Charlotte was testy today - there is no other word for it. She whined about everything, tested the limits, was fussy about eating, and just plain testy. Jill and I took her to Cabrillo playground where she was actually quite adventurous - she climbed up the hill to the slide for the first time (previously only would take the steps), wandered off by herself to ride a tricycle, and stood on the first rung of a ladder - all things that she has been timid about in the past.
I made a pot of Minestrone soup for dinner but Charlotte wouldn't touch it. When Ben got home, he ate and then got started on making a Saurkraut Chocolate Cake for Jill's birthday tomorrow. We finally got to bed right around 11:00 and they had to head to the hospital because Jill was having contractions and they were pretty regularly timed. It is way too early for those babies to be born - she is at 30 weeks and they want her to get to at least 34.
Ben called me at 3:30 to let me know that the contractions have slowed, but she will be there for at least 48 hours, as they will be giving her steroid treatments to help prevent the babies from having respiratory problems, as their lungs are not fully developed yet. All else is looking good.
Tuesday, August 20. Happy Birthday, Jill and Mom Bridge. What a night! Thank God Charlotte was a good girl for me today as I am still under the weather with this crud - now I have almost no voice at all. It was a challenge walking both dogs this morning and pushing C in the stroller, but they all cooperated. I took the dogs back home and then she and I went to the playground for an hour.
There were no new developments with Jill, thankfully. What a way to spend your birthday. Ben came home to pick up some needed items when C was napping and that kind of limited my napping ability - I probably wouldn't have been able to sleep anyway.
Other than a tantrum at dinner time, the evening went well and we had lots of fun. I'm hitting the sack early and hoping for a restful nights of good sleep. I really need it tonight.
Wednesday, August 21. I awoke in a panic this morning, as my left eye has been draining and is bridght red and puffy - is it the dreaded pink eye? Then I realized that I accidentally left Charlotte's bedroom door open last night and she heard me and woke up when I went in the bathroom, so I didn't get the quiet, early start to my day that I was hoping for. Not a problem since she is off to daycare after breakfast. And I am off to walk the dogs after dropping her at daycare.