Joe and Bethany weren't feeling the best last Sunday evening and that progressed into the next few days. By mid-week they were both overtaken by some kind of stomach bug that drug out. Thursday morning I was woken up at 4 am by Bethany calling for me and making her way to our bedroom, projectile vomiting all the way. That was the start to a very rough morning, especially since I was already queasy from pregnancy. No need to share the details, but it was rough.
I called my mom and asked if she could rescue Brady from our germ infested house, in hopes he wouldn't catch anything. She came over and took all three of the younger well children to her house for the next 24 hours. It was such a blessing, they didn't get the stomach plague and I was able to rest, take care of Bethany and sanitize everything multiple times.
Last week, Bethany had started reading Little House in the Big Woods, a chapter a day. She was really enjoying it, so on our sick day I read all morning to her. She is almost finished.
My mom said that Jenna and Joseph had candy apples and there was a third one left. They had assumed it was being saved for Bethany, not knowing their plan my mom gave it my dad. The next morning, the kids were shocked that she didn't keep it for Bethany.
At the supper table the first night the kids were all back home, Bethany told Jenna, "I missed you last night Jenna. It was lonesome in my bed without you in your bed." Sweet words I can never hear enough.
By Friday, all the kids has full blown colds and coughs. Stomach viruses put common colds and coughs into perspective so I'm not going to complain. I'm so thankful no one else was miserably sick.
I have a very clear history of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, I knew when she said it that it was a very valid point, I do need to save up my nutrition for my growing baby. God had all this planned out perfectly 10 months ago, my lactation nurse when Brady was born, was worried that I might have problems producing milk with my thyroid condition. She had me pumping extra and my body made so much milk! In the first 3 months I froze a crazy amount of breast milk, over 700oz! Although Brady has used some of that over the past 10 months, my freezer was still taken over with milk. A very nice supply to get Brady through these last months of being under a year.
We are working on signing "more", "all done" and "sleep". His little mind is working and he's starting to try to sign "more". I think these signs are soon to follow.
Joseph had a thing for silk tags on his blankets when he was a baby through late toddler. Every now and then I still catch him rubbing a silky tag inside his shirt seam. He rubbed the tags so much, they turned to threads. It was his sweet thing as a little guy. When Jenna was born he came to the hospital and found the tag on her blanket and tried to stuff it into her hand when she cried. He thought it would soothe her like it soothed him. I was delighted this week to find Brady finding his silk tag on his blanket and rubbing it just like Joseph! Now that I've noticed, I see him doing it often.
here. I also had a friend miscarry her baby at 15 weeks last week, please pray for her and her family and leave her a comment letting her know you are praying for her.
Have a blessed week stalkers!