Thursday, October 1, 2009

Our Tiny Trials

Hi everyone! Yes we are still alive..two weeks now with no may have been wondering why.
WELL... the plan was that on our way home from Mobile Ben would drop me and the baby off at my parents. My parents had to be in Athens (where Ben and I live) to do a conference for a pastor friend of ours on Saturday. It had been on the calendar for months..
Ben dropped us and headed on home so that he wasn't missing more days at the office.  The next morning when we talked he said he wasn't feeling too good-a little achy and a cough..That evening when we talked it sounded like flu symptoms so he called our good friend Sam to see what he thought. He said that it sounded like the flu, called him in a prescription and said to quarantine himself for 4-5 days. So long story short, Brennan, Knox and me stayed at my parents an additional week. Brennan had now been on the farm for 10 days straight! He was beginning to need overalls!  I will try to post pics tomorrow he had the time of his life.
Ben is MUCH better. Still a cough, easy fatigue, and headache. NO FEVER though. We are all glad to be home. Ben said he was over feeling like a leper. His dad would bring him food to the back door and leave...he saw no one for about 5 days. That is SO tough. 
Praise God that Ben is feeling better! We pray he continues to strengthen (and that NONE of us get this!)
Brennan has had a significant increase in vocabulary this past week. (Ben says its b/c my mom talks non stop-hehe). Some of his new words are:
Papa (my dad)
Ope (my sister)
Boo (for cow-its supposed to be Moo)
tickle-tickle (from my dad!)
Oh WOW (from my mom)
Quack-Quack (for duck)
Mmm (if the food is good)-[ if you've ever had my moms-you know why he learned this!]
No no (not that he didn't already know this-its just become more adamant)
tity (for Kity)

This is in addition to the 21 words he knew before he left. When the pediatrician asked last visit if he knew at least 5-9 words Ben and I just laughed. What can i say? His Papaw was an auctioneer, his Nana infamous for her ability to talk and me..well I've never really lacked for words.
Knox is doing great! Growing like a weed. I am feeling much better with the whole nursing infections..still not through with my medicine..Its getting old having to medicate after each feed, then air dry..My poor Brennan is probably tired of seeing more of me than i hope he'll remember. Normally walking around topless might seem exotic, but not when you are often dripping with milk!! Not to mention that one of the things they told me might help me rid of the infection was to not wear deodorant..i feel like a juggle African woman-just strap my papoose to my back and give me couple of weird piercings.. haha..I did get to get our and take the boys on a walk today, because it has been cool and i wouldn't get too sweaty. So another Praise God for that! I'm ready to loose the flabby belly that hasn't gone away since Brennan was born..I feel like I've been prego or nursing for 2 years now..WAIT I HAVE!! Ha..just think of those saints who were one or the other for like 10-15 years! Wow! Saints for sure!
For now, i must go to sleep, for a 3-4 hour stretch of blissful rest!