So my ma turned 60 this year on April 11th, so we all decided to go down to surprise her. It was a lot of fun and she was totally surprised! Scott and I used this as an excuse to head on down to Orem so Jayna could finally meet her Great Grandma Pay and some of her great aunts and uncles. We had so much fun and got to celebrate Scott's cousin's 18th bday while we were at it. Sadly, in all our bday excitement, we didn't get much of a chance to celebrate Gail's bday on the 13th. It was birthday madness last month!!!
We had such fun in Orem! Jayna absolutely loved gma Pay and gma Pay absolutely loved Jayna. She even got Jayna to wave to her on occasion. I even got some pics of the two of them. I realized that I have very few pictures of Jayna WITH people. I need to work on that... no pics of her with either set of grandparents, or aunts and uncles or cousins. I should be fired!
Shortly after we got home from our trip Scott got the stomach flu, followed by me. It was not fun at all! Jayna was finicky and didn't eat much the whole week, but she didn't ever show full flu symptoms either. Who knows?
I don't know if it's teething or what, but Jayna has been going through a serious sticking-the-tongue-out phase. It makes me laugh so hard! She also twists it around and even tries to imitate my "burbling". I got a few pics of how incredibly far she sticks it out. Haha!
Love this little girl!!!
The past few weeks have been really trying emotionally. My friend's almost 2-yr-old son died. I bawled almost every day feeling deep pain for my sweet friend and her husband. Now that I'm a mother, I cannot even fathom how hard it would be to lose a child. Solveig and her husband Daren are such incredible examples of strength and faith. I know their cute little boy is now with his Heavenly Father and totally free from pain and affliction, but it doesn't make it any easier for those left behind. His funeral was this last Monday and it was an incredibly beautiful service.
That evening poor Jayna broke out in a fever. I was incredibly paranoid that she was getting the flu because I had just held another friend's newborn. However, she showed no other symptoms, so I just assumed it was her teeth (which have been bothering her for quite some time). Well, the next morning the fever had not let up at all and she started throwing up :(. That day her fever reached 104.5, so I called the Dr. to see if I should come in, but they said babies can get pretty high fevers. They told us to continue bathing her (5 times a day, I might add) and attempting to give her acetaminophen (which she continuously threw up) and if her fever didn't get better after a day or two, to come in.
We tried everything to keep her hydrated and to keep her fever down, but to no avail. I took her to the Dr. today and it was such a hard appointment for her AND me. She screamed and screamed and I was on the verge of crying practically the whole time. She was fighting them when they were trying to look in her ears, so it turned into a pinning-her-down ordeal, then she had to have a catheter to catch a urine sample, and then they had to give her a suppository (I don't think I'm spelling anything correctly, but you get the point). There's nothing worse than having to see your baby screaming and looking right at you for comfort, and there's not a darn thing you can do except comfort them when it's all over.
We found out that she has a urinary tract infection, so she has to be on antibiotics. She also is on the verge of serious dehydration. Jayna won't drink anything, so I've had to syringe fluids into her, and it's still a big fight. I'm praying for some wet diapers. So far, she's not kept the meds or fluids down so well, but her fever did go down a bit today and we saw a bit of her old self in her today... but still no smiles :(. After she's done with the antibiotics, we have to go get an ultrasound done on her kidneys to make sure they're growing appropriately. We are praying this doesn't turn into anything major... I don't think I could handle it.
We've done nothing but cuddle this whole week. I can't stand to see my baby girl in pain, but even when she's sick, she's adorable.
This one makes my heart hurt, but it's how she looked most of the week.
We're praying for some happier times in these next few weeks. It seems that as of late many loved ones have been plagued with many trials. I need some happiness... or maybe I need to create my happiness. Either way, a bit of relief would be nice.