16 October 2009

random cell phone pix

Baby shopping - holding on for dear life!

Yuck! I don't want meat!

Peek a boo!
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"the sick""

I forgot I had taken this shot with my camera on my phone. This is Dru - on 10/3/09. 2 days earlier, his teacher had called home saying he wasn't his normal bouncy self. They temped him and he was fine, sent him home, he was somewhat lethargic but OK. Next morning, I temped him to see how he was. A little feverish, but (so I thought) nothing to worry about. Kept him home [boy oh boy do I wish more people would keep their kids out of school when they have a fever!], made him sleep a lot and take lots of fluids. Friday night / Sat morning at 3:00 AM, he ran to our room and shouted, "MOM! TAKE MY TEMPERATURE!" so I did, poor kid was burning up. It was 103.5 He was scheduled for a seasonal flu shot, but I hauled him in for a Saturday appt instead. Doc said he was fine.

2 days later, Ernie and I had tested positive for Swine Flu. Different doc, same practice said that Dru almost certainly had it, same symptoms, suddent onset, etc. Unfortunately, because it wasn't caught at the "right" time, he couldn't be administered Tamiflu. Anyway, I thought I'd share this picture. Poor kid was so sick. Ernie and Ev were equally pathetic when they had the fever. (and I'm sure I was too - thankfully no one turned the camera on me!) The cough is still hanging on for me (that nasty asthma cough, stuck in my lungs & bronchial tubes), Ernie and Dru. Ev seems to have come through it with flying colors. I pray we don't get reinfected with it at any point! FOR YOUR INFORMATION: you can get reinfected with this beast, and it looks like it's going to be a year-round flu, rather than the "seasonal" flu you hear about every year.
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preety leetle girlie

could she be any prettier? She looks so much like my mom's mom in this picture. I can see it in her smile, her chin, her eyes, her nose. The hair's a little wild - but then, so was she!
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14 October 2009

good snacks = good eating habits

oh hai, it's me again. (if that spelling doesn't make sense, please click on www.icanhascheezburger.com and look for the lol cats. I take no responsibility for any time you lose there)

Anyhow. Today the boys woke up early (Ernie especially early, his singing woke me up at about 5:00, this after Evelyn kept me awake with her grumblings of grumpiness and crying all night long). I finally convinced Ernie it was a good idea to stop singing to us at 6:30. 10 minutes before the alarm. We all still have a cough or ten. Mine's a nice, deep cough. My bladder can't handle deep coughs. If you know what I mean.

The boys had cheerios with no-fat yogurt and 1% milk this morning for breakfast. Water in the car on the way to the bus (we made it!). I accidentally left Dru's snack at home on the counter - it was a bag of dried nuts and fruit. Walnuts, almonds, strawberries, papaya, pineapple, etc. Nom nom nom! (again, look at LOL cats if this makes no sense to you, or if you've seen others reference it and would like to know what it all means!) Ernie wanted some when we got home - so I poured some in a bowl for him.

Then about 1/2 hour later, he was still hungry. So I cut up an organic apple for him - they're smaller - perfect Ernie size - and cheaper! We got them at Wal*Mart and they are less expensive than the apples in a bag at BJ's. wh00p! I also gave him some home made hummus - I made it a couple weeks ago, store it in the fridge. That stuff lasts forever. Chick peas in the bag are a great pantry item. (so aree tahini, garlic, and sesame oil!) And some blue corn tortilla chips to go with it.

He gobbled it all up and washed it down with water. With "little" ice of course.

Evelyn is awake again. Don't know what's bothering her. Tylenol, check. Baby orajel, check. Mylicon, check. I can't take another night of crying and screaming. Poor thing!