Oh the tight wrap swaddle... I love a little baby all bundled up. I'm not going to lie, sometimes I still wish I could put you in that
So as you know, I had surgery on Friday. I wasn't going to have a party but my Mom convinced me to go for it. She promised to make all the food and get everything set up, so we invited our family over for a little BBQ and birthday party to celebrate. All I had to do was stay on the couch and watch it all unfold.
Cupcake time. When we announced that it was time to pull out the cupcakes the kids in the room went nuts. Seriously. This picture totally cracks me up. It's like she's say... "What on earth are these? Where have they been all my life?"
I managed to hobble over on my crutches for the big moment.
Blowing out the candles was a family affair.
And finally... Eme's first taste of her dairy free birthday cupcake. She loved it.
And then she had a major allergic reaction and Doug rushed her to the hospital. Seriously. She ate the icing... everything was good. Then she ate a part of the cupcake and her face turned red, welts emerged, her face got all swollen and she started complaining and itching like crazy. It was the worst reaction I'd ever seen in her so my Mom and Doug took her to emergency immediately. After a combo of benadryl and steroids and a few hours of observation to make sure she was okay, the doctor let her come home. We still don't know what exactly she reacted to-- the only thing in the cupcakes that she had not been exposed to previously was cocoa powder and food coloring. We'll be taking her back to the doctor in the next few weeks to get it figured out... and we've got a prescription for an epi pen now-- just in case.
Whew! What a birthday it was. And it was just another day at our house. Welcome to our world of surgeries, asthma attacks, and now allergy attacks. Life sure isn't boring around here... that is for sure :)
Allergy attacks and all-- I sure do love you sweetie! Happy birthday Emerson. Your second birthday party will be better... I promise!