May 30, 2013

holiday weekend catch up

I just realized that I never blogged about the last couple of holiday weekends we have had lately!  I know it's a little late now, but for memories sake (and our next blog book) I am going to write it all down here so I don't forget!  

Mother's Day
Adam was out of town this year during the Mother's Day weekend.  It wasn't a big deal since we usually don't get all worked up for holidays, but starting early on in the weekend I was getting a little caught up in all of my other mommy friends Facebook statuses.

"Husband and kids brought me breakfast in bed!"

"Currently getting a foot rub from one child while the other paints my nails!"

"Going on a shopping spree....KID FREE! YAY!"

So, there's that.

Here's how I celebrated: 
(warning: you're about to enter the "Pity Party Danger Zone)

~Wake up at the butt-crack of dawn (around 5:45 am) to the sound from the baby monitor of Presley wheezing and gasping for air.
  
~Jump straight out of bed and run in to check her out and we sit on the couch while I monitor what the heck  is going on.  

~I can't remember if I call my Mom and ask what to do, but I am pretty sure I did because I'm a mature adult like that.  

~I decided that I need to take her to the ER because she is clearly having trouble breathing.
(I'm not one to worry about stuff like this.  I normally just wait it out and hope things get better.  When I decided action needs to be taken immediately then you know things sound pretty bad)

~We hurry off to the hospital which is about 3 minutes from us.  Super nice hospital that has only been open for a few years.  ER is empty and we are taken straight back.

~Doctor and nurse come in to check things out.

~Presley goes BUCK ASS CRAZY because other people are looking at her and messing with her.

~After some tests and evaluations it turns out Presley just has an Upper Respiratory Infection!

~We get an oral dose of Decadron (steroid) and are on our merry way home.

~Presley is almost instantly better and no longer coughing and wheezing.

~Steroid makes Drama Baby super psycho and we are forced to go through the day with no nap.

~You guess how the rest of this day went.  

So, there was Mother's Day 2013 :)
Now how I intended on spending it but I did demand a re-do once Adam came home and things were back to normal!

Memorial Day Weekend
This past weekend we headed out to my Dad & Step moms house on the Tennessee River where we had a little get together with some family and friends.  It's always such a good time out there with the boats, jet skies, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, dune buggy, unlimited amounts of junk food, and a fully stocked refrigerator full of every kind of beer you can imagine :)

It's pretty typical of Adam to head straight out to the little fishing boat and stay out for hours on end.  This weekend he was pretty good about coming in every once in a while and giving me a break from watching Presley.  It's always a little harder to let her just roam around out by the water because I get so nervous that she will fall in.  My Dad put up her swing so we spent a lot of time pushing her in that!

We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, had some awesome potato salad (which I cannot confirm that I may or may not have eaten 4 helpings of in one sitting), took the jet ski's out, hung out on the dock and playing in a little swimming pool!

It was the perfect weekend with the family, but we were exhausted by the time Tuesday morning rolled around and it was time to head back to work!

1 comment:

  1. My mothers day was very similar, except hubby was home (he slept in while I was up with the wheezing/ gasping for air toddler)
    After 8 hours at the hospital I ordered myself Swiss chalet for dinner and put the kid to bed.
    Oh and they never did decide why kiddo wasn't breathing but the little baby puffer seemed to help and after a few days he was fine.

    Maybe next year?

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