Monday, February 21, 2011

Technical Difficulites


Our computer crashed.  Better our computer than our car right?  So I'm relegated to the laptop which is slower than black strap molasses in the dead of winter.  Better than nothing though right?  
Again with the silver lining!  I'm so positive!  

Here are some updates:
 The G-tube and the pump.  It's been awesome.  Even our overnight stay in the hospital was a vast improvement from the usual.  See back when Lamp was just about 2 months old she was sleeping a good 7-9 hour stretch at night.  I couldn't believe it...I was like I have that baby!  I have that super sweet, always calm, great sleeping baby. Look at me everyone!  But apparently that's when her teeny tiny body and her teeny tiny stomach were on the same page.  Somewhere around 2.5 months she started waking up every 2-3 hours.  I kept waiting for things to go back to normal but it didn't.  Although her sleeping did improve from waking every 2-3 hours, long gone were our 7 hour stretches.  Until now. Finally.  From our first I think her stomach's small appointment, to testing, to surgery, to g-tube fiasco, to no improvement, to a pump....it's finally improving.  I can't tell you what a relief it is to get some reprieve from this constant feeding.  She went from waking 4-5 times a night, to waking 1-2 times a night.  And eventually the hope is 0.  Knock on wood that things continue to go well.  (Seriously...I want to see bloody knuckles folks.)     

Unfortunately little Lamp got sick last night--she has a fever and an ear infection--but she's doing better again tonight.  She was the cutest, saddest little sick girl.  My heart broke and melted simultaneously about 200 times today.  Luckily we got her into the Dr. and she's on some antibiotics.  You would not believe how cute she still tried to be even when running a 102 degree temperature...she would laugh and giggle and then remember she felt crappy and start crying again.  That little sugar dumpling.   

In other news, I ate half a pie.  And I didn't even know it.  That's what just a little bit of stress does to me...it makes me want to eat.  A lot of stress and I'll stop eating, a little stress and I'm Chunk from Goonies.  And Lampy being sick was just the little bit of stress I needed to (get ready for it) stuff my pie hole.  Banana cream pie is a family favorite and it yields 8 pieces.  B had one piece.  Sassy Pants had 1/2 a piece.  Today when B came home there were about 2 pieces left.  That means I had 4.5 pieces of pie (today and yesterday FYI).  The best part is when B called me on it, I was like "I didn't eat all of that!"  And he's like, "I had one piece."  And I was like, ".................."  So I ate half a pie.  

Also it's Sassy Pant's birthday this week.  I get to go to preschool and be the helper mom and take cupcakes and take pictures while all the kids sing Happy Birthday.  I know it's only preschool, but I still can't believe this is her first school/birthday experience.  I love reliving these milestones with my little Sass-a-frass.  She's also having a small party this week....and just so you know, even a small birthday party takes a lot of work.  

One last Sassy Pants story.  She went to the mall with her dad tonight on a quick errand.  As a bribe he told her they could go to any store in the mall she wanted.  Guess what store she picked?  Build-A-Bear?  Toys R Us?  Gap Kids?  No....she chose "the make up store" aka Sephora.  Dad put some blush, lipgloss and eyeshadow on her "just for fun" and she was in heaven.  4 going on 14.  We are so dead.   

And that's the update.  Now where's my pie...   

5 comments:

  1. Oh, Miggy, you have me laughing! (Side note: I'm also SO glad things are going better for Lamp.) Your pie story was hilarious! I read it to my Mom and Grandma (who are in town visiting), and my hubs (he's off work because of the visitors), and they all laughed too. So, thanks for the family laughs! They are greatly appreciated!

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  2. Linda P.10:49 PM

    Ahhh, Miggy. Food wants to jump in my mouth, too, when I'm stressed (or bored?). I got a kick out of your pie story as well as the bloody-knuckles-wood-knocking request. I am soooo happy that this new feeding system is helping Miss Lampy and you, too. I'm sorry to hear she is sick, but glad she is getting better. How cute that your little Sassy Pants wanted to go indulge in the offerings of Sephora. What a sweet dad to take her.

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  3. Anonymous11:40 PM

    I'm soo happy for you guys that things are finally getting a little easier! You handle it all so well, but I know how much harder and more stressful it all can be when you can't even get a decent night's sleep! I had that baby who slept through the night at 8 weeks, but the first month, I was pumping exclusively (which I did for 8 months), but when he was up every 1 1/2 hours for food, and feeding him, plus pumping each time, it was awful.

    And I just have to say, I'm amazed that with everything going on, you still have it in you to do birthday parties, both at pre-school and at home! What an amazing super-mom!

    And p.s., eat all the pie you want! You totally deserve it! You are doing and handling so much for everyone else, those little moments of peace with a piece of pie, or ice cream or whatever, are totally worth it. if you gain a few pounds, who cares? You can always worry about that later, when you don't have so much really important stuff to worry about (oh wait, that never happens once you have kids. Oh, well).

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  4. Believe it or not...I think about your banana cream pie sometimes. Just when I'm sitting around. It really is amazing! So glad things are going a little better.

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  5. Mmmmm banana crean pie! :) I am glad that the pump feedings are working well overnight and you are all getting some much needed rest. I hope your computer is back up and running soon!

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