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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Home from the ER

First off I will say that we are all fine and little B is napping soundly in his crib. 

This however, was not the circumstance just a few hours ago.

Let me set the scene.  It was around 10:45am this morning when B and I got home from the grocery store.  Hubs is so sweetly out of town about 30 minutes away laying flooring at my parent's house.  So it was just me at home trying to put the groceries away.  Like I always do, I set B down in the kitchen and let him *CRAWL* (yes he is crawling now, more on that later) around and play with something new we bought at the store; a bag of cheese sticks, a cube of toilet paper: Today it was a pack of swim diapers that held his attention. I had just finished putting the groceries away and decided to start making his lunch when,  SLAM "WHAAAAAAAAAAH"!!!

Instantaneously I knew that B must have bonked his head and turned around to pick him up in a split second.  When I turned and first saw him he was sitting up, so I was kind of unsure where he hit his head.  Then I realized that he must have reached for the diapers and because they are slippery they slipped out from under him on the hard wood floor.  (Insert mommy guilt for a bad toy idea.)  I held him, shushed him, sang to him and offered him a drink and paci.  He calmed down fairly quickly. 

I didn't really give the fall much of a second thought until it looked like his top lip was getting puffy.  I then got out a frozen teether to let him suck on it to help control the swelling.  It wasn't until I laid him down to change his diaper that I noticed his lip was cut and slightly bleeding, his gums were bleeding, and his top tooth was purple and black.  That is when I freaked out.  I know these teeth he has are not permanent but still....I don't think they are supposed to be black.

I called my pediatrician because they have emergency weekend hours.  They put me through to someone right away.  Just like my timing would have it, the Dr. just saw his last patient and was leaving.  She did say however that he most definitely needed to get it looked at now.  I had two options: 1) Drive 15-20 minutes to go to a Children's urgent care, or 2) Drive 1 minute across the street and go to the Children's ER.  (Yes, I do love living so close to Children's even if it means hearing sirens pretty often.) 

I chose the ER.

Long story short B is fine.  They checked to make sure no bones in his face were broken.  They checked to see if his tooth was loose.  They checked to see if they thought he'd need stitches.  Luckily, all were negative.  They think he sort of scraped across the floor so the impact wasn't straight down.  As for the color, they said yes, you can bruise a tooth and it should buff itself out.  He just might have sensitivity to temperature.

I am so thankful that everything is fine.  Yes, even though we will be paying an arm and a leg and a left nipple for this appointment, yes, we were there so long I had to whip it out to nurse, but still it's worth it to know he is ok. 

This brings me to my last point that I will be quick about because I know this post is already too long:  Our medical system.  It still baffles me.  I understand you need a copy of our insurance card and everything but really, the checking in/out process takes 4 times longer than the time you are even getting medical care.  Plus, we were waiting to be discharged for over a half hour.  I don't want to sound heartless, but I guess our nurse was in with another critical patient, and again, my heart goes out to that family, I just don't understand why one of the 5 other nurses that were standing around eating kitkat bars and what not couldn't discharge us.  I know, I know, "protocol" it's just annoying when you have an over-tired baby and no comfortable place to sit and let the milk flow.

Tiffany

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Need Help

I've never really been a "green" person or an "organic" person either.  Nor had I used to be a clean freak or a germ-a-phobe but we all know how that has changed since the B man has came along.

So with that said I need help with household cleaners.  More specifically, carpet cleaners.  Even more specifically, carpet cleaners that are safe for baby.  Even way more specifically, carpet cleaners that are safe for baby but still work good enough to clean up dog vomit. 

My need for said cleaner came about two days ago when my dog spewed on the carpet right where B usually rolls around and does face plants.  So obviously right away I knew I needed a cleaner that would kill all the up-chuck germs, but would also be safe enough for baby's face, eyes, nose and mouth. 

Any suggestions? What do you use for household cleaners?

Tiffany

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Perfection

A glass of red

Left over Butterfinger blizzard

Pretty Woman on the tv

Dogs up on the couch

Precious baby boy sleeping peacefully

Oh and did I mention...Hubs away at a baseball game.

Yup, PERFECT! lol jk babe ;-)

Tiffany

Monday, July 11, 2011

Add A Caption!

I've always wanted to do one of these... 
What is going on in his little head?  I'd love to read the caption you would put with this picture!
Tiffany

Sunday, July 10, 2011

LOVE

Tonight I find myself In Love with so many things...

A little background:  It was a rough night putting B down tonight.  Not even that he was crying, but he's learned to sit up on his own.  So for over an hour he thought it was play time in his crib.  Therefore he continuously threw his paci's out of the crib which called for us to go up and retrieve them.  That then leads to him being upset that he sees us, so then we rock him.

Anyway...

I began to get frustrated until...........I was in love.   I was in love with the fact that I even get to have a baby upstairs.  Sleeping or not.  I am in love with that baby.  To think a year ago today I wasn't sleeping either because I was getting so big, and it was getting so hot, that I couldn't sleep.  Well so what if B couldn't sleep either.  He is just like his mommy a year ago.  I love him sleeping or not.

During one of these paci throwing incidences hubs took over.  I was IN LOVE when I snuck upstairs to see if everything was ok and I hear him singing "Hush little baby..." to B in the rocking chair.  Love. Who cares if he makes up lyrics.....hey, at least they rhymed!

I love that the newest outside toy we bought our dog is such a hit, that she even saw, and bypassed chasing a rabbit to retrieve the toy for more playing.  Love that.

Let's get real.  I also love that these overly-expensive swim diapers just might be worth the money, as they do hold in the poop...lots of poop...learned the hard way today at the pool.  Actually, I almost wish they would have let some of that poo go, so I didn't have to clean it all.  lol

Would love to know what you all are in love with too!

Tiffany

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

There's An App For That

I am going to be the inventor of the next "i"-phone.  "i" for Infertility that is...

This new phone will have the following apps:

You can pee on it, and it will tell you if you are pregnant, or ovulating.

You can swipe it across your forehead each morning for a temperature reading.

You can put it to your belly for an ultrasound.

It can inject you with meds.

It is also equipped with the power to fill out all paper-pregnant paperwork, and can even get you home study approved.



So you tell me, would this be a phone you would buy? What app would you download? What app would you invent?

Tiffany

Friday, July 1, 2011

Annoying

Annoying - The kiddie pool I was so raving about sprung 3 holes in the canopy by the seam.  I have been able to tape/super glue/paper clip it back together so it is holding air as of now but still, annoying.

Annoying - B has learned to throw his paci's out of the crib and then whine for them.  Ok, it's not annoying, it's cute.  I could never complain.  So this is me NOT saying it's annoying :)

Annoying - You stupid FB "friend" that posts a picture of her kids every single morning when they get out of bed.  I get it, you think their bed head is cute, but we don't give a f*&%.

Annoying - How dogs going to the vet can really cost that much.

Annoying - People in business that DO NOT return phone calls or emails astonish me.  How the hell do you expect to make any money? Poor professional etiquette totally annoys me.

Annoying - That I'm so annoyed.  I just realized I've made more than one 'annoying' post lately.  Maybe I need to relax!?!?!  Truly, I'm not really a negative person.  Well, I guess I'm just positively annoyed.   lol

Tiffany