Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big sister

I am working my way through our vacation photos and videos and should have some up later (maybe tonight), but I wanted to write about what happened last night first before I forget.

We went to Chik-fil-a for dinner last night because it was Spirit Night for Riley's school (they donate a portion of the money made to the school), so we got home late for us, about 6:30pm, and the girls were both tired and a bit cranky. I was downstairs cleaning up a bit and organizing for the next day and Todd brought the girls upstairs to get them ready for bed.

I could hear some screaming (Annie), and then I heard Todd tell her several times not to scratch/pinch (she does this A LOT!)...and then I heard him give her a "time-out" (we are starting with them, short ones, because of the hitting...and scratching...and pinching....and biting!!). Anyway, I could hear Annie getting a little upset, mostly whining because of the time out. And then all H#LL broke out. Riley LOST it...big time. She started yelling at Todd that he was mean, that he couldn't do that to her, that she was just a baby.

I came running upstairs and she was hysterical....crying and yelling at Todd and he didn't know what to do. Annie was just staring at her- and then she started crying because Riley was crying.....I took Riley into her room and tried to calm her down- she was MAD!!! I tried to explain to her that Annie is going to get A LOT of timeouts....and that she was old enough and that she (Riley) can't get upset every time it happens....

Eventually she calmed down and was ok. We put them both to bed early and then I think Todd and I passed out because I don't remember much else from the exhaustion!!!!!! What a night!

Monday, September 14, 2009

She is a giant!

Annie and I went for her 1st year check up about 2 weeks ago, about 2 weeks after her birthday. She did very well waiting, although it wasn't too long before they took us back. As usual, they measured her- she is still off the charts for height, and then weighed her- think she was around 23ish pounds, about 75 percentile, I think. She is definitely healthy!

Then I asked if they were going to test her blood for hemoglobin- when she was sick a few months ago, they told us her hemoglobin was a bit low, so I wanted to make sure it was ok now. Well, that turned into a bit of a fiasco....the nurse pricked her finger and got the blood, but it took a while, so I think she was a bit flustered and put the band-aid on wrong....when she left, I could see that her finger was still bleeding, so I tried to stop it with some tissue, but it just still kept bleeding. I was in the middle of that (of course, all the while Annie SCREAMING) when the doctor walked it. He took the band-aid off and had to try to stop the blood flowing- it took a while- enough that he asked if anyone in our family had any bleeding issues...but it finally stopped and we put on a new band-aid. Poor little thing was so upset by this point, understandably....she didn't want anything to do with the rest of the visit.

Other than that, she is good to go for another 6 months....we need to try to get her off the last nighttime bottle, which I will work on after we get back from the beach.... :)

Catch up, sort of!

Wow- it's been a while! Sorry about that! We have lots and lots going on here at the Hildebrand household and I am so behind in blogging about all of it. I know you all want to know everything, and I will try to get to it all- Riley starting school, Annie's 1 year check up and stats, our busy month of birthday parties and fun weekends, some illnesses thrown in for good measure....and of course, PICTURES!

Let's take care of some of that now:
A few weekends ago we went to Grace's house for her third birthday- it was a pool party. Riley and Annie had a great time and Kristy shared these wonderful pictures with me from her brother-in-law....enjoy!