Monday, February 26, 2007

Worst Day Ever

Today has probably been the worst day in the short existence of poor little Ada. There have been plenty of bad days, but they've mostly been bad for Tyler and me. Poor little Ada has had a rough go all day long. She woke up crying probably around midnight and woke up many more times throughout the night. Tyler and I took turns getting up with her, and after about 5:00 she wouldn't go back to sleep. Tyler got ready for work after a while and she was sitting on the floor playing when she fell back and hit her head. She started crying, and when Tyler picked her up she puked all over his shirt. He finally left and I was able to get her to fall asleep while I nursed her, but she didn't sleep for long. We've been wondering if she's teething, but after a while I knew that teething couldn't be this bad. I finally called the doctor's office and they told me to bring her in at 12:30. She seemed a little less fussy and even took a nap for about an hour, but she still wasn't the same. She had an ear infection two weeks ago and has finished her antibiotics, but the doctor checked again and said her ear is infected. The sad part is that he had to get some earwax out of her ear in order to see in there, and he accidentally hit something in her ear canal that obviously was very painful. She immediately started screaming and crying like I've never seen her. It was so sad. To top it all off, she had to get the second part of her flu vaccine, so she got a shot in her leg. She was not happy girl. I just cried with her because I've never seen her so sad. We got a stronger antibiotic, so hopefully it will work this time. She slept for about two hours after that, but when she woke up she threw up again. All this happened before 3:00 p.m., so hopefully the rest of the day will be a little brighter! Let's hope that when she does get teeth it will seem like a piece of cake.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

She Speaks!

Yesterday Ada said her first "word". After her morning feeding she started saying "da-da". Of course she didn't know what she was saying, but she said it nonetheless. Too bad Tyler was in the shower and missed it. She has been saying it off and on since then, but it's funny because every time she says it she sounds like she's gasping for air. It's like she's being shy about it and doesn't want to be too loud, but the words are unmistakable. I wasn't quite as excited as I thought I would be, but I guess that will come when she starts talking for real.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Poor Dear!

So after ranting in my previous post about how tough babies are, I'm feeling pretty bad. Yesterday I had to take Ada to the doctor because she had a fever, and she has an ear infection. Poor thing! Of course she was fussy and not sleeping well. But we got some antibiotics and she already seems much better. Hopefully her good behavior keeps up so that we can enjoy our Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Full-time Job?

So ever since I've had a baby, I've heard people say that being a mom is a "full-time job". Although I understand what they're trying to get at, I don't think that term quite cuts it. Believe me, I've done my share of full-time work, and I just don't see the comparison. With full-time employment at least you can put your eight hours in and then call it quits for the rest of the day (unless, I suppose, you're a work-a-holic and can't quite seem to rid yourself of anything work-related). Having a baby is oh-so much more than that. With a baby, you work the day shift, night shift, and graveyards all in the same day. Every day. You don't get vacation days, sick days, or holidays. There's no leaving early or calling it quits. The only thing you get is an occasional break, and then it's right back into the thick of things.

I guess I've had a rough go lately, although things have improved. I'm not complaining, though, I'm just telling it how it is. Babies are tough. Just when you think you've got them figured out, something changes, and there's usually no explicable reason. Ada is a fussy girl and I still have a hard time figuring out what's wrong with her, but she sure is fun. I'd take her over a full-time job any day.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Sweet Victory x 2

It's a good year to be a BYU fan. First there was the dramatic last-second win at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the football team, and last night the Cougar basketball team beat the Utes at the Huntsman Center for the first time in 13 years. The Cougs are now tied for first place in the MWC standings with two ranked teams, Air Force and UNLV. BYU led by 7 at halftime and the game was never even close in the second half. They did it without a great game from their star center Trent Plaisted, who was in foul trouble for most of the contest. I almost went to the game, but decided to stay home since it started at 8:00 and Ada now goes to bed around 8:30. It would have been fun, but then I would have missed seeing the AWESOME victory the Jazz had over the Spurs. Okur once again came up clutch in the final minute and the Jazz were able to hang on. They are now one of only four teams in the NBA with at least 30 wins. It was a pleasing night all around!