We adopted our beautiful daughter Olivia in Feb/07 at 11months old. She is the absolute pride and joy of our lives. We are thankful that God blessed us with miscarriages and fertility issues, or we wouldn't have the beautiful daughter that we can't imagine life without. Just look at her, she was meant to be.
Thanks for stopping by to share our life with us.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference
We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
It's almost like I lost contact with a good (very good) friend for awhile. Well Olivia is doing sooooooo good now and look at me.......yep back in blogland. Here's the proof that I'm apparently addicted. HA,not bad all my other addictions are 100% full force. :-)
POSITIVE UPDATE: : It's 11:00pm now. First I'd like to send a big thank you out to Krista, Connie, Michelle, Christine, Jenny, Kris, Janet, Phylis, Magi and Sherri. All of your words, support and ideas to help my little baby girl today meant the world. I never had alot of free time without holding her but I did check my computer to receive the help.
Olivia is doing soooooooo much better. Her fever has now broke and she was even up and walking around the house about an hour ago. She is still not 100% but at least she's not burning up and crying. My heart was aching so much today that I didn't know what to do with myself. I ended up giving her tylonol and then Advil 2 hours later. I'm not sure if that's what did the trick but the fever has broke. She has also had the antibotics in her system for over 20 hours now. Whatever it is I'm just happy her fever is going down and her mood is getting back to normal. Thanks for all your well wishes and hopefully tonight she keeps going in the right direction.
What I would do without my bloggy friends I have no idea!
Big cyber hugs to all. Olivia is sleeping on the couch now and is doing great!
Calling all blogger mommies, auntie's, daddy's, uncles, sisters, brothers...whoever.... I need your help!
UPDATE: Her fever is lingering around 103 - 104.7. I called the Health help line and they told her to just keep giving her tylonol every 4 hours and try to keep liquids in her. She's crying steady and is burning like crazy. She is very unsettled and I just want to take her pain away. Does anyone have any good ideas for making a sick baby comfy. Is there any good ole home rem's for the temp??
Sorry there has been little activity in Olivia's blogworld lately but its been a sick household. She has been up and down with a fever for the last week. Last night we got a little bit of a scare when it went up to 104.8. We brought her to the hospital and it turns out she has the beginning stages of pneumonia. Just seeing (and hearing) her go through the chest x-ray was torture. We are able to treat at home with meds and lots of love but boy is it hard seeing my baby sick. She is such a tough little bugger and hasn't complained too much. She's fast asleep now as I type this and its nice to see her comfortable.
Hope to be back in blogworld soon. In the meanwhile gotta care for my little china doll.
O.K s the truth is that almost everyone and their brother has seen this before poor Kirk. I got it back from Red Thread Stories last week and it was just killing me to show it to someone.....
Kirk was really happy with it but never quite cried (o.k bawled) the same time I did ever 50 times I watched it before Father's Day. He's really happy with it and already has called family to talk about it. All guys are softies when in comes to their baby girls (finding that out pretty quick)
The main thing is that we hope Olivia enjoys it later in life when her mind is going a mile a minute wanting every ounce of her past before Mommy and Daddy. We WILL FOR SURE be bringing her back in 10 years for a visit, but this will keep her going over the first few years.
I have no connection with Red Thread Stories AT ALL except for the fact that Torrie brought our footage to life. I highly highly recommend having her make your Journey videos. I could have made a simple one myself but just getting it professionally done was worth every cent.
Just wanted to make sure I posted pictures of the wonderful creation my girlfriend did with the caketable. She has a cake decorating business on the side but she absolutlty out did herself for Olivia's very special day. The pictures do it no justice but here they are. I guess I don't have to explain the ladybug connection to anyone! Still can't get over how special it was. Enough blabbing - on with the pics
Here's a couple more pics from her big day! A few people had asked me if I was going to post anymore so you know who you are......better see comments :0
One of my favorite Uncle's has been ill. He is in the hospital and his diagnosis is still unknown. We are awaiting results of his biopsy to see how serious it is (hopefully find out by tomorrow or Wednesday). Please give a little prayer for Uncle Les in hopes that everything turns out O.K.
Olivia dropped by the hospital today to give him some smoochy kisses and smiles.