Tuesday, February 24, 2009
And I am VERY tired of waking up SEVERAL times a night to give her medicine so the fever will go back down. I just want my enthusiastic and energetic little girl back!!! Help me remember this when I say I just want her to calm down...but truthfully I hope she gets better soon...for her sake AND for my sanity!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
So on valentines morning Kambria woke up at 2:30 and threw up all over the place. This was the first time she has ever thrown up. So we watched her most of the day and she seemed to be doing ok...just had to take things slow with drinking soda and eating Popsicles. She was even feeling ok enough to dance with Elmo...our favorite part is the butt wiggle.
We had a couple of friends over, Ashley and Patrick, for our yearly tradition on doing fondue on valentines day, but since Kambria was sick we were scared that we would not get to do it. Well I told them she had been throwing up and such, but they thought it would be fine to come over.,..adn Bryan and I were grateful they did. We had a wonderful time and Kambria was just quiet and peaceful on the lovesac. However, I did feel bad that she did not feel good. We played games while she slept. And Weston just rolled around the room and played with their daughter Lydia. She is the same size as Weston, but 3 months older.
So through the night, we slept good, and Bryan eve got up and went to choir practice, since that i his calling, and stayed for sacrament meeting. However, Kambria turned week very quickly and was REALLY thirsty. So Bryan had called his dad to give her a blessing and so his mom called me and said I should call her doctor. Well her records have never been transferred to a doctor up here in Fort Collins, since she hasn't had to go the doctors. So I tried to call Weston's doctor...they have yet to call me back... so I texted Bryan and said to get home quickly. I looked up on the Internet signs of dehydration...and Kambria was exactly that! DEHYDRATED!!! We took her to the urgent care and they gave her some medicine to help with nausea and she ate a Popsicle and some pedialyte. Then they sent us home. So we spent the afternoon worried as ever! She had sunken eyes and was VERY skinny! She lost a LOT of weight.
But I am proud to announce she is back and feisty as ever! She has her attitude back...and for that I am grateful. i will take that over her being that sick. However...I WOULD like her to be a little calmer some days. None the less I and glad she is back...she just has a really sore bum from all the diarrhea...that might take a couple of days to heal....ouch!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
We can hardly believe another year has flown by so we would like to share with all of you some of the things that our family has experienced this year.
Weston D Fairbanks was born August 7, 2008. He weighed in at 10 lbs 1 oz with a length of 21in!!! We had NO idea he was going to be that big, but we are grateful for modern day medicine that allowed him to be delivered cesarean section. The joke around here is that he had to be that big to survive his sister! His scheduled date was for August 5, 2008, but due to Eliza getting a fever for no reason, and not being able to get rid of it for a couple of days, the doctors said it would be best if we waited until August 7th for delivery. Too bad he wasn’t born on 8-8-08…but we decided it was not worth it to wait another day and we are glad we didn’t! We love having him as a part of the family!
This year has been a great one for Kambria. She has gotten to live with both sets of grandparents and live in Chicago. She loved seeing all the trains (the L Train) and had so many experiences at all the museums in Chicago. She has expanded her vocabulary and now talks in full sentences. Some of her phrases are ones that she hears all the time. For example, “What’s your problem mom?” or “For heaven sakes!” Just goes to show mom’s phrases too!! She now sleeps in a big girl bed. She does very well. She became a big sister (this explains having to have a big girl bed)! And LOVES her brother…sometimes a little too much. Kambria has also been potty trained!!! That has been quite an accomplishment. She started when she was only 18 months, but due to so many moves it was postponed for a while. Once we were finally settled in our new home, she did very well.
After several months of online classes and moving to Chicago for 10 weeks, Bryan graduated from Northwestern University with his certificate in Prosthetics. After Weston was born we moved back to Fort Collins to look for a residency. It took us a while, but Bryan was finally offered a position in Windsor, CO!! What a blessing to be able to stay in Colorado. Bryan had been looking in Maryland and Michigan and to find one so close to home was truly a miracle! Thank goodness this one came through; we had been offered a position in Casper, WY and were set to go look for housing when Joe called and said he wanted us in Windsor!! Colorado is so much better than Wyoming! We moved into our own little rental house; 3bd, 2bath, 1car garage and a little backyard. We have loved being in our own place again and Kambria and Weston even have their own rooms! We love Windsor and the people we have met. Our ward is great and welcomed us with open arms.
I love being a mom and having my own place to decorate again!! This year was quite the year for patience. I was pregnant and moved 5 times…But I endured it and loved all the wonderful experiences I had. Chicago was a wonderful place to explore, but I was so glad to come back home to Colorado. I am so grateful for Weston and the joy he has brought into our lives. I can not believe I am a mom to 2 kids already! They are wonderful kids and I am so blessed to have them in my life. Bryan and I also got to travel to Canada shortly after Weston was born to attend Bryan’s aunt’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration. It was a fun time and we were glad that we got to go. So Kambria and Weston have both travelled “internationally.”
So that has been our exciting year of 2008!!! We have enjoyed the many experiences (joys and trials) this year. We are truly blessed by having you as friends and family. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
Bryan, Eliza, Kambria & Weston