Daily Archives: January 7, 2014

Family Update

Where to start?

Well, I feel like I have been absent from this little space for far too long.  

I blame it on germs. 


For over two months at least one of us has been sick.  Taking care of a sick baby and a sick toddler is one thing.  Doing so while going through two bouts of mastitis-one that I let go for over a month because I thought it was just supposed to be that hard and AWFUL(mom’s know what I mean?)-strep throat, sinus infection and then a nasty flu that I got during our trip to California for the holidays.  I really, honestly can not remember a time where I felt healthy.  It truly is hard to get better when you are A. Breastfeeding and can’t take any of the good meds B. Em won’t take a bottle-AKA- for the last five months I have been solely responsible for every single feeding-and she isn’t sleeping through the night(AT ALL) C. I haven’t slept more than 3-4 hours at a time in six months. I am hoping that I am finally on the mend.  Although, Em is now catching the flu that I am just getting over and The Toddler has a nasty cough.  The lone standout in all of this?  The Husband.  He has yet to be sick(knock on wood) and is my rock.  Although Em isn’t sleeping through the night he will take both kids every Saturday and Sunday(after the second night feeding with Em) and will let me get another two hour stretch of sleep-racking up 7-8 hours on Saturday and Sunday helps. Every little bit helps.

To be honest, as I type this all of our Christmas decorations downstairs by the tree are still standing-including our eight-foot beauty.  Why??? Well, since I have been sick throughout December I never had the opportunity to take pictures with the little ones by the tree.  They are only little once and this is Em’s first Christmas so I didn’t want to miss out on this moment.  So fever and all, today I bit the bullet, took a shower-and did my hair-big deal folks-and we snapped some pictures before the kids went down for the night…. 

I will be back this week with Em’s Five Month Update and DIY Projects we completed this past weekend- our master bedroom is almost finished! Woohoo.  It’s the little things in life.  Happy Monday!