Sean is 213 weeks old today.
Today, Quentin and I had a visitor, one of his friends (and his mom too, of course).
It was nice to have a friend over. Both boys slept for most of the visit. We did catch them awake for a bit just before they headed home, so we grabbed a few photos.
Today I was in much better spirits. I'm still a bit nervous about the unknown with Quentin having Laryngomalacia. I'm marking down every feeding he does, and how much he drinks. I'm marking down anything else that strikes me as not normal. Quentin had an "episode" (I'll call it that) today, where his face turned bright red, and he was making this weird face and he gasped for air. It freaked this shit out of me. Quentin's friend was over and luckily (just in case) his mom knows CPR (she's a teacher). I said if this episode happens again, I'm taking him to the hospital. Today's episode lasted a few minutes where he kept gasping. Then, formula came out of his nose. I suctioned it out, and he was fine. But I was really freaked out. I'm hoping it doesn't happen again. I'm keeping a close eye on him. I'm even sleeping on his floor of his room, on a futon mattress at night.
I spent most of the rest of the day calling pediatricians offices. I learned on Thursday at our doctor's office that our doctor will be taking a sabbatical leave. This is on top of our clinic closing and her moving to another clinic (a little bit further away). This is after she just came back from a one year maternity leave. I need a doctor for the kids. So I called and called. I got no where. No one is taking new patient. I even tried playing the newborn card. Doesn't work so well if it's your 3rd kid even if they were taking on new patients, it has to be your first newborn. Dang. (I wasn't going to lie, that's not cool). Then, tonight, when Jamie got home, I asked him who his doctor as a child was, because I got a name of a doctor near his childhood home. When I tell him the name, he laughs. No, it wasn't his pediatrician, but his best friend (who actually was over tonight), his mom is that doctor's secretary. Jamie's best friend is looking into it, and is seeing if he can get his mom to get us in there. I'll know more tomorrow. Honestly... it's really about who you know. (I did name drop on a lot of the phone calls today, but it didn't really help me at all, unfortunately).
I didn't "check-in" on Friday for my diet, since I was at the hospital with Quentin. For spending a few days "out of my element" and eating hospital cafeteria food, I managed to actually lose half a pound. I'm now down 12 and a half pounds since January 1st. I'm very happy with my progress so far. And I long for spring when I can go for walks to the park, and get more exercise, outdoors. I'm sick of the cold weather.
Today's Link Love:|
- Today I made this banana bread recipe. I made one plain and one with chocolate chips (for the kids). I've been cooking lately, but I can't remember the last time I baked. It felt good.
10 Free Pampers Gifts to Grow points: Pampers4momjfm1.
- I'm involved in a Blog Tour for author Leah Ingram. The details are on her blog here. She'll be vising my blog with a Q&A on Monday, February 21st for her new book.
- Love this jewelry holder.