Today is the last day of administering my son’s medicine that was prescribed by the doctor for his Strep Throat. I feel so relieved, that soon it will be over. One more take tonight, and that’s it, no more fighting with my little one, no more crying, and no more wiggling and screaming. It hurts me so much to see him crying. He doesn’t like the taste of the medicine, even though its tasty. Its so hard to get it down in his throat, because he fight me with all his might and he spit it out. But I have no choice but to give it to him or else his throat will not get better. Believe me, I tried a lot of ways to give it to him, like mixing it with other stuff, but it didn’t worked. He knows that its medicine, because he can smell it. Oh well, tonight is the last night, one more night to go, then we’re done. Happy mommy me and happy baby =)
it was predicted that it will rain yesterday, but it didnt, so now its pouring like cats and dogs outside. Kids had been trying to entertain themselves, by watching TV, drawing and reading, while mommy cleaned the whole house and afterward downloaded a movie for the kids to watch. I hope it will stop raining soon, so we can play outside… Anyhow, I better blog later and watch the movie that I downloaded for the kids.
I am so happy that finally this blog is now using WordPress as its platform. Thanks to Mommy Ruby of SAHM-Hosting.com for migrating it from blogger.com. Hopefully I could make use out of it in the future and earn extra income for my kids future.
You might be wondering why it look different, and why I changed my theme? I got so tired of looking at the old one. I find it so boring and doesn’t excite me anymore. So I got this simple theme from http://www.templatelite.com/themes/, that I really like, because its clean looking, and visitor friendly. I don’t want to have so many widgets, or too many colors that will destruct my readers, and get lost in my blog and cant find my recent post.
This theme is just perfect, it represents how simple our life is here in the East Coast and hopefully I can able to update it always.
Its been a long long time, since I wrote something here. Life is pretty tough lately specially with my 2year old son Clayton, who is so terrible and handful! He keep me busy all the time, cleaning his mess, and following him anywhere where he wants me. Right now, as I am typing these words, he is grabbing my arm, wanting me to go with him in the living room and sit beside him while he play. I could never have a time alone except if he is snoozing in the afternoon which seldom happens.
This past few days, he was not feeling well. He had colds, runny nose, a little bit of cough and an on and off High fever. I was so stressed out and tired from all those sleepless nights when he had that high fever at night. I was trying to bring down his fever by wiping a damp cloth all over his body and checking his temperature from time to time.
The first night when he had the fever, his temperature went up to 102.6F, which Im not so worried about because after I gave him a Fever Reducer, it went down to 100 and he fell asleep soundly. Then in the morning he was feeling okay and lively again. But then on that night, his temperature went up again and this time it was 103.8, that got me so worried. He was so hot, uneasy and was breathing heavily. I was ready to take him to the ER, but then his temperature went down to 101 after I gave him medicine and after I wiped his body with a damp cloth. Then I decided to call our family Physician the next day, hoping they have an available time for my little guy. Sad to say when I call them, their office were closed. They are close on Thursday. Of all days.. it was Thursday. Bummer. so I called the Pediatrician in Carroll Children Center. They gave us an appointment right away. They checked his temperature and to my surprised it was 96 something. They also test him for rapid strep because his throat was full of sores. The result of their test was Negative, so they asked for additional test, blood works and xray for pneumonia which is negative. The bloodworks, I dont know the result yet. Maybe this Monday I will find out. Since their result of the rapid test was Negative, they didnt prescribed us with antibiotics. The doctor said that I will just continue giving him Fever Reducer and wait for the result of the blood works. It was a very tiring day specially for my little one. We were so exhausted after all the errands because we need to go to other places for the blood work and Xray. When we got home, CLaytons temperature went up again. And during the middle of the night, his temperature went up to 104.3! This got me so worried. I was wondering how can he be this hot, when I touched him he was not that hot. Anyhow, we rushed him to the ER, and when we got there, he was running around playing in the kids corner. Wow! I was like.. didnt he just had a temperature of 104? Now Im really concerned, something is really the matter with my little guy. He must have an infection somewhere. Good thing the ER was not that crowded but it took us a long time for the doctor to see us. They did a Rapid Strep test and the result came out POSITIVE. He has Strep Throat. I wonder how that happen? ANd how could the pediatrician missed it? Glad that we run him in the ER that night,or it might get worst. This time they gave us an antibiotics for him to take and an Ibuprofen to help ease his throat. whew! Hubby, JJ and I were so tired. We got home around 4am already. My little guy finally fell asleep heavenly. And JJ my eldest missed school yesterday due to lacked of sleep.
Yesterday morning, my little guy was not eating much, I thought its probably his throat is hurting, making it hard to swallow anything. I gave him antibiotics, after he had a few takes of breakfast. He didnt liked the taste, so I have to fight him to get it in. I so hate to see him crying, but he really need to take his medicine. It sure is tough because he is very strong and he fight me! lol.
Anyhow, after I gave him antibiotics, he is starting to feel better. He got no fever anymore, and he looks much better now than the other day. Thank God! I feel so relieved and happy that my little guy is back to normal again. He is eating and drinking his milk again. Finally I can relax and fall asleep soundly tonight. It sure is tough being a mommy ha?
Fall season is one of my favorite season of the year second to Spring. It never stop to amaze me on how the color of the leaves change, the falling of leaves, the chilly feeling as the temperature drops down slowly, and the time change. I am so loving all these changes specially when the sun start to set cause its like the world is on fire, the color is so vibrant, you would be awed with such admiration.
Also, there are flowers that blooms in Fall and one of my favorite are the Mums. There are lots of different kinds of Mums, yellow, orange, white, purple and more! They are so pretty and they change colors too after bloom. Our Vine roses are blooming too and this wild plant that I thought is so ugly bloomed such a pretty flower. Also funguses are appearing everywhere on our yard. There’s this fungus that is so humongous, I never seen such a huge mushroom before. It appears after that rain a couple of days ago and its size doubles if it rains. Ive read that it is edible.. but I wont dare to eat it and we are not that fan of mushrooms anyway. lol
ANyhow, here are some photos that I took this morning while I was strolling with my kids along our yard. The little ones had fun exploring, while I had fun capturing the beauty of nature in my digital camera. =)
T.G.I.F.! its very nice outside, the weather is perfect, sun is up, and not so chilly. I was thinking it would be nice to go for a walk or a jog around our neighborhood with Clayton, while JJ is still in school. But I’ve noticed that the living room was very quite, I took a peak and found the little guy with his shoes on, fast asleep on the floor. I carried him to the couch and watched him for a couple of minutes as he sleeps. I cant help to shed a tear and hold him so tight. He is soft and smells so nice. All of a sudden I became so emotional, memories from the past rushed in, all the sacrifices that I made last winter, the accidents, and all the misunderstandings, fights, arguments, words that are not supposed to be spoken just all came in like a huge wave. I found myself staring at space, I shake myself and wonder where all that sudden rush come from. I also made me wonder why all these things happened? If its for a reason.. then what is that reason? I dont think Im a bad person, am I? It seems like I dont deserved to be happy cause if things are getting better, something bad happens, something always comes up that would try to crushed us down. This made me feel so unlucky and stuck, stuck on the chair that im sitting at. lol. I wish things were a little different. I wish that bad things doesnt come all at ones. I wish that hubby doesnt need to work so hard. I wish that I got a job so I can help hubby and so that people wont say anything about me of having so much stuff already which is False. I wish that all my worries would disappear. I wish that we got a nice living room with complete furnitures (lol). I wish I dont have to clean and wash dishes all the time. I wish that Jubal doesnt shed so much hair coz its such a pain. I wish that all the bugs in the house would disappear. lol. they’re biting the heck out of me!
Well! I hope somebody hears all my wishes and grant them. lol. ha! i feel much better now. It must be my hormones doing some somersaults coz Im almost in my monthly period. Good thing I got this blog to shout out it all. =) as I said earlier. TGIF!
I had been so anxious everyday, wondering when my tomatoes would be ready for picking. And this morning, I was able to picked a few. The 2 all red ones had been picked a few days ago, I just let it sit in the cabinet for a couple of days, and now its all red and ready to eat. =)
I was wondering what Im gonna do with all these tomatoes, coz Im not really that fond of it, and I only know a few recipes to do with it. I planted it last Spring season, just to have something to do while hubby was still away. I wish I know how to make ginamos but only me would eat it and Im afraid I might gain extra pounds. Anyway.. I could give some of it to my MIL, Im sure she will be happy to have some. =)
Just by looking at them so behave and getting along so well, makes me forget all my troubles in life. It makes me so happy to see them like this, sharing stuff, playing, laughing , watching together and hugging each other. Their smiles and laughter are so priceless that you can’t buy them anywhere in this world. They are such very good kids. They get easily contented on whatever you will give them, you can barely hear any complains from them. How I wish to be a child again, to be worry free, care free, just play all day and wait for mommy to get me. =)
Life is surely tough for this mommy, but I know I can make it. God is always with me, He blessed me with such beautiful kids to make life a bit easy.=)
Is having early breakfast, a cup of coffee and egg/bacon/cheese sandwich that I made. These sure starts my day great. For me, nothing can beat a cup of coffee in the morning my day wont be complete without it.
Its only 7:30am but the sun is almost up shining on our haven. Its gonna be another beautiful day and perfect to walk around and pick up some fallen branches and twigs that cause by the last storm. It would be fun for the kids specially JJ. hehehe.. he Loves to pick up those stuff and put it in a bin, to him its a play thing. =)
anyhow.. i better finish my coffee and sandwich before it turns cold on me.
Hope y’ all have a very nice day!!