Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sometimes life is just crazy

So, for those of you who didn’t know, we spent last week in the hospital with Penny, who had RSV.  It was very sad to see our little girl struggling to breathe, with a nasal tube for oxygen and an IV in her head.  Thankfully, Jon’s mom was able to drive out to help, which was a real blessing.  I don’t know what we would have done with Ben if she hadn’t come.  He had such a good time with his Grandma, I’m pretty sure he didn’t even notice that mommy spent pretty much 24/7 at the hospital.  Plus, for some reason, Geri thought that driving across the country with the car she and Richard bought for us, watching our son for five days, and cleaning up our house wasn’t enough.  She kept insisting on buying us dinner and doing other nice things for us, like watching both kids all day so Jon and I could get a day out.

Anyway, Penny has bounced back really well.  She’s already regained the pound she lost in the hospital.  We went to the doctor yesterday for a check-up and she got a clean bill of health.

Of course, just to make things even more fun, when Jon was on his way home from the hospital in the awesome new car that Geri brought for us he got rear ended.  Talk about a giant kick in the pants.  The car is probably going to take a couple of weeks to fix.  So, yay for that.

In other news, I thought I’d give a quick update on our little man now that he’s officially 22 months.  He’s growing up so fast.  He’s really smart and sweet and fun.  He talks up a storm now, although most of it is either gibberish or sounds exactly like another word.  Still, he pretty much parrots back whatever I say to him, but only when he feels like it, so it’s hard to catch on video.  I tried to make a list of all his words, but it’s hard since he seems to pick up a new word or two every day.  He’s gotten really adept at letting us know what he needs.  He even tells us when he has a poopy diaper.  He’s still obsessed with cars, but thankfully he’s moved on from the movie a bit.  His new favorite movies are WALL-E and UP, which Jon and I appreciate. 

So, now that things have settled down a bit, I thought I’d treat everyone to some pictures and video.  Consider it a reward for those of you who slogged through my update.

Photos from Geri’s stay

Penny’s Photo Shoot
Here’s a video of our little girl being back to her healthy, happy self.  She’s such a social and happy baby.


Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, that might be the cutest little girl video I've ever seen! She has such an infectious smile. I'm glad to hear she is doing better now. Having a baby in the hospital is a terrible experience. Glad you had help!

Karen said...

That is an amazing video of such a little baby...she is so responsive and chatty for her age. She is also the most BEAUTIFUL little baby girl I have seen since I had my own baby girls!!! Great work Chelsea and Jon. And a million thanks to Geri for taking such great care of all of you and bringing you a CAR!! We love you, Geri.

Merrill Family said...

So cute!!! Thank you so much for posting that. I love the videos you post. Will you teach me how to do that? We just barely got a camera that we can plug into our computer, but I don't know how to post videos yet. Seriously, will you teach me?