Monday, August 4, 2008

being a mom is not so glamerous at times

here's a confession of mine: i can be a little obsessed with things when it comes to booderbean. like for instance his schedule, or car trips (if you know us then you know we live about 30minutes to an hour from anything and i MUST plan accordingly) where booderbean might be sitting too long and not able to let his little legs stretch. I can worrying myself into a tissy that things might interfere with naps time or snack time or play time or any other time...so much so that it drives military man crazy.
also...i can be obsessed with what goes into booderbeans body...and what comes out! i will examine--ok wait, not literally, but i will question, the poo in the diaper! because everyone knows, when they are babies that's one of the first questions the doc will ask "how are his diapers" so i had to have a good answer right!!! right???

well this past week(ish) booderbean has had some sort of tummy virus that has been zero fun for the whole family.
here's how our past week has looked:

Saturday-Sunday:
bright green play-doh looking poo
Monday:
same thing but felt great so he went to school
tuesday:
school called, bad diapers, diarrhea cha cha cha, booderbean and i went home
wednesday:
booderbean and i stayed home, diapers still no fun but feeling great
Thursday:
went to school/work, school called at 2pm, booderbean and mommy called doc, no appt available so we were given instructions and went home, also staying home Friday.
**here's where the glamour of being a mommy comes in**
Thursday evening:
instructed by doc to bring a stool sample to the lab first thing Friday morning.
my exact words to doc "a stool sample? but he's not potty trained, i can't do a stool sample!" news flash to me...YES I CAN! ooooooooh lordy, this is not going to be fun i know it!
so i get ready, i'm waiting and waiting, praying that daddy comes home from work and gets to do this fabulous chore. no such luck. 30 minutes before daddy comes home, booderbean has a diaper surprise for me. lucky lucky me! so armed and ready i collect our sample. then i'm informed it has to be refrigerated!!! WHAT???
note to self, we are so buying a little fridge for the garage for this very purpose!!!
Friday morning:
booderbean not feeling like himself, good thing we stayed at home.
Friday morning:
head to lab to deliver collected sample. but wait--it had to be refrigerated right, what to do,
we live 40minutes from the hospital lab. well i'll improvise--sample hidden in brown paper sack, sack inside walmart bag with ice packs. geeze i felt ghetto!
delivered sample and puttered around town hoping to hear from doc. never hear ANYTHING.
i get frustrated and head home, call around 4:15 and they STILL do not have lab results. ummm wasn't this the point of the sample? so i didn't have to wait till Monday???
Saturday:
doing a bit better, but only a bit
Sunday morning and day:
yeahhh!! everything looking good! baby is happy and feeling great and diapers are great
Sunday evening 8pm:
dangit! spoke too soon, the big D is back!
Monday (today):
feeling good so we go to school/work...no phone call yet! cross your fingers!
and lab called...tests are normal, too bad his bowels sure aren't.

oh yeah...and the entire time he was not doing so good in the diaper area--he was his happy, snugly, smiley self!!! you'd never know the boy was sick!

i just hope this week is better than last!
sorry again if this was TMI for you, but like i said...i can be a little obsessed when it comes to my baby :)

6 comments:

morewineplease said...

bless you heart.. that is NO FUN! No Shit! he he he
hope it all goes away!

KendraJane said...

Oh my - what a weekend! H.O.T.Y. had the same thing with Miss Priss while I was in NYC. Luckily he didn't have to do the Stool Sample.... don't think I would've come home if he had! hehe!

greygillfish said...

Poor Baby! I am happy to hear that he seems to be doing better.

BS said...

Sorry about the poop, but I like how you detailed it all for me to know!

BS said...

Sorry about the poop, but I like how you detailed it all for me to know!

Katie said...

Oh Cinda!! Ok, if it makes you feel better I obsess about poop too! It's so true!! The doctor ALWAYS asks about the poop!!! Abby has bright green sometimes but it's usually if she's had fruit snacks or something like that. I'm so glad I got to see you while we were in Ponca! I only wish the visit was longer!! I hope your little man is over his stomach bug. I hate when they're sick!