May I vent for a moment? Since it's my blog I'm going to assume that's a YES!
The frustrating thing about moving is that it costs a lot of money! Yeah, we're not paying a mortgage right now and that's lovely but the money we spent moving and getting things switched over has been outragous. There are gas prices from all the trips to and from, we had to pay our final Comcast bill and our new SuddenLink (with start up costs) bill in the same month, in the midst of this we were up for renewal on our phone plan so we had to pay that, when you're moving you don't want to cook/can't cook so you have to go out to eat, we are paying for a storage unit and pre-paid a few months...luckily my mom isn't having me pay her utilites until July so I'm not paying double on those! I also had to register Georgia for school and swim lessons during all of this...it seems like all I do these days is write checks. Sheesh!
Next time we move I am making freezer meals in advance just so we don't fall victim to eating out to much. Seriously, one day Georgia threw her food at me because it wasn't "chicken nuggets". Totally a sign we were going to CFA too much! Also, we will be renting a Uhaul. I'm sure getting a Uhaul is cheaper than all the money we spent on gas making hundreds of trips to and from. Other than food and gas though, there isn't really anything that could be done...moving just costs a lot of money :( and I'm the kind of person who loves to SAVE!
Then, on top of all of that the week we moved Georgia had her 2 year appointment. Which is fine. She checked out A ok! Then on Thursday I think she had what looked like pink eye. I took her in because we were moving THAT DAY and we didn't have a dr in Conroe so I just wanted to get that squared away. No biggie. We already had the pink eye drops at home and we were on our way. Well, then on Saturday (after we had moved) she got a fever (and remember that time HERE where I got terrible advice on the after hours hot line about fevers? Well, now I'm that parent who just takes their kid in. Plus, our dr. took saturday appointments and I didn't have a new dr. yet so I just took the appointment because I could.) So yeah, apparently there is viral pink eye that causes pink eye AND cold like symptoms. That's the kind she had. Well, after I drove over an hour to the dr. and over an hour back she was actually totally fine and pretty much fever free (figures. But better safe than sorry.)
So after she gets better, and after 3 drs appointments in one week with moving I get sick. I get the same thing she gets (same yucky eye and all) except I don't get better in 24 hours like her, I cough and COUGH for like 2 weeks. Finally, Jonathan pretty much makes me go to the dr. because neither of us are getting any sleep and the dr. says instead of my virus going away it probably turned into an infection. Awesome. Because the type of immune system I have is non existent...where my 2 year old can kick it in less than 2 days. Cool. Also, I developed these blisters on the back of my throat. Ouch...yeah.
So, finally both of us are better. But that didn't last very long. On thursday of last week G has a low fever. Around 100. So, I give her some Motrin and take her to swim lessons. She cries the entire time and I just think it's teeth because in the midst of all of this two of her two year molars pop through. Later that day I break down and take her to the dr because even with Motrin her fever isn't going away. Doc says that her teeth are most likely causing the back up in her ears. One ear is showing a small infection. He gives her an antibiotic and we're on our way. So yeah, I'm the mom who tossed her kid into swim lessons while she had an ear infection. Mom of the year right here!
By Friday she isn't better and I've made up my mind that we're going to tough it out. And, by not better I mean she's screaming crying with Motrin and Tylenol. And that is so not sick Georgia. Sick Georgia does well with Motrin and Tylenol and you can't really tell she's sick. This screaming crying two year old...never dealt with her like this before. We get through Friday night and Saturday morning I finally notice that she has blisters on her tongue. WHAT?!
Blister on front left of tongue and small one on the front right. Spot on face and chin are jelly :)
So, I get in touch with the doc. His office pages him and he calls me. I send pictures and it becomes in conclusive as to what it is...viral or some type of allergy. We take her off the antibiotics and her fever continues to rise and so do her screams. In the mean time he calls in another pain med (which I'm more than happy with. The doc is married with a young family and it's a saturday morning. Like 9 am when all this is happening...) and at first that helps and we get her to eat some but eventually it's still not enough. By 4 pm I've had enough and we go off to the minor emergency. She just needed to see a doc in person.
Well, when the doc can see her entire mouth and throat he sees that her whole tonsils are now covered in white puss (eww) and so is the back of the throat and several parts of her tongue. So, it's not a reaction to the meds (which is good to me) then Jonathan and I both remember I had blisters on the back of my throat but mine were not nearly as bad because I don't have tonsils. (Which G was born with very large tonsils so she has been on a "tonsil" watch since a young age. Her pediatrician guessed she would eventually have them removed since they are large and prone to infection...like mine were.) She gets two antibiotic shots and sends us home.
Anyways, so G got some strange virus. She got over it in two days then gave it to me. I never got better and somehow gave the virus back to her WHILE she cut her two year molars (and the virus turned into an infection like mine did OR her molars caused an entire new infection...who knows) WHILE we were moving. Really, it's as bad as it sounds...the doc texts again at the end of the night to check in which is really nice.
So, all the annoying financial stuff up top plus the sickness (and sickness isn't cheap!) has been a great house warming for us! And like I said, Georgia does sickness well. Usually a day or two of sleeping a lot and lots of Mortin and she's fine...but this, it's all new to us. And to make it worse, she keeps saying, "I go home!" Poor baby is so confused. (And, the power has gone out like 3 times, the fridge nearly went out, and we battled roaches and won!)
Luckily, by father's day she was feeling much better! Not 100% but for sure on the mend!
So, that's what we've been up to lately and how we spent our father's day weekend. Not asking for sympathy...just venting. This too shall ALL pass, huh???
And, let me end by saying I am so gratful for my life. So, SO gratful...we've just had a rough month :(
We couldn't just pack up our house and move. We were temporarily moving into my mom's house (we needed stuff here too!) so we were having to sort what we need vs what we can live without for a few months.
1. Get a helper
2. Use things that need to be packed TO pack. Meaning: use dish towels, sheets, rags, whatever to wrap breakable things. Killing two birds with one stone and it's cheaper. After I took this picture (of items on top of a towel) I then wrapped some of the items in extra pillow cases and put a few throw pillows on top.
3. Label! I put what's in the box and where it needs to go once it's moved (and in some cases which room it came from) I used silver pen because the boxes were used once already for my brother's move and had been labeled in black sharpie. By using silver I knew instantly where the box needed to go.
A lot of things that were super breakable I just took and used at my mom's house and things that we were going to need just got tossed in the car and carried over to my mom's as well. We were going to get a Uhaul but totally forgot about renting one (we're still not sure how that happened) and just used my step dad's trailor instead.
Towards the end things were all over the place and the storage place was getting TIGHT! So we started off really well but some odds and ends...yeah, I have no idea where they are. For the most part though it turned out well. We will FOR SURE be getting a Uhaul once we buy a house to unload the storage unit but to unload my mom's house we will most likely do the car/trailor route.
These are pictures of me re packing a box that Jonathan packed. Seriously, Jonathan? The glass was just laying there...not wrapped or anything.
And, since I showed you a few bad packing photos I might add a
We spent Memorial Day with my mom, step dad, and grandmother, at the Monumet Inn. (It's right on the Houston Ship Channel and a historical area for Texas). I got Georgia all dresses up and then she broke a bottle of hot sauce on outfit! And, she had a huge scab on her chin. Toddlerhood : /
Then a few weekends later my mom and step dad were watching his 3 granddaughters and we all went roller skating. The little's skates are so tight that they wheels don't really turn. Georgia was very confident and rode out onto the rink all by herself. I stood and watched, got all teary as she went off on her own...then she fell and hit her cheek bone and it was all down hill after that :(
And, we got a picture of all the kids together and that's not even all the grandkids.
Here are a few of my favorite things (about Georgia) on this Wednesday which are also a few things I don't want to forget! (linking up HERE)
My chair fell over the other day and Georgia said, "chair dead" Hahaha! And, Jonathan got her colby jack cheese and she refused to eat it because it didn't "match". (It is marbled with yellow and orange...she just wanted the yellow) Seriously?!
Her stats from her 2 year appointment:
Height: nearly 37 in (98.34%)
Weight: 30lbs 1oz (86.11%)
But, her height to weight ratio was only 56%. So, for other girls her height she is right in the middle weight wise.
And, at her appointment the terms, "perfect" and "advanced in every way" were used. Doctor's words. Not mine ;) Her estimated height is 5 ft 9 in by 18 years old.
(Georgia, you are currently 5 pound and 5 inches taller than your friend Zoe...who is 6 weeks older than you.)
Georgia LOVES to say "Thank you".
And, she calls snow cones, "snow cream" and she calls garbage trucks, "trash can trucks".
She started swim lessons on the 11th. She goes two days a week for private lessons. She did good. Not bad and not great so we'll see.
Two of her two year molars came in without us knowing and without pain meds! Good girl! She's been drooling and sweating in her sleep which are two huge signs for her. Also, she's been having eating issues. Well, I went a few days without doing a gums check and then I checked the other day and bam! Two bottom molars all the way in! Still waiting on the top two.
Today's post is all about Georgia's Crazy 8 mint shorts. I don't shop at Crazy 8 a lot but oh my gosh...when they have good stuff it's easy to snag because it's VERY inexpensive! Get these HERE for $6.99! She's worn hers almost everyday since I got them in the mail for playing outside and running a few errands. I'm not a huge fan of shorts but shorts with ruffles and a bow?! Yes, please!
She wore this outfit to the ballpark to watch my nephew play. The top is Matilda Jane, the bows are from HERE, and the sandals are Sun Sans from Ebay.
Then, G wanted to dig in the dirt. So we put the mint shorts on again (just pulled them off the hanger from drying!) but this time with our play shoes from Children's Place (I am BIG on not buying cheap shoes but these were too cute to pass up and only $6) and a white lace tank from Target and dug right in!
And lastly, what's best for picking blueberries and getting your child messier than you've ever seen them before...yeah, you guessed it. $7 mint shorts.
So, when it comes to playing and getting dirty...our $7 shorts are serving us well!
When Georgia is enjoying herself and having a good time she says, "fun day" and then rambles on and on about her day and what she has liked about it.
Well, this whole weekend was a "fun day" for Georgia. Starting on Thursday...kind of. Here's a recap.
My friend Lauren's birthday was on Thursday so to celebrate we took all the babies swimming at her mom's! It was a lot of fun but we were the first ones to leave because as soon as Georgia got up from her nap we had to drive to Jonathan's boss's house to go swimming...again. Actually, Jonathan was the only adult swimming because we were the only ones with little person who wanted to swim but didn't know how to.
Friday was just a typical day but we went to get yogurt so that makes it a good day in Georgia's book.
Then, on Saturday I went shopping and Jonathan and Georgia went to the park and heritage museum. After her nap we went to Rudy's with his parents and then to pick blueberries. She had such a great time. She also got her own ipod touch this weekend so her life is good. As of right now she only gets it in the car...and it was free so it's a win win.
On Sunday we went to church. I came home to relax before VBS. Jonathan and Georgia stayed at church then came home after. Later I left to work VBS. VBS for us this year is from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm and I only work a short time. I do the crafts for the 2 - 4 year olds. And, that age can only come if their parents are volunteering so it's not a huge group. I only do two 20 minute groups so it goes really quick. This Sunday I went in early to set up but the next days I don't have to.
Here's to a busy weekend followed by an equally busy week!