Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ear Tubes and Red Shoes

After numerous ear infections, chronic congestion, night time coughs, and observed balancing/stability problems, we took Addison to a pediatric ENT and audiologist and discovered she had significant amounts of fluid in both ears. Last Thursday, she had outpatient surgery which included suctioning out some of the fluid and implanting ear tubes. We arrived at the childrens' hospital at 6:30 am thinking Addison would be the first patient of the day. How wrong we were! The waiting room was full of sleepy, crying, and hungry babies. Many were still in their cuddly PJ onesies with feet. Seems like ear tube placements and tear duct surgeries were the procedures for the day. After completing some paperwork, Addison's procedure started at 8:00 and was over by 8:15. We were back at home before 9:30. I'm happy to report that Addison is doing great.

So back to the title of this post...Ear Tubes and Red Shoes. Miss Addison got a new pair of sweet red Mary Janes by the trendy baby/toddler shoe company Preschoolians (FYI: You can find a new pair of these shoes for a fraction of the retail price on Ebay:-). Well Miss Addison LOVES these shoes! She actually goes around saying, "I like these shoes". When it was time to undress her to put on that sad little hospital gown, she protested when it came to taking off her shoes. The nurse said it was O.K for her to leave them on so Miss Addison went right into the operating room wearing her shiny red shoes. What can I say? Maybe she wanted to retain just a little bit of dignity. I think she got the shoe thing from her aunt Marilyn. Or maybe she got a little bit of it from
me:-) She is truly our child. Now presenting Addison's favorite shoes of the month:

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Monday, March 24, 2008

The Easter Egg Hunt

Miss Addison had her first Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. The event was held in the neighborhood park in front of our home. Aaron arrived an hour prior to the hunt to help other parents pick up dog poop and hide the eggs. I elected to be the parent that remained inside with Addison to prepare breakfast and dress her for the big event :-) I must say that Addison caught on to the concept of collecting eggs very quickly. Aaron proudly told people that Addison collected so many eggs in spite of starting with a big handicap (she arrived three minutes after the official starting time).

Sunday morning didn't go as smoothly but that's another story. I didn't even get a good picture of Addison in her Easter dress. However, we enjoyed a great brunch with my mom. It was a great weekend. A good time was had by all.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Welcoming Committee

I love to see Addison interact with other children. Today she decided to be a member of the Welcoming Committee for our March EthiopiaAdopt GA gathering. She met a couple of beautiful toddler girls in a group that tends to be dominated by handsome toddler boys. One of the sweeties arrived home from Ethiopia a month ago, while the other cutie pie will soon be relocating to Atlanta from the D.C. area (along with her parents of course :-) It turns out that the family who is relocating here are friends with a woman with whom I've communicated via adoption blogs and forums for the last two years. It really is a small world.

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