Monday, March 21, 2011

A Bunch of Unrelated Blather

Today was a day of near misses. I left for work quite late... but for some reason there was no line of cars at my on ramp this morning, so I got to work just a little bit late. I opened my lunch bag and discovered that I'd left the cream cheese for my bagel at home... but the company brought in lunch anyway. I got caught by a train on my way to day care and then Pumpkin dawdled while we were packing up to leave, making us quite late... but then there was a strange lack of traffic on the way home, and we got home on time.

I don't know whether it was a day of good luck or bad luck. I guess we'll see how long it takes to get Petunia down and judge from that. 30 minutes or less would definitely be good luck these days. We've definitely hit the 18 month sleep regression.

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Speaking of Petunia, I promised an update on all her tests. She does not have an immune deficiency- all of those tests came back normal. Her C reactive protein test indicated an infection, and her head x-ray showed some thickening of the sinus mucosa, so the doctor diagnosed a sinus infection. She's been on augmentin for a week and a half and has been fairly healthy the entire time. She and I both caught a pretty mild cold, but she never spiked a fever from it. After she finishes the full 14 day course of antibiotics, I have to take her back in for a follow up visit, which will include another blood test to confirm that the infection is gone. I'm dreading that, but I'm overall pretty relieved by the results of all the tests.

We also heard last week that she'll start "visiting" in the next room up at day care soon. The teacher ("Ms. T") in that room is just downright awesome. When we were thinking about pulling her out of day care and getting a nanny, one of the things stopping me was the thought that she wouldn't get to be in Ms. T's class. Yes, she is that good.

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Speaking of updates, you may or may not have noticed that my blog now has its very own domain- http://www.wandering-scientist.com. (The hyphen in the URL is there because someone else has the wanderingscientist.com domain, although he is not doing anything with it.)

I set up the domain because I have some ideas for things I'd like to do on this blog that Blogger won't support. So please, go ahead and update any bookmarks, etc. But don't strain yourself hurrying to do it, because at the rate I'm going through my to do list items since going back to work, I'll probably get to the blog redesign sometime in the summer of 2015.

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And now it is time to start our nightly "why won't our baby go to sleep" ritual. Wish me luck!

7 comments:

  1. Hear ya on the "why our baby won't sleep" stuff. Last night DD screamed in our arms for what seemed like hours - and we checked her for everything... no fever, no constipation, no apparent teething... Chalking it up to the 18 month sleep regression. Kids are weird, no?

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  2. I'm glad to hear there is no immune deficiency. It's a relief to know that it's "just" another illness. Ha. I know. Just. As if. But still, it's not the big unknowable scary something else.

    Any chance Mrs. T wants to come and be your nanny? Because that? That would be the awesome.

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  3. I had a similar day yesterday - no traffic either way when it's normally packed, keeping me from running late both ways. Small blessings.

    Glad to hear Petunia's doing alright and all the tests came back normal. Hope the bedtime routine went alright last night. Monkey is starting to struggle with his sleep. He goes down once really easy most nights, but wakes up 15-30 minutes later, generally right in the middle of us finishing up or eating dinner. Then he fights to go back down. He's also struggling to go back to bed when he wakes to eat in the middle of the night. We're chocking it up to separation anxiety, and hoping it passes before too long. It's amazing how much their sleep issues can wear on the parents!

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  4. So, if anyone's wondering... Petunia went down fairly easy. But then we had one of her 2 a.m. parties. These would be so cute if I didn't have to wake up the next morning. (And that "having to wake up" isn't even really due to work- Petunia wakes up, happy as can be, at her normal time.)

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  5. I'm very glad Petunia's immune system is a-ok. And that she wakes up happy. :))

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  6. So glad to hear that Petunia doesn't have an immune deficiency! Hope she gets better soon (and stops the 2 am partying)!

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  7. Great post with lots of really good information!


    Child Care

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