Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blogging rut

So, I seem to be in a blogging rut... I can't seem to figure out how to make ANYTHING in my life seem exciting enough to write about!  So, instead of trying to make it interesting, I'm just going to put some of this stuff out there.

First of all, I've been working part time for the past month.  I used to work as a medical assistant up until I had Twister.  With child #4, I figured I needed to stay home with my kids.  I've never regretted that decision.  However, when the doctor I worked for called me and asked if I could fill in for him while his nurse was on maternity leave, I was thrilled at the idea.  The first day back I got to draw blood, give shots, get an EKG....  it was awesome!!  Yea, I know that's a little creepy.  I'm ok with that.  Someday, when I grow up, I want to be an RN, so I really oughta love doing this stuff, right??  So, I've continued filling in twice a week for the past month.  I think I'll miss it again when I am done.

As for the kids, Goose just got over being REALLY sick.  I think the doctor wanted to put him in the hospital when we brought him in.  I think the only reason she didn't is that she knows I have medical experience and wouldn't let him get too bad before doing it myself.  He had a really high fever and didn't want to eat or drink anything.  He's so skinny, it wouldn't take much for him to be dangerously dehydrated.  It took him about 5 days to not have a fever, and one extra day to re-coop his strength.  I think the bug started with Sweetie, who then passed it to Twister, then to Goose and Benson.  Goose was the sickest though.  Benson is finally feeling better, but can't seem to shake an eye infection that he got with it.  Just praying now that we are done with it and that it completely by-passes little Cinderelly.  (I think I spoke too soon, Tank seems to be a little warm, UGH!)

Speaking of Cinderelly... she's small.  The official diagnosis is failure to thrive, but I don't like how that sounds.  She started life around the 25 percentiles and around 6 months went down to the 8th, then at 9 months she was in the 1 percentile.  Now she's off the chart.  :/  I'm hoping that it is only because she is VERY active and a bit picky about what she eats.  Hopefully we will find out soon, we have to see a specialist next week.   She is NOT behind in any milestones though.  This week she started standing on her own for a few seconds at a time. 

Anyone have children with phobias?  Sweetie I think may have passed the point of being a bit timid about being alone, into having it be a phobia.  She won't go to the restroom at school alone, she won't go outside alone, in fact, there's oftentimes she won't go upstairs in our own house alone.  I'm not sure what to do to help her.

On a totally different note, we pulled the plug on our TV service.  We actually did this last August, but at the time we told them to put it on "hold".  After not really missing TV for several months, we finally cut the cord.  We watch our netflix instant streaming shows, dvd's, and play on our wii.  We have an antenna for the TV if we want to watch news, but we haven't used it much.  We've had a lot of fun playing Just Dance.  Goose is champion.  I need to start practicing when he's not around.  :)  Tank is pretty good herself. 

Last sidenote, we think we are prepared for the blizzard set to arrive this afternoon.  I have friends who are super-excited about it.  I don't have that sort of mindset.  I don't hate the snow, but I'm plenty happy with 3-4 inches.  This 2 foot possibility is NOT exciting to me.  I'd like to be able to leave my home, and not have to get that much snow off of the driveway.   Thank heaven for our snowblower.  lol!  here's our before pictures taken this morning.

Wish us luck!


Liz Smith said...

AMEN! on so many things...so here goes:

first off, my life is never interesting and yet i still blog...lol. sooo...if i can blog, you can blog! i actually really liked this post, so there you go! i'm glad you are liking work.

second, hopefully cinderelly is just super lucky and has inherited the smith super gene. I'm going to pray that is the reason for her teeny-ness...and if that is the case, i will be jealous because I want the smith super gene!

third, im sorry about sweetie's fear. hopefully it doesn't get worse and it's just a phase. poor thing. :(

fourth, i am impressed you got rid of tv. i think, no, actually i know, i would die without ESPN!

and finally, and most importantly, AMEN to not being excited for this weather!!!! I hope you guys are doing okay and haven't lost power. our lights have been flickering but we are okay so far. every time there's a flicker i my heart stops for a second. it is SCARY out there! i saw a bunch of people on the news stranded on lake shore drive and my heart was aching for them. so glad we are safe at home! stay warm!

Jami West said...

Your nicknames are so cute for your kids. It confuses me but it's cute! Ha ha. I hope you get things figured out with Cinderelly. Maybe she's just a very petite little thing. Same thing with my 10 year old niece. She's off the charts small but she is healthy and actually very advanced in school.
About the tv... we cut our cable and just have local channels. We also do netflix. We've never regretted it. I think that even if we got cable for free I wouldn't take it. We are so much more productive without it and spend more family time doing non tv related stuff. It's awesome!
I'm glad you guys are prepared for this horrible storm. I'm eager to see what's it's going to be like in the morning!!

Sushi Lover aka Teri said...

I love your blog posts...even if you think they are uninteresting, it helps fill the void. Send my love to the family!!