Weekend in Review – Halloween

if you have you been wondering where I’ve been, mommy duties have kept me quite busy.

my princess has had some breathing problems and suffered from obstructive sleep apnea for a good while now. and two weeks ago, she got her tonsils and adenoids removed.

surgery!

yes they put her under and i was there to try and calm her down as the anesthesiologist put the mask over her face, and it broke my heart to see her fighting hands off, and reaching for me to save her from the operating room. the look in her eyes was pleading for me to pick her up and i had to restrain her too. i walked out crying my little eyes out, but the nurse assured me that most parents react the same.

recovery was trying. she was in pain from the whole ordeal, and did NOT want to take her medicine to feel better. she would yell at me as loud as she could, through a stream of snot and tears that she “felt good” and didn’t need to take it. but her whole temperament was completely different when on the meds, much more calm, without a fever.

she survived on soggy toast, popsicles, almond milk and gatorade. her appetite was strange though, i stocked the freezer with ice cream, and the fridge with yogurt and apple sauce thinking she would love the chance to eat all her favorites all day but she ate barely any of it.

she was ready for daycare after about a week and a half, and I’m happy  to say she hasn’t been snoring, i’ve seen no trace of the sleep apnea, and even her daytime mouth breathing seems to have vanished. also a slight voice change but i still love that little sound.


this weekend however, we were ready to have fun.

saturday we went to a local college’s family Halloween Day.


the clubs on campus had set up tables of events for kids, with art activities, candy and free fair food (pretzels, snow cones, ice cream and popcorn) it was fun but HOT. I’m glad we didn’t dress up because standing in line for some of the tables felt like i was tanning by the pool.


it ended at 5, and we went back to our friends house to hang out for the rest of the night. watching the kids play together was so funny. they were running laps thru the house and both of us mom were happy to know that they would tire themselves into a full night of sleep after that.


sunday was an errand day mostly. doing laundry for the week, which i have yet to put away, meal prepping to make week nights easier, and making some yummy little halloween chocolate covered oreos for my work potluck.

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2 thoughts on “Weekend in Review – Halloween

  1. Patricia John says:

    We are all happy that the ordeal of the operation is over. You are so brave. Hopefully, for B it will be a distant memory. She will be so much better now, as she seems to be already. You are the busiest, little bee I know. Love you

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  2. Francoise says:

    OMG… I fainted and cried my eyes out each time that one of the boys had to have stitches… So I just can imagine how you felt.
    Happily this is behind both of you now although not totally for you
    Little Bee will be much better now, will grow an inch or two over the next couple of months… And probably will gain a little weight once her eating habit and preferences are fully re-settled in.
    You are one brave and courageous mother !

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