February 23, 2008

Happy Gabbiversary!

Today marks one year since Gabbie came home from the hospital. Greta was so scared that she slept on the hardwood floors next to the crib so she could hear every breath. I remember being so terrified of bringing home a kid on oxygen, and soon we would have three. I can honestly say, I don't miss last winter very much. It was wonderful to bring the babies home, but nowadays things are much more fun. It certainly has been an action packed year.

Today, Greta noticed a tiny red bump on Gabbie that looked like a little bug bite. As the morning went on, more started to appear. Soon, all three of the babies had these little red dots all over their bodies. It looked as though we were facing a triple chicken pox infection. We called the doctor's office who informed us that this was probably a latent reaction to the chicken pox vaccination they received on the 13th of February. Apparently, reactions can occur up to a month later. As I write this, the bumps are almost gone and the babies are super happy. Whew! Grandma and Grandpa came in for the weekend so that we could go out to dinner tonight for Greta' birthday (which is the 25th), and I am glad we didn't have to cancel.

The pictures are of Gabbie from the day she came home and from her trip to Urban Toddler on Thursday, where she took on cashier duty. She has come a long, long way. Happy birthday to my Dad and Sister whose birthdays are both tomorrow.


Whitney said...

Hi guys!

I haven't seen you in a while - or the babies. They look wonderful - so happy and healthy.

I am so happy that everything is working out and getting better...you all deserve it.

Happy Birthday Greta!

Hanselman Family said...


Looking forward to Lake Mitchell.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Greta! What a great birthday present - Gabbie coming home! My dad's 75th birthday present in 2005 was Steve coming home with new lungs and actually coming down to my parents' house for the first time in close to 2 years! (They only live 4 houses away from each other.) Happy birthday to Rob and Sarah too! Lisa D.

The Buckley Family said...

Happy belated b-day Greta! I'm so glad to hear that overall things went great with Niklas' appointment. I didn't realize that he had the similar problem as Annabel with the "walls" - thankfully hers' have still allowed passages to drain thus far but it is always a worry at every follow-up.

What an amazing year it was for you as well in '07. Gabby looks great, absolutely adorable!!