Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sick Baby

There's no such thing as "worrying" too much for you child's health or well being is there?

I honestly don't think so. You never really realize how much your parents love you, care about you, and worry about you until you become a parent yourself. Agree or disagree?

It breaks my heart every time my baby boy gets sick. And I mean really gets sick which is rare. He is the most active little boy I know. He's constantly running, jumping, talking, etc. you will always find him active doing anything and everything lol. Even when he gets a cold or small fever.

So when I see him laying in bed with sad puppy eyes I know it has to be something serious.

On Wednesday I didn't get much sleep. I was up by 3am, no lie. DH woke up after I returned from the restroom and we talked for about 2 hours or so. Eventually he fell back to sleep and I watched a movie. All day I did errands and baked (pictures to come soon). At 7pm I decided to take a 3 hour nap before going into work at 11pm. When I woke up from my nap I get the news that my baby has a fever of 103+. God bless my MIL's heart for letting me take my nap and taking care of him till I got up. It was decided that he was going to miss school the next day since I could already tell that he was not being himself.

I left to work worried about my baby boy and hoping that it was nothing. His daddy takes good care of him but I can't help to worry, especially when it comes to fevers after a scared we had with my younger sister.

I remember being in the 9th grade and my mom waking up in the middle of the night and calling the ambulance. I listened to her struggle trying to explain what's going on. She doesn't speak English. Eventually the ambulance arrived at our home and my mom left with my sister leaving us all very worried for her. She didn't tell us then and there what was going on so that we could stay focus in school come morning. Nope it didn't work. I was in the guidance office all morning crying because I didn't know what was going on. Finally we get a call from my mom saying that my sister is going to be ok. I couldn't wait to go home and hug her. She was like my own daughter lol. I took her everywhere with me, played with her, got her dressed, and so on and so forth.

You see. My sister had gone to bed the night before with a mild fever which only progressed as the hours passed eventually making her turn bluish-purple, literally, and having a seizure. Fevers are no joke and can be very dangerous if you don't keep them under control. And ever since that day I will never ignore a fever no matter how mild is it. Luckily my sister suffered no health issues or had any consequences after that event.

Thursday morning when I arrived home I was told that his fever was still elevated and had not gone down all night. He got up at around 6am and started vomiting. My guess, from the fever itself. Since it had been over 12 hours with a fever at 103+ I called his doctor and took him in for an appointment. (I had just arrived from work, had slept almost nothing the night before, was dead ass tired, and still stood awake to care for my sick baby. A parent's love for their child can overcome anything). They told us it was something viral and we had to let it run it's course and give him Tylenol to bring the fever down.

All day my baby and I cuddle and watched movies. But he barely ate anything so I know it was  serious. Worse part is that I'm not home to take care of him :( and that makes me feel so sad. When I left to school around 5pm his fever was still high. And that made me feel so guilty for having to go to school and then right to work. I just want 7am to come so that I can go see my baby and hug him and fill him with kisses. Hey, I have to take advantage now because before I realize it he will be too big for Mami's hugs and kisses lol.

Like the doctor said. Hopefully whatever it is goes away fast because I worry too much and I dislike seeing my munchkin sickie like that.

Good Night Y'all!

Whose mouth is cleaner...

A human or a dog?

This is a project that we are working on in my microbiology class.

Earlier in the semester out professor told us we needed to work on a project that involved collecting cultures and testing it. 3 other classmates and myself got together one Friday night and after a tasty meal and a bottle of wine later we got to thinking. Probably not the best combination lol. But alas we came up with a thesis and a one page paper stating what we were planning on experimenting and why.

We basically said that because humans have more bacteria in the oral cavity than dogs that dogs had cleaner mouths.

Well that's not quite true.

Several weeks later we swabbed a dogs mouth and we grew the bacteria just to find out that a dog had way way way more bacteria than a human. Which it makes sense. I mean do you own a dog? Have you noticed the places your dog puts his mouth on?

Yea well I think the wine got to us and the words in our thesis got switched around.

In a human's mouth I counted 92 different types of bacteria. Eewww! In the dog's mouth, well that was just impossible to count. There was way to many. This Thursday we are going to pick two bacteria of each and run some tests on them. I'll keep you posted on our findings but for now take a look at these pictures.

Are you sure you want to let your dog kiss/lick you or your toddler?

And for the record the dog whose mouth we swabbed gets his teeth brushed occasionally.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

4 Months

Boy is time flying!

I can't believe today marks 4 months since our wedding day. Before you know it we will be at 6 months then 1 year. That's scary!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wedding Week Recap

Over a year in the making and getting closer to the end. Yes. I'm half way through completing our wedding week recap over in "Wedding in Paradise". Its sad to say but like all things this too will come to an end. It's just a matter of time.

So far I've made it to day 7. Now I will start talking about the actual wedding day and posting the Pro pictures and is only fair that I share it over here as well but instead of double posting I will keep a separate tab under the header to give you easy access in finding these posts. All you have to do is click on the day you wish to see/read and it will take you over to that page. From there you can maneuver on the other days and through the blog itself.

I hope my words and pictures make you feel like you were there yourself just like it makes me relive those beautiful days back in June.

WWR Day 1:Arrival/ Bacholorette Party part II
WWR Day 2: Los Tres Ojos
WWR Day 3: La Romana
WWR Day 4: Arriving at Dreams Resort
WWR Day 5: More Guest Arrive/Another Fun Night
WWR Day 6: The Bonfire
Beach Bonife Pro Pics
WWR Day 7: I Got Sick :(

Happy Sunday!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Catching Up.

Well hello there. How is everyone doing this beautiful morning?

I've been busy lately adjusting to my new life as a wife, new overnight job, a son in kindergarten, 2 challenging college courses, out of control sleeping pattern (+ weight gain), and staying sane. But believe it or not I'm handling all of this pretty darn good. Matter of fact I think I kind of like it and will eventually even love it once I get set on a sleeping schedule and work on a exercise and eating routine.

You see, since my body is very confused on what's happening in the outer world with my sleep and eating patterns I get hungry all the time. And if I don't don't eat I feel like I'm starving. So what else is there to do but eat. Then I get upset because I knew I shouldn't had eaten that and to make up for it I get on the treadmill for 30 mins, work out a sweat for 3 days in a row, and come the 4th day I'm beat so I end up taking a break which turns into 3-5 days off then the cycle begins again.

On the other hand with my sleeping patterns, I work 4 days a week including a weekend and a half a month. Two 12 hours shift and two 8 hours shift. Which isn't bad at all because my schedule is the same every month. I usually work 3 days in a row, 2 days off, 1 day work, 3 days off, and so on and so forth. Problem is the days I go to class which is 3 days a week and work the same night. That's when my body gets frustrated with me, gives up on me, and shuts down the following day I have off where I end up sleeping 19+ hours without a twitch. Yes you read right, 19+ hours in a 24 hour day of nonstop REM Mode in my comfy bed. Luckily I don't have to pick up my son at school since I made an arrangement with a friend that has a daughter in the same grade.

Besides that and 7lbs later I actually think that night shift is the best thing that has happened to me this year aside from the wedding of course :). I'm doing great in school because I have so much time to study at night. I'm spending more time at home, sorta. I get to see my son more often and help my him with homework after school. Which by the way let me just say how proud I am of his improvement in writing and his increased vocabulary in the past 6 weeks. He is loving school and is starting to spell and read words :)

Then you have the hubs and I. After a rough and ugly confrontation back in August we've gotten so much closer and are so much happier. We've also made some big decisions and some plans for the coming year. Let's just keep our fingers crossed so that everything works out as we would like them to.

The only thing I'm not doing much of is cooking. Not even baking and I'm a big baker, especially around this time of year. I just love baking! Thank God for my mother in law that has been cooking for us for a couple of months now without complain and for my mom that has been saving us food as well. I'm too tired to cook every day :( and it makes me sad because cooking is a big part of me. I've been cooking big meals since age 11 and for the past 4 years or so I've barely cooked. Hopefully that will change soon.

For the next couple of weeks I'll be working on a eating and sleeping pattern and on an exercise plan. I'll be making some time for the kitchen too :)

Wish me luck!