Saturday, June 28, 2008

Audrey, Be Thankful for...

...Wet diapers
Your children are not dehydrated.

...extra long and extra frequent naps
Their little bodies are healing themselves, and you can catch up on sleep too!

When even nursing upsets your little tummy

...A broken ice machine, had to buy new ice trays
Can't keep down food? Suck on homemade gingerale-cicles!

...Karl's help and thoughtfulness
Thanks for the Dr Peppers and Frosty's, four hands and two brains are always better than 2/1. Especially when both are running short on sleep and patience.

Thanks, Bub, for reminding me that these little trials are my means of sanctification. Sometimes I forget--Suffering can Save Souls!

11pm Thursday
A nasty stomach bug has come to visit the house. Henry was the first to notice his unwelcome presence, and the nasty effects of his arrival were manifested to us all. Poor guy couldn't keep water down for most of the day.

5:45pm Friday. Good riddance villainous virus.

6:00pm Friday. "Still here!" he shrieks with mischievous delight.
*Sure wish we'd have known before sending Henry with Karl to the store--Cars, stomach illness, and Henry never mix well :(

7.00am Saturday. Unfortunately the departure of that sneaky bug was celebrated prematurely, and he returned with a vengeance the next morning. This time, he chose our little Clare to be his host. A day of celebration, her half-birthday--Six months old today!!! A day of new *solid foods,* will have to be postponed until a later day--she didn't even want to nurse and hasn't been able to keep anything but Pedialyte in her tummy.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am so sorry! We'll be praying for all of you! Hang in there and please let us know if you need anything!