Monday, January 26, 2009

William and his nebulizer!

So William has been sick since last Monday. I took him to the doctor on Tuesday and the doctor said he had a small virus which causes ulcers on his throat so he had a sore throat. We were told to use tylenol. Well, its been a week and he has a TERRIBLE cough and you can just hear the congestion. He wheezes a lot! So I went back to the doctor today. She definitely heard the wheezing and also saw that he had a minor ear infection. Fortunately we caught the ear infection in the early stage so that we can take care of it now and not when it is a full blown ear infection. So by the time we left the dr. office, we were getting medicine for his ear AND a nebulizer for his breathing. The nebulizer cost us $108!!!! I sure hope it helps his breathing. It is cute though. It is a kid one so it is a cow and the carrying case is a barn. We used it the first time and William did NOT like the idea of something blowing smoke in his face. The second time we put Praise Baby DVD in and he was so glued to the TV that he didn't mind the Nebulizer at all. (William is not allowed to watch TV until he is one - Matt says it causes ADD and ADHD - whatever - So watching Praise Baby was quite a treat!) Anyway, I think for now, Praise Baby and a Nebulizer will hopefully take care of William's wheezing. Oh the joys of being a parent!!! Never a dull moment.

Other than that, things are going great here. My job is working out very well. I truly enjoy it. I am not sure if I will have it next year due to major budget cuts. Hopefully I will but either way I have totally felt blessed by having it this year. I got tested for CMV (the virus Matt had over Christmas break) and my blood work showed that I have immunity for it - in other words, I have already gotten it in my lifetime so that is good. I am still trying to lose weight. I lost 4 lbs last week and I have to weigh in for Team Lean again on Wed morning so I hope I lose at least 3 lbs but right now I think I have only lost 2 more. Since Nov. I have lost 14 lbs at this point. I wish I only had a couple of more lbs to go but I have about 30 - uh..... the weight battle continues. I envy those of you that never have to worry about your weight. It is a life long battle. The good thing about trying to lose weight is that I do exercise which is great for my body. I struggle with it - I am a Terry not an Odom! :) I do my elliptical 5 times a week and I just ordered Turbo Jam. Not sure if it was worth ordering but I got it off ebay and thought it might change up my cardio a little - plus it has sculpting with it so I can tone. For those that don't know what Turbo Jam is, it is just a DVD that is like kick boxing with current fun music. We will see and I will let you know if it is worth anything. I am excited about changing it up though from the daily elliptical and walk.

Hope everyone is doing well - I will try to get out and see some of you when William gets better and can be around you. Until then.... have a great one.

William with one piece of his Nebulizer (looks like a gas mask) - To no surprise, he didn't like the head piece so we decided to use the piece that just blows in his face!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Christmas for us this year was quite different. Matt got CMV (a virus) so William and I moved out of the house. So for the first week Matt was off of school - we were at Mom and Dad's house. Sad! We didn't spend Christmas Eve with each other and then on Christmas Day, William and I went to see Matt once William woke up. We spent a couple of hours at our house doing Christmas and then William and I left again. Because CMV is highly dangerous for pregnant women, Miriam was unable to do Christmas with us bc we didn't know if William or I had it. Miriam had not been exposed to Matt but we had. So when we did Christmas with my family, Miriam and Matt were on Skype through the computer so they were still kind of there. Uh....How sad! So no new traditions with us having William. Hopefully this will not be a tradition :)

So we got the okay for Matt to be around people again so we headed to Winder to be with his dad. Matt's brother and his family came into town this year so we were glad Matt would get to see them. He hasn't seen him in a year and a half and they had never met William. So we get there - and did Christmas that night with his family. We woke up about midnight that night to here Matt's brother vomiting in the bathroom. Ah...... we had known that Sammy (our nephew) and thrown up several times on the way down from Indiana but they thought it was car sickness. Of course, at this point, Matt and I both know that it wasn't car sickness but a virus of some sort since Mike now had it. So the next morning - we rushed to pack and got out of there as soon as possible. We couldn't risk William getting it or Matt who was still recovering from CMV. So we drove all the way to Winder and back in a little over 24 hours. uh...... Fortunately, none of us got it! We did leave in time. But Matt didn't get to see his family but a night.

So we have been in T'ville all week instead of Winder. This was a good thing because William is cutting at least 3 if not more teeth right now so he has been miserable. Which of course means we have been pulling hair out too. It has been a week of him being unhappy, crying, and just off schedule. Luckily today he has been great! I hope that means the teeth have cut and we are back to normal since Matt goes back to work tomorrow and I won't have any help.

Here is a video of William today at 10 months. He still can't crawl or wave bye bye but he can clap. He can move - somehow he gets to objects that he can't reach. So slowly he moves inch by inch while sitting. He also goes from a sitting position to the crawling position but then just rolls over. So there is progress. He loves to stand so we are working on balancing and walking too. Maybe we will just skip the crawling and go straight to the walking - who knows!