Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bean has another ear infection. Poor little dude. He tossed and turned all night and was plain pitiful this morning. He zonked out on his Boppy only a couple of hours after getting up. I'm so glad the peds office has Saturday hours.

He's a sharp guy. He says hi anytime someone is talking on the phone. He has learned "Uh-oh" which is frequently used after he throws a toy down (not quite how uh-oh us supposed to work...) He can almost say his brother's name. He understands "blow kissies" and "love on Peanut" (he crawls over to Peanut and lays his head on him. So cute!)

Work's good. I've been very busy, which I love. If only the nast post-doc would change her bad attitude. 3 out of 4 of us can't stand her. I think person #4 flip-flops on her opinion. Right now they're getting along thick as thieves, but we have a feeling that will change as a late-July deadline approaches...Post-doc is procrastinating as always and our coworker will likes receive the brunt of hostility as tension builds.

The 3 of us vent our frustrations by discussing what mean/stupid/bizarre crap comes out of the post-doc's mouth. It's pretty funny. The new employee is awesome. She will not tolerate the crap the post-doc lays on her and has no problem with going to the big boss if things get out of hand. So far the post-doc has tried to lay blame on her for something she let sit around for a week, then claimed it was the new employee's fault that it was late. She's supposed to be turning a bunch of projects over to the new employee and that has been a circus. Everything is half-assed and disorganized. The other coworker and I have been helping out wherever we can.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bean is a year old! How did the past year go so quickly? His birthday was Friday and he celebrated by getting over a very nasty ear infection. We had several rough nights, including at least one night with a temperature of 104.5 F (this was with Motrin every 6 hours. As soon as he'd hit that 6 hour mark, the temperature would spike.) He was feeling better on Saturday for his party and a good time was had by all. We had just a few friends over to celebrate. We had time to sit and chat while the kids amused themselves. It was relaxing and a whole lot of fun. Bean enjoyed shredding the wrapping paper. He was less sure about the cake, but did make a mess! He got a bunch of adorable clothes and a couple of really cool toys. Hubby and I caved into Peanut and bought the boys a water table later in the weekend. It's been one of the best gifts ever. Both boys love it and make a huge mess playing with it. Thank goodness for tile floors and towels!

On Sunday Bean developed a rash. It turned out not to be an allergic reaction but is indeed a reaction to the antibiotic. The ped checked him on Monday and gave the all clear to finish the course of meds.

Work's been busy, the annoying post-doc still gets on my nerves, Mom is still a mess, and mosquito season is upon us. In other words, things are moving along as usual.