October 12, 2011

Let’s catch up

Hi :)

Work is busy.  Life is busy.  I know you can all relate.  Here are some randoms for you.

Last weekend, Lee turned 30!  He is an old man. ;) I’m kidding.  I turn 30 next year.  Anyway, he refused to let me throw a party of any kind.  And I asked him every day for the longest time.  I even came up with “themes” to entice him.  I mean, all men love themed birthday parties, right?!  Anyway, we celebrated by going out to dinner with my parents.  It was very anti-climactic.  I will be having a party for myself!

Cooper turned 16 months over the weekend, also!  Birthday boys :)

Speaking of Cooper, last week, I was at my wit’s end with his illness(es?) and everything that went with them.  He had had an ear infection for a month and a half.  Had not slept in almost that long (meaning WE had not slept in almost that long).  Had taken 4 rounds of antibiotics.  Had woken up multiple times every single night, screaming and thrashing around in what was obviously some sort of pain, but we had no idea what.  He repeatedly banged his head on everything, on purpose.  He was never, ever happy.  He was having big problems at daycare, including biting two of the kids in his class (devastating for all of the parents involved). We went to his pediatrician’s office for the 5th time, where I completely lost it in the room with the doctor, because they were still not listening.  I was seriously almost sobbing.  They said he was fine.  He was having night terrors.  I know what night terrors are, he has had them off and on since he was about 5 months old, they are very, very sad.  This was not that.  Night terrors don’t cause my child to go completely rigid and them immediately limp in my arms and writhe around in pain for hours at a time.  She would.not listen to me.  This is my child.  I’m telling you this is not right, you need to listen to me.  I know that some of his behavior is typical of him just being a toddler, but my gut was telling me it was something more than that.  So, we went to a chiropractor the next day.  One that specializes in children under two.  She listened to every single thing I said.  Wrote every word down.  Sympathized with me.  Why can’t his ped’s office do that?  Anyway, she talked with me for about 20 minutes, all the while watching Cooper play around the room.  She would comment on things she noticed him doing, ask if it was normal or not.  She was very observant.  I felt so good about this.  Then she did a couple of adjustments on Cooper.  And I’m telling you that he slept for 11 hours every night after that.  The child who had not gone more than 3 hours in a row for over a month, has been sleeping 11 hours.  Just like that.  He wake up happy in the morning.  Not screaming.  He laughs, smiles, plays.  This is my child.  Don’t get me wrong, he is far, far from perfect, and still throws kicking and screaming meltdown tantrums, usually at the start of the word “no”.  But his happy disposition is back.  You can just tell that he feels better, whatever it was that was bothering him before.  I can’t tell you how grateful I am.  We’re going to continue to see the chiropractor in the future.  Not as a substitute for his pediatrician, I won’t get started on that road!  But I know that she helped him, and we will go back.

Is there a 12 step program for people who are addicted to collecting crafts projects?  I honestly have supplies for about 6 projects right now.  And I just finished 3 in the past week.  It is out of control.  I blame Pinterest.

We have decided to have Thanksgiving at our house this year.  Usually we go to my parents’ house.  Part of the reason I want to do it at our house is so that we are forced to buy a dining table, haha.  I’m not kidding.  We have the money saved, but we just can’t bite the bullet and go shop for one for some reason.  So I went ahead and confirmed Thanksgiving at our house so we would go get one!

That means my craft projects will have to find a new home, because they currently live on our existing (falling apart) dining table.  And I have gotten paint all over the place.  Oopsie.

There is a Starbucks drive thru on my way to my dad’s and to daycare.  Which means I pass it every morning.  And by “pass”, I mean, drive thru and buy something.  Not good for my hips or my wallet!

We have a long hallway that we want to turn into a gallery wall.  Maybe.  It’s kind of narrow.  I can’t decide whether we should do some ledges with pics sitting on them, or to hang them directly on the wall.  The narrowness is my concern, either way.  We also have the wall going upstairs that we could use for a gallery wall instead.  I hope to take some pictures and ask for advice on where to put it/what to do.

Enough randoms for now, I think.  Back to work for me!


Maria said...

Yep, pretty random :) The hubs and I turn 30 next year (gah!) and I have so many party ideas already... which I probably wont use. Thanksgiving = great excuse to buy table! Also, did the chiropractor say what could've been bothering him or what the problem was?

katie@tulsadetails said...

Weird. I swear I left a comment. So glad Cooper is on the mend! Let us see what tables you are looking at!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm glad Cooper is feeling better. I love gallery walls, but the thought of doing one scares me. The frames, the pictures, the way they are hung...it's just too much for me to think about. :)

Jax said...

ha! By "pass" I mean drive through and buy something. Awesome. :)

I am SO glad the chiropractor helped! HAve to admit.. you've kinda sold me on going to one. I feel like I'm so medically well rounded these days.. Dermatology appts, dental appts, etc.. all those things I skipped as a student and 20something.

Aja said...

Poor Cooper! I'm so glad he's feeling better!! I've never gone to a chiropractor myself but did take Evie at 3 months which I think helped her colic.. Also? Just a suggestion, but you might consider switching pediatricians. It doesn't sound like she was listening to you at all! Being a parent is hard enough! :)

Kaitlin said...

So sorry Cooper's been under-the-weather lately. And, the biting deal at daycare most certainly does not sound pleasant for anyone involved. I've never even heard of taking a baby to a chiropractor, but it sounds like she def helped the little guy out! Hope he continues to be himself now!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

So glad Cooper is feeling better. That's got to be hard to know something is going on and no one listening. I would be so frustrated. Glad you got some help!