Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Helmet Day

First, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  My children were spoiled by those that love them but I'll post about that later.
 
Today the Boy received his helmet.  I held back tears.  I still am.  It is so hard to see him uncomfortable.  Sometime I think he doesn't realize it is there then he moves a certain way and "damn, there's that helmet!"
 
We ordered white because I didn't want a bright bold color. But white is very white.  I have found some really awesome stickers to put on the helmet.  Some of the sayings are really funny...I think they help when we are out in public.
 
I am nervous about going out alone with the Boy.  I think I am still processing the helmet and I am so scared that if someone says something rude I may burst into tears. Hopefully I will get better with this.  I can't stay home forever!

 
 
I think he is already thinking he is a superhero with his helmet.  Look at his cape ;)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Almost Wordless Wednesday
 
2012 - Baby Boy 4 mon/H.B.Nanna 3years 11 mon

These babes melt my heart. 

I have dreamed about this day for so long.

The day when I would have two children and the special holiday memories that would be made.

And what a difference in just a year.  H.B.Nanna is getting so big!

2011 - H.B.Nanna 2 years 11 mon

2010 - H.B.Nanna 1 year 11 mon
 

2009 - H.B.Nanna 11 mon old
 
I see tears in my future for the boy next year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

A tooth, a helmet and a 1st Christmas


Where do I begin...

First the exciting news! Baby Boy got his 1st tooth!!  Tuesday morning we discovered it.  Stephen says he found it first {so that means he buys the 1st real pair of shoes, right?!} but didn't tell me and let me "find" it first.  So kind of him ;)

Baby Boy went for his 4 month check-up at the beginning of November.  We expressed concern about some asymmetrical differences in his facial features.  The Pediatrician listened to our concerns and added that there was some flat spots on his head that caught her eye.  She put him on his belly and he flopped. He didn't bring his arms up in an attempt to hold himself up.  We also discussed how he predominantly turns his head to the right and it is sometimes difficult to get him to turn left.  We left there with a diagnosis of torticollis and scripts to start physical therapy and to see the neurosurgeon at the children's hospital.

We left in disbelief.  The next day we started PT.  The therapist recommended a corrective helmet and occupational therapy. The following week we went to see the neurosurgeon {and I woke up with a stomach bug}. The neurosurgeon didn't feel that a corrective helmet was needed right away; he sent us home with instructionsforf positional changes. The doctor was also concerned about his head size as it was a little larger then it should have been.

For four weeks we did PT and OT every week.  Progress was being made.  Baby Boy was moving his arms up when he was on his belly.  He was reaching for toys with his right hand.  He even started sitting on his own.  No rolling over yet but that will come with time.

Then we went for our follow-up with the neurosurgeon.  He said the flatness wasn't any better but it also wasn't any worse so he prescribed a corrective helmet. Head size was also still a concern as it had grown significantly since the last visit.  We went for a brain ultrasound before leaving the hospital.

Then next day we waited for the ultrasound results and Baby Boy was fitted for his helmet.  He is going to be the proud owner of a shiny white helmet 23 hours a day for 3 to 4 months. And it all begins the day after Christmas. 

The ultrasound results were good which is a relief.  So Baby Boy just has a big head because he has a big head. No reason has been identified. I think I am still wrapping my head around the helmet.  Of course everyone has opinions on how it will be.  Some say he'll be fine and won't know it is there others say it will be an awful 3 to 4 months.  We've been told to be prepared for people to stare and for rude comments.  I think that is what upsets me the most - staring and comments. 

As I am dealing with this I can't help but think about those innocent babies in CT. I am worried about people staring at a helmet and these parents are burying their babies. My heart is broken and all I can do is hug my children a little tighter and make sure they know how much I love them.

We are gearing up for Christmas around here. Last minute shopping, present wrapping and preparing to host 20 for Christmas dinner. I love it and wouldn't have it anyother way!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Free Holiday Printables - Oh I love Pinterest!



I love Pinterest!  And I love free printables!
 
I came across these beauties today and they are perfect for my cookie exchange next week.
 
 
 
If you are looking for extras for your holiday party, check these out!!
 
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This is not a sponsored post.  I just found them on Pinterest and thought I would share :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

H.B.Nanna-isms

Out of the mouth of babes...


H.B.Nanna - Mom you have green jealous eyes.
Me - What?!
H.B.Nanna - Mom you have green jealous eyes.
Me - My eyes are blue.
H.B.Nanna - Mom you have blue jealous eyes.
Me - Where did you hear about jealous eyes?
H.B.Nanna - That's what they tell Snow White's Step-Mother.
Me - Do you know what jealous means?
H.B.Nanna - No.
Me - Do you think you should say something you don't understand?
H.B.Nanna - No but you still have blue jealous eyes.
Me - Thanks.


H.B.Nanna - Mom...I'm such a helper.  What would you do with out me?



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kicked Out...

Let me start by saying that I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

This is a true story.

We moved to a new area just over two years ago.  We didn't know anyone in the area other then my Great-Aunt whom I didn't see all that often {i.e. every couple of years at a family reunion or funeral..sad}. People we were meeting were friendly but I was really having a hard time finding people that I connected with.  Almost at the end of our first year here, I decided to take a leap of faith and join a local Mom's Club.  What better way to connect with people then with a group of Mom's, right?

Things started off rocky.  They all had been friends for a while and I was the new girl in town.  Some were more outgoing then others.  Some made a bigger effort to get to know me and to include H.B.Nanna and I in things. And some were just cold and standoffish.  I gave them the benefit of the doubt and continued to join activities and volunteer for community events. 

There were a couple of instances where Stephen joined us for family events.  He always left shaking his head wondering how I was apart of such a group.  I kept saying that I am doing it to meet people and that some of them were nice.

This time last year a new "Soon-to-be Mom" {we'll call her B} joined the club.  She was very friendly from the beginning.  She had suggestions.  Ideas on community events.  Ideas how to grow our "Club."  Sometimes her ideas were met with excitement.  Other times they were met with eye rolls.

As time went on B and I became good friends.  In fact, our husbands became good friends.  The kind of people you have over for dinner.  Or the kind of person you go on a shopping trip with.  We were having fun.  Sometime in September we decided that since tourist season was over that we'd like to start walking with our babies in strollers a couple of mornings a week.  We walked one morning then were off to our monthly "Club" meeting. 

Things were different at this meeting.  The tone was different.  It was almost like it was B and I versus the rest of the club.  I didn't know that a Mom's group could be so intense.  There was a new Mom joining us that day{we'll call her G} and she was very friendly.  B and I instantly clicked with G. At this meeting, I explained about our walk that morning and how it would be fun to make it a weekly thing and whomever wanted to join was more then welcome.  My idea was met with great enthusiasm.  One of the other Mom's asked if we had thought about a baby play date since there was a growing number of babies in the 14 month and under age range.  B and I hadn't thought about it but were open to the idea of a 2 years and under play group.  B even volunteered to host.

We had an awesome play group a week later.  5 Mom's and 6 children under the age of two.  That's when it all went down hill...to the tune of how could you have a play group that didn't include children of all ages.  Ahem...excuse me?!  It wasn't our idea last I checked.

And ahem...how dare you go walking with your babies in strollers and not invite others. 

And ahem...how dare you plan a Mom's Night Out when not all Mom's can attend.

Really?!  This was happening..

B got the phone call.  From the Club President....this is official stuff people!

They thought it best that she not participate anymore.  She had ideas that not everyone agreed with.  She was doing things exclusively and not inviting others.  It was suggested that she start her own group. 

They kicked her out of the Mom's Club.

For real. 

Then I got a phone call...not from the President but from B explaining what just happened.  I was flabbergasted.  How do you get kicked out of a Mom's Club?!  I didn't know that was even possible.

So as a good friend I immediately withdrew from the Club.  I didn't give them the chance to call me.  I honestly think they thought if they called B that I would quit and they wouldn't have to call me.  I suppose they got what they wanted.

What I don't think they thought of was that the other Moms would start dropping like flies.  One after One.  Some of them were "members" but had never really participated in anything until this happened.

We have start our own little group...No Presidents. No monthly meetings.  No rules.  Just a whatever group that does whatever we want.  And it works. And we have all become good friends because of it. 

I am over it.  They showed me that they can't act like grown women. Which is funny because the "President" and her officers are older then me. I've bumped into them in public and am greeted with a cold shoulder.  It is amazing to see people act this way. Women from a Mom's Club....very good example they are setting for their children, yeah?!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

4 Months Old....

Ok...well now he is almost 5 months old.  I guess it has been that kind of month!!


 
Current clothes sizes -

jammies 9  months

6 -9 month onesies and bottoms

Feeding -

5 to 6 oz every 2 to 4 hours

4 tbsp of cereal at dinner and 3 tbsp of cereal at breakfast
Fruits and veggies - apples, bananas, peaches, pears, carrots, green beans
Not a fan of sweet potatoes but I can't blame him for that!

Sleeping -

It seems like the mid-morning, early afternoon nap is the good nap.
Then there is usually a little cat nap later in the afternoon.

Still sleeping through the night most nights. 
We've had a few rough nights lately but we can blame a growth spurt and teeth for that!

Personality -

Very easy going.
  Really only cries when he is hungry or when he is tired of the exersaucer.
Smiles all the time.
Lover of his big sister! 

Development -

A bit of a delay in interest of tummy time.  It's getting better though.  
Realizing that sitting up is fun! 

6 teeth are working their way through
 
 
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween 2012

This year we decided to host a Pumpkin Carving Party at our house. 
Halloween is probably my least favorite holiday but when you have children, all that changes.
We didn't know when we planned it that we would also be preparing for a hurricane.  We decided to go on with the party because if the storm was going to be as bad as they said, there may not have been trick or treating on Wednesday. 
 
We started off the day Saturday by taking the children trick or treating up at the beach.  They could go to any store with a pumpkin on the window. Hanna B. Nanna really enjoyed this.
 
Later in the afternoon our friends came over to carve pumpkins.
The original plan was to do this outdoors but the wind had picked up and we didn't feel like listening to 3 and 4 year old girls whine that they were cold ;)
 
We set up in the basement and it actually worked out really well.
 
 



 
After the pumpkins were carved, we moved upstairs to destroy the play room and eat dinner.
I think everyone had a really great time! 
 
 
On Wednesday Hanna B. Nanna had her Halloween Parade at school. 
It was the first day the school was open that week and the ground was still soggy
but that didn't stop them.
It was also Baby Boy's First Halloween. And he is in teething he@#.
We came home after the parade to have some dinner before we took to the streets for candy.
In that short time...the dog had a seizure and our oven broke. Talk about an exciting week!



 
Whatever day you are celebrating Halloween this year, we hope you have a great time!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Anyone who watches the news or surfs the Internet knows that the East coast was hit with a storm earlier in the week.  We live in Southern Delaware and though we definitely dealt with the storm, we didn't suffer the consequences nearly as bad as our neighbors to the North in New Jersey and New York.  It is so sad to see the places I visited as a child {Jersey girl - born and raised!!} just completely destroyed.  My heart goes out to all of those that are dealing with the aftermath.
 
Stephen built this fancy thing to keep our basement door from flooding.
Good news is it worked.
 

 
We taped one window. 
This one above the front door would suck if it broke.

 
For a few hours the property value went up as we were waterfront property!

 
Baby Boy was even having cabin fever!
 
 
The dog out on her leash so she didn't blow away! 
 
 
The dunes did a good job :)
 
 
I have some friends in North Jersey that are without power and it seems like it will be at least a week before they get it back. And gas for their cars - it is taking anywhere from 5 to 7 hours to wait in line at the gas station. This is crazy!!
 
Please keep the residents of NJ and NY in your thoughts.  They have a long road ahead of them but they will get through it and come back strong!  Hopefully this potential storm they are forecasting for next week goes easy on us.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fun in NJ

Two weeks ago we went to visit Nanny and PopPop in New Jersey.
As you can tell from the pictures, the children had a great time!

 
Somebody loves her little brother!!
 
Nanni's Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch 
 
Baby Boy has already mastered the
"Enough pictures already" look! 
 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SewWhatNoreen Giveaway

There is still time to enter!! 
 
Giveaway ends Thursday, October 25th at 12 pm ET.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Baby Boy is 3 months old!

Hello my Baby Boy!!
We've survived another month as a family of four!!
 




 
Current clothes sizes -

jammies 6 months

6 month onesies and bottoms

 
Feeding -

5oz every 2 to 4 hours

3 tbsp of cereal at dinner and 2tbsp of cereal at breakfast

Sleeping -

A decent morning nap and usually a long {3 hour nap} every afternoon

We seem to get 6 to 7 hour stretches at night.  Which is awesome!

Personality -

Very easy going.
 
Only cries when he is hungry.
 
Still smiling and laughing at everything.

Development -

Still not a fan of tummy time. At all.
 
Likes sitting propped up but seems a little nervous about it.

Drooling all the time. Still.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hanna B Nanna Accessories

As if things aren't hectic enough ;)...I've decided to take on something else.





I love make hair bows, pony tail holders and hair bow holders for friends and family.  Now I would like to start making them for you too!!  Please stop by my Etsy store - Hanna B Nanna Accessories.  Like us on Facebook to receive a great coupon code.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SewWhatNoreen Giveaway

Mom's with little girls know that at any given point your daughter is going to discover Disney Princesses and that is all she will talk about.  We have reached that point in our house...hence the dress up closet with dresses for every Princess.

Noreen over at SewWhatNoreen is giving away a handmade Disney Princess pillow {a $9.95 value}.  Entering is easy..just complete the steps below and this pillow could be yours.

 
To enter the giveaway please complete any of the following and leave a comment letting me know.  Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you.
 
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4- Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment below
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Giveaway ends Thursday, October 25th at 12 noon ET.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Out of Touch

Nothing like dropping your phone and cracking your screen to put you out of touch.  Phones make it so easy to do things that I rarely get on the computer any more.

I have a giveaway to post but it won't be today. In the mean time check out Sew What By Noreen to check out the awesome things Noreen is making.

And a quick picture to hold you over... :)



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ballet and Gymnastics

H.B.Nanna takes after her Mommy ;)
 
When she told me she wanted to take ballet my heart jumped for joy.  I took dance lessons for 12 years and I used to dream of the day I had a daughter that took ballet.  And that day is here!!!! 
 
For her age, she had the option for a ballet and gymnastics combination class or just gymnastics.  I was glad she wanted the ballet.  The first class she said she likes ballet best.  Every week since, gymnastics seems to be the favorite.  I think she likes jumping on the giant trampoline.
 
After we signed her up I knew I needed to get leotards and tights.  I went shopping online because where we live, there aren't many options. I asked her what color she wanted and showed her all her options.  Her colors of choice - green and blue. Really?! 
 
Standing out front of the studio on her first day of class

 
Trying out the balance beam. 
 
I think I am most excited about the recital in June!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

An update...finally

Baby Boy will be 3 months old next week and I have only blogged a handful of times since he was born.  It is not that I don't want to.  As any new parent knows, it is exhausting and the few minutes of free time are better spent sleeping. Add a feisty 3 year old to the picture and well I am sure you understand...
 
It is funny how things change in just a few short years. When H.B.Nanna was little we got one of those books from the pediatrician that was completed at every visit with height and weight stats.  With Baby Boy, I have to remember what they say or type it in my phone so I don't forget. 
Note to self - keep a notepad in the diaper bag. 

1 Month
As you can see, the 1 month photos were a hit!
I don't recall his stats exactly but I want to say he cleared 10 pounds.
Current clothes sizes -
jammies 3 months
3 month onesies and bottoms
Feeding -
3oz {early in the month} - 4oz {by end of month} every 2 to 4 hours
Sleeping -
A long morning nap and usually a long {3 hour nap} every afternoon
Waking every 2 hours through out the night
Sleeping in the cradle in Mommy and Daddy's room
Personality -
Easy going except when hungry.
Loves to snuggle with Mommy and give Daddy a hard time
Development -
Not liking tummy time. 

 
2 Months
 
Baby Boy loves Sissy's rocking chair.
At his 2 month visit he weighed 14.5 pounds and 24.5 inches long
Current clothes sizes -
jammies 6 months
3 month onesies are getting snug
3 month bottoms are too short
The stripped onesie is 6 months
Feeding -
4oz {early in the month} now 5oz every 2 to 4 hours
2 tbsp of cereal at dinner {yes, already!}
Sleeping -
A decent morning nap and usually a long {3 hour nap} every afternoon
Baby Boy now sleeps in his crib. In his room
Now we get to sleep for 5 hour stretches at night. Awesome!
Personality -
Very easy going.  Except when he is hungry. Then he wants to eat. Now.
Loves his Big Sister!
Smiling and laughing all everything now
Development -
Not a fan of tummy time. At all. Ever.
Drooling all the time

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

At this moment

At this moment everyone in my house is asleep but me.
I have a lot going through my head and it is hard to turn it off and go to sleep.
 
H.B.Nanna went to bed somewhat better tonight.
Better in the sense that there was no kicking and screaming.
Or beating on the bedroom door because Daddy wouldn't sing 10 songs.
It still took her over an hour to settle down and go to sleep.
To be 3 again...
 
Baby Boy is stirring in his pack and play.
He wiggles so much that he was wiggling the pin loose on the
cradle so he has graduated from the cradle.
Next step is the crib in his room but we need to get past 2 hour feedings at night.
I am listing to ocean waves on the sound machine.
This boy is truly a beach boy - he slept soundly for 3 hours at the beach today.
 
My sister is getting married this weekend.
We aren't particularly close but I was happy when she asked me to be her Matron of Honor.
I am having anxiety about the speech. Not the speech itself.
The giving it to 150 people. Picture them in their underwear, right?!
 
My sister and I on my wedding day.
 
Stephen won't be with me for some of the pre-wedding festivities.
I find I need him for balance and to keep me sane.
I love my family but sometimes things can get a bit overwhelming.
I'll have the children with me and that will great.
As long as H.B.Nanna doesn't have any demon moments.
I know..she is 3 and it to shall pass.  
 
I start back to work next week.
I have such anxiety about this.
I had more time at home with H.B.Nanna when she was born but I worked full time then.
 
As Baby Boy gets older {2 months now!} I realize how much H.B.Nanna is growing.
I struggle with finding the time to spend quality time with her.
I don't like telling her I can't do something with her because her brother needs me.
I feel like I am missing out on things with her.
And yet I want to enjoy all of those first baby moments with the boy too.
I worry that before I figure out how to balance the two, she'll be older and not interested in good times with Mommy and he'll be her age and I will have missed everything.
I know it may sound crazy but I miss my girl and all the time we spent together.
It was just her all the time and now it's her and I and the boy.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Guest Post - A Healthy Mom Makes a Healthy Baby


Bringing new life into the world is an exciting experience, but there is a huge amount of responsibility that comes with being a mom. It all starts the moment you learn you are pregnant. From that point on you’ll do anything to help make sure you provide a healthy environment and body for your baby to develop in.

Making an appointment with your doctor should be the first step that you take. Planning for your pregnancy and delivery with your doctor will take place at your regular appointments. A doctor will be helpful in everything from nutrition and exercise to until signs of labor and post delivery options like umbilical cord blood banking and vaccinations.

One thing many women struggle with is what to eat while pregnant. There are various vitamins and minerals that become of the utmost importance while you're pregnant, for the baby’s development. Don't worry, your diet doesn't have to be boring and you don't have to feel like you're depriving yourself in order to consume the essential nutrients. Many foods contain them naturally, but you’ll want to make sure what you’re eating does contain these key nutrients:   

-Calcium: You need calcium to help build strong bones and teeth, as well as facilitate muscle contraction and nerve function. Sources of calcium include low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese, and you should eat or drink at least 5 servings per day.

-Vitamin C: You know that old familiar saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Well it seems to hold true when you're pregnant! You can find Vitamin C in many fruits and vegetables like broccoli, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, tomatoes, and many more. While pregnant, you should consume around 85mg of Vitamin C per day.

-Iron: Eating iron-rich foods will keep you from becoming anemic while pregnant. Foods rich in iron include lean meat, spinach, eggs, and fish with little or no mercury (For example, cooked salmon, crab, shrimp, and canned light tuna. Avoid eating uncooked fish or shellfish). The recommended amount is about 3 servings or iron-rich foods per day.

-Folic acid: Eating folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects. Sources of foods high in folic acid are leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, beans, and nuts. It is recommended that pregnant women consume about 0.4mg of folic acid per day.

Other nutrients, such as carbohydrates are also important. Although it is quite common for women to go on low-carb diets these days, refrain from such a restriction while you are pregnant. You'll need the energy and your baby needs those hearty grains too! Limit your caffeine intake, but make sure you drink plenty of fluids. You'll need 12 8-ounce glasses of water per day to keep you and your baby hydrated.  Also, avoid alcoholic beverages, smoking, illegal drugs, and medications unless prescribed by your doctor.

When you're feeling like you're in need of a sweet treat, try a yogurt parfait to satisfy your craving. Use low-fat yogurt, fresh fruit, and iron-rich granola. You'll get at least one serving of three important nutrients, plus the fruit and the whole grains of the granola will help keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. It's a healthy, delicious snack and can even serve as breakfast for a great start to your day!

Eating healthy will provide your baby with healthy build blocks to help him or her develop. You’ll also feel good as a result. Feeling good inside and out will help make pregnancy a more enjoyable experience.
 

This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche.  If you have any questions or would like to connect with Katie please contact by visiting her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter @moorekm26.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bedtime Routines

I don't know how things are in your house but in our house we do better with routine. Like if we stray, WW III begins.  Screaming so loud for a 3 year old....something I didn't know she could do.
Yes, my little princess isn't always so princess like.

Shocker!

Our bedtime routine looks like this:
-Brush teeth (toothpaste then fluoride stuff}
-Potty
-Wash hands
-Put on jammies
-Brush hair
-Pick out clothes for school the next day
-Pick 2 books
-Read books in bed with Mommy and/or Daddy
-Sing 2 songs
-Sleep

In a perfect world, we follow this routine with no issues.  It seems as though lately she goes to bed better for me the for Stephen.  She doesn't fight we me as much and I can usually talk her out of whining and crying.  With Stephen, she doesn't whine or cry first...she goes right to screaming. I don't know what it is about the 2 of them but it drives me crazy sometimes. What should be a fairly quick bedtime routine can turn into long, drawn out process.

I created a bedtime checklist that when followed works really well.  The problem is we don't actually mark it every night. This morning I told H.B.Nanna that we are going to do the check list every night. We have to for my sanity!!


I suppose at 3, it is normal for her to behave one way with one parent and another way with the other. We are on the same page with parenting but I think she can get away with more with Daddy then she can with Mommy.  I am sure that as Baby Boy gets older, he will have it easier with Mommy then with Daddy but I could be wrong.

How is the bedtime routine in your house?  Is it easier for one parent more then the other?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Somebody is feeling better today.

Thank goodness!!

I am a happy Momma.

Still sleep deprived...but happy :)


The pediatrician called to tell us that some cultures came back yesterday positive for entrovirus. This is a virus that causes upper respiratory infections, hand/foot/mouth and viral meningitis. This explains the high fevers and the spots that were coming and going. It is a common summer virus.

Since Baby Boy has been nearly fever free (just some low grade fevers) for 24 hours, she feels we are on the up and up.  

 It is never fun for a parent when your child is sick but it is especially hard when they are so young that they can't tell you how they feel 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Momma is tired and wants to sleep in her own bed

Sometimes I wish I could make everything and everyone ok.  There is nothing like a sick child to make this feeling even stronger.  Make that a 5 {almost 6} week old baby and it nearly kills me.

Baby Boy started being fussy on Wednesday.  He is not a fussy baby. The only noise he makes is when he is hungry.  Pewpy diapers don't bother him in the least. I thought may he was gassy so we bought something to help with that. Thursday he slept most of the day which isn't like him.  In the afternoon I noticed he was feeling a bit warm and the temporal thermometer revealed a fever of 100.4. Awesome. 

By Thursday evening his temp was up to 102.5 and that was checking in the nether region. Poor guy was hot.  Our pediatrician indicated that the ER had an extensive wait and she thought it best for us to go to another hospital.  We were off but we knew we would be dealing with new doctors and a hospital that we weren't familiar with.


Baby Boy was admitted in the wee hours of Friday morning and spent a rainy 2 and a half days in the pediatric area of the hospital.  With spiking fevers {never over 102.5}, failed attempts at spinal taps, blocked IVs and may many temperature checks in the nether region, we were discharged Sunday morning after having been nearly fever free for 24 hours {there was one 101 spike in the middle of the night}. I was never so happy to walk out of a hospital.

Sunday night he had a little fever but he slept well. Today at a follow up appointment with our pediatrician Baby Boy had another fever of 100.6.  Dude...

We left the doctors with instructions to call his temp reached 101.  If he still has a fever Wednesday night/Thursday morning then we are off to the children's hospital 2 hours away.  Oh how I hope he will be better by then. Momma is tired and wants to sleep in her own bed. Yep.