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Saturday, October 31, 2009

October 2009

10/26/2009 1:30:22 PM
Rylie’s 2 year check up

Rylie was in the 50th percentile for height and 40th for weight!! Once again averaging out nicely and not underweight!!

She was waaaay ahead on her motor skills. Her self help skills were up to the age of a 4 year old. :) She’s a very independent little girl.

10/26/2009 1:29:04 PM
Rylie is 2!

Friday October, 23rd was Rylie’s 2nd birthday!! Our friend Anne came from Rochester for a visit. We hung out around the house, went to Perkins for lunch, and then painted pumpkins! It was a lot of fun and Rylie really seemed to enjoy her day. After Anne left, Grandma Score came over to help watch the kids while I got a few things done for the party. I made Rylie frog cupcakes and they turned out great!

Matt got home from his week long trip to Chicago for work so we were all VERY happy to have him home.

We were sad that my (Jessa’s) family couldn’t make it. Jayda and Jakob both had symptoms of the H1N1 virus, so they had to stay home. We’ll be celebrating with them another time. We’re trying really hard to prevent Rylie from getting sick. The H1N1 virus seems to be everywhere now and it is harsh on those with asthma. We’re trying to get her the vaccination, but it is hard to find. Hopefully the clinic will be returning my call today and registering the kids for the vaccination.

10/6/2009 4:07:34 PM
Carsickness continues

We’re still fighting the battle to keep Rylie from throwing up in the car. Lately it’s been about once a month, but we have to take a lot of precautions to keep it that low.
We have realized we can’t give her milk or dairy if we’ll be in the car within the next couple hours. I try to just give her juice in the morning if we’ll be going away that day. We also know that if she eats, we need to wait 30 minutes to an hour before we can get in the car again, or she will surely throw up. Just yesterday she threw up in the car on the way to my mom’s house. We were only in the car 10-15 minutes and it started. I figure since she had just drank her second cup of apple juice in less than 2 hours, it was just too much fluid for her stomach to take in a vehicle. We now have an extra car seat pad and straps so we can change them out when she does get sick. Ginger does seem to help, and so does benedryl. We try to not always use them, but we definitely do if she’s going to be in the car for an extended period of time. I’m praying she outgrows this like Cole did by the time he was 2 1/2.

10/6/2009 3:41:32 PM
My big girl just keeps getting older!
We switched Rylie to a toddler bed a couple weeks ago because she was having a very hard time sleeping in her crib. She wasn’t napping much and her nights were full of her waking up and crying. Now that’s she’s in a toddler bed, she’s been doing MUCH better!! She is back to taking good naps (most days) and has started sleeping through the night again!! We sold the crib on Craigslist this week :(

Yesterday at my mom’s house, I put Rylie down for a nap in her crib, and Cole to bed in his twin bed there. After about 10 minutes we heard someone trying to open the door. I checked Cole’s room, nope, he was sleeping. I opened the door to Rylie’s room and sure enough she was out of her crib and trying to open the door!! The little stinker got out of her crib! We ended up putting the crib mattress on the floor so that she could feel less trapped and we wouldn’t have to worry about her climbing out of the crib and hurting herself. My parents are going to take their crib down, turn it into a full size bed for Jayda, and give us Jayda’s twin bed for Rylie. Then the toddler bed will go back to my parents’ house for Rylie to use when she sleeps there. What a little stinker!

Her birthday is in a little over 2 weeks and it is hard to believe! She will be 2, although she’s acted like a 2 year old for quite some time. I’m about ready for the "terrible two’s" to be over, but she hasn’t even turned 2 yet! Oh boy we’re in for some trouble.