So…we are not in Kentucky right now. As I have learned since having a baby, plans can change at the last minute. You have to cancel dinner plans with friends because the baby is just too fussy. You show up at church real late because one thing after another sets you back on that particular Sunday morning. You have to leave the photographer’s studio because your baby is just not “cooperating.” And on it goes.
This time it was a much-planned-out road trip to Kentucky, by way of Savannah. Friday we met Joe’s parents for lunch. Hannah was fine. Friday afternoon, Hannah was not fine. In fact, she was quite sick. We are guessing it was just a stomach bug but it was nasty. She also has a bad cough which causes her to gag, sometimes to the point that she throws up because of that. Friday night she was very lethargic. I was scared. We were scared. We took her in to see a doctor in Savannah on Saturday morning. They ran some tests and told us they would need to admit her if she continued the way she was. We called Jesup and talked to a nurse nurse at the hospital. Our pediatrician was on call and we wanted to be sure he knew what was going on with her. Of course, we received conflicting advice, which is always fun (by fun I mean frustrating), and in the end Joe and I (with input from our moms of course) made the best decisions we could. She’s doing much better now, but still has the cough. Her appetite is coming back too. She is her active, happy self again. Joe left early Sunday morning to make the long drive, while Hannah and I returned to Jesup. Our plans are now to join Joe for his second week of school. Hopefully everything works out. Most important, however, is for Hannah to get well…
Switching gears to a happier subject, how about I write about our trip to Fernandina last week? We were fortunate enough to be invited our friends, Anna and Wade, to come down to their place at the beach. It was two days, Sunday to Tuesday, but it was wonderful. Joe and I both love the beach, and it was as relaxing as being on vacation with a 10-month old can be. Anna and Wade’s two girls, Erin and Kristen, are awesome. They loved Hannah, and Hannah loved them. And Joe and I loved that they were so sweet to take care of her on a few occasions to let us have some grown-up time with our friends. We had a great time and are so thankful to them for the invite.
I thought it would be a good idea to take some pictures of Hannah in the pretty sand dunes. As you can see, it didn’t go so well… Look at that pout!