Saturday, May 14, 2011

A recap of my sick day.

After a week long hiatus from the blogging world...and the internet in general {most of the time}, I am finally deciding it is time to update. I got sick earlier in the week and that drove me into a lack of motivation to do anything online. I spent my down time relaxing, napping, getting ready, or doing chores instead of browsing the web or blogging. I kind of like it that way.

To start at the beginning -

I had a urinary tract infection a couple weeks back that I was waiting out. They have gone away on their own before but this turned for the worse. Friday morning I woke up to a horrid pain in my side and back. I was tired and just not feeling it that day. When I put Payton down for her morning nap, I resided to the couch for a nice long nap. When I woke up I just didn't feel right. I took my temperature and it was a low-grade fever of 100 degrees. I had no energy. I wanted to cry because of how little energy I had but I had my 9 month old baby to chase around all day. Layne had work but he surprised me when he came home early to take care of me and the baby. Best. surprise. ever. He got me sushi and he took Payton with him so I could lay on the couch and relax. It was weird having a whole night of no parenting responsibilities. Of course I kept insisting, because that is what we do as mothers. We don't get sick days. But this is what I needed. I ended up having to put Payton to bed because she just doesn't go to sleep when dad tries. Afterwards, I passed out. Literally right on the couch at 8:30 pm. I probably looked dead to the world.

The next day I got to sleep in because Layne took care of P in the morning. I thought I was feeling better, but I still had a little fever. After Layne went to work and I woke up from another nap, I was feeling worse than ever. I was so dizzy, could barely move, and having chills. My fever reached a 103.5 and everyone was telling me to go the doctor despite my many protests. Don't they know I'm stubborn? I went to the E.R. and lo and behold...I had a kidney infection. I always hate going to the E.R. The endless wait, sick people, and outrageous costs. Apparently it was a good thing I went though because if a kidney infection is not taken care of it can lead to serious illness. In most cases you actually have to be hospitalized for a couple days, but I caught it early. Go me, right?

The Tylenol and Motrin they gave me brought my fever down and I was already starting to feel more like myself. I am so thankful I have such a wonderful and sweet family to take care of me. The worst part of being sick was not being able to give Payton my all. I have been making up for it this week though now that I feel back to my fabulous self.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Tell me that is not cute!

She has a new love of making faces at us..and we totally eat it up. I'm pretty sure she knows it too.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

First official word.

So as I leave our bedroom today to go get Payton's paci, Layne comes running after me... "BABE! Payton just said her first word!!!" Now Payton is really good about mimicking...something we are going to have to really be careful about now it seems. As she was getting into Layne's guitars, he picked her up and told her 'No No No'.

Her reply?


That's right. My darling, sweet angel looked right into her daddy's face and flat out told him 'NO'. Clear as day. I kid you not. What proud parents we are. Ha Ha. I know it's not particularly good that she has already learned this word, but I could not stop laughing nonetheless. She sure is a character our little one.

She has babbled 'mama' and 'dada' and even made sounds that sound like 'hi' and 'kitty'. But this is her first word that was "clear as day" and used properly. We are usually pretty good about trying to use other vocabulary to tell her she shouldn't be doing something or to divert her attention. Lately though, she has been so grumpy, clingy, and just plain difficult. Sometimes that is all I have the effort of saying when she is throwing a fit constantly. I usually have A LOT of patience, but when I can't even get something to eat or go pee I am a little disgruntled. I thought this behavior was out of the norm for her and sure enough, as I felt her bottom gum line today I felt a little tooth about to pop through! My daughter is over 9 months old and still has no teeth yet. we're overdue.

I guess I am going to have a baby attached to my hip awhile longer until she feels better. Luckily Layne was home today and we were able to take her to the park for awhile which made for one happy baby {at least for more than 5 minutes! Wahoo!}