Baby First's: St. Patty's & Easter

St Patty's:
In a nutshell, I ran a race while my mom watched Quinn.  After my race, I came back and hung out at my parents for a bit while Quinn played with the dog (I think he's scared of her!).  The afternoon consisted of a nap and spending a few hours on the deck because it was so beautiful out.  The weather was in the 70's which was a real treat for March.  Later that night, we went over to a friends house for a little socializing.

On Easter morning, Quinn got out of bed in her St. Patty's Day jammies and went on a 'hunt' for her basket.  It was pretty hard to find considering it was put right in the middle of the living room floor.  It consisted of clothes, a chocolate bunny and two Dr. Seuss books. That afternoon was spent over at my Grandma M's house with my dad's side of the family. 

 I can't believe how much nugget has changed over the last two months!

Little Moments

Tonight, I went into my daughters room to close her window and to check on her to make sure she was breathing and hadn't put something over her face.  As I leaned down to rub her back, she rolled over and grabbed my hand, opened her eyes and smiled up at me.  Those little moments, when they look into your eyes and you know you are their complete and utter world.  Like no one exists but you.  It just takes my breath away and puts the biggest smile on my face.  Earlier in the night, we were having a rough time with her being so tired and not feeling the best.  But these little moments and the easy way she leans her head on my shoulder when she's a little out of sorts, makes being a mom that much more rewarding.  I truly believe you don't know what love is until you become a mom.  There are a lot not so great moments in mommyhood but the good ones most definitely trump the bad .

Post Tubes

On Thursday April 12th, Quinn had her ear tube surgery.

We arrived at the surgery center at about 7:15 a.m. and were sent back to a room fairly quickly. 

Quinn was the first surgery of the day because she was the youngest patient there.

We met with two nurses to go over paperwork and order of events.  Then we met with the anesthesiologist to go over how he was going to put her out and finally the doctor as to what he was going to do during the actual surgery.

Between all the vistors we had, we just chilled on her bed and played with toys.  She was super happy.  It was hard to believe that she had bad ears and that she hadn't eat for 12+ hours.

The nurses came to take Quinn and her bed away and Quinn was so busy watching everything and everyone that she didn't even notice that she was leaving me.  This was the thing I was most nervous about - that she would cry leaving me and wouldn't have me there during the actual surgery.

After Quinn was hauled away, I went to the waiting room and about 15 minutes later they were asking for me.  The surgery was so much quicker than I thought it would be.

I was put in a room where the doctor briefed me on how the surgery went and what we have to do after.

I was then allowed to go back into her room to see her.  Thankfully she was still asleep and kept sleeping for 10-15 minutes longer while I stood there and combed through her hair.

When she woke, she was groggy and started to cry.  I had a bottle pre-mad for her and I was able to pick her up, console her with the bottle and give lots of mom hugs and kisses.  Pretty soon she was calm, watching me play with her toys.

As soon as we were released and got into the car, Quinn was down again for the count and slept the entire way home.

When we got home, I assumed she would want to sleep the majority of the day, you know, having surgery and all, but that clearly was not on her to do list that day  She wanted to play and play hard.  She giggled, laughed and smiled the entire rest of the day and I knew the surgery had done the trick.

We finally had our happy baby back.

We administered her ear drops a few times a day for 10 days.  At the very end of the 10 days (the weekend of the 21st/22nd), we started noticing her ears draining more slimy liquid than they had all days prior, combined.

I finally called the ENT on Tuesday and they confirmed with all the drainage, she has yet another infection.

Now we are back on an oral antibiotic and 10 more days of drops.  I'm just glad we have the tubes to get the infection out now instead of letting it pressurize inside and having an extremely crabtastic baby.

We have to postpone our follow up appointment with the ENT until Quinn gets the newest infection out.

I'm anxious to hear if her hearing comes back okay.  She's been pretty attentative when we're talking to her and is very active now so I think the tubes really did the job.

In other news, Quinn has gotten bit 3 TIMES by the same child at daycare.  Can you hear that?  Yep, it's mama bear and she's a roaring.  I have yet to drop Quinn off or pick her up from daycare since this third incident so I haven't gotten the chance to vocalize my frustrations but so help me if there is a fourth time, I'm going to be heard LOUD and CLEAR!