Sometimes it’s frightening how fast a week can pass! Last week flew by due to a few unfortunate circumstances that have kept us on our toes.
After posting about our Memorial Day on June 1, I had an OB appointment on the 2nd. This involved both a regular bi-weekly appointment as well as a sonogram. Because of several high-risk factors including age, that quirky blood-work early on showing increased risk for Trisomy 21, and now, gestational diabetes, I get to see our little man on sono every 2-weeks. I’m not complaining!
Seems we’ve got a big boy in there…he measured about 4.3 lbs., around the 65th% and a full pound heavier than other babies his gestational age. Due to some high blood sugars, I am lucky enough to get to return to the OB tomorrow to review my numbers, discuss diet, and possibly begin medication. Ugh!
On Thursday, June 3, we were invited to a play date at Antioch Park in our metro-area by a member of the new MOPS group that I joined. We were able to make it, but I forgot my camera! They had the cutest kid-size pioneer town constructed on the property. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to stay long as Mary Catherine developed an acute case of this
….ugh! It lasted about two days. Nobody else in the household got sick. Hmmmm…
Then we received the bad news about this
(Image from National Geographic)
…tar balls and globs of rust colored oil washing up on Alabama’s Gulf coast. While we were preparing ourselves for a last minute change of vacation plans, we are still deeply saddened for the loss of wildlife, marine life,and economic devastation affecting the people of the entire Gulf Coast Region.
Instead of the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, AL we will be vacationing here
…we’re not complaining! We just feel fortunate that we were able to book a condo on the beach at all!
I had been monitoring rentals for the past week, and the minute CNN reported that tar and oil was reaching the Panhandle of Florida, availability dropped significantly. We are getting excited about this change in plans. I think there is a lot of “touristy” stuff to do in Myrtle Beach which will be fun for the kids.
In the meantime, the same little one that was having stomach issues earlier in the week, woke up on Friday with a “weird” rash on her arm and leg. I didn’t think much about it until she woke up Saturday morning with the same rash on her face. I put some Benadryl topical ointment on her face and this is what I woke up to on Sunday
…and truly, this photo doesn’t due her justice! The rash was also under her chin, creeping up her cheek to her temple and down the back of the ear and neck. Aaargh! I decided on Sunday morning that we needed to go see urgent care as this had literally spread overnight from just a few “spots”.
The diagnosis…poison-something or other. Probably poison ivy, but who knows. It could be poison oak, sumac, etc. You would think I would know what that looked like, but you couldn’t be more wrong! I have never had poison ivy in my life and I traipsed through the neighborhood park with the best of them during my childhood!
Her legs and arm are healing well, and the urgent care physician said that ordinarily he would not have even treated her, but because her face was such a mess…and spreading…he started her on an oral steroid to speed up healing.
I think I’ll be Photoshop-ing our vacation pics!
This week also proves to be a busy one, but I hope to post a few times before we depart on our Atlantic sea-faring journey! Also, I am so excited because I get to meet a blogging friend for lunch this week! Can’t wait to hook up with Melinda over at Country Dreaming! I promise not to forget my camera!