Thursday, January 7, 2010

tube time

Tomorrow, we brave the Austin Arctic Blast to have Anderbug at the surgery center no later than 5:45am. The tubes, after some frustrating last minute doctor switcheroo-ing, are going in. It should be a really "fun" morning. Getting up at 4:30am is fun. Waking a sleeping baby? Fun! Other "fun" things: not being allowed to feed or water that cranky woken baby, leaving our house before dawn to venture out into single digit wind chill factors (Austin's coldest temps in 14 years), and the biggie: having our baby A taken to an operating room and put under anesthesia. That last one in particular is making me more and more anxious as the surgery approaches. I know there will be tears involved, but I'll keep those to myself until I'm out of Mister's sight, obviously. Nerves aside, I'm so ready for this to be over and done with and for A to get some long-lasting relief from the never ending ear infections- which will, all sarcasm aside, be very fun. I'm ready to have my happy-go-lucky little sidekick back. So if you're awake and you think of it, send some good thoughts or prayers or voodoo chants or whatever it is that's your style our way tomorrow around 7am. Also hope that I remember to remove all of his "jewelry and piercings", as per the nurse's instructions this morning. A's really going to be bummed when I tell him he needs to hand over the diamond studs and pry out the nose ring.

Otherwise, not much to report this chilly winter week, it's been pretty "same old same old", and that's not a complaint. I'm enjoying this calm, peaceful period, soaking up A's last month of only child status and trying not to notice how my waddle is more pronounced each and every day. We had a snuggly pajama day yesterday since A and I were both feeling a little "meh". We hit up the Chick-fil-a drive through for lunch, A in the backseat giggling at himself in footy jammies and me up front in pajama pants hoping and praying we wouldn't get rear ended because I'd have to get out of the car without a speck of makeup and in my pajamas at noon. We cuddled on the couch to watch Elmo, took a long winter's nap, read books in bed. This morning, out of milk and eggs and cat food, we trekked over to Target and the Mister cried when he felt the winter wind in his face, dashing my hopes of him carrying on the family Sioux tradition. If the boy can't handle 20 degree wind chills, he certainly won't tolerate hiking down University Ave. in white out blizzard conditions with a -52 degree wind chill. Oh, well. UT will just have to do. Or USC. I'm not picky.

Evening Add-on

After today's three hour (heavenly) nap ... happy boy, nutty hair:
It may be time for that first professional haircut.

15 comments:

NoVaIrish said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Sara said...

You're both gonna do great! I'm excited that you can finally put these miserable ear infection days behind you!

Lily Kate said...

Hope everything goes well tomorrow! I'm thinking the no food/drink for A in the morning might be the worse! I'll be thinking of you all! hugs & prayers to Austin From the ARCTIC (-10-feels like -30) ND! xoxo

Lily Kate said...

worsT! Sorry can't spell tonight!

Melissa said...

Good luck tomorrow. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Lisa said...

Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you guys.

katattack said...

I know it's scary leading up to the surgery, but it was much easier once you were there. They'll be back to tell you it's all done before you can truly freak out! Good luck!

ajscd said...

Good luck to you guys tomorrow! S just had her tubes in...everything will go fine. Rough on mommy, but I'm sure A will be smiling before you know it!

Brandy said...

You guys will do just fine! I can't wait till your little guy is happy go lucky again! and LOVE the picture add on, he's soo stinking cute!

Kristin said...

Everything will go great!! Anderson will be back to his happy, cute self sooner than you think!!

Kaden & Ellis said...

Thinking of you guys! A much happier, healthy boy will be worth the anxiety! Love and Prayers, Sarah and Boys

Lauren and Matt said...

I'll be thinking about you guys tomorrow. The results are going to be worth it!
~Lauren & Elise

Cari said...

We're sending lots of prayers and happy thoughts your way. I know Mister A and you will both do great!

And just think -- someday Anderson, Will, Avery and Bumblebee might all be attending USC at the same time :) How fun for us on parent's weekend! (And how crazy thinking of our babies in COLLEGE! Yikes, it'll be here before we know it...)

lena said...

Be strong! Everything will go great and Mister will feel much better. I'll be thinking of your little family tomorrow.

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