Not So Happy Valentine’s Day

Well, the day started off good. Daddy and his girls cooked me up a great homemade waffle breakfast and showered me with gifts. Very unexpected but great to be so loved. But, that’s about where it ended. Sydney has been sick off and on over the past week with stomach aches, diarrhea, and headaches. Then yesterday the fever and vomiting were added to the mix. Poor kid sleeps off and on throughout the day and is just exhausted and miserable. She looked good this morning but the tables turned quickly after lunch.
Over the last week I started feeling extra miserable again. Thought I was getting over the nausea but it came back full force. So now I’m not sure if its pregnancy related or from Syd. Last night Brandon was up sick with diarrhea too. So I’m leaning towards the later. So for a household that very rarely gets sick. Which is rare with little kids. We are all sharing in the misery this weekend. But at least Reagan is healthy. Must be her steady diet of mac-n-cheese, bologna, and m&m’s.
So with only 5 days until the grandparents arrive and 6 days until Brandon and I leave for Costa Rica, the Fullers are fighting to get healthy. Don’t think Nana and Papa signed up for vomiting kids. And I am certainly not spending my first vacation alone with the hubby on the toilet. Ramping up the Vitamin C!

Class Mom

Once a month, I volunteer for the day in each of the kids classrooms. Its fun to see what your kids are up to during the day. And the kids really enjoy having their Momma around for the day. Makes them feel special. So anyway, this past Thursday was my day to volunteer in Sydney’s Kindergarten class. Like every morning the kids start out in circle time. The teacher goes around to every child and gives them a chance to tell the classroom about something going on in their lives. The stories are typically centered around a new toy, or a Grandma visiting or a sick family member. So during circle time I am in the back of the classroom filing water bottles for the kids. I hear its Sydney’s turn to talk so I take special attention to listen to what she’s about to say. Then it starts…..
“One time, when I was done eating. I went upstairs to my parents bedroom to see my Mom and Dad. Daddy was lying on top of my Mommy. I ran in and said Dad, what are you doing to Mommy. He said he was trying to burn Mommy’s hands. I said why are you doing that? And Dad said it was because he was a freak.”
The teacher played it cool and simply said “Sometimes parents are silly aren’t they.”
Ok, by now I am absolutely mortified as you can imagine. I quickly turned around, my jaw dropped open and I began shaking my head in denial. I spent the rest of the day trying to decide if I should talk to the teacher. Tell her the story was completely made up. Or just drop it. I would hope she knows by now that kids make things up. I decided to just drop it. But, believe me when I say that Sydney got a good talk about choosing appropriate stories to share at school.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering. I’d like to say that this story has NEVER happened. Sydney has never walked in on us. Brandon never said he was going to burn my hands. And I don’t think we have ever used the word freak in our house.
Now I just have to come up with some really great teacher appreciation gifts for this year. I have to save face somehow.

11 Week OB Check-up

This week was my 11 week OB check-up. Pretty quick visit. Pee in a cup, take blood pressure, and check the heartbeat. My doctor was unable to detect the heartbeat with the dopler since the kid is still pretty small. So we went in for another quick ultrasound just to double check things. The kid was on fire. He was kicking his feet, punching into the air, and doing some sort of wiggle dance. It is so amazing to think that at just 1.5 inches long this kid is just about fully formed. Has all his limbs, eyes, etc. And is already very active. It honestly made my day to see him so playful. So here’s the one photo they took. Turned out blurry since he wouldn’t sit still, but you get the general idea.
11 Week Ultrasound