Sophie woke up screaming every hour last night after going up bed at 2am. I’m not sure if it was because she’s feeling miserable or if the doctor trip gave her nightmares. She woke up when Kyle got home and seems to be feeling a little better but we’re both pretty exhausted.

She still doesn’t have much of an appetite but she’s ate a little bit of applesauce.

babyclarkandme asked: I love how you're due Christmas, another girl I know is due Christmas eve, and I'm due 4 days after you. I can't wait to see whose baby comes first! :)

It’s a pretty fun due date. I keep making jokes about it since we found out that I was pregnant on Easter.

If this pregnancy is anything like my first, I’d say you’ll have yours first. lol Sophie was two weeks late. But, I am already dilated some… Sooo, who knows? :p

Sophie’s temperature was at 100.4 at 9:30pm when I gave her a little bit of baby Tylenol. An hour later it had shot up to 102.6 and she’d developed a really blotchy rash, we decided it would be best to take her to the ER to be on the safe side… considering her temperature had raised two degrees in just an hour.  It was a good idea on our part because by the time we’d gotten back to see the doctor (about another hour), her fever was at 104.8. :/

They gave her some medicine to lower the fever and took a urine sample. Anal thermometers and catheters are the worst.  I’m pretty sure Sophie is convinced we took her there to be tortured.  Her fever is down to 101.2 and we’re home now (and trust me, no one is more happy than Sophie about that).  She has a viral infection which is also the cause of the rash. She’ll probably be feverish for the next few days, we just have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get that high again.

On another note, the doctor was a huge Tolkien buff. He was super giddy about Sophia’s middle name and thought it was the coolest thing he’d seen. He also spoke to me in Elvish at one point.  So, that was interesting.

Sophie is finally eating. She hasn’t wanted to eat all day, even when offered her favorites, she just wanted to nurse.  She’s slept off and on all day and I think she’s feeling a lot better now.

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Sophie is really not feeling at all.  

We both got woken up by her fever last night, she felt like a heating pad. When I tried to give her some fever reducer she threw up all over both of us, like.. this wasn’t baby puke either. After I got us cleaned up she went right back to sleep and slept until morning. I don’t think she slept very well though, she was really twitchy and whiny. 

Today all she wants is boob, cuddles, and sleep. She’s miserable but her mood has been pretty decent. She’s handling this a lot better than most adults would. 


Literally every problem in my life can be solved with money

I’m making shrimp stir-fry for supper and strawberry shortcake for desert. Probably an odd combination but I’m currently craving both shrimp and strawberries.. and we have a ton of fresh veggies that are perfect for a stir-fry from the garden that need to be eaten. :p

I’ve made Sophie a little indoor rice box to play with while I prep the food. So far it’s going well.

Unfortunately Kyle won’t be getting that team leader position, they decided to transfer someone from first shift instead.

I had my follow up appointment this morning. I haven’t dilated further so my doctor is optimistic. If another incident occurs I’ll be put on procardia again.


talk to kids like they’re people and take full interest in what they’re saying because they’re forming their personalities and it’s really vital that they know that their opinions are important and what they have to say deserves validation and respect. so when your three year old niece tells you that dragons don’t like cupcakes because the color blue is a spoon you better nod your head and ask her to explain more about that. 

Anonymous asked: Your biggest regret you are willing to admit to.

This is a good question but I’m going to give a boring answer: letting people take advantage of me while I was down.  This has happened a few times in my life and always ended catastrophically