Monday, March 29, 2010

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

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I hate when my family is sick.

Poor Judah caught a virus called Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. It's nothing too serious (the name makes it sound worse than it is) but the hard part is being contagious. It's highly contagious, and the "victim" can still be contagious even after the symptoms have subsided. Judah was only sick for a few days, but we are still home bound to keep it from spreading. And the even worse part is that Ricky got infected.

It's a childhood illness, so adults are supposed to be immune, but lucky Ricky caught it anyway. His symptoms are WAY worse than Judah's were as well. He has sores in his mouth that make it painful for him to even talk! So now, Ricky is contagious for the next week, even though Judah was almost in the clear. Now Ricky can't be around kids for risk of spreading the infection. He even had to stay home from work today because his mouth was in so much pain, not to mention just feeling awful.

Then there's me. I am not sick, but every time I move in the middle of the night, or wake up in the morning, or try to bend over to pick something up, I am in so much pain all over my body. My feet, legs, hips, back, shoulders, stomach, and neck all hurt. Unfortunately, I can't "take it easy." I have to suck it up and deal with it. I have to push through the constant pain because there's no other choice. Judah needs me, Ricky needs me, the dishes need me, and the freakin' cats need me. Haha! I guess it's good to be needed, but I could really use a few dozen massages right now and/or skip forward 2 months and get this baby out of me. Either one would be fine with me.

But speaking of being needed, it's Judah's lunchtime, and duty calls.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Computer is So Far Away!

It going to be harder to update my blog as frequently, and not for the reason you'd expect. The computer is on the opposite side of the house!

I know, how lazy can I get? But really, our townhouse was small, so the computer was always in the next room. Now that Ricky has an entire office, you have to walk down the hall, down the stairs, and through the entire downstairs to get to the office. I also know that this is a good problem to have, so I don't want to complain or anything. A blog post now takes much more effort. Judah should be preferably asleep, or at least entertaining himself, and I need a large enough chunk of time to sit and write a post. Most of my posts were compiled over several hours of finishing a paragraph, getting something from the kitchen, starting a new paragraph, getting a drink, etc, until the post was finally finished. Now I have to write it in one sitting to spare myself from the long stair climb. Although, my mother-in-law made the very valid point that those stairs and hallways wouldn't seem so daunting were I not 7 months pregnant.

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So anyway, the last few weeks have been good in some ways, and bad in others. Judah is doing well and talking more than ever. He is even putting two words together now to form his thoughts better. He'll say things like "dad go" when Ricky's leaving. Or he'll say "get down," or "coat on." This doesn't happen too often, as he just started, but it's still great to see him growing up and getting better verbally. He also is much better at saying "please."

Most of the bad stuff has to do with the pregnancy. I have gotten significantly larger this month, and it's taking it's toll on my feet and hips. I am entering that phase of constant uncomfortableness. I can't sleep on my back, because the docs say you're not supposed to. I can't sleep on my stomach for obvious reasons, and now sleeping on my side is painful because my hips are spreading so much. I can't win that battle. Breathing is difficult, and carrying Judah is really hard. It's not a strength thing; it's a breathing thing. I can't carry him more than a minute before I can't breathe. Towards the end of the day, it gets worse and I don't even feel like I can stand for more than a few minutes. That also has to do with my feet I think. They ache so much from the extra weight. Sigh. I remember all this stuff from the last pregnancy, so I know I just have to wait it out. I won't remember all of this in a few months.

On the up side of things, I have been feeling like I have been "getting out" so to speak. Even though I am mostly home bound because of my niece, I have been having lots of visitors and friends to the house. Personal interaction makes me feel much better, and I have been getting more of it lately. I also started my prenatal water aerobics class last week, so working out has also made me feel better, sorta. :)

The only thing I feel like I am missing right now is a date night with the hubby. Things have kinda been a whirlwind since we moved in. Ricky's busy with house stuff (he's been doing an awesome job pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, and rebarking the flowerbeds) and I have been busy with all my kids. Most of our nights consist of watching Netflix. That's mostly my fault because I am usually wiped by the end of the day and too tired to do anything. I think we both could use some time just together, and give Judah to the grandparents.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Finally Moved

What a busy busy few weeks. We are finally moved into our new home!!

At the beginning of last week, Ricky and I started vigorously packing all the rest of our house up. It can be a hard thing to do since we still had to use so much of it. Things like the kitchen, the bathrooms, and clothes are all hard to pack since we are still using them. On Thursday night, Ricky borrowed my dad's truck, and our real estate agent came over to help up take a few loads over to the new house. Everything from the attic was unloaded and put in the garage. Most of it was able to be moved that first night. Ricky had Friday off, and used the whole day to move the whole rest of our stuff to the new house. We had help from lots of family and a few friends as well, which made the move go much MUCH faster and smoother than expected. We had thought we'd have to move the last of everything on Saturday, but it all made it over by the end of Friday, including the cats.

We were able to stay our first night on Friday night. It didn't go very well, unfortunately, due to the cats acting up, but it was a huge relief to finally be moved into our new house and to be able to leave the old place behind us. I didn't even have to go back to clean up or anything because we hired a company to do that for us. It was nice to just walk away and not look back.

Judah has been doing phenomenally well in the new house. He would kinda run around the house laughing and taking stuff out of boxes and putting it on the floor for us to trip on. He slept just fine in his new room as if nothing were different.

All in all, we've all adjusted well, and I am so happy to be here. Thank God!