Thursday, March 5, 2009

When it Rains it Pours

Do you ever wonder when you're going to catch a break. A day when things go normal-whatever that is around your house. This week has been crazy..of course it started off with 2 snow days so our house was chaos. Jacob's headaches came back on Tuesday morning and continued until last(Wednesday)night. Everytime I turned around and thought that we had it under control and it was gone he'd be crying that it hurt again...he's spent much of the last two days in bed. Honestly I have no idea where it came from..I'm so confused with these headaches. We initially stopped everything on the list that the doctor gave us and the headaches stopped. I initially added stuff off the list back and he did fine. I couldn't find anything on there that was causing the headaches..he's had pretty much everything that we took away and done fine with it. Out of the blue Tuesday he gets another one and I am so perplexed now. He didn't have anything that he hadn't been eating and I honestly have no idea how to go about controlling these things now.

On top of that Allie isn't sleeping well..honestly that's an understatement. She is sleeping VERY little. She wakes up within 2-3 hours of me putting her down and I try to get her back to sleep and put her in her bed but when I put her down she wakes up most of the time immediately. When it isn't immediate it is within the hour. She ends up in bed with us and she still wakes up constantly..I'm talking 4-5 times a night and when she does sleep she's tossing and turning which is keeping me awake. I was up until 2 last night..slept from 2 until 4 and got David up with her and gave her a bottle. She went back to sleep and woke up within 30 minutes so I rocked her back to sleep and put her in her bed which didn't last more than an hour. She then ended up in our bed where she tossed and turned. Of course it's 8 here now and she's in the bed asleep..this is actually rare for her lately. She used to sleep late but the past few days she's been getting up at 7 or shortly after.

Lucas has had a horrible cough and stuffy nose for the past 3 or 4 days. Yesterday he came home from school complaining that his ear was hurting. I took him to urgent care because I couldn't get into our doctor that late in the day and he has an ear infection. I went to the drug store to get 3 prescriptions filled. They only had 2 of the 3 and were going to fax the 3rd to another drugstore. We waited 30 minutes to get 2 filled and then proceeded to the other drugstore alittle further down the street. I got there and they hadn't even taken the prescription off the fax machine and then told me it would be another 30-45 mins. By this time it was after 6..David had already missed his meeting and I hadn't even started dinner. So 3 hours and $200 later I headed home extremely tired and mad to finish dinner for everyone. David had to go back out later on to pick medicine up.

Caleb is getting alittle jealous lately. He's handling it well but I can see it coming out. He'll walk up to me out of the blue and put his head on my shoulder and just want to be held. He's still not acting out towards Allie which I am thankful for but I can see alittle bit of jealousy in him. I'm just glad he's handling it with only wanting to be held and not trying to hurt her!!!! He recently started saying "Oh My God" cute as it was I about fell on the floor when I heard it the first time. Everytime he says it now I automatically repeat "Oh My Goodness" or "Oh My Gosh" right after him hoping he'll pick up on one of those. Most of the time he'll say the same thing that I do right after me but he's still letting the other slip every now and then.

So I'm here....have lots of reading and commenting to catch up on but just haven't had the time. I'm trying to shop for new health insurance right now and that's a pain in the ass pure and simple! Hoping for a relaxing weekend!!!!!!


Windy said...

Girl, I hope it all gets better for you SOON! Maybe you'll get a surprise in the mail today:)

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Geez.. I hope things get better for you. Sounds like something is always going on with you and your family! I hope you catch a break... a much needed break. I'm thinking about you.. I know it's hard, but you're doing a great job.

Oh and Leala is doing the same thing about sleeping... except I end up just letting her sleep with us after 2-3:30 when she wakes up.. Then we get up at 6:30. Good times.

Veronica said...

What a week! I will be praying that things get better for you guys! Regarding health insurance, I'm right there with you...we have to buy ours privately because Hubby's work doesn't offer it. It's just so darn expensive, though. We've thought about taking him off the plan and just leaving me and the girls on it to save money but I just don't have a peace about that yet. Well, this week has been a little slow for me, but I thought I'd let you know that I finished Allie's hats last night. I will be putting them in the mail sometime this afternoon. I'll email you when they're for sure on their way. Hope today is a better day:)

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Poor Stephanie! Do you think Allie could be coming down with something?
My eldest daughter said "Damn it!
once when she dropped something. Of course, it was well on it's way to becoming a permanent fixture in her vocabulary. We had to give her another phrase to use, too. Thankfully the offending phrase is gone and we moved on to other things. :)

He And Me + 3 said... is pouring a little huh? Unfortunetly, that is what happens when you have more than one child. I have been there and find myself standing in the middle of huge puddles while it pours around me. It dries up, but you feel like Noah sometimes. LOL
HOpe it gets better.
Model gets headaches like that too. We are going to see the neurologist soon. We were hoping glasses would help, and that did for a while, but she still gets them. Poor kids.
Hope your weekend is stress free and restful!

MarvelousMOM said...

You poor thing. Sounds like your plate is definitely full right now. Lots going on. Hopefully all this is a phase and all will be regular soon. My sister gets bad headaches. She is almost 18. The doctor ended up giving her a bunch of different things to try and I think that it has helped. She has one Rx for when she feels one coming on, another for if she didn't catch it and it is bad, along with teas and stuff to help prevent. Maybe you could look into that??

Hang in there!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Good luck with the whole insurance thing! I can completely understand! Good luck on that!

momstheword said...

I assume your doctor checked Jacob's eyes to see if he needed glasses. I hope he'll feel better soon.

When my boys were between 9 and 12 months they both began waking up at night. Two of my friend's had the same trouble with their kids at that age.

The doctor had a reason for it, which I have forgotten now. However, it lasted for about three weeks before they began sleeping through the night again.

I just kept putting him back in his crib and eventually he learned to sleep through the night again.

Julie said...

Wow! You poor thing! I wish I could help you on headache ideas, but I don't have a clue. Same with Allie...Tyler is waking up every 2 hours during the night & not napping well during the day. I'm at a loss too.

As for the Oh My God/Goodness/Gosh thing. Just prepare him for texting & teach "OMG!" LOL!! What is English coming too?!?!

Hope things get better soon!

Randi said...

Sorry you are having so much going on at once! I hope everyone's feeling better soon!

Stacy said...

Sorry your family is sick. We seem to be living at the dr office lately. I am hoping some warm weather will be the cure! Hope everything starts calming down for ya:)

Tanya said...

I'm sorry to hear you are having a hard time, it's pouring by my house too :)
Just wanted to say about the headaches that it could be atmospheric change related, I get those when the weather goes crazy, it's better now, but when I was younger, it was really bad. I normally take Advil it works for me. Is the baby getting her molars?
Just some thoghts, i'm sure you've been over it a thousand times.
You are in my prayers.