Archive for November, 2008

Finally Smiling Again

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Deeder with Auntie Cadet

And more importantly, eating and drinking.

Diederick went two days with no interest in water or food, and with a temperature of 103.5 at night. During the day he had this clammy, sweating and coolish feel to him; his face looked flushed and he was sluggish and quick to cry. The night before Thanksgiving he was so hot that my mom and I were thinking that we ought to take him into the ER. In the end we decided not to thinking that the business would probably frighten him and make the situation harder. We could have a very long and perhaps fruitless adventure ending only in more frustration.

That night he wasn’t able to sleep so I spent my whole official sleep time rocking the hot and sweaty Deeder, not my best night or his.

The second night was also resless but not as bad for Diederick–he spent more time in his crib crying just a little to himself and thankfully on those periodic wakings asking for a drink which I was more than ready to give him. My time was divided between Deeder and the now coughing but feverless Carly.

Yesterday Darren took Deeder to a walk-in clinic sometime in the late afternoon when his temperature was beginning to rise again. Darren and Deeder returned at about 6pm with an antibiotic that we’re to give Deeder for five consecutive days–hopefully by the end he’ll will be completely back to wellness.

Today Deeder was quite insistant that he ought to having a non-stop movie marathon going on; since he asked in such a pleasant tone following his word for movie with, “peas?” I couldn’t help but comply more than I usually would in a 24hour period.

I feel that he’s trying hard to be sweet but too plagued by his illness to quite get there. On the other hand, I have recieved reports of him being mean–ramming into people with push toys and hitting.

At least he’s showing signs of life beyond fever, finally gaining an appetite and smiling again. We’ll pick up our battle against the nature of two-year-old-nature soon.

Yes, I realize today’s CARLY’s SIX MONTH BIRTHDAY! and today’s post should have been about her!
Happy six months, Baby Love.

Faithful Blogging

Friday, November 28th, 2008

All I feel in shape for telling you tonight is that I’m well suited for discribing myself as TIRED. Visit my mom over at Mom’s Musings for a nice read. She writes great poetry and is so good at fulfilling her mommy house busyness that she’s beem fitting in some fun writing.
Click here for her Photo Story Friday which included my kids this week!

BTW: That’s my sister in the first picture, not me–twin thing. Also, I do realize that I’m having camera clarity troubles.

Table Time

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Our family has always enjoyed board games, card games and all that other stuff, seems Deeder is following in that family favorite foot step.

While we had the games out he was able to forget for a little while how miserable he felt with his high temperature and stuffy nose.

His temp is currently 103.5 and he’s trying hard to stay happy–I do worry and am trying to keep a close eye on how he’s doing otherwise.

All of us are hoping that little Carly doesn’t get sick, she’s so small and hasn’t been vaccinated against any ills.

More like reading

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Deeder’s been fever-ish the last couple of days, we’re thinking he’s caught whatever bug it is that Aunties have been fighting off. Hopefully he too will shake it off soon, without antibiotics maybe?

GrammaMomma took us out to Costco to help her do a little pre-Thanksgiving feast grocery shopping, that was nice. Both Carly and Deeder love getting out and of course it’s a great thing for me too, so thank you Mom for bring us with. :)

As you might notice, person who is reading this, I didn’t think of a great blog post today–it’s been more of a foggy brain time lately. All I’ve been up to is living in that feeling of being busy without seeing much happening.

Soon that’ll move to another level with the prospect of getting into a rental and going through unpacking and reorganizing.

I was just reading the Confessions of a CF Husband as I do every night and admiring their advances in home renovating. I’ll get any needed fix for smashing and repainting taken care of by watching Nate’s construction efforts as it will be years before I own a home to do that on.

Oh well.

Tomorrow’s Turkey Day the day to be thankful and consider all the blessings that God has brought along in this whole life journey business.

Finding Home

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Um. Too annoyed by my slow computer problems to write anything…
Tomorrow I’ll try again.