Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow, Snot, and a Splint

As you can probably tell by the title of this post, it has been an interesting weekend!

It all started on Thursday, when we decided to keep Ethan home instead of going to Mandy's. He had been fighting a cold and things weren't getting any better. Jeramie stayed home with him and spent most of the day wiping Ethan's nose. He was SO congested; it was absolutely pitiful. He didn't sleep well Thursday night so, thankfully, Jeramie was home again with him on Friday. I woke up Friday morning with a horrible head cold, but went to work anyway.

Later that morning, I got a voice mail from Jeramie and it went something like this:

"Hey babe. Just wanted to let you know that Ethan's cast has slipped and I think we need to have someone look at it..."

Are you freakin' kidding me?!

If you remember, we had just taken him in on Tuesday to have #3 (I think... I've lost count) put on. This one didn't even last 3 days! Jeramie was such a trooper and took him to Dr. F's office by himself. Dr. F. was in the OR at the time, but a call was placed and he recommended that we 86 the cast idea. That's what I'm talkin' about. This time a splint was made to fit Ethan's arm. It's removable, although the only time we take it off is to adjust the fit. When it slips, we fix it. No more rushing out to Durham, afraid we'll lose the cast. No more saws and terror-filled screams. No more casts.

The new splint AND a cute little baby bottom sticking up in the air!

The rest of the day on Friday, I heard about the snow storm that was headed our way and blew my nose about 100 times. By the end of the day I had horrible ear pain, my throat felt like it was on fire, and my head was throbbing. I eventually took myself to the doctor, only to be told I have a cold. "See what happens over the weekend, and call on Monday if you're not any better", she says. Twenty-five dollars later, I was on my way home.

It began to snow later that evening. I have to admit, I felt like a giddy little girl. I kept looking out the window, hoping it wouldn't stop. We woke up Saturday morning to a winter wonderland. It was absolutely beautiful. There's just something about snow that makes such an ugly world look fresh and clean again.

Ethan and I were pretty much a mess all day on Saturday with our colds. Between the two of us, we've gone through an entire box of tissues! We did manage to go out in the snow for a little bit, though.

Surprisingly, Ethan didn't hate it! I think we'll count his first experience with snow as a success!

Later, we played some indoor football...

...okay, so not really. But it does look like someone is ready for the Super Bowl next weekend!

Today has been another relaxing day at home. Ethan decided to show off this morning and was sitting up in his crib when we went in to get him! That was definitely a first, and it looks like we need to spend some time lowering his crib mattress.

Jeramie and I went out to play in the snow while Ethan was napping and we created Ernest. We introduced Ethan to him once he woke up.

"Who are YOU?! And why are you wearing MY vest??"

Overall, it has been a wonderful weekend! I do wish I felt just a tad bit better so that I would actually be productive while we're stuck inside, though. Isn't it ironic that I complain about wanting rest when life is busy, but then have a hard time resting when life allows it?

With that said, I think I'll go snuggle up with my hubby, box of tissues in hand. Y'all stay warm!


Anonymous said...

I am sorry that you and Ethan have a cold and I hope you are feeling better.

Other than that, I love this post!!

But, Ethan sitting up in his crib when you guys went in to get him!! How great is that!!

I love Ethan and Ernest meeting and Ethan ready to play football.

I miss him so much. I cannot wait until the next time I get to play with him.

Thanks for the fun reading Joye.

Grandma A.

Anonymous said...

Are those potato's for the eyes and buttons on your snow man?

Curious. Grandma A.

Jeramie Mullis said...

No. Banana chips.

We had to get creative. : )

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