Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 3

Well, My kids and I are never sick... sometimes we feel under the weather, but never actually... sick.  Well, we're sick now! lol  Today is day three, last night was Night 3 of being sick for me and the kids, which means that no one got any sleep again last night!  When I say parenting is worth every struggle...  I forgot to mention that that only applies when they aren't SICK LOL 

My 9.5 month old is very close to have no voice left now, and I can barely hear him cry now.  Everyone needs a good old nap every day [not that it's easy to convince everyone to do so] and hopefully we will all get better soon!  Everyone is ordered extra naps... except mommy... since a mommy's job is never really done.  All of their sheets, clothes... everything need to be disinfected and washed to kill all the germs, but of course, that only helps after we're all better to prevent it from coming back!

DD is havinig a hard time sitting still, so that makes her cough worse.  Gabey is in fairly good spirits despite being sick, he's my trooper!  Lexi is... stubborn by nature, and apparently being sick only makes it worse.  I feel bad for putting her on time out when we're all so sick, but if you've ever had a toddler, letting them get away with it is even worse!  So, it's 945am, 2 time outs so far, and many threats of more, I honestly just don't have the energy or will power right now to keep picking her up... kicking and screaming... and put her in her room haha 

I can't wait for the Spring to be here!  Only a few months left, and by the end of April, the snow will start to melt and we can all go walking and enjoying the weather and hopefully start enjoying ourselves more! 

I don't know many people who ENJOY winter... but i'm a definite protester of winter and all the colds, coughs, aches, pains and falls that come with it!  I've been lucky so far this pregnancy, I haven't had any falls yet, but with my belly growing, it has become more and more difficult to get over the ice!  I was pregnant this time of year last year as well, just a lot further along at this point as I was due in May.  I was at the beginning of my third trimester last year at this time, so hopefully I'm not as big as I was in April and we'll all be okay! lol 

Sorry, I'm just rambling from being so tired, combined sleep for 3 nights is at about 6-8 hours, but it's really hard to say since there were countless runs to DD's room for water and tylenol, countless diaper changes and cuddling time and bottle with the baby.  Feels like I've been up for three days straight, but I definitely got a couple hours in per night!

I took a picture of myself to show that I really am staring to feel the effects of this surrogacy and being sick, picked a horrible time of year to be in the second trimester, but at least I don't have to worry about going into labor during a snow storm!  There are actually certain months I will not try to get pregnant just because here, we get a LOT of snow... and it's common to have 1-2 days a week where we can't get out of the house and driving it just unsafe, so I would hate to have IP's from a warmer place have to travel in this to get here during labor!  Imagine! haha

Okay, I'll stop! LOL