Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Christmas to Remember...

Well, this year was Emery's first Christmas... out of my belly. We have had a fabulous past few weeks, birthday parties, visits from family, and a lot of anticipation for celebrating Christmas... Emery met Santa at the beginning of December, it did NOT go well. But we also went to the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, had emery free evenings at a few holiday parties, and put up our first regular size Christmas tree! We had to put a fence around it because Emery likes to unwrap presents... She still managed to get her hands through and unwrap a few...
The Wednesday before Christmas, Emery came down with a slight fever, which over night turned into a bad fever and by Christmas Eve evening, it had gotten up to 102.5. We stripped her down to her diaper, took her home and stuck her in a cool bath. Unfortunately, that didn't help and it went up even more. In a matter of minutes it went up to 103.5 and she had a fever induced seizure. It appeared that she had stopped breathing and we called 911. They were there so quickly and we were taken to our local Memorial Hospital. Apparently, when you have a seizure you hold your breathe, but I am glad we called. It took a few hours, but her fever broke and we were able to make it home before Christmas. It was the scariest thing to ever happen, but I am so thankful for my family and their quick response of support. Emery was a grouch for a few days, but did LOVE opening her presents with her cousin, Madison. They sure do love each other. Emery is back to her sassy self and we have never been more thankful for her! I can't believe my little girl is nearly 10 months old.... where does the time go?
Stay tuned as I begin to plan her first birthday! Tutus and tiaras here we come!

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