Monday, October 26, 2009

Just Stay Home

I went out into the world all by myself yesterday - for the first time in over a month. I drove my own car and was surprised that it started right up with no issues since it'd been sitting in our driveway for that long.

My goals weren't big...get a copy of a key made for my mom and go to Walmart for a few groceries. It was exhausting.

But the biggest issue that I came across was my cashier at Walmart. As I got closer to my turn I noticed that her nose was red and she sounded a little bit stuffy. It was too late to move lanes but by my turn I could tell that she was indeed sick. She was coughing and definitely was stuffed up.

It really bothered me. She had hand sanitizer at her station but I didn't see her use it once (and if you've ever waited in line at Walmart you know how long it can take ... she should have used it at least once in that time).

On my way out I stopped by another cashier's station and asked to use her hand sanitizer and she confirmed that my cashier was indeed very sick.

So why the HELL was she at work? The other cashier said that if they call in sick they get in trouble.

Well, excuse me, but if someone is sick they should stay home and get better instead of infecting others. Especially when they work directly with the public. Who knows how many people she came in contact with. Not to mention people like me who have newborns at home. I don't exactly want to bring home any illness to him...I'm having a hard enough time with his fussiness.

I got online right when I got home and got on Walmart's website to send a note ... in this day and age with all the hoopla about Swine Flu you'd think that they'd want to be extra careful...especially since their public image isn't always that reat.

Don't get me wrong...I love my Walmart. I generally go at least once a week. I just want them to be responsible with their associates and protect their customers from disease. Is that really too much to ask???

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here Piggy Piggy

Have you gotten your Swine Flue shot yet? Stupid H1N1. The whole hype just pisses me off.


I was brow beaten into submission by my mother, who is an RN, and the rest of her medical colleagues. Not only did I get the regular flu shot for the first time in over a decade, but I also got the H1N1 vaccine (not the shot, the spray up the nose).


Because of the kid. ruin your lives. :)

Plus they say that H1N1 is more dangerous to younger people than older...which I find really odd. They aren't even giving the vaccine to people over 65 at my mom's clinic. Hubby is a first responder and we have an infant...those are the only two reasons we did it and even qualified to receive it.

The shortage of vaccines is incredible too. My mom called me to tell me that they had FIVE vaccines left in her office and to get in as soon as we could. Less than two hours later they had three left. We got two of them. It's incredible that there is such a shortage.

So I did it for my son. I swear his head grew two sizes over night. He'll be four weeks old tomorrow!

Are you getting the regular flu vaccine or the H1N1? I still think that it's being overblown by the media and government. I told the nurses at the clinic that if I got Geon Burray (or however you spell it) I was going to be super pissed.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Praying for a Routine

It's been four days and it SEEMS like Marshal is finding a sort of routine. Or at least I'm praying for one. It *seems* like he is falling asleep around 9 and sleeping until midnight or so. And then he's up for an hour or more and then sleeps until around 5 a.m. I hope he sticks with it. Maybe he'll take after his mom and dad and love to sleep. :) His daddy can sleep for 14 hours straight without any problem. And I really do need 9 hours to be fully awake.

My mom says I'm just dreaming and that when I was a baby I didn't sleep through the night until I was 9 months old. That thought scares me.

I'm completely addicted to Facebook games right now. So between laundry, feeding, changing, etc. I'm on Facebook playing Mafia Wars, Farmville, and now Cafe World. I have issues.

But I'm encouraged that I'm even able to focus on things like that now. And I managed to blog on all three of my blogs today. First time in over a month that I've managed that.

I'm still ignoring the real world though. Anything important going on?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sleep is Important's amazing what a good night's sleep will do.

Hubby i working night shifts so I've had solo night duty with the boy. Then I had the day shift as well while hubby slept. Now that he has a couple of nights off I am able to sleep. I slept for almost 10 hours straight. Holy cow...

I had the energy to venture out into the world by myself with the little squirt...for the very first time. And we both survived.

Life is insane. I've completely unplugged from what is going on in the world. I did hear about The One's Nobel Peace prize. It sounded about right...after all if Jimmy Carter can get one the standards are obviously pretty low.

I spend my days changing diapers, feeding, and worrying about the boy. He doesn't seem to sleep very long if he's not in our arms so it's tough to get much done. I seem to have time to do a load of laundry and make formula and my day is over.

I wish that I didn't have to make formula but my breasts let me down in the breast feeding department. It never occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to breast feed my baby and the realization that I couldn't was truly heart breaking. I felt like a total and complete failure. Taking the breastfeeding class they talk so down on formula that you think it's a when I had no choice I was of course devastated.

But it is formula or he starves to death...and he's doing good - gaining lots of weight and finally seems to be getting his bowels under control. He's even started sleeping more at night - at least the last three nights.

I'll try not to make this into an all mommy blog all the time...although I don't have much else in my life other than baby right now. =)