Sunday, February 10, 2008

A little bit of this and a little bit of that....

  • I was one of the winners for Karen's (The Rocking Pony) Most Embarrasing Moment contest. I don't know if thats good or not. I mean its awesome that I won, but is it really that good that I have one of the most embarrasing moments? And that I have so many of them?
  • Levi is sick... AGAIN. I took him to the doctor on the 23rd of January, and he had Pneumonia. We were in the ER yesterday, and he again has it. They think he may have asthma too. But they said they aren't going to diagnose him with that yet, but that it is a high probability.
  • Levi is such a skinny little baby. Yesterday at the hospital he was 3 months 8 days old. And he weighed in at 20 pounds 1 oz. My poor little boy - he is going to waste away from not eating enough.
  • On the way to the hospital yesterday, I was sitting at a redlight and I had to laugh. Every corner was filled with people waving signs for who they want you to vote for. One corner had Hillary supporters, and the other three corners had Obama supporters. What made me laugh though was one of the Obama corners had tons of red, pink and white ballons and a bunch of HUGE red mylar heart ballons and their signs said "Vote for Obama, he wants to be your Valentine"
  • On Thursday I spent the afternoon at the dentist. The entire afternoon. Why the entire afternoon? Because I am one of those people that try to get as much done at once as possible. So I made an appointment for each child that needed to go to the dentist. 5 kids had appointments that day. And this dentist office is SLOOOOOOOOOOW. We were there for almost 4 and a half hours. That was fun. Because there is nothing more fun than sitting in a hot stuffy office for so many hours with 5 kids, 5 and under and two pre-teens. The office had tons of crayons though for the kids. Just nothing for the kids to color on. Unless you count the walls, the tables, and all the reading books they had. I think they just like to torture the parents.
  • At the ER yesterday I got to go with the younger 5. That too was tons of fun. Especially when two of them had to go to the bathroom, and the bathrooms are at the end of the hallway. I finally got a movie in the VCR, laid their coats on the floor and lade them all lay down on the floor and watch the movie.
  • They did say that Levi doesn't have RSV but I don't believe then 100%. The doctor came in and said Levi's results came back in and it is negative. I said to her, well thats funny because the specimin container (they had to suction his nose out to ge tthe mucos into a container) is sitting right there on the counter. So how did they do the tests if it sits here. The doctor picked it up, and walked out with it, then 5 minutes later came in and said that was an extra specimin that they took, and that we can go. Well since I had to hold Levi's head and arms, I know they only took one specimin. But I was ready to leave, and having had to deal with RSV before, I know what to look for and when to bring the baby back to the ER if needed.
  • There are only 99 days left until we are in Honduras!!
  • Johan has his hand surgery on Wednesday. We have to be at John Hopkins at 4:30AM.
  • I really dislike Micaella's teacher at headstart. When it was time for Mickeys parent teacher conferences in November, I had to fight with this woman to get a phone conference. I basically told her that I wasn't coming in and she could either have no conference or do it on the phone her choice, because I wasn't bringing in 7 kids to talk to this woman for 5 minutes, especially when Levi wasnt even 2 weeks. Not happening. Isa's teacher had no problem doing the conference over the phone for me. Nor did Mickey's teachers last year have a problem having phone conferences with me as well.
  • Its parent teacher conference time again. I had an appointment with her on Friday, but when I woke up, my hands were swollen and hurt so bad, there was no way I would be able to make the conference. So I called her and told her and she told me to come in on Wednesday. I told her that Johan had surgery, and wouldn't be able to do that. So kept insisting that I come in on my way HOME. With an almost 2 yr old child who will be in pain, or out of it, or both. Not happening. And I told her that, and she kept insisting. So guess who isn't going to have a prent teacher conference. I did however have the parent teacher conference over the phone with Isa's teacher.
  • I am dealing with some news that I just got - I am not going into it - but I am now a mess, and I don't know what to think or do with the information that I was given. I have 7 kids, so curl up in a ball and cry the day away isn't an option.
  • I crossed off more things on my list. On Friday I went to the post office and applied for the passports for everyone else. I was the third person in line, and when they came out to hand out the numbers the second guy had a fit. Looking at me he started yelling, I was second, I was second. Um, no one was saying he wasn't. Calm down. I had to laugh though because as of Feb 1st, there is a new passport application, and he had the old one. I on the other hand had the new ones for everyone, so I still got to go ahead of him.


Heather said...

Girl Im so happy to hear about all thats going on. I know it is hectic and head aches now, but i promise you and you know this... it is all worth it in the end. GL with surgery!

Jennie B said...

I love you!

Andrea said...

You have been busy! Levi is such a cutie! I just want to squeeze his checks!! I am sorry he is sick and doctors are stupid. Who needs a degree when you have 7 kids, you know it all already!! 99 days will fly by!! Take some time to breathe!!
I loved your embarassing moments!! They made me laugh! :)

Maria said...

Wow, you've been busy. Don't you just love the conferences? I wish I thought of doing them by phone also!

Karen said...

I hope that skinny little boy (haha) gets better soon! Poor thing.

The passport guy made me laugh. Justice, I guess. How exciting will that be to have passports in hand?!

Amie Vaughan said...

Whatever is going on-- good and bad-- it will all work out, one way or another. I am amazed that you get anything done even on the best of days with seven kids... you are an amazing woman! Hang in there-- my thoughts and prayers are with you! =)

Honduras Sprout said...

Whoa! I really hope writing it out helped you unload some of the burden you have right now.

Damama T said...

Being so far behind, I missed all this. I can only hope that most of it has sorted itself out by now. As for the teacher, call her boss and complain. She needs some retraining in the sensitivity department! AACK! Makes me so mad to hear that kind of thing.