Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Carrot Nose

I have taken a lengthy break from this blog! I suspected that might happen over the holidays, but on Monday I had an experience that was definitely one to be shared. It was a new experience for me, but from what I understand, a classic one. Cody has a cold this week and a bad cough. Jamie does too, so things are a little higher maintenance than usual. As such, I anticipated a possible rough day on Monday. The morning was fine, but the afternoon was right on par with what I expected. Cody did not want to go down for his quiet time, which is becoming a daily battle for us. So, we fought for an hour and 15 minutes or more...I lost track of time. He came out of his room at least once every five minutes during that time. I was getting angry, and fed up, and the last time he came out I was about to really holler at him when I noticed that he was really red in the nose and he was sneezing like crazy. He asked me if I could please get his boogers out. Well, what mother could refuse that request? I suddenly felt sorry for him and asked him to come over. (By the way, I was on the phone with my sister when this all went down.) I went to wipe his nose with a kleenex and noticed something bright red in there. It looked a bit like a very large sprinkle that you would put on a sugar cookie. I had to hang up the phone and see whether I could pull it out. I could not. It was up there too far. So, then he pushed his finger up his nose, making the situation worse and sending me into a bit of a panic. I instructed him to keep his fingers out and I dragged him to my bathroom where I retrieved my tweezers. Fortunately, he held still for me and I was able to extract the object with relative ease. I examined it more closely. It was about an inch long (ouch!) and quite thin, and after puzzling over it for a moment I recognized it as the Playmobil Frosty the Snowman's carrot nose. There's a touch of irony. He put a nose up his nose. Frosty has not recovered his nose yet, as Cody is obviously way too young to have access to such tiny pieces. I will have to confiscate him and all of his appendages until next Christmas. Thank goodness I did not have to go to the emergency room with him to have something removed from his nose. Here's hoping he never does that again!

On a different note, it is now safe to mention that I am pregnant. Yes, we are adding fuel to the fire here in our little family. In July we will have three kids ages three and under. It should be an interesting time. We are excited about this, but I am a little nervous about how it will be with so many that are so young. Tomorrow I have my doctor's appointment where I am supposed to hear the heartbeat for the first time. I am both excited and scared about this. I am scared that the doctor won't be able to find a heartbeat. Anyway, I will probably have a few (if not many) posts in here about this pregnancy, as it is very much on my brain. I will try to post in here more regularly now that the holidays are over.

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