Thursday, July 31, 2008

7 Beds and 4 Bathrooms Later...My Life Today

Friends are out of town and renting their house, and I cleaned for the turnover of guests this week. The house is big and beautiful, and I am no stranger to cleaning having grown up in a family that did it for a living....but let me tell you, when I drove away at 10 p.m. last night (7 beds and 4 bathrooms and ETC later) I thanked God for my relatively small house! *grin*

I came home WITH a horrendous sore throat (yes, sick AGAIN) and TO a hysterically screaming William. It took about an hour to calm him down and get him back to sleep. Then we were up from 3:30 - 5:30 with more of the same. And I thought about spitting out all of my saliva periodically for the rest of the night so I wouldn't have to endure the pain of swallowing. It was purely the grace of God that I was not screaming hysterically like Will, or throwing things at the wall! As it was, I prayed for joy in all circumstances, and as I rocked a crying baby I was so thankful I had a baby to rock. And so thankful that the pain I was enduring was simply a sore throat...something that will likely only last a few days.

This morning I somehow got up, and walked downstairs to the smell of bacon and fresh coffee - wow, I have an amazing husband! Eleanor was happy and healthy even though she was running a fever yesterday evening. Todd went to work and the rest of us went to the doctor! A rapid strep was negative on me, and Will and Eleanor look perfectly fine. Will has 2 teeth on the verge of coming in and that is perhaps what has given us such awful nights (I forgot to mention that last night was the 3rd or 4th in a row like that) with a little guy who usually sleeps 11+ hours at night!
He has one tooth. 2 on the way. Which means he has a mouthful coming, which means HOW MANY more nights like last one?!

Right now both my sweet children are sleeping peacefully and have been for 2 hours. At the doctor's I found out little Will had gained over 1 POUND in just 3 weeks! My mom is coming over for a day and a 1/2. My husband is at work earning a living so I can stay home with Eleanor and Will. My throat is still killing me, and I have circles under my eyes, but I guess things are pretty good. So that's my life today.


Mayzaboo said...

Sorry to hear about your sore throat. Yuck! Hopefully everyone else in your house will stay healthy! Teething is not a fun time, but as I'm sure you remember with Eleanor, it doesn't last forever! :) I think you have a FANTASTIC attitude, and always have. Something I have always admired about you and have been trying to emulate in my own life. I'm sure you're heard this, with Will being baby #2, but some helpful things for teething I've heard of: Highlands teething tablets- I never used them myself, but heard good things. It's a natural pain killer (not meds), or a baby washcloth wrung into a icycle-type shape and put in the freezer for them to chew on. Anyway, hope the sore throat goes away, and the teeth come in!!

Elizabeth said...

wish i had more monavie for you. ;-) start downing some garlic & lemon juice...or is it honey & garlic...or honey & lemon. :-) If you can find that email i sent you before...that has great "home remedie" pain relievers for throat ailments. Also...herb tea is really helpful!

if it makes you feel any better tulip is getting 2 molars in right now and while she is sleeping well at night...she's clingy & whiney all day...unless we are swimming and then she's just clingy. ;-)