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…
In case you didn’t catch it on Friday, Alex is going to be….
And the first to guess was Kris from Life in the Hammer House. Kris and Xavier will be getting a cute Halloween board book in the mail this week! Great guessing everyone!
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.
Alex’s costume is….
A famous person – who may or not be dead.
Happy Guessing! (I really expect the answer with this clue ladies!)
Alex’s Halloween Costume…
Is a person
is not an animal
Goodness – this is fun! I hope you are enjoying yourself!
One year ago today, just after 9pm, Matt and I became parents – and to think, we almost didn’t answer the phone.
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.
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.
I really can’t imagine our life without him. Alex is our everything.