Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 20th

Yesterday was a fun day. My Dad's birthday was yesterday and yet he and my Mom were kind enough to come and watch Ethan while Tim and I and the other 3 kids went to go see the "Bee Movie". Emily was also able to invite a friend which she was really excited about. It was a good movie and we all had fun. However, Tim and Gavin actually left early because Gavin wouldn't stay in his chair and started wandering the isle.

When the kids and I arrived home, it turns out Gavin felt warm and had a temperature of 102.2. This seemed to come out of nowhere. He'd been fine all day. I am hoping that the baby and I don't get sick. Gavin had been very sweet all day long and he gave me lots of kisses and snuggle time. So far I feel fine. Ethan however was up quite a bit last night having a hard time breathing. He didn't have a fever but just had a lot of nasal congestion. I had to suction his nose about every hour throughout the night. Needless to say, I got up to help get the older kids ready for school and then I went back to sleep. The 3 of us slept in until about 11:30. I think we all needed it. Poor Tim. I am sure he also did not get a good night's sleep with both kids fussing but he still had to go to work.

I was worried about getting anything done today. I've been wanting to try out a roll recipe for Thanksgiving. I also have a couple of days of laundry to do. I suctioned Ethan when he woke up and so far he seems to be doing ok. I really worry about him getting sick. He didn't want to eat his pear mush before bed (which is his favorite) and would not breastfeed during the night which was concerning me but he did have a good feeding this morning. And Gavin did not have a fever when he woke up, so hopefully this was just a quick episode. I will do my best to keep Gavin and Ethan separated and to keep myself from getting sick as well.

Ethan is cutting his first tooth. This could also be where all of the congestion is coming from. When I felt his gums this morning, I can feel the slightest bit of a tooth breaking through. What a big boy. He is also trying to sit up more on his own. When I put him in his swing, he doesn't want to recline back, but sits right up. He can also sit up next to me on the bed if I am supporting him on one side. It is fun to see him doing and trying new things.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you. My family has been sick this week too. I checked my Ethan's ear and it looks as if it is geting infected. I have put at least 8 people on antibiotics at work, and many more with viruses. Hopefully it is just mild for you. I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. Still in my prayers. Love, Jody