4 Month Flooding

This weekend has been C R A Z Y. I'll start with Emory's appointment on Friday. It went great! She weighed 15 lbs 10 ounces (85 %ile) and was 25 1/8 inches long (75 %ile). Of course I had to plot her weight for length when I got back to my office, which fell 75-90th percentile. Dr. Holmes said she was proportional and looked great! We talked about starting foods sometime between now and 6 months, and I was glad Dr. Holmes sort of gave me the option on when I wanted to do that (of course, I'm a little weird about feeding since that's what I do all day!:)) She did say that we can give one more round of antibiotics if she gets another ear infection and after that we will have to discuss TUBES...but let's hope this 80 degree weather this week stays and that her ears stay CLEAR!

We also discussed the dreaded sleep issue. Emory has really been waking up more than she should lately and Dr. Holmes said now that her ears are clear and after we give a couple of days for her 4 month shots to wear off, it's time to let her cry. I had been expecting that and actually was very ready for it.

I was all set to start that process Saturday night. Friday night I wanted to give her another night since she had had her shots and she was really fussy from them. Saturday Em and I went to eat lunch with my sister, mom, and grandma. We went to Shoe Connection and my mom bought Em a few little hairbows and a couple of headbands that are so cute and so cheap! We ate at Panera Bread. So glad they opened up two of those in Central Arkansas! We used to eat there everytime we went to Branson, so when they opened them here, us girls got very excited! :)

I wanted to head home early instead of doing the usual shopping Saturday because I was planning on a girls night out dinner with some friends and then meeting the guys for bowling afterward. Mom was going to come stay the night and watch Em, so I wanted to rush home and get her freshly washed sheets on the guest bed and clean out the guest shower for her as well as give Emory an early bath so she would be all ready for her Gran. I called Andy to tell him we were on our way home and his response was "You may not want to come home."

Not exactly what I wanted to hear. He told me that a pipe had burst and the entire right side of our house was flooded (Emory's room, extra bath, guest bedroom, hallway, laundry room, and out into the garage). By the time I got there he had vacuumed up all the water but we quickly realized we would have to make an insurance claim. Ugh! Andy had to clean out all of the extra bedroom stuff and a restoration company came in to set up de-humidifiers and fans and used Mildewcide to make sure we prevent the floors and walls from molding.

Amazing how such a little hole can cause such a ruckus.

So now we are running the de-humidifiers 24 hours a day until Tuesday. That means Emory has to sleep in our room and the routine we had going is all jacked up! Last night was just awful. She must have been up every 1-2 hours. I know that some of it could have been her shots.

Let's hope tonight goes better and that hopefully the insurance adjuster will be out bright and early in the morning so we can get this show on the road. What a disaster! I do think, though, that we have been blessed SO much thus far so we really shouldn't complain.

On the up-side, I am off the next two days. I was hoping that I could use that time to spring clean and spend some quality time with my baby girl, but the spring cleaning is a little wrecked now. I guess that's the true lesson for us - God's plans are not our own! From something little like a pipe bursting to something big.

Romans 8:28
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."


Jodie said...

Bless your heart! I hate hearing about the pipe. How stressful...

We're battling the baby-crying at night thing too. He's in his cradle next to the bed every night and I don't have the heart to put him in his room in his big crib yet.

I'm feeling your pain! :)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Yikes!! Good luck with all of the mess at the house.

Emory is so adorable!

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