Friday, December 12, 2008

Busy Few Weeks

It has been 3 1/2 weeks since we have posted on our blog. Life has been very busy and full for us. Here is a quick update (well maybe not quick) with a lot of pictures (it is amazing how many pictures you take of a baby!!)

Tim's parents came out here the 3rd week of Nov. from Florida. It was so much fun to have them at the house for a few days. This was the first time they had seen Megan so we were all excited. They were a huge help as well...helping with cleaning, cooking, and watching Megan (I got a couple of naps with them watching her where I did not even have to listen for her!! It was so wonderful..thanks so much Dad and Mom A.)

During the days they were here, my church here held a baby shower for me. I was flooded with gifts again. It was so much fun and once again I felt very spoiled! This church has been so generous to Tim and I...they have truly shown us the love of Christ.

The next week was Thanksgiving. My brother, James and his wife Laura came down for the whole week. It was so much fun to see them. Then John and Bethany were able to come down on Thanksgiving and stay a few days as well. It was so much fun to have almost the whole family here for Thanksgiving! (We were missing Dan, Karis, Kayla, and Krista...but we were able to skype with them for 10 minutes and see them on the computer so we were thankful for that!) My Grandparents (Riffels) came for Thanksgiving, and then on Friday, we travelled to my dad's side of the family. Megan was very spoiled these 2 weeks by Grandpa and Grandma A. and the Uncles and Aunties!!

During the beginning of the week of Thanksgiving, Megan began getting sick. Megan was starting to have a ton of congestion in her chest and nose as well as a slight fever. She sounded miserable. We ended up taking her to the dr. who gave her some medicine. The next day after the dr., she was getting worse where she would cough like 15-20 times in a row, then gag, and then have problems breathing. It was so scary. We called our Dr. back, and he suggested to take her to the ER just to make sure nothing was terribly wrong (the dr. office was closed 5 straight days for Thanksgiving so we could not take her would have been our preference, but oh well). So poor Megan was just 4 weeks old, and had already gone to the dr., ER, and had medication. There was nothing they could do for Megan as it was just a bad cold. They told us that it could take up to 3 weeks for her to get over it as she was so young. She is feeling better now which we are so thankful for. It is hard to see such a little one sick...she was so lathargic during this time.

Tim and I were able to go on our first date for a night without our little one. We went out for my birthday, and my mom graciously babysat Megan...(She was really excited about babysitting and said Megan was good...I am pretty sure I will never hear her say she was bad...right Mom?) We went out to an Italian restaurant, and then we came back home and watch a Christmas movie. It was so much fun. By the end of the night though, I was ready to see Megan again.

We are now getting Megan on a schedule trying to get everything organized at home here...we are still not quite all the way settled in, but we are getting there little by little. We have made quiet a bit of progress this week getting things done and back on track. Since the move and baby, we have been so far behind on things and needing to get this apartment totally set up. We are close!! a little on Megan. She is 6 1/2 weeks. When we took her to the dr. at 4 1/2 weeks old, she weighed 9 ' 4 ''...and was in the 95% for height and 50% for she is doing well. She is starting to smile quite a bit and coo!! ( I included a lot of pic. of Megan at the end of the slide show to show how many pictures I had to take to try to capture a smile!) Tim was just playing with her today and she was just smiling and "talking". We were just laughing with her as she was being so cute! We are trying to get her to learn to go to sleep on her own. We started this yesterday so we have endured some crying, but we are hoping she gets it soon. She is still a very contented baby for the most part! We are thankful for that!

That is about it from the Armstrongs. Hopefully I will keep up with this better now.