Thursday, November 03, 2005

Mind Over Matter

This last week has been a whirlwind of activity. We have been so busy with the kids, doctors appointments, life, you know how it is. This week was extra fun due to the time change. My friends all know that they can call me as early as 6 am, as my kids tend to think that around 5:30/6:00 the world wakes up and they might miss something. Actually Peanut has gotten into the habit of pooping out of her diaper at 5:30 am every morning. A problem I am much happier having, although if it was 6:30 instead of 5 it might be a little better. Although truthfully then I'd probably be really late all day. With the time change my kids got up at 4:30 two days in a row, that's AM people, not PM. As in like no one is up, the moon is still just don't get it!
I know I'm not the only one in the same position, but it sure seems like I am a zombie all week.
Peanut went for a full polysomnogram (sleep study) on tuesday and boy did I learn a few things. Like they only record the sleep activities from 10 pm until 4:30 am, then they wake you up, take all the wires off and send you home at 5 am. What the heck people?! It's a sleep study, can you let me get some sleep? Ok, it was PEanuts study, but it was my chance to least that's what I thought, boy was I wrong. We'll get the results back in a couple of weeks, here's hoping it was a big waste of time. I like those kind of tests, the ones that turn out to be a waste of your time.
PEanut had her 18 month checkup. I can't believe she's 1 and a half already. She looks great, grew almost two inches, gained a pound and is still small in the cranium department, but growing slightly.
Yesterday was crazy because I was so tired from the sleep study, then to add insult to injury my insurance company, who had told me my lenses were covered 100%, is now telling me they are not covered. Don't worry I'll show them who's boss......
Today was even more crazy, it went as follows:
5:30 am- poop out from Peanut, clean up ,bathe and get dressed.
6 am James gets up with 103 degree temp, and miserable, administer Tylenol and cool clothe
8:00 PT shows up to work with Peanut.
8:15 leave to take Ellie to school
8:30 get thru to MD, appointment is in thirty minutes ( its a 20 min drive) get home, get James shoes on, change diaper, find coat put it on leave
8:45 get in the car and realize need gasoline, so stop for filling up
9:05 get to MD, MD not there yet, start by telling the nurses what tests I want to have run ( urine test for UTI, Strep test)
9:15 get call from school Ellies ear hurts, so I call my mom to pick her up, good timing!
9:30 MD shows up a little late
10:00 leave MD office, throat lokks like strep, but test was negative. Got medicine just in case
10:15 drop James off at home with nanny, nurse PEanut and leave to library at Hospital to pick up some books
10:45 get to hospital, and drive around looking for parking
11:45 leave for home/Shopping for food/pick up medicine and cancel appointment for patient as I will never make it in time, and won't have child care.
The day continues with therapy and sick kids crying, soup making and eventually bed time. Never a dull moment in my life or anyone elses, especially those who have kids. PErhaps if I think about it hard enough then tomorrow will be better?

1 comment:

Naomi said...

what a day! I can really commiserate with the early mornings. Callum thinks 5am is a great time to fill his diaper as well, although luckily he doesn't have many explosions.

Hope all the kids feel better.