Sunday, October 31, 2010

What a week!

Casey left this week for an interview at Purdue (which went well), but while he was gone I had a heck of a time! Peyton had a temperature of 102.4 on Tuesday night, so I made an appt. for him with the Pediatrician on Wednesday morning. At the appt., they diagnosed him as having an ear infection in both ears and prescribed Amoxicillin. Wednesday evening, Peyton's fever shot back up and I went in to check on him at about 10 PM. He was breathing very fast and very shallow so I took him out of his crib and checked his temperature (103 degrees). He was super lethargic and hard to awaken so I made the decision to take him to the ER. We got to the ER about 10:30 or so and were quickly ushered into a room. They put Peanut on oxygen (his oxygen levels were in the 70's range and they said they like it to be around 100) and he started to breathe more regularly. All of the commotion was freaking the little peanut out though so he began to cry and hyperventilate which lead him to throw up several times (on me, of course). They took blood and set him up with IV fluids (they had to strap his arm down to a board to keep him from bending his arm or pulling his IV port out). I laid down on the gurney so that he could lay on top of me and hopefully relax. He had a chest X-ray taken (he had to sit in this little chair while I held his arms up) and then we went back to our "room".

Anywho, Peanut was diagnosed with pneumonia and given an antibiotic through his IV (he slept for 20 minutes at some point in between all of the crying). We were sent home at 2:30 AM and the Peanut went back to sleep. It was quite the rollercoaster of a week!!!

We went back to the Pediatrician on Thursday and got a prescription for a new antibiotic. He spent the whole entire day in my lap or on the couch on Thursday (poor little guy felt so puny). He's definitely regaining his energy and is returning to his happy little self.

He's been rocking some crazy hair lately!



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Photo blog

Another newborn is on my photo blog!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Sorry about the lack of blog posting lately. I've been super exhausted (and dizzy) for the past couple of weeks and Peyton is continuing on his streak of being a total terror! The little booger "sharpied" my favorite sweater today. Anywho, I took these photos a week or so ago but forgot to post them.




Saturday, October 16, 2010

Peyton and Grandma

I got so wrapped up in editing my workshop images that I forgot to edit and post these!



Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photos from his highchair (AKA - the only place he ever sits remotely still)

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This past month has been a test of my patience; Peyton is starting to really test the limits to see what he can get away with. His whiney voice has returned (yay....) and tantrums have been full-force. There have definitely been days where I feel like I just want to give up - but Peanut always does something sweet to remind me of why us mothers do what we do.

He turned 16 months this past week, here is a taste of what he's been doing:

Waves hello and goodbye to everyone and EVERYTHING!
Saying a few more words (hot, momma, "that", dog and assorted other words)
Still obsessed with "Yo Gabba Gabba" (sigh)
Attending playgroup and storytime (trying to socialize the little bugger!)
Still a picky eater when it comes to proteins (but he'll eat any fruit or veggie!)
Loves to play with the laundry basket