I’ve been holding my breath all week as my friends’ kids get sick, one after the other, but there’s only so much you can do to avoid it. And OF COURSE it hits P right before OIT. That’s the only reason I care. He can’t updose if his immune system is under stress so when he began coughing Thursday evening and then was up coughing on and off until waking up for good between 4 and 5 am on Friday I was really nervous that we wouldn’t get very far at our appointment. It’s hard not to be frustrated when we have slowed down to every other week appointments and then we can’t accomplish much during the time we go. It’s also a long trek so I want to make it worthwhile! Anyway, after making breakfast for P, I grabbed some weights and started a Nike+ workout. It was 6:30 so I definitely had plenty of time, but before I knew it, V was up and calling for me. So my workout wasn’t super focused. After getting her squared away with some books, I returned to my “workout” and tried to at least get something done while P finished eating. It was so dark out, it felt weird to be up, and yet, they were so wide awake and happy to be playing with each other. I showered while they continued to play in the bedroom and then made myself a smoothie before loading up the car.
I brought vega proteins & greens vanilla protein powder from home and added it to kale, cauliflower (first time!!), bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and water. This was my first time adding cauliflower to a smoothie, but it’s all the rage right now. I used a tiny bit of raw cauli and didn’t taste a thing, obviously, so I’m inclined to try more. Perhaps frozen steamed cauliflower next time? I bet frozen florets would give a cool texture, similar to the way frozen bananas do.
Venti! I quit starbucks in Davis, but the Lafayette store is great and never mess up my drink so it’s my twice a month treat.
We did three updoses but he was coughing too much to risk any more. He is now at 0.2 grams of peanut. I was in a grumpy mood from the lack of sleep the night before and bummed that we couldn’t do more, but now that I have the gift of time, I can see that obviously that was the right call. He was acting moody throughout the appointment, which is his sick personality, so I was trying to remind myself of that, but blah. Whatever. His cold was getting worse and worse by the minute and adding peanuts to that doesn’t help. So we went home. No Whole Foods 🙁 That was also contributing to my grump status.
I made tuna salad when I got home with vegenaise (nom nom nom) and carrots, avocado and chips on the side. My stomach was all kinds of bonkers after and that was probably half way due to the knots I got it into from being anxious all morning about the what-ifs of dosing with a cold. Stress and the gut, man. After a couple of hours I went to the store with my sister to get a kombucha which totally soothed my stomach. Phew.
I liked spending the rest of the day with my family. They made me feel special.
My birthday meal request to my mom – flank steak, salmon, and kale salad.
No complaints from the littles, obviously, since there was steak involved.
And chocolate pecan pie!
This is Marie, Kyle and my favorite dessert my mom makes.
And it’s hard not to eat the whole pie “by my own self” <–Valley-ism.
Cliffs notes version of the night: LONG
More detailed description of the night: P was coughing and waking up every 5 minutes. Since we were sharing a room with him, that meant we were all up all night. Kyle went in the bed with him to soothe him around 11 pm, and I think I dozed off for a bit but then V on the monitor woke me around midnight. She was telling me she had to go to the bathroom but then when I went in there she had had an accident…confused I took her to the toilet and she had mega GI issues. I was so proud of her for waking up and going!! I changed her clothes and her sheets and tucked her back in and went back to bed. But then when it happened a little bit later I was wondering if we were going to be up all night with diarrhea too. Fortunately, the answer was no.
But she was up at 6. EEeeekk.
Weekend birthday deets to come….