Thursday, January 06, 2011

1.6.11 :: 133 weeks old


Mack is 133 weeks old today.


Sean had a really rough night last night. He was delirious and not himself the entire night. He went from 101.4°F (38.5°C) fever at 3pm after nap time at daycare, to staying the same (101.3°F or 38.5°C) at bedtime to 102°F (38.8°C) at midnight, to 102.4°F (39.1°C) at 5 am, and then it slowly went down. By 10 am this morning he was down to 101.6°F (38.6°F) and by 2:30pm his fever had broken and he was at 98.1°F (36.7°C). It stayed around this temperature for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I gave him some tempra just before bed since he seemed a bit warm but I triple checked his temperature, he had none. Hoping tonight he sleeps the night. Last night, if it wasn't Sean telling me his tummy was on fire, I was giving him a cold wash cloth to put on his forehead as he was really warm. Half the night he slept in my bed with Jamie & I. And Quentin, was up a lot last night too. I think he's going through a growth spurt and just wants to eat. It was a really rough night. (Above) Sean spent all day today in my bed and watched TV. I couldn't tell you if he actually napped or not, as I actually crashed most of the day when not feeding Quentin or taking care of something Sean needed. I'm hoping I'm not wired tonight from sleeping most of the day. Sean has to stay home tomorrow again, as he has to be fever free for at least 24 hours before he can return to daycare.


I am still in shock that Quentin actually likes bath time.
Both Sean & Mackenzie screamed every bath as a newborn.
Each time I bathe Quentin, I am just amazed how different Quentin is.
(Which is obvious, because all 3 boys are different, I know).


Tonight after 2 of the 3 kids were in bed, Jamie & I watched the Habs game, which we won 2-1 in a shoot-out. After Quentin was fed, I actually got to knit for a bit on Jamie's socks. Been trying to sneak in knitting time as much as I possibly can.

This morning on CJAD (800 AM), Quentin won the Special Delivery of the Day prize. I am not sure what exactly we'll win this time, but I am curious to see what is in the prize pack. I won this same contest back in January 2007 just a few days after Sean was born, and we got a bunch of Safety First products. I am not sure why, but Mack was never entered into the contest. We all probably forgot about entering his name. (It was my in-laws who entered us both times). I made sure to set the alarm and turn on the radio this morning. It was cool hearing our names on the radio and they were really impressed with Quentin's name. I love that people love his name. We were trying to find something unique, not top 100 and not something that has been used lately. (When we were in the hospital and we told nurses/doctors the name, they all were like "Wow, great name we haven't heard that name in years." Or we heard "Oh great name, I have a friend with that name but he's 33 years old, and I haven't heard that name used since. And my friend Quentin is a great guy, so great choice!"... We had so many other names we wanted to use, but unfortunately they were already used by family, a lot of them under the age of 8, so I didn't wait two kids with the same name running around family functions.

Today I had some customer service stuff taken care of. My email from Bauer got answered, and Sean's helmet has a 1 year manufacturer's warranty, I just need to take back the helmet to the retailer we got it from. We're locating it's receipt, and will go back (with the email from Bauer, in case I have any issues) to the store where we bought it. Thank goodness I don't have to replace the helmet that is not even 3 months old, out of my own pocket. Hockey equipment ain't cheap!

I also spoke to First Years about my defective All Purpose Sterilizer. The lady on the phone told me that it's not actually burned. That some areas have certain minerals in the tap water (and we use tap water in the sterilizer (and to do our dishes, etc)) and that it's some sort of build up (she said the name of the type of build up, but I'm not remembering what she said. She told me to take 2 ounces of vinegar and 1 ounce of water, and soak the hot plate over night. I did that as soon as I got off the phone with her at lunch today, and we'll see by tomorrow morning if that worked. If not, I told her I would be calling her back.

I'm starting to think that Quentin might have his nights & days mixed up... so we'll see what tonight brings. I am wired though... from napping almost all day. Boo.


elizabeth said...

It is amazing to me that you find time to blog with all that you have going on! And take pictures! Wow.

I hope Sean is feeling better, and Little Q is so cute! I love that startle reflex!

carolyn said...

It's so rough when you've got a newborn that won't sleep at night and a sick kid on top of it! I've been through it. HANG IN THERE and sleep when you can...poor Mr. Stringbean wants to be double his weight. At this rate, he will be! :)

Seriously, though - hang in there. I'm thinking about you! Hugs!

Tracy said...

I hope Sean's fever hasn't returned, not fun, especially with an infant up all through the night.

I am constantly in awe of how you keep knitting (with babe on chest for example!)!

Quentin is just too cute, and isn't that great that he loves his baths already.

Jennifer said...

quentin reminds me so much of cooper w/ his skinniness and flailed-out arms and legs.. such cuties our lil (q)coopers are :)

ps.. sorry about the rough night. as if dealing w/ a newborn isn't rough enough, but then to have another one up.. that's just torture.

Amelah said...

Sounds like you had a rough night!!! Hope you get lots of rest to catch up!

Chicken legs! LOL He looks so different wide awake like that!!

Sorry I missed hearing your names on the radio!

g-girl said...

congrats on winning a prize on the radio! :) sounds like you have a little night owl on your hands. poor sean. i'm sure he's better by now!