Tuesday, February 08, 2011

2.8.11 :: 10 weeks & 214 weeks old


Quentin is 10 weeks old today.


Sean is 214 weeks old today.


This morning my dad picked me up bright & early and gave Quentin & myself a lift to the Montreal Children's Hospital. We got there early, but had to wait about an hour and a bit past our appointment time to see the doctor. We finally saw a resident (same that we saw while we were in Emergency a few weeks ago when they sent us up to ENT (Ears, Nose, Throat)). Quentin got scoped again (apparently this will happen every time we go) and my dad had to hold his hands down, while I held his head with my hands and his legs in between my thighs. It's so hard to watch him get scoped. We were sent for him to get his blood gas checked, and his levels were actually a lot better today than they were when we left the hospital. Which is good news. We now have to go back in 2 weeks from now. Depending on how each appointment goes we might have to go weekly or bi-weekly to the hospital to see this doctor. Fun. We'll be going until things change and he requires surgery, or until he outgrows his Laryngomalacia. Could be 1-2 years, could be 4-5 years. This many visits, is going to be fun. Not looking forward to it. Especially if our appointments are always late (like it was today). At least I'd get a lot of knitting or reading done while waiting - but still. I could bitch and say that going downtown so often is a) expensive on gas, b) expensive on paying for parking and even though I know it's necessary for Quentin to be followed, it's too bad that there isn't somewhere closer to home that he could get monitored, but alas, if you're going to be anywhere, it's great to be at the Montreal Children's Hospital. And I have to count my blessings and I know that this is just temporary and worst things in the world could have been.


I did start a new project while waiting for our appointment.


This afternoon (after spending way more time than expected at the hospital this morning), I set up Quentin in a bounce chair and set out time to use the treadmill. Day 2.


For the first 10 minutes I played some games on my internet tablet.


Then, I decided that I would try taking knitting to the next level. Knitting on the treadmill. I was able to do it - while breaking a sweat! I continued working on Wyatt. Such a quick knit so far - hopefully I can finish it soon. What's great is that the pattern goes up to sizes 5/6T so I plan to knit one for Sean and one for Mack. It'll be so cute. Too bad I don't have all the same color for all 3 sweaters. Though, variety will be nice too.

After working out on the treadmill, I was able have some time to take a nice long hot bath and read more in a book I'm currently reading. I started this book just before Quentin was born, but since then, I haven't picked up any book, let alone this one. I'm about 85 pages into the book. So far, I'm really enjoying it. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it soon.

Today’s Link Love:
- This neat portrait.
- 5 Huggies Enjoy the Ride Reward Points: BKHBN-FHRGW-JMPGB
- Love this baby wipe container make-over tutorial.


Caroline said...

Wow, that's a lot of appointments! I hope you'll at least get some good knitting time out of it.

Tara said...

I hear ya on the hospital visits! I'm at Ste-Justine once a week with Émilie. But it's worth it in the end, right?

Tara said...

Yeah, I'm at Ste-Justine with Émilie once a week. What we won't do for our kids, eh? Way to step up your workouts, btw!

Maureen said...

I have never been able to combine exercise and knitting. I've tried, it's just not for me. Kudos to you for achieving it!

And hang in there with Q - hopefully he'll out grow this sooner rather than later. Love the picture of him touching mama's face. :)

sapphireblue said...

I understand. I read slowly before Ben was born. Now I just read little snippets before falling asleep. I'm reading a Thousand Splendid Suns.

Amelah said...

Its a pain, i know first hand, running into town weekly to see a doctor.

Ha ha cute portrait picture! Love it.

I have a funny book for you to read once i am done, if you have not already read it - My Horizontal life! Freaking HILARIOUS!

Wow, talk about multitasking!! Good for you knitting on the treadmill!

Kathleen said...

Ugh, I'm sorry you'll have to be visiting the doctor so much. Poor little guy (and mama too!). At least you have your knitting!

Bea said...

I'm glad Quentin is doing well, but sad you and he will have so many doctors appointments for it. Love your idea to knit on the treadmill. I have my e-reader for my elliptical in the morning.

g-girl said...

wow, you were able to knit while on the treadmill? awesome. well, i understand what a pain it will be to have these appts every couple of weeks but you do what you must to ensure the health of your loved ones. just think of it that way. :)

dawn said...

Good news on the blood gas, although it's a pain to have to travel so far so often. I'm impressed that you can knit on the treadmill...I tried knitting while on the stationary bike once and it didn't work out so well.