Monday, March 27, 2006

the end of a great weekend...

well, we had a great weekend, all in all. andrew was home friday, so it was a three-day-weekend for us together. saturday we went to some friends of andrew's family. then sunday my family came over. it was nice.

erica has been so cute.

SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM...

around 4:30 this morning erica woke up crying. its so unlike her; she never wakes up in the middle of the night anymore. so, i got her and gave her a bottle, but she still kept crying. so, i put her in my bed so that she didnt feel alone, and so i could whisper "shhhh" and pat her bum. She eventually fell asleep again around 5:30... maybe it was six. i dont remember.

when she woke up then at 7, she screamed again. this is very abnormal for my baby. (toddler... she's one year now... she's not a baby anymore... thats gonna take some getting-used-to.) Erica is such a happy person, and so busy busy busy. Just sunday, someone asked me: "does she ever stop?" nope, she is always on the move, exploring and playing. WELL, today she wouldnt move. i sat her on the floor with some toys, and she just sat there crying. I gave her some cheerios, and she just sat there crying. I gave her juice and she just sat there crying.

then, i pulled out my final trick... its never failed me before: i put in a baby einstein video. it always captures her attention and makes her happy. i pressed Play, and she kept crying.

so, i called the doctor. her appointment wasnt for another hour, but she was crying so much and wouldnt stop... so we went driving for an hour. i figured that if she was in the car, she'd fall asleep. which happened. which was good... though not if you consider the $$$ spent on gas. oh well. i was desperate. OH, and by the way, we had to skip swimming class this morning. i stayed up last night packing the gym bag so we'd have our towels and swim gear and everything... and ended up not needing it. :-(

well, the doctor looked in her ears and saw that they were all red and yucky. So, she has an ear infection. i picked up some antibiotics for her, came home, gave her the meds, and put her to bed.

she's finally asleep and i have a few minutes to breathe...

11 comments:

earlmadcap84 said...

Wow, what a day, It's a good thing i didn't come over to visit today. I hope Erica feels better soon and I hope you are getting enough rest.

earlmadcap84 said...

Wow, what a day, It's a good thing i didn't come over to visit today. I hope Erica feels better soon and I hope you are getting enough rest.

Linds said...

OHH, the poor girl. I soo remember those days of when I'd wake up with ear infections. My folks got to the point that they know exactly what my problem was every time I screamed. . .

Hope she's feeling better soon and that you can get some rest! :) MIss you

Tickneen said...

Awe, bummer to hear she has an ear infection! Thank gawd for meds! Hope she feels better soon!

Becky L said...

i was gonna post again today... but i'm just so worn out. yesterday was utter chaos. luckily, she was a bit better after her afternoon nap... but the morning/afternoon totally wiped me out.

and so today i have tons i need to do... but i just feel too out-of-it to do anything.

bla

Debbie said...

The poor girl, and her poor mommy, too... hope both of you get to feeling better, soon!

Abigail S. said...

poor kid. I'm glad she's feelin better!

Raj said...

Ear infection?? Sounds really bad.

Good luck with it.

Beth Danae said...

poor Erica, hopefully she feels better now?

Becky L said...

she's basicly over it!

yeah raj, it can be quite serious. but we caught it in time

except... stupid me left her medicine out overnight, and its supposed to stay refridgerated. so i think i'm gonna have to buy more :-( and its $30. not cool at all.

Clairissa said...

Ick! I got ear infections constantly as a kid and just had one in February. Not fun at all! Hope the little tyke is better!!!