It is after 10:30pm and I just got done taking my shower for the day. Today was kind of crazy.
Between 8:10am and 8:25am, I woke up, made a pediatrician appointment for C, got myself ready and left for the doctor’s office for an 8:40 check-in time. (Thank you to my wonderful Hubster for getting C dressed, or I never would have made it out the door on time!) Naturally, after all that rushing we had to wait until 9:02 to get called in for the appointment. The good news is that C does not have an ear infection! His symptoms are just from his cold and other than that, he’s perfectly healthy. He’s also a svelt 12 pounds, 2 ounces now! ;)
C and I have been sick since we returned home from our vacation to visit family last Tuesday. It’s awful. C has a difficult time sleeping and wakes up a lot. He often screams and thrashes his body while we try to feed him, even though he’s hungry. It takes a while to feed him and he generally isn’t eating as much as usual. This screaming doesn’t help the splitting migraine that I’ve had since last Wednesday. I don’t feel like I’m getting any better, but I think it’s because I don’t get enough sleep. I’ve exiled myself to the couch since last Wednesday to avoid waking up C with my cough. Oh the perils of a 1-bedroom apartment. :-p Being on the couch, I wake up every time C needs to be fed at night, even if Hubster is doing the feeding. I also don’t have the advantage of the blackout curtain that we have in our bedroom, so the light wakes me up early in the morning.
Despite the good news that he received at the pediatrician’s office, C refused to nap for more than 30 minutes today unless he was lying in my arms. No naps for Mama. The screaming made my head want to explode. Then this afternoon, I felt like the air in our apartment was getting rather humid and warm. No joke – less than 2 minutes later, all the windows and glass in our apartment completely fogged over. Yep, the air conditioning went out. AGAIN. Only this time it was 96 degrees with a heat index of 112. It’s the kind of heat that suffocates you.
After notifying the appropriate staff and discovering this was a campus-wide issue (we currently reside on campus for Hubster’s live-in graduate assistantship), C and I returned to the apartment to discover that it was too sticky to be habitable. I called Hubster and the three of us headed to the mall to wait it out.
Two poopy diapers in two hours later (have I mentioned I hate changing diapers in public restrooms?!), we returned to mercifully find that the air conditioning had been restored. C was fed and went to bed rather easily. Hubster sweetly washed all of the bottles while I nursed my headache on the couch. Now I’m sharing this day with you fine people before I attempt to spend yet another night on the couch, while Hubster is simultaneously watching ESPN and playing XBox 360. Here’s to another day in the life…