 2 lbs. 4 oz (or 14, I can't remember) right now. Passing the 28 week mark was huge for me because that is when Clairisa was born. I was really nervous to go to my appointment on Monday because I was so afraid that something was going to be wrong. But, all is well. I feel great, although I have been chewing on ice like crazy and getting really sleepy during the day but the nurse just called me yesterday to tell me that my test results show that I am anemic, so that explains a lot.

The other night when I was tucking Katelund and Cloey into bed, Cloey asked me, "Mommy, is Hailey going to leave us to go to heaven like "Clairlissa" (that is how the girls say her name) did?" I told her that we never know when we will be sent back to heaven, but I have a feeling that Hailey will stay here with us.

And one more random thing that I just HAVE to share with every mother out there. The other night, Cory and I were doing a google search trying to find a remedy for night coughing (Cloey has had a horrible cough ever since her swine flu vaccine, go figure). We found this crazy idea that is kindof odd, but works AMAZINGLY! You put Vicks Vapo Rub all over the bottom of their feet and then cover them with socks. It seriously works!!! Has anyone else ever heard of this?





11 comments:

Lew said...

Ok, that is SO weird!! Van has had a bad cough and I had a lady tell me a week ago to rub vick's on his feet and cover them with socks before he goes to bed. It was miraculous for him! I had never heard of this before, either. But, it helped a ton! Too weird that you just heard the same thing recently too. Wish I had known years ago.
Congrats on everything looking great with baby Hailey! I craved ice my entire pregnancy with Van and Dean. I could not get enough of it. I would buy bags at Sonic cause it's not so hard on your teeth and it's only $1.50 a bag.
Love ya!!

Living In A Tree House!!!! said...

Yes Sister Barney had said something like that awhile back..... I will have to try it when the next cold comes along....

The Allphins said...

Wow, Dad should try that Vicks thing. He always gets such terrible coughs. I'm so glad you and Hailey are doing well, and I definitely think you should post some pregnancy pictures!

Crystal said...

I do the Vicks thing ALL the time! And I think it works great too. You can even do it on young kids because it never gets by their mouth, eyes, noses, or on hands and yet the smell lingers in the room for so long! I am a believer in the stuff-I have even used it on myself a time or too! I am excited that you and your baby is doing well!

Living In A Tree House!!!! said...

I wanted to say wow your girls have really grown into such beautiful girls wow....

deana said...

I am so excited that you only have 8 weeks left. I have heard of the vics and socks remedy. Weird but works.Merry Christmas!!

Ryan and Tonya said...

Yes, Vics on the feet. I have heard of that but have never tried. Poor Nathan has had a terrible cough for the past seven weeks. I am goind to try it tonight and let you know if it helps. He has even had medication from his pediatrician and it didn't do anything.

Rebecca said...

I, too, had heard of the Vicks thing.

I am glad to hear that you and Baby Hailey are doing well. I didn't know she had a "for sure" name yet. My baby just got his this week...you'll have to go to my blog to find out what it is.

Mandy said...

Thank you soooooo much for sharing the vicks thing....I just called Brad at 11:38 pm on his way home to stop at WalMart to get it! We (he, especially)have lost two nights of sleep in a row because of coughing. 8 weeks to go....yea! Sweet Cloey - you're an amazing mom, Melissa. I would LOVE to see pregnant pics if you take them. You're so cute pregnant.

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Abby said...

Cute pictures Aunt Melissa.

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