Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Visits & Visitors

My apologies to Bridgette's loyal fan(s) who check(s) the blog consistently. I'm afraid my "free" time on Monday wasn't free this week.

And so, on to a series of visits and visitors:

Most importantly, my mother came to visit us from Texas. It was a short but lovely reunion.

This is what happens when you compliment the captain's landing. FEMA regulations just disappear.

Gram's visit coincided with my first major test in Chronic & Infectious Disease, so she came with Bri and me to campus on Tuesday and helped care for the babe while I racked my brain for details on various helminths and polysaccharide v/s conjugate vaccines.

Gram & Bri went on a long walk in the chilly outdoors which Bridgette enjoyed immensely.

Playing on the couch at BYU. Bridgette is really starting to look like "herself" now that she's into her fourth month of life.

Gram participated in the day-to-day: feedings, bathtime, bedtime, bag changes. And she made sure Bridgette wore her little red shoes for the first, and last, time.

We were also visited by the Cold Fairy over the weekend, and she sprinkled us with virus dust. We all inhaled deeply then spent a few days tired, coughing, sneezing and taking Tylenol. I'm grateful to be able to nurse still, so those tiny Antibody Fairies could help Bridgette recover quickly. She seems to be doing well. We've only dredged up a few goobers today.

We visited Vineyard, a short way from our home, on Sunday. We found open fields galore, and the dogs had bounteous fun. As soon as we unleashed them, Piper took off and ran in huge circles, back-and-forth, everywhere! She's a loyal pup, and I wasn't worried about her running away. Only I don't know that I've ever seen her so excited simply to romp! She and Chewy played hard (very hard) for about 45 minutes before resting - panting, pooped, and happy. Then we took them down to Utah Lake for a visit to the marshes. They were both a bit skittish about the noises coming from the reeds.

p.s. - Bridgette goes to sleep now by sucking not her binky or fingers, but her own tongue. It's pretty cute.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that I was able to make the trip to Utah, even if it was only for a few days. I miss you and feel lonely too. Wish we all lived closer together.

Love you,