Monday, December 29, 2008

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It seems forever since I have had 30 mins to myself. I have had some many thoughts of wanting to blog (for my sanity) and no time to actually do it.

S0 - Here I am having a few minutes to myself and hoping to get all that I wanted to blog out of my head.

Post Surgery - The first few days were pretty rough. They did give him anesthesia and an epidural .. Then before we left to go home, they gave him Tylenol with codeine. I was instructed to administer more doses every 4ish hours. I was not extremely comfortable giving him the Tylenol w codeine after I saw that it pretty much zonked him out. He was pretty drugged and unresponsive (unless he was pee-ing or had peed) So it was pretty challenging to get liquids in him. So the second day, I called and asked if I could try Motrin instead. Motrin seemed to be able to manage the pain and allow me to get him to eat. He only seemed to have discomfort when he peed. The first time he peed was absolutely heartbreaking. He screamed and screamed. After the second time of him screaming while peeing, We actually realized that he made this certain face. We were able to tell before he was going to pee therefore, we could be on the way to change the diaper to help the sting/burning We think he was feeling. By the third day, He would just get that look on his face of discomfort and no screaming. I was glad that he was feeling some relief. By the fourth day, I think he was just a little sore. The surgery also made him aware that there was "something" down there. He has never noticed it before. But Lately, he seems to have "found something" there. I am hoping that he will forget about it again for a while.

MT has regressed with taking naps. II have mention this before, it's been ever since I have started back to work .. It just got much worse this week. I am blaming surgery .. but I can't blame it for long. His naps this week, would only happen, by being rocked, swung, and soothed to sleep. I am hoping that He will be able to go back to just being laid down drowsy and sleep (w.o screaming his head off) I am unsure if I should be concerned or if this too shall pass .... My husband seems to think that this too shall pass ... He says it's a phase and a way to get comfort.

Christmas Eve -was hectic and I was stressed out trying to get to church on time to meet my parents. E was working and It is just simply hard to get me and an infant dressed up, packed up and arrive on somewhere on time. I tip my hat to all the Single moms out there. I am not sure how you do it.

Thursday night - Christmas night, We had dinner with the neighbors, like we do for Thanksgiving. With all the overstimulating company and whatnot, he did very well considering. He was cranky, whiny and clingy ... It was not the first Christmas I had imagined, but Life has a way of doing that. It's nothing like the movies (for me anyways) .. A few hours each day spent in a dark room trying to calm my child down from meltdown modes....

So that brings us to Friday. and with all of this cluster-overstimulating Christmas company and healing boy-part issues, I failed to notice the teething signs. Poor kid has both top teeth coming through. You can actually feel them .... So, After recovering from the surgery, We are now dealing with Teeth. Have I mention that MT does not do teething well. AT ALL ..... Rolls eyes...... I was so focused on getting through the issue at hand, I totally failed to recognize the teething signs. So, Yes Now teething.


Last night, my family had our Christmas dinner. Well, I should say, they had Christmas dinner and I had a screaming overstimulated tired, teething cranky baby on my hands. E and I ate dinner in shifts and then we quickly loaded up the car and practically ran out the door. MT was done. As soon as we got home, gave him a bath and fed him a bottle. He was just as happy as could be. Talking up an storm and smiling his lil face off. It's so hard to explain to others that he just needs a break from being passed around ... I am not sure why that is so hard for people to understand. And so far, if he cries at strangers they can't figure out why he is so whiny ........ And if I hear "he needs to get over that" .... one more time... I may punch someone ..... I told E that I was going to take the Tylenol w/ codeine to be able to enjoy the rest of the visits.

I better get ready to head out. My sister and grandmother are still in town and Want to spend as much time w/ MT as possible. I hope everyone had fairly decent time with your family.

22 comments:

Mel said...

Poor little guy! He looks so beautiful in the photos, one would never know how hard his week was. I am glad things are rounding out and hope that he can get back in to the swing of his routine for you soon. You know what? I would hate being passed around from person to person, too... who can blame him?! I am already dreading the thought of holidays with our families in the future. Husband's family won't keep their hands off the baby and I foresee my own personal hell in the wings.
*hugs*

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Does it help yo know that I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND and that I share your desire to beat those who make stupid comments to a bloody pulp? I hope the nap thing is a phase and the teething ends soon!!! ((HUGS))

Meghan said...

Well he sure did put on a smiley face for those pictures! So sorry he's not feeling great though.

And I am SOOO with you on those comments. If one more person told me that the baby needs to be more flexible I was going to scream!!

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

oh he is so cute! i totally understand about the family! glad he is feeling better!

Rebecca said...

First, the pictures are adorable! He LOOKS happy even if he wasn't.

Second, now that he's found something down there, he may never let it go! LOL

Third, it sounds like you have done a wonderful job through the holidays to keep yourself and the rest of your family sane! I wouldn't blame you for self-medicating a little bit!

Kim said...

Aww man, I hope the teething gets better.

Ignore people and their dumb comments.. they don't know any better ;o).

Kate said...

I love his hat!! Glad you survived the holidays!

Cibele said...

MT, you are just too cute!!!!!!! love the pics. You 3 are a gorgeous family. love your make up my friend! Poor baby, it must have been so hard on him, but I am glad that he is doing better. Lyla had enough of the holidays as well, all she wanted was to stay home on her pjs, me too!!

Barb said...

I would love to pass around the adults who say that the baby, "needs to get over that" without letting them have any choice in the matter for a few hours and see if THEY "get over it." People can be such idiots. It's just like the morons who say that you can't "coddle" animals when training them and just need to "show them who's boss."

All that crap just covers ignorance and a need to dominate. aaaaargh.

Katie said...

I'm with you on this whole thing about overstimulation. I love my MIL, but I have to wonder, didn't she have her own two children?! Doesn't she remember what it's like having an infant? She got all upset that he "didn't like his presents!" Well, no, no he doesn't much care about umpteen presents at four months old! He liked the first two but was done after that and didn't want his picture taken while "he" opened each one.

Geesh, you've gotten me started!

But you are a hero for getting him through Christmas "cheer," surgery, and teething!

seussgirl said...

"It's nothing like the movies" - ain't that the truth?!
Beautiful family. :)

Delenn said...

Love those pictures. You all look so calm and happy--who knew!?

Glad he is healing--I am sure the other issues will pass.

Also, I don't even understand people's comments about passing around. WTF? Its a baby--they react how they react. Whatever.

Here's to 2009!

Jen said...

Farah, Oh my, the holidays really do a number on little ones. We hosted 2 out of 3 days and it was nice to be able to put N to bed on time in his own bed. I also have a whiny, clingy baby at parties. Although, at home he's not so bad at all. I can't believe that his little teeth decided to pop in now. Ugh! I feel for you. I did enjoy seeing him in little shorts though. What I would do for shorts weather.

alison said...

Poor MT. :( Although you'd never know he had a few bad days by the looks of those pictures!

eden said...

Omg Farah. He is DIVINE. SO beautiful! So good that he is doing ok from his surgery, poor lil guy! What a brave man.

You look great too, btw.

Ummm, I am so rude, if people manhandle the baby too much. Dave cringes, when he sees it happen ... coz he knows I'm gonna blow a fuse. Whoopsies.

XOXOX

Dreamer4agift said...

I'm sorry your cmas did not go as smoothly as you would've liked. Poor MT just needed a break:-(

But, I DO have to say that I LOVE the pics,they are so cute and you look beautiful!

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

Talk about wanting to kiss some cheeks! LOVE HIM!

I hope you all have a FABULOUS New Year! How could you not with that cutie?!?!?!?!

AJ's mommy said...

Oh gosh how adorable...

I am so sorry he was so sore for awhile.. poor thing. I am so glad he is feeling better!

Courtney said...

Farah those pictures are so great! Of course MT looks as adorable as ever, and that family picture is really fantastic of all 3 of you. I'm glad to hear that everyone survived the holiday madness (and that MT made it through his surgery and recovery).

I hope you all have a great New Year's!

Mrs M@sk said...

Great pics. You make such a beautiful family.

tryingin2007 said...

"he needs to get over that?" horrible.

teeth AND surgery? poor little guy. what a trooper. your photos are very deceiving. you'd never know MT was uncomfortable. give him an extra big hug.
:)

Photogrl said...

Hoping MT is beginning to nap again for you and the teething goes quickly!

What a great family picture...you all look great!