A few stolen moments

by DaniGirl on January 26, 2009 · 5 comments

in Rants and rambles

The boys are playing happily behind me, the big boys stacking a dozen or so Webkinz into piles for the baby to crawl over. So rare is the opportunity to be online with everyone in the same room, I must take advantage of it even if I have nothing to say!

It’s been a rough couple of days. The stomach flu that had Simon down late last week took the weekend to work it’s way through the rest of the family. Tristan was sick last night and so I kept him home today, but he’s full of piss and vinegar this afternoon. I think we did, no joke, a dozen or more loads of laundry since Thursday night. Anybody want to come over for a folding party?

Lucas had it Saturday night, too, but seemed to be okay yesterday. This morning, he was particularly fussy and pulling at his ears, and since I’m getting good at this after three kids, I suspected an ear infection. We were lucky to get an afternoon appointment with the ped, and it turns out his ears are clear. He does, however, have a “very mucusy” throat and his ear is full of fluid. If you’re keeping count, that’s back to back stomach virus and respiratory infections the first week of January and again this week. Plus his two top teeth broke through this weekend. No wonder he (and, by extension, I) haven’t slept more than 3 hours in a row for a hundred years a couple of weeks.

Despite the sickness, though, and the fact that today marks the start of my last week of maternity leave (ever! *nostalgic sigh*) I’m feeling pretty chipper. Hey, if everybody in the house has been sick in the past five days, that gives me at least a four-day window before the next virus can set in, right? And right now, a barf-free week sounds like winning the lottery!

Ah, but the mood behind me has turned. The baby has lost interest in the Webkinz mountain, and the boys have started to bicker. (Little wonder, they’ve been cooped up together for days on end by now!) Only four more hours until Beloved gets home from work… not that I’m watching the clock.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 colleen January 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Some days seem to never end. I will be thinking about you your first day back to work. it will be nerve wracking but at the same time it will be great for you to have more than one adult conversation per day.

2 Theresa January 26, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Hey Dani,

Thought I’d let you know that I just became a member of the three boys club! (yay me?!) On January 22 @ 9:34 I gave birth to a healthy little baby boy weighing 6lbs 12.5 oz! We named him Owen.

You hang in there girl!!!

3 Pamela Stewart January 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Hey Dani…what’s happening when you get back to work? Has anything been settled? I am sure you are NOT looking forward to being back, but I am looking forward to having you back with us. enjoy the last week!!!

4 Marla January 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

This was Josie’s bedtime story tonight, just so you know. She wants to say that she really likes Blizzard, her deery gift. And, that she misses the boys, naked club, and sliding down the stairs, in that order. Does that make anything better?

5 Kathleen January 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

Wow, Dani, time flies.
I’ll be thinking of you as you transition back to the other madness. I’m looking forward to reading about it, too.
(Although, it might be more advisable for you if you sleep in your “spare” time!)
Congrats on being down to fighting weight, too.

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