Is it 2013 yet?

Seriously, this Chubby Vegan Clan is getting hit hard in 2012.

Remember a few posts ago I commented about how 2012 just wasn't playing fair, well it just couldn't get enough and decided to go below the belt.


Pearyn's "flu bug" turned out to be a bladder infection. Yup, my 20-month-old baby girl has a urinary tract infection. The worst part about this whole ordeal? She suffered for three whole days (while we were "waiting out the flu bug") before even getting diagnosed. So by the time we got the antibiotics into her system and they've actually started doing their job, it's been seven whole days of infection.

While it's hard to track the exact cause of a UTI, because they're pretty rare in children, Pear's nurse who happened to work for a urologist has a pretty good idea where it came from. I'm going to save this whole scenario for my next post, as I'm absolutely drained after dealing with a poor, bladder infection-ridden child for the last week.

And to make matters worse, I'm getting sick too. Like scratchy throat, want to claw it out and shove a bazillion tissues up my nose at the same time, sick. And alike Pearyn's bladder infection, I'm pretty sure where my sickness came from -- the weather -- and my lack of sleep. Seriously, it's January in Ohio. If we have another 50-degree day this month I might scream. Or pop, literally, because my sinuses are all sorts of backed up and wigged out thanks to the 20 degrees and snow one day, spring showers and 50s the next. FYI Ohio, it's winter, in case you forgot.

So we're all on the mend her in the Chubby Vegan house. Big things are on the way though, friends, including a new giveaway, my "you'll never believe THIS gave my daughter a bladder infection post," an in-depth look at disciplining children and a few more posts investigating exactly where we draw the line with veganism and the rest of our life, or if we do.

So fear not friends, you won't have to wait on the edge of your seats much longer, just until 2012 starts to play nice or one of us in this household recovers.

I wouldn't hold out for 2012, though.

I hope everyone else is having a much more stellar start to the new year, I'm looking forward to restarting mine once our entire clan is back in the swing of things.


  1. Have you tried a neti pot for those sinuses?? I love mine!

  2. I've heard so many wonderful things about the Neti pot, I just have never really know what it's for. It seems like my sinus issues have really worsened over time, although it's mainly aches and pains in my face/head, less runny nose stuff.