Thursday, March 7, 2013

An overdue update

It's almost been a week since I posted last and I've barely been able to read anyone's posts, so I'm behind again.  My head doesn't hurt nearly as bad today, so maybe I'll be able to get caught up. 

I'm sort of aware of the Q&A thing going around, I saw it on Fondles' post before the craziness that has been this week. I'm not really sure howit works though, lol. Are the questions asked through comments or email? I always forget to check my gmail. I should actually give Lillie my actual email address so I don't miss her posts. I only caught the last one thanks to Willie!!! 

Out date night fell through last Saturday, too :( but it was okay. We went to a family friendly fast-food type restaurant with the kids. It was fun and after we got them home and in bed, we had some us time. Maybe we will try for a date-night again soon. 

Sunday was busy, but then Sunday night an argument. A dreaded argument, in fact. It had me wanting to take a break from dd and I think I actually sent him a text saying that Monday morning. I went to bed angry and we weren't speaking. It was not good. We talked via text Monday morning though and really got things worked out. I explained my aggravations, he explained his, we talked about how to fix them. 

I know you can't go back on forth on ttwd, but I just felt like it was not working after what happened on Sunday. We shouldn't have had a day like that doing ttwd. That's how I felt anyway. We decided we'd talk about all the rules and figure out the severity of punishment of them. Not all offenses are spankable, but him not knowing what to do about different ones left us with a strictness level of zero. 

We haven't gotten to talk about that this week yet though... Sickness hit. A-bleeping-gain. I usually love winter. I love the snow and hot chocolate. Cuddling up with a blanket. This year? No. I'm done with the cold. We've had little snow, but tons of cold and I just think the sickness is awful(at least for my family) this year. First it was #1 and the flu. Then #2 and her sickness. Now it's the baby. He's triple sick: ears, throat, lungs. Anytime it's a breathing-type sickness he goes from healthy to hospital bound in about 12 hours. I have to stay on top of it with him. 

He started coughing Sunday, just slightly. I kept a close eye on him, then Monday morning Bam. I called the doctor, got him in, and we started praying for no pneumonia. It was serious :( 

Then, Monday evening a head and chest cold hit me. Umm, ain't nobody got time for dat

Both fireman and I were are getting little sleep each night and he caught a chest cold too. We've been doing breathing treatments and all the medicines for little man around the clock. Last night though, we finally slept all night!! Yay!! I actually woke up one minute before my alarm in a panic thinking I hadn't heard little man get up, but he was sleeping just fine in his crib. 

He sounds better today and I'm hoping we've turned the corner :) 

Now, time to catch up on laundry, dishes, and reading. Hope everyone out there is healthier than we have been this week!! 



  1. oh dear, i hope the sickness will all go away soon and you will ALL be up and better!

    and the ttwd isn't supposed to be on and off and back and forth, but the reality is that it happens. to ALL of us.

    and hopefully over time the "off" periods are farther and farther apart... and we managed to work out the arguments and disagreements WITHIN the space of the dynamic and in the loving responsible way we're supposed to.

    easier said than done, but at least you know you're not the only one.

    and you know we're all still keeping at it! so you can too :)

    *hugs* thanks for the mention.

  2. Glad everybody seems to be feeling better.
    It's time we banish all sicknesses from Blogland.
    Interferes too much with TTWD.

  3. Aww hang in there, I hope everyone gets better soon. Having to take care of sick kids while you are sick yourself is draining to say the least! Everyone hits bumps in dd (in all relationships for that matter), i;m glad you guys got it worked out so quickly. :)

  4. Hope you're all feeling much better. It's terrible once the children hit school - you get every thing coming down the pike. We're fighting off our eleventy-seventh illness of the season - sigh - can't wait till spring.


  5. I know how you feel Elle! I am sooooo tired of all these illnesses! They are doing my head in! Hope you both feel better soon.

    Many hugs,


  6. Awww Elle...don't be so hard on yourself and Fireman. With sick kids, sick spouses, lack of sleep, etc., it's very easy to get off track. I'm sure once everyone turns the corner healthwise and you both get a few good nights' sleep, you will be back on the right path for your journey. Sending lots of prayers and healing energy your way.


  7. I'm sorry about all the sickness, it's been a bad year for it. My old pediatrician used to say it had to get really cold to kill all the germs. It's been kind of cold , but not enough for much snow we've had more rain than anything. Hang in there spring is just around the corner.

  8. Oh, that is one hard week. {{{HUGS}}} I do hope you guys continue to get better. Everything is so much harder when you're sick. I've been sick too, my poor house! I hope yours gets in shape sooner than mine, lol. :)

  9. So much sickness and no kidding, a sick baby will put any mom to the test. I hope all of you are feeling much, much better this week.

    The Dd'll come. Don't put too much pressure on yourselves where there's so much going on.

  10. Awe Elle, you guys sure have been through the wringer with sickness and little sleep, It's so easy to get off track when life throws us these curve balls and we all do it.

    I hope you banish all sickness from your home soon.


  11. So sorry you've been through so much. Hope you are all better soon!