This week was a shit show. On Monday, we had planned to go see ice castles in downtown Stillwater, but Sunday night Vivian woke up and threw up multiple times. Earlier that week she kept doing this weird motion where she would tilt her head forward toward her toes and belch. So, Monday morning I spoke with her pediatrician and she had us come to the clinic. She thought it was reflux and at the time that made sense because:
A) She was only throwing up after nursing.
B) It was happening at night after she had been laying on her back and sleeping.
C) It went along with the burping.
D) No one else was sick so we didn’t think it was a virus.
THEN, we got home from the doctor’s office and picking up her medication and she not only resumed throwing up, she puked six times in three hours, she couldn’t keep anything down. Of course, at this point my mom brain is racing, I’m thinking this is no longer reflux and I’m getting worried about dehydration. Luckily, She did start to keep down pedialite and breastmilk for the most part. The vomiting continued into that night, so Tuesday we went back in. Her pediatrician now was worried about something we may have overlooked, like catching a parasite in Puerto Rico. We went home with a plan only to breastfeed for the next 24 hours with no solid foods and were sending in stool samples to see if this was the culprit (sorry, TMI)
The next 24 hours Viv did awesome, wasn’t completely back to normal, but doing much better. Thats when it started to hit the rest of us. I got sick, then Derek (he’s a victim of man-flu and he knows it,) and it hit Henry. The three of us were “only” sick for 24 hours and then we felt better. In a really weird way it was relief, at this point I knew Viv had just caught a virus and thats why we had all gotten sick too. My mom brain could slow down and stop worrying that she had caught some rare horrible disease in Puerto Rico. Seriously, I overthink and worry way too much. Oh, and I really need to stop googling things…
By Friday everyone was feeling good and we were feeling antsy since we had been stuck inside all week. We decided to venture to the happiest place in Minnesota, IKEA. I love looking at all their kitchen displays and dreaming of a big white kitchen, with double ovens, a five-seat island, and white quartz counter tops! I did come home with a nice big plant and a couple random things. PSA: If you’re in need of little kids silverware IKEA has awesome packs of 18 pieces for $2.49. I always pick up a fresh pack when we are there. We also couldn’t pass up the ice cream with Lingonberry sauce at the end either.
The rest of the weekend we took it easy and hung around the house. Lots of hockey was enjoyed on Saturday for Hockey Day Minnesota, anyone not from Minnesota have a hockey Day?
I got a few questions of when I would posting this pull through braid, I didn’t get to it this weekend, but starting this Wednesday I’ll be doing ‘Hump Day, Hair Day.’ When it’s mid-week and Friday still seems far away, lets at least all have a good hair day! So, I’ll be posting this easy braid as my first hairstyle tutorial! Any suggestions on what you would like to see after that?
I want to know what you want to see!
Cool Digs, New Finds
Being sick this week we didn’t come across to many new things to share. But, Vivian did have one of the comfiest little playsuits to wear while she wasn’t feeling good, its made by Pickles N’ Roses. I love their little dresses they make too! The fabric the outfits are made out of is soft and lightweight which was awesome for a sick babe.
This playsuit that Viv has is currently sold out, but will be restocked soon along with a new cactus dress that we have our eye on!
Right now I’m all about house plants and flowers. When I was a kid I had a friend who’s mom had a lot of indoor plants and I thought it was a little weird, now I envy all her plants! I’ve started my “collection” and right now at IKEA this gem, Majesty Palm, is only $11.99!