|Don't let her fool you - she's sick!|
David got it first, and it was enough coughing and sneezing and dripping to keep him home from school for 2 days last week, missing his Valentine party. But he got to go to work with Aunt Mel while I had an appointment, which he said was even better than his party would have been. :)
Next Luke fell victim, and if I thought he was demanding while he's healthy...wow. Then Sunday Anna started to sound congested in her chest and started coughing. I had a little bit of panic, because I remember from my experience with David (oh my goodness, super chunky baby David on that post!!) that a coughing baby under 2 months goes straight to the dr's office and is watched diligently. So it was the same drill, they were definitely concerned, told me what to watch out for, keep a close eye on, and expect that it may take 2-3 weeks to recover. So I am spending my nights anxiously watching her breathe next to me in bed ("Uncle!!" She's sleeping with us while this is going on because we all need some sleep). The good news is that it's been 3 days and she hasn't gotten any worse. But she sounds SO pitiful when she cries. She's completely hoarse and squeaky and rattling. I can't wait for this to pass. (Oh, but she was 10 pounds, 3 ounces at the office - so that's good news, she's gaining weight)
Katy's is mild so far, but adding to the difficulties of getting to school in the morning. ("But I have a runny nose, Mom!") Everyone is waking up in the night several times. Last night at 1am I got a text from Mel that said, "Can you hear Luke crying?" I was so tired that I hadn't noticed Brian get up to comfort him (unsuccessfully).
But surely spring is coming, right? It must be! Right around the corner!
|Just moments before bedtime on Feb 14th, after a full day of school parties, appointments, shuffling kids because of illness, and the like.|
|They make "1st Valentine's Day" shirts for Grammys to buy. Soooo cute.|