I’ll apologize now ’cause this post will be all over the place – but that’s just how my mind is these days – all over the place.
So I’ve written A LOT about how I feel regarding Sierra’s daycare, but I haven’t written much about Sierra. Well lets just say she loves her new "school". On Monday she cried when I picked her up and didn’t want to go home (a great sign considering it was her first day). She was so very, very happy and sunny at home (maybe she’s been feeling "grey" too?). In fact, she was even singing a new song! At dinner she stayed at the table for her meal – a great feat for her because there are nights that I’ve literally inspected her chair to make sure there weren’t any bugs biting her to make her jump around the way she does. After dinner she brought her plate to the sink. I think daycare kept the real Sierra and sent home a clone (though I’m not going to tell them they sent the wrong one home with me). Yesterday she ASKED to go for a nap, and napped for a good two hours (I went in and woke her up ’cause they only get 2 hour naps at "school"). It looks like this school thing is a win-win situation, as I was MUCH better mommy yesterday, and the TV stayed off the whole day.
Brookie…. Brookie is MUCHO sick. After her week long bout with the runs last week, she picked up a NASTY cough. It started on Saturday and I’ll bet a $100 bucks that she picked it up from the snotty nosed 11 month old that couldn’t keep his dirty germ infested paws off of her toys at Chapters Bookstore on Thursday.
NOTE TO ALL MOMS: If your kids are sick, keep them home! You could infect a small little baby with no immune resistance!
Seriously! WTF was that mom thinking? (Can you tell that I’m a bit bitter?). I hope that kid gets Brooke’s diarrhea!
If Brooke is awake she’s crying. Totally not like her at all, as she NEVER cries. Getting her to sleep is an hour long fight, and she hasn’t been staying asleep for very long. The night before last I got 4 hours sleep, in two 2 hour blocks. Last night was better. I got her to stay asleep at 1 am, she slept on my chest until 4 am, nursed, went back to sleep until 6, I nursed her again, she slept until 7:45, I nursed her again. While I got Sierra ready for school, Brookie screamed her head off. She screamed the whole drive over, but fell asleep on the way to the walk-in clinic. The Dr at the walk-in took one look at her and asked if she had been a preemie. Nope. Just incredibly freaking small and slow to gain weight (just like her mommy was as a baby, so I’m not worried). At 7 months (tomorrow!) she weighs a whopping 14 lbs. Anyways, after listening to her chest he confirmed what I already knew, her lungs have fluid in them. He gave her a prescription for amoxicillian and once she wakes up (darn if she didn’t fall asleep on the way home!) I’ll get her started on getting better.
Now about me… I’m feeling better, but still a bit foggy and grey (maybe it’s lack of sleep?). It’s so nice to catch a break from Sierra twice a week. Right now I’ve decided to turn off the world while Brooke naps and write this incredibly long-for-me post. My house is a mess, but it no longer stresses me out ’cause I can see a light at the end of the tunnel – I know I can get caught up on Monday and Wednesdays. The new fallen snow outside is beeeeeyoootiful and I wish I knew how to operate hubby’s snowblower ’cause it would be rather fun to clear the driveway. And why aren’t I shovelling it instead? ‘Cause in our infinite wisdom last Spring, we moved into a house with a driveway that literally fits 7 cars on it.
So yep, that’s about all I have… for now. How’re you?