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


Cheli On Thursday, December 21, 2006
We are home already. River is sleeping. The surgery was very quick. River was super groggy afterwards and very ticked off and hungry but fell asleep on the way home. The surgeon said that both ears were still infected (he just finished a 10 day abx regimen yesterday). She said there was thick pus in one ear which worried her a bit and a lot of fluid and some pus in the other one. So she put him on yet another antibiotic and we have to see the pedi in 7 to 10 days for a recheck of his ears. Then we go to see her again for a follow up on the 12th.
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River's surgery is today.. hopefully. We have to be there at 6:30 so we are leaving here in about 15-20 minutes. His surgery is scheduled for 8am. He's the first of the day. I'm hoping they will still be able to do it. River is congested and coughing. It sounds like it's in his nose and not his lungs so hopefully they'll still go through with it. The nose congestion is what happens that causes his ear infections and then his ear infections cause his nose congestion so he stays sick. He woke up last night at 1am wired for sound.. ready to party. So we let him play for about an hour and then I cuddled on the couch with him when he got fussy and gave him some warm water (he was allowed to have clear liquids up until 4am) and then held and rocked him and he fell asleep in my arms. We laid him back down at 2:30 and went back to bed ourselves until 5. This is my second day in a row of getting up at 5 am.. only this time is on 5 hours of sleep. YUCK I'll update when we get home
Cheli On Sunday, December 17, 2006

My little boy is growing up! Where the hell has time gone. Tonight is the first night in 9 months that River has gone to sleep with out the CD of rain playing in the background. *sniff* He has started to eat table food. He's able to walk as long as he holding one of my hands. He's getting so big!!! OMG he's 10 1/2 months old. I want my little baby back. I'm going to be the mom of a toddler soon. OMG.

We rearranged the living room area yesterday so that River would be able to have more space to walk/crawl/play in. It feels much more open and much better for him. He doesn't want to grasp the fact that he isn't allowed to play with the computers so we are saying alot of "no touch" and redirecting him but other than that, I love the new set up.

I have 4 days left of school before the winter break. We are doing cardiovascular and Urinary systems right now. Fun Fun. I'll have a midterm in one of the classes the day I come back and I'll have a final in other class a week later. YUCK. We got our half lighter pins on Friday. It's a pin that the PN students receive for making it half way through the program. Technically our half way point isnt until the middle of January but who cares.

River has surgery on Thursday. I have to call the hospital on Wednesday to find out what time he needs to be there and what time we need to stop feeding him before hand. The ENT that saw him said that the surgery is only going to take about 20 minutes total. 45 minutes of recovery time and then he'll be able to come home. She says it's nearly pain free and whatever pain he does experience will be alleviated by simple tylonel or motrin which she suggest we give him for the first 24 hours regardless. I know it's not a major surgery but I'm still nervous. So yeah, obviously I won't be going to my clinical rotation on Thursday. Oh well. They'll live.

We are finally getting rid of a bunch of River's old stuff.. a bunch of 3-6 month clothes that he can't really fit into anymore and some toys, burp cloths, etc etc that we don't use anymore. My little boy is growing up... I'm ready for another one LOL

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Cheli On Saturday, December 9, 2006

River had his appointment with the ENT doctor today. She wants to put tubes in his ears. He goes for surgery 12/21.. I hope it helps him..

I had my final today in Integ. I'm officially a Semester 3 nursing student. YAY.

Too tired to think of anything else to type right now.

Cheli On Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Hey All,

Took Munchkin Man for his 9 month pictures/ Holiday pictures today. We bought at disc so we could get them on the computer and share them with all you wonderful people! ;)

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Cheli On Monday, December 4, 2006

Today is my last day of my 6 day weekend. I am ready to go back to school. I'm not used to having all this free time and it's confusing LOL. Wednesday I went to work with Linda and helped her get closer to caught up on stuff she's behind on. Barely made a dent but at least I made the effort. Thursday a friend of mine came over to watch a movie and have some take out Chinese (Yummy!!!). Friday, Doug came home early from work to start his weekend a few hours early but we really didn't do much. On Saturday we went to a parenting event. We have someone that comes from a state run organization once every 2 weeks to give us things we can do with River to build his development skills etc.. Well each time she comes out or each time we go to a parenting support group they hold once a month we are awarded what they call Baby bucks and twice a year they hold a "parenting event" where they have a baby bucks store and other activities to do. This one on Saturday was their Christmas/Holidays one. They had a bunch of brand new toys donated to the event and we were given a chance to spend them. Most of the event was REALLY BORING. River was SO tired but we wanted to wait for the baby bucks store because we'd saved about 140 bucks for it. Around 11am "Santa" came to visit all the kids. We got in line to get a picture done just because we thought it would be great memorbilia later on and we were one person away from Santa River fell asleep. We gave him to Santa anyway but he never woke up. LOL So we decided to try it again later once he woke up. Just as Santa was about to get up and leave, River woke up so we got his picture taken.....


(You can still see the red mark on his cheek from him sleeping on my shoulder LOL)

Then when we got back from seeing Santa they had the Baby Bucks Store. We made out with lots of goodies for the munchkin... Here is what we got him (we've also gotten him a few other things for his loot)

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Sunday we didn't do anything but relax because the weekend was over. I am off today still but still got up about 7 because I don't want to get TOO far off getting used to getting up at 6:10.. Doug went in to get River up this morning and decided to get a picture of him sleeping first :)

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He'll be 10 months old in a week! Where the heck has the time gone???

My day today will consist mostly of trying to straighten up the house which looks like a small tornado went through it this weekend LOL. Oh the fun :)