Did you change your hair? Nope! Did you lose weight? Nope! Have you tried Levitra? Nope! Something is different, and I can't quite put my finger on it... "oh you mean my sweet new blog design? Yeah, it's pretty freaking awesome".
Special thanks to my friend Nurse Casey for the creative blog redesign!!!
Let's start with Thursday: I had to get up at 4 am to go to a conference in Seattle. Things are fine, the day goes quickly, and after a medium amount of traffic, I get home at 5 pm. I open the back of my car and realized...I had forgotten my pump at the conference. And I forgot the 10 oz (after having supply issues for the last few months) that I had lovingly pumped for my child in a coat closet. There were tears. And snot. And self-loathing. Thankfully, my father (my hero!)went and fetched the pump the next day, but the 10 oz had to be trashed. Fuck.
Friday: I had the day off, and Jack is the happiest baby ever! I'm the happiest momma ever because he took a 2.5 hr nap in the morning. I should have known something was up. We went to my parents and played pretty hard. He got a little fussy towards the end, but it was nap time. My lovely sister in law came over to watch him so I could go get my toes and hair did. He woke up after I left fussy and clingy. Temp = 101.4
Saturday night: 104.5 temp that is controlled by Motrin and drops to around 101. He woke himself up around 10 pm with diarrhea and the fullest diaper ever. I will now plug the shit (get it?) out of Bum Genius cloth diapers. Had Jack been wearing a conventional diaper, there would have been poo in the next county. But, the BG held the crap in (barely), and it was a relatively easy clean up.
Sunday: Troy wakes up with the man flu. Jack is a pretty happy boy, but a little fussy around bedtime. Woke himself up again at 10 pm with a giant load - again, the diaper held - and a 104.7 temp. We gave him a warm bath and some Motrin, and the temp dropped to 103.7. 1 hr later it was down to 102.5. Because of Troy's man flu, I was already sleeping on the couch. I pulled the hide-a-bed mattress in to Jack's room and we had a slumber party.
Monday: Around 5 am, he woke up fever free. I got him in to the ped around 8:45 am. She did a general exam and thought it might just be a virus. Then she took a peek at his throat and the poor little duckie had blood back there. We did a rapid strep test, and it came out positive. Boo. He's on an antibiotic, and I'm hopeful that he's feel better soon. I want my happy kiddo back.
Poor Jackie Jack. We were grocery shopping and somewhere between the condiments and dairy sections, he just went listless. This kid is never not wiggling, and all he wanted to do was snuggle in the Ergo. His forehead was burning, and his little eyes were red.
I got him home and his temp was 104.1. We gave him some Motrin and a cool bath, and the temp went down to 102.5. It was 101.9 before bed. We're supposed to watch him, and if the fever persists for the rest of the weekend, I need to bring him in on Monday.
He was so pathetic at bedtime, that I had to climb in to the crib and snuggle with him to get him to sleep.
99 things I stole this from another blog. I thought it was cute. You're supposed to bold the things you've done. 1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris (can you count a layover in the airport?) 13. Watched a lightening storm 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (if you coun't shrimping...) 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Got a tattoo 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee
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I've also added an Amazon widgeting thing to this blog. For full disclosure, if you click on the link from my blog and purchase it, I get a tiny bit of the revenue. We're talking tiny. I've only posting books that I would grade a "B" or higher, and products I myself use and love.
If it gets annoying, let me know and I'll take it down.
I'm very late twenty-something living in the gorgeous PNW. I have an awesome husband and the funniest/smartest toddler in the world. For realsies.
I work full-time and look for ways to live my life sustainably at a low price point. Peek inside my house and you’ll likely catch me baking bread or graham crackers from scratch, knitting, coloring with said toddler wunderkind, or sitting on my ass and reading US Weekly or Mother Earth News.