Sunday, March 15, 2009

More Growing Pains

  • Took the Cats to the vet - It was basically a disaster that involves me changing vets and spending loads of money for no services. That day will go down in history for my mind. I felt like the Mama Animal trying to protect her young and being threatened by a pack of wolves. Yes it was that awful and no one even looked at the cats for rin.gworms.
  • Scrubbed/vacuumed as much of the house as possible.
  • After the re-arrangement, I have realized that some of the ideas were not that great. Babies love cords... And Teething Babies want to put said cords, in their mouths. MT fascination is like a Moth to a Flame
  • I need to get rid of all our floor lamps. Also like Moth to flame. He managed to pull one down and break the glass globe
  • Between the teething and ear infection, MT and I are not getting much sleep. I am thinking back to a weeks ago. His opposition to having his diaper changed and taking naps was probably an early sign relating to the ear infection. He would scream when trying to get him to lay down. Thus Ear pain. Good to know. *why is 9 months the common start of ear infections? Anyone know
  • Antibiotics- I am not against medical interventions at all. But I am questioning my choice for treating this ear infection with the antibiotic. I am unsure how to tell if he is in pain from the teeth, the ear, or the absolutely awful rash the meds have given him. I am making sure to give him 2 servings of the whole milk yogurt a day but this rash is A.W.F.U.L. I am using a wash clothe and water as wipes. But WOW, he is hurting from the burn when he poops, he pretty much just wails from pain. *to the CD-ers: Something I never thought of- Ask for NO DYE, or no flavor antibiotics if you find yourself in need of them. I am assuming it's from the meds. After each poop, our liners are pink .. UGH I am washing them for the first time since the discovery. Hoping it comes out. It took a few poops to put the two together.
  • Did I mention - Very.Little.Sleep. I think I have found my breaking point: Ringw.orms + Ear Infection + Teething + Antibiotic Diaper Rash. This morning at 3-6 am MT and I both were in tears. I think this is one of the first times that this has happened. I usually do a better job at keeping it together.
  • I read on another blog that this Milestone (9 months) has brought on the most changes. I could not agree more. MT has only been 9 months for 5 days and it seems that once again his development and social abilities are changes by the hour again. I also think this is another reason our sleep patterns have been affected. His lil mind is processing more and more and producing more and more skills. I feel the anxiety creeping in. I felt this way back when he was 6 months also. The anxiety won't last long but it seems like Just when I get things figured out, It's time to change it up on me again. I think the anxiety increases when our sleep decreases also.
  • We did manage a boat stroll yesterday. It was so nice to get out in the open air and be on the water. DSC_0057
  • He wasn't a huge fan of the life jacket at first but as the ride progressed he became accustom to it.

15 comments:

Jen said...

I am so not looking forward to the cord problem. Our house is all cords. And floor lamps.

I hope the madness settles down soon.

Courtney said...

Oh goodness. 9 months will be here before I know it, and I am taking some serious notes from your posts.

*Love that little sun hat!

Elizabeth said...

Oh man I soooo feel your pain! I'm wondering if V might have an ear infection too. But wow you have a lot on your plate. Yes, 9 months is tough. Hope it clicks into a new groove for you soon.

And yep, I'm in the same boat with the floor lamps! Among other things!

seussgirl said...

Ah yes - we also have the cord fascination and instant interest in our house. If there's a cord in the room, they'll find it. Most fun was when N put the end of the monitor cord in his mouth and it shocked his tongue. He made a funny face and then continued to do it! (Don't worry, Daddy tested it, it wasn't strong enough to hurt!)

Photogrl said...

No sleep makes it really hard to deal with anything!

I hope MT starts feeling more like himself soon.

He looks like a pretty happy baby on the boat!

ms. c said...

Poor poor MT, and poor you. The poops sound so sad...

I hear you on the not being able to keep it together. There is alot you are dealing with now, Farah, give yourself some permission to "lose it".

As for the 9 months... yes, it seemed all of a sudden at 9 months Sacha was able to DO so much, and UNDERSTAND so much. It really is an amazing time.

Hope all gets back to "normal" (what ever that is!) soon.

butterflyanla said...

What type of cloth diapers are you using? Sorry you are having a rough time of it lately. Hope the cats are o.k.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Such a cutie. Yes, I'm dreading 9 months. To be honest, I'm dreading 8 months as I've heard it brings another sleep regression with it. I shutter to think of how much more regressed we can get at this point. **sigh**

Thinking of you and praying that MT's ear infection heals quickly along with his other ailments (poor little guy) and that you ALL get some sleep soon! ((HUGS))

Jen said...

Oh Farah! First that is a gorgeous picture, I feel like I could jump right in. What kind of camera do you have? Second, you know I know about the change factor. The crawling, teething and baby changes, and for you the sickness at the same time is A LOT to handle. Hang in there, soon there will be more changes with the walking. And oh, do I hear you on the cords! It's N's favorite activity... looking for cords. And I have heard that at 9 months babies immunity from their moms runs out. It is very common for sickness to really kick in around 9 mo. I'm keeping you in my thoughts, I hope tomorrow's better.

Adriane said...

Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate right now. I have heard there are lots of changes at 9 mos. The ear infection/rash sounds terrible. :-( Hope things improve very very soon!!!

T-Mommy said...

Our daughter had an awful diaper rash, that went from bad to worse and what really made the trick was a cream called Bep@nthen from B@yer. It worked wonders.

christina(apronstrings) said...

oh you poor thing. no sleep will drive you nutty. which is too bad-b/c that jsut makes you less able to cope. sigh. wish i could come over and give you a break--surely, 10 months is better??

Amanda said...

I'm soooo taking notes. Lots and lots of notes.

He looks so cute in his boating gear!

AJ's mommy said...

So 9 months is something to look forward to eh?

I LOVE his boat picture. He is just way cute!

Thanks for the info on the bumper pads!

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

How do you manage everything and even post WITH A PIC???? I need some of what you have!

MT....my little booger!