Thursday, August 30, 2007
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Thursday, August 30, 2007
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I am a little late in posting this, but if you saw my previous blog you can understand! The weekend before the plague hit our house I flew down to Tampa to celebrate with my sister by giving her an impromptu lingerie shower and a wild bachelorette weekend! All of her bridesmaids were able to head to Tampa except for two, so she was delighted to have so many friends there!
She moved to Tampa right before Anderson was born last year (June). Since she and Jeff got engaged at Thanksgiving she began making almost monthly trips home to Birmingham to plan the wedding, meet with vendors, etc. Since she was coming home so often, and I had such a small baby on my hands, I never went to Tampa to check out her place and see what her life is like there. I was glad to finally see where my sister was living after all these years! I have to say that Jennifer and Marcie both growing up, graduating from college, getting real jobs and moving out of state has been a real adjustment for me! I still remember when mom dressed them alike and they wore their hair in pigtails! We also had the unique but fun experience of being at the same high school for one year. In 1999-2000 I was teaching at Hoover High and Jennifer was a senior there and Marcie was a Junior. I even taught Jennifer US history! They were both on the dance team and I was the cheerleading sponsor, so if our parents wanted to find us on a Friday night...we were all in the same spot! I chaperoned their homecoming dances and proms. Pretty cool, huh?
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Saturday, August 25, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I have finally (knock on wood) kicked the nasty virus I came down with last week and am feeling somewhat back to normal. It has been a very rough time in the Smith household!!! Jeff came down with a bug Monday and was in bed for two days. If you know my husband, you know how rare it is for him to sit still for 5 seconds, much less be in the bed for 2 days! Tuesday night Anderson seemed to have caught it. He threw up in his crib in the middle of the night. He has only thrown up once before in his whole little life! However, after that small episode he seemed fine and never showed another sign of being sick. Since both of my men had gotten sick I knew I was in for it too. I sort of ran around cleaning the house, doing the laundry, going to the store, etc... before I came down with it and we were all homebound.
Lo and behold Thursday morning I woke up feeling horrible and weak and sick to my tummy. Luckily Jeff had mostly recovered by that point and he was able to come home early and take care of Anderson. Being away from family that can help during these mini-crisis is so hard. I would have given a million dollars if my mom lived down the street! I stayed in bed Thursday and Friday and Saturday. Each day it seemed I felt worse. I couldn't keep anything down including liquids and was so weak, dehydrated and miserable!
Saturday night at about 3:30 am after too many trips to the bathroom to count I had to wake Jeff up because I was getting dizzy and felt like I was about to pass out....and then I did. He called an ambulance because I had no color. He said my lips were pasty white and turning blue. While he was waiting on the ambulance, we both were trying to figure out what to do with Anderson, although I am pretty sure Jeff's thoughts were much more lucid! After a few quick calls (unsuccessful) to some trusted friends who live nearby we decided that Anderson was going with us and called my mom to meet us at the hospital as soon as she could. She lives an hour and a half away so this was not ideal, but one friend we called ended up being out of town and the other had only a cell phone and didn't hear it...so what do you do?
Anyway, the paramedics arrived and immediately started an IV before even trying to move me downstairs and into the ambulance. My blood pressure was 80 over 60...dangerously low and I was sort of floating in and out of consciousness. I am certain our neighbors were completely freaked out because not only the ambulance showed up...we also had 2 full size fire trucks in our quiet little culdesac at 4:00 am. Jeff followed the ambulance in our car with a very sleepy Anderson in tow. Once at the hospital, they administered two more bags of fluid and I started to feel human again! After a long day at the hospital I expected to go home and be cured....WRONG! We went home and the dehydration was gone, but the bug was still going strong for three more days. I can't remember the last time I was "in the bed" sick for a full week. Luckily Mom was able to keep Anderson until Monday and Miss Susie came Tuesday and he went to school today. I am finally able to keep food down as of this morning! Yeah!! So that gets me caught up. I promise to post more blogs soon, but right now I am trying to still take it easy!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Well, mommy is still in a really long nap time in the big bed, so I am doing this for her. She has been there all day and night, I hope she feels better soon. Daddy does'nt give her Teddy Grahams, she eats little square crackers and Sprite and that's all. I miss playing with her and hugging her. She does'nt want me to get sick though. I had lots of fun this week, I wonder what we will do next week that will be even more fun???
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
One thing that this past year of motherhood has taught me is to never say never! As in..."I will NEVER let my child have a cheesy elmo anything. He will play with cool learning toys from vtech and lamaze". Well that all went to He** in a handbasket when Anderson decided he LOVED Elmo. I don't mean he likes him a little bit... He completely lights up at the sight of him whether it be on tv, a toy or furniture. Elmo is his new buddy! When your child has that kind of reaction to something all "rules" go out the window. We now have a Elmo chair that giggles and shakes when you sit in it, as well as an Elmo toothbrush and several Elmo books, DVD's and random other toys. Again...never say never!
I also remember a few years ago when my aunt's boys were small and she bought them a
ball pit. Never...I thought...would I surrender my living room to such a huge toy! Well, if you saw Anderson's birthday party pics...you know that we caved on that one too! Never say Never!!
I also thought I would be able to put a couple of wicker baskets of toys in the living room for storage. I would never devote an entire room to one child's play toys...what a waste of space! Ha!! A few weeks ago we bit the bullet and turned a guest room upstairs into...you guessed it...a playroom. Out went the bedroom suit and in came a comfy couch and a ton of toys...And yes all of those toys are for one child! Never say Never!!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
We took Anderson to get his one year old pictures made a few weeks ago and were so pleased at how they turned out! It was really hard to pick just one for his portrait to go in our dining room, but we managed to do it. It is the one pictured above. He just has the sweetest expression on his face! Our good friend Crosby Thomley met us at the Chancellor's Mansion early one morning to get these shots. Anderson did not seem to want to cooperate, which made me a little concerned that we wouldn't get any good pictures to choose from.
However, Crosby worked his magic and got some great shots including one of Anderson looking at him over his shoulder with a look of "Hey dude...stop chasing me with that camera. Can't you see I'm busy playing... aka... climbing an iron bench so that I can scare my parents to death and possibly bust my head open! I think that shot turned out to be everyone's favorite!!
Here are a few more of our favorites...
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Friday, August 03, 2007