Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Unexpected weekend.

Dave was home this weekend! yay!!! we found out friday morning that dave was going to be home on Friday night. Very exciting. Me and Vicky went ahead with our girls night in. Saturday we had some family over for dinner and played Wii. Sunday we had church then after Austin's nap went to Dave's parents for dinner. Yesterday we went into toronto to do some stuff with Dave's union. Today is just a lazy day. We went to Costco last night and bought a bunch of beef and chicken which we cooked and seperated into freezer bags. While we were cleaning up Austin was playing in the living room. I of course had to get a few pictures. Here they are for you to find amusing too.

Friday, February 19, 2010


He seems to be better. this is our long drawn out story of our night last night and morning so far.

I called telehealth last night and left my name. They called me back, we went through a huge checklist. The main concern was that his breathing was short and shallow when his temp was up high, so we went to the ER last night. at 8pm his temp was 39.9 when we got to the hospital at 9:30 his temp was 37.4. Yay for the fact motrin works. we get put in the waiting room... and wait.. and wait.. after a few hours I got them to check his temp again, back to normal. He got really cranky and didn't want to play with toys, didn't want to sleep, nothing. Some lady beside us was talking to us and said she had a 2 year old son, then pulled out her iphone and let austin play with it on some barnyard animal app she had. OMG lifesaver. I was starting to get worried because in the 8 hours previous he had only ingested 1/2 cup of liquids and wasn't peeing. I was worried about dehydration. When I mentioned it to the nurse she was like oh just keep pushing the liquids and give him whatever he likes to get him to drink it. Well, he really likes grape juice but does it look like I packed a cooler full of stuff for him?? Nope.. I have water. He won't drink it. I finally got him to fall asleep after a fit of screaming around midnight. Slept for maybe 45 minutes.

After 5 hours we get in to see the dr. He basically said that Austin is fine. breathing is normal (well, duh, that's because his fever is gone now) the dr then tried to make me feel like I was over reacting. He launched into the we don't worry too much about fevers because of *insert a bunch of random medical mumbo jumbo* then was like and we don't worry too much until the 4th day anyways. I told him when I walked in that Austin has had this fever since monday. I was like, ummm we are on the 4th day. Whatever, we were told he was fine. We left the hospital at 2am.

Thankfully Austin let me sleep in this morning. Woke me up about 10:15. He was still really whiney like he had been all week. I brought him into my bed and gave him his sippy. He drank. All of it. I was sooooo happy he was drinking again!!! He finished his sippy, rolled over,closed his eyes, then made his trying to sleep whine. I started rubbing his back. He coughed twice and I thought 'that's a weird cough' then he sat up and projectile vomited ALLLLLLLL over my bed. I sat there stunned for a bit. I get everything cleaned up and there is austin, laughing, playing, and babbling away like nothing ever happened. He seems completely fine today. YAY!! No more sickness!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Well, Austin still has a fever. Makes me so sad. Monday night it was at 101.1, Last night 102.5 and tonight was 103.5 I gave him a lukewarm bath, motrin then bed. Hopefully that helps.

Austin wouldn't let me do anything without him today. He had to me touching me. If I set him down on the floor to pee, he started crying. We spent our morning watching Elmo, a quick trip to see Grandma at work and to pick some stuff up, then back to nap. After nap was spent downstairs watching movies while curled up in my lap. My poor little baby. :(

Here are some super sad pics. We layed in bed and he put his head on my lap to watch elmo on the laptop, then eventually fell asleep.

And, some happy pics.

The first one is from Sunday. He got ahold of the lid from the cake and decided that was as much fun as his toys.

This one is also from Sunday. We were playing Just Dance on the Wii and he had his remote (x-box remote tho) and was dancing along with us.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Ugh. Austin has a fever... AGAIN. I guess I should be thankful, we made it 2 whole weeks without him getting sick. He started Daycare the middle of December and has been sick every week with something else since. Doing this alone has worn me out. Non-stop sickness. blah. Tonight he was unusually cuddly (which considering lately he's been very cuddly) and I noticed he was getting a bit warm. When we were getting ready for bed I took his temp and he was at 101.1 Fantastic.

His skin has also broken out in dry patches again this winter. Poor boy. It's gotten so bad. There was a spot on the back of his head that he had scratched so much that it had started bleeding. I got a refill of his medicated cream and have started using it in full force. Hopefully it clears up within the next few days and gets better.

Onto the good news. I think Austin said book the other day. He walked up to me with his elmo book in his hand and said baaaaaa. I'm going with that means book. lol.

Tomorrow we have a dr's appt for Austin. We can see how much he's grown in the past 3 months. After that we don't have too many plans so far for the week. I really want to go and check out some of the indoor play places in the area now that Austin is old enough to appreciate them. Thursday we are headed to a movie with Devon and Pierce. That's about all we have planned for this week.

*101 in 1,000 update * I finished reading Lust Lizard of Melancholy lane and finished my *secret* goal.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Our week.

As I'm blogging tonight I'm watching Monsters vs Aliens. I love the super tall chick's hair... As you can tell I haven't really been paying much attention. I would love to have my hair like hers but I'm 99.9% sure I would never be able to pull it off.

Anyways... Yesterday Austin went to daycare. I went and did a walk on the treadmill, enjoyed a nice long shower without Austin trying to climb in the bathtub, un-roll an entire thing of Toilet paper or try to play in the toilet..... Did some banking... All together a productive day.

After I picked Austin up we went for dinner at my mom's. Where he ate like a pig. I have no idea where he picked it up. I joke about, how has he figured out how to eat like his dad when he doesn't see his dad? lol. He just keeps stuffing food in his mouth, 2 handfuls at a time.

I will not be suprised if Austin starts to talk a mile a minute. He babbles non stop. I can tell that he is starting to form the words in his mind because his tone changes and sometimes it seems like he is saying a word. I just need to figure out what that word is.

Today I picked up my mom and Austin (he slept over there last night, I was there till almost 11pm updating music and her iPod) and then dropped mom off at her appointment. From there we went to visit Grandma. We had a fun Visit. Got to see all the toys she has kept over the years. I think she has close to 100 matchbox cars... some from 1970's. He loved playing with them. Then we went shopping at the Carters store. Austin needs some short sleeved onsies so he doesn't get so overheated when he wears his outfits that are longsleeved/sweatshirts. They had some great sales on so I bought him another pair of Coveralls, because really, every adorably cute little boy needs more then one pair of Coveralls.

Austin fell asleep on the way home from Carters and he napped for a bit till we had to go bakc and pick up mom. We then stopped for lunch then headed back home. I applied for a few more jobs (sigh.. I've lost count...) then started to get tired. I put on Monsters vs Aliens and layed in the chair. Austin walked around and played for about 15 minutes or so then same over and curled up in my lap. I'm not sure if he slept or watched the movie, but I napped for probably an hour. It was nice to cuddle with the little man.

We then went for dinner at Dave's parents. After dinner I assembled Austin's Valentines for Daycare tomorrow. Came home, put austin into bed and here we are.

I just charged my camera battery so I should have some new pictures on here soon. I don't think I ever got the pics from Austin's birthday up, so I should get them up here too. I can't wait to get some super awesome pictures of the little man.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2nd part of my update.

Alright, so an update on us now.

I'll start with the best. Austin. He's getting smarter and cuter by the day. He now has 5 teeth out, one pre-molar just poked through and another pre-molar getting ready to come through.

He's been in Daycare since December. Last week was the first week we weren't sick! woo hoo! Other than the sickness he has been doing really well. I'm glad he's able to get out and socialize with other kids.

He now seems to be less clumsy. I know he will never *not* be clumsy... after all, he is my son, but he is getting better.

He still isn't talking much. He says Uh oh, mama, occasionally dada. When he's playing with cars he will make a 'room 'room noise. I think he's trying to say elmo. he understands a lot though. When I ask him to put something somewhere or go get his toys he understood. I asked him a few weeks ago if he wanted to put his coat on to go to daycare and play with the kids. He shook his head yes then held out his arms to put his coat on. He loves playing with forks while eating, still hasn't mastered the art of scooping things onto his fork yet though.

Finally, he gets into everything. EVERYTHING. I find myself uttering the most ridiculous statements some days. So far the best has been "Austin, get your balls out of the toilet." Yes that's right, he took the balls from his helecopter and put them in the toilet. He's started to climb. I finally got him to stop playing with the lamps in the living room. Not anymore. He climbs up on our ottoman, then crawls onto the table and plays with the lamps. I have to figure out how to get him to stop again. Some days though I find it so hard to tell him no because he gives me the cutest smile. I still do though, no spoiling here! lol. It's so hard to believe that he will be 15 months old next week. Crazy.

Next, Dave. He's still in Alberta. It has been really hard, but we're managing. We're doing what we need to at this point. We're hoping for him to come home in March, however we will see what happens in March.

That brings me back to my 'chat board'. The group of girls I have bonded with have helped me immensely. Like I said, they have been my saviour. These past almost 7 months have been really hard. I've shut myself off from most of my friends. I realize this and I guess this post is to get myself to open up, let everyone back in. I want to start with I'm sorry. I've dodged a lot of calls and avoided keeping up with friends. Some friends I just can't bear to be around. They remind me too much of the happy times when I had my husband here with me. I know I should embrace that but I haven't been able to. That's why I've not called them, I haven't gone out of my way to make conversation. It just sucks and was too hard to pretend to be happy. I didn't want to go out and be fake all night, but I also didn't want to bring them down and make them worry. To those friends who have wondered where I've been the past few months, I'm sorry. I've been a crappy friend. I've decided though that I need to change that and try to get out of my funk a bit more.

I have made some new friends that I have been hanging out with quite a bit. It's great because I can be happy without any previous memories, but most nights the sadness is still there. I know it's still going to be there until my husband is home with me, but I'm actually trying to make a conscious effort now. When I look back at the past 6 1/2 months I feel like I've been surviving, not living. I don't want to do that anymore. So here I am. I am opening up about everything and getting it out for everyone to read. Makes me a bit more accountable for being absent from my life. Everything has been affected and I'm changing it. I'm taking more notice and care of everything around me.

Just please, don't mention Valentine's day to me. I'm still a little bitter/sad/annoyed at the 'holiday' since Dave and I won't be able to be together.

On to some happier news. I finished my accounting course last semester with a grade of 96. I was so shocked and happy about that! I'm taking accounting 2 this semester. I'm hoping to get a grade just as good. Too bad I didn't figure out that I was good at this math stuff when I was in school and did something about it then.

Well, I'm off to bed. Austin has taken to waking up for a few hours in the middle of the night the past week so I should get some sleep before he gets me up again!

I'm back!

Alright. I'm very behind with posting especially with my 101 in 1,001. Don't worry, I havent' forgotten about it. I have been working on it even though I haven't been updating. I updated my original list, and once I'm done writing this post I will be updating my side panel. It's been just over a year since I started.

I've completed 16 things, have 8 things on the go and was unable to complete 2 things (I didn't finish my 25 books last year and I don't need to re-size my wedding rings anymore.) Here is my updated list:

The new goals I put in were:

finish recipe cards for Margaret
Finish redecorating the living room.
Do a 'day in the life' picture set of Austin at least every 6 months.
15 date nights
get back into girl guides
take 2 classes per semester to finish bookeeping certificate
watch casablanca
watch a movie for every letter of the alphabet
finish all adam's filing
create logo for adam
re-paint the 3 shelves from the garage to hang
re-arrange bedroom

The 2 books I've read so far this year are Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk and I re-read the last summer (of me and you) by Anne Brashares. I'm in the middle of reading the Lust Lizard of Melancholy lane by Christopher Moore. Should be done that in the next few days.

My list of books from last year, which I am sure I have forgotten a few of them is:

1. Motherhood - 3 short stories by different Authors 3* (I didn't realize it was a harlequin book when I bought it)
2. All or nothing - Claire Cross 4 1/2* - I really enjoyed this book.. it was a light read and I got swept up in the story.
3. The funeral planner - Lynn Isneberg 4* - I also liked this story but it took a while to get into it.
4. The Solomon Sisters wise up - Melissa Senate 4* - This book kept my attention throughout. It was a very nice story of 3 sisters coming together.
5. The Manny 4* - A woman hires then falls in love with her Manny.
6. Every Boy's got one - Meg Cabot 4* - the main character goes to italy to be a witness in her friend's wedding. Quick read.
7. can't remember the name, sorry!
8. Size 12 is not fat - Meg Cabot 3.5*
9. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer 5* - Got sucked into the book and loved it
10. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer 5* - Same as the first book.
11. Eclipse - Sephenie Meyer 4.5* - Started too loose momentum and found myself drifting a bit during reading.
12. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer 4* - I was actually wondering when this book would end. I just couldn't get into it.
13. Pretty in Plaid - Jen Lancaster 5* - Very funny and truly enjoyed reading this.
14. Bright lights Big Ass - Jen lancaster 5* - Just as funny as the previous book!
15. Tulle Little Tulle late - Kimberly Llewellyn 4* - Pretty good easy read but got bored partway through.
16. Velvet Rope Diaries- Daniella Brodsky 3.5* - took me forever to finish it. I think the only reason I actually finished it is because I told myself I couldn't start my next book until this one was done.
17. Finger Lickin Fifteen - Janet Evanovich 5* - Just as good as the other 14 books, love this series!

I've been trying to take more time away from the internet and tv and get back into scrapbooking and reading. Getting away from TV hasn't been that hard. We cancelled our cable last July, then about a month ago the TV in our room broke and the dvd player on our main level is tempermental and decides when it wants to work. So in that respect it's been fairly easy to eliminate sitting in front of the tv. But Oh do I ever miss it. I am so lost on everything celebrity and can't even tell you how many kids the Duggars have now. (haha.)

The internet.. well facebook is still my number news source (sadly) If it wasn't for facebook I may not have even known about the earthquakes in haiti or the fake death of Bill Cosby. Then there are my 'chat boards'. I've made some really great friends there that I don't want to just give up. I think they have been my saviour. However more on that after. This post is mainly to update my 101 list... so... I'm off to update the sidebar then I will write more after.

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