"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
-- Robert Brault
Hazel is 7 months old today.
Unreal just how fast the first year goes by. I am so loving her chubby self at this age though. She is sitting up and scooting across the floor and grabbing for toys. She is very sweet and calm, she melts my heart daily.
We've been sick all month.
First, it was the flu.
Hazel finished it up with a double ear infection and Laynee with one ear infection.
We hadn't even finished the flu run and Laynee came down with a stomach virus. It made a slow start but so far, it's made its way from her to Joseph and I, and now Hazel.
Thankfully, I was able to have a day to recover and then last night I was up with poor Hazel. I don't remember having a baby this young catch a stomach virus so I worry about her getting dehydrated. Despite her obvious bellyaches, these smiles are from today.
I'd be lying if so said I wasn't ready for January to hurry up and end. Hopefully, it'll take all these yucky sicknesses with it. We've had to many canceled plans because of it. The weather has been warm and rainy, it feels like we live in London there has been so many damp, foggy days.
The healthy kids have spent hours and hours outside. Hopefully, they will be spared from this second sickness but I'm not getting my hopes up too high. Today they gathered outside and made a little home under beach umbrellas in the rain.
These pictures were an attempt on my part to enjoy the little things, despite being puked on and comforting a sick baby today. I have tried to stay positive and push through and keep my head up, this is all just a part of life and motherhood right? Well, I succumbed to a bad attitude anyway, threw a pity party for myself over the mounds of laundry, mud tracked in the house multiple times, pizza in the carpet, chores half done and all the extra work I had to catch up on since I've been in bed sick or taking care of Hazel.
Tomorrow's a new day, new mercies. I need them and I pray no one wakes me up puking tonight.