She had strep – knock me over with a feather
Posted on January 28th, 2009 @ 10:53 am

Seriously, I had NO clue, she showed ZERO of the regular symptoms.

Her only symptoms were a mild cough a few days prior, and a weird rash that popped up on Sunday, which, since she had no fever or any complaints of a sore throat, we chalked up to an allergic reaction to something.  When it didn’t disappear on its own by Monday morning, I called to make an appointment with her doctor.

The doc looked at her rash, then looked in her throat and said he suspected it may be strep, since her throat looked a little irritated (no mention of  any white spots or anything like that).  That kind of blew my mind since she wasn’t exhibiting any signs of it (that I knew of, anyway), and had no fever, and hadn’t had a fever in any of the previous days…

He did a throat culture, and a few minutes later came back in and said it tested positive for strep.  Talk about suprising the heck out of me!  So he prescribed antibiotics, and said she’d be contagious until 24 hours after her first dose, which meant I’d be keeping her home again on Tuesday, too.

That has to be the strangest manifestation of strep I’ve seen yet – just a simple little mild itchy rash and a bit of a cough.

Warning – poo talk ahead!

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The Girl · The Sickies
Happy Birthday sweetie!
Posted on January 18th, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

Three years.. WOW.

It was a fun day… a bounce house (that she stayed in nearly all day), a few friends from preschool and her cousins, and a friend of mine and her daughter… cake, presents… and a late nap in the car on the way home.  It went well and she had a blast.  LOOOVED the bounce house.

And the Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl.   Awesome.

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Holidays · The Girl
Countdown to her Birthday
Posted on January 13th, 2009 @ 9:13 am

Five more days, and my baby will turn three years old.  Wow, time flies!

I invited four of her friends from school, so far one has RSVP’d, but I did give the invitations a bit late (last Wednesday), so I pretty much expected to not hear from anyone until this week.  The one child who I was hoping would come (the most out of the four), her mom RSVP’d last night, so I’m happy about that.  This little girl and one other at school are pretty much what I’d equate to the Kiddo’s best friends, particularly this girl, so I’m glad she can make it.

I’m still not sure what we’ll get her since the party itself is really starting to add up (yes I’m already thinking CEC would have been cheaper at this point, especially if I kept the nbr of kids invited to a minimum). 

If we ever have another child, I’m going to try to plan it so that the birthday doesn’t fall anywhere near Christmas!  At first I figured almost a month away would work out ok, but I’m quickly finding that it’s still quite a crunch!

Holidays · The Girl
If one says no, go ask the other
Posted on January 8th, 2009 @ 9:16 am

She’s already learning this trick, although thankfully for the most part it doesn’t work out to her advantage.  Last night I was cooking dinner, and she wanted me to open a package of Sun Chips (one of the little 100 calorie packs) – I told her no, because I was gettig dinner ready and we’d be eating soon.  She pleaded a couple more times, but I stood firm and stuck with telling her no.

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Miss Trouble · The Girl
Her upcoming 3rd Birthday Party
Posted on January 7th, 2009 @ 11:24 am

It’s quickly starting to look like Chuck E Cheese would’ve been the cheaper route, but we’re non-conformists, dang it!  Just because the other two kids had parties there, doesn’t mean we should, too.

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Holidays · The Girl
Going to another birthday party
Posted on January 3rd, 2009 @ 9:56 am

And it is again at Chuck E Cheese.  I am going to give the Kiddo some vitamins over the next few days to hopefully ward off whatever bugs are lurking at the pizza place.  I should have been gearing her up prior but I’m forgetful like that.  Bad mommy!

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Holidays · The Girl