Monday, November 16, 2009

A Long Night

After almost a year of gymnastics, Lance finally got to go with Reese to class last Friday. He loved seeing her in her gymnastics class and now being able to understand a lot of the things Reese tells him about. He was also able to take some pictures of the day.

He got to see her jumping on the trampoline which is her favorite thing to do!

And then he saw that some times she just wants to do her own thing...

Her favorite thing about the foam pit is building with the blocks and then knocking them all in. Here she is telling the other little girl to stay back from her wall...she is already working those big sister skills.

She loves gymnastics!

And Sam loves sleeping! He is a sleeping machine during the day. But at night he likes to stay awake. I want so much to keep him awake more during the day but when he looks this peaceful it is hard to do.

My special time with Reese right now is a little edited. This night we sat in the chair together and ate a bowl of ice cream. She was so excited!

Holding Sam is one of her favorite things to do!

Saturday Sam experienced his first taste of fall football. He wasn't sure what to think so he slept through most of it.

Kisses, kisses, and more kisses.

We had a rough night last night. Saturday evening Reese had a slight fever so we gave her some Tylenol and sent her to bed. She woke up Sunday morning with a fever again but was acting fine. I thought it might just be her last molar coming in. Well, Sunday she missed her nap and played hard all day because my family was here. By 5:00 or so she was so run down. I thought for sure she was going to fall asleep but the Tylenol we had given her a bit earlier kicked in and she made it through the rest of the evening. Around 3:30 in the morning she woke up crying so Lance went in to get her. Sam wasn't sleeping, of course, so I was taking care of him...all the while not feeling well myself due to lack of sleep. I don't think Reese went back to sleep until 5:00 this morning and Sam finally fell asleep around the same time. We all slept in until about 8:45 and then called the doctor to get Reese in to see them. They said she has a slight upper respiratory viral infection and all we can do is let it run its course. So far today she has not had a fever and has been acting great. She didn't take a great nap but Lance made her stay in her bed for a full two hours just to get her rest. Now they are playing at the park while Sam sleeps and I give you an update! The doctor also said he wasn't worried about the baby getting sick since he is nursing. He just said to make sure Reese doesn't touch him...we let her give him kisses on the head...so now he has crusty snot in his hair. Yum! She just can't stay away from him. Hopefully tonight we will all get some better sleep. I think I will try to wake Sam up soon and get him to stay awake more this evening!!
I am so glad to have Lance home with me for one more week. He has been such a huge help! He is playing Mr. Mom very well. I know he is worn out and beat down. Reese alone is a 24 hour a day job! Being back at work will be some great rest for him! I am sure he is looking forward to that. I, however, am not excited about him going back to work. I could keep him here for a couple more weeks!!

1 comment:

Carrie Beth said...

I'm hope Reese continues to feel better and that little Sam will get his days and nights figured out so you can ALL get some much needed rest. Love all the pics!