Sunday, November 30, 2008


Firstly, I would like to say a huge"thank you" to all my bloggy buddies. I just saw my comment love while I've been away and it gives me a tingly, happy feeling inside (not unlike sipping some delicious champagne). And I have some awards - what!?!? You guys spoil me. Seriously, it has been a pretty sucky week and you have made me feel so much better. I am sending you all out some happy mojo right now. Do you feel it?
Here is a quick update about what's new with us.



So do you want the good news first or the bad?

I am a good news first type person. Think of it as a sedative before the crappiness (literally). In the last two weeks little Noah has had a "word explosion." Something must have clicked in there, because now he says: mama, papa, cat, duck, ball, up, cup, ba-ba, and car. He has also become a pointing machine. He points to label things, he points when he wants more, sometimes he gets so excited he points two fingers in the air and screams with joy. (I call this his "touchdown" move).

Pointing to the ducks in Grammy's kitchen. He was obsessed with the ducks. Hurrah for distraction!

The OTHER explosion was not so fantastic. Noah got the stomach flu. The barfy, squirty, poo, stomach flu. I won't go into too much detail, for those with a sensitive gag-reflex, but it was bad. New pants needed bad.

I am sure you parents out there can agree that there is nothing worse than watching your little ones suffer. After 5 days of this I felt like I am going to need some therapy and it was just the stomach flu. No hospitalization required (though we did get him ready for the ER at one point).

Noah eating his "prison" diet of bread and water. Accessorized with nifty head-temp sticker.

From this experience I have learned two things:

1) My in-laws are saints. THANK GOD Noah got sick in a house with a nurse and a doctor. Grammy helped me clean him up and keep him calm and Lolo held him throughout the nights and gave him the best health care a Mommy could ask for. We are so blessed to have such loving grandparents.

2) I also need to be more THANKFUL for my son's general health. He gets a virus and I fall apart. I am so very grateful that he is blessed with good health and is usually very easy to care for. Mommies out there with constantly sick little one's, I have a new found appreciation for your courage and patience.

This Thanksgiving I got a chance to be very thankful. Thankful for my wonderful, caring family. I hope you all had a fantastic turkey day filled with yummy food, family, and happiness.

Off to check out your blogs!


rachael said...

glad you are back! having a sick little one is no fun, glad to hear things are better! and wow about the language explosion!

Kristin said...

I am so glad that you are back! No fun about the flu. I have a sick little one too and I hate it. He can't tell me what hurts and I can't make it better. Why does this stuff happen during the holidays?

Jen said...

that is some exploding you got going on there. My babies are doing the same thing the pointing and talking that it. I hope that your little guys is feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Well, not that your lil boy was sick :(
But awesome that you are back and that you have great family to help out with a sick baby!

Bar-b said...

Glad to *see* you around ;) It is a terrible feeling when your usually happy, sprite little kid is down in the dumps and lethargic. Yay for Health care inlaws!!!!

Emelia said...

I hope Noah is feeling much better! Hugd and kisses to the lil' one for me.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Glad your back. Hope Noah is back to his self now.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back and he is SO cute sick or not! Poor guy--I hope he is doing better!

Lump said...

oooh no I hope Noah is feeling better. and hope you had an awesome thanksgiving!

photos are way too cute!

Braja said...

Hey welcome back Missy! I don't know what happened that my name isn't on your follow list...glitch? Anyway I found you again, you can't hide from me you know.... :)

BTW that photo of your baby-love, oh what a cuuuute gurgly smile...I loved it! And I'm baby-free, not usually affected by things like that. But THAT FACE!!