Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Eleanor is four months old! This monthly photo is by far the most difficult one (of all my children combine!) to date. She was such a wiggle worm and didn't want to sit up straight. I also forgot to use the monthly sticker and after that whole debacle, I just didn't have to energy to go back and reshoot.
Giggles! Eleanor's most ticklish spot is her neck, specifically under her chin. She has the most adorable little laughs.
First trip to the ER. Eleanor spiked a 103-104F temperature rather quickly when was just three days shy of being four months old. It's a general rule that any infants three months old and under must be seen when febrile. She was tested for RSV and flu and both were negative. Her chest x-ray was also clear. Unfortunately, poor girlie just had a super nasty bug and there was nothing we can do but to treat her symptoms and try to make her as comfortable as possible.
Does not like to be swaddled anymore! Same goes with the pacifier. I think it was because of above. She was so congested that even nursing was task for her.
First out of state trip. Daddy had an early meeting in Portsmouth so we all decided to tag along. Eleanor did great during the four hour trip. She just slept most of the time!
Onslow County Fair. Does it count as her first fair experience if she slept through most of it? ;)
Hurricane Matthew. Eleanor also survived her first natural disaster. 65mph gusts of wind has nothing on her when it's nap time.
Hands! I have been waiting for this! Eleanor finally realized that the failing limbs belong to her. #babymindblown
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Hubs took the older two to Mike's Farm yesterday for his work event. We were all supposed to go but Eleanor was still sick and exhausted from her first trip to the ER. I'm glad Dean still insisted on taking Nathaniel and Amelia because they had a great time. They couldn't wait to tell me all about their farm adventure with Daddy!
Mike's Farm has their spooky Halloween decorations up in preparation for the haunted hay ride. This apparently scared Amelia because she just cannot stop talking about it! Thankfully, Kuya Nathaniel was there to rescue and protect her because he covered her eyes :)
I love that Amelia picked a not-so-perfect pumpkin to take home. I am so used to Nathaniel picking the "best" pumpkin that I was taken aback when I saw Amelia's. She said the blemishes are polka dots. Give it to my two year old to teach me about finding beauty in everything.
I should also note that Hubs took my big girl camera with him and took these! (Edited by me). He said, "I figured it's better to have some crappy photos than none at all." And he is absolutely right. These are memories I would have never seen had it not been for him. Thanks, babe.
Monday, October 17, 2016
For the month of October, Nathaniel and his soccer team are sporting pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. The boys absolutely liked the pink hair. In fact, they may have liked it too much that it became a distraction! And the team who has the most "team spirit" will receive a pizza party at the end of the season.
I also want to note that October is also Filipino-American History month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Both very near and dear to us.