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Monday, December 1, 2008

I am out of bed, off the couch, back on my feet, and starting to feel better...(mostly). I spent 2 1/2 days after Thanksgiving laying around running a temperature as high as 103.8. I slept around the clock and every part of my body ached. I thought I had the flu and I was completely worried I innocently exposed my family to it at our Thanksgiving gathering. Turns out it is not the flu, it is Mastitis. The Dr. put me on an antibiotic. Within a day my temperature returned to normal. It's not completely cleared up yet. I need to follow up with my Dr. about it.

Cayman's on formula now for the first time. She doesn't seem to notice the difference which is very good but at the same time I want to say, "What?! Mama's been pumping for almost 9 months and you can't tell the difference?!"

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Cayman enjoyed her first Thanksgiving. She particularly loved the cheesecake. She threw open her mouth and kicked her feet in eagerness for each bite! She never has that reaction for any food except her bottle. Getting her to eat pureed food is still a work in progress.

Here's a few pictures from Thanksgiving:
Aunt Carol's house is always decorated so beautifully for the holidays. Even the toilet was festive! ("Ang, I put this one on just for you because I knew you wouldn't have wanted to miss the Turkey Toilet! We missed you girl!")

Their tree was up! How exciting to me! Cayman thought it was pretty cool too!

Gnawing on a raw green bean.

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Mike's job hunting update:
He has a 3rd interview this Friday with a company. We have been told it's a very positive sign if the interviewee is called in for a 3rd interview and an offer is usually presented in person.

The Pro's: The job position is exactly what Mike is looking for. We would not have to switch Cayman's Dr.'s and we would still be living near our families.

The Con's: The company is 50 miles from where we are currently living so we would be moving to cut the commute for Mike, and the distance to Cayman's Dr.'s would be an extra hour drive.

Hopefully after Friday we'll have a clear direction!

19 Showin' Comment Love:

Tara said...

Well I hope Mike is able to get this job. Im keeping my fingers crossed for him!

Cayman is getting so big! Love the cheesecake thing! Mmmm my favorite! Hope you had an awesome holiday.

P.S. Mastitis sucks.. Luckily it clears up fast once you get the meds!

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry. I never had mastitis, but my best friend did, and it was NOT fun for her. I'm glad you're feeling better.

I remember the first time I had to put Emily on formula. I cried so hard b/c I thought she would hate it. Yeah, right. She loved it. ha ha

I'll be praying about Mike's job that God's will be done. Let us know!!

Jerry, Tia, Kaiden And Hunter said...

I'm glad you are starting to feel better!!! It sounds like Cayman is like Kaiden was...food is food! We will be praying for God's will with the job hunt. I know the perfect job is waiting for Mike in His perfect time! Love ya'll and miss you lots.

Cayman's Daddy said...

Just to clarify... It was cherry cheesecake. Just in case anyone wanted to send us some. :)

Tyler said...

I am happy to hear that you had a great Thanksgiving. It sounds like Cayman has a sweet tooth for some good cheesecake. I can go for some myself.
I am glad you are feeling better, it is no fun being sick:(
I will be praying for some good news on the job hunt.

Diane, Tyler's mom

Mary said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. I'll send good thoughts your way to ensure that Mike gets that job offer. Maybe being a little further from Cayman's Dr.'s won't be so bad as she grows and gets stronger and hopefully doesn't need to go so often.

Anonymous said...

one bite - teeny tiny bite that is - for Cayman and 10 big bites for Daddy. Right Mike?!

Angela said...

YEA to the pics!!!!!!!!!!!! My Thanksgiving ended up being much more sedate...with only 5 people (including me!) in attendance. Wow, what a switch. I must admit...I missed the hustle and bustle :) BUT, with new snow tires and a temp. gauge that stays where it should, *sings* "I'll be home for Christmas!"
Thanks for including the turkey toilet. Too funny. Boy does that bright green bring back memories! Well, more so the tub haha A. Carol's house ALWAYS had the best tub toys :p
Only 23 more days! Eeep! What are you guys doing the weekend of the 12th?

Shannon said...

Mastitis is AWFUL! I had it with Ian. Hope it all clears up soon! We're also continuing to pray about Mike's job.

And I love love LOVE the pictures! Especially the one of Cayman with "cheesecake" clearly labeled (CUTE!), and the turkey toilet! How fun!!

Lisa said...

OK, that tree is gorgous, and the turkey toilet is hilarious!!!

And Cayman, I love cheesecake too :)

Hope you are back to your normal self soon Kristen.

Good luck Mike!

(lot's of randomness in my comment...I kind of jumped all over)

Anonymous said...

A girl after my own heart...I kick my feet for cheesecake too! :) I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving...mastitis is miserable..I hope you feel better soon. Take good care of yourself. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Mike!

Anonymous said...

oooh, the pic of the Christmas tree makes me want to post pictures of ours!! Red, Silver and OSU bulbs!! Imagine that!!!!!
Ashalyn just loves the lights!!! Can't wait to see Cayman's reaction to ur tree!!!!! And to see pics!!
Hope u're feeling better hun!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kristen how could you put that picture of our toilet in. It's not my fault, your sweet cousin Sissy, Linda bought it for me. Glad you are feeling better and I'm sure God will give Mike the job that is meant for all of you. Love you all and waiting for my ornament of your family!

Kadynsmommy2007 said...

I've been sick lately, but i think mine are more so sinuses. I have never had Mastitis...but it sounds horrible.

Ann said...

I'm so sorry you got Mastitis. I managed to avoid that one but several of my friends had it. I don't pump well and since I'm in school full time I had to put Jason on formula. I was so upset but he didn't care he just wanted to eat.

Praying Mike gets the job. God knows!

Kacey Bode said...

Ouch, I had Mastitis once with Hunter, it was awful! Hope you are all better! That's great about the cheesecake, it's not that she can't eat the pureed food, she just prefers GOOD food : )

Anonymous said...

Kristen---I hope you read The Friday Night Knitting Club soon. Let me know when you're reading it and we can chat about it. You'll especially like it with all of the knitting stuff---that was way over my head but I still enjoyed it!

My name is Sarah said...

Hi Kristen, This is Joyce. I'm sorry you have not been feeling well. Hope you're back on your feet soon.

I've been meaning to share an extra little tidbit about the story Sarah wrote a few days ago about her best friend. Stacy was born with congenital hydrocephalas. If you click and enlarge the collage of the two of them you will notice Stacy has a hat on in many of the photos, mostly after she had shunt replacements. And look at her now! She is just amazing and such a tremendous asset for Sarah.

Wishing Mike the best with the interview on Friday.

The Soldatke family said...

Ouhh, I've never had mastitis, but I've heard its not fun! Looks like you had a great thanksgiving.though! Cayman is so stinkin' cute! I'd like more info on your naturopath; but I'd like to find one that he/she recommends that might be a bit closer :) I think it's a great idea!
Prayin' for Mike's job!