Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thought I would post a few pictures of my little Abba. I love this outfit on her:) In the first picture her lips and mouth are red because she had just finished a red Popsicle (or caca as she calls them). Check out the video I posted at the end of this post. Not sure where she got it from but she was all about ready, set go yesterday :)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Today was and all around rough day. I would say based on a bunch of factors all rolled up in one. Last night Abby woke up at 2 AM. I cringed and was afraid to look at the clock. Once I finally did I was overjoyed to see that it was only 2 AM. Plenty of time for more sleep. Yeah right. Once I got up and got little miss some milk she decided she was not going back to bed. The party lasted til 4:30 AM. I'll spare you the details but it ended badly. Basically I had to put her in my bed and let her cry while I pretended to sleep. Eventually she did too.
Two hours later and my alarm goes off. I hit dose for another 30 min. Started my day off late. Abby slept away. I had to wake her. I really hate doing that to her. It makes me feel horrible. Luckily she woke in a good mood. We got to her day care around 8:15. Later then usual. It was pajama day and she looked so cute in her pink princess PJs. Of course she cried when I left.
Got to work at 8:35. My boss comes in to my office and tells me that she wasn't sure if I was aware that I had to work the weekend??? I wasn't. I tell her no problem and make a quick call to my Mom to see if they can keep her Sat and Sun. Luckily she can. I had no plans for the holiday but was really looking forward to just having 3 days off to relax with Abby. Oh well. So she tells me I'm off tomorrow since I will be working the weekend.
09:00 I go up to my units after getting a GINORMOUS coffee. Guess what? The system that we use to review the charts is down, Great. We have a 90 minute meeting at 1:00 PM . I really didn't need to be even more behind. Meanwhile I get a call from day care. They tell me not to panic but that I may want to come take a look at Abby. it seems she fell off the slide and cut the inside of her lip. Lot's of blood. they tell me that once the initial tears were over that all she wanted to do was go back outside and play some more. They iced her lip and let her play. She really wouldn't let them check her mouth inside so they didn't force it. After thinking I decided to let them call me back once she let them take a look. I figured that If I went back to her Day care I would just upset her more. They agreed and promised to call me if anything changed. So then the rest of the day I struggled with guilt and second guessed myself. Should I have gone or still go to her day care? Anyway the systems down til 10 ish. I finish the Open Heart unit and half of the CCU before I have to go to the meeting.Some where in there my monthly arrives. Post meeting back to work to finish the CCU and do the ICU. Behind of course. Long story short I'm there until 5:40 PM.
I pick up Abby and she seems happy. Yep a little bit of a fat lip but no worse for it. I notice that there is blood all over her shirt. They kept it on her all day. Am I too picky???? They had a spare outfit. Plus her barrette is missing.
After a Chick Filea run we get home about 6:15 PM. She is in a good mood. She eats pretty well actually. After I put her in the tub. Once bath time was over she turned fussy and clingy. We battled over my attempts to cut her finger nails. let's say she won. I had hoped to keep her up til 9:30 PM so she would be good and tired and then I could hopefully rock her to sleep and slip her in her crib instead of my bed. She ends up crashing on the floor around 8:00 PM. I take advantage of the situation and clip her finger and toe nails. I put her in her crib and she wakes up. The crying starts. After lots of rocking/ swaying I finally get her back in her crib asleep. I pray she sleeps all night.
So now tomorrow I think I will take her to day care and get caught up around here. My house is a wreak. I am going to call the pediatricians office and ask about her rash. She has some more bumps today. No fever but I'm wondering if our night time issues are related to it. Hopefully I can get a hair cut too. I have some major roots going on.
Thanks for all of your rash advice. And for reading this post, if your still with me that is. It was therapeutic for me. It may not seem that bad of a day to others but I am exhausted and stressed.
I got out late from work today and yesterday because of meetings. I hate doing that to Abby. I feel like I should keep her home tomorrow and spend some quality time with her. I also could use some time to get some things done too.
Monday, August 25, 2008
She was not in the posing mood :)
This (pictured below) is the rash tonight. It's doesn't cover her from head to toe but is kind of scattered, One or two on her neck, maybe three or four on her belly, 3 on her left ankle, one or two on her knees/thighs, a couple on her back, several on her rt hip. A little backround. I took her to the Doctors last wednsday for what I thought was a spider bite. They pronounced her arm fine and actually thought it might be a may fly bite instead. Anyhoo. They were more interested in her apparant upper respiratory thing AKA the Daycare Crud), with the greenish nasal discharge. They put her on Augmentin. Due to scheduling conflicts I did not get the prescription filled till this past Friday so she got her first dose that night, The next morning I gave her dose number two. I noticed she was scratching at what looked like hives on her tummy and right hip area. I called my MD Brother N Law and we agreed to stop the Augmentin. I gave her some benadryl for the itching and she seemed fine. that night I noticed a few spots on her back as well. I gave her more benadryl before bed. The next day the spots seemed smaller. We all ate at my Mom's so I got my brother in law to look in person. He didn't think it looked like a drug rash but told me to hold off on the Augmentin still. At that time she had a few on her legs as well. She also seemed to be running a fever but my Mom didn't have a thermometer. I gave her tylenol and she was in no way acting sick. Ate well, played well ect. Today when I picked her up from daycare I noticed she had a few more on her legs and shoulders but the prior ones seemed less noticable. She is scratching at her knees tho, so I gave her benadryl toonight. My brother n law thinks the rash is viral and said not to worry about it but..... What the heck is it? Anyone have any ideas????
Sunday, August 24, 2008
All by her self too :) (Down, Not up!)
I think I had written that she just recently started sliding down this slide with minimal assistance. The slide below I will call the Advanced slide.
My Abby decided she was ready to tackle this one on Saturday.
Luckily it is not a very slippery slide so she just kinda scoots down it.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Once she did wake up, she was okay just real congested. I figured I would get some good rest out of her today. Not so much tho. She took only one two hour nap. The rest of the day was a tough one. It was like she had two personalities. One minute happy and the next minute she was in melt down mode. This went on pretty much all day. Normally she doesn't go to bed until 9:00 PM or 9:30 PM but tonight after one melt down too many I had her in bed by 8:00 PM. She was out in ten minutes flat. Poor thing. I hope she rests well tonight. She has to go to daycare tomorrow.
Now that she is in bed and quite I have had time to reflect on our day. It was tough for sure. This would be the instance where I would have to say that being a single parent can be hard. There is not anyone to pick up the slack. Just you and your child all day and all night. When she is cranky there is no escaping it. I'm not complaining mind you, just trying to put my thoughts to words. I just feel like we overall did not have a good day and that makes me feel like I failed her somehow. It's a crappy feeling.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Grass shot :)
Pretty in pink