Hammond Family

Moving forward, one day at a time.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

This and That and Oh So Sad!

Well, life's been moving along the last 2 weeks. Emily is doing much better. Hopefully we can stay healthy through Christmas, at least! Lily is a very cute, smiley, bald little girl. Well, not totally bald. But the dark hair she had when she was born has rubbed off considerably, and is coming in much lighter. Emily's did the same thing. We're blessing her this weekend when Robby's parents are here (yeah for Grandparents!) So she'll be smiley in her pictures, but with not much hair. I gave Lily my bracelet today at church, and she promptly put it in her mouth. What do I do? I've never had to deal with this before! Her fist is constantly in her mouth, so I knew this day was coming. Lily also loves the TV. It doesn't matter where she is, she will find a way to watch it. If she's on her back, she will scoot herself around and then crank her neck to watch it. It's quite funny-we try not to let her watch it, but she seems to figure out a way!
I saw Twilight last night, for those Edward fans out there. I enjoyed it. Good clean entertainment. And then, last night. Oh So Sad! We had friends over to watch the BYU-Utah game. Robby is much better than he was when we were first married about not acting super upset after we lose. Either that, or I'm just better at not talking to him about it! He's moved on, and is planning his trip for next September to go to the BYU-Flordia game. He truly bleeds blue. I hope you all have a good Thanksgiving. And I need more help at figuring out backgrounds. The one time I tried to change, it got rid of everyone I was trying to keep track of with their blogs! So help!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Janica's visit

Hospital Stay and Janica's visit

Wow! A lot has happened since Thursday night! Emily, who I said earlier was wheezing on Thursday, ended up in the ER Friday with asthma. At school she was coughing so they checked her oxygen levels, and they were low, so they called me, and when the nurse told me how low they were (in the mid 80's instead of 90's) I knew we'd be heading to the emergency room. So I grabbed the diaper bag with some extra milk for Lily and took off. I hadn't even showered yet, from running. At school we called the doctor, who told us to go to the ER. They had her on oxygen at school, so I ran over to my friend's house, who lives next to the school, fed Lily, took a shower, and went back to Emily. Jill was a saint. She made me lunch and kept Lily Friday night.
Robby had left the day before to go to the BYU football game on Saturday with some buddies. At that point we didn't think Emily was that sick. He felt really bad that he wasn't here to help me and cuddle with Emily. When he got back on Sunday he stayed with Emily at the hospital and took care of the girls Monday and Tuesday so that I could do things with Janica .
They put Em on oxygen and eventually took us up to a private room, where we could see the San Antonio Temple! They started Emily on breathing treatments, antibiodics, and steroids, and that was what they did the entire time we were there.
On Saturday the doctor came in and said some not very nice things. I won't go into them, they're not worth mentioning, but they were very negative towards Emily and her mental state. We will be switching pulminologists in the near future. He's waiting for Emily to fail instead of hoping she'll succeed.
Lily spent the afternoon and evening with me. I had been starving and was a little bit discouraged when I talked to my visiting teacher. A half hour later she showed up at the hospital with homemade food and a chance for me to go get out of the hospital and walk around. I was surrounded by angels this weekend in the form of friends and my sister! I cried when Cindy got there-I really needed a break!
Janica and Akaila came in Saturday night. Janica had been planning this trip for several months. When it was determined that Emily didnt' have the flu or RSV she decided to still come, and was a huge help. She made dinner and muffins, did my laundry, stayed with Emily Sunday afternoon so that I could have a break, and gave me lots of hugs!
Emily came home from the hospital yesterday. Janica and Akaila helped us leave. Em got a flu and pnmonia shot before we left. Then last night Janica and I went shopping and got some tasty Rudy's BBQ, and today went to the Alamo and Riverwalk, so we still were able to do some fun things. She was a great help, and it was so fun to visit, and I loved having Akaila around. I know this is long. I'm going to try to put up pictures next. Em has another doctor's appointment for her kidneys. They've always looked okay, but they keep an eye on them, so hopefully they'll continue to look good! I'm tired, I'm going to bed!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lily Video

Okay, I posted the vidoe on youtube. If you type in this URL, hopefully it will send you there.

Long Day, but Happy Ending

Today Emily had therapy at 10:30, then school, and then Lily and I took Robby to the airport. He went to the Utah-TCU game tonight in Salt Lake City, and on Saturday is going with his college buddies to the BYU game in Provo. After we dropped Robby off we picked Emily up at school, and went to get Emily a flu shot. I had both the girls in the double jogging stroller. It was my first time using it for a doctor's appointment, and it worked pretty well. However, at the doctor's office the doctor listened to Emily and determined that she couldn't get a flu shot because she was wheezing. Her asthma has been fairly bad the last few days. So, needless to say, I was not happy! We came home for awhile, and then went to our friend's house for a Pampered Chef party. There are too many things to buy! I think I'll reward myself for my hard work while Robby's out of town and get something. When we came home Lily was being very cute, so I recorded her with the camera. I just tried to upload it, but it didn't work, so I'll just put up pictures for now. If anyone has any hints for putting videos on, let me know!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Okay, I'm trying this again. Our Halloween was pretty good. Robby and I have been eating Em's candy-not good for a post-baby diet! Hopefully I'll figure this thing out.

I just tried to put on pictures, and it didn't work, so I will try again. For Halloween we went to our ward Trunk or Treat. Robby was a University of Utah football player after they were done playing BYU. Most people got the joke, and he won a prize for funniest costume.