Friday, February 17, 2012


I think I have just had one of the worst weeks ever! I know it could have been worse, and it probably has been worse but for the time being, this past week was horrible. About a week ago, my entire family (me included) came down with a very nasty cold virus causing severe congestion and that terrible all night coughing. Then, just as we all were just starting to get over that, my daughter started going back down hill and was crying and clingy. My son spiked a high fever out of nowhere and was missing his 3rd day of school in a row. I decided it was time to head to the doctor.

My daughter was then diagnosed with strep throat. The doctor didn't test my son because his throat looked normal. We spent 3 hours at the doctor's office that day though as the doctor was running very behind. Of course, my children were acting completely normal at that time and were running around like crazy. I on the other hand, was trying to figure out why I was feeling bad again as the day before I was starting to feel fairly decent.

So the next day I woke up with a bad sore throat, went to try and get my son to school but he was also complaining of a sore throat. Then my husband woke up and was complaining that he had a sore throat and felt horrible and wasn't going to work for the day! So off to the doctor we went....again. And yes, we ALL had strep. Lovely. Second time in 2 months for my daughter and me and I'd never had strep throat in my entire life before this winter!

Luckily the antibiotics kick in pretty quick and I was feeling almost human again today. Spent the majority of the day cleaning and disinfecting the house (which was a royal disaster after a week worth of sick mom, sick dad and sick kids)!

Hoping I can get refocused on life again!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oh The Valentine Memories!

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I am reminiscing today of previous Valentine's Days as my kids and I are all sick so we aren't have the most exciting of holidays today. I am remembering back a LONG time ago to my kindergarten days. As my son and I lay awake for hours on end last night coughing up our lungs, I told him he was going to have to miss his Kindergarten Valentine's party today that I was supposed to help with! Funny thing is, it brought back the memory of me missing my Kindergarten Valentine's party when I was his age due to illness! I remember being so upset.

When I told him he would miss it, he got that break-a-mom's-heart look on his face and said "I will be sad to miss the party but I'm not going to cry or throw a fit about it!" And he hasn't! Poor kid, I wish I could have made his day a bit more exciting but hardly have enough energy to get through the simple tasks of the day! So heart shaped rice crispy treats I think will be the extent of what I can handle as I'm not sure I can even make it to the store! Maybe I can make it up to him later this week.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Babies!

No, I'm not having a new baby...I know that is what you might have thought when you read the title though! :) I have not been around for the last couple of weeks because I was working on starting a new website. My website is called First Baby List and is dedicated to helping pregnant women (and their significant others) find the right stuff for baby.

For some people this is an overwhelming task, others think of the basics such as a crib/bedding and clothes but don't know what is really necessary. This website is to help those people figure out what a newborn needs and why. I'm also excited to start a blog geared toward pregnant moms and new parents on this website! So if you are a new or soon-to-be parent or know someone who is, I would love for you to take a look or send them my way!