Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Half way done!!! 20 weeks!

I have been so side tracked with Daisy's "situation", that I haven't posted any baby news in awahile. I am 20 weeks and delighted to find out what this little critter is next week! I have no clue, no feeling, no nothing. I'm just tired and exhausted to do anything other than make a baby and take care of 4 others.

Thngs are going well, except for my growing thighs and fat deposits showing up everywhere possible on a human body.

We will struggle with names this time around- I know that. Why did Trav suddenly get an opinion? After we know, then we can work that. Here's to the next 19 weeks of pure bliss!

Another lice outbreak- sombody kill me, please!

I haven't been able to post about it because of the pure horror of it all- until now...

The day after daisy's birthday party, I was doing her hair for school when I noticed red bumps all over the back of her neck and ears. I just stood there in shock and said, "Daisy- has your head been itchy?????"
She said, " No, not really."

Like a monkey, I started pawing through her hair and it only took 1 second to see she was covered in eggs. I literally started bawling. I couldn't help it. It poured out of me and I lost it. How could this be happening- AGAIN? And to ME??? I had been doing her hair everyday- pulling it back for school- HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THIS???

I threw her in the tub where she sat crying herself- because she knew exactly what we were in for and she was horrified as well.

I called school and told them the kids wouln't be in, and I just cried. I called my Mom and she tried to calm me down, but nothing worked. I called my G-ma and cried and she told me I had to settle down for the sake of the baby- but that didn't work either. I don't know how long I cried, or how long I left Daisy in the tub without returning to her- but it was a very long time.

I had to call all the little girl's that were at the party the night before and explain, (once again to most of them) that Daisy had lice and that I was beyond horrified and sorry- but check your girls! I called the Rec where she was doing gymnastics, I called church so they would be informed and I called the school to confirm that it was indeed head lice. Those were the worst calls to make.Trust me. I definatly won the biggest Mom loser award of the century.

We shampooed everyone's hair, we wore shower caps, we went to the laundry mat, we did laundry at G-ma's, we did laundry at our house, we cleaned, we vacuumed, we put toys with batteries away in bags to freeze, we cleaned the van, we vacuumed the van, we ripped the beds apart, we shampooed carpets and couches and washed or dried every single piece of clothing in the house- once again, and then again, and again and again. I haven't even kept track this time because I couldn't muster the energy to do anything other than damage control.

Daisy had over 55 live bugs in her hair and 181 eggs the first day. That is the most discusting thing in the entire world. Seriously! What was going on at school??? I did find out that there was an outbreak in the first grade, so that explained it and her best friend had it too, so that made sense, but honestly, AGAIN???

Weeks later, she is fine. She was checked by the nurse, we continue to check and do EVERYTHING under the sun to prevent and we have all had more shampoo treatments just to make me feel better. She still wears a shower cap and anything she wears at school is promptly removed and washed the moment she enters the house. Everyone else has been fine but I swear to the Heavens and back- if this happens again any time soon, I will run away and probably never return.