Sunday, February 21, 2016


Just a few days ago, TT and Twin legally became mother and daughter, although they have spiritually been so since they met twenty months ago.  I am so happy for the two of them!!!

Friday Favorites (on Sunday): Our Crazy Week

Linking up a little late this week, because, well....

From Sunday to Thursday this past week, Elmer and/or I were at doctor's offices four out of the five days.  This week my FAVORITE is antibiotics! 

We ended the week with matching Amoxicillin prescriptions.  The Friday before, Elmer had gotten his four-month vaccinations and ran a low-grade fever on Saturday but I didn't think much about it.  Saturday night, he woke up every 3 1/2 hours, right before he was due for more Tylenol; he started pulling at his ears; and was obviously in pain.  So Sunday we went to the local peds after-hours clinic, where the doctor couldn't see his eardrums, even after irrigating them (and causing the happiest baby ever to become a screaming mess for 15 or more minutes).  So she decided to do nothing since he already had an appointment on Wednesday with the ENT.  Well, we didn't make it that far because Tuesday morning Elmer woke up with a bloody ear, which the pediatrician confirmed that morning as a ruptured eardrum (along with an infection in the other ear).  Wednesday, we went to ENT.  All the while both of us not getting much sleep.  Which led to (I'm sure) my immune system being weak, combined with germy doctor's offices three out of four days, and a trip to Urgent Care on Thursday for me with a diagnosis of strep throat. 

It's been a crazy week for us, but those antibiotics sure have made both of us feel SO much better!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Music Monday: Elmer's Lullaby

Puff the Magic Dragon

Elmer usually passes out drinking his bottle at night so I don't have to try very hard to get him to sleep, but I do sing to him when he's fighting sleep during the day.