Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Me and My Big Mouth

The other day, my friend Carole wrote about being a sick mommy to two sick kids. I sympathized, noting to her that I felt her pain (Charles and I both still have nasty colds), but at least we didn't have diarrhea and weren't vomiting. Oh, I am such an asshat for tempting fate like that.
Sure enough, Tony came home from work around 3 pm on Monday sicker than I have seen him in a long time. He curled up in bed with a bucket beside him and didn't move until 5 am, when I asked him to take care of the baby because I had fallen ill, as well. Oh, Lord, how I hate being sick to my stomach. Gallons of Gatorade later, and I am mostly feeling better, and Tony is back at work. Luckily, Charles has so far escaped this one. Great for two reasons: one, I really don't want him to be sick and experience more discomfort, especially bad tummy illness, and two, he's got enough snot going on that I have about hit my bodily fluid threshold for the day.

Look! Sitting up (but not stable yet). This means I need to go buy a high chair soon... and then we'll begin the adventure of letting Charles play with his food in the attempt to feed himself - which he already very much wants to do.

And, for you grandparents who think this sort of thing is cool, here is a quick video of Charles babbling. He makes noise ALL. DAY. LONG.


K Schimmy said...

I really hope that everyone gets better soon. Not, not cool. Sounds like you're staying hydrated, good job!

Mr. Charles is making some pretty cute noises!

Mom and Dad said...

What a wonderful video. I to am sorry you guys are feeling so poorly. Maybe this is the beginning of a well summer with lots of adventures and enjoying the outdoors without hang fires. Get it all done now.
I wonder if he is practicing his verbal skills for later as an expressive and outgoing child? As I remember neither you nor Tony were shy.

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you got the double whammy. I hope the whole family is feeling better soon.

chasecarole said...

Yikes. I've been there and I feel for you. I hope you're all better soon!