Everyone in my home except for me has a cold. Chad started it and since the man NEVER gets sick, it's like his world has stopped. It's just hard to feel really sorry for him because he has a sore throat, coughing, and stuffing nose. I mean come on...growing up I got sick every stinking year and my cold ALWAYS turned into bronchitis (my parents smoked and it kindly turned my cold into it...and they continued even AFTER the drs told them to not be smoking around me...that's another entry though huh!) Anyways so Chad's got a cold and both the boys do as well. Jackson's also just simply not feeling good. Yesterday all day long he literally layed on the couch. He just did not feel good. He barely ate, but have to say when he did it was good choices. He had apple slices, oh the one bad thing he had was a bread stick! But that's all he ate all day. This morning he had grapes and he ate some dinner (some chicken) but not much. I've made sure he's drinking which he has been thankfully. He felt hot this morning and Emma's just miserable with her cold (stuffed up, coughing and that's moved into her chest) so the two kids and I stayed home while Chad and Jacob went to church. Emma was really fussy and I finally got her to nurse for a bit then we rocked and she fell asleep and Jack was sleeping on the couch. I didn't wake up until after 2! Emma slept on me until nearly 3 pm, Jack had woke up after Chad and Jacob got home from church, but continued to stay on the couch, never moving. I started getting ready for Awana and went to see how Jack was feeling and felt him and he was hot. I took his temp and it was 100.7 so he wasn't going to Awana. I asked Chad who was staying home. I'm the Sparks Director and he's the Games Director. I have a great secretary so if I have to stay home it's ok, but obviously not preferable. Chad is the Games director and he has an assistant. Chad stayed at home after calling is assistant to make sure he was going to be there. I cried for a good 20 minutes just thinking of leaving Emma. I haven't left her for more than a few minutes to run to the mailroom so this was huge for me...to leave her for 2 hrs. I just am not a mom that's comfortable leaving my babies much if at all in the 1st 6 months of their life and not much the 2nd half of their first year either. Jacob and I walked to Awana, which was really nice. We talked and although it's cold, it wasn't a bone chilling cold! Awana was good. When I got home Chad said that Emma was awake for the 1st 30 minutes after I left and then fell asleep and woke up 10 minutes before I got home, so in her mind I was only gone for 40 minutes.
I scooped her up when I got home and went to hand her back to Chad so I could change out of my Spark's shirt and she started crying and reaching for me (yes she's reaching for me now!!!) so she went with me to change! God bless that baby girl. Jack seemed to be feeling better and he and Jacob were playing around after dinner and well that was just too much on his little body, he got sick, ran to the bathroom and got sick some more.
Please pray for health for my family. No one's drastically bad, but we rarely get sick and well I've had enough of it to last a lifetime personally.
Emma's awake and needing to nurse...God Bless