September 20, 2007
I forgot to post this year's addition to the red chair album last week. That is really the only decent shot I got. The rest were grumpy, slumpy, or eyes closed. She was not into it and I didn't have the energy to try for a re-shoot.
She has been testing me lately. I wish I could take some patient, peace pills or something. Man-oh-man is she a strong-willed little girl. I haven't been writing about parenting issues on here for a long time, but there has certainly been some doozies. How many borderline nervous breakdowns can a momma have? Yesterday we had a very trying day, one thing after another all day and then on top of it all she suddenly got this little quarter-sized rash on her arm. Keely will obsess over the tiniest scratch for a day, so I was not looking forward to what the rash would bring. Then, within about an hour the rash had spread up her arm. She was flailing and itching and going bonkers. I thought maybe a bug had bit her and she was having a reaction. I finally got her to lay down and she miraculously fell asleep. I went in to check on the rash and it was everywhere! All over her little white body. It was puffy and hot and huge! Her cheeks were violet and I was ready to cart her to the E.R. Panic mommy set in fast and I was checking her breathing every 2 seconds. I got a hold of her dr. and we all decided it was hives. Once she woke up we got some benadryl on her and rocked her until the itching stopped.