Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ahhhhhhh it had to end right?

Gracie hadn't been really sick since November.  We saw the pulmonologist a couple of weeks ago and I made the comment that she's been healthy for a couple of months and what happens?  She gets nasty nose boogies and then two days later it turns into a nasty cough.  Her strep test came back iffy so we changed antibiotics and yesterday she was put on a steroid for the cough.  The steroid worked wonders (I am knocking on wood as I type this) and has lessened it so she can sleep again.  I, of course, got a nasty sinus infection that was the result of nasty inventory last week (which resulted in 5 boxes of moldy books!)  FUN!  So both of us are on meds!  Never a dull moment in our house.

Gracie's speech progress is really starting to show.  Instead of "houf" she's saying "house" but she's still saying "huppy" instead of "puppy".  I'm really proud of her hard work.  She got knocked down by her friend the other day right before I came which resulted in a bloody nose.  When I walked in to get her, I saw the blood drip down her face and onto her shirt.  I think her teacher was worried about my reaction but I also know that being on a blood thinner makes it worse than it is.  I also understand how it is with 3 year olds...very much like middle schoolers. 

We leave for Playa in a week.  So much to do in so little time. I can't wait though.  It'll be good for all of us!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Apparently, my daughter is afraid of the big bad wolf.  They read the story the other day at school and since then we have to check the car for the big bad wolf in the mornings before we go to school.  She had a wolf color page that she refused to have in the backseat with her and I ended up putting it in the recycle bin to make her feel better.  Irrational fears!  It's interesting how she's really starting to have these issues.  She is very vocal in letting me know the things she doesn't like and the things she likes.  But, the one thing I admire about her is how for the most part, she faces her fears or things she can't do head on.  She keeps doing it until she feels comfortable.  It's really amazing.  I know some adults who would rather bury their heads in the sand rather than do the "hard stuff."  I think it's probably because she doesn't know better.  I hope she'll do this for life.  It'll help her succeed. 

My lovely niece has been watching Gracie for an hour a week so I can get things done.  It has been a Godsend.  Gracie has also been healthy (knock on wood) since November.  Today we ended having to go on antibiotics for a boogery nose that was going towards infection.  We have to nip those in the bud.  I think her being healthy has relieved a lot of my stress level.  We aren't rushing from doctor to doctor.  We are just going for checkups which is so nice.

Two more weeks until Playa.  I can't wait!