February 26, 2009

It's been a long week.


Little Bit got sick on Tuesday. She spent the day with my in-law's while The Hero and I were at work. My MIL said she'd been sleeping all day in between feedings. She was fine when I got there, but took a quick turn for the worse. She threw up all of her formula. She threw up mucus. She vomited until there was nothing left. She went limp for a minute or two which scared us to death. She was extremely lethargic and unresponsive. Thankfully, she never stopped breathing. I think she was simply exhuasted from throwing up.

We took off to Lebonheur, the local children's hospital. We arrived at 8:00. The waiting room was full. There had to have been close to fifty sick children. I expected a long wait, but had no idea what the night had in store for us. Little Bit was triaged an hour after arriving. Since her vitals were fine, they sent us back to the waiting room. We were eventually put in a room at 10:00. I say room, but a curtain separated us from the other families. We sat there for thirty minutes before a nurse came in. She asked us what was wrong, hooked her up to the monitors and told us the doctor would be in shortly.

Five hours went by without a single person checking on us. With each hour, my baby was getting more dehydrated. (They told me I couldn't feed her until she was seen by the doctor.) When a nurse finally came into our room, she said we were next in line. She'd been calling the doctor and didn't know what the holdup was. Another hour went by. I went to the nurse's station. I firmly stated that I no longer cared what the holdup was because my 3-month-old baby hadn't eaten in nine hours. She'd only had one wet diaper in the last seven. She pointed to the doctor and promised she'd be seeing us next. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was the doctor I'd seen walk by us all night long. It no longer made sense that she'd been calling the doctor to see what the holdup was. The doctor, for whatever reason, had been overlooking us. At this point, I started to cry. I was furious.

When the doctor finally came in, she offered a completely different explanation than the one the nurse gave. She said our name wasn't written on some board. She didn't even know we were there. Might I quickly mention that our curtain was open so every passing person could see us, including the ignorant doctor. She was the only doctor seeing patients. How is it possible that she didn't realize we were there? She told me Little Bit would need bloodwork, a catheter and x-rays. The fluids would have to wait until after the x-rays. She got her blood drawn and a catheter put in so she could have her urine tested. After another thirty to forty-five minutes, we were told that her x-rays came back negative. They were checking to make sure she didn't have any kind of blockage in her throat or stomach. My baby was finally given an IV and some Pedialite at 3:00 in the morning. Her last bottle, before she got sick, was at 4:30 the previous afternoon.

We spent a total of eleven and a half hours at the hospital. Thankfully, she's fine now. It was probably a 24-hour-bug. This was, without a doubt, the worst experience of my life. The doctor was a flake. The nurses weren't doing their job. My child went almost twelve hours without fluids. What I've told here isn't even the entire story, but I'm afraid my blood pressure will skyrocket if I think about it any longer. My daughter's health is what's most important. After an entire day of Pedialite, she's back to normal. Thank God.

Considering the awful day she had, Little Bit was a trooper. I think she gets it from her Mommy.



February 23, 2009

2009 Oscars, Final Thoughts


1. Hugh Jackman did an excellent job as host. I was giddy when he mentioned The Dark Knight in his opening act even though it was overlooked for Best Picture.

2. My vote for Best Dressed is Kate Winslet. I think Angelina Jolie and Taraji P. Henson came in a close second and third. Angelina's emeralds almost put her on top.

3. The Worst Dressed would have to be Jessica Biel. I'm sorry. The dress was hideous.

4. I cried for ten minutes when Heath Ledger won.

5. I really wanted Mickey Rourke to win.

6. Ben Stiller as Joaquin Phoenix... hilarious!

7. Overall, the show was great. I could have done without the musical number mid-show, but wasn't bored to tears.

Ok. I'm done with the Oscars. I swear.

Be sure to scroll down and check out all of my Oscar entries.

2009 Oscar Hair + Jewels


I loved Angelina's emerald earrings.
Beyonce should have worn earrings.
Freida Pinto is gorgeous.
Kate's hair, makeup and jewels were perfect.
Jessica Biel's hair and makeup looked great, but her dress did not.




















Top to Bottom: Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Beyonce, Freida Pinto, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Seyfried, Marion Cotillard, Miley Cyrus, Kate Winslet, Jessica Biel

February 22, 2009

2009 Oscar Fashion, Part II


Robert Pattinson is dreamy.
I adore Kate Winslet. She can do no wrong.
Heidi Klum looks ravishing in red.
Alicia Keys should keep doing what she's doing. Bravo!
Jessica's Biel's dress is hideous.


























Top to Bottom: Robert Pattinson, Natalie Portman, Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Winslet, Heidi Klum, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Mickey Rourke, Susan & Robert Downey Jr., Tilda Swinton, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Virginia Madsen

2009 Oscar Fashion, Part I


Freida Pinto's dress is pretty, but not great. I'm on the fence.
Beyonce has a great figure, but I'm not digging the black and gold.
I like Anne's dress, but don't love it.
Penelope's dress is gorgeous, but I don't like her bangs.
I love, love, love Taraji's dress.
Miley's dress would have been perfect for Anne Hathaway.


























Top to Bottom: Amy Adams, Freida Pinto, Beyonce, Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Evan Rachel Wood, Josh Brolin & Diane Lane, Meryl Streep & Sophia Loren, Robin Wright & Sean Penn, Marisa Tomei, Taraji P. Henson, Miley Cyrus, Daniel Craig

Heath Ledger, Academy Award Winner


I've been a fan since 10 Things I Hate About You. Words cannot describe the amazing performance Heath gave as The Joker. He definitely deserved this recognition.

The King + Queen of Oscar Night, 2009








Gorgeous.

It's Oscar time!


I'm on the couch with the television on E. I have chips and salsa at the ready. Ryan Seacrest is talking to some children from Slumdog Millionaire. Brad and Angelina will be there. Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer will be there. Robert Pattinson from Twilight will be there. Hugh Jackman is hosting. I think we're in store for a great night.

The dresses. The jewelry. The hair. I can't wait.

February 19, 2009

Writer's Workshop // I Kant Spel


My biggest pet peeve would have to be people who can't spell. How hard is it to ask the person next to you if you've spelled something correctly? My husband checks with me all the time. If there's no one around, type the word into Google. It will tell you if it's spelled wrong. It's like magic! Lastly, if you don't have a friend or a computer, you can get out your trusty pocket dictionary. If you don't have one, run to the store and get one. Today. Right now. Before they're all sold out!

How would I punish those who can't spell? I think they should have 'I KANT SPEL' written in Sharpie on their forehead. After three offenses, the Sharpie gets replaced with a tattoo. How's that for a lesson learned?

For this week's Writer's Workshop prompts, visit Mama Kat.

February 18, 2009

I ♥ Walgreens


I stop in Walgreens at least 3 times a week. This morning I stopped in for one thing and left with additional items. The horror!

I've been fighting chapped lips all winter long. I'm always carrying around various balms and glosses. I decided to try something I ran across this morning. I picked up two products from Nivea. They are A Kiss of Moisture and A Kiss of Shine. The first is a lip moisturizer with a hint of SPF. The second is a gloss that comes in several different shades. I went with Natural. Anyway, I put both on this morning when I first arrived to work. Four hours later, even after eating lunch, I haven't had to reapply either. My lips still feel soft and luxurious. Yes, I said luxurious. Might I also mention that the gloss smells divine!

Last, but not least, who doesn't love a good pen? I love pens almost as much as I love shoes, handbags and lip glosses. I picked up a 2-pack of Bic Pro+ Gel's in blue. They write smoothly and don't smear. I don't know about you, but I simply cannot tolerate a pen that smears. I do not want smudges on my paper or ink on my hands.

Who thought Walgreens could make a girl this happy?





February 11, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You


On Sunday, I went to the movies with my lady friends. We saw He's Just Not That Into You. It was a great movie. I laughed. I cried. I even developed a bit of a crush on Bradley Cooper.

February 09, 2009

10 Honest Facts


Natalie tagged me. I'm supposed to list ten honest facts about myself. This shouldn't be too hard.

1. I love taking showers at night with the lights off.

2. I'm obsessed with gadgets and technology. If it's shiny and does something cool, I want it.

3. I'm a procrastinator in the worst way. I put off everything until the last minute.

4. I love quotes. I jot them down, but can't seem to keep them all in one place. I bought a small journal to put them in. I wonder what I did with it.

5. One of my favorite quotes sums up why I'm horrible at saving money.
“I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet.” -- Carrie Bradshaw

6. I'm an only child. I'm also the only grandchild on my mom's side of the family. I'm not spoiled. I swear!

7. I can't help but judge those who can't spell.

8. I'm claustrophobic and freak out in crowds. I wasn't always like this, but it gets worse with age. I can't believe I just said gets worse with age. This statement alone makes me sound old.

9. I have two three tattoos and constantly think about getting more. I don't worry about what they'll look like when I'm old and wrinkled.

10. I could eat chips and dip every day. I prefer Pancho's cheese dip with Lime Tostitos. Ok, now I'm hungry.

If you haven't been tagged already, you're tagged now.