Monday, October 29, 2007

Prunes = Throw Up

Well I guess it was inevitable that we would find something Patrick DOESN'T like. We tried prunes last night and they made him gag. That's fine with me 'cause they made me gag too (the smell anyway). I don't know who in the world would want to eat those things......NASTY.

I think I may have to take Patrick back to the doctor. His stuffy nose (with clear mucus) has now turned into a stuffy nose (with green mucus), a cough, and a slight fever. I wonder if he has a sinus infection?

Other than that, I have to go down to my mom's again tomorrow for a funeral, another WWII hero has left us.


Friday, October 26, 2007

Financial Happiness

Just found out I got approved for a credit card through my credit union, so now I can transfer my balance over for HALF the interest I am paying now - and it's a fixed rate.


Bank of America can kiss my a$$.

Doctor News

So we took Patrick to the Pediatric Surgeon yesterday for his hernia. He is sure it is not an emergency and scheduled another appointment for two months from now. He wants us to watch it and note whether it seems like it is appearing less frequently or if it looks like it is getting smaller in size when it does, and if it seems to be hurting him. If it starts hurting him, we need surgery right away. If it appears to be getting smaller/less frequent at the two month mark, he wants to continue to watch it. If it doesn't appear to be changing in any way at the two month mark, he wants to go ahead and schedule surgery then. So......they don't feel the need to just "cut" right away. They were very impressed that we knew so much about it when we went in. Apparently some people must not research things when it comes to their kids??!!!! And - it was only $156.00. PHEW!!!!

In other news - we went to St. Augustine last weekend for our anniversary (since that is where we had our first date). Anyway, Sunday morning Patrick woke us up at 5am and we were really tired so after we fed him, we laid him (on his back) in between us on the bed while we "dozed". Eventually he feel back asleep and we did too. When we woke up, he was on his tummy. Neither of us remembers rolling him over so he must have done it himself - but we didn't see it. He hasn't done it again since.

He's also decided he's not content to just sit in his chair anymore - he gets really mad. So we've been putting him on his tummy on his play mat. The child tries really hard to crawl! He looks like a little inchworm, and does sort of an "army crawl". He'll go a few inches and then lay his head down and rest, and repeat until we move him or he gets pissed because he's not getting anywhere. It's actually pretty funny. He also likes to "sit" with me on the floor. I sit indian style and put him on the floor in front of me, holding his hands, and he "sits by himself".

Other things of interest:
  • He thinks mommy's hair is very funny in his face.
  • If you say mama or dada to him, he smiles so big you think his face will split in half.
  • He tries to talk and eat at the same time.
  • He has outgrown yet another diaper size (he's 16lbs now and in size 3) and clothing size (he's wearing 6month stuff now).
  • He really likes bananas

I think that's it for now. I promise I will have video and/or pictures soon. We are going down to my mom's this weekend, so it probably won't be until later next week or weekend.


Monday, October 22, 2007

It's Been A Year Already

I can't believe it, we made it a year! Happy Anniversary to the most wonderful husband on the planet. I can believe you still like me after all the crazy moments of no sleep and stress with the baby. We made it this far, we can make it through anything now.

By the way - I am taking him to a Bucs game for our anniversary. Ain't I the bestest wife?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Where has the time gone?

Wednesday was Patrick's 5 month birthday. Where has the time gone? He's gotten so big! When I was downloading video from the camcorder the other day, I couldn't believe how SMALL he was when we brought him home. He didn't seem that small at the time - at least to me anyway, even though I *knew* he was. My husband's boss told him the other day "he doesn't look like a spider monkey anymore." Heh. I'm also remembering how scared I was to hold my nephew when I saw him a few days after he was born, and how NOT scared I was to hold my own son. Huh. I never knew that could happen until it did. And believe it or not, though they were ROUGH TIMES with NO SLEEP, I almost miss him being that small.


Monday, October 15, 2007

He Talks!

Ok, so it's not *really* talking, it's more like p0l;akjr;lkjgh;,manrlkjg;glhgoogoo, but he talks! It was so funny, 'cause my husband could usually get him to make a few small noises, but he would NEVER talk back to me. Well over the course of the last few days, he's gone nuts - he can't get enough of it he's so pleased with himself. He even talks to the TV when we leave the room for a minute. Also, he does what we call "Dr. Evil Hands" (because it looks like he's plotting to take over the world). I've finally figured out how to download video from our camcorder, so I'll try to post a short one of him and I having a conversation (probably won't be until the weekend though) and some recent pictures.

I can't believe how fast he is growing and how much he is eating!!! We graduated from rice cereal to oatmeal last week, and this week we tried squash. He loved it so much he decided to share it with his clothes, his face, his chair, and mommy's clothes too (he even had it on his eyelid people). It was so funny - he'd take a bite and "chew" it for a second or two, and then make a face like he was going to make a fart noise and spurt what was left all over - he did actually swallow most of it though. Last night I finally mixed it with a little rice cereal (just because it was so runny) and that was much better and much less mess. I also have a short video of his squash face to share sometime soon. But, he ate three formula scoops of rice cereal, and the whole container of the #1 squash, and an 8oz bottle for dinner last night! Now if we can just get his little teeth to come through so he doesn't have to be so mad anymore....


Friday, October 12, 2007

How Government Employees Spend Their Time

Apparently, at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, they spend it looking for pictures from Fantasy Fest 2006 and end up on my site. Nice to know our tax dollars work hard for the way rock on, who ever that was.


Brought to You by the Letter D for Dumba$$

So the baby and I were doing our usual playtime this morning with the news on in the background when I hear "Al Gore given the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in global warming..." and the following conversation ensued to the best of my recollection:

Me: Whaaa?? Are they crazy?
Me: Ah geez, the guys got a big enough head already.
Husband: Yea, didn't you know, Al Gore invented the Nobel Peace Prize.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oooooohhhhh Aaaaaahhhhhh

Alachua, FL

Wind: NW at 5 mph
Humidity: 37%

Today85°/ 51°
Fri79°/ 51°
Sat81° /55°
Sun84° /60

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sometimes I wonder......

I saw a news story today that had me wondering about men and their stupidity.

From USA Today:

I mean come on people. How retarded do you have to be? Like any sane man would not think something is wrong when his wife calls to tell him she just gave birth, please come pick her up at Long John Silvers? I think it was George Carlin that said in one of his stand up routines - can't we just take all the crazies and put a big fence around some western states (I believe it was like Nebraska and Utah and I don't remember the others) and leave them there to do as they will? Then they can kill each other and do their crazy things they do without the rest of society having to hear about them all the time.


Friday, October 05, 2007

Surgeons Make Me Sick

So the surgeon called me today - normally they don't schedule "self-pay" patients, due to the fact that they get anywhere from $117 to $577 JUST FOR A CONSULT PEOPLE. I guess they are worried about people not paying. My insurance here does not kick in until December. I would at least like to see the guy to find out if he thinks we're okay to wait that long, but not for $577. ARGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

He's Much Better Now

We sent him back to daycare today, no fever this morning. I've been doing lots of research on hernias so I am prepared when I talk to the ped surgeon. I'm not putting my poor kid through any torture I can avoid. It seems there is another condition called a hydrocele, which is very similar to a hernia, but it is only fluid filled (as opposed to intestines coming through the hole) and it will usually go away on it's own by their 1st birthday. I am hoping that he has this and not an actual hernia. I also found out hernias/hydroceles are very common in preemies, and it is usually very difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of one vs. the other. Just my luck. Anway, our fingers are crossed.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Poor, Poor, Baby

So Patrick has been sick since Sunday. Running a fever, so we can't drop him off at daycare. I stayed home with him Monday and Tuesday; Daddy is home with him today. To make matters worse, he had an appointment yesterday to get his next series of vaccinations, and the doctor has informed us the poor kid has a hernia. Which means surgery. And we don't have insurance right now. UGH!!!!!!! However, the good news is you would never know he is sick, he is still smiley and happy and playing all day.