Thursday, June 12, 2014

Baby Ready

Despite the MEGA downhill turn tonight took, I can't help but feel blessed for the things that happened today.

First of all, I am grateful for doctors (especially doctors that can get you in same day), modern medicine, and very understanding bosses at work.

Second of all, I probably have the best sister-in-laws in the world. I don't know who's idea it was, but they decided to come up with "Cousins and Cleaning" where one day each week, we will go to one person's house and clean while all the cousins play together. Good bonding time for cousins and sisters, plus we get some good deep cleaning done that we otherwise would probably never have done by ourselves. I, for one, could not have done what they did for me today by myself. I am so, so grateful for their hard work and effort in helping me finish getting things ready/put together for baby and for doing some deep cleaning that my poor house lacked these last 4 years. I couldn't have asked for better family.

So after an exhausting trip to the Wally World and what we did here at home, I can probably say we are pretty much good to go for baby. The bassinet is ready and washed, the car seat is ready and washed, his clothes are cleaned and sorted, and *gasp* I packed my hospital bag!! It felt so strange putting little baby outfits into the bag, like I am actually planning and hoping on taking my baby home with me. I don't want to jinx it, but it sure does feel weird! Now the only things left are to vacuum/wipe out the Magnum (cuz it's pretty bad!) and bleach the diapers since I'm sure Hailey has had a yeast infection at least once during her diaper wearing days.

Oh speaking of! I think it is safe to say that Hailey is officially potty trained. I had two criteria before I could claim that, and I believe they have both been met. #1: Poo in the potty consistently. #2: She had to tell us when to go bathroom, not the other way around. And she has done so great! The only hold back to being 100% potty trained is the nighttime, but that's understandable and I am willing to give that one more time. But she does naps fine, and drives in the car fine (she held her pee from Orem to Springville - good girl!), and I'm not afraid to take her out anymore because I am pretty sure she'll be able to hold it long enough for us to get to a bathroom. So I am grateful for that and just in time for the baby!

And I won't really mention tonight except that briefly, Hailey has a staph infection on her bum (I'm REALLY hoping it's not MRSA, they didn't even bother to swab since I had my MRSA only two months or so ago), and she's had a fever off and on and been really lethargic and not feeling well at all and can't sit on her bum because it hurts and, well, pretty much she threw up her medicine and I don't know how much Tylenol she was able to get into her system for the fever but she won't let me give her more, and we'll try the antibiotics tomorrow morning when she's eaten something. But boy I just want my baby to get better! I just really hope I don't go into labor while she is this sick!

Then also the toilet started leaking today, so Scott looked at it and it needs a new rubber something-or-other and so he's run to the store to get one of those thingies. 9 months pregnant + newly potty trained toddler + no toilet = disaster. Hopefully we get this thing fixed.

And we'll just end with something fun because we can. Scotty loves planes. We are having a boy. That means everything is airplane-themed! Hooray!

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