Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas is so close...

the boys are super excited and can barely wait. I need to make them go through all their toys they have now and put the one's they don't play with in a bin to give to other kids who can use them. They have too many anyway. I guess that will have to wait since they are both so sick right now.

C is on the couch just laying like a lump and J is just sitting at his little table staring at a bowl of cereal he asked for but I guess he can't eat. At least (knock on wood!) dd is not sick.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Very sad today.

I think I lost a very good friend.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Do nearly 5 yo boys get PMS? Boy what a morning...

not to mention the fact that dd got up for the day at 11:15 last night and only cat napped 10-15 minutes at a time until 5 am! I told James his teacher wouldn't be there today to try to prevent a big tantrum at school and he got VERY upset and it lasted close to an hour. Very unlike him, crying and whining etc. Usually his tantrums are a few minutes of screaming and he's on his way. I don;t know if he thought she was gone forever or what. I tried to explain she would be back on Thursay when he went back to school. I told him Miss Vicky, Miss Julie, and Mis Janice would be there and Mrs. Sheilds (his speech therapist) was going to teach class. Then he started crying a river saying he didn't want to go to school because Miss Julie was upset with him. He pushed his breakfast away and refused to eat and sat there and cried and cried. I kept telling him Mrs. Shaw would be there the next day he went to school, but that made it worse. So, I gave up and said he couldn't go to school. He cried for a bit more and slowly ate breakfast and by this time the other two were upset because he was. Fun stuff, lol. Then when he was done eating he asked if he could go to school. So I got his uniform told him to put it on and ran him to school. I took him in myself to talk with the aids (Miss Julie wasn't there today go figure) anyway Vicky said she doesn't recall anything that happened yesterday where he would think Juile was upset with him. And his teacher put him in the van yesterday, and didn't mention anything unusual. I think he was happy after Vicky told them they were going to play and paint and build houses with popsickle sticks. He ran off to play on the playground before I could turn around and tell him "goodbye". They do their recess before class starts so he was off running around with a little boy before I could start the van.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I'm going insane!

My dd will not nap at all during the day unless I hold her. I got so desperate just to be able to pee and eat lunch I let her cry it out. She went over two hours each freaking time. I was so frazzled by then I was going to have a nervous breakdown! Now at night once I finally get her to sleep, I'll put her in her crib and she's up for the freaking day at 1:30 am. I tried laying on the floor with her but she just hits me (playing) climbs on me and rubs slimey fingers she's been sucking on all over my face while pulling hand fulls of my hair. This morning by 5:30 am I was about to lose it. I put her in the crib with toys and she screamed until dh got up. But screamed even more when he picked her up. It's now it's 8 am and she's so tired she's melting down and I can't get her to sleep by nursing, stroller or car rides. I'm seriously at my wits end with her! No one but mommy can hold her too. She'll scream until she can't breat if any one including dh tries.
I can't make plans, I can't clean, I can't get on the floor and play with my two other kids because it's all about her being fussy and clingy all day. My 4 yo even begs with her to stop crying!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Kids have some kind of odd virus...

It started with Christoph getting a 104F fever. Then from then on the other two had 101F fevers. By morning Christoph was hot again. But the other two were fine. Then all 3 had fevers again in the evening...fine in the morning. Then James had a high fever before bed and the other two were at 101F and all 3 better this morning. Now to see if they have a fever by bed tonight. Only symptoms besides fever was vomiting by Christoph on Friday evening. Oh yeah, Friday...I was cooking dinner and the electric went out. It was out for a few hours and the food was all ruined and had to be tossed. Hubby had to go get take out. By then Christoph was up to eating a TINY bit of dinner against my better judgment. But he did keep it all down that time.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

It's been a while since I've written anything...

We've been busy. Or more like I have been. It seems like the last 3 1/2 weeks or so we've been sick. I ended up having to nebulize all 3 kids and myself for some nasty respiratory virus. Then I got a pretty bad sinus infection, requiring 14 days of antibiotics. Some nasty med too! It make you think you were sucking on bug spray all day and night because of the taste. The pharmacist said it would do that though. Ick!

James stayed home from school yesterday because he had another fever. But it wasn't too bad I guess, because he played hard all day long. I hope none of the other kids get it. The aid at James' school said fevers were going around.

My finger that is supposidly fine (for over two months) is still hurting. The new Dr I saw gave me an order to get it re-xrayed but I haven't had time to fit it in.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Wouldn't you love to do this to someone?

Do you know that annoying person? Wouldn't you love to do this to them on some days? LOL

Yeah that's going to work!

I just discovered I have a fever. I guess I caught what the kids had/have. Well I go to get myself some Ibuprofin and realize I've poured two children's chewable vitamins in my hand. Yep, that's going to bring down my fever so I can try to make it through the rest of the day. Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Ugh

Not having a good week. All 3 kids have been sick. Now the all need to be nebulized several times a day. We only had one machine so the Dr had ine delivered to our house. Do you know they only sent a respiratory tech out to show me how to use it, lol. The first time around a few years ago the just dropped one by at 10p pm and I had to guess at it.

The baby and James are taking thetreatments well. Christoph is terrible about it. I had to hold him down and do it while he screamed and kicked me. But he's GOT to have the medicine. He's wheezing worse than his big brother.

James went back to school since missing two days. He didn't have a good day. He didn't cooperate with his teacher and threw himself to the floor screaming he didn't want to leave when it was time to go home. Could be because he's still not feeling well? But that's the first time this teacher has seen him do that. We did warn her ahead of time of the tantrums he tosses when transitioning from one activity to the next so it shouldn't have been a total suprise to her.

I took away his computer priviledges for that, but he keeps asking to use it. I can't just let him ger away with it though. He says he'll listen to the teacher when he has school on Thursday, so we'll see.

Monday, August 08, 2005

I'm so darn tired I'm having dizzy spells...

My darling daughter is sleeping worse than she did as a newborn!

She won't nap at all during the day, screams all day because she's so over tired. Won't go to sleep without A LOT of rocking and snuggling. I'm talking HOURS, I've actually fallen asleeping holding her and rocking her. Good thing I didn't drop her. I woke up because her weight was hurting my arm. She used to sleep at least 3 hours straight at night, then would be up ever 40 minutes until 2 am, then it was time for her to get up for the day in her mind, so I'd lay on the floor with her. She won't go for that now, she bops, kicks, punches and tries to strangle me with my own clothes if she's not pulling out handfuls of my hair. I'm lucky if she'll sleep 40 minutes after I put her down after the hours of trying to get her to sleep. She's so overtired I'm about to cry. I can't do ANYTHING, I have to literally hold her all day or the world will end. When I put her down so I can go to the bathroom or take care of her brothers she will actually cry so hard and long she forgets to breath and her lips start turning blue! I have to grab her and blow in her face so she'll take a breath. She's so not ready for any type of CIO, which I wouldn't do until she was one or older anyway.

We've been to the Dr to have her checked over and no ear infections or anything. No signs of teeth (I even tried a dose of tylenol JIC, but it didn't help). I'm so tired that I can and have fallen asleep after downing a cup of coffee. I only sat down for a few seconds to rest my legs because dd has to be held while I stand and walk (thus me moving a laptop to the kitchen counter so I can work).

I know if she would just sleep her whole mood will be better, but how can I make her? LOL. I'm slowly going nuts! Or maybe I already have and just haven't realized it yet.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Nothing very interesting today...

I cleaned and vacuumed the living room and purdged it of toys that should have been in the playroom upstairs. I let them keep all their toy kitchen stuff and some cars downstairs.

I need to clean the counters in the kitchen but I'm printing off Emergency plans and Protocol for James staff at school. I also ordered groceries today. They'll be delivered on Wednesday saving me 5% off my total. So that makes up almost for the 9.95 delivery fee. It's sooo much cheaper to do it that way than to go to the store just 1/2 mile a way. They are unfreaking believably expensive on everything.

Other than that, boring here today. Tried a couple of new herbal teas (iced of course), the sour apple was pretty good, the wild strawberry was good, but not what I was expecting, too much apple in it overpowering the strawberry. Now that hubby got a big ole glass of it I need to make more. Why does he have to drink from a half gallon cup, lol. What should I make next?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Probably of no interest to anyone but me...

but my nearly 7 month old took a 2 hour and 45 minute nap! This is a kid who naps 20 minutes on a good day. Her older brother also took a nap. In fact he's been sleeping for hours. I'm going to have to go wake him!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Not a good day

Pampered Chef

I almost forgot, I signed up to sell Pampered Chef. It would be nice to have some have some extra money, but I'm not going to count on making a lot. Hubby says as long as I make back what it cost me to sign up, lol. I love kitchen gadgets and cooking, so this would be right up my alley. Can't wait to get started.

My hand hurts a lot.

I fell over 3 weeks ago and when I caught myself I had my last 3 fingers bent back further than they are supposed to go. They were healing so I thought, then the joint in my pinky started hurting even more. It hurts to hold things, close my hand or even extend my finger but I can still use it. I have to! With three little kids to take care of. I couldn't even sqeeze the strawberry jam out of the squeeze bottle for my boys breakfast. I called for a Dr appointment LAST week and ended up calling them back earlier in the week. Even still I don't go to see a Dr until next Monday. I hate our Dr, there's always a 2 week wait no matter how urgent. And there are always old grouchy people there. I don't mind older people it's the one's that are so miserable they want everyone else to be that get to me. That's they kind of clients this Dr's office has.

What will really be cute (NOT!) is if I have to have xrays, as it is I have to drag all 3 kids with me. Oh well, I just want the pain to stop and I don't want pain meds to take for it. Picky aren't I?

James, starts school on Monday. He's excited, but I'm scared to death. At this point I have no clue who his teacher is. I need to know so I can make sure they are aware of his severe food allergies and they know the signs of an anaphylactic attack AND how to use the epi pen, and on and on. It's not the kind of thing I can just send a note in for. They need to understand ONE bite of the wrong cookie at snack time can kill him. I hate food allergies! I really do, potentially food could kill my baby. That scares the crap out of me.