I celebrated my 33rd birthday on Wednesday. I haven't especially been looking forward to it, but not really dreading it either. It is just another day now, except that I know we will get to eat lunch at Sugarbakers :) So that is what I look forward to! ha! So this year, I took Crockett to school and went to get my FREE coffee at Starbucks (another highlight!) I had planned on being ready for the day before I took Crockett to school, but we opted to sleep kind of late, so I just took my time getting ready instead. My mom, Mon and I (and Bowen and Ryker) went to eat at Sugarbakers at 11, which was SO nice! It is always delicious and without 3 small children, it was very enjoyable! (Although I LOVE all 3 of those small children!) At lunch, Mom, Mon and Rach surprised me with my gift of a massage, mani and pedi at the Woodhouse at 1! I have needed some 'me time' in a bad way lately and I was beyond thrilled! This was such a great surprise and I am so thankful for such thoughtful and generous sisters and momma. My mom came over and kept Bowen and Crockett so I could be 'off-duty' for the afternoon. The massage, mani and pedi were ABSOLUTE HEAVEN. That with a few mimosas, a little lite adult conversation, and head-to-toe pampering made for such a fabulous day. When I returned home, I was surprised with gorgeous flowers from my sweet hubby and boys. I was so excited and they were really beautiful. For dinner we went to LuLu and Papaw's house. We had yummy steaks, potatoes, salad and a mouth-watering chocolate cake from Sugarbakers. If it weren't for trying to eat really healthy, I would have devoured the entire thing. It was that good. All in all, my just-another-day-birthday, turned out to be such a wonderful day. I am truly blessed by all the special people in my life. I went to sleep knowing that this 33rd year is going to be a really good one. I am a very lucky gal.
Friday, January 25, 2013
I cannot believe Bowen is 7 months old. Several of my friends that I was pregnant with are celebrating their baby's 1st birthday! It just seems like time is in fast-forward mode, with no slow down in sight. The past month was a whirlwind. It was LONG and SO QUICK, all at the same time. Bowen has grown SO much just in the last month. I feel like all these big milestones are happening at once. I am loving this happy, fun, squishy baby, still more and more everyday. He is such a good baby and if we could recover our old sleeping habits from before the flu, we would really be in business. Bowen is such a blessing to our family and has been so much fun to watch grow. We all, including Crockett, can't get enough of the sweet laughter and giggles that seem to constantly come out of his mouth.
You are the sweetest, chunkiest, squishiest, most loveable little guy and I am so glad I get to be your mommy. You always put a smile on our faces and the faces of most people you come across! We love you so much little man.
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 1:08 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013
While I tried everything I knew to do (flu shots, constantly washing hands, sanitizer, etc), the flu got us. And by us, I mean my sweet little Bowen. It started suddenly, at about 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 6. I took his to the clinic that afternoon, along with half of the children in Lubbock, thinking that it was an ear infection or something. I knew the flu was going around, but he was the last one of us I expected to get it. The sweet nurse told me she was going to test him and about 5 minutes she told me it was positive. I wanted to cry. She gave him some motrin, which did wonders, and they prescribed Tamiflu for Bowen and Crockett. After the Dr. office, we got medicine and I prepared myself for a VERY long week. When Bowen woke up a little later, he was fever-free... and he, surprisingly, stayed that way all week! I couldn't believe how tough he was. That nasty flu big couldn't handle my healthy baby, Bowen! And then on Friday morning, after waking up every hour, he began to feel hot again. So we went BACK to the Dr. office thinking he was having secondary infections (ears, throat) from the flu. His temp was back up to 102 but everything was clear. The flu was back. It started on Friday and lasted until Monday. He ran 102 temp everyday and just felt terrible. It was awful and there just wasn't anything I could do besides giving him tylenol, motrin and letting him sleep. He finally began to feel better on Tuesday. Praise the Lord. Babies really shouldn't even be able to get sick. We are all so thankful to have healthy babies and to have doctors who take such good care of them when they do get sick. We are very fortunate. It was such a long week for all of us. I am so glad Bowen is back to his old self. I sure missed his smiles and giggles.
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 12:41 PM
Monday, January 7, 2013
Posted by Jessica and Chris at 9:34 AM