Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Lucy had a normal bedtime and she seems completely recovered. Next week she'll be back in preschool (unless there is some FLU scare or something). I think getting back to normal will be good for everyone. She seems so grown up now. I can't believe she'll be four FOUR soon.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Had to share a story (forgive me if I have already shared this):
A little conversation between Lucy and her auntie Jen:
Lucy: (eyeing the fireplace suspiciously) "I am scared that Spiderman might come out of there"
Jen: Don't worry Spiderman won't come out of there
Lucy: (won't go near the area in front of the fireplace) "but I am scared"
Jen: "Spiderman won't come out of the fireplace, he's more of a window guy"
ME: "Jen!" (whispers) "her bed is next to a window"
Jen: "besides Spiderman lives far away in New York"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I really don't think she's been playing me at all over the last two nights. I do think that perhaps a little habit is forming and I do KNOW that her body needs to sleep better if it's to heal. Even if she does wake up every hour tonight the ice water will help her (even if she doesn't love it). We'll see.
I should be going to sleep but I do need a moment of down time. I hope to have some good news to post about Lucy's sleep tomorrow.
not 20 minutes after this post she woke up screaming. she's only half way through her 4 hour pain-med window. WTH? I don't think I'll be sticking to my ice-water rule or this could be a long traumitizing night.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
relief in sleep
Monday, April 20, 2009
all revved to go pre-op
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Morgan and Mel came over to play. We ended the evening with a walk to the park. The kids played pretty nicely but by the end we were all tired. Lucy had such a long day outside she fell asleep in mere minutes.
A week from Monday is Lucy's tonsil and adenoidectomy. Arrrggh I am so scared. I don't know how people who's children actually require major surgery handle the stress and anxiety. You know? I always have this irrational fear that Lucy will be one of the bizaar cases where a routine procedure goes horribly wrong. It's just how I feel. I can't wait for her to be done and recovered. I really feel she needs this surgery. We waited over a year and nothing seems to be getting better, so I make this decision for her and hope it's the right decision. OH and I go back to work in two days after a blissful week off. I want a benefactor so I can stay home with her.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
We started out the morning with a snowy trip to the zoo to see the baby farm animals.
There were several melt-downs. I started to feel better after a bag of doritos but still we were cold and wet and cold and wet and for some reason not understood by a single soul, Morgan decided to cry a lot. I really don't remember seeing many animals which seems to be a pattern on our trips to the zoo.
Well I guess we saw this awesome wolf, staring at us through the window.
The snow was beautiful, thankfully because it was not at all welcome or appreciated.
Later in the afternoon we drove down to Northfield with Karen and Peter to meet up with Matthew and Elizabeth. See the big kids on the right? I was their nanny from the time they were 6 weeks and 20 months old! I can't believe they are in college. It was fun but honestly a little depressing. I don't think I'll ever be ready to just drive away from Lucy leaving her miles away and not knowing every little thing about what she's doing. Lucy on the other hand IS TOTALLY ready for college life. She saw Matthew (photo above) and about 5 minutes later declared him to be her "best friend".
Do you see that I am standing on a box? Do you notice how everyone not on the box (except Lucy) is still a head or two taller then me???