Saturday, May 31, 2014

Disney Cruise-Day 1

We have been back from our vacation for a few weeks now, but I am just getting around to posting about it. I took SO many pictures, so I am going to break it down day by day. 

This is actually two days, Saturday, May 11th, and Sunday, May 12th. On Saturday we drove down to Orlando to pick up my family from the airport. Poor Gavin threw up on the way down. We thought it was just motion sickness, but he had a fever that night and felt sick for the whole day. Poor guy! Once we picked up my family we drove to Cape Canaveral where the cruise left from. Sunday morning we went to an hour of church, then we checked out of the hotel. After we checked out of the hotel we headed to the cruise terminal. 

Gavin wheeling his suitcase to the truck and ready to leave!

Picking up my family from the airport. Lily excited to see Papa Mike!

Waiting outside of the cruise terminal

waiting outside of the cruise terminal

getting ready to board the ship1

After we boarded the ship, we went up to the buffet to each lunch. After lunch we explored the ship a little bit and then it was time to do the safety drill. The sailing away party was fun and Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto were all up on the top pool deck dancing and singing. 

The inside of our room

Jayden and Gavin on our balcony

Ready for the ship to leave!

The mosaic in the buffet area. Gavin had to touch it every time we walked past!

Lily dancing with Grandma

Gavin eating his lunch

Lily tired from all of the excitement 

a cool chandelier in the main part of the ship

One thing that I really liked about the dining on the Disney cruise was that you ate at a different restaurant every night. Well one was 2 nights. The were three different restaurants: The Enchanted Garden, The Royal Palace, and the Animators Palate. The first night we ate at the Royal Palace. 
The bread basket was the carriage from Cinderella

Drew and Lily at dinner

Gavin meeting Goofy

Gavin eating his Mickey Mouse ice cream bar

exploring the ship at night

Lily at 6.5 Months

I just realized that we were gone when Lily turned 6 months, so I never did a post about her at 6 months. She's closer to 7 months now, but we will squeeze in her 6 month post.

Weight: 17 lbs 5 oz (52%)
Height: 26 inches
Wearing 9-12 month clothes
Wearing size 3 shoes
Lily has one tooth that is up through the gums and working its way up and one that is breaking through the gums.

Lily loves to:

-Army crawl
-roll everywhere
-do baby yoga moves that she makes up by herself. haha.
-rock back and forth on her knees ( she can almost real crawl)
-swimming and bath time. This girl is a little fish!

Doesn't like:

-sleeping on her back. She immediately flips to her belly

-solid foods. She prefers the good stuff ( breast milk!) But she has gotten better with solid foods. At least they don't make her throw up anymore!

-her carseat at night. She cries and cries and cries if she is in her carseat close to bed time!

Lily also can say "mama"! I haven't been able to catch it on video, because she only has said it when she is crying and wants me to come get her.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

An Update on Lily- She's Doing SO Much Better!

Whew, what a scare it was earlier this week when the Dr. told me that Lily might have pertussis (whooping cough). In my last post I wrote about how Jayden had given Lily a priesthood blessing the night before and how we were taking her to the pediatrician in the morning. Lily woke up that morning breathing clearly and wasn't coughing at all! It was completely opposite of how she had been the day earlier. The pediatrician said that her lungs sounded clear and that she was a completely different baby than the day earlier, and that it just must of been some nasty virus. We have been continuing the breathing treatments, but not as often. Just one at night and one in the morning. I am so grateful for Lily's health and for the power of priesthood blessings! She is pretty much back to normal, just a little congestion here and there!

Flathers-Garfield Summer 2014 Vacation Video!

Here is a video I made from our vacation on our Disney Cruise, Disney World, and Seaworld!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Get Better Soon, Lily Pad!

It seems like Lily has been sick or had a cold more of her six months than not. She has had at least 4-5 colds! Last week on our cruise, Gavin started getting a cold and cough. Gavin brushed it off pretty easily and it didn't bother him much. Towards the end of our trip, around Friday of last week, Lily started to be really congested and coughing. Her coughing would get really bad at night and in the morning. Each morning she would cough so much from so much mucus. She had a hard time breathing because her nose was so stuffed up and she had so much gunk in her throat. Yesterday morning, Lily woke up and was coughing the worst she has so far. She couldn't catch her breath in between coughing. It scared me SO bad! She finally threw up a bunch of mucus and could then breathe again. Needless to say, it freaked me out! It was so sad watching her go through that. We had Lily's 6 month checkup scheduled for yesterday morning so we just switched it to a sick visit. Our pediatrician listened to Lily's lungs and said they sounded like a mess, really crackly and she was wheezing. One of my biggest fears is that Lily would get pertussis (whooping cough). Lily was coughing at the Dr's and the Dr. was concerned because it had the "whoop" sound like it does with whooping cough. Lily has had 2 of the 3 DTAP vaccinations, so she is immunized, but not fully covered until she gets the third one (which she will get when she gets better). The Dr. brought in a nebulizer to do a breathing treatment. After the breathing treatment she listened to Lily's lungs again and said it made them sound a little bit better. The Dr. said that it could be pertussis or it could just be a really bad virus. They started treating Lily as if she has pertussis with antibiotics (her ears also looked like they were getting infected). Our pediatrician called the hospital and the ER doctor asking if they admit 6 month old babies with signs of pertussis. The ER doctor said no, just keep an eye on her and bring her back to the pediatrician in 24 hours. They sent us home with a nebulizer for Lily to do breathing treatments every 4 hours and started her on an antibiotic. 

It was a crazy day yesterday. I left for the pediatrician at 9 am and didn't get home until almost 4 pm! The visit took a long time and then there was a miscommunication with the pharmacy and the prescriptions so I was playing phone tag all afternoon trying to get the prescriptions filled. Lily was acting tons better with the breathing treatment, but I was dreading nighttime. I was really nervous to have Lily sleep knowing that her coughing would come back. I was also dreading the morning because of the coughing incident that we had earlier that day. It really made my anxiety get the best of me. I was emotional all day after watching Lily struggle to breathe earlier in the day. I asked if Jayden could give Lily a Priesthood blessing before she went to bed. The blessing was very peaceful and I knew that if I exercised my faith in the Lord that I could let Lily sleep soundly and that he would watch over her while we both slept. I had also been sick and was exhausted last night. I slept very deeply and woke up after 4 hours to give Lily her next breathing treatment and she sounded good! After her breathing treatment, we went back to sleep and got a restful night of sleep. This morning Lily woke up with clear breathing and no coughing! Completely different than yesterday. I know that Jayden's blessing helped Lily and I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for helping my baby girl. We go back to the Dr. this morning for a re-check to see where she's at. I'm starting to think that it is just a really bad virus that she has and not pertussis, which I am really happy about. Hopefully the Dr. gives us good new today. We will keep everyone posted!

Even though Lily has been sick, she is still her happy self! She is always so smiley even when she can't breathe. She is seriously the happiest baby. 

Lily getting her first breathing treatment in the Dr's office

They gave us a nebulizer to bring home. Jayden was really good at helping Lily with her breathing treatments last night. The seal is the machine, kinda cute!
 Gavin pushing the cart through CVS helping pick up the prescriptions 

After having such a long and crazy day yesterday, Jayden walked through the door with these :) I have to brag about him for a minute and say what a wonderful husband and father he is! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nina's Baby Shower

Jayden's boss, Zach and his wife Nina, just welcomed a baby girl last week. I helped out with Nina's baby shower along with a few other women and Nina's mom. Leslie was in charge of the decorations and some of the food so Brandy and I helped her with getting everything ready. The shower turned out so cute and it was a really fun afternoon! Here are some photos from the baby shower. Unfortunately the light wasn't the best for taking photos and my flash is broken :(

The game table

Leslies beautiful sugar cookies she made!

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Brandy cut out and colored these adorable animals on the window!

Leslie also made this bread herself!

Such a funny present!

Nina opening her presents

The "biomet" girls. Brandy, me, Nina, Rachel, and Leslie. Brandy and Rachel work at Biomet and Leslie, Nina, and I are spouses of men that work at Biomet. 

The diaper motorcycle that I made for Nina