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Sadie’s First Ear Infection + Coffee Talk

Poor Sadie girl came down with an ear infection last week. She randomly started tugging on her ear and acting not at all like her happy-go-lucky self. I gave her some Tylenol and booked an appointment to see the pediatrician the next morning.

Sadie did well at the appointment, except when the pediatrician wanted to look in her ear. We left the office with a diagnosis of an ear infection, a script for an antibiotic, and were on our way. I’m so thankful we were able to get in to the doctor quickly.

This little ear infection made me thankful that Sadie has been quite healthy otherwise! What a blessing. Another blessing? My mom had slept over that night because Jimmy was out of town for work. God knew when this mama needed her mama 🙂

Our little chicka doesn’t seem to be in too much pain. She’ll tug her ear and cry every now and then, and she’s not sleeping great, but she has taken everything in stride (even the diaper rash from the medicine, ugh). Getting the antibiotic in her has been quite the challenge! We tried giving her the amoxicillin in a mini medicine bottle, but that was a bit of a disaster, haha.

As I’ve mentioned before, she’s not a fan of bottles. We thought maybe she’d take the medicine from a bottle because it was bubblegum flavored, but nope! We’re using a syringe, but it seems like she just pushes the medicine right out of her mouth. Fellow parents, do you have any tips?!

Okay, enough about ear infections and bottles! Did everyone have a nice weekend? It was cold here in Pittsburgh, but we stayed warm with coffee!

Starbucks coffee date

My mother-in-law gave us Starbucks gift cards for Christmas, so we’ve been enjoying great coffee lately! I tried the Papua New Guinea blonde roast and loved it.

I had coffee on the brain this morning (see above about not getting much sleep, lol), so Sadie and I went on a little Starbucks date so I could work on editing my book.

Book editing at Starbucks

I tried the Kenya Barichu Reserve coffee, which was awesome. Having the Reserve coffee brewed in Starbuck’s Clover Brewing System was such a treat and reminded me of my coffee date with my dad around this time last year! Is anyone else really into the flavor profile of coffee, or are you in the coffee is coffee camp?

At home, Jimmy and I brew the Fair Trade Organic whole bean coffee from Aldi because it’s less than $5 for a 12 ounce bag and the coffee tastes great. If we go out to coffee shops like Starbucks, though, I really enjoy trying different blends and drinks!

Well, I better wrap this post up. Sadie is currently napping on me (I’m practicing my typing-with-one-hand skills, lol) and is starting to stir. Before I go, I need your help!

I’m still deciding on what to cook for our Valentine’s Day get-together. I’m considering the following: chili and cornbread, grilled barbecue ribs and chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, or a make your own pizza bar. What would you pick?!

Currently: September 2018

September is here. It’s crazy to think it’s already the ninth month of 2018! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life.

Summer morning with trees and sunshine

Current book Still slowly working my way through Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley and loving it. Also spending lots of time in the New Testament in my Bible!

Current song Control (Somehow You Want Me) by Tenth Avenue North. Pretty sure I could just play this on repeat for hours.

Current excitement Mavis has been doing really well with being held and having her paws touched lately! Her groomer said she has improved a lot with the paw touching and one of my pet sitting clients held her while sitting on the ground and touched her paws. What a difference from this time last year!

Girl holding American cocker spaniel

Current food I’ve been loving sloppy joes lately. I usually make them with ground beef or turkey, but recently marinated chicken in the sauce overnight and cooked it up for something new and different and it was great. I’ve also been eating lots of roasted pork loin with balsamic vinegar, garlic, and rosemary. I need to share that recipe soon!

Current confession Jimmy and I still need to order a bassinet for our little gal. I don’t know how we kept putting this off?! Does anyone know of any good brands? Parents: did you use a bassinet, or did your child sleep in their crib from the get go?

Current drink Still enjoying occasional Starbucks vanilla lattes. That foam!

Starbucks vanilla latte with foam

Current blessing Making it to full term in this pregnancy. God is so good. We’re continually thanking Him for the blessing of this sweet baby girl and praying He will bring her safely to into our arms later this month!

Current baked good I just made pumpkin brownies last night and they were wonderful! I’m definitely in the fall baking mood lately.

Current beauty product Butter London nail polish. I think the jewel tone of this polish is perfect for September! Also, I have no idea what Mavis is doing in the background of the picture?!

Butter London Queen Vic nail polish

Current obsession Wax melts and all things scented! I have wax warmers going in our house at all times when we’re home and have been loving fall or food-scented wax melts. I also put a Yankee Candle car jar in my truck in the lemon lavender scent and it makes driving so enjoyable 🙂

Current project I’m baking a cake on Saturday for my mother-in-law’s birthday party. I’m thinking I’ll do a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream! Can’t wait. Maybe I’ll even decorate it with rosettes or sprinkles!

Current fun Spending as much time as possible with Jimmy. It doesn’t matter what we do, I just adore being with him.

Husband and wife smiling

Current procrastination Cleaning our shower and tub. I clean our bathroom all the time, but I always put off scrubbing the shower and tub for some reason, lol.

Current app Bible Lens. It’s an app that creates graphics with Bible verses on them from pictures on your phone. It has been a fun new way for me to connect with God’s Word!

Tell me something current in your life!