Wednesday, January 09, 2008

So much to say, so little time

Hey Ya'll. I hope your New Years has been wonderful. My 2008 has been so stinking busy at work. We have a huge conference next Tuesday, and I have been so busy getting ready for it. I have hand labeled and zip code sorted over 3600 pieces of mail in 3 days, and let me just say, I am sick of labels!!! So far, my smooth move of 2008 has been to send a 1900 piece mail out to the printer only to find out that I had made a huge typo on it, and had to have it reprinted. Fun huh!!! I can promise that I only make the same huge mistakes once. I am a pretty quick learner!!!

In health news, for anyone who knew about my blood pressure problems that I have been having, they are slowly being resolved. I have been on bp medicine for awhile now for my headaches, and once upon a time, before Jackson, my bp was perfect. In fact...it was often rather low. Not so much after Jackson. I promise he doesn't stress me out, but apparently a lot of things can change after you have a baby. During the holidays, I quit taking my medicine. I know, I know, bad idea, but it was making me feel so sick. I have been having headaches really bad for about a week, and when we were at my parents on Monday night we took my bp on their monitor. It was an alarming 182/125 which apparently means that I could have had a stroke. Everyone fussed all over me until I agreed to go see my doctor yesterday. My pressure was still really high when I was there, so Dr. Banach made me have an EKG, and they are doing alot of blood work. I do know that:

1. I am not pregnant
2. I did not have a heart attack

So I have been put on a different medicine, and my bp was much better this morning. The doctor thinks my head has been hurting so bad because of my pressure, so I will see my neurologist on Monday, and see where we go from here. My headache is much better already...still there, but much better!!!

In other much more fun and exciting news, I have been meaning to share some new Jackson stuff. Here goes!
  • Jackson can now pitch a fit like a pro. He has mastered the art of turning his whole little body into Jello and sliding out of your arms into a heap on the floor. His new frustrated sound is "Uuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh." It sounds great, and let me just share what fun it was to carry him over my shoulder through Wal-Mart the other night with him screaming his new word and everyone staring. Apparently, he was not ready to leave the kid trap section that includes all those machines that sell lead-filled toys for only .25 cents and carousel rides. I loved every second of it, and now can be inducted as an official parent.

  • Jackson has several new words: Cheese, Ra-Ra (rabbit for those of you not used to Jacksonese), Mommy, Daddy, and our favorite, duck. Duck usually comes out as "Kuh, Kuh, Duck. It is so stinking cute.

  • Jackson got his haircut again last night. He did great with the help of a bubble gum flavored sucker. They even used the clippers on him, and he didn't even flinch. He looks so cute.

  • Jackson spotted a stuffed animal tiger last night in the front of a car. He was with my Mom when he saw it, and immediately said, "Gggrrrrrrr." He is a genius, and of course, an Auburn Tiger fan!!!
Completely unrelated but blog mention worthy anyway, our friend from church, Miranda, sent out an email today that she had had a flat tire and needed help today getting the tire replaced/repaired and then getting it back on her car. Guess who volunteered???? My little sister, Kellyn!!! We always say that she is the son my Dad never had. I have never changed a tire in my life, and although my Dad tried to show me several times, I would imagine it would be a lost cause if I ever had a flat. No offense Dad, I know you tried hard!!!! Kellyn on the other hand, has changed 3, and is up to the challenge. So in honor of Kellyn, I leave you with these words...

TIREBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't afraid of no tires
TIREBUSTERS!

2 random thoughts:

Heather said...

glad you are feeling better! HOW SCARY!
love the jackson stories, of course.
will you be coming to the dress shop Sat??

The Canada's said...

Thanks for the comment on our blog about tantrums. It helps to hear that other parents are dealing with the same problems. I can't wait for her to be able to express herself...maybe the tantrums will stop, but probably not!

-Lindsey

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