Friday, March 18, 2011

Sweet Home Alabama

Well we are back home again, and Monk and I have successfully gotten sick :( I am somewhat over it, and Monk's low grade fever has finally diminished no thanks to the Doctor's office. It astounds me that when I told the doctor's office that my 18 month old had been running a fever for FOUR DAYS, and was couging so frequently and so forcefully that at times it sounded like he was choking they said the soonest they could get us in was a week and a half away. I asked them if I could speak with a nurse to see if it was necessary to take him to the emergency room, and the nurse said as long as his fever didnt get above 104 there was no point. She said that if he could cough, he could breathe, and if he could breathe he obviously wasnt choking.... That sounds like an idiots justification for being too lazy to see someone.... But I have been watching Monk, and he seems to be getting better. He has been coughing less, so Ill just keep monitoring him until his appt Monday.

On a different note, Hubs bought a new truck and we discovered that Monk's existing carseat no longer fit in the new backseat... So we swung on over to Target and bought a new one. Its the Eddie Bauer Deluxe High Back Booster. I was a little worried that it looked awfully straight backed, but upon reading the instructions I realized that it reclines into three different positions and was still a full 6" shorter than Monk's previous seat. It also is much deeper so his feet dont hang over quite as much which I think will be much more comfortable on the long road trips we make so often.

Im thinking of upgrading my vehicle in the future to something a little roomier. We are currently trying to concieve and if I were to get pregnant two carseats wouldnt sit all that comfortably (dont get me wrong they would would just be a tight fit). Im thinking Im either going to go with the new Dodge Durango or just get a Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Town and Country. I've never been a huge fan of the "MOM-mobile" but with us driving 13 hours now and possibly going back to 23 hour drives I think the added room would definitely make the drives a lot easier.