Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Advice please

The time is nearing when I am going to have to get rid of Cadens suckies. Its just another one of those things that to me, needs to happen before a child is 2. Along with sleeping in a bed and potty training. But, I need your help. How did you get rid of your childrens suckies? Is there a quick, less painful way of doing it? I've got a little head start because when Caden was around 1, I started allowing him to have the suckies for nap time and bed time only. Other than that, they sit on a shelf in his room, waiting for the next 'sleep' period to come around. He's also very attached to it. He gets really excited about being able to have his suckie for nap time and bed time. It gets him to his bed without problem. On the other hand, I've also shot myself in the foot. You see, Caden was never really attached to a blanket or stuffed animal. He needs to have a second suckie, that he holds in his hand. So not only am I getting rid of the one in his mouth, I'm also taking away his comfort item. Ahhhhh!!!! Please, I'll take any advice I can.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Motivation 101:

I need help. I have no motivation. How do you find it? It’s not because I’m pregnant, cause this has been an issue for much longer than that. I am just the kind of person who can sit and do nothing for hours, and not really even feel bad. What I’m speaking of mainly, is cleaning my house, and doing paper work for Rob’s business. I hate cleaning my house and I put it off and off until I know it has to be done. It never takes me very long to vacuum, or clean the bathroom, or mop the floor, but why do I dread it so much. I’ll make up any excuse I can to not do it and I really don’t care either. Most people I know clean their house once a week. Not me. If my floor hasn’t been vacuumed in 2 weeks…oh well. I’ll get to it eventually. I didn’t grow up this way either. My mom has always kept a very clean house. As a kid, we always had our Saturday chores that we had to do, in addition to doing the dishes, keeping our rooms clean (which I didn’t), and other things. Its not that I don’t want a clean house, cause I do. I know a part of it is that my house is pretty small, and very full. I hate clutter and yet there is always something, everywhere. For example, we built a shelf for our microwave to get it off the dishwasher so that I would have that space for cooking etc. Well, since the day it was moved, there has been nothing but a collection of papers on it, among other things. I’ve already gotten rid of any piece of furniture I can to make more room where I can. I’m also a big pack rat, which I have worked on big time in the last few years. I barely keep anything anymore because I know I don’t have room for it. I go through my kitchen cupboards and if I haven’t used it for a few months, it gets moved out. I’ve stopped being in the mind frame that ‘someday I might need it, and then I’ll be glad I have it’. My new motto is ‘if and when I need it, I’ll buy it’.
I have it in the back of my head that once we build our new house, it’ll all be different. I’ll have more space and I’ll want to keep my new house clean. I really truly believe this to be true. I just really don’t like the house I live in now, and therefore don’t really care how it looks. It’s horrible. How can I fix this?
Rob started his own business a few months ago. I need to get the books in order, to make it easier when it comes time to do the GST and PST returns every month. But I haven’t done it. And I know that the longer I wait, the messier it’ll be and the longer it’ll take me. It would be so much simpler if I had it all at home to work on when I wanted. But it’s all in his office, which means I need to find a sitter for Caden, and go there just to do that. I’m gonna have to get in gear. With summer coming, I know I’ll want to spend as little time as possible doing paper work. But where’s the motivation. Grrrr. Does anyone else have a problem like I do? I would just so much rather do nothing. In the last few weeks I will nap during one of Cadens nap because I’ve been exhausted. Then during the other one I like to read, or watch t.v. or do anything but clean the house. I need to give myself a kick in the pants and get on it.
Oh to have a maid and a secretary for my husband.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This and that

Wow, it sure has been awhile. First of all, I want to thank everyone for the well wishes on my last post. We are very excited. I'm feeling ok for the most part, other than being nauseous most of the time. But, its getting better. With Caden, once I was 2 1/2 months, it stopped. It seems to be heading in that direction again this time. I'm very thankful for that.
We've been keeping pretty busy. We had a great Easter weekend. Spending time with both our families was nice.
My cousin Ann Peters passed away on Saturday. Her funeral was yesterday. She's been battling cancer for the last 5 years so for her its a blessing to finally be home with Jesus. However, her husband and 3 kids will have a hard time seeing that I think. She was only 38, leaving behind an 8, 10 and 12 year old. My heart hurts for those kids. I can't imagine what they will go through in the next while.
Been enjoying the gorgeous weather. Caden can't get enough of being outside. I'm itchin to do yard work. I may change my mind once I get into it.
I'll leave you with some pictures

This is the infection on Cadens finger. Super gross, I know. But its almost all healed up now. He had his last treatment last Thursday evening. So glad thats over.
His little hand with the iv and splint

He's re-discovered my red high heels. Don't they go so well with pjs, socks and a toque?

No big deal, just reading up on 4 wheelers while on the toilet. Can you guess where he gets this from :-)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Where have I been???

In the hospital, thats where. Here's the story.
Saturday morning, I noticed Cadens middle finger was super swollen and had tons of little blisters on it. Looked like a giant cold sore. So, I phone health links, and they suggest I take him in. Off to the ER we go. Doctor says its a skin infection, probably caused by a tiny cut on his finger getting infected. He prescribes ammoxicilan. Home we go.
Well, Monday morning, this little finger was so gross, and his hand was so swollen and red. Off to urgent care. Doctor takes a look, asks me what kinda meds he's. He then told me they were the wrong ones. They never would have helped, cause ammoxicilan isn't meant for skin infections. Thanks alot Dr. Jackson. Dr. Van Niekerk prescribes Cloxicilan. And drew a black line around the red on Cadens hand. Told me if it spread at all, to come right back in.
Tuesday morning, redness has spread. Back to urgent care where Dr. Basson sends us right to the ER for intravenous antibiotics. After waiting for an hour, they took Caden in (with me waiting in the waiting room) to put in his needle/iv. Then they called me back in to sit with him while he was hooked up to the drugs. Took about a half hour. They tell me I need to come back every 8 hours.
So, back at 6:30pm and again at 2:30am. The night nurse tells me I'm ridiculous for agreeing to bring my 2 year old in to the hospital in the middle of the night. That she has a 2 year old and there is no way she'd come in the middle of the night. She changes the schedule. Oh and I should mention that even though Caden was up for 2 hours in the middle of the night, he was still up at 6:50 in the morning ready for the day. Ahhhhh, I was so exhausted.
Wednesday in at 9:00am, 3:00pm and 11:00pm. Spent an hour waiting at the 3:00 one. Can't you have it ready for us??? You know we're coming. Then the treatment took an hour also. All with a tired, hungry, bored 2 year old.
Had a great nurse at 11. Sped things up. We were in and out in 45 minutes. The finger is getting better, although the growth is still pretty huge. I asked to see a doctor. Not once, until the 6th treatment had a nurse or doctor so much as looked at his finger to see the progress. Dr. Persson comes in. Suggests that we come at 8:00am and 3:00pm the next day and then have a doctor look at it again.
Oh and did I mention that on average, we are at the hospital for at least 1 1/2 hours. The treatment takes anywhere from 25minutes to 45 minutes, depending on how the nurse sets it.
This morning, in for treatment #7. Great nurse. Set it pretty quick again. In and out in an hour. Dropped Caden off at the sitters. I'm at work till 3:00 when I pick him up for what will hopefully be the last one. WOW AM I TIRED!!!! I've met almost all the nurses the ER can possibly have I think. After 7 treatments, not once have I had the same nurse, and sometimes 2 in one sitting. Crazy.
I'll post a pick of his hand soon.
Poor guy has the needle in his left hand, wrapped up in a splint. But wow has he been amazing. Plays, sleeps, eats all like normal. Anyway, any prayers for this little guy would be greatly appreciated. We're in the home stretch now (I hope).

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Welcome Jude Alexander

Well, 1 week late, Jude Alexander Boschmann made his grand entrance. Born on March 30, weighing 7lbs 14oz. Congrats Erin and Gabe on a beautiful baby boy.