Chilling out in her car seat, watching Sesame Street. So comfy, she fell asleep after just a few minutes!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Nurse is back tomorrow!!!
Yay! I made it through the whole 10 days! And only forgot a few med doses. And forgot to empty her suction canister a couple of days. That gets kind of stinky. :-/ She hasn't missed a single breathing treatment and she's been bathed about every other day. At least I didn't flake out on anything too serious. LOL I'm sooo ready to just have a day to do NOTHING after all of that. I know I probably sound like a whiny baby right now. MOST parents don't ever get full days off so I know I'm lucky for that reason. I don't know, I guess I feel all the extra stuff balances it out. I mean, I have a typical child so I know how much usually goes into parenting, and yeah in a lot of ways, Charlie is my "easy" one, but it's really hard to explain WHY taking care of her is so exhausting. I guess it's because I'm technically doing mommy duty AND doing full-time nursing duty? Her being my kid doesn't mean I do anything less than a nurse would. And I don't get paid $20 and hour to do it! (I wish...) But now I have a LOT of respect for people who don't have help. For that reason alone, I'm ok with never leaving Ohio.