Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Funny how sometimes you plan a day to a tee and it just doesn't come together.  Well, I need to be honest and fess up that I had not pre-planned anything for father's day, it just came together.

Carr and I baked Chocolate muffins with chocolate chips.  We finger painted and made daddy a card also.

We were so happy going about our business that we did not notice how loud we were and woke daddy up early (I wanted to let him sleep in).  We had breakfast together and we had french toast for lunch.  Yes, I know not very nutritious but yummy.  Carr and I did laundry and watered Mimi's plants, we played in their deck and took a good long nap.
Daddy woke us up, between you and me, he really enjoyed his quiet time to himself playing video games.  I started making dinner.

Scallops and asparagus sauce with Steaks

Fresh organic green beans, tomatoes, bacon with a honey balsamic reduction

Fresh organic cucumbers with dill and rice vinegar

Today, has been a great family day, we played, worked and ate as a family.  We are very fortunate to have each other.  Chip, Carr and I are so blessed having you in our life.  You are the father I always wanted and you're the husband I prayed for.  We love you very much!

Happy Father's Day Chip!

Roseolla, upset stomach and unknown bug

I had mentioned in my post "and life happens" that Carr had been sick.  When he has a bad night, restless, whinny, squirmy, you name it, that is always the prelude to a feverish day.  And so it began, fever of about 101/2 all day and then night hit where it ran about 103.  This is about when we started giving him Motrin. Chip doesn't like to over medicate our son, which is the main reason why he administers it, when, how much and frequency, obviously as directed by the pediatrician.  This is fine with me, I don't like to see my son suffer and get very nervous rendering me useless to administer any type of medication.  The next day we took him to the doctor, strep test, look over, you name it, and the pediatrician says..."I think it's a virus, it needs to run its course." Are you kidding me!?! Really?  You cannot pinpoint what he has, and you offer me no advice on how to get him better? I understand that doctors today fear liability but come on!  I would have really appreciated some input. Long story short, he had a even worse night until finally his fever broke.  The next day he was covered in red dots, like chicken pox but red.  Took him to an urgent care (my pediatrician closes for two hours at lunch) and they diagnosed him with Rosseolla.
One week after, he was getting better, he had started eating and had much more energy, he threw up for the first time.  My poor baby!  He didn't understand what was going on.  I think I held it together pretty well, I didn't freak out and I told him it was alright and normal, that probably he ate something that didn't agree with him and gave him water.  A piece of advice, never give them water right after, they are bound to through it up immediately, which he did.  He cried and hugged me, poor son.
Once again, about a week after, he had a fever again.  I called the doctor and we went to see her.  She said that this was worrisome, that he spent the month sick and she wanted to run some blood work.  Well, they did, BTW, he behaved like a champ, even hugged the nurse afterwards.  God I love my son!  Everything came back fine, he got better two days later and he has been fine ever since.
We have been very fortunate, our son has hardly been sick at all, other than teething.  One bad month is OK when you look at the big picture.  I just pray that it doesn't happen again this way.  Sleep deprived, stressed out and worried make for a very inefficient mom and wife.  My home has been a mess, I have over-spent in take-out food and stop doing things that kept me grounded.  Now I find myself picking up the pieces and slowly recovering to normality. Who would have thought routine and tranquility would be so desired in my life today.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

And life happens...

It's been a while since I have posted a new entry. May has been a hard month to digest, literally.  While this mess has given me ample subject matter to write about, it has exhausted every shred of discipline I had.  Not only have I put the blog on hold, but my personal finances, relationships, etc have suffered from it also.  Now you can imagine me gathering up my life, like when you do housekeeping, trying to sort and put everything in its place.
The month started out as ordinary but quickly turned into what I like to call "mad house".  Almost immediately at the beginning of the month Carr got sick, and when I say sick, he didn't have a case of the sniffles.  Also my professional life was very hectic which added to the stress. Oh and by the way, Carr got sick again.  As if we didn't have enough on our plate, my parents are in a very nasty divorce and seem to be incapable of solving their own problems without trying to force me to participate. And ...Carr got sick yet again.
After only a month of utter madness, I have arouse with a feeling of accomplishment for having survived.  I know there are people that are going through worse.  I never forget how blessed I am. My point is Life Happens and one falls off the wagon so to speak. It's normal, it's human and it is to be expected.  What needs to happen immediately after you've taken a breathe, is  
Start all over again, take it a day at a time.

Your children deserve no less!