We've already learned so much this weekend. Sweet potatoes induce a temper tantrum like never seen before and grandma and grandpa Heaner are very photogenic! Our little family ventured to G&G Heaner's for dinner Saturday night and we were able to talk to Matt and Amber and little Annika via webcam. Very cool. Annika is adorable and I can't wait to meet her on Thursday! WOO HOO! Everyone think positive thoughts that the flight Wednesday night will go off without a hitch for mama Amber and baby. Today we did some planting and other yard stuff and we're off to Kate's for dinner. Apparently when you have a baby, long weekend means hit up as much family as possible! We'll probably hang with the Ericksons tomorrow. Natalie hasn't been doted on by Emilia and Evelyn in a while, it's due. Here's to hoping your weekend is long, sunny, and relaxing!
We went to the doctor this morning and her ear infections are officially gone! YAY! There is a chance that she'll get them again. Apparently kids who start getting ear infections when they're younger than 6 months old are more likely to have more problems with them. But the doc said that since I never got them and Joey never really did either, that helps her chances. So we're going to hope this was a fluke! She started trying to put her foot in her mouth this morning for the first time that I've seen, so that's cool! She's so funny. She's almost sitting, drooling like a champion and laughing a lot. p.s. Thanks grandma G for watching her so daddy and I could take in a Twins game, they got killed, but it was a good Dome Dog! =)
So, Natalie is starting to feel better. She actually started eating again, which is a relief to her parents who didn't know how to deal with the screaming hungry child who can't eat because it hurts her. But, now Daddy is home sick. =( He has a little stomach bug, so please think good thoughts so he can get better quickly!
Natalie and I had our first mini sleepover this morning. Of course she woke up right when I went to get the camera. She woke up like usual at 6:30 but I was super tired. Joey wasn't home, so I brought her to bed with me and she "slept like a baby." It was pretty cute, and I'm hoping this will be the first of many girls' night slumber parties. It was a nice way to kick off Mother's Day weekend.
Look, Natalie can almost sit by herself! She's getting so big! I'm really looking forward to this weekend, I have nothing to do -- no track, no plans with friends, nothing. So it's going to be a weekend full of Natalie! I'm pretty excited. She's feeling back to normal for the first time in a few weeks. She battled the stomach flu (not pretty) then was feeling a little better before we took her in for her shots. It took a couple days to feel better after the shots. But today, our smiley, laughing baby was back! She's fascinated by her fingers lately, it's just a matter of time untiil she discovers her toes. I only have one month of school left and then it's a mommy and me summer for Natalie! I'm so excited. The lack of a job for next year sheds some shadows on the upcoming summer, but I'm trying to stay positive and enjoy the gifts I have in my life! As soon as she sits by herself, Joey and I will post a big picture of our big girl!