Friday, January 28, 2011

What a difference a day makes

Lately Miss Avery has been a bit grumpy, she's working on some new teeth so she's not always her usual happy self.  Teeth hurting, runny nose, all that fun stuff.  So on Monday I get a text message from Richard that said her eye was bothering her, great here we go!

Sure enough, by the time I got home on Monday, the poor little monkeys eyes were so swollen and red, that she looked a bit like a drunk.  Trying to see out of the tiny little slit, because it clearly felt better for her to leave them closed.  And of course, it was after hours.  A call into the pediatricians office suggested we take her in.

So off to the immediate care center we went.  Luckily it wasn't busy at all.  And, of course by the time we got there, she was a teeny bit happier.  The doctor sees us.  Who I may add, definitely did not like her job.  She had to be the most unfriendly doctor I've ever encountered.  I was definitely not impressed with her at all.  So was thankful for a nice short visit.

We left with a diagnosis of a sinus infection and pink eye, and a prescription for some antibiotic eye drops and amoxicillan.  Avery fell asleep in the car about 1 minute after leaving the clinic.  And stayed asleep (which she's not the best car sleeper) through a trip (and kind of lengthy wait) to the pharmacy and the ride home.

With a dose of each med under her belt, and a good nights sleep behind her, she woke up the next day cranked up and ready to go.  What a change!!  My mother-in-law even asked what sort of 'hyper' meds we had been prescribed.  She was into everything that Tuesday morning.

And as of last night, there aren't too many signs of any infection left at all.  Her nose is still running a bit, but it certainly doesn't seem to phase her.

And the rest of us managed to avoid the pink eye too, thank goodness.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Or as close to it as possible I guess.  With all the holidays, turkey day, Avery's birthday, Christmas, and Logan's birthday, behind us, I'm hoping we can return to normal.  Whatever that is.

The snow is falling quite steadily outside,the drive in this morning was very slow, so I can't even imagine what tonight's commute will bring.  These Hoosiers just don't know what to do with 4 inches of snow.  And everyone is crying for spring already.  I think someone should tell them it's only the middle of January. *sigh*

Avery has officially conquered the stairs!  YIKES!!  And she's pretty quick at it too, little stinker.  Still working on walking though, but it won't be long before she's a full time feet walker.  I say feet walker, because she seems to have mastered walking on her knees!  She can walk if already standing, and Richard says she has stood without support a few times on her own.  Look out then!

Logan is a few weeks into basketball and seems to really be enjoying it, and has improved quite a bit just in a few weeks.  I also think he's glad to be back in school after the long break.  We're headed to the Children's Museum on Saturday with his best buddy Ethan to celebrate his birthday.  We decided to skip the big party this year.

And I am back on the Weight Watchers train.  Although it seems like I'm never really off of it.  I've struggled with my weight pretty much all of my adult life.  Well I shouldn't say struggle, it's been an all out battle.  I HATE the way I look and feel, yet just have no motivation to do much about it, ugh!  I've been a WW member again (for the 1000th time) for a few months now, but really haven't accomplished much.  I'll do good for a few weeks and then slack.  I haven't really gained any more weight, so I guess that's good.  But still frustrating.  My struggle is with exercise.  I despise, loathe, hate, whatever word you want to use, exercise.

I'm not a good sleeper, so getting up earlier in the morning is just not happening.  And I've been working some long hours and late night lately, so the last thing I want to do when I get home is exercise.  It's really been my biggest struggle.  I always have good intentions, just never works out.  I do fairly well with the eating right.  I love my fruits and veggies, and haven't been much of a junk eater.  So my downfall is the exercising.  And I have yet to find anything to kick my butt into gear.  So maybe now the blog will become my exercise journal, might help make me accountable.  Sounds good now, but we shall see.