She had a blast! She still asks where her party is and wants us to sing Happy Birthday to her. When I tell her that her birthday is over and now we need to wish Daddy happy birthday (his 30th is March 5) she says, "No! It's my own birthday!" We had no idea she'd be so into it! She loved being around her friends and family and of course loved the attention and the presents! Here are some photos from her birthday weekend.
Playing with her new easel with her buddy Emmett
Lovin' on Mamaw and Papaw
Sweet moment with Grandma
She loves her new baby doll furniture
Posing with the cake before we sing
"Night night baby"
At Jump and Jacks the next day
Even went swinging at the park in 40 degree weather
We had so much fun celebrating with family and just enjoying our girl. She is getting so grown up and is so full of joy! She is also pacifier free for about a week now! Yay Lila!
A quick update about the ENT visit. The Thursday before her birthday we took her in to see Dr Cotton at Cincinnati Children's for her ongoing breathing/vomiting issues. He did a scope down her nose into her throat, which we had to hold her arms and legs down for (arms so she wouldn't grab the scope, legs so she wouldn't kick him). I was holding her on my lap so I couldn't see her face but it was extremely traumatizing. More so for us than her, luckily. We then had to get x-rays done of her throat. Also traumatizing. I've never seen her cry and fight so hard. I was shaking for 20 minutes after we left. My poor baby.
We got a call back the next day that nothing is abnormal structurally with her throat. They were checking to see if she had any congenital trachea or airway issues. They've ruled that out at this point. Now we need to go back in for a Video Swallow Study to check out her throat, airway, esophagus as she is eating and swallowing. I guess this will help them see if she is aspirating her food or if there is something else going on.
Since that appointment she's had two other incidents. One before her birthday party and one in the car yesterday on our way to daycare and work. She was eating a banana in the car and choked and vomited. Lovely. I had to turn around and go home to change her clothes, my clothes and clean the carseat and car. She was upset because she got her blankie messy and was hungry. She just wanted to cry and be held and I cried right along with her. It's so tough to see your baby like that and not know why it's happening. These breathing and vomiting problems are making my working mom duties even more difficult! I hope we figure it all out soon.
Anyway, when she's not sick, she is the happiest little toddler in the world. So glad she had a great birthday! Happy Birthday Lila bean!