Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Thursday, September 21, 2006

I haven't been this tired in a long time... I am beyond tired... every fiber of my body aches *including the wonderful migraine* and I am irritated as hell. The baby is getting on my nerves for no reason.. he's just being a baby but it's getting to me. He's tired too and he's sick which just adds to the fun. *sigh*

Yeah, we took River to the doctor Tuesday. He has a double ear infection and the doctor thinks he has allergies. He came home on 3 prescriptions and goes back to the doctor October 3rd for a recheck. That means he now has ear infection number 3 and 4. UGHHHH he's going to end up with tubes in his ears I just know it. Still only two teeth and boy is crabby. He's chewing on everything in sight but only the two. He goes November 13th (or was it 14th) for his 9 month well baby visit. Other than that.. he's doing great. Into everything and going everywhere. He's gotten good at pulling himself up on things and is trying to master the art of cruising the furniture but we're still no too sure about that.

Doug got a letter yesterday from Comcast saying that they will be here Saturday between 11 and 2 to install our cable stuff.. WOOO HOOOOOOO. That means come Saturday night we will have every channel plus the movies and the high speed internet. I can NOT wait. I am beyond sick of no TV and dial up. He also did shift bid today. He got the last 9am to 6pm shift available. But he doesn't know what days he'll work yet. *shrug* I'm glad in one way that he got this shift because that means he'll be home in the evenings to help me study and such. And he'll have every Sunday off and every other Satuday off. But that means the baby will have to be in daycare which mean 620 dollars a month in daycare expenses until the funds from the Episcopal thing come through to help us.. *sigh* That's almost half of Doug's monthly income..

I am almost done with my first clinical rotation. I go tomorrow and that's the last day. I'm glad that we had the chance to do this as it was a nice break from the monotany of sitting in a classroom 7 hours a day but I am not sorry to not have to be getting up at 4:50 in the morning and going to take care of old people. My patient this week was a really sweet woman who didn't really need me to help her with anything but I had to help everyone else help their patients and then help patients that weren't ours. It was very strenuous. I have a whole new appreciation for what a CNA does. I'm tired. On Monday we have a Practicum Final (basically a hands on final) and then Tuesday we have a writen final. Then we are done with our first semester of nursing school. YAY!!!!! We have Wednesday off as a "semester break" and Thursday we start Med Surge and Pharmacology..should be nice and stressful.