Thursday, December 30, 2010

What a December!

{Warning: Extra long post.}


My birthday was this month.. I am the big 26! I know I had a birthday rant earlier, lol. On December 11th, (I decided to celebrate early) my friends and I went to Dave and Buster's for my birthday dinner. I was so tickled since this was the first birthday shared with friends. (Hopefully, I will get pictures soon!)


 The following Friday, my husband and I celebrated 4 years of marriage by going to the Melting Pot. It was soo delicious!! He then surprised me with a dozen chocolate covered strawberries/bananas from Edible Arrangements. Plus, a 1.5 hour massage! I was spoiled rotten; however, I woke up at 2 a.m. sick as a dog.

Christmas vacation in Colorado!

 I was soo sick that day, that I didn't even have enough energy to go shopping and pack for the big trip to my mom's in Colorado. Mr. B told me that we still had to keep moving in order to fly out.. (pretty much to suck it up!-- which I told him that I would remember that!) So, we flew into gorgeous Colorado the following day. I was so excited to see my family for Christmas, which hadn't been done since 2004. I sacrificed them for my husband all these years due to deployments, and it was finally my year to go see mine.

The not-so-much vacation... RSV and Bronchiolitis

Well, things turned for the worst for little Miss A. (Miss A is 16 months old and is a peanut.) I knew she had a head cold for a week and half, and had seen her pedi twice in fear that it was going to her chest, because her cough was so bad. The day we flew in, she started to have a fever, and was refusing food and liquids. She was beginning to become lethargic real quick. My mom already lived 8000 ft up, and it would be at least an hour drive to the nearest hospital. So, the next morning, we brought her to the E.R. where we heard some bad news about our baby. The Dr. intially diagnosed her with clinical pneumonia. Her oxygen levels were from 87 to 90, and I was starting to freak out a little. They said if it goes down to 85, then they would admit her to the hospital.They ended up sending her home with an oxygen tank, and informed us that a specialist would come to the house with more.

The next day, she had a follow-up with a local pediatrician. The pedi told us that she was going to admit Miss A. (I started to cry at this time and thought I could hold it up, but the thought of my baby slipping away, scared the crap out of me.) I say that because she was eating nor drinking-- for days. As soon as we got to the hospital, they hooked her back up to the oxygen, and I had to put her in a tiny little gown. My sister, Miss M. brought me some delicious Sonic for lunch, and at this time the nurses told me that we were going to start an IV, draw blood, and do a chest x-ray. We left the room, and decided to take a walk. All day and night, I stayed with my precious little girl, as they sucked out her boogies, (with this awesome machine thing) gave her breathing treatments, and checked her stats. Everytime a nurse came in, she would whimper and bury her head into her pillow.

They following morning was my actual birthday, and my husband traded places with me in the hospital. I came back frequently to check on Miss A.  That evening, I had noticed that she received a toy from the hospital. I asked the nurses who had given her the toy, so I could thank them. It was realistic toy keys, and my daughter has sparked up. It turned out that the Marine Corps Toys for Tots had stopped by to give toys for all the children that were hospitalized. I started to tear up. I never knew how the toys got distributed each year, and the fact that my baby was thought of, really made me swell up inside. Well, on the eve of Christmas Eve, my little pumpkin was starting to eat and drink, and was bouncing all over her hospital crib. The pedi that admitted her, had decided to release her. She was well enough to follow treatment at home, which meant that she would be on continuous oxygen, and breathing treatments every six to eight hours. We were just so thankful to have her home in time for Christmas!

Birthday with fam

My mom got me a charm bracelet (like the ones that Pandora makes) and a tres leche cake... yum! We had a great time drinking wine, and playing a tourney of Texas Hold 'Em-- which I won! :)

Skiing at Purgatory

By Christmas Eve, I was able to escape and go skiing with my siblings. It was my first time going, and as long as I remember how to do the "pizza" to stop, and the "french fry" to go, I was good to go. Stopping was not so easy when you are flying down the slopes. I busted my toosh several times on my first run. By my second run, I made it all the way down the bunny slope with out busting my toosh. (Just because they called it the "bunny slope" didn't make it easy! It was super steep!) Nonetheless, I did it, and I am happy. I can't wait to do it again!

Christmas Day

Oh, if I had a picture of my mom's tree with all the gifts galore! (It will make people sick if they saw all the gifts-- but, heck, we have such a huge extended family.) Anywhoo, I was able to sleep in until 7 a.m. which was super duper nice. (We had a talk about kids waking up at 5 or 6 in the morning.. I chuckled at the thought-- mind you that I don't like waking up early...) So, I was just soo tickled to see Miss A and Miss K open up their gifts! To hear Keira squeal when she opened up her Toy Story official Jessie doll, was the best! I was hoping for that reaction, because that doll was so stinking expensive. But, she had been asking for it for a long time. (I am like my mom, I like to spoil my girls on Christmas.)

Speaking of my mom, she and my stepdad, got me the Kindle!! I was so stoked! I love to read, and the only time I have been able to is when I am tuckering down for bed. Well, about 15 minutes later, my husband likes to come and turn out the light. {Which I am forced to close my (Sookie Stackhouse novel) and get some sleep. } So, now I can happily finish my chapter under the covers. :) Did I mention that she got me these flaming red suede hooker boots? Seriously, these things go past my knees. (She made me try them on over my pj's, lol) I couldn't help but to chuckle as I extended out my leg and showed Mr. B. ;)

But, we all know that Jesus is the reason for the season! I prayed like crazy for my baby girl to get better, and my wish has finally been granted.

The following week... tummy bug

I am convinced that this season was the gift that kept giving, and not in such a good way! The whole family, Miss K and I, got the tummy bug. Just when things were looking a little better.. Bam! Anywhoo, we were able to take  Miss A off of the oxygen tank the morning we flew home, and she is doing soo much better!

Well, that is it for now. I will try and post my New Year plans tomorrow.  I believe I have something in the works with, so stayed tuned for that! :)