Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An update about Christmas holidays.

I guess it's time to do a post in here. Christmas was a bit of a downer for me, which is why I was not in a hurry to write anything about it. Not surprisingly, Jamie barfed twice on Christmas morning, and by morning I mean 4 a.m. and then some time again before 7 a.m.  I was very discouraged, as it seemed we were doomed for a repeat of last Christmas, which was spent throwing up, among other things. Thankfully, this year it didn't get that bad, and since Jamie's two incidents Christmas morning, there have been no others. Cody has a cold and cough, and Jamie does too now. Mike is quite sick with some kind of cold or flu, so he is in bed. It's actually fairly quiet in here for the moment. How long that will last is anybody's guess.

I did have a new nephew born yesterday in the wee hours of the morning. His name is Alex, and I went to see him in the hospital yesterday. He is my little sister's first baby. I'm so proud of her for making it through what was something of a traumatic birth experience. I'll put a couple of pictures of him in here. Here he is:

I had to add that third one because it shows his hair and also how tiny his head is! He was only 7 pounds, 5 ounces. More than two whole pounds lighter than Jamie was, at 9 pounds 9.6 ounces, and almost a full two pounds lighter than Cody, who was 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Even Micah was more than a pound bigger than little Alex, at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Haha. So, that's the little guy. He is 17 months younger than Micah, almost to the day. 

Alex's birth was the most exciting part of Christmas around here, and certainly the happiest, once we knew he was okay. That's a bit of a story there, but I'm not sure my sister would want me sharing it all in here. Let's just say we were extremely worried about him and even about her because of the way things happened, but they are both healthy. 

We still have two birthdays to make it through this week. Jamie's is on New Year's Eve, and he's turning three. We are not planning a party for him. He is not really a party guy at this point in time. He is happier in a non-crowded situation, so that's what we'll give him. Then the next day is Mike's birthday. Sounds like we may have some company that day, so we will probably not do a party for him either. I hope he is feeling better by then. Mike doesn't normally get sick, and when he does it lasts a day or less. This is the second day of him feeling pretty bad, so I'm not sure how this will go. I have him taking every medicine I can get my hands on, so hopefully it will help clear him up. 

I have to go check on Micah. I am sure he is into trouble. Yep. Here he is with a yogurt container and a straw. I must say, he is at a very cute stage right now, but he also drives me nuts. He is into everything, every moment of every day except when he is sleeping. It is exhausting. Jamie has improved in that department, so at least I don't have two at once who are this bad, but wow. 

Anyway, that's about all I have to say for now. I look forward to getting the Christmas tree down, but Cody wants it up til summer. Ha. I might do it later today, we'll see. I'm off for now.

1 comment:

Jo said...

I honestly can't believe how busy your little household is. I do remember years of wondering when or if "ever" I would get a full night's sleep. I do think boys may be different than girls, or should I say your boys from my girls. I do remember Mei eating drywall dust. hummm I will continue to pray their angels guard them :) And that you get some rest and sleep once in awhile. HUGS