Monday, April 20, 2009

My Ears...

There's a lot of crying going on in our house these days. And coughing. And snot. (Don't know the verb for that one... snotting?) My head and ears hurt constantly. Who knew baby shrieks could be so piercing?

Charles and I both have colds, so the vaporizer has been running nearly nonstop for the past several days. He coughs in his sleep until he wakes up, so I have been up more than my usual half-the-night. Tony, of course, sleeps right through it. I think my cold is worse, as I can feel and hear my individual bronchial tubes rattle with each cough, but Charles' cough and runny nose are certainly more pathetic. To top it off, just when tooth number one had fully popped out in all its white, sharp glory, tooth number two arrived on the scene. We go through a lot of tylenol around here, people.

On the plus side, the weather is beautiful, and I am thankful for another new season in Skagit Valley... this is one of the greatest places on earth to live, the natural beauty is astounding. Tony has been home from his weekend class around 4 on Saturday and Sunday, and has been able to take the dog for a run as well as have family time during the daylight/waking hours. This is quite a novelty, and you can see Charles' delight every time his daddy walks in the room. The tulips are blooming, a bit late this year, but that means they will stick around longer, making the beginning of May pretty, too. Now, if only I could kick this cold and get to the gym or get running again, all would be well with the world.

Here are a couple of shots of Charles eating... man, does he love food! Although it hasn't diminished his love of the boob one bit. I am as much a milk factory as I ever was, and perhaps more so in the wee hours of the early morning, after we bring him into bed with us (happening earlier and earlier since he's been sick). He frequently rolls right over and claws at my shirt. My mom would probably say that I am encouraging "snacking," but I swear that he gets a full meal, sucking downs multiple ounces right through let-down.
Mmm, banana in a bag!

That's not green barf... that's avocado!


K Schimmy said...

I'm so sorry everyone is sick. It sounds like you may have some bronchitis going on... don't ignore it (I speak from experience!), Charles needs a healthy Mom.

I can't wait to give Ruary solids. It looks like fun!

Mom and Dad said...

He is cute and I am with Kelli, sorry for the bad cold. Between teething and colds, life can be miserable. He certainly looks happy and content. Good work. HOpe to see you soon