Friday, April 24, 2009

He looks like a dead animal...

Ohhh, out of the mouths of 5-year olds!

I got a call from Lynne Tuesday afternoon saying that Peyton was running a 102 fever and was really lethargic and totally not himself. He would just lay around (I know, that's what he does on a daily basis, but this was different!) and wouldn't talk or smile and could hardly keep his eyes open. So, I needed to go pick him up.

I got there, and he was laying on his belly in the play pen with his little butt up in the air and poor baby didn't even lift his head when he heard my voice. He was so sad and pitiful looking. I told Lynne how sad he looked and she grabbed my hand and said, "Will told me that he looked like a dead animal." I couldn't help but laugh. But, he was right...the way Peyton was acting was definitely similar to a dead animal!

I ended up taking him to the doctor and he checked out just fine physically. He thought it was probably a viral thing. His fever was gone the next day. And then Cameron had a 24 hour fever bug also. *Knock on wood*, Will hasn't gotten it yet.

Todd and I are headed to fabulous Las Vegas on Sunday!! So excited!! I'll have plenty of pics to share when I get back!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Update on Will's Hand

He finally seems to be doing better!

Todd went out on Thursday and bought a bunch of gauze and tape and wrapped his hand up pretty good.

Friday night, we needed to clean it and let it breathe. I guess I should clarify that I'm talking about the top of his hand, where a couple layers of skin were scraped off, not his finger nail.

Well, the gauze was stuck to his hand (where Todd missed putting Neosporin) and he ended up having to rip it off, you know, like a band-aid REALLY fast. Will FREAKED! That hurt him so bad. He was crying such a sad, hurt cry...I started crying. It was terrible.

Saturday night...repeat of Friday night, only worse. Except, I wasn't home and Todd was almost in tears.

Sunday night was a little bit better. Not as many tears, and I was in another room with the door closed. Todd thought it would be better if I wasn't there in case he freaked out again.

It's funny, his fingernail is hardly bothering him. Don't get me wrong, it hurts, but not nearly as bad as the top of his hand!

I'm hoping in the next couple of days, he'll be able to go without the bandage overnight so it can breathe and scab up. It all still looks gross, but is definitely looking better!

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Change of subject...I want to say "Happy Anniversary" to my Mom and Dad! They've been married 29 years today!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mommy of the Year!

Did ya'll hear? I won this award last night.

The boys and I were at Target and as we were leaving, Will was sitting underneath the shopping cart. I told him not to get out until we got to the car. For a brief second, I thought to myself, "just let him be a kid and ride under there".

We're walking across the parking lot and he must have slipped or tried to get out, I'm not quite sure.

I end up running OVER his hand with the cart.

He FA-LIPS out. He's bleeding everwhere. Won't let me look at it. Cameron starts crying cause Will is freaking out. We manage to make it to the car and I have him keep a napkin over his finger so blood doesn't get everywhere.

He screams the whole way home.

We get home and I talk him into letting me look at it. The whole top of his hand is scraped up and bleeding. It's swelling up. AND, he lost his entire finger nail on his pointer finger. Nice.

I try and clean it best I can, but he's seriously having a fit. I can only imagine how bad it's got to be hurting.

I cover everything in Neosporin and strategically place bandaids all over his hand. And, I give him Motrin.

Todd's out to dinner with customers, so I couldn't call him. I called Lynne and burst into tears. I wasn't sure what I should do. Lynne rushes over and I get in touch with the nurse on call. She said to just keep an eye on him. Nothing they can do about the finger nail, it'll grow back. If we wanted to take him and have his hand x-rayed, we could. But, she said that it would probably be pretty traumatic for him when they would clean it. I decided against taking him in since he was ever-so-gently moving his fingers and hand and it didn't appear that anything was broke. Time will tell.

The Motrin kicked in (pretty fast) and he seemed to be ok. He wasn't crying anymore, thankfully!

He slept just fine thru the night and I was really worried he would wake up and be in lots of pain, but he was fine. It hurt, of course, but he wasn't hysterical like the night before.

I sent bandaids, Neosporin, antiseptic and Motrin to Lynne's this morning. She has much better luck with getting him to cooperate than I do. She was able to take his bandaids off and clean it up, best she could. All without him freaking out!

The top of his hand is just scraped up pretty bad. Superficial bleeding and the top couple layers of skin are gone. His finger looks normal, minus the missing fingernail!! It's kinda weird, his cuticles are fine and the nail just ripped right out. Ugh, I cringe each time I think about it.

It was such a stressful night. I feel terrible and guilty. Todd kept telling me that everything will be ok and this won't be the first time ANY of our boys get hurt. And, I know that, but I am just being hard on myself. It was an accident. And I guarantee you he'll NEVER sit under there again!! Last night was his FIRST and LAST time!

Cross your fingers that his nail grows back in normal and it doesn't hurt him too bad! Poor little guy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Baby food!!

So, in the interest of saving a little bit of money (cause with three kids, every penny counts!) and trying something I've never done before, I've decided to make my own babyfood!

It is surprisingly VERY easy. A bit time consuming, but totally worth it. I went and bought frozen peas/carrots and green beans. Cooked them in the microwave as directed and then stuck them in a food processor with water and puree'd them. I also baked sweet potatoes, peaches and apples and did the same thing. Then, all I do is put them in ice cube trays and freeze.

He LOVES them! Every single one of them! And the portion sizes are perfect. Nothing goes to waste. He eats between 2 and 3 cubes for dinner. Usually two veggies and a fruit. I just stick what I need in the microwave and taa-daa (Cameron's new favorite word) we have homemade dinner!

And, $20 worth of food lasts MUCH longer than $20 worth of Gerber baby food!! So, it's great!


Sweet potatoes and green beans and peas and carrots, oh my!

6 month pictures (a little late)

Well, I'm late on posting these pics! He'll be 7 months in about 9 days! Oh well! I think it's totally amazing how much he's changed from 1 week to 6 months! He almost doesn't even look like the same baby!

He's such a happy baby! I mean, Will and Cam were both very happy babies, but Peyton just seems moreso. He's just so laid back. Only cries when he's tired or hungry. So easy going. Loves to smile and giggle...especially at his crazy brothers!! And they love trying their hardest to get him to laugh!

Just within the past couple of days, he's discovered his voice! And it's so sweet! He loves to just babble to himself! Bababababa or bubububububu! I need to try and record it! He still loves to suck his thumb and when I lay him down, the thumb goes right in! Whatever works, right? And, he's semi-close to sitting up, but then he sees his toes and takes a nose dive to get them in his mouth!! It's too funny!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Little Soccer Player

Will had his first soccer game a couple weeks ago. They won! The Duncanville Flame are 1-0! Will even scored a goal...for the other team! But hey, a goal is a goal when you're five!! It was so cute to see all of them run around. And it wasn't as chaotic as I thought it was going to be!
Here are some pics of Will and a video I shot during the game.






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