Yesterday, Norah didn't seem to be feeling well, but I figured it was just a cold, so we let her be. Then, she woke up 3 times during the night, and when I felt her, she felt like she was burning up. I took her temp around 3 am, and it was 100.6. Not a huge, worrisome temp, but a fever nonetheless. At 5 am, I gave her some ibuprofen and that seemed to help, but I was worried she might have more than a cold, so as soon as her pediatrician's office opened, I called and made an appointment for her.
But, apparently, a 10:30 appointment means 11:45, and after waiting for nearly and hour and half, we discovered that she had...
...nothing. Just a cold.
Blasted! I told her that after that wait, she BETTER have more than a cold, but nope, just a cold. (That, and a fairly major case of DRAMA QUEEN -- seriously, you should have seen the fuss she threw during her exam; you'd think the doctor was poking her with hot needles instead of just listening to her chest.)
Jerry met me at the dr.'s office to take Norah to daycare so that I could quick rush to work since the morning appointment threw off our schedule. I got to my office feeling a bit frazzled and rushed. And as soon as I unlocked my office door, the dean of my department met me and asked, "Hey, can I see you for a moment?"
I told him "sure," but was thinking, "I hope it truly is only a moment -- I have class in 15 minutes."
He leads me into the conference room, and...
...lights go on and "SURPRISE!" My colleagues had thrown me a surprise baby shower! There was wonderful food and a very generous gift, and I was so surprised, and already a little emotionally shaken from the roller coaster morning, that I started bawling. Bad idea to surprise a pregnant lady ;)
It was so wonderful, but in the back of my head, I was thinking, "This is great, but I have to get to class." But, they suggested I go, return the work to my students and let them go, so I could enjoy my shower. So, I took them up on the suggestion -- met my class, returned their work, and then cancelled class. Students were thrilled, and frankly, I was too. So, instead of teaching all afternoon, I basically sat around, ate cake, and chatted. It was great.
So, even though the day started off on shaky legs, it greatly improved!