Sickies again and a birthday.

This winter has really taken its toll on us. We have been sicker than ever before! Just a re-cap to remind you. Dec in CA CC was sick for a good 10 days and ended up in the ER with a spinal tap. We came home to MN in Jan and the kids and I were sick with colds for another 10 or so days then on the last day Kreg got hit with a nasty stomack flu. We were semi well for about two weeks and and then started the whole colds, cough, stuffy nose again. So now we are going on about 3 and 1/2 weeks of sickness for Oliver he has had a yucky cough and double ear infections, Cecily and I were hit with the cold/cough a week ago and yesterday Cecily started having fevers so we took both the kids in to the DR. Oli just wasnt getting any better after being on anti-biotics for 8 days. The diagnosis is Oliver still has a nazsty infection in one of his ears so the DR switched him to a different anti-biotic. Cecily the poor thing has Strep and Mononucleosis. My first reaction to hearing this was are you kidding me? What 3 yr old gets MONO? I asked her who she has been kissing? It is after all the kissing disease. She pointed to her baby brother. Hmph we are stumped to how she contracted it but poor thing is SICK! We all are.

Needless to say there has been a lot of movie watching at our house. Here is our sweet sick girl watching the care bears with her care bears.

It was my birthday this week and it was a milestone for me, I feel I have matured quite a bit in the last year./ Birthdays are a HUGE deal to me, not just mine but everyones. Normally I turn my birthDAY in to a birthWEEK. Well because of our circumstances this yr we were not able to have a week much less a day to celebrate. When I think about it I feel like I should be bummed, but that isnt/wasnt the case at all. I feel like I have really grown into my Mom skin and truly put others (my kids) before myself. I could care less that we weren't out partying or at least getting pedi's on my day, I was truly just worried about my kids and their health and it felt like just another day. I am very grateful however for all the people in my  life that did make it a special day for me! I got lots of  cards/gifts in the mail, Phone calls, texts, Facebook messages, Skype sessions and so very dear and caring friends stopped by to bring me gifts and visit. It meant the world to me to know that I have such great friends that care so much about me and my family! We have really grown to love MN and the people here. We are so grateful for our time here and for the relationships we have built. Thank you so much to all those who took the time to make me feel loved! Don't worry though we will celebrate in true birthday fashion as soon as we are all better!

A little side note about the winter. Since becoming a Mom I have had a really hard time actually staying home, in the sense that I HAVE to get out and do something everyday. MN is great because there are so many non shopping related things to do indoors during the winter (even though we still do our fair share of shopping). I had to make sure we got out did something fun or at least went to the gym to keep my sanitity, maybe its becuase with 2 kids it not as easy to get out and do things or I am just tired but I have really started to love being home more. We only have the car on certain days so I ussually do all the cleaning and chores on the days we dont have a car but lately even on the days we do have a car I dont always go someplace and its nice. Yes we are definitley more lazy but its ok, we are having fun playing together!  I remember my Mom telling me she loved staying home and I finally get it. We arent bored either we are loving our focused time together. I am feeling like a whole new person lately! We are anxious for the winter to be over so we can play outside and not have to bundly in coats any more but overall this winter has been cold but not so so bad on our moods.


Brittani said...

so sad for you poor sick little family! I am glad that you had a good birthday though- despite it not being a brithweek!

Heather said...

yikes! winter stinks!
sure its nice to have a cold day every once in a while so that you have snuggle up in blankets drinking hot chocolate and eat a hot bowl of soup for dinner, but i'm done. sick kids are the worst. it has got to be one of the most heartbreaking things to watch your little one suffer and not be able to take away their pain or make them comfortable again.
spring CANNOT get here fast enough! i'll keep my fingers crossed that you guys are able to end up somewhere warm after kreg graduates!!! :)

Quists said...

You are a very good writer; I love reading your blog. Not so much about all the sickness though - - - I have been thinking about you all, often! That picture of CC on the couch is just the saddest thing ever. I hope you all get better - and fast!

laurareid said...

cc looks like she doesn't feel well... i'm sure glad to see the "care bears" watching over her. get well soon, all of you, you're in our prayers. love ya! xo

Shari said...

Sorry you guys have been so sick this winter. Hope you all feel better soon. Only thing worse than being sick yourself is watching your little ones suffer too. I have become a real homebody this past year too and I don't even have anyone at home with me. lol
I love that you are finding joy just being home with your children. It really is the best thing in the world. :)