It’s been a busy week and a half. Who am I kidding…it’s been a busy 6 months! I don’t know what happened to July. Poof and it was gone.
One Thursday last week I hopped on a plane to Orlando for SaveUp 2013. I joined Savings.com and a bunch of the top notch deal bloggers to learn together and have fun. I’m honored to be a part of this community.
I arrived home on Sunday evening and the boys started school on Monday. Jack started Spanish immersion kindergarten and Kaden started 2nd grade.
This is Jack’s attempt at a smile when I brought him to school on Monday morning.
After the first day, I asked Jack how his day was and he replied, “I have nothing to tell you”. My little introvert. On Tuesday morning, he asked to stay home because he was just too tired.
“I can’t little buddy…not on the 2nd day of school”.
Sometimes it feels like I’m dropping my heart off at school.
It’s been quiet in the house with just Lindi and I during the day. I’ve been exhausted from my trip (yes, I’m an introvert too), so I’ve been napping when she’s been napping.
On Wednesday, I took Lindi to get her blood work done. We had tried the week before and after 3 pokes and lots of screaming, we left unsuccessful.
This time we headed downtown to the children’s hospital. Did I mention that I dread this?!?
Unfortunately, the lab from last week had cancelled the labs in the system. Her doctor is off for the week along with all her nurses. A call was made to the doctor on call and everything was put into the system again.
After waiting our turn, we were called back to the room and poke number one was not successful. Our tiny, petite little girl has tiny, petite little veins.
The techs didn’t see another option and asked if I was willing to wait for the other tech to come back from lunch (in about 30 minutes). Yes, I’ll wait…thankfully it did the trick. Warm compresses and a little miracle. 3 hours later we were finally back home.
Am I the only one that drastically miscalculates how long things are going to take? Optimistic me thought we’d be home within an hour or an hour and a half…or THREE!
Anyway, today I was banking on a quiet day at home….
I should know better by now.
Lindi is very good at climbing up the stairs and learning to climb down on her belly. I’m not sure what happened today, but she fell down the stairs.
It’s that moment when your heart drops and there’s nothing you can do to stop what’s happening.
I panic and my medical training goes out the window. I’m just a mom, freaking out and worrying that whatever decision I make…it’s going to be the wrong one.
I’ve discovered it’s much easier to give advice over the phone (I worked as a pediatric triage nurse) than actually trust that advice and put it into practice on your own child. We cuddled, I observed and she let me know that there was no way that ice pack was going on her head.
At it turns out, she is doing just fine. She’s walking, babbling, and eating like a champ.
Tomorrow…I’m going into it without expectations. We’re planning to head to the beach with Grandpa, Grandma, Auntie and cousins. It may or may not happen.
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