Monday, February 22, 2016

Sick Day

Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes for Finn last week!  He tolerated the second antibiotic we tried much better!  And when I say tolerate, I mean he isn't aggressively puking it up.  But that's probably because he refuses to swallow it to begin with.  He receives half of each dose at best.  It's an awful painful process for us both.  I digress...  This weekend we had a few healthy days, and quite a bit of fun.  Conor & Liam had a bluebird day of skiing, and we were all treated to some early Spring weather.  Lots of time outside in the sunshine.  Liam is perfecting his soccer skills before he officially starts on a team this Fall, and he even took his first grown-up free bike ride around the block with some of the older neighbor kids.  I'm heading into this week feeling refreshed, which I am going to need...


Because illness has struck our family yet again.  Double time.  Both boys are sick together, and it is miserable for everyone.  I'm eating a big piece of humble pie because typically, I have some of the healthiest kids.  They have great immune systems and are rarely ever sick.  Like ever.  But here we are.  They both have a barking cough, runny nose, & fever.  I cannot possibly give them both everything they need, but damn I am trying hard.  Finn has decided that he will not sleep for longer than 10 minutes at a time, for the past two nights, so yeah.  Sleep deprived doesn't even begin to describe how I'm feeling.  Thankfully Conor & I are taking turns with Finn at night, so somehow I have managed to get out of bed each morning.

This post isn't to complain or cry out "whoa is me."  It's just a "hey, having sick kids is tough.  Having two sick kids is really tough.  Sometimes motherhood is tough.  And not glamorous"  But I did have two snuggly boys today.  And I also got to watch a lot of Daniel Tiger, which I'm not gonna lie, I kinda love!


Right now, we're just surviving.  But soon.. soon we will be back to adventuring.

21 comments :

  1. poor, sweet kiddos. and you too, mama. hope those boys of yours feel better soon!!!

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  2. It can be tough for sure. I hope everyone is on the mend soon.

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  3. Daniel tiger has some catchy songs! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

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  4. Having sick kids is tough! But don't they look cute all curled up in bed. And the extra cuddles can be nice too. But the sleep deprivation and trying to divide yourself between two sick boys, that's not fun! And yes, Daniel tiger is pretty amazing!

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  5. Gosh darn sickies! They need to get out of your house and leave your sweet boys alone. I'm glad Finn is holding down a little bit of the new antibiotic. No sleep for either of you totally sucks, but hopefully it'll be over soon. Hang in there mommy!

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  6. Aww, Mama! Hang in there! Sending positive & healthy vibes your way!

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  7. Awww, mama, wish I could fly out there and help you out! Sick kids are tough and add sleep depravation to the mix, whoa. You are incredible and soon they will be healthy again!

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  8. :( So sad. Hope everyone is feeling better soon, but in the mean time - enjoy the cuddles!!

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  9. I love Daniel Tiger! Probably because I was HUGE into Mr. Rogers as a little girl. :) Hope everyone is back on the mend soon!

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  10. Aw your poor boys! Hope they're on the mend soon! I hate it when Abbie's sick!

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  11. oh poor babies!! I hope they both get better soon! It's so tough seeing our kids sick too :( I hate the coughing on little kids it seems so rough on their bodies to be hacking up so much. I hope you can get some sleep in there too!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  12. our january was like that.. both boys sick.. the littlest down with pneumonia while I was still recovering from a sprained ankle.. It was not a good month.
    Hope your boys feel better soon.

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  13. Oh good grief. This sucks. I'm sorry. Mim has been snotty for two months and my husband is on his third bout of the stomach flu this winter and I'm SO over winter. Luckily Mac and I have been pretty healthy, but I feel like it's only a matter of time before we all go down. Just curious, do you give Liam breastmilk when he's sick? I did that with Mac when I was still breastfeeding Mim last winter and I feel like it really helped. Oh, the magical healing powers of breastmilk!

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  14. We've been in the same boat over here! It is so tough...but, you're right, this to shall pass.

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  15. TWO SICK?! that's just not fair. its really not supposed to happen like that. AT ALL.

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  16. Praying all of that sickness goes away quick!

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  17. Oh man, poor babies! I'm glad they had a couple of good days in the middle of all this sickness at least! I hope they are well soon!

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  18. Poor babies & poor mama!! Having sick kiddos is the worst. The absolute worst on a mama's heart for sure. I'm with you, I definitely enjoy the extra snuggles though. Hoping your sweet boys find some relief (and completed sleep cycles) soon!

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  19. Poor momma, poor babes!! I hope everyone is feeling 100% soon!!

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  20. Poor kiddos and mama! Hope you get lots of wine time at night after the boys go to sleep and hopefully they will be on the mend SUPER soon!

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  21. Aria didn't get sick until she was almost 2 for the first time. I loooooved it. Sick babies are just way too sad. Even with snuggles. Feel better!

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