Apr 29, 2007

My Little One...

We've all had a little virus going on around here. Matthew had it, I had it last night, and now Natalie seems to have it. I was very nauseated last night, my throat felt like someone shoved a meat grinder into it, and I had a low-grade fever. Today, I'm much better.

Natalie, however, is worrying me to death. As most of my friends know, she has ketoacidosis. (Natalie's ketoacidosis is a rare, non-diabetic form, but just as dangerous as diabetic ketoacidosis. The cause is different, but the symptoms are the same.)

Usually, I know by now what to do with her. When she becomes listless like she is right now, with dark circles under her eyes and is really out of it and sick to her stomach, we'll find high ketones in her urine.

But, she only has a very small fever and no ketones. She's on the verge of vomitting and that's always when we knew to head to the hospital before. But now, without any ketones showing up, I don't know what to do.

I have two other children and I know they can get really out of it when they're sick. But with Natalie, it's just different. It's hard to put into words.

I'm by her side right now keeping a close watch on her. If she starts to vomit, I guess I'll call her pediatrician on call and ask if I should take her to the hospital or not. I'm afraid maybe my ketone strips aren't working for some reason.

I'll update when I can, and, just so you all won't have to bother leaving more comments feeling sorry for me (I hate being a whiner and I don't want anyone to feel like they have to keep leaving me comments on posts like these. It must be really annoying to leave those constantly!), I'm turning comments off on this post.

I have a fun post up just below this one....so don't feel sorry for me and go ahead and have a laugh at that other post! :)

Apr 17, 2007

Why I Shouldn't Be Allowed to Speak

Natalie had her friend over playing one day and they were talking about the movie Charlotte's Web. Thinking that Natalie's friend looked a little bit like Dakota Fanning, I said to her, "You look a lot like Charlotte!"

She gave me a weird look, and I couldn't figure out why, until I relayed the story later to Amanda.

"Mom. Charlotte is the spider."

Oh my gosh. DUH! I totally knew that! So why did I say that?!!

I basically told Natalie's friend that she looks like a spider! No wonder she looked at me like I was a freak!
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Apr 14, 2007

Campaign Photos

So I figured if I'm up for Hottest Mommy Blogger, I should offer up some campaign photos to encourage you to vote for me if you haven't already done so (and if you have, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!).

Of course, this could totally backfire on me and I will actually end up scaring away potential voters, but I figured I'd be brave and give it a try anyhow.

So, what do you do when you're recovering from surgery and it takes ALL of your energy to get showered, dressed and made up? You celebrate by taking vain photos of yourself, that's what!

Here's attempt #1:



On this one, I realized I actually need to look at the camera in the mirror, not up at the camera itself. My husband said I looked like I was afraid of something....as if the camera were a snake.

So...on to attempt #2:



Not bad, but you can see the camera still. So, my last and final attempt:



Eh. It's not bad. Especially for someone that just had all of their insides lasered out.

Now, I'm up to page 2 in the results, baby! If you have any sympathy at all for a girl doing her best to get to page 1, even draining herself of any and all energy for three so-so photos, head on over here and show me some love.

Remember, you have to register, but it's REALLY quick. Then you just click on the link in your confirmation email and THEN your vote for me will count.

If I can get from page 7 to page 2 in just a couple of days, surely I can get to page 1, right? I can dream! :)

Apr 13, 2007

You Know There's a Ten-Year-Old Boy in the House When....

.....you look at the lovely Easter eggs he dyed:



but upon closer inspection:



(click on the image to enlarge if you can't read what's written on the eggs)

And, just in case you didn't catch it in my previous post, this is what I see when I'm in Sitemeter:

Visit Entry Page http://ablondeandher...gspot.com/index.html
Visit Exit Page http://ablondeandher...gspot.com/index.html


Look at that carefully. I didn't even notice it myself all of this time until just the other day. If you're not laughing, you haven't noticed what you're supposed to notice! :)
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You have to register first, but it only takes a second. I swear! And I'll owe you big time! Make sure you click on the confirmation link in the email you receive once you register. Then you can vote for me, and anyone else you may know who's up for nomination.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!