Today is a new day. I should once again be doing school with Nathan (and I will as soon as I finish) but I decided to stop and allow myself 15 minutes on the computer first.
I am feeling much better today.
My sore throat turned into a full blown illness yesterday. So I gave myself a sick day. I didn’t make myself do anything but take care of the kids. I let the dishes go, the floor wasn’t swept, the toys were everywhere, but I let go. And aside from yesterday’s ridiculously early start (or as my mother would say – at such an ungodly hour!) and a few typical incidents, they were pretty good too. I didn’t take Nathan to karate – I honestly wasn’t up to it. I had a major cold, sore throat, horrible cough, and fever. I just took my Elderberry/Echinacea/Vitamin D combination and I felt better by yesterday evening. I feel much better today. I’m still a little stuffy, but I feel fine.
The best thing is that my dear husband heard me yesterday – he really listened (not sure when, he was super busy as always, but he did.) He heard how badly I wanted to go to Mom to Mom, how much I needed that. He promised me that I will go next week. He’s taking the morning off to watch our little gang and let me go. So not only will I be able to go to Mom to Mom, but I will be able to actually relax and not worry about juggling a possibly fussy baby! That sounds heavenly right now! Thank you so much, hon. I can’t put into words how much this means to me. I love you.
Tomorrow Joshua has his 4 month checkup and we’ll see what the doctor says about my suspicions that he might have reflux. Whatever it is, I hope we can figure it out so we can fix it.
Of course, Joshua’s actually been pretty happy the past 2 or 3 days. Go figure. I think that’s what gets me the most – he’ll sometimes go through “happy” stretches for 2-3, sometimes even 4 or 5 days in a row. And I think he’s moved out of the fussy, needy phase and is doing better. But then we have a bad day again where he cries everytime I try to put him down, he screams after he eats like he’s in pain, and naps very little. I end up so exhausted I can’t think straight and I feel like we’re back to square one. That’s where I get confused because I thought reflux or some of these other possible issues would be more consistent. Again hopefully the doctor will be able to help – that’s what she’s there for right?
He really is a little sweetheart. I love that little boy so much. There are definitely signs that he’s getting older and things are slowly getting easier. I guess that’s how it’s going to be – not a all-of-a-sudden-he’s-a-happy-easy-baby kind of thing, but more of a slow gradual improvement as he gets bigger and older and better able to deal with things. Joshua & I “talked” for a while this morning and it was so precious. I will always cherish our little conversations.
On other Wednesday news, our new couch is arriving today!
Those of you who know us, who have been to our house, know our couch is in a pretty sad state. Actually you probably all know that from various pictures.
We bought the couch at a really discount furniture store shortly after Nate & I were married. It’s been a good couch and lasted for about 7 years. But between my rabbit who managed to “dig” a couple holes in the cushion, 3 children who have done everything from use it as a trampoline to spit up all over it, and general wear and tear that comes with an active young family, it’s done for. I had figured we’d keep it for a couple years more until the kids were a little older and then get a new one. But one of the back cushions almost completely tore off and I knew it was a losing battle. Yeah it’s pretty bad. So we saved up the money and went down to the furniture store last weekend. We’re getting a sectional and I’m pretty excited. They should be delivering it sometime in the next hour or so.
Thanks for the encouraging thoughts & prayers, my friends. I know we’ve all been there with those seemingly endless days and yesterday was one of those days for me. Thank you.