December 30, 2008

First Cold

Well, it was inevitable. Robbie caught his first cold at daycare. Kevin and I also got sick so we have been a little miserable the last couple of days. I had to learn another lesson the hard way . . . I assumed that when kids are sick they will probably just want to sleep a lot, kind of like adults. But oh no . . . sad misleading assumption . . . Robbie has been waking up around two in the morning for the last three or four mornings and will not go back to sleep. He only takes a few short naps during the day too, so I have no idea how he is doing it. He has been really fussy and whining - actually that is an understatement - and wanting to nurse non-stop. Needless to say, I can see why parents are so scared of the daycare germs!

We are planning on going to our good friends, the Kline's, for New Years Eve, so I am praying that we don't give this cold to them - they have two small children and really don't need any more colds! Since it has been so unusually warm here (in the high sixties and low seventies) we are planning on grilling steaks for our New Years dinner. I hate to brag about this to my snow bound yankee friends and family, but I just had to spread the good news!

Also, for those of you that keep up with Facebook, I wanted to post on here that I no longer have access to that account. Kevin and I finally took the plunge to cancel our internet and extended cable package and my work does not allow access to that site, so unfortunately I will only have access to this site now. And as soon as our computer gets fixed at home (we shipped it off weeks ago but it has not been returned yet) I will be able to post more pictures.

I am wishing you all a very happy and joyous New Years and look forward to keeping in touch in 2009!


Brooke said...

Ugh, I know the feeling! Carter couldnt sleep during his cold. We stuck him back in his car seat to elevate his head so he could breathe better and used a vaporizer which seemed to help a lot. The "littles" brand (homeopathic) makes a chest rub thats nice, too.

But wait, it doesnt end there!! They start waking again all thru the night during teething! I thought we were done with sleepless nights long ago but...NOPE! Ahhh, the joys of parenting! I hope you get some rest. I'll think of you when I'm up in the middle of the night!!

MoCos said...

Happy New Years to the Lewis Family!! I hope Robbie feels Better!!