Sunday, January 6, 2008

Wiped Out

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

13 comments:

manda2177 said...

Ah....it is so refreshing to read about a mother who feels the same way I do about her babies!!!!  I remember old girlfreinds were telling me we should do girls night just weeks after Colton was born... well, I still haven't gone on that girls night! lol  (He's almost 3)

I will be praying for your families health and happiness...
... as always...

God bless-
Amanda

scotthlori said...

LOL I have a hard time feeling sorry for Scott when (if ever) he gets sick.  

LORI

lv2trnscrb said...

Hi Christy; thanks for leaving a comment! it is the right time to be back; I've been following your journal off/on; Emma is so cute, I'm sorry she and Jack are so sick and Chad, too, of course. Will pray for you all. Gosh, Awanas brings back memories; that's neat you are both involved in it; such a great program for the kids.

It is hard to leave our babies isn't it? (its always nice too when they let us know they missed us too :)

betty

nelishianatl said...

I will remember you all in prayer.  It's bad when the whole family feels that bad.  Emma is such a sweet blessing.  I had a hard time leaving mine too.  It just never felt natural.  That entry inside this entry most all of us could relate to.  

Take care everyone!


Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

pixiedustnme said...

OK, I'm giggling here because I just never had a problem leaving my kids!  Well, not with daddy or Grandma anyway.  (you're such a whimp - LOL)  I hope the kids start feeling better.  It's hard to watch them like that when there's not much you can do about it.  Hopefully they'll be back to driving you batty in no time flat!

happysunshien said...

ok i love my kids dearly but right now?  I would ship at least ONE of them to you!  How do you feel about having an adopted daughter...When I start to miss  her?  you can send her back...lol...

Kelly

ukgal36 said...

Hope you all feel better soon..i have been fighting something myself this weekend..i have been taking Vitamin c and drinking tons of fluids and so far i have manged to keep it at bay but i am working 10 hours at the clinic today...ugh!
have a good week...
Lyn

sangrialel said...

I hope that all of you are feeling much better soon!  Linda

chat2missie said...

Hope everyone gets well.
Missie

ekgillen said...

I hope you all feel better soon.  I hate being sick!
(((HUGS)))
Gillie

ksgal3133 said...

Sending you all many prayers to get better soon!

Hugs,
Gretchen

nay0114 said...

Sorry everyone is sick hope you all get well soon. Sending healthy vibes your way.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie (DSD)

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Keeping you all in my prayers...
Hope all is well soon!

Hugs
Terri