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Over our Spring Break we took a quick trip to Houston to see my mom.  While we were there we headed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  I hadn’t been in about 15 years and Mark had never been so, I thought it would be fun to take him and Christopher.  Here are some pictures of our day…

The calf actually licked him but, I missed it!

Not so much a fan of the cowboy hat but, so cute!

Big man on the tractor!

Helping Dad drive

My favorite picture of the day!

Christopher pooped out after about 3 hours but, we had a lot of fun and I definitely want to take him back when he’s big enough to go to the petting zoo.

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Woohoo!

We’re having a girl!  I am beyond excited.  I would have been happy either way but, seeing as I am only having two children, I really wanted a boy and a girl.  I think Christopher is going to be an awesome big brother.

So, now that we know it’s a girl we can pick out colors and decor.  I’m in heaven!  I’ve already decided that the colors for the nursery are going to be lavendar, sage, and white.  I was thinking about lavendar, sherbert, and pink but, I found a bedding set that I just fell in love with and that changed my mind 🙂

Lavendar Butterfly Collection

I think it’s adorable. And here is a picture of an adorable big brother with is Daddy.

Big Bro with Daddy

It’s definitely been an exciting month.  We’ve had snow, birthdays, ER visits, public vomiting, 5 year wedding anniversaries, spring break trips, and we found out the sex of Baby #2.  It’s been crazy!

First up, my birthday.  I decided this year that instead of turning 29 and then getting a year older each year afterward, I would just turn 27 this year and every year after.  That works for me.  It was a nice day.  We had music class, lunch with a friend and then dinner out with Dad.  Lots of eating is always good for me 🙂

After fun birthday times came the sickness from hell.  This started with taking Christopher to see his dad perform as Axel Lara, complete with wig, at the high school percussion concert.  While Dad was a huge hit, we didn’t get to see him because about 2 minutes before he was supposed to get on stage Christopher threw up everything he had eaten for the past week all over me, himself, the floor and about 4 seats around us.  Lucky for concert goers, we always sit in the very back row where no one else sits.   So, while Axel was doing his thing we were running to the bathroom and I was trying not to add to the mess.  Thanks goes to the completely random woman that was sitting in front of me with the 18 month old that followed me to the bathroom and helped me change Christopher and clean up his clothes.  I’m not sure I could be that kind.

Yuck.

After that, we made an immediate exit only to have the next day followed with diapers you wouldn’t believe.  Let’s just say I have done more laundry and given more baths than I care to count.  So, we went to the doctor.  Not only did Christopher have an ear infection but, he had the Rotavirus.  This is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.  Fun times!  And it lasts for 3-5 days.  Awesome.  There is actually a vaccine for this but, my pediatrician doesn’t offer it because of the newness of the vaccine and the problems with the previous one.

After we established Christopher’s problem, basically it was “this is what the problem is…no, we can’t do anything about it…have fun cleaning up every 4 hours for the next week.”  Then I got sick.  I have never been so sick in my life.  I really don’t care to recount the fun details of that.  But, since I’m pregnant and I was to the point of having nothing left to throw up my OB told me to go to the ER.  Aah, the ER, my favorite place on earth.  Luckily, after the initial really awful triage nurses my nurse and the doctor treating me were really good.  They pumped me full of fluids for 6 hours and then I got to go home where I promptly started throwing up again.  Unfortunately, my pharmacy doesn’t open until 8 and it was around 6:30 when the nausea meds wore off.  After the pharmacy opened, it was all good.

Another round of thanks goes to my awesome brother that came and watched Christopher for me while Mark, also sick, went to work.  I don’t know what I would have done without him!  Luckily, I only needed him the one day.

Slowly, but surely, with lots and lots of fluids we all started feeling better.  Poor Christopher had the worst of it but, after about a week and half he’s finally eating again and making up for lost time!

So, we are all still alive and finally able to leave the house.  Mark has been on Spring Break this past week which has definitely been nice.  Later, I’ll post some pictures from our quick trip to Houston and fun times at the rodeo.