Hello 2017

So it’s about an hour into the new year and I’m still awake. Why you ask? No I haven’t been drinking, I’m not out with friends, I’m stuck at home. Jay has been sick for the last couple of days with I’m hoping is just a cold and just woke up with a bad cough and clogged up nose. I really hate seeing my baby like this. And to make matters worse, I believe he may be allergic to Pedialyte. Yup. Pedialyte. I got him some last night due to having diarrhea and I didn’t want him getting dehydrated. I know I get thirsty when I’m sick. I poured some in a bottle and let him drink from it. After he was done, I noticed he had a small rash on his chin. I figured maybe he scraped it against a blanket. Tonight while he was eating his dinner, I decided to give him Pedialyte again. Within minutes a rash was in the shape of the bottle imprinted onto his little face! I took it from him immediately and he cried wanting it back. I poured it out and gave him formula instead. He didn’t have any other symptoms except his face so I have no idea. I’m not giving him anymore though, that’s for sure.

ZI really hate sharing that picture but as you can see the ring around his mouth is what happened within minutes. His eyes were already like that and it just makes me so sad. I wish he would feel better soon. Not to mention, I’m exhausted. I didn’t sleep well last night due to him waking up every couple hours due to coughing, not being able to breathe, etc. He was just plain miserable which is to be expected of course. Tonight he seems to be better since he fell back to sleep but I keep hearing him cough every now and then worried he’s getting worse. I can’t wait for Monday to come so I can make him an appointment. I know he can goto the hospital but he’s not that bad. Yet. All day he was playing with his toys and smiling. That’s definitely more than what he was doing the day before so there’s hope it’s just a cold and he’ll get over it soon. But what a shitty way to start the new year’s 😦

Hope yall have a better start than me.



Done with the Holidays

Am I the only one happy that the holidays are over? I mean what a stressful weekend week MONTH it has been!

Jay’s first Christmas I guess I can say was a success. We were able to go shopping the day before Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve, Eve?) We went to his mom’s house to spend time with her since Chris had to work on Christmas. Jay got a whole bunch of new clothes and a teething blanket. He wasn’t really liking the teething blanket but I’m hoping he warms up to it so he has something to chew on (as if he doesn’t have enough…) and he ended up staying with her while we went shopping.

What we got was

  • A walker shaped like a monster
  • A Mickey Mouse toddler blanket
  • A 360 cup
  • The Land Before Time dvd
  • A stuffed elephant
  • A Vtech Laptop
  • Three sensory balls
  • A vibrating bug toy
  • Pacifiers (but they have magically disappeared…)
  • A Mickey Mouse solar thing
  • Mickey Mouse pajamas

Can you tell the baby like Mickey Mouse? 😂

Christmas Eve we didn’t do much. Chris had to work that day too so it was just me and the baby. My friend Alex came into town and he came over to spend some time with us. We watched Suicide Squad (Jay fell asleep during) and we just talked. On Christmas, Jay woke us up about 9am. I woke Chris up so he could watch him open gifts. He was more excited over the Mickey Mouse blanket than anything. But he did love being in his walker and played on his laptop. I put the Mickey Mouse solar thing in his window so it wouldn’t get broken and he could watch it move. Later I went with Alex to his Aunt’s house where we ate yummy food and Jay played with his favorite uncle. He was a really good baby. He ate most of the food on my plate! His aunt got me a picture frame with one of my favorite pictures of Jay and a bottle of wine! (You bet I drank it that night too! ;)) Then we went to our friend’s Bee and Zeike’s house to celebrate Christmas with them as well. We surprised Zeike (he didn’t know Alex was coming) and opened Jay’s gifts. He got…

  • Books
  • Mickey Mouse bathtub toy
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • A huge Mickey Mouse plush
  • A rainbow penguin plush
  • A handmade blanket

He was so thrilled when he saw Mickey Mouse though. That thing is bigger than him! I’ll take a picture with him next to it. He loves it! I got some gifts as well. I got a canvas I can color on and bath/foot stuff. I wasn’t expecting anything but they surprised me! It was a good weekend after all though. I got to spend it with the people I care about the most. But I am so damn glad its over and I can stress less now that Christmas is over. I do feel very blessed to have the people in my life that love and care about my son and I. They sure did make us feel special 😀