Saturday, November 22, 2008


Emily has successfully made it to Nashville for the 1st time :) It was slightly dramatic getting here however. Thursday morning she woke up pretty snotty--the past 2 times she has been snotty it has been followed by ear infection, and I didn't really want a repeat of Ohio--so I asked my mom to take her in and get her checked before we left Thurs. afternoon. She seemed to feel fine--and I wasn't concerned--but wanted to play it safe. Mom got her in 1st thing and low and behold--not 1 but 2 ear infections!! Icko. The dr. was hesitant to let us even fly--but decided to let us go with lots of precautions and warnings about ruptured ear drums and such. She gave us a new antibiotic after the amoxiciallan reaction last time and a numbing ear drop to numb her before flying. So we're off--Em and I make it to the airport with plenty of time to hang out in the terminal--especially since our flight ended up delayed almost 30 min. Emily was perfectly content crawling around the terminal making new friends. We load the teeny tiny plane and get situated, and start down the runway. I pull out the bottle to get through take-off--she's eating and then the plane stops, and Em finishes the bottle. And then the pilot comes on to say that we are delayed at least 20 min. Woohoo--Em is squirmy wormy but we make do until we finally take-off and start bottle #2. We get up and Em falls asleep before finishing the bottle. She sleeps until we touch down in Chicago--no problem :) Delayed again in Chicago--but our friend Michelle was there--so we hung out with her until plane 2. Flight 2 uneventful--she falls asleep at the beginning of the descent to Nashville and sleeps until we get into the terminal. Chuck picks us up and off to the hotel.
Oh yeah--have I mentioned that the hotel had been telling Chuck all day that they were out of cribs, but working on finding us one. When we got there at 9:30 they still hadn't found one--so I went to the front desk with Em to ask about it. I was told that we were on a waiting list--but not to expect anything, so I simply asked what he suggested I do with Emily that night. He said hang on-made a phone call--and by golly--found us a crib.....hmmm.....
Em's 1st's this weekend--
1st plane trip
1st trip to Nashville
1st hotel stay
1st David Crowder concert (totally not impressed and almost fell asleep)
1st breakfast with Marko (one of the super high ups at YS)
We'll update more when we get back--hopefully with pictures!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Apparently Em has decided she's been too easy on us for 9 months and is now making us work a little harder. She didn't nap more than 1 1/2 hours yesterday--and then decided to stay up till 11 p.m. Ok--great--but then she woke up at 5:30 this morning--far too early!! Fortunately Chuck was able to give her a bottle and she went back to sleep--however by that point it was silly for me to go back to sleep--so I'm up for the duration. Maybe I'll be productive and get bottles washed before work??