October 20, 2009

Miscellany

:: Today, Ben realized that when he's riding in the sling, he can just lift up his head and see me. He did it today, and I looked down and smiled at him and he just grinned back. He did this four times in a row . . . lifting his head and smiling. It was the highlight of my day. If only I could manage to get a picture of that adorable little smile . . . it would be the highlight of your day, too.

:: We skipped church on Sunday because, well . . . I'm afraid of the flu. Tons of kids in the school districts that surround our church have been out of school with the flu/swine flu. One district had more than 1/4 of their students out today.

Recently, someone tried to calm my concern by reminding me that a lower percentage of people have died from the swine flu than do from the regular flu every year. Um, so what? I just want my kids to NOT GET SICK. I've read so much about the flu viruses, vaccines, etc. and my verdict? Any side of any argument on this issue can give you convincing information. I really just want to keep my boys healthy. That is, of course, my first priority. But besides that, a trip to the doctor plus anti-viral medication? $150 or so. And don't even get me started on how much it would cost if one of them had to be hospitalized.

I had been considering finding a day care to send Jack to for one or two days a week, but now I'm wondering if that's even a good idea. But what am I going to do? Not leave the house until May? Skip church all winter?

:: Last week, I tried on my winter coat and it was REALLY tight. I was really bummed. Kyle keeps reminding me that it's only been three weeks (almost four, now) but still . . . it doesn't feel good. I didn't start wearing maternity pants regularly until I was 25 weeks pregnant, so my reasoning is that I have a few extra weeks to wear them post-partum. Right? No? Anyway, I've been trying to work out or walk every day.

:: On Saturday night, Kyle stayed home with the boys and I took a solo trip into town to get a few things from Target. I had no idea how much I needed time to myself!

:: Jack's volume has increased incredibly since Bennett has come home. He shrieks and yells and hollers . . . I don't know if he's working extra hard to get our attention or if he's always been this loud and I'm just now more aware of it.

:: Unlike Jack, Ben LOVES his bathtime. I think some of it probably has to do with the fact that we know what we're doing a little more than we did when Jack was a baby. But, just like Jack, Ben HATES his car seat.

:: I'll leave you with a few pictures . . .



6 comments:

Jennifer Lynn said...

1. I love that picture of Jack! (Not that Ben isn't absolutely adorable as well!)
2. I like the pumpkins on your front steps.
3. If you ever need an evening sitter, I'm usually available :)

Jodi said...

Jen said everything I was going to say. Except I am always available, not just evenings. :)

Heather S. said...

I feel the same way about my kids getting sick! Ugh! My parents really think we need to keep the girls out of their Sunday School classes. I know they get sick SO easily, but I don't know that we can totally isolate ourselves!! Ugh! I know, I already said that. I feel like a germaphobe - my children would totally agree. We have still already had 2 rounds of BAD colds go through our house and Daphne already has ear infections!!! Ugh, again!

Crystal said...

UM...we have not been to church regularly since Aaron...first because of not wanting to get sick and now because if he can't be napping he is screaming through it...and now that plus not wanting to get sick...I think it is just a phase of life.

Smith Family Blog said...

I hear ya on the sick thing. But I've just decided I have to trust Jesus on this one. I can't isolate Moses- he has school, church, and AWANA. I know we're not doing the H1N1 vaccine- I know too much about the FDA and how they rush things through to trust that it has been adequately studied. And we've never done flu shots and we've aways been just fine...

Sarah said...

Oh, sweet baby boys! Love this pic of Jack!!