June 2008


We were talking about getting something to stop before it goes too far and my husband said we need to “Nip it in the butt”.  WHAT???  You know, like a dog chasing after a post man and he’s nipping him in the butt.

I just shook my head and rolled my eyes.

Me: “No honey it’s Nip it in the bud.”
Him: “Why would it be that?”
M: “Because it’s like nipping a weed in the bud stage before it gets too big.”
H: “Oh, I thought it was like when a dog chased a post man and he was nipping at his butt.”
M: “Why?  How does that mean anything?”
H” “I don’t know, that’s what I thought people were saying all these years.”
M: “Well, it’s Nip it in the bud not butt.”

And to think, he really is a smart man, but sometimes come up with real doozies!

Okay, so my oldest son went through the puke fest, then my husband, and now my 2 month old. When will it end!!!

We’re not sure if he has a tummy virus or if it’s due to a vaccine he got last Friday. He was given an oral form of the rotavirus. And on our information sheet it says that a mild side effect is vomiting within 7 days of the vaccine. He started Wednesday night. Last night my hubby called the Docs and they’re leaning towards a stomach bug. After throwing up about 9 times yesterday, we’ve only thrown up 2 times so far today. I think we’re doing good. Luckily he really hasn’t had a fever (couple of times felt warm) or any other signs. And he is still eating and peeing. So hopefully this is passing.

I am tired of changing his and my outfit every couple of hours. Oh, did I mention he pooped on me too! And I’m getting a sinus infection from not being able to take me allergy meds. And I got a double dose of allergies when I had to go to work Wednesday because I had to relocate to a basement that had a ‘water’ problem and I think has mold now. By the time I left for the day I could barely breathe and was sneezing non-stop.

I just hope I don’t get sick with the stomach bug!

So let alone having to go into work this week and getting over being sick myself; I may have been dealing with a sick son again???

This may be too stomach churning for some, so be warned.

My oldest had some blood in his diaper after a bowel movement Monday afternoon.  Not much but enough for me to notice and be concerned.  I called the Dr.’s and they told me they (secretary) would give him the message and he would call me back.  I waited and waited and no call.  Both my mom and my husband, well and myself, felt that it was probably from him straining while going and it wasn’t like he had rectal bleeding.  I was mad that the Dr. didn’t call me, so I didn’t call him the next day since there was no blood with the other diaper changes.   I know, so mature, but it wasn’t too much blood and it only happened that one time.

Fast forward to Wednesday afternoon when it happened again.  He didn’t go on Tuesday so Wednesday I gave him 4oz of apple/prune juice.  Two hours later he went, and there was blood again, and a little more than Monday’s diaper.  I called the Dr.’s but I got their answering service.  Apparently you have a choice, they will page the Dr. right away or they collect all the messages and he calls them back around 8 at night.  Since it was just in the diaper and poop, and he wasn’t rectally bleeding, I told him that I would wait for the 8 o’clock call.  I told her what happened Monday and she assured me that he would call.  Well, he did.  And he claimed that he called and left a message on Monday.  I choose not to get into a pissing contest, but I never left my phone the entire night Monday and I always had service bars registered on my phone, so he called the wrong number!!
Anyways, he wanted to see him in the morning.  And my son ended up having another dirty diaper with blood that night, we were definitely going to be there.

So we went in this morning.  I was prepared for what the doctor had to do, and I felt bad, but it had to be done.  My job, well, my job was to hold his legs up and hold his hands down and talk to him while he ‘checked’ him and obtain a sample.  There was blood in that sample so he was sending us for blood work.  He still feels that it’s just blood from straining.  Since it has always been very red it most likely wasn’t blood from ‘higher up’ in him.  For example, if he had bleeding in his intestines, the blood would be darker.  But we need to make sure therefore blood work needs to be done.  He has also told me to give him mineral oil twice a day to ‘lube’ his insides to help  pass bowel movements more easily.

So now we were headed to a lab where they needed to stick my little boy with a needle.  I know that’s the only way to get blood out but there has to be a better way.  Now I had to hold him down on my lap while one woman held down his arm and hand and another jabbed him with a needle and drained him of 4 – 5 vials.  I lost count cause I couldn’t watch.  He was a brave big boy and didn’t jerk his arm around.  But he cried the whole time saying, “Mommy, no; Mommy, no; Mommy, no” over and over.  I tried hard not to be hysterical, so only a few tears fell.  I don’t know how people can do this for a living!

So in my guilt for him having to go through all this, we went to Burger King for breakfast, which we really never do.  And I got him French toast sticks.  If only they could fix anything!!

Now I have to take my other son to the docs tomorrow for his 2 month check up and watch them jab him with vaccine shots!!  Boy I can’t wait for tomorrow to be over.

If everyone could just give me one dollar then I would not have to go back to work. Really, what’s one dollar? That’s all I need, one dollar, from every one. Okay, it doesn’t have to be from everyone, just half the world can give me one dollar or every one could just even give me 50 cents. I’m not asking for much. Consider it a donation, I’ll send you a receipt.

So what do you get for your dollar??

1. One less female driver during rush hour. Especially one that’s pissed off at her job and can’t wait to see her babies!
2. More time spent focusing on molding 2 future productive members of society.
3. One less very hostile worker in social services.
4. Since I can quit my job, your tax dollars would no longer pay my grant funded salary.
5. One very happy mommy!
6. It’ll be cheaper than paying for my bankruptcy debt when I quit my job and live off of credit cards for as long as possible.
7. It will also be cheaper than one more family on welfare sucking more tax dollars from your paycheck.
8.  You will also be helping to save the environment because I wouldn’t be driving to daycare and work everyday therefore I would not be using much gas or emitting extra carbon dioxide.

I think that’s quite a deal for one dollar. So what do you say? I look forward to your contributions.

Did I mention today I had to go in to work for the first time since having the baby. Yeah, it sucked that bad. Please don’t make me go back. Scrape together your change and make a mommy happy.

Boy do I hate when little children vomit!  I feel so helpless.  All you can do is watch them and wait until they’re done.  Well it’s even worse at 2:30 in the morning! (more…)

Some pics that I thought were cute and wanted to share.

A walk in the park.

My oldest trying to make a funny face.

My youngest hanging out in the car seat at the park.

Today when I told him who his father really is.

I’m kidding!! I was trying to make him smile and when the camera’s first flash went off, this is the face he gave me! To think the last two pics are only a week apart.

Although this would sound like a story from my sister, it’s actually from a friend.  Again, if I wasn’t directly connected to this person, I’d never believe the story.  But every time I hear it I still crack up laughing.   So I thought I’d share this one too. (more…)

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