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Random and Sundry

My parents were here this weekend, so that was fun. They brought my kids new Easter outfits. Yay Grammie! But now they’re gone, so I’m back to changing all the diapers and doing all my own laundry.

I’ve noticed that I consume much less coffee without my mom here to constantly refill the coffee pot. The house always seems a little empty for the first day after they leave. I sure wish they lived closer than six hours away.

While they were here, we had a Home Video Night, complete with popcorn. I even let the kids eat in the living room! I really know how to party hard, don’t I?

First we watched my wedding video, which I haven’t seen in years. All I could think of was, WHAT were my parents thinking, marrying off that CHILD!? I was 23, but really. That’s hardly old enough to pick the china pattern you want to live with the rest of your life, much less the man. It just goes to show, marriage is based on good old-fashioned hard work and commitment, cause let’s face it, none of us look like we did 12 years ago, even if our china does.

Any-who. After we relived my wedding day, we drug out the baby videos of the kids. I discovered that if I were to videotape the baby once a week for the rest of her life, I’d never have as much video of her as I do of my son during his first three years of life. Mercy on my soul, that is some extensive video footage! And I remember at the time thinking I was being very careful not to “overdo it”. HA!

 

In other news, Caroline is sick. AGAIN. It seems to be the same thing she had last week. She is just lethargic, fussy, and has a fever on and off. I called the pediatrician, and they said it’s probably a virus, so unless she gets dehydrated, I just have to let it run its course. Greaaaat.

And the clincher is this. She LIKES to be sick.

Yep. That’s what she tells me. “I like sick, Momma.”

Okaaaaaaaaay.

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  1. Have you tried NuLev or Levsin? (Same thing) but should be much cheaper… much older drug that can come generic, and thus should be $10 co-pay? Just a thought. And be sure to keep the anxiety in check, as it does make IBS worse! Get some exercise to help w/ it! And anxiety can cause hives/ light-headedness, so I think it all goes back to the old nerves. ANd as you said, your mom knew even when you were young that your tummy’s where yours gets bundled up!Well, Nana left yesterday (mo-in-law) and I know what you’re saying. Quiet here now. Esp since hubby’s gone for 2.5 days. Good luck.

  2. Okay, so do you have an underactive thyroid, hence the synthroid???It totally stinks that your new meds are SO expensive, I’ll pray extra hard that they start working for you.And your weekend with your parents sounds divine, hmmm, if I moved away, maybe my Mom would do my laundry. And make coffee. 🙂

  3. I just wanted to share in your misery about your meds…my sons medicine costs us 103 per month. And there is no generic. UGH! 🙂 So praying it works for you…

  4. AL-thanks for the suggestion. I will ask my doctor for a cheaper alternative.Beth – Yeah, I have an underactive thyroid. They found it last winter when I went to the ER for that other attack (for which I’ve been pursuing the GI tests). It’s mild, and the synthroid has done the trick.JT – O. M. G. $103??? I’ll stop complaining now.Thanks to everyone for the well wishes! I really appreciate it.

  5. I, too, have an underactive thyroid. What I have is hereditary, my immune system is attacking my thyroid gland, causing it to shrink, all I can say is “THANK GOODNESS FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENTS!”That is SO great they found it while in the ER. I really hope everything smooths out for you healthwise.

  6. I am SO glad you got good results from your test…something treatable!! I’m sure IBS is no fun though, and paying lots for meds stinks! Hope you can find a cheaper alt, and that it works! So nice your parents came to visit. I can understand how your house might feel empty after your mom leaves…she is the best at filling up a house with warmth and goodness! Sherry

  7. i once had that same thing – “there’s no generic drug for this, so we have to charge you $40.” ex-CUSE me? so it’s my fault that drug companies haven’t made a cheap version? soooooo annoying. p.s.i agree. it is great when mama comes to visit 😉

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