Monday, March 23, 2009

In Stitches

Eliana Grace had to get her first set of stitches last night. And although this was her second trip to the ER, it was our first experience with a child and stitches. We were at church last night, I was attending a class, Jason was teaching one and Eliana was in the nursery. It was about 6:30 pm, after the kids had dinner that I was told that Eliana fell, cut her lip, it was pretty bad and Jason had her. She was bleeding everywhere, crying and had a pretty big gash in her lip. She calmed down and we headed out the door. We called the pediatrician and they said to take her to the ER. She was happy as a clam on the ride there. We get there about 7:30 pm. She was great in the waiting room. She walked around smiling at everyone, with this big gash on her lip. When we got called back, she became a favorite of the nurses. She was as happy as can be. She was laughing so hard. She even made her famous sound and Jason heard nurses at the desk say she sounded like a pterodactyl. I guess that is what they do sound like! When she got her 3 stitches, I left the room. I was about to cry and about to pass out. She cried during that, but when I came back, was all smiles again. She constantly amazes me. On the way out the nurses gave her a little toy for being so good. On the way home, she didn't even cry because she was tired, and it was almost 11:30 pm. Here are a few pics of her beautiful smile.

The culprit. Her sippy cup. The straw is actually rubber, so she must have hit it pretty hard.

Here is the stuffed kitty the nurses gave her before we left.

Her new, best friend through thick and thin... at least for today.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Little Miss Muffet

Yesterday, Eliana had her first experience with 8 legged friends. I was in the living room and I heard a horrible, and loud, cry/scream from Eliana. She was in the kitchen. I rush quickly to her. She is just standing there crying. I looked to see what the problem could be, and I see a little, bitty spider on the floor. She is just looking and screaming at it. The thing was only about 1/4 of an inch in diameter. I got a napkin, got the spider and comforted my scared little girl. Later that afternoon, I hear the same scream. I rush to her playroom and she is just standing there again. I guessed it was a spider and quickly looked for it. I spotted it, got it and again tried to comfort my little girl. I can now see that she isn't a fan and maybe I need to spray the house!

I was thinking about it later that night. Thinking about my own fears. I am not a fan of spiders either, but when you aren't at home to have mom or dad to get them, you kind of have to suck it up. I used to be terrified of all thing insect, and even throw in a fear of snakes. I would make my little sister sleep with me, because I heard a cricket in the room. But I do know that if the biggest, scariest spider or the biggest, slimiest snake was scaring my little girl, I would protect her. How quickly we throw our own fears aside to protect the ones we love. I would throw myself in front of her without a thought. And some fears, almost turn into obstacles that we have to overcome, instead of fear. Obstacles that we have to get through to get to our baby.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More Eliana

We went to the coffee shop again to hear some kiddie music. Eliana loves it. There wasn't as many kids there this time. Jason went with me and my friend brought her husband. And the we met two other girls with their one year olds.

Eliana kept closing this suitcase and then standing on the top of it. One time we caught this little boy asking her nicely to step off of it. He was using hand gestures and explaining it to her and she just stared at him.

Yes, Eliana tried a milkshake for the first time. She kept coming back for sips. Of course she was a fan.

Last night Eliana watched the neighbors throw a football in the street again. She LOVES to watch people. She was cracking up, so I grabbed the camera. She stopped laughing then, of course. This was right before her bath, so she is bare legs and bare feet!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

For Aunt Penny

Okay, this one is for Aunt Penny. She has been wanting me to put up video of Eliana walking, for some time. I grabbed the camera while I was on the phone with her, so it is short and sweet, and has me whispering discretely, "I'm video'in (is that a word) her". I didn't want Penny to think I was ignoring her.

So, here goes. Eliana got real excited to see the camera. She comes right for me and I point to the cat, and she went straight for him, instead of poking the camera lens. Her new thing is to grab his tail as he is walking off. So, you hear the cat not happy and see her holding his tail, trailing behind him. I also caught her pinning him down today. The bear, is a bear that this Crouch's gave Eliana on Sunday. She carries it, or tries to carry it, around everywhere. It is almost the same size as her!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Nosy Neighbor

I don't know if I will get a mom award today. First of all, my baby was either in pajamas or her underwear (aka onesie) all day. She even sported her pajamas to Wal-Mart. Yep, I said it. And I even let her eat day-old goldfish that were left in her car seat cup holder on the ride over.

See, it got really hot in her room last night, even with a fan, so I put her in a onesie. Then, I put her pajama pants over it while she played. She wore it to her nap and I decided that since she didn't sleep in them, I would just leave them on her. We weren't going anywhere, right? I realize I needed to go to Wal-Mart (no Target here yet), so might as well put on the matching top. We get in the car and she spots the goldfish from yesterday. I thought she had eaten them. She grabbed one and put it in her mouth. Oh well. I don't think I brushed her hair either.

When we get home it was hot, so I took the pajamas off. She stood at the window, staring at the kids across the street. So nosy.

On another note. She threw away her own diaper today. I changed her in the living room and was looking at the tv, I turn and notice she has taken off with her dirty diaper. I walk up to her before she turns the corner and she reaches up to give it to me. I ask her if she was throwing it away. She reaches for it back. I give it to her and then she proceeds to the trash can with it. I open the lid and she tosses it in. How smart is that? And gross, should I have let my baby carry a dirty diaper? See, no mom award today.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Startin' Early

We have Eliana Grace well trained at our house. When it is time to work, it is time to work. Yesterday, she grabbed the pole to the mop and started pushing it on the floor, like it is meant to. And look how serious she is about her work. Such care. And the vacuum. Oh, my. She loved it. That was the first time I vacuumed with her there, and she cracked up. She kept chasing the vacuum, wanting to touch it.

Eliana's hair is getting so long, especially in the back. It gets caught in her bibs.