Monday, November 3, 2014

Life with Ella {week 39}

Not only is my favorite girl 39 weeks old today, it's also her 9 month birthday! Where has the time gone?!

I'll be posting her 9 month update tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's a look at our past week!

On Monday, we hit up Trader Joe's and went out to dinner with Trav's family for Auntie Caitlin's birthday!

Tuesday was more swimming lessons!

This was actually after the 1/2 hour lesson. Poor girl gets so cold...look at those blue lips! Brrr!

Then we went to Target to get Halloween candy!

And took some pictures with it!

Wednesday was the Charlotte HORNETS home opener, so we had to support!

{Hornets onesie from the team store in Charlotte}

And also, Ella discovered how to do gymnastics on the chair.

Thursday was our very last swim lesson!

Friday was Halloween!!! I'm going to do a separate post about Halloween, but here is Ella trick-or-treating at Daddy's office.

After we got home from Trav's office, Ella and I sat down to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! I noticed she felt a little warm, so I took her was 101.6*! Later that night, it went up to 103.4*! So I called our doctor's office and spoke with the on-call nurse for almost 40 minutes. She told me to go ahead and bring Ella into the office the next day (Saturday). So we went in on Saturday, thinking poor girl may have an ear infection. 

Thankfully, her ears looked great! The only problem (besides the fever that had gone down a little bit by this point) was that her throat looked a little red. The pediatrician told me to be on the lookout for small bumps in her mouth, or on her hands and feet, as it might be hand, foot and mouth disease. 

Luckily, once we got Ella home and gave her some Pedialyte, she was feeling much better! 

We spent the remainder of the weekend laying low. So far, I haven't seen any bumps (hope I'm not jinxing myself!) so I am hoping she doesn't have hand, foot and mouth. We go to the doctor tomorrow for her 9 month check up, so if Ella is still not feeling great, hopefully we can get clarification about what else this little bug might be! 

Having a sick baby is the worst!! Hopefully Ella starts feeling better soon! 


  1. Poor Ella (and mama!). I hope she's feeling better. A sick and feverish baby is so tough on everyone.

  2. Hope everyone is feeling better! Your girl has the cutest clothes and something for every local sports team!! LOVE!