Oh, this silly little girl. I swear, she just gets cuter, sweeter and funnier every single day. Such a little blessing!
Last Sunday night we got a TON of snow (about 7 inches, which is a lot for the Seattle area). School was canceled on Monday so we had a snow day. When Kressa saw the snow, she exclaimed "Santa's coming!" They played for a bit, but Kressa mostly complained about not being able to walk in it. Decker was very excited to shovel it until he realized what hard work it is. It was pretty while it lasted, but since nobody around here can drive in the snow, I was relieved that it melted quickly.
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Ugh. It has been another looong week. I've been on antibiotics now for a week and although I am feeling better, I still feel pretty sick. The main symptoms that are sticking around are lots of thick phlegm, a nasty cough and overall, just feeling tired. I went back to the doctor yesterday because it has been almost two weeks since I first got sick. He told me the symptoms can hang around for quite awhile and prescribed me some codeine cough syrup.
It has been a challenge trying to keep up with work while not feeling well. I feel like I have unanswered emails and calls running out of my ears! And of course, I don't feel like doing anything related to the house, so feel like the house is a mess too. (I.e, Christmas tree is still up.)
Thankfully, Kressa is healthy again. I actually feel pretty good today, as far my congestion goes, but I am just TIRED! Scott has the kids all weekend, so I'm hoping I can get rested up and maybe do a few things around the house later.
Kressa will not eat the skin of apples, so she eats each slice like a mini piece of watermelon.
I got Shiloh this doggy bed for my office because there's no carpet in there. I've realized now that it's a bit cruel when I am working and look over to see her snoozing away.
Scott and I have been trying to give Decker more responsibility lately. He loves helping me cook and on this day, we were making spaghetti while Kressa napped.
Sickness update. I continued to feel horrible all week and then yesterday, I woke up having some sinus pain, which made me suspect that I had a sinus infection. Plus, my cough was still horrible. I went into urgent care on Friday afternoon, and amazingly, I got right in. (I was worrying about going over the weekend, because I figured it would be packed.) The doctor prescribed me some antibiotics. I'm still not feeling great, but at least my cough has died down a little. I hope the antibiotics kick in soon!
Once Kressa's fever went away, she still continued to have a pretty bad cough. The worst time was at night, when she would wake up crying, gagging and sometimes, throwing up. (She threw up a little bit last night.) This morning, I decided to take her to the doctor and he said he could hear mucus in her lungs, so he prescribed antibiotics and a couple of different medicines to use in her nebulizer. So, hopefully, she will be at 100% soon too!
Decker has not gotten sick, but that doesn't surprise me too much since that kid has the strongest immune system I've ever seen.
I guess the bright spot was the kids "practicing" before we headed to Kressa's doctor appointment.
A couple of weeks ago, Decker mentioned something to me about a tooth behind his other teeth. At the time, I was preoccupied and didn't really understand what he meant. Fast forward to a week ago when he opened his mouth and I saw that his new bottom tooth had already come in behind his baby teeth! Of course, I immediately hopped on Google and read that this is fairly common and the best thing to do is have the child try to wiggle the baby tooth and see if it will come out.
The tooth was pretty loose, so I told Decker to keep wiggling it and if it didn't come out, we'd have to take him to the dentist to get it pulled. He really didn't want to go to the dentist, but as the week went on, it still hadn't fallen out, so I was planning on calling the dentist on Tuesday. Last night, I took a look and realized it had basically come out, but was just sitting in the space still. I think we were both relieved it came out on its own! Unfortunately, with being sick this week, I was not prepared at all to act as "tooth fairy," so I had to tell Decker that it was too late and that the tooth fairy had already left with all of the money for all the kids. Instead, she would visit him the next night. Luckily, he was fine with that answer.
This is really the first tooth he's truly lost. Even though his top tooth came out, that was a result of it being hit. The new tooth is yet to make an appearance on the top.