We’ve been sick on and off for the last three weeks now. It all started with small cough and a little runny nose from the boys. It went away for them in a couple days, it became a full blown sinus infection for mommy.
Then there were a couple quiet days last week were there were no cough, sniffles, or snot.
The boys woke up grumpy Monday morning. They were grumpy when we left the house for a Halloween party. They were super pissed when we came back home from the party AND they were sporting niagra falls runny noses. Then my throat started to burn, not ache.
It’s day three now of sickness part deux. They don’t have any fevers, but the sneezing, coughing, runny noses are still there. It sounds like the congestion is starting to finally break up with Rafael. Colds always sounds so much worse for babies.
So, I took some medicine that the Dr gave me to help with cough and sleep before I wrote this post 10 minutes ago. I think it’s working. It still amazes me that Tylenol with Codeine is considered safe for nursing moms. Here is to hoping for good sleep tonight.
I’d love to be as comfy as these two right about now.
For some reason getting back in shape has proved to be a lot harder this kid around. I’ve been overweight for a while now. There are no excuses as to why expect over eating and not exercising on my part. I’ve given into instant gratification lifestyle: if it doesn’t melt off the fat right away then it doesn’t deserve my time. Oh and indulging in too many creamy/rich foods.
That stops right now.
The gym membership I have had since the beginning of the year will finally have more than one use per month. Instead of just talking about introducing healthier foods into our diets, we will actually do it. I have also replaced the Fitbit One David gave me for Christmas (I lost the first one) with a Fitbit Flex, so I can track my steps each day and hopefully not lose it again. And that emotional eating issue I have… Well, I’m working on it.
If I keep track every once in a while here I know I can keep myself accountable. I’m still breastfeeding (almost 9 months and going strong) so I can’t lose too much in a week. I’m aiming for no more than 1.5 lbs a week which, according to KellyMom.com, is the safest for lactating mothers.
This last week we’ve had some fall like weather in Illinois. The temps have stayed pretty close to 70, now it’s really rainy/drizzly/gross outside.
I took Rafael to the park with a friend while Gabriel was in Day Camp. It was cold for 5 minutes, warmed up so that we had to take off our sweaters and then the wind was cold. Usually I’m excited for this weather. It’s entirely too early for this kind of crap. I wish there was at least a little bit more pool time until fall/winter starts.
I hope the weather decides to get its act together soon or we’re going to have to plan a move to somewhere warmer.
On Saturday we went to the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair. The last time I was able to go was in 2008 when I signed up for lace yarn spinning class. Since then we’ve had something going on during that weekend so it was very exciting to finally go (and no I haven’t done any lace yarn spinning since then…)
Yes, my dear husband wasn’t too happy to be there. He was a trooper though. He was joking around when I took this picture. I’m sure his true feelings were shining through.
Gabriel isn’t really a petting zoo fan. It’s rare when he goes up to animals that he isn’t familiar with.
He DID go crazy over the bunnies.
Love the side eye…
and the mohawk.
I think it’s safe to say he loves rabbits.
There was a little farmers market setup outside the building.
Looks like Gabriel hijacked our dessert. He just took a bite of it and wanted to walk with daddy.
These woodcarving look awesome in person. So much detail go into these statues. My favorite were the little bears holding the flags or flowers.
It was nice to see what the fiber world has been up to the last year. It was really hard to pass up on buying a $5 dollar drop spindle that included a free lesson from a local guild. One of the vendors got a kick out of Gabriel’s interest in his spinning wheel. He gave Gabe some of his fiber we was pulling from. It was a sheep and angora mix which made it super soft. Gabriel kept petting it and called it his rabbit the rest of the weekend. We had to rescue it a couple times from becoming lost.
He’s a funny kid.
I love how his mind works.
Rafael slept most of the time or just quietly observed the hustle and bustle around him. The older women got a kick when he was alone in the stroller joking around if he was a twin. Silly women.