Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mommy's Incredibly Long To-Do List


Seriously. Didn't I used to have a job that required pages and pages of to-do lists? Why does it seem so much harder to fit this all in?

Maybe If I blog about it, I'll be more apt to get going? Hmmm... We'll see.

My Incredibly Long To-Do List:

- call old therapist, beg her to come back from retirement to work with Jack

- call home health company, order more g-tube supplies

- call pediatrician, find out the best way to go about getting blood work done on former micro who has zero vein access

- call neurologist about Zofran prescription

- call back preemie mom who wants to hear about our Seattle tube-weaning journey

- find good, reliable babysitter for occasional date nights with the hubby.

- have Jack work with gait trainer. every day.

- stretch Jack's hands/arm and legs/feet. every day.

- put on Jack's hand and foot brace when he is awake and playing.

- go through Jack's clothes. Find place to store new hand-me-downs (thanks for the super cute clothes, friends!)

- schedule new GI doc visit

- schedule new Botox doc visit (for the life of me, what do you call a botox doc?)

- work on texture (cheetos, pasta, crackers) before each meal (ok maybe that's shooting too high.. at least a couple meals)

- drink, Jack, drink! work on drinking skills

- call Seattle feeding therapist. HELP!

- work on brushing Jack's teeth (trying to get the oral aversion kid to allow this is close to impossible)

- pulling to stand exercises

- left side strength exercises

- make Jack a communication book with fun, big, colorful pictures

- work on solo sleeping for Jack (boy, this could take hours and hours every day)... in the crib, not in mommy and daddy's bed

- Jack's GLASSES!!! the goal is two minutes at a time of wearing new glasses. Then allowed to take off. Work up from that.

- scheduled play dates

- library story time

- new music class?

- make it to all therapy ON TIME with braces on, ready to go. Bring extra diapers, clothes, socks, water, etc.

- research Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

- and finally for my "me time": exercise, blogging, photography, reading, husband, friends, church, cleaning, etc.)

Here we go!
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Carie Edson said...

Wow Jess. That's insane... I'm always so encouraged and humbled by your blogs. It's such a reminder to appreciate everyday and just keep going... And to be thankful for all the great things in life and not focus on the little issues. I'll be praying for your "To-do" list to become a "To-done!" list! Blessings on the rest of your week...

Julie said...

Lots and lots on your to-do list. Can I help you? Email me what you want in Jack's communication book and I will work on it. I need a project desperately to make the next few weeks go by faster. :)

Jessi said...

For real, Julie! YAY!!! You are the best.

Kathy said...

Whew - that really made ME tired !

Shannon said...

Julie - can I email you, too? ;) Seriously, Jessi - let's just hire someone to do a bunch of stuff for us and lets us girls take off for a few days of R&R!! My lists have lists and I can't seem to get any of it done either.

Babs said...

It always feels better to write it all down. Don't forget to take care of you, too!