We thought that after Christmas our life would slow down and we would get back into the groove, well we did, kind of. My last post we were celebrating Mary's Birthday, there was no party, just us with our sweet girl. Henry showed jealousy, but quickly got over it. The next week we celebrated my Birthday. No big to do, just some friends and a fire pit on our patio. It was good to relax and celebrate with some great people.
Then, it all starts to go down hill. Snow, ice, school closings, school opening late and frigid temperatures. We are all getting a little cabin fever and were looking to get out of the house. The week went quick and Friday we had Henry's parent teacher conference at school and Mary's 2 year check up.
Henry is doing great. He is so damn smart and he always has something to say. They have been learning about planets and dinosaurs this past month. I can't tell you how much he now knows about both of them. He can tell you the planets in order ( I can't, can you?), he talks about all the different phases of the moon, how you eat in space and you know that there is a flag on the moon. He loves drawing pictures of the planets and even colors earth in blue and green.
After the conference, I took Mary for her 2 year old check up. She weighed in at 27lbs, 13 ounces and is 35 inches tall. No shots, thank goodness and of course she wanted nothing to do with the doctor. She escaped the room two times and had the nurses smiling and laughing. We had a great appointment, everything looked great.
Saturday we headed to Ikea and got her some big girl bedding. Of course we went for storage containers for the playroom and left with a lot more. We came home, got it all set up and she was in love. That night, she went to bed no problem and I headed out to a friends. Came home and headed up to bed and checked on her. She was sleeping under the blanket and she looked so cute!
At 11:30, I hear Charlie yelling for me. Mary is screaming and she is breathing very funny. I scoop her up and she really doesn't wake up and her breathing is so shallow and it sounds like her lungs have something in it. We are trying to figure out what is wrong and we decide to call 911. We bring her downstairs and wait for the EMT's. Thankfully, Henry did not wake up and actually slept through the whole thing.
They show up and decide that she needs to be taken to the ER. She still wasn't acting normal but was able to put her coat and hat on. Our neighbors saw the ambulances and ran over. Our one neighbor sat at the house with Henry, while Charlie rode in the ambulance and I drove the minivan.
We get to the ER and she is admitted and diagnosed with croup. Within minutes of receiving the steroids and the nebulizer she was feeling better. She was delirious from not getting much sleep so that was entertaining. Our neighbor came and picked up Charlie while I stayed with her at the ER for monitoring. By 2:15am she was running laps around the nurses station and keeping them smiling. We finally got home around 2:30am and she fell asleep around 3am. I ended up sleeping with her or basically watching her sleep. Sunday was a blur but we survived.
Then came Monday, I'm now sick and guess what...Mary got pink eye. Charlie ended up taking her to the pedi that night to get drops. Thankfully, they had some drops in their closet because it was already 8pm. Mary has had very little sleep and needless to say, when she finally got home, she passed out immediately. She ended up sleeping until 8am yesterday and her eyes look great. She still has a little cough but now it sounds like she is getting a cold.
There are two more days until this month is over and honestly I am ready to get it over with. Looking forward to February, new house breaking ground, healthy kids and maybe some warmer weather. It's a long shot, but it's got to better than January.