Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Update on Carson

Well we are in day 12 and we only have to stay home 2 more days. I told Carson that him and I are going to party at the mall. I'm putting him in his stroller and we will take 5 hours to walk every inch of the mall. LOL I just know that once we get out, we are staying out ALL weekend.

Coltan and Cody have been spending some extra time with Chris this week. We were afraid with it starting RSV season and just the fact that they are in school everyday where they can pass around everything that they were going to stay away. I miss my big boys a lot but I know this is all for a good cause. I do see them everyday because they are getting off the bus here. They still give me big hugs and we talk about their day and homework and then they sneak out with cupcakes and pop. (Cody, like I can't see the box your hiding behind your back).

Cody is also going to Memphis this weekend for a very elite soccer tournament. This particular tournament is only by invite and it is the best of the best. Cody's team was selected and they accepted the invite. He will be playing the top teams from the state of MN, TX, FL, AL, TN to name a few. Chris has volunteered to take him this time since we will be ending our 14 days and Charlie will not be in town to watch Carson for me. This is the fourth ever out of town tournament that I will not be attending. So I'm sad but I know that Cody is really excited because with Chris' work schedule, it is next to impossible for him to take off and go with him.
Chris took Cody two years in a row to Clarksville TN because he has family in KY and wanted to stop off and Chris took Cody to Jeff City because I was pregnant with Carson and in the hospital battling a kidney infection, e-coli, and high blood pressure.

I wanted to tell my mother how thankful I am for everything she has done. She has stopped by everyday and has made Wal Mart and grocery store runs for me. She has even taken some of our clothes home to wash and bring back. I haven't been getting much sleep and Carson is very clingy. If I go downstairs to do laundry, he freaks out. He just wants to be with me 24/7.

Charlie is leaving in the morning to go to the farm until Nov 24th. Guess I still don't have a break anytime soon. But I'm very used to it where he is concerned. We have had a few disagreements over the last two weeks. He doesn't understand how hard it is to take care of a child and not get any sleep AND not be able to up and leave with Carson because we can't chance him catching anything. If he gets sick after they did exploratory on his lungs, we could be in serious trouble.

Carson really is getting his nights and days mixed up. I'm not sure if it is the medicine or just because he is scared to go to sleep. He has finally started taking naps but not more than 20 or 30 minutes. Then he is wanting to go to bed early and we wake up with him crying all night. Yesterday he was up at 4 AM and then he didn't go to bed until 3AM this morning and was back up by 8:00AM. So is this a "this too shall pass" or something else going on? Does anyone have any suggestions how to get my two year old back on a schedule that would be ideal for ME as well? I'm up for advice at this point. I'm really looking forward to going back to work this Monday for one whole week. But I would also like to be awake when I'm there. Then we are having minor surgery again on Nov 24th and will need to spend the night, and since that is also Thanksgiving week I will take that week off as well. I just want to get him well and get my life back to some normalcy. Please pray that this is going to happen for me sooner than later.


Mike and Gail said...

Praying with you.

Rachel said...

Man girl what a time you are having. You KNOW I am here for you if you ever just want some adult talk. I was planning on bringing Melana and the boys by this weekend to meet all your kiddo's, but if my cold is not gone, I'm not going to chance getting Carson sick from me, so we'll have to see how I am before I do.

The boys are looking pretty sharp in thier new clothes and they love them! I did go to Old Navy and bought some jeans for Mason and Cole and a couple tops for Cole since most of your stuff fit Jackson. We seem to be set now. Hopefully they get a few more tops for Christmas.

I'm glad Chris is helping out with the boys and I know how that is not being with mine for weeks at a time during the summer visits with dad, so i hope they come home soon.

Much love and prayers,

Your Great Bud,

Oh...and as for the sleeping...Good Luck! Melana has been up 3-4 times a night lately. I'm just exhausted. I think she's getting more teeth or another ear infection.