Tuesday, December 31, 2013

McWane fun!

We headed to the McWane Center today for a little playtime. We have season passes and D just loves going! Carter is not quite old enough to really love it yet, but she is a good sport and tags along. 












Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013

We had a great Christmas! David's parents actually had their heat go out, so they spent the night Christamas Eve and got to see the girls on Christmas morning too! Santa was very good to the girls this year. Delaney woke up about 7:00 and was ready to see what Santa left for her. Carter was really excited about playing with paper this year! Seriously, every present we opened she just walked off chewing on the paper. My mom came over shortly after we woke up to check out the girls loot and visit before we headed to my dad's house. We headed to my dad's for brunch to celebrate Christmas with them. We love getting to spend time with them and my grandparents. My grandfather has been really sick lately, so we were so blessed to be able to spend time with him.
We are so thankful for all our blessings! We are most grateful for Jesus Christ and the gift of His birth!! Merry Christmas!!




















 

Christmas Eve with Gigi!

We always spend Christmas Eve with my mom and her family. As always, we were so spoiled by her! The girls LOVE their Gigi and can never get enough of her! It was a great night spending time with family! Merry Christmas!






























 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Brizendine Family Christmas 2013!

We went to David's sister's house in Gadsden for Christams today. We had a blast and Delaney is always in her happy place when we're all together. At one point today she came up to me on her own and whispered, "I'm having a fun time!" So cute. Carter had a blast too, but was so worn out from not napping! We just love hanging out with our families and have the best time. My mom couldn't make it this year becaus she was getting over the flu, and Brock was also sick and couldn't come. We missed them so much! Were looking forward to Christmas with my mom's family tomorrow night. We are so blessed and thankful for everything we have been given. We are most thankful for the gift of Jesus! 




























Sunday, December 22, 2013

COH Christmas!

Last night we attended our church's Christmas service. We absolutely love our church and feel so blessed to be a part of Highlands. We let Delaney go to the service with us because we knew she would love all the beautiful music and the candlighting at the end. Carter also came with us because she is still not 100% well. She did pretty good and I took her out for a bit about halfway through. We are so grateful for the birth of our Savior Jesus! We want to always teach our girls the real meaning for the season. We had a great night!






 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hospital Stay



Well, Carer ended up being admitted to the hospital per my previous post. We thought she was on the mend, but she quickly took a turn for the worst. Wednesday my mom was keeping her and called to let me know she had been sleeping all day. When she woke up from her nap around 1:00 her fever was up to 103.7, and she was breathing very rapidly (think panting like a puppy). I rushed home from school and headed to the doctors office to be there when they opened back up from lunch. Unfortunately for us, they closed for good at 1:00 that day. We headed toward the after hours clinic while we waited on the after hours nurse to call us back. Once we got in touch with her she told us their after hour clinic wasn't open until 4:30, and there was no guarantee that they would be able to see us right then. She told us to go straight to the Children's ER, and she would let them know we were on the way.
When we arrived at the emergency room they immediately took us back. Her temp was up to 104 when we arrived, and she had just taken Motrin an hour and a half before. They hooked her up to the oxygen machine and her levels were in the 80's and sometimes low 90's. They tried to get an IV started to give her some fluids as well. This was the absolute worst part. We had to hold her down on the bed and it took forever for them to even locate a vein. They blew 6 of her veins before an IV specialist was able to get a needle in without the vein blowing. This was about an hour and a half process. I would have to pick her up between attempts, and then they would send a different nurse to try and the process would start all over again. At one point they were going to use the vein in her head for the IV, and that was about my breaking point. Once they looked good at her head they decided that wasn't a good option so didn't try. So long story short, we were admitted until Carter could keep her oxygen levels up without requiring help from an oxygen machine and didn't need fluids. We also found out in the huge amount of tests that she had RSV, which then turned in to the broncholitis. We spent the night, and we were released late the next afternoon. I slept in the huge crib at the hospital with her because she kept pulling the oxygen line out of her nose. We were very well cared for though and everyone there was so great! We hope we never have to visit again!!