Monday, January 16, 2012

sick kids, surgery and a date!

So it's been a rough last 2 nights! Kiddos awake puking, fevers, coughing, changing sheets, etc. I have to say, I actually laughed at one out loud to myself. It was pretty comical. And despite the getting up in the night and dealing with all of that, I have been upbeat, energized, productive and positive throughout the days. I know that I am blessed to have these kids to care for and love on and adore and I know that someday I'll have more and maybe then they'll ALL be sick and I'll wish I only had 2 sick at one time! :)

1 is on the mend, the other is fine...just a nasty cough. Sean has been working nights so during all of this, I've been home to deal with it alone. Then, he sleeps all day and I've still managed to pick up the house and have dinner for him when he wakes up so he can eat before work. He is working just as hard as I am and I completely adore that man lately! I mean, I've alway adored him, but let's be real here...we've had our ups and downs. :) This last month he has been amazing and helpful and kind and it's almost like I've fallen in love with him all over again. Oh, and he has a very uncomfortable (becoming painful) hernia that he is getting surgically repaired on Wednesday and so I'll have another "kid" to take care of after that. He's off work for 2 weeks after surgery and I've been told that the first week can be rough. Now that I've bragged about him a bit, I will tell you that he is a total baby and I anticipate his recovery won't be fun for any of us. Sorry,'s true!

On another note...I gained a few pounds over the holidays. I knew I would. I am okay with it...really. I needed to indulge a bit in order to make it. Ha. Anyway, I've already lost half of the weight I gained in the last few days. Whew. I'm really wishing I had time and the weather was nice enough to run though. I guess forgetting to eat half the time will do. :) Ha.

So Tate has had some major changes happen in his life since we embarked on a new journey in our family. He had a bit of a meltdown over the holiday, but by the way he's been acting since, I am thinking that was at least half because he was tired. Anyway, he deserves to be doted on a bit and to have all of my attention for a bit. He's been so amazing and sweet and I am just so proud of him. So tomorrow, we are going on a date! He cannot stop talking about it! He is so excited to go on a date with Mommy! I love it...I love that boy so much it hurts. Not sure yet what we're doing for our date though. I really want to do something he'll be totally excited about...maybe Incredible Pizza? Golden Corral? I know...he's strange, he LOVES Golden Corral! Ha. Bowling just he and I? A movie? I don't know yet. I'm sure I'll post all about it afterwards!

Goodnight all! Hopefully tonight I'll get uninterrupted sleep!!! I sure hope so. :)


Candi said...

Ya, sick kids are hard... :( That may be the worst part of little children parenting....sigh! Hope all of you remain healthy & well through Sean's surgery AND recovery!! Praying for you!!

JamieLynne said...

After Asher was born for the first few months we made special outings with just Jaxson to help him know he was still just as important. A few times with just mommy, once with just daddy, and twice with both mom and dad. He loved it! I think it's important to do one on one time often with each to make them feel special. We found after doing that he didn't feel like he needed to compete for our attention when we were all together at home. Have fun!