Friday, September 24, 2010

How does this happen?

Explain to me how someone (me) who has to brush her teeth after eating everything so they can put their Invisalign trays back in ends up having TWO new cavities. I don't get it.

So frustrating.

I haven't posted in a while. Here is what is going on with us:

I got rid of the highchair. Yay! More room in the kitchen! Now he uses a booster and sits with us at the table. I am trying to decided if I want to sell the highchair on craig's list. It is taking up room in my closet right now. The only reason I haven't listed it is because my office bought it for me and I just feel bad doing that. I did sell my jogger on craig's list last week and ended up using the $ from that to buy a new umbrella stroller. It comes in today and I am excited to see it. More room in the trunk of my car!

And Andrew went to Dick's to get a soccer ball for his indoor team to practice with and while he was there he bought a little size 1 ball for Colin. It is so cute.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


So last night when you girls were talking about Halloween and how you already were buying some of the pieces of your kids costumes I figured I should probably order Colin's before it was too late. We already knew what he was going to be...I just had to decide if I wanted to make it or order it. So last night I went ahead and ordered it so I could send it back and make it if it ended up not fitting (the smallest size they had was we will see).

Can you guess who Colin will be this year?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Getting back to normal

On Tuesday Dr Lowe did a throat swab, and chest x-ray, attempted a urine sample, and did some blood work. Everything came back as normal except his blood work that showed elevated levels of something that indeed indicated a virus. And after all that his fever broke that afternoon. He still isn't sleeping great yet, but no fever and a happy boy again during the day is making my life more pleasant.

My sister is still in the hospital and they are just waiting for her so they know everything is working again. She found out yesterday that she does have insurance. That was an answered prayer. I know, you are thinking "how do you not know if you have insurance??" Well, it involves applying for COBRA when she started working at Red Rooster and never hearing back from them...thankfully she is covered and the nice financial lady at Vanderbilt did the digging for her that she didn't know how to do.

Since she hasn't been released yet I am trying to figure out how to baby proof my office so I can bring Colin with me tomorrow since my mom has been staying up there with her. I am still not sure how this is going to work but I think I will need to bring my baby gate and many quiet toys. Hopefully he is on good behavior and doesn't bother anyone and we have no customers scheduled to come in tomorrow. I am ready for a normal week.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I am so tired my eyes are burning

I wasn't sure how to title this, so I just put how I currently feel. And there you have it.

Today is day 5 of this damn fever. Add to that that he screams all night. Not whimpers and acts lethargic like I would expect with the flu or a virus...but screams like I am cutting off his fingers. Twice I have considered taking him to the ER - Sunday night and last night. He screams so long and loud that I am sure he is about to pop a blood vessel in his forehead.

I told Andrew they can prick him for a blood sample and swab his throat, but I am not leaving that office with "its just a virus."

I have been busting my butt since Friday night to get his fever to stay below 104 and even alternating Motrin and Tylenol every three hours will not bring his fever below 101. Andrew is home with him this AM so I can get some things done at the office - people still have to get paid and I am the one that does that.

I know that kids get sick and I expected it with starting a new play group and MDO all at the same time...but the screaming and the fact that he is inconsolable is wearing me thin and making think there is more to this. SOMETHING is hurting him. I almost broke out the bottle of medicine that we were given when he was colicky. Yes, I saved it. I am too afraid to toss it. It was liquid gold. I never want to forget what it was called and how it was spelled.

Also, my sister had to have emergency surgery on Sunday so keep her in your thoughts/prayers. She has ulcerative colitis and went to the ER with pain and vomiting on Friday night. They went in Sunday to find her intestine were twisted and there was quite a bit of scare tissue built up from previous surgeries. She will be out of work for a month while she recovers. Please pray that she heals fast, can find a way to pay for her surgery, and that she will not be worried about losing her job while she recovers. I am not sure how her job works while she is out (she manages at the Red Rooster in Nashville and works weekends at the Spaghetti Factory) but my mom told me she was freaking out about it when she found out she would have surgery. On that note...if you know anyone hiring that has health insurance let me know...I will give you her resume. =)