Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New tricks

Grandma and Papa taught Allyssa to "brrrr" her lips in response to them. Since we've been home she's been showing off her new trick.

Grandma and Allysssa

Papa with Allyssa during our trip to Sadler

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Home again

We got home Saturday night. Allyssa did really well on most of the flights. It has been crazy busy since we got back with church, a 1st birthday party for one of our friends, and getting Allyssa's TB medicine. Also, the internet has been cranky, so it is hard to post things on this blog. However, I have had time to hang up Allyssa's new picture from Jay (her uncle) which has made my nights less boring since I can stare at a beautiful picture at 2am instead of a blank wall!! I'll have pictures up soon of our trip!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

To Grandma's house we go!

Allyssa and I are going to visit Grandma and Papa this week while David is at a conference. We're flying by ourselves. Yikes! There will be pictures when we get back!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Allyssa feeds herself

Okay, so she's feeding herself a spoon with nothing on it, but at least she knows which end belongs in her mouth!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuberculosis Scare of 2007

Drew Speaker (Atlanta personal-injury lawyer)went on an aircraft with milti-drug-resistant tuberculosis earlier this year, but that wasn't the only tuberculosis scare this year. When Allyssa was in the hospital when she was born, someone there (we suspect a nurse, but they keep those things under wraps) had tuberculosis. All the babies in the NICU for an undisclosed amount of time (I met someone who had a 7 month old being tested. My baby is 5 months old.) are being tested for it. The health department came to my home, unannounced, and told me that they needed to test Allyssa right away, in our home. They tested her on Monday. They told us to go to Harlingen and get a chest x-ray on Tuesday. Today they came back to read her arm. It was negative! Thank you all who knew and were praying for her. She'll be re-tested in 8 to 10 weeks. This is because they do not know how developed the immune system is for a baby that premature. It is just an extra precaution.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Mangos make Allyssa close her eyes and make a sour face (but they really don't taste sour to me). She eats them anyways though!


This is a Halloween gift from one of our friends here. Allyssa loves it!

Prunes may not help her tummy, but they make her face look festive!

Beautiful Bird

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