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Insatiable Baby, Sick Dog, So I’m Just Eating (Weekend Recap 2/5)

This weekend was short but filled between an insatiable baby, sick dog, and me just consuming everything in sight. Weekend Recap is on tap.

Weekend Recap

Let’s get right to it.

1) First of all, it was a bit of a rough weekend because Ridley was REALLY really sick (and still isn’t out of the danger zone). I woke up on Saturday and fed her, then took her out so that Alex could get ready for his run. A quick trip out, some running up and down the hall as she likes to do, and all seemed well, For 10 minutes, before she threw up her entire breakfast. 

Happens to dogs, right? I wasn’t worried, just figured we’d need to make her some breakfast, as we know I have to do every now and then. So I gave her some Cheerios to test that. 10 minutes later, bllllllegggghhh. Plus shaking and hiding in her crate. I knew something was wrong. Alex came back, she threw up 2 more times, so instead of taking her to the dog park, Alex took her to the vet. She got fluids and anti-nausea and antacids, then she came home. But I knew within 20 minutes that she wasn’t going to get better. I’ve seen this enough. Alex hadn’t seen her sick like I have, so he kept thinking she’d be doing better. 

She didn’t get better. 

Sunday morning, we took her to an emergency vet, who took xrays that were inconclusive but showed that there was a dilation in her colon (meaning air) but no object. So we opted for the same course of meds and fluids as the day before and to take her home (because they wouldn’t be able to do anything for her until Monday anyway).

So as I am writing this on Sunday night, I have no idea what is in store for my pupster. She is doing marginally better, but I’m still scared that she will need exploratory surgery, which a) puts her life at risk and b) is really freaking expensive. We have savings so we can afford it (as far as we know), but the fact that she might not make it if the surgery is too much or she might not make it through the night of whatever causes…. just really scares me. This is my pupster, who helped me through IVF and some really serious depression. I know that we will do whatever is best for her, but PLEASE just send positivity towards us. 

I need her back to this.

2) So, while the dog wouldn’t eat or drink, it seems that all the baby would or could do was eat. GOOD GRAVY. We WERE doing better, but as I predicted, I spoke too soon–it was a looong Saturday night. But I did get more sleep than the crazy nights right after we came home. I can survive off of 6 hrs!

But she is so cute….

That said, it has been really cold in our bedroom at night, and poor peanut doesn’t want to sleep in her bassinet. So I’ve been breaking the rules and letting her sleep in our bed (very carefully next to me, on her back and I am angled so that I am keeping her warm but not rolling on her). I know that I shouldn’t. But she is cold + cluster feeding + DEMANDING IT. When we go to the pediatrician this week, we will get another opinion and hopefully some advice! But she is otherwise a great kiddo. JUST REALLY FREAKING HUNGRY.

3) With everything going on, let’s just say that food isn’t safe around me. I hoover everything whether or not I need it. And Tarascas was involved on Saturday night, so you know I didn’t need it! Frances Deli, ice cream, chips EVERYWHERE. Between breastfeeding and being up all night and my dog, I just don’t care!

4) Mom and I have been having fun just hanging out! Every now and then I will stop being a control freak long enough to let her take care of the child, but really right now most of Emmie’s needs have to be taken care of by me, lol. I took the liberty of Emmie being asleep on Saturday to go upstairs and walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes (between Ridley being sick and the temps, we weren’t going to be leaving). You know you are a mom when your kid falls asleep and you don’t even bother to put on athletic clothes–you just throw on running shoes with your jeans, heavy socks, nursing shirt, and sweatshirt and head upstairs with a kindle and Pandora and start walking! I walked at a medium clip for about 30 minutes. Enough to get some of the stress out. 

Cute Emmie picture just because.

5) Alex is finally on vacation! He had 2 training sessions that he had to go to on Thursday and Friday, so Mom and I had a pizza and couch night watching House Hunters International and then Friday I made her my Sweet Potato Hash minus the cornbread. And then Alex gets on vacation, and Emmie clusterfeeds with him from 9-midnight that night, then the dog gets sick, then Emmie is up on and off all Saturday night AND I forget to put my pumped milk back into the fridge, so we have no back up… 

If only I could give her some of this….

AAAAAHHHH the Suzlyfe. 

I’m going to go fix some dinner for Alex. I would say fix dinner for all of us, but A) Alex got out chips and b) I had my leftovers for Frances’ as well as my body weight in chips while everyone else was delicately eating and now I literally want ice cream for dinner. 


Please think good thoughts for my puppers. Even just one. Thank you my friends.


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  • Reply Carla

    Oh my goodness. That is so so so very much on your plate right now on the heels of little sleep. Every thought and prayer coming your way for RIDLEY xooxxo

    February 5, 2018 at 5:09 am
  • Reply Heather

    Praying for Ridley <3 I remember when Benson was so sick once and I was so nervous. It's so scary! Have you tried a pacifier with Emmie? I know some say not to start yet but honestly she could be using you for that and a pacifier could help? I was always a fan, lol. Obviously… since my 2 year old has like 8 in her crib right now, ha! I'm not a fan of co sleeping, but I really just can't have my kids sleeping in the same room. It's just me and I can't handle the noises they make combined with my anxiety. SOOO all that to say, do what's best for you. Ask your dr, obv, but YOU call the shots <3

    February 5, 2018 at 5:46 am
  • Reply Coco

    Oh, so many good thoughts for Ridley! I hope he’s feeling better soon. Hang in there with hungry Emmie. My son ate non-stop for the first few weeks — and packed on some baby chub in the process. But that stage didn’t last long. Love the cute pics!

    February 5, 2018 at 5:56 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I promise you, Emmie is growing, she is eating non-stop but I swear she is an inch longer than she was when I go here on Thursday.
    Obviously, Susie doesn’t remember this, but she did much the same when she was under a month old– one day, the cute little clothes fit and the next day, they were too short. She’d gotten longer overnight.
    If you hold still and are really quiet–you can watch them grow!
    When I left last evening (and left my phone and kindle at their place) Ridley looked better. Her ears and eyes looked much more alert.
    I’ll be on duty with whichever child I need to be on duty with.
    Playing Granmommy is so much fun…BEING one, with hands on, is so much better!!

    February 5, 2018 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Linda from Veganosity

    Oh no! Poor Ridley and poor you. Big prayers and positive vibes are coming your way.

    Emmie is just perfection.

    February 5, 2018 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Julie Running in a Skirt

    Ohhh poor thing! Sick pups are the worst. I’m so sorry. Hopefully they can figure out what’s going on soon.
    Emmie is such a dolllll!!!! 🙂

    February 5, 2018 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    Oof, sounds like a rough weekend, I’m glad your mom is there to help. Sending lots of love & healthy pupper thoughts your way. <3

    February 5, 2018 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Maureen

    Sending positive vibes to Ridley 🙁 Poor pup. I hope everything gets better soon for you!!

    February 5, 2018 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Hannah

    Oh, poor Ridley. I hope you are getting some answers today.

    February 5, 2018 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Rae

    Oh man, sending lots of positivity to Ridley and you! xoxo

    February 5, 2018 at 10:26 am
  • Reply jade

    Poor Ridley, sending lots of love and hugs to get well soon.
    I brought both of my babies into bed with us during the first few weeks for exactly the same reason…they were feeding SO frequently and I found that it worked really well and we all got a lot more sleep, so do what you feel is best!

    February 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Laura

    So sorry that your dog is sick! As for the baby, it is hard to know which way is up those first few weeks (months!) I also let both babies sleep with me after feeding them- we all slept better and they were ready for their cribs by 3 months or so.

    February 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Kat

    As a dog mommy myself I can only imagine what you are going through!! Thankfully neither of my pups have ever had anything too serious but there was the time that Opie ate an ENTIRE jumbo chocolate muffin [wrapper included] and I just about lost my mind with worry. Thankfully she was ok [apparently the pup has a tummy of steel] but I was worried sick all freaking day – and I didn’t even have a newborn to stress me out further! So definitely sending you some positive vibes. Hopefully this passes for her quickly. <3

    February 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Sarah Dudek

    Sick puppies are so hard! I hope you guys are all back up and feeling great soon!

    February 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply San

    I am so sorry about Ridley. I really hope she pulls through. What so scary….

    but also: that baby in the giant snow suit. So CUTE!!! <3

    February 5, 2018 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I hope Ridley improves! I am praying for her. I hope you have good answers soon.

    February 5, 2018 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Oh goodness, poor Riddles. I hope she’s back to her usual perky self really really soon! It’s so scary when your pup is unwell

    Yay for your Mom being around d and Alex being on vacation! That’s so awesome!

    February 6, 2018 at 2:43 am
  • Reply Emily

    Hope Ridley is doing better! Emmie is such a little cutie. I had a bassinet that attached to the side of the bed and the side facing the bed could be up or down, so it was like having baby in bed, but they still had their own protected space, it worked pretty well for us.

    February 6, 2018 at 6:24 am
  • Reply Cora

    Oh my goodness Suz, I am sorry. I am sending Ridley all the healing vibes I can muster up. Really praying for a smooth and healthy return to health for him. You’re in my thoughts <3

    February 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Allie

    Sending love for Ridley and hope all is well by now?? And the non stop feeing!! I totally remember those days, times two! As for co-sleeping – you do what you need to do to survive mama!!

    February 9, 2018 at 5:10 am
  • Reply Beth

    I think every mom has carefully brought the baby into bed on occasion despite what they say. I swore I wouldn’t before hand, however things change once you’ve been up for the 20th time.

    February 9, 2018 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Megan

    Hope everything is ok. She’s getting big already!

    February 9, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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