Too many thoughts

Too many thoughts… all jumbled in my brain…

  • Nadia’s tube surgery went well. They drained for a few days as expected and haven’t again since. Yesterday our pediatrician said her ears looked great.
  • Eric’s schedule is still messed up due to Memorial Day. He was on-call two weeks ago, and this week as well. Last week was a commute week, and he was only home one night before 10pm. Parenting alone, going on three weeks straight, especially with sick kids, is really hard on me.
  • Nadia has hand, foot, and mouth. She started with a fever on Sunday, which I originally thought was probably something with her ears. But no. Monday she woke up with one blister on her thumb. Pediatrician said there are sores in her throat, but honestly, I still don’t see many more true blisters on her body. I see lots of tiny red bumps, but that’s all.

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  • Nadia did not sleep last night, and isn’t very interested in eating or drinking.
  • I’m exhausted. I had no energy to get Nora ready for school today, so they are both home with me. I’m sort of waiting for Nora to start with the fever.
  • I finally got Nadia to sleep, Nora is currently having popsicles for breakfast and watching Barbie on the iPad. Yeah, I’m feeling like mom of the year right now.
  • I’m attempting to deal with our many piles of laundry. Why is something as simple as laundry so difficult when you’re home alone with two toddlers?
  • Our favorite baby-sitter from Cedar Falls is getting married this weekend. The ceremony is outside, the reception inside, I believe. Both are about three hours from our home. I’ve been planning for a while. A hotel is booked for two nights, Kona is set up for boarding. I even spent a lot of time deciding on cute dresses for the girls and I.
  • Do I cancel now? Wait until the last-minute to see if Nadia is better?
  • Kona keeps digging. I’m so sick of cleaning up her paws everytime I put her outside.
  • Nadia is up already… more later. Maybe.

7 thoughts on “Too many thoughts

    1. I guess my main concern is… Nora could still be contagious even if she doesn’t have a fever this weekend… I’d feel just awful if we got someone at the wedding sick…

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    1. But Nora could be really contagious if she is going to get it. You’re most contagious before you get the fever, which is still possibly coming for Nora 😦

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  1. My daughter and I both just got over Hand, foot, and Mouth. I really hope you and Nora don’t catch it! When we took Adeline to Urgent Care they told us she would be contagious until the spots went away, which was about a week for both of us. I hope you get to make it to the wedding!

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