Friday, January 29, 2010


Baby's first bong?

Griffin has pnuemonia! I took him to the pediatrician on Tuesday after having a fever and cough for four days. She said his chest sounded bad and the fever for days concerned her, so she sent me to the hospital to run some tests. It was supposed to just be outpatient but while I was there waiting for his blood draw, rsv test and chest x ray, his fever spiked. I didn't have any Tylenol with me and I freaked out. I ran across the hospital to the ER and started calmly explain that my doc sent me there for test, "...but now he is burning up whaaaaaaaaa!" you would have been impressed with my hysterical Mom charade. I didn't know I had it in me because I'm usually pretty calm. I was crying, pacing, couldn't remember his birthday for their paperwork etc. The front desk lady took pity on me and helped me strip off his clothes to keep his fever from scrambling his brain.

The nurse called me back and got the rundown of his symptoms over the last few days. I was still a crying mess and she asked,"is this your first baby?". I laughed and said, "no he's my third, you would think I would be more relaxed." She stuck the thermometer up his tookus and she said to Griffin, "Stop scaring your Mom." Then she said, "103.8. Let's get you in a room." More hysterics from me.

He got some Tylenol, an RSV test, blood work and a chest X-Ray. Thankfully no RSV, but he did have pnuemonia. Holy crap! They admitted him for the night to give iv antibiotics and breathing treatments. He perked up by morning and we got released that afternoon. Sheesh. He went from healthy to pnuemonia in 4 days! So crazy.

Now he's home with antibiotics and an inhaler. Silver lining? It's only January and we've met our deductible. Woot!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

I wonder.

I have been so hard on Kimberly these last few days. She is so sweet and responsible and I keep pecking at her. On one of the blogs I read, some guys 16 year old daughter ran off with her boyfriend. Could that be Kimberly in 8 1/2 years? What was it about home that was so unbearable for this girl? An oppressive and critical Mother? Oh Kimmy girl, you are such a cool kid. What did I do to deserve a daughter like you? ***waving white flag*** I'm going to back off and let you bloom in a safe and warm place.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First yoga class

and I'm feeling very Zen. The light in me respects the light in you.

I even had a road rager honk at me and I'm not even pissed.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dear scale,

Don't you know that I wore my ass out at the gym for two days? I should at least be holding steady but you said I gained???? Bite my ass.


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Sunday, January 10, 2010


I tried to let Griffin cry it out for his nap today. He screamed for a good 40 minutes or so. I though "surely he will give up and go to sleep any second now!". Didn't happen because I caved. Why am I so soft with him? Why is he so strong willed? My little Leo is showing me who's boss. And now I'm holding him with his face buried in my armpit. Sign. What am I gonna do with this boy?

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Saturday, January 9, 2010


It's like you can't even see him!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

My monkey... starting to sleep in his crib at night. For almost two weeks now he has slept in his nursery from 8pm to 2am. It's not quite enough for the black circles under my eyes to go away, but it's enough to have my evenings to myself to hang out with Jeff or take a bath or whatever the heck I feel like.

I'm actually sitting in his nursery holding a sleepy Griffy right now. I love this room. It's so pure and untouched. Peaceful. Here is my little sleeping monkey in his little monkey bed!

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