A friend of Husband's has a little girl who was born with hydrocephalus (I don't have an exact definition, but, it has to do with fluid, causing swelling, around the brain) and developmental delays. She was taken to the emergency room Monday night because she was non responsive and her eyes were bloodshot and very dry. When they first got to the hospital they could not get an IV started so they went to plan b. That involved drilling into a bone to get marrow (new procedure evidently). And that, also, did not work. From there she was flown to Riley's and was immediately put on a ventilator because she couldn't breathe on her own (and actually stopped breathing on the way down there). The doctors think that she has/had a UTI that spread through her body and caused a blood infection. She is going to be on a ventilator for a while and was given blood today because she has been throwing it up. And they were going to do a lumbar puncture today to make sure her shunt hasn't become infected. If it is that will mean another surgery to replace it. She is a little over a year old and has already gone through so much. Please pray for her and her family that they GET THROUGH THIS. They need as much support as they can get right now.
So in my last post I forgot to tell you about the great potty seat mishap of 2009. I was in the back bathroom cleaning when I hear Noodle yell, "Mom, I need help!". So I head to the front bathroom where I see that the door is closed. Naturally, I think that is why she needs help; because she can't get out. But, I did not expect to see what I did. When I first saw her I started laughing so hard I cried. Then I tried to get the seat off and it would not come off. That was when the tears started for her. So I called for reinforcements (a.k.a. Grammy). And the whole time we're waiting for her to get to my house Noodle just cried, "Grammy help me, where's gramma?". I sound like a terrible Mom, but, I could not stop laughing the whole time this went on. So Mom finally gets to my house and scopes out the situation. She's tries to pull the seat up like I did and it still didn't work (imagine that). After a few different attempts, Mom has her tilt her head back and stretch her neck like a giraffe and voile! After that I called Husband and Noodle told him the whole, long story. It was quite entertaining to say the least.
Boy have we been busy! So busy that I can barely remember what has even happened. I think I mostly feel that way because husband has been working anywhere from 12 to 14 hour days (good for the checking account, bad for my sanity). So it's been the girls and me all day, everyday. My saving grace is that Noodle has officialy accepted Lizard as her buddy. They are so sweet together now. Noodle plays with her when she's in her exersaucer and keeps her company when she's just chillin' on the floor with some toys. It's been wonderful! It's made my life easier anyways. Today, especially, Noodle had Lizard laughing so hard when she was in her high chair. We were all cracking up.
Noodle has been on a big kick saying she wants to go to school. Now, she has no idea what that even means. But, she does know her favorite cousin goes to school so it must be something fantastic. When she brings it up I tell her that's great she wants to go, but, she can't wear diapers there and she has to listen to the teacher (aka, Grammy). She changes her mind very quickly once that is said. As far as potty training goes she has been wearing big girl pants but has yet to go potty on the big girl potty again. It'll happen when she's ready I suppose. When she does have to go she just tells me she wants her diaper back on. So atleast she knows when she has to go. It's a start anyways.
Lizard has been such a blessing to us. She has the biggest, happiest smile you've ever seen on a baby. I started vegetables and cereal with her a couple weeks ago and she loves them! It's so fun to see her personality develop these days. Being home with her full time I get to see so much. I worked part time with Noodle because, financially, it was a necessity. So being home this time around I cherish it sooo much more.
The only other exciting news is my new kitchen floor was put in this past Tuesday. Husband has a friend who has redone his entire house from top to bottom all by himself. And he was wonderful enough to help us out (i love husband but he's not very handy). He's going to come back on Monday and put up the baseboards. It will be nice to get my kitchen table and chairs out of my living room! That pretty much sums up our last couple of weeks. Busy, but no complaints :)