We have authorization!! I was finally able to pick up Claire’s medicine last night. She (and I) have never been happier. What an ordeal. Now that we have that behind us, she has a stuffy nose. It’s so pathetic…she wants to suck her binky, but has to pop it out to breathe. I’ve had to suction her out the last 2 days and oooooohhhhhh does she hate it!! She screams like I’ve never heard her, and real, actual, crocodile tears come streaming down her face. Last night Ryan was up getting her ready to eat at 4am and I hear her in there screaming while he’s suctioning her…I fly out of bed to her, scoop her up, and she laid her head on my shoulder and held me so tight…it breaks my heart. I took her temp—it was 99.2, fed her, and brought her back to bed with us. This morning I dropped her off at my moms, brought her upstairs and put her in bed with Gram to snuggle …I wanted to stay home so bad with her and hold her and snuggle her all day, but I can’t. I have to come to work so that we can afford all the nice things that we give her. It’s a trade off that I chose to make. That Ryan and I chose when we bought our house and cars and decided to remodel pretty much everything in our house. We wanted to live where we do, and enjoy the extras that we do (and Claire already has pretty good taste...see photos from previous post), so I have to work. Today is just one of those days…I’ll get over it.
Ryan tore our hall bathroom out down to the studs this weekend to remodel. In the process of putting in a new tub and changing out the old plumbing, he seemed to stumble…we have a leak in a pipe in the basement and he was unable (even with the help on FIL) to fix. We called in a real plumber. A licensed, knows exactly what he’s doing, a referral from my parents who got their name from another referral, plumber. They came out yesterday morning at 8:15, replaced a pipe and valve and said that we should be good. He looked at the work that Ry had done in the bathroom and was pretty impressed that he did such a good job, and assured me that the leak was fixed. Not. So. Much. Ryan got home from work, all ready to jump in and get the drywall back up, and what was that in the basement…yes, you guessed it a drip, drip, drip, the leak. Mother F-er. Can’t we get a break!?!?!?!?! We put another call in, 3 actually, and they didn’t return the calls. 7:25am I get a call as I’m pulling into work, they want to come out this morning and look at it…I don’t think so. I told them that my husband wanted to be there this time, and that they would have to work around our schedule. They will be there today at 4:30.
I really hope this works and we can move forward with the remodel…it sucks going to my parents every night to shower. We only have one full bathroom with a shower, so I’m wearing thin. We remodeled our half bath while I was pregnant, and I about lost it then….it’s 10 times harder with a baby…I should have know. And to top it all off we’re going out of town this weekend for a wedding and nothing will get done while we’re gone. Oh the joys of home improvement.
Some Claire cuteness to share from the other day…
Yes, she is sleeping...she sleeps with her eyes half open unless we close them after she falls asleep...kinda creepy, huh?!?!? ( :