Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Last week, Theo woke up with a high fever that rose and fell for four long days.  He was pitiful.  It got up to 103.6 Wednesday night, which prompted a call to the after hours nurse.  Luckily it never got higher than that and we didn't have to go to the ER, but it was scary just the same.

Thank goodness Dexter didn't get it.  And thank goodness that I was still on maternity leave and that R could work from home in order to be available to help me out when things got crazy.  Having two babies that desperately need you is a challenge.  As much as I hate it when Theo is sick, I cherish my role as his mommy and soak in all of the cuddles and hugs he is willing to share.  They're not easy to come by these days, after all.

In other sick news, it's sick that my itty bitty baby is almost 12 weeks old and is already rolling over, laughing, bearing weight on his legs, and is thoroughly enjoying sitting in the bumbo seat.

It's sick how cute Theo is, even when he's miserable.

It's sick how the kid I babysat when she was 7 just turned 15 because that makes me feel old.  She just became a big sister, which is all kinds of awesome.  We met Baby Beau Saturday and he is precious.  Sick how much smaller he was than Dexter and there are only 6 weeks between them.  Kids grow way too fast.

It's sick how much Theo looks like his dad.

It's sick that my maternity leave ends today and that Dexter will be going to the babysitter on a regular basis now.  Makes me sick knowing I will never get to spend this much time with my boys again.  Ever in life.  I don't know if I'm cut out to be a stay-at-home mom, but I'd sure give it a whirl if I had the chance.

Sickeningly cute how hard Dexter is trying to suck his thumb lately.




  1. They are just so precious. Loooooove that little Theo he reminds me so much of Ryan!! And Dexter is so happy looking!! I know what you mean about staying home. I thought that both times I went back after maternity leave.....never thought I would want to stay at home til I had to go back to work. Would've been nice to have a choice, ya know? The second time was even harder because you leave two kids. The time home with Sierra was a bonus when I had Noah. I can totally relate as can alllllllll the mommies out there I'm sure. Good luck tonight!

  2. Thanks, Heather. It would be nice to have a choice! I think I want the best of both worlds though. We have a wonderful sitter who does loads of educational activities - things that would never get done at home. I know it is good for them to go there and learn new things and be around other kids their age. Knowing all that doesn't make it any easier to drop them at the door!