Friday, April 18, 2008

Oliver update...poor guy!

Yesterday during Olivers bath Bob found out that what I thought was a mole was actually a TICK! He got it out, head and all, with no problem though. I called the dr. when we got up today and they said there was no reason to bring him in unless he was vomiting or had a high fever, which he didn't.

Today we were at my neighbor's house when I noticed a red area on Oliver's forehead. When we got home it had spread from his head across his chest and back. I called the dr.'s office and told them he had a rash and I thought it might be an allergic reaction to something. They said we can see him right away, bring him in. We were there in about 5 minutes and were seen right away. The dr said it definately wasn't an allergy, it looked viral and asked if he'd had any fever or diarhea. He had been having a bit of diarrhea but nothing serious so she said it was no big deal. I told her about the tick and she said she'd send him down to the lab to get checked for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - just in case. Off she sent us with instructions to come right back if he got a fever or started vomiting, or if the spots turned purple. We got to the lab and waited an hour to be seen...apparently they had to wait for two people to be available at the same time to "hold him down". They took us to a room and had him sit on my lap while I held down his legs and arms. They tied the rubber thingy around his arm and he started crying and saying "hurt". Then they poked him with the needle and he started SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF. Of course, they couldn't get the vein for some stupid reason, even after jabbing around for a minute or so. They decided to try his other arm. Of course by this time he's histerical, I'm crying, and Bob is pacing the room trying not to deck the woman with the needle. They tied the rubber thingy around his other arm and he screamed "no no no no no no no no" for a long time, then he started saying "daddyyyyyyyy daddyyyyyyy!" which of course made Bob want to grab him out of the chair and deck the woman even more. They still didn't get any blood so they said we could go to another lab or we could come back Monday. They said at that age they are only allowed to stick him twice in a day. We rushed on out of there and stopped for comfort Juice Shop smoothies on the way home. What a day! Hopefully he'll be ok by Monday so we don't have to take him for the blood again.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Roy's coming home outfit...

This is what we picked out for his trip home. It's super cute, under the bear on the short sleeve shirt it says "hug me". These were buy one get one half off at Babies R Us so I got the second one, too. I couldn't resist the dots and the duckie...even if it is a little bit girly.

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yes, we were playing with bubbles in the house...

This is from Sunday I think, Bob got the bubbles out and we were playing with them inside because it was too cold to go outside. Oliver LOVES bubbles! He gets really excited and shouts "bubbles!" when he sees them and then he tries to grab them (as shown in the second picture) or pop them with his finger (3rd picture).

We don't EAT the bubbles, though!
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Monday, April 14, 2008

It was too cold...

The weather was rather frigid today so we ended up staying in for the morning and after a long (2 and a half hour) nap we went out and did some shopping. We got some fun flash cards for Oliver, a Veggie Tales video, some diapers and Roy's coming home outfit. It's super cute! I'll take a picture and post it - hopefully tomorrow.

Also, Oliver slept through the night in his bed last night! He went down at 8:30 and had to be put back down twice, once around 11 and once around 12:30 but after that he slept in his bed until 6! I did hear him wake up twice between 12:30 and 6 but he just moaned, rolled around and then went back to sleep. Needless to say it was NICE to get some continuous sleep and not get kicked in the back while doing it. Hopefully this is a trend...I guess we'll see tonight. He just went down and since he only had the one nap today it only took 5 minutes to get him to sleep. *sigh of contentment* I'm off to watch a movie and snuggle the hubby.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A very busy day...

Oliver woke up at 7:40 (a while after Bob) and I slept in until almost 9! Of course with all that extra sleep I had lots of energy so Bob and I...with a little help and a little hinderance from Oliver...started, and almost finished, our spring cleaning. I cleaned out the bedroom, emptied my dresser of regular clothes and replaced them with faternity clothes, swept and vacuumed my and Oliver's bedroom, washed a huge load of clothes (and folded and put them away!), washed the sheets, made the bed, swept the kitchen, did the dishes, stuffed the clean diapers, washed two toilets, two sinks, and one shower. Wow...I did a lot. Bob cleaned out his dresser and made a good will and a trash pile, cleaned off the back porch area, put up insulation on the back porch, hung up all his shirts, took out the trash and recycling, and straightened up the office a little.

All this was punctuated by two naps for Oliver, lunch, a nap for Bob, a npa for me, and a delicious homemade dinner. Ok dinner was only spaghetti and corn and applesauce but it was GOOD. Needless to say we are all exhausted, but not too exhausted to go to the zoo permitting of course!