Friday, March 16, 2012

Vacation to Cancun, MX

I have to say, vacation this year started off rough. The night before our flight Addison woke up coughing, hoarse, and warm (no fever though). She was very upset. It took me twenty minutes to calm her back down to sleep and a little dose of medicine. I didn't sleep that night. She sounded horrible while breathing in her sleep. I can't even describe it. I didn't even close my eyes. We had to get up at 4am and I told myself if she seemed any worse or the medicine didn't seem to work when I woke her up then we just wouldn't go. I didn't know what was going on with her but she sounded down right awful. But when I got her up she was very calm so we decided to go on. She did excellent on the flight, still hoarse voice and cough, but happy. The first night there she woke up screaming again. I had already given her Tylenol an hour prior but she was very hot to even touch. She only had a 100 degree temp but again her cough and her screaming really concerned me. I was petrified. I wanted to break down and cry, she seemed to be in pain. Hub and I went over options. Being in a foreign country I really really didn't want to take her to the hospital but I was prepared to if I thought she needed urgent care. I woke up my sister who had baby Motrin. I called my parents room at 1am and was nearly shaking. I felt so helpless being there. It was the unknown that scared me the most. I kept thinking of the commercial of the 'whopping cough' because that's how bad she sounded. I told my mom if she wasn't better in the morning that I wanted to fly home. I stripped Addison down to her diaper and soothed her as much as possible. I felt like a terrible mother to bring my knowingly sick infant to a foreign country. Thankfully, twenty minutes later her fever broke and she fell back asleep. The next day she woke up in a good mood. I kept her fever down with medicine throughout the next two days but otherwise she was as happy as ever, without much of a voice. Every day after she improved. She still, now, has a little cough. I'm just so thankful she recovered quickly. It felt like the worst situation to be in with an infant but I am glad I had my family there for support!

4Anyway, the rest of the week went well. There was a lot of fun in the sun poolside, drinks, and listening to ocean waves. Addison really enjoyed herself, sick and all. She spent lots of time napping her stroller while mommy attempted to get a little tan. Being out there was the perfect white noise for her so she took good naps. Going out to the market and lunch went well too. She just loves seeing new surroundings! And, surprisingly, traveling with five kids four years and under wasn't as bad as expected. And for the most part they were all pretty well behaved!
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Of course I took a million more so it was hard to pick just a few to share :) And of course 95% of them are of Addison :)


Andrea said...

I'm so sorry she was sick, that much have been terrifying being in another country! Thank God you had your parents there! Pics look like y'all had an amazing time!

Tara said...

That had to be hard! I bet Addison is very glad to have had that trip! :) Those pictures are just absolutely beautiful!! She is a doll! For real! That beach looks so beautiful!

Tara said...

oh and you have a rockin' bod!! :)

The Best of Both Worlds said...

I'm so glad everything was okay with Addison and you guys were able to stay and enjoy your vacation! I love B and O in the 2nd picture of all the kids! Addison is so cute and happy in all her pictures! & almost all ofthem has her tongue out hahaha. Great photos!

x S.K.K x said...

I am so happy you got to enjoy your Vaca even after a rough start! Oh Im dying looking at these photos!!! They are just stunning!!!! so much fun! your header is gorgeous and the one of Addison and your husband in the middle just melted my heart!

Kathy said...

Wow, what a rough first night. :/ I am glad her sickness ended fairly quickly though and you were able to enjoy yourselves.

Wonderful pictures, as always.

OH, what a sexy beach bod. ;) I better look like that after giving birth. MILF, muahahaha.

Natalie said...

She is so so cute! I Love all of her hats & swimsuits!! :)

Rebecca said...

adorable pictures! i love the 5th picture down

Andie said...

Great captures! She is adorable!! And, did you really have a baby not too long ago? Seriously? You are one rockin' Mama! ;)

Kat said...

As always, your photos are spectacular and your family is just GORGEOUS.

As for the sick baby - OMG I SO FEEL YOU! I swear I held my breath while reading about it. Once, when our Addison was about 6 months old we took her to the Cape to stay overnight with our BFFs and their baby. We kept feeding her baby Tylenol to keep her from being a screaming monster, but things were going pretty well. Then when it was time for bed, she screamed for almost an hour and I couldn't take it any more. We packed up and drove the 4 hours home in the middle of the night. Thankfully she fell asleep in the car and felt better a couple of days later (once they figured out that she had a double ear infection and took meds), but I felt terrible - helpless, scared.

Anonymous said...

Love your photos. Gorgeous!!!!!

kyna... said...

Beautiful photos!! I can only imagine how scary that must have been for you with Addison sick! So glad everything worked out okay!
♥ Kyna
P.S- what brand of baby carrier is that in one of the pictures?? Curious because I am in search of one for my sister who is pregnant with #2, and needs a new one! :-)

Mallorie said...

Oh no..I'm sorry she was sickey!! :-( I loved the pictures though!!! And where do you get her headbands?? I love them!

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

I'm dying over your beach shots. Like seriously dying! I didn't get to do my sunset beach shots in FL this year (and I didn't last year either)... grrr! Yours are just gorgeous. And I don't know how you did it... but your pics with the sun higher in the sky are equally gorgeous! Mine were a major fail with the harsh lighting and dark shadows. BEAUTIFUL job!

Jaymi said...

these are great shots! so glad she felt better quickly! and um, that bikini shot? did you really just have a baby!! super impressed :)

Our Family of Four said...

These shots are fantastic!! You take wonderful pictures! Do you mind me asking what type of camera you use and your favorite lens for shots like this? I have a 200mm and I love it, but it's not the lightest thing. Any suggestions you have would be much appreciated!

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