Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"It" & When Will They Learn...

J has "it". I don't dare mention what "it" is for fear that I am next in line, but if you read any of my posts over the weekend, you already know of "it" that will remain un-named.
(good god, I'm stuck in a harry potter movie...)

K is doing better. He's holding liquids down and some solid foods. Although B at daycare decided to put him in the swing approximately 30 minutes after he ate, which led him to throw up. Ooohhh, when will they learn...

K is also back on Zantac. We don't know if it will help, but he's been arching his back, screaming his head off and "wet burpy" so it's possible his reflux/heartburn is a contributing factor to his grumpiness.

When will this f-ed up flu season go away?!

Meme = Scientific?

I've been working on my Profile and have been looking through different meme's to get some ideas. After doing a Google search, my beloved Wikipedia threw me a curve ball.

Ok, so maybe I'm a bit daft but meme's didn't strike me as something that originated in science.
I figured they were just a blogging....."thing".

Go ahead, shake your head and wriggle your index finger at me, I can take it.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Little Man

Trying to not end the day on a bad post, here is a pic of K watching TV.
Don't worry, he was being educated on the IMPENDING DOOM OF MORE SNOW weather for the evening


Dr appt went fine. Dr. A told us to keep K on a liquid diet until he keeps it down for at least 24 hours. Then we can slowly introduce solids, via the BRAT diet.

K is doing ok. I guess the aftermath of the stomach flu is worse than the actual flu. Go figure.

Now the trick is to get my 10 month old to understand why he can only have 3 oz of formula at a time...

I Got Nothin'

Thursday, late afternoon -
J picks up K from daycare and they tell him that he has thrown up everything.
We get home, K throws up again.
The three of us go to urgent care to see what to do.
Dr. S says give him Pedialyte and then formula. If he tolerates those well, add solids in 24 hours.

Friday -
MIL, V, watches K for us. He doesn't throw up and even has a tiny bit of a saltine craker around noon. He drinks the Pedialyte and formula with no problem.
K does get a fever.

Saturday -
Fever goes down a bit. We continue his liquid diet until about 3 PM-ish. Decide to have him try some applesauce. Within 10 minutes, K has thrown up. We go back to the liquid diet.

Sunday -
K is out of character. He's keeping liquids down, but is incredibly fussy, arching his back, wants to be held but doesn't want to be held, rubs his eyes a lot, and does not want to play with anything.
We take him in to urgent care again. Dr. D tells us to stop giving him Pedialyte, put him on lactose free formula and resume his normal diet. (Note: this is the complete opposite of everything we've researched and been told by other DR.s)
We go home and around 4 PM-ish, do what Dr. D told us and gave him 1/2 jar of bananas. Within 10 minutes, the bananas were everywhere but in K's tummy. We cleaned him off and within 5 minutes of that, K got sick again.
J called the urgent care and chewed the ass of the barely there nurse and Dr. D (now known as Dr. dumshit in this house hold) for giving us directions that made our son sick again!
I called the on-call nurse for our Pediatrician and confirmed that we were doing the right thing by continuing the liquid diet and keeping our focus on making sure K didn't get dehydrated.
I also looked up on our Pediatrican's website and confirmed their treatment for vomiting was also what we had been doing this entire time.

Monday -
K had a 7 oz bottle, of which he drank 4 oz before vomiting, so he really only had 3 oz. He was fussy, only played for a little bit (20 minutes maybe) and wouldn't take any more formula. He arched his back, cried and I didn't know what to do.
We sat on the couch, wrapped up in his blanket and watched Fox News. After some wriggling, "dadada, mamamam, lala, babba", I watched K's eyes get heavy and he went to sleep.
I am in the process of doing 4 more loads of laundry (including the comforer on which K got sick on this morning) and counting down the minutes until our appt with the Ped, Dr. A.

I'm trying to figure out what to do about Dr. dumbshit, trying to understand what the hell is going on with my son, worried sick about him and about how J is handling all of this, wondering if this is related to K's reflux he had early on and if he should be back on Zantac...
as the title of this post clearly states -


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Somebody Rub My Tummy

and make me feel better.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Check It Out!

Our new winter place! We can't wait to move in! No germs, no icky vomit, no dust or cat dander - it's perfect.
No need to visit the DR when we're here! Nothing will get us. It's going to be great!

OK, back to reality.
I have had a head cold for a week, K caught a tummy bug yesterday and has barely been keeping down Pedialyte. J, well, J is the last one to be un-touched. We'll see if he can make it through the weekend.

I understand that germs are helpful to our immune systems but geez-is! When my little man can't keep 1 teaspoon of liquid in his stomach, the benefit of before-mentioned germs eludes me.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Odd One Out

I wasn't anticpating THIS quite so soon. I also wasn't expecting it to be me who is the odd one out.

It's hard for me to even put I how feel into words.......

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Crusin' Part Two

Friday, February 16, 2007


1. So I've been tinkering around and have gotten things set up the way I like. I may switch a few things around, but it's going MUCH better than yesterday. Thanks goes to DD for the idea of adding books, etc to the left hand side. :)

2. I get to buy new pants! Go ahead, scratch your head and go WTF? I told myself that I wouldn't buy new clothes until I had lost more of the baby weight and (with the exception of a couple sweaters that are required during the Midwest winter) I haven't. That means my wardrobe has been pretty limited. I get to shop for me now and look forward to finding pants a)in a smaller size! and b)perhaps in a color other than black.

3. I've been doing pretty good on weight watchers and with exercising. Since I re-started (the 5th time) after having K I've lost 4 pounds. :) I still need to watch myself on the weekends, but I'm getting better.

4. K is an independent madman daredevil who inherited my forceful self-will and impatience. Let the battle of wills begin.

So far so good


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Not the end, but...

I've been working on this for a bit and I'm making progress.
I'm no where near done, but the layout is close and I'm not having the funky WTF-ever with the right side bar.

Ok, Help Again

It seems that the post that's at the top of the page is going to run the length of the links on the right hand side.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Calling All Techies...

I'm redesigning my blog and I have a banner that I'm trying to put in place at the top.
I've been playing with code and I'm about to break something...
Anyone have suggestions on what to do or know anyone who'd like to take a crack at it?

UPDATE - Nevermind, I done figured it out. :)

UPDATE X 2 - Still working some kinks out and I can't figure out why there is so much space at the end of this post, so just go with it people! LOL

Monday, February 12, 2007

Heart Pumping Morning

We've gotten a lot of snow where I live this year. No where near upstate NY, but enough. So what does that snow do when the temperature gets above freezing? Well, it melts.
Now pay attention - this next part is very important. What happens to melted snow overnight when the temp gets way below freezing...
it freezes! Very good. I knew you were smart bloggers. :)

When I pulled my car into the driveway of B's daycare, I was aware that it was slick. I commended myself on my astitute observation as I walked around the rear of the car to get K.
(this is where it gets good, people! Commence eating lots of popcorn as the plot builds)
I unbuckle K and what do I notice....
my car starts sliding backwards! Not fast, but enough that I am at a complete loss of what to do. I look at the steering wheel and know that the car is indeed off, the keys are out of the ignition, it is in Park...I've no idea what in the hell to do.
I call out "Help" a couple times, but there is no one outside to hear so it was completely pointless.
I look at K (whose is wondering why I haven't gotten him out yet), I try to figure out if there is any way I can keep the car from speeding down the driveway and into the lawn of the house across the street.
Eventually, the car stopped. I let go of the door frame and the car continued to not move. Carefully I closed the car door, made my way around to the driver's side and got in. I started the car and got out of that damn driveway, pulling into a spot along the curb instead.

We are both fine, although my nerves are shot. I anticpate my adreline will be back to normal around noon.....NEXT WEEK!

So, I'll be submitting a suggestion for Worst Case Scenarios to update their book to include options on what to do when:
A. Your car is sliding downhill on ice
B. You're wearing full office wardrobe right down to the 3 inch heels
C. You are also sliding downhill on ice
D. You have an infant in the car
E. No one is around to offer help
F. You can't reach your purse to get the cell phone in order to call daycare and have them send someone out the help

Yeah, I think that will do.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

As Close to Crafty As I Get

My first attempt at making a "no sew" blanket was not great.
My second attempt, much better.

If K likes it...

It must be good!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Who Knew?!

If I had known that pillows would make K overjoyed, well, I could've saved a lot of money!

Doin' da butt

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


So I backup up all the files on my PC like I do every year and it hit me that I missed one very important thing:
I can't tell you WHAT because if I did then the worst would happen and I would be very, very PISSED sad.

So the WHAT to which I was referring to was my blog. I have all of it backed up and my nerves can rest a little bit easier. I've also set it up so that all of my posts get emailed to me as another "back up".

Ahhhhhhh, I really do feel better about it now.

Um, What?

Have you ever had a moment when you discoved that someone wasn't what you expected them to be, even though you've gotten to know them over 4 years?

I have a pretty decent relationship with my boss, B. We're not THISCLOSE, but we share family stories, political opinions, vent about work without crossing the boss/co-worker line. She is one of the better managers I've ever gotten to work for.

That's why when she started talking about wanting her daughter in law (DIL) to stop breastfeeding now that the baby is 8 weeks old, I was taken aback. No joke, she is adamant about her stopping! The latest story is that overnight when the baby cries for food, DIL will get him out of the bassinet next to the bed and lay back down with him and feed. B is calling this lazy!

Okay, maybe I have a feminist streak in me, but I assumed that all women would be supportive of any mom breastfeeding. I had a hard time with it, but I'm glad that other moms can make it work. If anything, it makes me want to try harder at breastfeeding if J and I get to have another child.

As far as the "lazy" comment, they encourage you to do this to bond and held keep things calm overnight. That way baby doesn't get wide awake from moving all around the place and the mom can be relaxed.

I now understand why B seemed disappointed when I told her I was going to breastfeed K. I really don't get it.

I feel let down. Unsupported. It's enough that the state I live in has only one law about breastfeeding and that is that we wouldn't have to be on jury duty.
I'm taking B's attitude personal. I know that I shouldn't. I can't help it though. It's going to irritate me for a while...

Friday, February 02, 2007

Key To My Heart

I don't normally buy into sappy keepsakes, but sometimes one or two stand out and I M . U . S . T . have them. LOL

So I was reading in a magazine about these key chains that could be personalized and were super fancy with Swarovski crystals.

(Ooooh, shiny things...)

I went to the web site for key to my heart and found one of those M.U.S.T. haves.

I received mine today and it looks great! I've already decided to get some for the grandparents and sister in law (even though she often makes me scratch my head like a primate digging for.....well, I don't know what they're digging for but they do scratch their heads for a long time).

So, is there any point to this post? Shameless plug and the revelation that I'm a sucker for really f-ing awesome keepsakes.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Dr. Appt Update

We took K in to the opthamologist yesterday and everything is fine. J and I were both thankful, even after THIS conversation.

Dr T. told us that K has Pseudostrabismus.
I never knew about this, so it was nice to get more information.