Where should I even begin about last week? Yes it was that kind of week.
I swear every time David leaves critters come out of the woodwork. As David likes to say they don’t mess with him because he’s a lifetime member of the Safari club. Whatever the reason is it’s starting to piss me off.
Last year I had David pull up some railroad ties on the side of the house. They looked like they were rotting and I wanted it cleaned up. Big mistake, we think that part of the house has shifted and now there’s a crack in the foundation. Which is how we think critters are getting in.
Before we had the baby we were spraying the house every three months for bugs. I did my research and found this great spray on Amazon. Our biggest problem is scorpions … we‘re on 5 acres with hundreds of trees! We’ve been using the spray for about a year and it’s great but David said there’s a slight smell. It also draws the bugs out to kill them. So he hasn’t wanted us at the house when he sprays.
Wednesday night I get Kricket to bed, I’m catching up on Yellowstone and I decided to go ahead and get ready for bed in case I fall asleep on the sofa and as I’m walking through the sitting area in our kitchen what do I see? A freaking tarantula!
David and I had just talked about what to do if I saw one in the house. Now is the time to remember! He told me to throw something on top of it! As I frantically looked around what was heavy enough to crush this? That’s when I saw a really thick cookbook with a plastic protective sleeve. The tarantula spotted me, as I crossed his path, he started moving quicker! I was now to his right probably a yard away when I threw it on top of him. He didn’t scurry off so I know that I got him! However, all night long I was watching everything and I barely slept a wink. I even googled do tarantulas travel in pairs? Thank goodness they do not! That put my mind at ease a bit.
Then on Thursday I spotted the bananas that I told David to take back to Dallas with him. I still have diabetes and they make my blood sugar crazy high so I don’t eat them. I hate to throw produce away so I made banana muffins since I don’t have any loaf pans at this house. The whole time I was watching my feet for tarantulas!
The worst night of the week came on Saturday when I took Kricket out of the bath. Oh my word the screams that came out of her! The absolute worst!! I tried everything burping her, changing her diaper, holding her, changing her pajamas, giving her a bottle, checking her temperature. She’s been drooling a lot lately so after crying for an hour I thought maybe she’s teething and in pain, she felt a little warm to me but she didn’t have a temperature and she’s been gnawing on her hands like crazy and I mean putting her whole fist in her mouth. So I broke down and gave her some Tylenol. After what felt like an eternity she finally relaxed and was able to get some relief.
I’ve now ordered these little mitts. I can’t get her to take a teething ring. Has anyone bought something else that their baby loved ? I’m totally open to suggestions. If this is teething it’s horrible!
*** Update August 13, 2020 ***
We went to the doctor today and yes she is teething! You can even see her teeth on her gums. Ouch!
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