Saturday, August 29, 2009


I adore this child beyond words.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's been a crummy week

* I am still sick. I have missed three days of work this week. I'm already behind on so many things and have a long to do list, I definately could have used this time to catch.
* I have terrible coughing fits that start approximately 6 p.m. and go until 6:00 a.m. They are bad, and only sittting up stops them. There is no drainage, and it is a dry hacking cough, but it just doesn't stop until I am almost puking.
* This morning I got pinkeye and my right eye is a small slit and swollen. I couldn't deal with another doctor visit, so I have been using Vi's eye drops from when she had pinkeye last week.
* Laundry is piled up like your wouldn't believe.
* Last night we had no perishible food in the house. Not even eggs, which I always keep around for a quick dinner. After I picked up Vi we hit the market.
* Perhaps the very worst thing - I have completely lost my sense of smell and taste. I can taste nor smell nothing. IT IS HORRIBLE! THere is no reason to eat. Plus VI crawled around with a poopy diaper until I changed her into pajamas for bedtime because I COULDN'T smell anything. Apparently this can sometime be a long term consequence of the flu and can last up to two years and be permanent.

So yes, I do have the flu, but not the "swine flu, so that is good. When I called for a MD apt, I was directed to a locked 'special door' where I had to be buzzed in. I was met by masked staff, was given a mask and led into a special room where the MD came immediately. He was masked and asked me a lot of questions about what I had been up to the prior few days and how many peoople I was around. WHen he determined I did not have the swine flu, he removed his mask and we went about our business. THey are not messing around with this stuff, and I am glad. Six days of this stuff really isn't too pleasant either.


My illness escalated and I had non stop coughing for two days. I up again in the middle of night waiting for the codeine cough syrup to take effect. But the crappy thing in all of this - I now have the pinkeye that my daughter had last week. My right eye has this goupy, sticky crust and my vision is actually blurry in that eye.

Just stab with a sharp object and get this over with.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The plague

..... or something like it.

It started Saturday a.m. with a sore throat. Sunday it escalated to feeling like I got hit by a truck, severe sore throat and loss of voice. It hurt so much to talk and swallow. Today I tried to stay silent most of the day when I sat on my butt in the chair, watched the movie Baby Mama, and played on the internet. Frankly, I was bored. I went out to get some soup at noon and by 4:00 p.m. when I picked up the V, I felt a lot better. Now I feel like complete garbage. I definately think it is a virus since I am not coughing up anything and I don't really have a fever which indicates that I do NOT have the swine flu. I hate to miss work, but I'm too darn sick to go in. I planned on dragging myself in tomorrow, but frankly the way I feel right now it is not looking promising.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My new ride

Birthday Present from Grandma Nancy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pinkeye :(

Well I think I know the reason why VI slept so well lately. She has pinkeye. This morning she woke up with her eyes all crusted over (This is hearsay because my husband is actually home from Boston, did the morning drop off, and I got to work on time for the first time all summer!), and of course being a man, he didn't think to call me or anything, just wiped it off a bit and took her to daycare/school. They took one look at her and announced she had pinkeye and sent him packing. He called me (on my work phone because I lost my cell at Buy Buy Baby yesterday which is another story in itsself) and I told him to take her right over to the clinic. THye said they could fit him in at 9:15 and I got there at 9:25 and they were finished. I took her home and P went to work. We went to the Pharmacy and got her eyedrops and she seems better; but is really clingy and has a dry cough. We have to keep her out of daycare for 24 hours after starting drops. I 'll be home at least half of tomorrow then.

Poor baby!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Last night I put Victoria to bed at approximately 8:30. She had been a bit whiny quite some time prior to that, but I tried to stretch it out so that she wouldn't wake up at 5:30 a.m. or something. Her daddy and I had planned on having a date night and of course I clunked out at 9:30 p.m. so that was kapoot once again. I woke up at 7:15 and checked on her, but still not awake. I came downstairs, did some stuff; yep, still not awake. Breakfast was made and consumed and she is still not awake. At all. It is now 9:15 a.m., I went up and opened the blinds 15 minutes ago, and she is still not awake. She is okay, I've touched her multiple times to make sure she is breathing, but wow!

Monday, August 10, 2009


My baby is one year old today. Seriously. I can't believe it. One year ago, she emerged from my body, became part of this world and my family. I can't imagine my life without her. She filled a dark, deep void in my heart brought on by years of frustrating and untreatable infertility. I thought life wouldn't be that bad without kids - we'd have money, travel, a busy social life. But I know what I was missing and I am so happy and grateful every day that I am her parent.

I brought in mini cupcakes and ice cream cups for school today. We will have a little party for her on August 23rd when Daddy gets home from Boston. It will be at a local park with a splash pool and playground and be fairly low key.

Friday, August 7, 2009

finger food feeding

I'm happy to say Vi has finally progressed with feeding herself. She would eat puffs if you plopped them in her mouth which was an achievement for her. She started feeding herself a few, but she is very clumsy and they ended up all over her, but she was trying, and that is what is important here, isn't it? Last night I was eating some egg beaters and had her in the high chair getting ready to feed her some Stage 3 Broccoli with Cheese and I decided to rip the egg beaters into little pieces and put them on her tray. She immediately started feeding herself the pieces and loved them! I had put off starting eggs because of allergies, but she loves them. I'm going to try some hard boiled eggs chopped up because the firmer texture.

My little girl is getting so old.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We're home

And so, so glad. Vi is thrilled! All her old toys are new again!