The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Explanation: Pregnant Brain

Let me clarify exactly (one of the reasons) why I'm so loopy and put 5 inches when it should have been 15 on the last post. It's not just Pregnant Brain. I actually meant to mention this in that post, but in my sleep deprived state, I forgot. I should have been napping in stead of blogging, but Miss Muffin was so restless during her nap that I decided to stay awake so that I didn't get a partial nap and wake up grumpy and feeling worse than before.
Anyway...the explanation.
The Muffin seems to have contracted strep throat from her beloved cousin, Callie. I was up at least 5 times with/because of her last night. (Combine that with the pain of getting out of bed to pee every couple of hours or just rolling over and I think I slept two hours, tops. Big Daddy on the other hand, said he slept the best he had in a long time!) Muff had a fever and was restless and moaned and groaned. We will be skipping Kindermusik and going straight to the pediatrician's office in the morning for a strep test and probably a prescription. The good news is that she hasn't thrown up and the doctor on call said she should be fine to travel. She's had a high fever this morning and has kept at least a low grade fever all day since we started giving her M.otrin at 7:00 this morning. She feels pretty good, but hasn't eaten more than four bites of food all day. She managed to "force down" two yogurt smoothies and a cup of ice cream which she said, "made her feel better".
I made a solo trip to Wally-world this morning looking like death and hoping that I wouldn't see anyone that I knew. My eyes were red and swollen from the sleepless night and I thought I was getting a migraine to top it all off. Luckily, I picked up the yogurt smoothies and a few items for my hospital bag (which I'll be packing in the next week or so). I came home to Big Daddy and The Muffin and Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. After that was over, we had a picnic in the living room floor, Muff took a nap and Big Daddy hit the gym. I had about a 15 minute nap and felt somewhat refreshed.
The Muffin is resting well for now and is super-excited about the beach trip. Hopefully, everything will go smooth from here on out. You should hear about my sister's experience with this strep throat incident!
There are actual scientific studies on this whole pregnant brain-thing. I promise, it's real. And if you have children, you know that there's also "Mommy brain". I'm not sure it's scientifically proven, but I have experience with it as well.


Joy said...

I not only have Mommy Brain but I have Pregnancy Brain on top of it (as do you!). It can take a couple years for your "fogginess" to get back to normal after giving birth. So I totally understand!!!

I'm sorry to hear M is not feeling so well. I just hate it when the little ones are sick! Prayers!!!

LaLaLisa said...

Hope Maggie feels better soon. I'm sick too but I must trudge on. Off to work I go.....

Q. and La. said...

Ha, we ALL knew what you meant! Stinks to have a little one sick too!

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