Wow, softball season is amongst us and I haven’t posted since even before basketball season. Maybe I will do catchup posts at a later point in time? Hmmm…
Anywho, sitting here, at the softball field, I’m reminded that I love the beauty of spring, but detest allergies. Between the kids fun run at the track last night and now sitting here for a softball game, I’m already exhausted from sneezing and blowing my nose. My girls are lucky I love them. Hehe
The big 2 play for the same softball team this year and I love watching how they look out for each other – especially Beans. During practice, when they have to run laps, she runs alongside Razz (even though she runs faster) to make sure her asthmatic sister will be ok.
Shrimp loves to sleep in so she is home still sleeping and that is fine by me. Trying to keep her occupied during a game involves me running around after her to stop her from going to the playground. That little one man, she is something else! She’s lucky I love her too. Hehehe
yes, i’m using my daughter’s nebulizer and her dinosaur mask!
Once I get into the swing of things w/working out, something comes along to deter me and it’s usually some kind of sickies, as I said in a previous post.
This time around? The girls caught some kind of cough/cold..no fevers though so that’s good. However, it got Razz back to using her nebulizer a couple of times and even me. Yes, me. I can’t find my inhaler (never can find it when I need it, but when I don’t need it, I see it everywhere). We almost didn’t go to a holiday party over the weekend, but somehow, we managed to muster up enough energy to go and even looked spiffy for the evening. Sunday, I was having coughing fits and finally used Razz’ nebulizer. I was ok after that and spent my day off on Monday resting and baking w/my girls. Then, this morning, I was up at 5:30am coughing away…for an hour and then I finally nebulized again. I always thought you could outgrow childhood asthma, and I did for years…didn’t expect it to come back though. It is EXHAUSTING to keep coughing! I don’t know what’s worse, sneezing like crazy b/c of allergies or coughing fits…both are exhausting. Did I say it’s exhausting?
This is putting a damper in my 4 week goals…especially the one where I said I would work out 4-6x/wk. Last week, I got in 3 workouts before falling to the coughsies. I am hoping that I will feel better by tonight so we can all go to the gym (thank you child care!). I don’t care if I just walk on the treadmill instead of jog, I need to sweat and work out. I need my cholesterol numbers down by next doctor’s visit and for good!
Ok, we did it, we adopted an “Elf on the Shelf” little buddy. I was hesitant at first, but as long as he’s not in my face when I wake up, I guess it’s fine (my sister shares the same sentiment). After a gazillion names being thrown out there, we all settled on “Parker”. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that we just watched “Amazing Spiderman” and well, his name is “Peter Parker”.Other names were: “Woody”, “Eli”, “Sebastian”, “Hagrid” (yes, the big guy from “Harry Potter”) and I don’t even remember the others anymore.
Beans is 7 now and is the most excited out of everyone. The other morning she squealed and laughed so hard when she found him – hanging around our tree! I was upstairs and heard her! I love this age…when the spirit of Christmas is so alive and the age off innocence is full on kicking! Beans was the one actually asking for it all the time since the week of Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean that the other 2 gals don’t have fun looking for him either…
While the girls were making ornaments, I read them the story and that started our little guy’s adventures!
He was too tired to move one night, but I think he’s got himself rested up goes back to report to Santa every night since.
Here’s where we’ve been finding him lately…
sitting in our tree…
up on the top of the cabinet
making sure we choose healthy snacks in the fridge
sitting in our bamboo plant
I can’t wait to see where else he ends up!
First of all, how many out there even know what WYSIWYG means or is that something common now? hmmm…how many of you REMEMBER when that term first came about? Am I totally dating myself here?
Judging from these pictures, these look to be 2 lil girls having fun on a bike. Truth of the matter is, we just let them take the bike up and down the driveway to enjoy a beautiful, sunny, warm Fall day. Razz is actually walking around with walking pneumonia while the other has similar symptoms, but wasn’t diagnosed w/the same. Both are nebulizing every 4 hours…yes, even through the night. Both are on a 5 day antibiotic regimen. Razz is also on an oral steroid (she has the walking pneumonia and has a history of being hospitalized for asthma) and will need to take a maintenance med (singulair’s finally got a generic brand-woot-woooooo!) after she’s done w/her 5 day doses. So, no, What You See Is Not What You Get in this instance…this is just them, enjoying a beautiful day sans coughing fit…when in reality, they’re doing this every 4 hours… #beingsicksux
For more WW (wordful wednesday) entries, check out angie’s blog and parentingfordummies….and woot-wooooo, my post from last week was one of their recommended posts…gotta be shrimpie’s best pic ever… ;)
she’s the sick one, but she’s giving me kisses! my litttle shrimpie…sweet terror
I love the fall…the leaves changing colors…boots, sweaters and cool crisp air. I just hate when that cool air actually ends up being cold and swoops in out of nowhere. One day we are at a high of 77 and the next, 40 something with lows in the low 30s. That’s just got “sick” written all over it.
Yup, Razz & Shrimp are both sick. Started last Wednesday w/Razz complaining of headaches and then coming down with a fever. Shrimp followed suit the next day. Thursday, Razz starts a little cough and by Saturday, her throat was hurting a lot and Shrimp was also coughing too. Fevers were on and off since Wednesday. Took them to the doctor yesterday and Razz has Walking Pneumonia. Shrimp doesn’t, but both will be nebulizing every 4 hours and on antibiotics. Razz has the added dose of some steroid and then Singulair once all the meds are done (after 5 days).
Neither of my babies are sleeping well and so that means, neither is this BZMomma :( But, whatever, I just hope they get well soon. Razz has been hospitalized 2x (2009 and 2010) for her asthma and even ended up in PICU back then. I don’t want her back in the hospital. GAH…I hate feeling so helpless when they get sick. Shrimpie is more vibrant and playful today, Razz…just woke up so we’ll see. I’m starting to feel an itch in my throat and I’m just really hoping there’s nothing more in store for me or the rest of our family…