Thursday, September 10, 2009


Today Kai had his first day of preschool. He enjoyed it and I feel quite neutral about it. Unfortunately it's in the afternoon so he had to wait all day for it:) It wasn't really a big deal for him because he's been to two different daycares and he goes to Sunday School every Sunday so he is very fine with going anywhere. I left after just a couple minutes and walked with Koen around the neighbourhood for an hour, trying to get him to sleep. No luck. I did not take a million pictures of him there, was I supposed to? I took a few before we left....
I don't know if it is the teacher in me, but boy, I have a lot of expectations of the preschool and the teachers. I really want Kai to be challenged and I'm not just sending him there to play, that's for sure:) $100.00 a month is a lot of money, could it be better spent signing him up for various classes? We'll see how it goes! I know how parents feel when they have kids in my class...they want their child to be known and loved. I feel the same way.

This was Kai yesterday afternoon. He was watching some TV in the office and all of a sudden it was quiet and I found him fast asleep. This is the first time in his life he has fallen asleep like this. I'm worried that afternoon preschool is going to wear him out.

Kai made a `cage' of chairs for Koen. It didn't contain him for very long.
Finally, I am 90% positive that I have hyperthyroidism. I just thought it was the flu but Gary said he had had a friend with it and I seem to be acting very similarly. I looked up the symptoms and I have every single one. I don't usually jump to conclusions (and I'm sure doctors hate self diagnosers) like this but the symptoms are so random, it has to be it. I've never felt like this in my life and I know it's something other than the flu. Unfortunately all the clinics are closed so I will have to go tomorrow morning...with the kids.

Common symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism

  • Palpitations
  • Heat intolerance
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Breathlessness
  • Increased bowel movements
  • Light or absent menstrual periods
  • Fatigue
  • Fast heart rate
  • Trembling hands
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Warm moist skin
  • Hair loss
  • Staring gaze
I have continued to lose one pound per day and I'm still eating normally. I am currently at the weight that I was when we got married. Crazy. That's the only good thing about this crazy thing I'm going through. I want to be better!
Okay, time to lay on the couch for the rest of the evening.


  1. Hey Louise,

    Wow, hyperthyroidism! I just looked it up because I didn't know much about it. I found this on the wikipedia:

    "Postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) occurs in about 7% of women during the year after they give birth. PPT typically has several phases, the first of which is hyperthyroidism. This form of hyperthyroidism usually corrects itself within weeks or months without the need for treatment."

    Will keep praying!

    I'm glad that Kai's first day went well. Koen has grown up so much since we saw him!!

  2. such handsome boys :)
    as challenging as it is to go to the doctor with both kids, i think you should! i am a self-diagnos-er too, but this seems more serious.
    hope they can give you an answer and get you back on the road to recovery!

  3. Hyperthyroidism... interesting. I hope wikipedia is correct and that it will just correct itself naturally.

    Koen looks so old in that picture! Wow.