Angelo has a DOUBLE ear infection and RSV and I've gone STIR CRAZY!!
I was never so happy to go back to work. This was my weekend...
* Nebulizing a child every four hours - picture performing an exorcism on a little demon. How can a four-month-old have so much strength?
* My husband worked Friday night and then helped his friend tile on Saturday and Sunday - so I was alone and frustrated with Punkie (by the way, Punkie has become Angelo's nickname.)
* I wasn't able to leave the house since Punkie couldn't go outside and I was alone. Punkie only took 15 - 30 minute naps at a time.
* At one point on Saturday I thought I could leave to run a few errands only to hear from my hubby that the rain had turned to a slick sheet of ice and people were flying off the streets left and right. Ummm...even though he said I could go, I made the smart move and stayed home...after walking out to get the mail and almost falling over!
* My hubs is adamant about cleaning out all the weird food we have in our fridge and freezer...weird meals...which have actually turned out ok.
* I did an insane amount of laundry.
* I came up with several new home improvement ideas after seeing the same walls for several hours!
* My wonderful mother-in-law called on Sunday to see if we'd like to get out of the house for a bit. "Alleluia!" I moved like the speed of light, throwing jeans on and brushing my hair. I was so happy to purchase a grapevine reindeer on sale at Menards...just to be out for lunch with no threat of a baby breaking into tears...it was a wonderful time!
What did I learn over the weekend?
* Babies love to lay beside you while you wash floors and fold laundry - at least I accomplished something!
* Mother-in-laws can come in handy after all! : )
* Menards is like a retail wonderland if you haven't been shopping or out in a few days.
* You can lose weight and save money trying to eat the crud you never wanted to eat, out of the fridge.
* You gain muscle holding down an infant to force the nebulizer on them and it actually works better if they're screaming, they breath more in.
* A sympathetic look from the family dog while the baby is screaming can make your day and make him your new best friend!
* The smile from your sick child as you comfort them is priceless.
* Oh and PATIENCE truly is a VIRTUE!