Our 1st Thanksgiving with Melissa

Friday, November 23, 2007

We have so much to be thankful for! We have a beautiful daughter that has brought us so much joy and happiness the last 5 months. Having a wonderful family and lots of friendships. We are also blessed to have Jesus in our life.

Melissa's first Thanksgiving was spent over at her Aunt Maggie's and Uncle Kevin's house. Aunt Maggie and Grammie made a wonderful meal for us. Melissa's had both her Grandmothers with her and her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. We also had SNOW! Yes it SNOWED on Thanksgiving! That was a treat.

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cousin Courtney playing with Melissa

Courtney & Melissa

Grammie & Melissa

Aunt Maggie & Melissa

DD, Grammie & Melissa


Having fun with my friends!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I had lots of fun on Tuesday! My mom took me over to my friend Kaelyn's house to play. We also met up with Evan and his mom Donna. Both Donna and Lena worked with my mom at Southwest so we had a play date. Evan is 2 1/2 years old and Kaelyn is 8 months old. Kaelyn is crawling and Evan he walks and runs. We had a good time and can't wait to see them again. Evan moved out of town so we don't get to see him that often.

Melissa is 5 months old!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Has it really been 5 months? Some days if seems like it's been forever and some days it seems like we just came home from the hospital. Melissa personality is really coming out. She makes Paul and I laugh all the time. She lights up the room with her big smile and blue eyes. Melissa is getting the rolling down, we put her on her tummy and the next thing we know she is on her back. She still hasn't mastered the back to tummy yet. She loves her thumb! I have been trying really hard not to let her suck her thumb, but it's just impossible! Melissa likes eating her cereal. We haven't started her on veggies yet, but soon.

Hanging out with my friend Kelsey

November 14, 2007

My mom took me to hang out with my friend Kelsey. Well it was more my mom and Kelsey's mom hanging out. Kelsey is 4 months younger than me, it was all about our mom's than us. Check us out in our matching car seats!

Melissa eating rice cereal for the first time

Sunday, November 11, 2007

OK we thought we would try giving Melissa some rice cereal. She liked it for the most part, but wasn't to sure about it. She is so use to the applesauce I know that it was different taste and texture for her. As you can see from the pictures and video she was a mess.

eating applesauce

after eating cereal

Some Pictures of me

Here are some pictures of me, mom thinks they need to be on the blog!

Getting Spoiled by Grandma

November 9, 2007

Melissa had a visitor this week. My mom came to see Melissa and spend some time with Paul and I also. Paul went out of town on Tuesday so it was us girls. Melissa enjoyed having Grandma DD around. I also enjoyed the company and the help while Paul was out of town. As you can see from the pictures Melissa was being spoiled by Grandma DD. We hated to see her go home yesterday, but she will be back for a short visit on Thanksgiving!

Grandma DD giving Melissa a bath

DD reading Melissa a bed time story

DD feeding Melissa before she goes home

Update on Melissa

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Melissa had her check up at the CF Clinic today and things look good for her. Her doctor wants her to take 3 enzymes per feeding because Melissa is having some problems with her stool. It's not a big concern, but 3 enzymes should help her out. They also said she could start rice cereal when we are ready to give it to her. She has been eating applesauce since she was 2 weeks old so I don't think she is going to have any problems with cereal! I will have to post a picture of her eating rice cereal for the first time. I never got a picture of her eating applesauce for the first time.

The next appointment is in January! Keep praying that she stays healthy.

Welcome Georgia Claire

Our friends Matt, Stephanie and Big Brother Lucas Harrington announce the arrival of their daughter Georgia Claire. She was born on 11/5/2007 weighing in at 9 lbs. 5.8 oz. We are happy for them and Melissa can't wait to play with Georgia! Congratulations Matt, Stephanie and Lucas!

Remembering my Grandmother

Today November 5th would have been my Grammommie's 88th Birthday! We lost my Grandmother 5 1/2 years ago to Alzheimer's. What a year that was. Paul and I got married on May 11, 2002 and then on June 28, 2002 we got the news that Grammommie passed away. The next day was my 25th Birthday, I wasn't up to even thinking about having a Birthday, all I wanted was my Grammommie. Here we are 5 1/2 years later.

I was holding Melissa this morning telling her all about Grammommie and how she was named after her. I know that Grammommie would have loved seeing me as a mother and would have enjoyed Melissa. Dorothy Pearl Abbott (Grammommie) was a wonderful lady, I miss her so much. I'm glad to know that Melissa will carry on her name and maybe will be like her.

What is RSV?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Have you heard of RSV? Well unless you are a parent of a newborn or in the medical field you probably haven't heard of RSV.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common, easily spread virus. In most children, RSV causes moderate-to-severe cold-like symptoms. But for some babies, RSV can lead to serious lung infection, breathing problems and hospitalization. Babies born at 35 weeks or less, or born with heart or lung problems, are at higher risk for severe RSV disease.
RSV Season usually starts in the fall and runs into the spring, but can be different in certain parts of the country.

Why am I writing about RSV. Since Melissa has CF she falls into this high risk factor of getting RSV. Today she got her first Synagis shot. What is a Synagis?

Synagis is the only FDA-approved medicine to help protect babies from severe RSV disease. Each does of Synagis helps protect babies with enough RSV-fighting antibodies to last about a month. Melissa has to get a Synagis shot every month for the next 6 months. We are doing everything we can to keep her healthy. I hate to see her get so many shots her first year of life, but I rather shots then be sitting in the hospital with her.

Also Melissa has another appointment at the CF Clinic tomorrow 11/6/07, I will update the blog when we get home.

Meet Melissa's newest friend!

Our friends Berry and Kimber Tolbert announce the arrival of their daughter Kelsey Brooke who was born on October 19, 2007 weighing in at 6lbs 15oz. Congratulations Berry and Kimber!