Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Penny was released tonight. It's been a tough week and despite the kind comments I have not been keeping it together nearly as well as last time. Husband and I are out of sync on some fundamental childcare items (namely who, when and how to ask for outside help). The doctors never really figured out a system to help deliver oxygen to her at night (beyond the nasal cannula) so her monitor will be going off like crazy and we have to suction her nose, reposition her, etc. to try to keep her oxygen levels up. It's just all tougher when you are out of sync with your spouse. We both also feel like we have to show more dedication at work since they've been flexible about Penny and our MV vacation will take a hit accordingly - both probably working some while juggling childcare without any nanny.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The red circles show her height and weight - I guess it is no surprise she fell off the scale on her height too. You can click on it to make it bigger.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
|Mommy's Cell Phone Is Way Better Than Our Toys|
It really kicked in when Ned started crawling.
|Mommy, He Stole My Pacifier!|
They even do it when friends visit - like August from Sweden.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
NHzajhj y gx xasq cxcdxcd
Then Penny wanted to blog tf oo cxxzk
Eh, I've seen better posts.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Many moms of multiples spend time at the hospital on the front end – in the NICU. Parents aren’t allowed to stay overnight with their kids. It’s very different when you take an infant/toddler to the hospital. Even if you think (as we did) that you are going in for one night the hospital visit can turn into the Hotel California. Here are a few lessons we learned during Penny’s 6 days in the hospital.1. Information Overload. Bring your child’s “history” if this is a long-term condition. Also bring a written list of existing medicines and when they are taken. I wish we had written out Penny’s history of her eating issues before I went in. Many nurses and doctors will be asking questions and giving instructions and it is hard to take notes or even remember what they are telling you. Bring a spiral notebook and pen that is attached. Respectfully request all consults happen in the hallway if possible and ask your child’s nurse to watch her in the room. Most likely if you have twins or another kid only one parent will be with the hospitalized child at a time and you need good notes to do hand off to your spouse. Husband and I would synthesize the information gleaned during the day and ask questions that we would write down to ask the doctors the following day.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I love Google AdSense. Not for the money, of course. At current rates, it will be another 4 years before Mommy, Esq. gets enough clicks racked up to get a check from Google.
No, I love it for the awesome ideas it spawns. Like this one that showed up for reasons that are obscure to me:
How to make electricity
Don't pay for electricity,
you can make it simple
& cheap at home.
Aside from the brilliant poetic quality of the copy, it gives me great ideas about how to make sure Ned and Penny grow up big and strong...and generate free electricity for the Esq. household at the same time. Anyone remember the Wheel of Pain from Conan the Barbarian?