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February 04, 2007

Feeling better

20070204_feeling_betterAfter a very long night of waking every 30 minutes, Maddy seems to be finally feeling better.   Her fever broke and she ate an Eggo waffle and drank some diluted juice.  Then, she flashed me this smile right before climbing into Daddy's lap to hear a story.  The only sign that she was ever sick was a very runny nose (that I was able to remove thanks to my awesome photo editing program!)

20070204_daddy_readsHere's Daddy and his girls enjoying a fun book together!

February 03, 2007

Under the weather

20070203_maddy_009_smallMaddy's a little bit under the weather tonight.  she was fine all day but stopped being her usual self around dinner time.  Then she threw up.  Poor baby.  She was so unhappy!

So she's resting comfortably on the sofa watching Teletubbies and sipping Pedialite.  She's got her comfy PJ's and her softest blanket and a trusty pitcher to throw up in (yes, we train 'em young to do this!). 

I hope she has a good night and is back to her happy/active self tomorrow!

20070203_maddy_010_smallMeanwhile, Gwen seems to have soaked up all of the energy Maddy lost tonight and she's sure got a bundle of it!  But, between laps around the room and leaps across the furniture, she's being a sweet little nurse to Maddy.  She understands that Maddy doesn't feel good so she's tucking in her blanket and giving her sweet little love pats.  Most significantly, she's not tormenting her by taking things away from her (a very popular pastime in a house with two 2.5 year olds).

February 02, 2007

Sleepyhead

Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #17 
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a link and a comment here before 2/9/07. 

This week's photo challenge is "Sleeping babies".  If you don't have your baby yet, feel free to post pictures of sleeping pets or snoring spouses.  Please don't forget to leave a comment after you leave your link. 

Sleepyhead_gwen_smThis "challenge" was particularly challenging since we've successfully used the Ferber method for many months and don't have any pictures of the kids sleeping (since they're always sound asleep in their crib where we don't bother them with flash photography!)

So, I had to dig back into the archives to find a favorite for each child.  This one was taken after Gwen fell asleep on the sofa last April.  She was so precious!  Really, like Sleeping Beauty!  Be sure to click on the image to see a better view of that precious sleeping face. 

Sleepyhead_maddy_sm This is our Maddy on just our 2nd day as a family (adoption day).  It was taken in the Taxi in Nanning, (Guangxi Province, China) as she slept on Daddy's chest after a particularly busy morning of shopping and running amok with Sister.

She was totally attached to Daddy back then.  He was the first person to hold her on Gotcha Day and I didn't step in for about 72 hours (my hands were quite full with Gwen).  We planned it this way since we wanted to make sure that each parent had one child to care for and neither of us was overwhelmed with two (while the other parent had none).  It was a strategy that worked beautifully!

Family FotoFun Friday Participants
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1. Bang the Drum and Shout!
2. mexican chopsticks
3. Twins!
4. Vivi Claire and Bella Jane
5. Raising Cami
6. Davis Days
7. Why do these kids keep calling me mom?
8. Here We Grow Again
9. My Cup Runneth Over
10. Maggie Lin Chen
11. Marilyn
12. season star
13. Kat and Colin
14. Sophie and Sage
15. Our Three Daughters
16. She\'s a-DORI-ble!!!
17. Daily Grind
18. ska-doodle
19. AnnaClaire~Emily\'s Mei Mei
20. Random Thoughts
21. Motherhood and Other Ramblings
22. Michelle
23. Wo Ai Ni!
24. And Chloe Makes 6
25. Jennifer
26. Kunstman Family Adoption #2
27. Loving Gracie... Paperwork Pregnant No More
28. Loving Lydia
29. Julie
30. Journey to Sarah Lu
31. A Mei Mei for Avery
32. Are They All Yours?
33. Waiting For Ladybug
34. mikala yin
35. Julie
36. View from Elk Mtn
37. Mirjam Lambooij
38. Forks & Chopsticks
39. Two "Twin" Terrors
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