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March 30, 2009

"doctor DOCTOR, Mr. MD, DOCTOR!"

I love that old song! Aubrey & I both grew up on oldies music and could sing you every song on "oldies 96.3eeeee!" I never finished part 3 of my blog trilogy. So here ya go...just a week late!:-)

We had been home from Nashville for about a week & a half when it happened...our first real sickness!:-( Grady woke up on a Thursday morning (March 12th, to be exact :) with a fever and a nasty cough that had been coming on for a few days. We took him to the doc where she prescribed some breathing treatments for the little guy's wheezy cough! She also gave him a low dose antibiotic for what looked to be an ear infection comin' on! She told us that after a few treatments, he'd be fine and wouldn't fight us anymore. What she didn't tell us is that we needed a dang straight jacket for those first few!:-) Poor guy...we would strap him into the bouncy seat and each hold an arm and he screamed the whole time! It seriously broke my heart! But she was right...after that, he would just sit and watch one of his videos w/ the mask on - pitiful, I tell you!

What made it even worse was that he seemed to be getting worse instead of better! By Saturday morning, his temperature was still hangin' around and even higher...103! So, we took him to Acute Kids (such a great place, btw) where they put him on a stronger antibiotic b/c they said it looked to be bacterial after all. The doc said that though the breathing treatments were helpful, they weren't necessary...WHAT!? Don't tell me that this torture was for nothin'! He said that they had definitely helped open up his airways and w/ the healing process overall...SHEW! So glad he stuck that in!:-) By Monday the kid had no fever, less fussies!:), and just a lingering cough! HALLELUJAH! I'm sure glad Spring is headed our way here in TX!!!

March 19, 2009

part 2 - time w/ the fam in Nashville...

When we weren't doing shower stuff, we got to catch up & spend lots of time w/ family & friends!

Grady w/ his cousin Abbie...

w/ Abbie & Hannah Grady & Hannah
giving Trystin a high-five! w/ his cousins Trystin & Jace... me & my girlies!!!
hangin' w/ Uncle Mike!

Hannah, Grady, Everett & Ethan playing w/ Michael's tools...

Grady did so well on both plane rides! He flirted, explored everything, ate cheerios, slept, played...I was so proud! When we arrived back in Dallas, this is what we found...

What a sweet welcome home!!!


March 17, 2009

Part 1 - Sonya's Shower

Sorry for the lack of posts lately...we are finally coming up for air after a few weeks of unbelievable craziness! I plan on posting a tid-bit each day for the next few days to get you caught up on what's been goin' on w/ the McGowans!

The last weekend in February, Grady & I took a trip to Nashville for Aunt Sasha's shower! Despite the fact that it was 30 degrees and raining...the shower was a huge success! Everything was green and pink...even the chocolate!:-) It was a 'sweet shower' and I have seriously never seen so much yummy dessert in my life! Sonya got some of the cutest stuff...doesn't hurt that she has such great taste!:-)

Here are a few pics...

The bride-to-be & me!
filling her plate w/ sweets!
only half of the dessert table!!!
pink & green m&m's - party favors
the only boy allowed at the shower...he had a highchair on the front row!:-)
Grady & Nana
The Boyd ladies all in attendance...
Me & Kim w/ Ang
Grady & Gaga...
to be continued....