Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Posted by IamtheMom at 5:05 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
By the way, for those following the foot saga, Sophie has now made her two weeks in her cast! Everything from here on is bonus healing time. We are shooting for her to make it to her appointment next Tuesday morning, but we'll see how the week goes. We did sneak her in the pool Friday night for the pool party, and she did fine.
Posted by IamtheMom at 10:22 AM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
So, Sullivan has discovered Indiana Jones. He wants an "Indiana Jones Lego Adventures" Birthday party. Aaron bought the movies this weekend and has been watching them with him (I know, I think its a horrible idea too, but what are you gonna do?). So, tonight, we were eating dinner, and I told Sullivan he needed to eat his dinner so that he could grow big and strong like Indiana Jones. He looked at me like I was the dumbest person in the whole world, rubbed his chin and said,
"Mom, how can I turn into him, I don't even have any claws on my chin like him and Santa!"
I had to think hard, and then I realized he was talking about a beard. "Are you talking about a beard?"
"No mom, you know those little hair balls daddy gets on his face? That's what I need, well that and you have to stop buying me crocs and buy me real shoes. Indy does not wear crocs."
So, that's all he needs to turn into Indiana Jones.
As a side note, Sophie learned another new word tonight- "Deal." We've been appliance shopping this week, and tonight, Sears had a friends and family sale. We went, and they had some great deals. Sophie would touch a fridge or a washer or dryer and say very loudly, "OOOOHHH Deal!" I guess she hasn't learned not to let the salesman know you think something is great so you can get a better deal!
Posted by IamtheMom at 7:21 PM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sophie is growing by leaps and bounds. As much as I want to believe that she is still small, every day she does new things to show me how big she really is. She has a few new words that she says over and over lately, I thought I'd share.
"Ouch"- she LOVES this word. She loves to say it as she hits you.
"Hurts"- she learned this one because of this throat virus. Its really pathetic, she'll swallow, then look up at you with sad puppy dog eyes and say "hurts".
"Yuck"- I didn't really know she knew this one until yesterday. I was letting the kids get some sunshine in the backyard, they've really been too sick to leave the house this week except for the doctor. So, they were enjoying playing in the backyard. I heard Sophie keep saying "yuck, yuck, yuck". I had no idea that she knew what it meant, so I thought she was just exploring with her vocabulary. Until..... I saw her holding up her cast saying "yuck, yuck yuck." She experienced Sampson being back in full force as she had stepped in a pile of his poop getting it all in her cast. Nice right? Try having to clean it!!!! Yuck was very appropriate!
Posted by IamtheMom at 8:14 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
On a side note, at the doctor's office, our doctor was checking out the kids when Sophie started to ask for "coke" (which is honestly what she calls all drinks, I swear!). So, the doctor says, "Sophie, you don't like coke, you like to eat and drink things that are healthy for you. What do you like to eat?" To which my healthy, all organic kid l;) says very matter of factly, "Chips."
Posted by IamtheMom at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So, yesterday, in the hussle and bustle of bringing Sophie back to the doctor for a new cast, Sullivan kept telling us that his throat hurt. Now, he has only said this to us a few times, three were strep throat, one was mono. So, I was concerned, but honestly, I just kind of "mommied" him. I gave him some motrin and loved on him a bit. It seemed to work. So, we got in the car to go to the doctor, and he told me he wasn't feeling good. About two seconds later, he threw up all over. NICE! Yeah, its 102 outside, can't really clean that up later. So, we pulled into Aaron's parking lot and made him jump in the car so he could clean it up while I took Sophie to the doctor.
She got a new pink cast that will hopefully come off now on September 3rd. When we got home, Sullivan looked sick. He just looked pitiful, laying on the couch, not wanting to do anything. I asked him to help me make cookies, and he perked up a bit. But, I knew he was sick when he didn't want to eat any of them, but just wanted to lay down for a bit. He took a nap for a few hours (at like 5 o'clock), and woke up when Aaron got home. He burned up all night, cried about his throat hurting and needing to throw up. Classic signs of strep throat. So, I took him to see our trusted doctor.
Everytime I see her, I love her more. This morning, after Sullivan got weighed and all of his stats taken, we waited. Now, we are not strangers to the office, so Sophie had fun showing her cast off to all of the receptionists and nurses (who apparently all know her name WOW- guess who's paying their salaries?). So, Dr T walks in the room, asks Sullivan how he is feeling. He says (for real, I couldn't make this stuff up),
" Well, if you want me to be honest, I feel awful."
She asked him about his ailments, he LOVED that she was treating HIM, and ignoring me. Anyway, one swab and a rapid strep test later, we left with some prescriptions in hand (gone are the days where you have to deal with nausea while healing, there's a pill for that now!).
During this whole ordeal though, I realized just how big Sullivan really is. I mean, honestly, all he really needed me for was to drive him there and pay. He dealt with the doctor and nurses. Who is this kid? Was this really my baby a few short years ago? Is this the infant that couldn't survive without me feeding him? Is this the toddler who needed his mommy to rock him to sleep every night? I know it is, but man, he is getting SOOOOO big. While I miss the days when I felt like his tiny head had been molded to fit perfectly in the crook of my elbow, I love watching him grow. It amazes me how great he is with words, how mature he can act when talking to other adults, and how proud he makes me.
Just as I think he is so big, I realize he is not so much. Last night, we were playing "Monkey in the middle" in the backyard with him (motrin works wonders). He hurt his wrist. He started fussing about how his ankle hurt. I told him that his ankle was on his foot not his hand. He says "Maybe that's where your ankle is, but mine hurts, and its right here!" (pointing to his wrist)
Posted by IamtheMom at 1:12 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Posted by IamtheMom at 1:07 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
We went to the orthopaedic doctor this afternoon. He said we made an excellent decision to take the cast off (while he was not encouraging taking off casts at home). With a few more hours in the wet cast, she probably would have lost her little toe. She does now have a skin infection, which we are treating with antibiotics. She crawled for the majority of the day, but after we left, we got a pair of stiff soled stride rite tennis shoes, and she has been all of the place. She can't be recasted while the infection is present. So, we were told to get the shoes, keep her in them any time she isn't sleeping, and to keep her off of her foot. He said (after taking an xray), that she was on the road to healing, but that the bone is definitely a few weeks away from healing. Ideally he could have casted her today. But.... my kids don't live in an ideal world. He did say that if she would not walk on it for three days, he felt her bone would heal well enough not to need a cast. I thought it might be a possibilty when she was crawling, but not now.
So, we return Monday (or sooner if she is in too much pain over the weekend). I feel much better having had him tell me that we made a good decision. I honestly thought CPS was gonna be there waiting to take me away. For some reason, all I could think was that I was told not to take it off at home, and we did. He said moms are given instinct for a reason. HOORAY!
On a side note, while we were there, Sullivan fell pretty hard and bonked his head on the hard floor. Honestly, it was a hard hit, and I am sure that it really hurt. But, I have been given Drama King of the century, so it was turned into an all out ordeal. He cried, and went nuts. In his words, "My head will never be the same, I need to see a bone doctor, my bone hurts so bad that I just don't think I can go on, I need a Lightning McQueen Ice pack, or I will never heal." Oh Lord, seriously, how's the show from up there? I know you use my life as your entertainment on a lot of occasions!!!! So, after much love from the nurses, and quite a few kisses from his very concerned sister, he thought he would be ok. One of the nurses (who over heard him in the hall professing his need for a bone doctor), came in telling him that he was at a bone doctor's office, and it was lucky for him. He thought about that really hard (after seeing Sophie in a cast for so long, and all the trauma she was in), and instantly was better. It was pretty much a miraculous healing. Perhaps the saw that he watched cut off her last cut, or the shots that he thinks come with bad experiences (can you say too many trips to the ER?), I am not sure, but I do know it was a healing of cosmic proportions!!!
I'll keep you updated as to the drama queen (and king) progresses with the foot.
Posted by IamtheMom at 7:30 PM
Posted by IamtheMom at 7:23 AM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
In other news, we have taken our house off of the market. It sold this past weekend, and we had to look at other houses to buy. We eventually decided we liked ours more than anything else we saw. So, we have a few kitchen and bathroom renovations to do, but we are staying! That's about it for us right now :)
Posted by IamtheMom at 11:24 AM