Friday, December 28, 2007

The Xmas Party We Missed and Then...

We were planning on going to Cincinnati to join this party, but work commitments got in the way and we had to stay home. Normally a 6 hour trip with holiday sugar rushed kids doesn't sound too pleasant, but I actually look forward to this trip because of the people. This is my MIL's family and are they ever a FUN bunch! So we missed a good time, but in the end I think it worked out for the best...

Annie has been running a temp of 101+ since the 23rd- not eating well, cranky, tired and when she let's me see in her mouth, it looks bright red back there. So off to the doctor's office we go. The rapid strep test came back negative, but they still send it to the lab. So they are thinking it is something viral and to just keep nursing it with fluids. All week, she has been a feisty little thing, not very pleasant and we have all tolerated it pretty well being sympathetic to her not feeling well. I'VE HAD IT!! I'm done, the child is cranky crying fussy little twerp and the moment we step into the doctor's office.... SHE SMILED!!! WHAT?!! She's happy, being silly, giggling, interacting normally with no yelling, crankiness...nothing. Ok, so why does this happen? Is there special dust in the air that makes my children feel better and make me look like the goof that doesn't know what she's talking about? Really doctor, she's been miserable... look at the cute smile she is displaying now...that's not real, she's acting and what a good little actress she is being! Augh! So anyways, Annie completely did a full recovery right before my eyes, she is now a hungry feisty girl after not eating much lately I have a feeling she will be making up for it today...2 poptarts later. (Yes she normally eats a healthier breakfast, but today I didn't care what she wanted, at least she's eating!)

We have been working hard on the potty training with her and it is going well- mostly. On Christmas Day she was at her highest temp 104 and very VERY tired. This is what happened...


Notice she cannot be parted from her new Dora backpack! She really did fall asleep, she was falling over and nobody ran to her rescue, we all watched laughing and video taping, I know- we are cruel laughing adults! She's not going to like this picture in 10 years!! Hee hee hee! Have a great day everyone!

16 comments:

Mary said...

Yup, those little ones always try to make liars out of us!
Mine always does a 180 at the doctors!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Oh, poor little girl on the potty! She will definitely be looking for retribution for this picture! :) Glad she is feeling better, though. I love it when my kids will argue with me in front of the doctor, I guess because they're embarrassed or something. I'll be telling the doctor, "He said his throat really hurts when he talks." and my son will say "No, I didn't. I never said that!". Talk about feeling stupid!

Driving With the Brakes On said...

We are currently battling the viral ickies at our house as well, and mine also make me look crazy at the pediatrician! Glad to hear that I am not alone on that one.

Kellan said...

Poor little sweetie - I hope she gets better soon! Take care. Kellan

Stacie said...

what a sad picture...(the second one)

sorry you missed the fun family party, but I sure hope that Annie is feeling better really soon!

onthegomom said...

AHHHHH you can just tell by the picture how much she doesn't feel good, broke my heart. But I have to admit, I did giggle (just a little, I swear) about how adorable she is asleep on the potty!!!! Hope she feels better and that no one else gets it!!!!!

Becky said...

Awww, that's precious (if embarrassing when she's older, lol). Hope she's feeling better soon!

You and your hubby make a very striking couple. And your kiddos all look so cute in the Christmas photos.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!~

R Family of 4 said...

Cute picture. I have been there snapping pictures while my kids are not at their best. Ah the memories ;-)

I am glad to her she is feeling better. I swear all kids go through some kind of pre birth training to turn on the charm and suddenly "feel better" when they are in the presence of a Dr I think it is just to make us mothers look like idiots ;-)

Take Care

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh the poor sweet thing. Hope she feels better soon!

Cecily R said...

Poor little thing!!

I worked for a pediatrician for years and you are not alone!! I heard from at least one mom a day about how "she was totally lathargic before we came here, and now she's fine!!" My kids have frequently pulled the same trick. I don't know how they do it, but it seems to be part of kid DNA.

Hope everyone is feeling better soon and that no one else gets it!!

Family Adventure said...

I'm loving that picture! And I hope she's all better now! Too bad about the par-tay, but with a sick one, it wouldn't have been much fun for mommy.

Happy New Year!

Heidi :)

kimmy said...

I have a great picture of my daughter sitting on the potty when was about 2 years old. She is completely naked reading the newspaper. I'm saving that one for her first date! I hope Annie is feeling better!

Kimmy
http://talesofablenderkimmy.blogspot.com/

KATE said...

How cute is the sleepy potty picture! Awwww... I hope she's feeling better now!
We did the sick thing too for Christmas. No fun! Hope it's all good now!

KATE said...

Oh, & BTW I LOVE your cute family Christmas picture!

KATE said...

Oh, & BTW I LOVE your cute family Christmas picture!

MamaGeek said...

Hi GirlyMom, it's me (WorksForMom), I just changed my profile name. I hope you and your fam had an awesome Christmas.

I so hope your little sweetie feels better soon ( and may never find out you posted that shot on the internet in 10 years). :)