November 19, 2011

Sick and Tired...

...of being sick and tired! 


I should be grateful that I no longer have the intense throat pain, and my voice is slowly but surely coming back, and Andrew is so much better, thanks to the "pink stuff" (amoxicillin).


Chris is now WORSE instead of better.  I'm not sure if he caught my sore throat virus or what, but he's miserable.  Hannah is running a fever and is just miserable...Poor thing doesn't appear to have pink eye, but there's some kind of green eye boogers that keep accumulating in the corner of her left eye, and she's coughing constantly...its just so pitiful.  She went to bed tonight at 6:30 pm.  She'll probably be awake at like 6 am, which will suck, but I just couldn't force her to stay up anymore.  Poor baby.  I feel like we did this to her...although I have no idea what other option there was.  We have no one closeby to call and say, "Hey, can you take Hannah for a few days so she doesn't get sick?"  Yeah, I don't think I know anyone who would be willing to do that.  I guess it was just inevitable for her to catch it.

As for me, I am better, but now the pain/congestion is no longer in my throat and chest...its in my nose and head.  Maybe it will find its way out soon.  Sigh.  I'm just so stinkin' sick of being sick.  Enough is enough.  For now, we are quarantined in our house and praying for the apocalypse.  I might make cookies or something while we wait to die.

November 17, 2011

Potty Help, PLEASE!

So I posted this on my mommy Facebook page for our group of moms who all had babies in summer of 2008...I am having a difficult time with Hannah and the whole potty thing, and since no one on my mommy page will respond, maybe I can seek some help through the few of you who read this blog! :)
I would be calling family, friends, etc. for advice, except I still have no voice and it hurts to even whisper.
Anyway, here's what I wrote on my mommy board (its a total copy & paste):

Hannah is now 3 yrs and nearly 5 months old...and she STILL will not go potty. If the diaper is merely wet, she will take off her pants and change her own diaper/pull-up! If she's stinky, she will come and tell me or Chris so we can help her clean up. But she WILL NOT go to the potty before soiling herself. I do NOT get it. We've tried bribing (she found some adorable Princess panties and socks she went crazy for, so I bought them and told her she couldn't have them until she went potty all the time for 1 week. I know she knows better. She knows the feeling before she goes...She just doesn't care about being messy.
Chris (my hubby) is a stay-at-home-dad, and I told him that I think we need to just put her in panties, let her feel the wetness and dirtiness and maybe then she will hate feeling yucky so she'll decide to go potty. I feel like its a stubbornness issue. She just doesn't want to do what WE want her to do. He says he doesn't want to chase her around all day (plus, when she's in preschool, he doesn't want to make her teachers deal with that mess. Also, he says that, between picking her up from preschool and picking up Andrew from kindergarten, he will take her on "daddy dates" to the park and stuff, and doesn't want to deal with messes in her pants and taking like 5 changes of clothes everywhere. I see his point, but honestly, I don't think it will take that long before she "gets it."
I am off from school all week next week for our Thanksgiving break. We will be going out of town to be with my parents, but I'm still thinking I will try putting her in panties and seeing what happens. Am I crazy? If anyone else still fighting the potty issue? (Fight is the wrong word...we don't ever fight her -- that would just make her MORE stubborn! More like a mental fight in my own head...)  
Please help...Any help/tricks/ideas/support would be greatly appreciated!!

November 16, 2011


So, if we're Facebook friends then you've surely read my fever-induced delirious rants about how everyone in my house is sick.  Except Hannah, but even she has a lingering cough from being sick a couple of weeks ago.  Sheesh.

Here's what's going on:

Me -- Strep throat, fever ranging from 100 at the lowest to 104 last night @ 2:30 am.  Got 5 shots at the doc's office today (2 antibiotic, 2 steroid, and 1 for pain).  Lost my voice...even whispering hurts like a mofo.

Chris -- ear infection (rare for adults), and bronchitis...also still kinda recovering from a brutal stomach bug a couple of days ago

Andrew -- picked up from school today because of ear pain...couldn't chew food or talk because the pain in his ear was so bad.  The school called @ 11:30ish so I sent Chris to pick him up and take themselves to the doctor.

We have four prescriptions for me, two for Chris, two for Andrew...our kitchen counter kinda looks like a pharmacy.  Hannah is still taking nighttime cough medicine because when she lies down, she coughs like crazy (sometimes until she throws up), so the medicine helps her little body get some rest.

Can we catch a break??  Please?
I'm seriously thinking about maybe getting a sister-wife (or brother-husband) just so there's someone around to take care of the kids and the house when BOTH adults are so sick.  Its times like this that seriously make me want to live closer to my parents.  Sigh.

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