Thursday, December 3, 2009

Brain droppings

I don't really have anything interesting to say.

Thanksgiving was nice. My MIL came and only stayed a day and was pleasant. I was a little paranoid because Robbie had been eating REALLY well for a while and of course, the day she arrived, he ate nothing. (Before she got here, not her fault. Just a crappy coincidence.) I kept waiting for a comment about it, but it didn't come.

The day after T-day, Robbie was diagnosed with yet another double ear infection. I hoped that's why he was refusing to eat. Right now ear tube surgery is scheduled for the FOURTH time on the 9th. I'll believe it when it happens.

He continued to eat like crap for several more days, and I started getting really nervous.

But Monday he ate a smidge better for me, then yesterday daycare got him to eat pretty well. They said it was difficult, but they got it into him. This morning he wouldn't eat much again, but this afternoon he did great, so I'm hoping that as his ears are feeling better, he'll continue to improve.

In amazing news, he had PT at daycare today and apparently his therapist got him to stand unassisted for about 10 seconds. Unbelievable! I'm very sad that I missed it, but I know I'll get to see it soon. He's really cruising and crawling everywhere these days. He's pulling up all over the place and even learning to take a fall a bit better. (I confess he's been a bit of a whiner in the past. If he even thinks there was a chance he could have fallen, he'll cry real tears as though he's really damaged himself. Fortunately he's doing a lot better about it. There's a little whining, but once he sees that you're not going to pick him up and say there there, he goes back to what he was doing.)

I believe he's officially broken 23 pounds. At his last doctor's appointment, he was 22 lb 15.5 oz, but that was on a full tummy. But I gave him a weigh tonight and he was 23.3, so I think he's really over it now. What this means is that he really needs to get on that walking thing because he's getting quite heavy to lug around. Though my upper body strength sure has improved.

I have an upper respiratory infection. I'm not entirely convinced I didn't have the flu last week. I had a swab done because I was concerned about passing it to Robbie. It was negative and she didn't think my fever was high enough, but Lord knows I felt crappy enough for a few days and all the other symptoms fit. And the rapid swabs aren't terribly accurate, so who knows. So far, Robbie seems okay, and I think I should be far enough out now that I wouldn't be contagious anymore, so I hope we're in the clear.

I've spent untold hours putting together a photo book of Robbie from age 6 months to 1 year. It will be part of our Christmas gifts to the family since I swear, I could hook a webcam up to Robbie's forehead and they'd still tell me I wasn't sending enough pictures. The untold hours of organizing has meant no sleep for me. I'm tired.

On top of everything else, I somehow got the most annoying rogue program infection on my laptop and spent a disgusting number of hours fixing it last night. I'm all better now, but man, that was obnoxious. I think I'd have been less annoyed had I been doing anything fun like surfing for porn, but I swear, I'd barely been off the shutterfly site for 3 days prior to that.

And really, who in the hell sits around and writes that shit? Hey, I'm a super smart computer programmer probably making a pretty damned decent living, you know what I was thinking? I was thinking I'd write a program that would make a fake virus warning pop up on people's computers approximately every 45 seconds. ::rubs hands together evilly::: Yes, yes, it will be so deliciously eeeeeevil.

Seriously, man. Get a hobby. Volunteer somewhere. Research cures for preeclampsia. Hell, write a program that lets me upload pictures to blogger in order, with captions, more than 5 at a time. DO SOMETHING FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND.

Anyway, that's all I've got. I must sleep now.



Azaera said...

I'm so happy you had a good thanksgiving. And yikes another ear infection that must be driving you guys crazy. I'm so excited he's learning to stand unassisted. He'll be cruising the house in no time!

Skyler has taken to rolling over in his crib, getting up on all fours crawling to the side and pulling himself to a standing position. Then he whines until you go into the room and then as soon as you get there he laughs. It's a triumphant "haha I made you come in and see what I can do!" kind of laugh. Little bugger. He even took off on me last night when I was changing his diaper. Butt-naked baby rolls over and crawls away. I was like hey you get back here!!

Anyway I hope they take care of Robbie's ear infections soon so that he can start eating well again.

PurpleDogMommy said...

Aww, I'm sorry you've been sick. Around the holidays, that just makes it worse.

I'm with you on the effort crackpots put into spreading stupid crap into the world. If they put half that time into something worthy, my word, we'd all have such a better place to live on this earth.

Anyway. Yay for small steps for the little man.

Go get some rest!

Becky said...

Hey Trish, Did you notice your humor is returning? I love it!

Mrs. Spit said...

I'm with you. And DUDE? MOVE OUT of your parent's basement.

Adriane said...

Enough with the ear infections. Man, what a stint of bad luck with them - hope you are all hanging in there and the surgery happens.

23 lbs is great! Can't believe he's so big. Standing on his own means walking very soon! I think my girls were walking within a month or so after standing unassisted. YAY. Relief for your back! :-)

Bridie said...

Pictures in order with captions would be LOVELY! I hope you all get to feeling better and that you can get the tubes done. But after how Sam reacted to anesthesia when he was congested (and he doesn't even have crappy lungs) you definitely want him to be 100% before doing it!

Laura said...

Hold up! How are you able to upload more than ONE picture at a time on Blogger????? I can only do one at a time. Damn. What am I doing wrong??
Oh, and by the way, Robbie is now heavier than Evan who's been sitting at 23lbs for the last month. Yaaaay!

Trish said...

Laura, when I click to add photos, just above the place where you can "browse" for your picture, there is "add more" and it'll let me do 5 at a time if I click "add more" that many times. Be aware, though, that when you add 5 at a time, they don't upload in the order you choose them.

Heather said...

Hope he has the ear surgery soon. Our daughter had tubes in her ears once and that was all she needed. It was wonderful when it was done.