Sick

I’m sick.

On Monday I went home from work because of a real lack of energy and lots of aches and pains.  I pretty much haven’t left my bed since.  I even missed the Metallica concert last night! That shows you how sick I was!!  Matt who was sick all weekend was luckily able to still attend and told me how much they rocked.  I’ll just live vicariously via youtube videos.  Matt’s parents came over though and helped entertain our little man – Thank you Pat and Dale!

So I don’t know if it is H1N1 – many of the symptoms, but not all.  I have aches, pains, headaches, sore throat, cough, and the occassional fever – but nothing overly high.  So I’m just trying to stay in bed (wish I had a laptop and a tv in our room!), drinking lots of fluids, and trying to stay away from Alex – which is VERY difficult since he is a real momma’s boy.  I’m using lots of hand sanitizer and not kissing him on the face. 

Anyhow – Hope everyone is staying healthy! You REALLY don’t want what I have…

Random Cuteness

Alex playing on his new slide - Thank you Grammy & Poppa!

Alex playing on his new slide - Thank you Grammy & Poppa!

Running from Daddy (yes, outside at night in his socks - it was a really warm night this week - but now we are back to the cold)

Running from Daddy (yes, outside at night in his socks - it was a really warm night this week - but now we are back to the cold)

Hanging out in his robe.

Hanging out in his robe.

Reading a book wearing his new jammies that we won from Little Seouls

Reading a book wearing his new jammies that we won from Little Seouls

Night Night

Night Night

Very Timely

This morning in my e-mail, I received my weekly My Toddler This Week update from BabyCenter and one of the topics covered was how to handle Temper Tantrums.  This was perfect since last night we had a real doozy (Karen – I’m sure you are laughing at me right now!) 
I was trying to catch Alex to put his diaper on after bath time and he freaked out when I laid him on the ground to get the job done.  It probably lasted 5 minutes.  He threw his sweaters around,  (I did get it on him before the screaming began thank goodness) and stomped around crying and screaming.  I picked him up to hold him – but that didn’t help – then he wouldn’t let me put him on the ground.  A new picture book finally distracted him enough to calm him down. 

Here’s the link to the babycenter article, but if anyone has tried and true tips for dealing with a tantrum please pass them on!  I hear tantrums go on for few years.  The article does mention getting enough good food (done) and enough rest (not so good – Alex won’t sleep much at the sitters) can work wonders.

One Year Ago…

One year ago today, just after 9pm, Matt and I became parents – and to think, we almost didn’t answer the phone. 

Alex

This is the first picture we ever saw of our son – and couldn’t stop looking at until we had him in our arms in Seoul.

laughing

We never posted our referral pictures last year – we felt they were too personal.  But you have all stuck with us through the past year and now is the perfect opportunity to share.

baby

I really can’t imagine our life without him.  Alex is our everything.