After waking up Tuesday with a horrible cough and then a moment of not breathing, I immediately called the doctor to take Katelyn in. Since Jocee just had her 4th birthday I took her too for her check up. Dr. said Katelyn had croup (sp?) and had to get a shot of steroids to help clear her airway so she could breathe and Jocee had to get 4 individual shots for immunizations. Well, when the dr. left the room, Jocee was like "Am I getting a shot?" I said, "Yeah, you're going to get it in your leg. You're gonna be brave to show Katelyn how to do it, right?" Then she was really worried and said "I don't think I'm getting a shot, he said KATELYN'S getting a shot!!" I reassured her that both of them were getting shots and they'd be okay. After a long while of waiting for the nurse to come get it over with, Jocee said, "Mom, she's not here yet, let's just get out of here before she comes back! I just want to get out of here and go get lunch!!" It was so hilarious. I tried not to laugh at her because she was being dead serious...not joking at all. She really wanted out of there!! Poor girl. The nurse finally came in and picked up Katelyn and laid her on the table, pulled her pants down a bit, and gave her a shot in the thigh and Katee didn't make ONE SOUND!! I couldn't believe it...when the dr first came in, she started screaming and wouldn't let him touch her or anything, I had to hold her down so he could check her out. So I was shocked when she didn't fuss when the nurse picked her up and put her on the table. I guess being chunky paid off--she didn't feel the shot!!! :) They weighed both girls and they both weigh 38 pounds!!! My 4 yr old and 2 yr old weigh the same!! Both are cute as heck too!! :) Needless to say, poor Jocee had to be held down for her shots and screamed bloody murder for all 4 pokes!
Here is Jocelyn's cake!Her cousin Jillian came to celebrate with her and got her Island Princess Barbie! She was so happy!
After cake and ice cream, we took the kids bowling! They were so excited to go. They were cute. Daddy helping Jocee roll it down the alley! When she did it on her own, it seemed like an eternity for the ball to make it to the pins! Once they saw that there were games, they didn't want to bowl anymore! So Daddy and Jordan had fun bowling their turns for them! We just wanted them to have fun whatever they were doing!
This week was my first week at work (Mervyns). I initially told them that I only wanted to work 2-3 evenings a week and every other Saturday. Well, I was scheduled to work Mon-Thurs 6-10pm and Saturday 3-10pm!! I am EXHAUSTED!!! I didn't realize how hard on my body it would be to be on my feet for 4 hours straight!! By the end of the night, I had blisters on my feet, my back was killing me (I already have a bad back), my legs hurt, my neck hurt and just about every other part of my body hurt!! So every night I came home and took Tylenol. A couple of nights after work, I came home and Callie was up! Which was okay at first, 'cause I missed her and needed to feed her, but then she wanted to stay up and play til 1am!! I am so physically drained from this week. I just wish I could spend a day in bed resting! Unfortunately I have 4 kids and one of them having a birthday on Monday (Jocee will be 4!) and don't have time to stay in bed :( I also don't like having to deal with rude customers but that comes with the territory of working in retail. I guess when I get a paycheck it will make me feel a little better. There's a girl who started the same time I did and she's 8 months pregnant and still in high school! I can't imagine how badly her body must ache! I feel so bad for her. She's the sweetest, quietest girl. I found out she was having a boy and remembered that I had bought this really cute boy outfit for a buck on clearance a while ago so I gave it to her today and she was so happy and grateful. She also told me that she wasn't getting very many hours and that she really needed to work, so I gave her my hours for next Saturday--I didn't want to work 2 Saturdays in a row. She was so happy and thankful! I really am grateful for the little things in life that I take for granted. I really am blessed. I have a loving husband who has a promising career (once he gets more experience he can make really good money), the 4 most beautiful kids in the world who are healthy (except this awful cough that Katee and Jordan have), a home to live in (I hated living in an apartment!), running vehicles (we had a car that gave us problems).....and the list goes on. It's easy to get down when things start to go wrong, but in the whole scheme of things, I really have a lot. Okay, I'm done with my novel. Thanks for listening. I feel so bad--I haven't talked to my friends in such a long time! We need to have another get-together! We can have it at my house this time. Let me know when ya'll are available and we can make a plan when I don't have to work.