Better But Not So Much

I know it’s a weird title but it covers my household right now!  Lil Man is feeling much better. Everything must have been a nasty bug going around. After about 48 hours of the nasties he was back to his normal self and has been full strong head on every since.  Man what a blessing and joy this little boy is!

Now for the Not So Much … Heather … my poor darling daughter. I feel so sorry for her but I am so proud on her stamina. Despite still being pukey sick at 19 weeks pregnant and despite having a head full of stuffies and despite coughing up her lungs and anybody elses she can find … she still keeps trudging along.  If I were at the point where she is now I would be laying down wallowing in my sorrows and wanting someone to make it all better.  There is so much background which I’ve chosen to not share but suffice it to say that for a single-mom-to-be she has endured more that any pregnant woman deserves and she has done it all without losing that loving, smiling touch.  Yesterday she was so worn and exhausted that I continually tried to coax her to go to bed and just sleep but she refused.  She said Lil Man needed his Aunt Heather to ‘ead it’‘ meaning Lil Man wanted noone but Aunt Heather to read to him. When it came time for lunch it was noone but Aunt Heather that could ‘fix it’ and only Aunt Heather knows how to make his ‘chockit mook’.  No matter how much I tried … he only wanted his Aunt Heather and no matter how much rest she needed it was only her that was going to make Lil Man happy. She struggled through the nausea and coughing to be there for him.  So precious!  You would never know that she had spent 5 1/2 hours in the ER on Friday night getting 4ltrs of IV fluids and that she spent all day Saturday hugging her little pink pan, or that she woke up Sunday morning just plain old sick and followed that with another ER visit this morning only to be told to continue the antibiotics that won’t stay down and she would feel better in a day or two.  HMMMM … imagine trying to keep antibiotics down when you can’t even keep down water!!

Anyway … We did do a bit of baby shopping yesterday since one of our local stores was having a huge baby department sale.  We picked up the Fisher Price Jumperoo and the Fisher Price Take-Along Swing and the  Evenflo Discovery 5 Infant Car Seat.  We have the crib and it’s going to be beautiful when we get it setup and finish the bedding set. Heather actually wants me to make her bedding and I’m SCARED to death but I use to sew for a living so surely I can make a baby bedding set!

Until then … Off to pamper and care for the sick!

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Where I Talk About Puke, Snot, & Pink Eye

OH WAIT … I’m not going to talk about that …

Well nothing more than to say that all three are running amuck in my house right now and their favorite person appears to be none other than Lil Man.  God love his little heart. He’s the most precious little person I know and definitely the least deserving of these not so lovely gifts of season change but he’s dang sure got a good case of all three.  I hang my head and wonder why oh why can’t it be me? ***sigh***

I Guess I Should …

Maybe just maybe I should update?  What do you think? It has been a while since I gave you a whole lot of family value so maybe it’s time I change that.  It’s been a roller coaster ride lately but fortunately we’ve been on the mountains more than we’ve been low in the valley so … such is life.

I’ll begin with ME … WORK … WORk … WOrk … Work … work … nuff said.  If it’s not at the office then it’s at home in the yard or at Mama’s.  I don’t think all this moving will ever be finished but I am happy to report that my yard is finally cleaned up and looks somewhat presentable. We still need to trim the shrubs but all the junk from where the roof was replace back whenever has been cleaned up and hauled off along with the junk that was piled up on the side of the house.  We’re getting there!

Let’s move now to Heather … she is basking in pregnancy glory.  Her gallbladder is pretty much behaving itself and the pregnancy nausea has pretty much gone away so we’re hoping the remaining 23 weeks or so will be relatively uneventful.  Her next doctor visit is on November 6 and Dr. B said he would set her up with an appointment for a sonogram at the hospital where their equipment is more advanced than his so we can get better images, better measurements, and hopefully if Lil Bit is cooperating we will get a peek and find out if we should be buying pink or blue.  Heather has asked me to make her bedding and I haven’t sewn in … oh forever … so this is going to be challenging.  We no longer have any reputable fabric shops in this area so Lord only knows where I will find just the right material to create the perfect nursery ensemble for her.  Think country patchwork in yellow and greens OR dainty little pink rosebuds if she is having a princess.  Whichever … I’ll do my best or else I’ll shop ETSY!!

Lil Man and Stasha … That’s a post within itself so I’ll just say everything is slowly getting back to normal. Stasha has hopefully learned a valuable lesson and Lil Man made it through without missing a beat. Oh the joy of that little boy. We did venture out last weekend to make some fall pictures using the decorations at one of our company offices. I want to do more and hopefully get just the ‘right’ shot but for now you can enjoy some new photos of Lil Man on Flickr.  It depresses me that we live in a little country town but no one has a pumpkin patch worthy of a pumpkin festival or even a visit.

That my dear friends is an update … stay tuned for more of the story later.  Have a blessed weekend.

Win a New Bedroom Set for Your Little One

The folks over at 5 Minutes for Mom are having a contest you don’t want to miss!  This contest is a opportunity for you to do a couple of things. First you get to share a photo of your angel sleeping which is always fun. I don’t believe there is much of anything cuter than a sleeping little one.  Second it gives you a chance to actually win that sleeping angel a new bedroom set.  Of course I’m hoping to win this South Shore Furniture for Lil Man but I wish loads of luck to all who decide to enter. For more details visit 5 Minutes for Mom!

OH … and if I do win I would so take Summer Breeze in Country Pine!

Here is Lil Man in his little big boy bed!