Tuesday, July 20, 2010

201/365 July 20, 2010

Jonas tries to jump:

Monday, July 19, 2010

200/365 July 19, 2010

200/365 July 19, 2010


We spent an hour in the ER at the children's hospital today. Thankfully it was only an hour.

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed Jonas had a bit of a runny nose and felt warm. I gave him ibuprofen before bed and again when it wore off in the middle of the night (Levi woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and felt a little warm to me too, so I guess he has whatever it is too). He ate breakfast just fine but then he was cranky and just wanted to sit in my lap. After a little while, I checked his temp again and it was 107.2. Yes, you read that right. I didn't think that could even be possible, and sometimes I am a little leery of our temporal artery scanner thermometer, so I checked a bunch more times on both sides of his head and the lowest reading I got was 106.7. I also checked my own temp, and it read normal for me. So I gave him some more ibuprofen and started getting ready to go to the ER. I checked his temp a few more times between packing up to head out, and it went to 103.5 and then not even 15 minutes after the medicine, it was 101.7. I figured there wasn't much point in going to the ER with his temp under control so I decided to wait it out and see what happened, and if it spiked really high again I'd take him in. It was 100.5 before his nap and the same when he woke up. I tried to give him some food and he wasn't eating, and he started getting cranky again, so I started checking his temp and it was going up again, and fast. It got to 105.5 and I decided I was going in. I took the thermometer with me and checked again just before getting out of the car and it was 106.1.

I had posted on Facebook that I needed someone to make a drug store run for me so I could get some more medicine and a thermometer I could use rectally to make sure I was getting an accurate temp, and a really sweet couple from our church called me and said they would bring some over. But then I decided we needed to go to the ER, so I called them and they said they would just meet me there. So that was nice to not be alone there, even though the kids did really well and we were in and out in an hour. They did a rectal temp when we got there and it was 105.something, so they gave him a Tylenol suppository. The doctor looked him over and couldn't find anything wrong with him. She said that I was right to bring him in, because 107 is a big deal, but high fevers in little kids aren't really dangerous (they are in adults, but not kids) as long as they are from an illness and not from being exposed to heat. So basically she said to treat the fever to keep him comfortable and let it run its course. I'll keep alternating ibuprofen and Tylenol and hope it goes away soon. His temp was down to normal at bedtime, and I haven't heard a peep from him yet, but I have the medicine ready to go if he wakes up feverish again.

So, that was my "fun" day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

199/365 July 18, 2010

199/365 July 18, 2010
We'd already gone through 2 shirts, so when Levi wanted watermelon again, I just told him to take his shirt off and he would get a bath after dinner.

199/365 July 18, 2010
I never get to eat the crust of my pizza, thanks to this little guy.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

198/365 July 17, 2010

198/365 July 17, 2010

198/365 July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

197/365 July 16, 2010

Levi earned a popsicle for helping me bring in/put away groceries and for eating his dinner.

197/365 July 16, 2010
Cheeeeeeeese!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

196/365 July 15, 2010

I listed Shane's car for sale a while ago and today someone put down a deposit on it to buy it! Hopefully he'll have the rest of the money shortly and then we can pay off the rest of the loan for my van and start saving for a new (to us) car for Shane when he gets home.

196/365 July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

195/365 July 14, 2010

The kids got a little slap-happy before bedtime tonight. I didn't have my flash, so this is the only shot that was in focus:

195/365 July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

194/365 July 13, 2010

I love this little guy!

194/365 July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

193/365 July 12, 2010

Other than hanging up Levi's name letters and some pictures, his room is DONE!

193/365 July 12, 2010

193/365 July 12, 2010

193/365 July 12, 2010
I love this lamp!

193/365 July 12, 2010

193/365 July 12, 2010
New faux wood blinds and blackout curtains

193/365 July 12, 2010

193/365 July 12, 2010
Levi likes it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

192/365 July 11, 2010

We have blue!

192/365 July 11, 2010


I still have to do all the finish work - put the switchplates back on, hang blinds and curtains, touch up some spots of paint (the tape on the ceiling pulled off some paint, grrrr...), etc. I also need to clean up all the trash from the packaging, put away all the tools, etc. Hopefully I can do it all tomorrow while Jonas naps and get Levi's bed back in the room.