Friday, February 26, 2010

For my Auntie Anne

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Thanks for the kick ass toy; I love it! And I love you, and can't wait to see you in a few months.

xoxo,
Jack

Saturday, February 20, 2010

You look different...

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!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fever free for 48 hrs

Thanks for all your prayers - Jack seems to be on the mend!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Where is my damn magic wand?

I need someone to erase the last 4 days. Please?

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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's getting hot in here...

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.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

99 Things

Stolen from Elaina's blog

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

Should we be offended, or proud?

Last night, for the first time Jack stacked his wooden blocks! However, the two blocks he chose to stack were "F" and "U".

I sense he is trying to get a message to Troy and I...