Sunday, February 24, 2008

What's next?

This has been a trying weekend. It all started with our ER visit on Thursday (see previous post). Saturday night Zoe decided that she didn't want to sleep in her bed anymore. She woke up at 11:30 and wouldn't let me put her back down in her bed. After almost 2 hours of trying, dry diaper, bottle, and Tylenol, I just had to let her cry. She screamed for an hour before finally falling asleep. So, Matt and I didn't get to sleep until after 2, closer to 3 and had restless sleep.

THEN, on the way to worship services tonight we were rear ended by a little old lady while sitting at a stoplight! Fortunately no one was hurt, nor were the cars.

THEN, trying to get Zoe to sleep tonight she started the "don't put me down in my bed" thing. I left the room and let her cry for a few minutes. When I picked her up she proceeded to throw up everything that was in her stomach. Both of us were covered in nastiness. She's finally asleep, hopefully for the night. I'm praying that this next week will be better...

Friday, February 22, 2008

A scary night

What an adventure for a Thursday night. Around 8pm Matt started having some sharp pains in his chest and a tingling in his left arm. So, I called 9-1-1 and the ambulance arrived shortly to check him out. They didn't see anything indicating a heart attack on their equipment, but advised us to head to the hospital and have him checked out. So, Matt rode in the ambulance while I threw some stuff in the diaper bag (of course not a bottle!) and followed with Zoe in tow. Somehow I beat them to the hospital. They ran blood work, did an EKG and a chest x-ray. Everything checked out normal. So, at midnight they released him to come home. Still don't know what caused the pain, and Matt's still complaining of some chest discomfort. I know it sounds like we overreacted a little, but chest pain is serious business. Fortunately Matt's fine. Just a few red marks on his chest from the sticky pads.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Chinese New Year

We have some friends here, Paul and Anna, who are from Singapore. They are celebrating the Chinese New Year and invited us over for dinner last night. Sadly, Zoe started running a 101.9 fever, so we had to go to the doctor instead. Needless to say we were disappointed that things didn't go as planned. Thankfully Zoe seems to be better this morning. Anna made dinner and packed it up for us. We had a spinach salad with mushrooms and yellow peppers and an interesting dressing. She also made sweet and sour pork and rice on banana leaves. Very yummy. For desert we had almond tofu with longan. It was like a sweet chilled soup. The longan tasted similar to pears. It was all delicious. Unfortuantely we didn't get to enjoy it with our friends. We did show Zoe the gifts they prepared for her this morning. Here's a video of her playing with the Chinese Rattle Drum. Thanks Paul and Anna!

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Little Girl Giggles

We've found the thing that seems to make Zoe laugh. She loves playing with her socks. She also loves sitting on our couch. Today we had the perfect combination of socks, couch and Daddy to have our own little giggle fest. :)

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Superbowl Sunday

Superbowl Sunday at our house was a fun lazy afternoon. Unfortunately worship services were canceled due to heavy snow. However, that meant that I got to watch the entire game for the first time ever. I have to say I'm glad football season is over for now. I'll be glad to have Matt back on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights. :) Zoe's favorite part was when we switched over to Animal Planet for Puppy Bowl IV.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

First time in the snow

Today was a sunny day so we bundled up and took Zoe out into the back yard to experience the snow. We've had a lot of snow this season. Matt says he thinks there's about a foot of snow in the yard. (I don't think it's quite that much)





At first Zoe didn't mind it so much. She was even laughing at Matt throwing snowballs at the fence. Then she decided she'd had enough. We carried her around the yard to look at the snow. We were only out for about 5 minutes. I'm sure next year she'll be more interested.