Saturday, January 31, 2009

Flipped a switch

So for over a week, our little Noodle has been in great spirits -- the best mood she's been in for months. We figured the ears were clear. Last night, we surprised grandma and with grandpa took her out to Fridays for apps and margaritas. Natalie was a champ, flirting with other tables, having a blast up past her bed time. But once we got home, she was up literally all night, either crying to the point of hyperventilating or quietly sobbing in her room. Today she slept all day. So Joey and I decided to bring her to urgent care. She had a fever of 101.6 and he said her left ear drum is about to burst. Apparently, that's not the worst thing in the world, like it sounded to me. Apparently, it would take the pressure off and drain. Whatever, it sounds bad to mommy. She's sleeping peacefully now, doped up on Advil, Tylenol and antibiotics. I hope my happy baby returns soon. I feel so helpless when she cries that hard.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy kiddo!

Natalie is in great spirits! Must be over her flu & ear infections -- let's hope the happy little lady is here to stay!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tearful Goodbye

So Alana will probably chuckle when she reads this, but this morning Grandma and Grandpa Gus came to get Natalie to take her to the cabin for the night. And when I put her in the van, she cried pretty hard, which made me cry too. I know someday watching grandparents take my children for the night will give me a sigh of relief, but I'm not there yet. Joey and I are going to get some work done today (writing finals!) and then head into St. Paul for a belated anniversary night out. We'll head to the cabin tomorrow to extend our mini vaca. We haven't been up there since early November, so it should be nice and relaxing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Down and Out

So Joey's home, having flown the redeye from Vegas last night. He got here around 6:30 a.m. I however spent four hours last night emptying the contents of my stomach the opposite way. Now I have a fever, Joey's super tired, and Natalie's like, "Wait, who's going to play with me?"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Since you've been gone ...

We miss Daddy. He's been in Vegas all weekend, and Natalie's been crawling around asking where Daddy is today. He hasn't lost her entire college fund, so he's allowed to come home. Although she misses him, she does get more time with the remote!

Friday, January 2, 2009


We went back to the doctor today -- including an HOUR wait -- just to find out that Natalie's ear infection in her left ear is still not gone. They put her on augmentin this time. Let's hope that works. She is in OK spirits, it's just bedtime that's hard.
Oh and our house is not usually that messy -- Natalie loves the Sunday paper. =)