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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Great Weekend!

We had a great weekend, we went to the horse track-although we took a rather scenic route- on Saturday. We had a great time and Abbey got to see the horses run! It was the carts so it was not as fun as when it is only horses, but fun nonetheless! Then Sunday we went to church and heard a really good sermon and then came home and went to Cheeseburger in Paradise with the Woods and Gebhart families! I realized it had been a while since I had posted pics so here are a few of the lovely lil lady!

So serious
Peeking up at me
This was her "fish" face she was making, it was pretty cute
I can't deny who her father is....
Such a big girl sitting on the counter waiting on her bottle!


Friday, July 25, 2008

Please Help Me Reach My Goal

Hello everyone- I need your help in reaching a goal I have set for myself...I am raising money for Life Centers which is a non profit that helps educate women who have unplanned pregnancies so that they do not get abortions. They provide many services for these mother's but need our help. They are a Christian based organization which makes it even better! Please visit my webpage and make a donation or contact me if you wish to write a check or give cash. Any support you can give me is greatly appreciated! If you are interested in walking with me just let me know! Here is the website! Thanks!

http://lifecenters.ewalk.org/BrookZ

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Update

Wow it has been a while since I last posted, sorry! All is getting better with Abbey's cough she is still taking breathing treatments but her cough sounds better. She hasn't gotten in any more teeth but I hope that other top one comes in soon! She is still pushing around her walking toy but can stand unsupported for a little while. She seems to be moving her bed time up a little more to between 8-9 instead of 9-9 30. I am feeding her stage three foods and some finger foods. She is not gagging as much and getting use the textures now. Practice makes perfect! This weekend is fun filled we are going to the horse track and on Sunday we have a cook out with neighbors! I will be sure to post some pics soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

4 Generations

Here is a picture of four generations on the Gootee side- my grandma Rose, my mom Natalie, me and Abbey! Poor Abbey looks a little wiped out here- she had really watery eyes and a runny nose all day, poor thing! She is still getting breathing treatments each night before bed, we are running a cool mist vaporizer and we were told to elevate her bed at the top a little so she is not sleeping flat. We will see what all of that does!



Thursday, July 17, 2008

Break on Through to the Other Side

Tonight we went swimming and Megan noticed that Abbey had a tooth on the top coming in! We had not realized it but sure enough it is coming down! It is already through the gum so it shouldn't be long and we will have some top teeth! She stood for a few seconds on her own tonight too so I am hoping that walking is not far off! We go back to the doctor tomorrow at 3 45 so I will have an update on her cough!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dinosaur Face

Well here is the news on the homefront- I got a referral for a massage therapist by my family doc- she was going to put me on muscle relaxers but decided to try massage thearapy. I have been stressed out lately and I carry all of that stress in my neck and back which then has lead to constant headaches, backaches, spouts of dizziness and other various ailments! All is good there are just a few things bothering me, which I am in the process of sorting out- nothing major just a few things need to change and all will be fantastic as usual! I am also taking some antibiotics because my family doc thinks I could have a sinus infection that could be causing headaches and spouts of dizziness but that I am not getting all of the "regular" symptoms because I am on sinus meds. Allergy shots are going well, I am actually going twice a week so that I can build up my immunity to the things I am allergic to....basically everything!! Abbey on the other hand has to have breathing treatments this week because she has been coughing and we had a doctor appt on Monday and we gave her one at the office and then they delivered a machine to our house and we have to give her three treatments today and then two Thursday and Friday and have a follow up on Friday afternoon. Her cough seems to be breaking up and she is super duper happy. It is so hard to tell if she is sick because she is always so happy! Life has been hectic here but all is good. Here are a few pics of Abbey and the machine....

She pretty much hates it
My little dinosaur face!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Down Under

Well Abbey is a big girl now, she went under! Our friends came over and swam and their little boy went under and he is a little over one and he went under with no problem and so we put Abbey under too! She did just fine! She went under three times, I need to not be so nervous!

My eyes look half open here!
Sweetie pie
Water bug!
Loungin in the raft!


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Chicken!

Wow we have all be LAZY today, I took a three hour nap while Abbey did this morning, then scrapbooked when Abbey took her second long nap of the day, Shane has played Tiger Woods golf and relaxed too. We did get some laundry done and we had a great dinner- Chicken Stir Fry, Hot and Sour Soup, and Warm Red Cabbage with Rice Vinegar and Honey and Toasted Seasme Seeds- not carry out I made it all!! Abbey had some of the cooked chicken that I used for the stir fry and she did not gag and make her self puke on it! We are having some problems with finger food right now, she will get them in her mouth but then gag and everything that she has eaten before comes up Exorcist style. Not pretty for such a little lady. BUT she did like the cooked chicken so that is a start! Enjoy the pictures!

mmmm chicken
FEED ME!!
She laughs when Shane says he is going to punch her- must have learned that from me...
Playing
Playing with her Spanish marracas, we hope she will be bilingual.
Look my curly hair is back! Too bad Abs looks very sad about it! I don't have that many pictures of Abbey and I- I am normally the one taking the pics!
Smooches for Abbey
Smooches for Mommy



Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cold Turkey

So this is the third night with no pacifier!! Even with teething she is doing very well! We stopped giving her the pacifier on Sunday evening and just stuck with it and it seems to be going well. This week has been fun filled so far, Abbey has hung out with Great Aunts and Uncles (some she just met!!) and she has had a good week so far! She gets to meet a potential boyfriend on Friday...uh oh this will be Abbey's first date!! We need to go shopping....for a new outfit!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wonderful weekend!

So this weekend has been so great so far! On Firday Abbey let us sleep til 9:30 a.m. and then today she let us sleep til 9:45 a.m. We were lazy and it felt good. Then we just hung out with Abbey yesterday inside since it was rainy and today we went to a friend's little boy's 4th birthday party it was fun! Here are a few pictures from the past two days!


Sorry Abbey's eyes are closed the flash gets her sometimes!

Showing off her new kicks!


Hanging out with Daddy before going to bed

I love this little nightgown!
So serious
She was probably looking at the cat in this one
Reaching for her books



Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

Well here are some new pictures! This weekend is the 4th and we are supposed to go to Cloverdale to spend the day with the Zimmerman's at the campground but I don't know if we will after all due to the weather- I don't want to spend the day in the camper there is not enough room for little miss to entertain herself among all of the adults! Abbey is not walking yet but she sure is getting close she is standing up very well, she was in the landing at our front door yesterday and stood up all by her self just using the door as support so she is almost there! Enjoy the picture parade!

mmmmm crackers are good
waiting on me to feed her
still waiting...enough with the pictures mom i am not doing anything special
playing in the living room
she was checking to make sure i was watching her, if i had my head turned she would have tried to go beside the couch and climb onto the end table...sneaky little thing
getting more teeth in her thumb seems to be really good
too cute!
drool monster
innocent....
playing with Shane's shoe...she knew she was not supposed to be doing this...note the look on her face she seems to be thinking "since i am so cute maybe mom won't say anything" wrong i told her NO and she started the water works