DH had Evelyn to the ER this week and found out she has pneumonia! She had no symptoms other than the clingyness/fussiness I had talked about earlier. She's had some trouble with breath holding episodes and seizure-like activity and she had a pretty scary episode earlier this week. We got a referral to see a neurologist on Feb 20th. I'm hoping they can reassure us that there is nothing wrong, but at the same time, I'm scared that the tests will show nothing abnormal and then we won't know how to make the episodes stop!
What's new with everyone?
DS is very interested in stacking his toys lately (yay milestones!). Still not saying any words. He is running laps around our house so I wonder if he is just more motor focused right now and the words will come later once he feels he is a pro at the moving around part. He also loves to stick his tongue out and sppbbbb at us I was worried that he shakes he head back and forth occasionally at random times, but a co-worker told me that her daughter does it too and it is normal for them to try different sensory stimulation at this age.
What's new with me...I'm doing some herbal cleanses. Trying to cleanse after all the stuff I've been on the past few years (fertility meds, post partum BP meds, antibiotics for my mastitis, meds for my skin), plus my diet took a nosedive during the holidays and I never really got back on track. I was becoming very dependent on coffee to get me through my day. I've been coffee free for over a week without any withdrawals, my sugar cravings are way down and my sleep has improved slightly so I feel I'm making some progress.
Things are pretty good here. We have Evelyn's appointment with the neurologist tomorrow morning. She has to have an EEG and they want us to bring her in sleep deprived. The test takes 90 minutes, so I am really hoping they want her to sleep through it. I can't imagine that a 14 month old will just lie still for 90 minutes!! Otherwise, she is doing well. I've been working on getting her to fall asleep on her own instead of rocking her to sleep. She's been crying for about 5 minutes when I leave the room and then falling asleep. Tonight she had a breath holding spell when I walked out of her room, so I caved and rocked her to sleep. Bad mommy!
I'm just really bored. I tend to get pretty antsy this time of year. I'm just ready for spring, tired of the gray and cold. I'm also working on getting back on track as far as my diet is concerned. DH and I are doing a Whole 30 right now and it sucks at the moment, but I know it will get better and I will be glad I did it. Work is pretty boring...I need a vacation!
I had to look up the Whole 30 as I wasn't familiar with it. Sounds like people have had good results when they stick with it. Probably helps that you and DH can do the plan together for support.
The EEG went pretty well. It didn't really last for 90 minutes. I think that the 90 minutes they quoted me included the whole process...putting the wires on her head, etc. She did fall asleep for a little bit and she cried a lot, but she stayed still and overall it wasn't bad. Her results came back normal, which I expected. I guess that's a relief, but it's unnerving that we have no explanation for the few severe breath-holding episodes she's had. Basically, we just have to deal with them.
Yes, I wouldn't be able to do the Whole 30 if DH wasn't doing it too. We eat primal most of the time, but will occasionally do a Whole 30 if we've fallen off the wagon and need something drastic to get back track.
So, is anyone thinking about another baby anytime soon? We definitely want to have another one and sooner rather than later. We aren't doing anything to prevent, but we probably should boycott March because I don't really want another December baby, but whatever happens, happens I guess.