Friday, February 24, 2017

Slowest day ever.

I have no idea what is going on with time today. I think as I wait to see if my kids get better and jack is at his worst and I wait and pray that it doesn't hit Wesley and I... it's making every minute go by excruciatingly slow. All of the kids are sleeping and have been sleeping almost 2 hours. We still have one more hour and change until they can all have another dose of ibuprofen.

I feel terrible that Jack is so sick. I am grateful that it looks like my kids are making a turn for the better.

I'm so desperately praying Wesley and I are spared.

Fevers? Influenza

I can't even believe how difficult these past two months have been. Wesley is officially 8 weeks old and with maybe a 48 hour reprieve where it appeared that everyone was getting better, then Luke got a fever on Monday. Wednesday, Arie and Moriah. Thursday Jack said he didn't feel well and by bed time he said he felt absolutely horrible. Sounds like the flu to me. How have we been so lucky to get RSV and influenza right back to back with such a tiny baby.

I'm so tired of my kissing him being the way I check to see if he's got a temperature.

I just got a dose of ibuprofen in both Arie and Moriah. Luke appears to be past the worst of it. Every time I wake up to any sound, which tonight has been nearly constantl, I'm pleading for intervention. I'm pleading for healing for my family. I'm pleading for Wesley and I to be spared.

Such a difficult position to be in. My toddler is still nursing, which I'm so thankful for to help her through this, but I'm left terrified to put my newborn to breast.

I'm waiting for this ibuprofen to kick in for Moriah so she will fall asleep and I'm praying for a good rest of the nights sleep for us all. I wish Jack wasn't down for the count too because I'd love to have Moriah holding on to a bottle of ice water instead of room temperature water.

Moriah refuses all medications and things that would help. I just got up to pee and miraculously kept Wesley asleep and was able to sneak a wet washcloth behind her head. I'm hoping it cools her down.

Arie is back to sleep. Waiting for Moriah.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wesley at 7 weeks old

Wesley really is the sweetest baby.

We think he has blue eyes, but are still waiting to be sure.

He's nursing like a champ and is over 10lbs now from 6lbs 12oz st birth. We are fighting thrush and have been for weeks. I hate thrush.

He's not rolling yet, but he doesn't spend much time not inmy arms.

He's not a fan of his car seat at all.

Four kids: 4 Times the Sick

We have been fighting some type of virus in this house for over a month. It has now hit Luke. Jack had it first and was in bed for several days. Then I got it and Moriah and Arie. Then Wesley who tiook a trip to the ER in an ambulance. He was diagnosed with RSV. I have been sick since February 5th myself and it's February 21st today.

Wesley is only 7 1/2 weeks old and almost 5 weeks of that has been spent with him sick or us sick and trying not to get him sick. This has been so difficult, I don't even have words.

Right now Luke is sick. Just presenting right now with a fever.

We need to go to the chiropractor tomorrow, gotta head off ear infections for the whole crew. This virus has been absolutely awful.

Wesley is up with me right now and content. Luke was just up and it looks like the ibuprofen took his fever from 103.4 to 98. I'm not big on medicating fevers but he was not sleeping and was miserable.

Wesley seems nearly fully recovered from rsv. Moriah and Arie are way better and I'm hoping another adjustment leaves their ears totally healthy again.

I feel like I can't get my footing to get my house in order because we have all been so sick. Today I think I will feel up to gathering laundry and stripping beds to wash blankets and sheets after us all being so sick.

I'm hoping that Luke will be okay to just hang out in bed and watch movies while I bustle around doing laundry and cleaning. We have watched so many movies this last month, I could throw out that stupid tv and be totally content.

Wesley is such a wonderful baby. When he's not sick, he sleeps at night and only naps during the day. Tonight because I was up with Luke, Wesley and Moriah woke up. Moriah is back to sleep and Wesley is four diapers and an outfit change in. I think he will likely go back to sleep pretty soon.

I need to write down my birth story with Wesley before I forget it completely.