Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Moving on...

After the less than desirable weekend we just had, I have been making myself feel better by nesting for both LP and BP, but mostly by shopping for LP's big girl room.

Target is having an awesome sale on furniture AND doing free shipping, so I jumped the gun a little and bought her dresser online today.

It was reduced from $149.99 to $119.99 and included free shipping and an extra $10 off since it was a purchase of more than $100. I was looking at one quite similar at Pottery Barn Kids, but for the price I just couldn't pass this up.

Of course the bed I want to get her isn't sold online, but I know for a fact that it is in our local Target because I stalk the aisle it's in every time I am there just to make sure.

The bed is also really reasonably priced (as far as beds go I have found) at $199.99. And, since it's at our local store the only 'shipping' we'll have to do is actually getting it in and out of the car.

We can't buy it yet since Baby Pit's room isn't painted and the carpet isn't laid, and I don't want to have to take apart the crib and put it back together again more than once...so hopefully that will all happen in the next two weeks and we can really get this transition started.

I already have the bedding and sheets for her 'big girl' bed, so the last thing I have to get are bed rails so she doesn't go crashing to the ground when she moves around (which she still does, a LOT!). I am hoping to find those at a consignment store, but so far every time I visit I come up short. They aren't that expensive new, I just would rather get the discount if I can.

We decided on Behr's line of paints since they come Paint & Primer in one (win!) and have zero VOC's (Volitile Organic Compounds- basically what makes it smell like paint). Since it's zero VOC, Little Pit and I don't have to move out of the house while Mr. Pit paints, or I could even paint myself if I had more motivation (which at 31 weeks is just not happening). We picked "Pooh Corner" as the color, and if I could find a good swatch I would post it. It's basically a really light green, almost yellow color that I think will make the room bright but not too bright and should match our existing nursery bedding really well.

Baby Pit will either get a blue monogram above the crib, or pink, depending on the gender, obviously. My order is already pending with the same person who did the monogram for Little Pit's room, and it will match exactly besides color if it's another girl, but we'll do a more masculine font (and in blue) if it turns out to be a boy.

I still don't have any really inkling on what the baby is, I just know that it moves A LOT more than LP ever did and that I am not gaining nearly as much weight as I did with LP. The second is probably more to do with the fact that I am up and running around all day as opposed to sitting at a desk like I was, but still, a different pregnancy feeling overall.

So, that's how we're recovering. It's REALLY hot and humid today and since LP can't swim I have NO idea what we'll do for fun this afternoon...anyone have any ideas? Keeping a toddler out of the pool has been harder than I thought since I can't even set up her baby pool or let her run through the sprinkler :( We have our follow up appointment tomorrow morning with the hand doctor though and I am really hoping he gives us the all-clear to play with other kids, then at least I can send her to camp for the rest of the week!

I'll keep everyone posted. Thanks for your kind comments earlier this week, they mean a lot.

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What a weekend...

Thursday started normally enough, I dropped Little Pit off at her day-care (she goes to an in-home day-care once a week so I can have a 'Mom' day) and went about my business which included 3,569 errands and lunch with a friend.

When I picked LP up in the afternoon the first thing she did is pointed at a scratch on the top of her left hand and told me a cat had bitten her. Seeing as the woman who runs the daycare has 6 cats, I wasn't surprised, but also kind of thought that LP was just telling a story. She was also in a great mood, so I didn't think anything of it. The day-care owner told me she had a rough morning, but had a good nap and was in a much better mood that afternoon. Again, sounded totally normal to me (she sometimes gets some delayed separation anxiety after I leave) so I didn't suspect a thing.

Fast forward through the rest of the afternoon, which didn't go well, but I thought she was just tired. Fast forward to us putting her down at 7:30 which was (and tends to be) a cinch. 2 hours later she was up SCREAMING. We knew something was wrong but we both thought it was a bad dream because she seemed so out of it and never truly awake during the hour it took to get her back down.

The next morning is when things got really haywire. She woke up in a great mood, but Mr. Pit noticed she wasn't using her left arm...at all. I then woke up enough to take a look myself and saw that her left hand was swollen to twice the size and was all red and awful looking. Of course it was 7am and the doctors office didn't open until 9, but I called the on-call service and spoke to another doctor who told me to definitely go in to the pediatrician, especially if it was as bad as I described it.

It took me no time at all to get an appointment with the pediatrician and thankfully they took us as soon as they opened. It took about 5 seconds for the ped to decide we needed to go to the emergency room as we both saw her hand get more swollen and more red as we were sitting there.

15 minutes later we were in the ER and 15 minutes after that we were admitted to the hospital with a possible animal bite which gets its very own protocol and red-flags. Turns out cat-bites are the worst of all animal bites (besides a rabid animal) due to the bacteria they carry in their mouths regularly. I didn't realize it was a bite until the doctor showed me the bottom of her hand that had a puncture wound in it as well. They did a wound culture and it was a confirmed cat bite in no time. We were eventually moved up to the pediatric wing to get 48 hours of IV antibiotics and to get her hand all cleaned up.

Let me tell you, 48 hours seems quick but holy cow it is an awful 48 hours in the pediatric wing. Don't get me wrong, we are SOOO lucky that we were there for an injury not an illness or something much worse, but it was still a very long time to keep a 2 year old cooped up and hooked up to an IV and not allowed in the play room because of her type of injury (they kept calling it an 'open wound'...ugh!)

But, after exactly 48 hours of antibiotics and a 10 day prescription for an oral dose at home we were finally released this morning. LP took a 4 hour nap when we got home (she hardly slept AT ALL when in the hospital) and I ran all the errands I wanted to run this weekend while Mr. Pit got some rest as well.

In closing, it was NOT at all the weekend we wanted or expected, but we are so grateful that our pediatrician and the entire ER team acted so quickly and kept the infection to a minimum and got us out of there as soon as possible with a healthy hand. It could have very well gotten a lot worse and moved much farther into her body if everyone didn't act so efficiently, so we are so grateful. We are also now positive that we will never own a cat :) (no offense to cat lovers, but seriously, 48 hours of isolation for a tiny bite that didn't even warrant tears...no thank you!!!)

Anyways, we are all very happy to be home and though she can't go to camp this week (major bummer) or go swimming at all (again, MAJOR bummer) we will fill our days with fun stuff including possibly shopping for her big girl bed a bit early :)

Hope everyone had a much less eventful weekend than we did!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hi all!
Long time!

Baby Pit is 29 weeks already, and September is coming a lot faster than I ever thought possible!

I have been keeping myself quite busy though, and managed to have a Scout Home Show last night at my friend D's.

Turns out a lot of people couldn't come for one reason or another, but what that means for YOU is that I have a TON of inventory left that I would LOVE to sell for close to wholesale prices so I don't have to send it back.

Email me at Preppypitbull@gmail.com if you are interested in any of it. I will ship wherever, even APO addresses for $5 an item (the bins get kinda heavy, sorry!)

Any questions email me and hopefully I have something you've been dying to get! I will also happily negotiate on price, especially if you want to buy more than one thing.

 Super D Pooper (Diaper tote with enclosed changing pad) $31 each (Pink is SOLD)
 Mighta Bins $18 each
 Crown Jewels (small zip top make up bag) $14
 Packin' Heat bag (larger zip top make up bag) $17 (white is sold)
 Hang-10 Bin (holds hanging files or whatever else you want) $23 each
 Three Way (3 zipper make up bag) $20 each
 Tote-All Package (cell phone and ID carrier with wristlet clip) $20 each
 Game Day Tote  $45 each (blue is sold)
 Day Tripper Tote $38 each (blue stripe no longer available)
 Weekender Tote (large zip top travel tote) $48 each (white is sold)
 Pocket Rocket (3 pockets on each side plus a zip top) $43
 Cool Clutch (Insulated tote with velcro closure at top- great for famers markets) $23
 Mini Deano (original open top tote) $27 each
 Four Boys bag (the largest of all the scout bags, zip top- AWESOME) $50 each
 Deano bag (Medium size open tote bag) $35 each
 Grand Plan Tote (open top with tab closure) $43 each
 Zip it and Rip It Lacrosse Stick Bag $55 each
 Big Draw (Book bag with lacrosse/field hockey stick holder on side) $50 each
 Play Girl Play Totes (indented side perfect for racquets of all kinds) $44 each
 The Stiff One (insulated cooler with hard bottom) $36 each
 Carry Y'all tote (open top, single handle, perfect for the beach) $38

 Junque Trunk (maybe the best seller ever- great for the back of your car, folds flat, great for holding groceries upright or anything else you want to toss in your car) $42 *Top and middle bins have sold, paisley is still available*
 Totes Ma Goat Tote- Open Top tote $32
Pleasure Chest (insulated cooler bags, taller than they are wide so they are great for beer, wine, soda at the beach) $22 each

Again, let me know if anyone is interested in anything, I'd love to get this stuff to people who want it rather than send it back to the warehouse!!

If you want to see the original items on the website, the website is Bungalow Co  so just click the link and browse around!!

Hope all is well with everyone!