Saturday, December 10, 2011

Whine, Gripe, and "Poor Me."

This has been an awful week.  Here's why:

1. Food poisoning.  I promise I will NEVER eat another stuffed mushroom.  EVER!! 

2. Because I was sick, EJ and I were in  our pajamas (the same ones) for 2 1/2 days. 

3.  I am losing my hair. A lot.

4.  EJ was super fussy the whole time I was sick.

5.  Yesterday morning as I was bathing EJ, I noticed that her toe was bright red and SUPER swollen.  It was at least twice the size it should have been. When I looked closer I saw one of my hairs (see #3) wrapped around her toe so tight that it had cut off the circulation, (now #4 makes sense!) but it was so swollen I couldn't actually get to the hair.   I FREAKED OUT and screamed for DH, who, luckily was able to get the hair off.  I took her to the Dr. to get it checked out and it was fine. However, I did find out that...

6.  Miss E has dropped between the 10th and 25th percentile for weight.  (Which explains why almost everyone comments that she is "so tiiiny")  She will be 4 months old on Christmas Eve and she is only 10lbs. 13 oz.  And that was with a wet diaper. :(  The doc wasn't concerned because she acts perfectly happy and looks healthy (just small), and is freakishly strong... but it didn't make me feel any better.

7.  After the Dr. appt. I threw out my back trying to lift some laundry.  I can't stand, walk, or lay on my back, and can only sit for super short periods of time.  It takes an act of Congress to roll from one side to the other because I can barely move my legs or hips.  Basically - I'm screwed.  Oh yeah, and I have a 3 1/2 month old baby that I can't lift without excruciating pain and my legs giving out on me, who doesn't allow anyone to soothe her but me.  (Did I mention she has a sore toe?)

Throw in my first PP period, finals week, and a family feud and that rounds out the top 10 reasons my week sucks. 

Stay tuned for the next few days when I must find a way to miraculously heal in time for the photo sessions I have booked Sunday, Monday, and Friday.  Monday's session includes 27 mini sessions.   All kids.



One Day said...

Oh my goodness. Wow- that's for sure a rough for the books. I hope it gets exponentially better NOW...or like 5 minutes ago.

Poor little EJ toe. I read about the dangers of the wrapped hair and I've been super paranoid about it...but I have yet to figure out how to completely unwrap a baby that I'm trying to get to sleep when he or she is totally swaddled and fussy, just to check to see if there are any hairs wrapped around anything. Hmmm. Dilemma.

Thinking of you! I hope your back miraculously heals immediately and everything turns around quickly.

Annie said...

Poor little EJ! Maybe part of the low weight is because she was distressed about the toe and maybe a little sick, too?

Hopefully everything will work itself out in plenty of time for Christmas because this year can't help but be wonderful with a sweet new baby under the tree!