today was my first attempt at taking down and packing up our christmas decor. i say first attempt because i didn't get very far. birdie is sick with a temperature of 102.2, a horrible cough and a nose like a faucet. it was the first time in all of her 16 months that i thought, maybe we should take her to see a doctor. gemma has never been to the doctor before. we are usually a pretty healthy bunch. in fact milla has only been to the doctor once in her nine years and julian has been four times, three of them due to ear infections when he was very small. we stocked up on natural remedies for birdie this morning. she slept most of the day in my arms or aubrey's and luckily by this evening she was running around, full of energy and playing like normal. i think that all of the rest, extra snuggles and medicine did her well. i will keep a close eye on her tonight and see how her temperature is in the morning, but i think she's on the mend.
we received word that some of my best friends are having a baby tonight. she's in transition right now. i'm so excited and happy for them! they decided to wait to be surprised with the gender of the baby but elise let me peek at the ultrasound results a couple of days ago so i know what they're having! i feel so special and cannot wait to meet the new little one.
bottom image is of birdie starting to feel a little better this evening. such a trooper.