Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lately

2015 has had a rough start. We are a week into the New Year and things have been not-so-lovely around these parts. Ford has basically been really sick for 2 weeks. Today he seems back to normal-ish but it was a 2 weeks I would rather not live. To spare you "super complaining mom" details, he basically had the flu but tested flu negative and to top it off got 2 molars and cried for hours upon end. My sweet, happy, independent baby turned into a different person and it was hard to handle. There were moments where I handed him off to Jon so I could lock myself in a closet for a minute and let out some tears. No one said parenthood was easy but a sick baby is a whole new ball game. Jon was sick, I got the tummy bug (for the second time since becoming pregnant with Lucy), and to top it off, my little sister left this weekend for her 6 month adventure in Australia, Emotions have been off the charts and I still can't seem to accept the fact that it is 2015 and I am having a baby in 3.5 months! We were supposed to be in Kansas City this week visiting family but made the wise decision to cancel knowing Ford would be miserable on the plane and in the cold. Now that all of that word vomit is out, I will assure you that I haven't fallen off the deep end!



Yesterday my mom watched Ford and I went to the gym alone, wandered the aisles of Target, and was reminded that there is life outside the walls of my home. Sick babies suck and the last thing I want to do is infect other babies with the junk Ford has had so he hasn't left the house in about 2 weeks. To some it may sound horrible, being at home for that long, but it has been an oddly sweet time being all cooped up at home. Jon had a relaxed work week around the holidays and we got to spend a lot of time together as a family of 3. Confession, over the past 2 weeks Ford has probably watched 100 Bubble Guppies episodes but hey, I didn't lose my sanity. I would have loved to kick off the New Year being out and about, hitting the gym, and seeing friends but we made the best of our crappy circumstances and enjoyed our days by the fire, changing from one set of pajamas to the next every morning, watching movies, and just relaxing. Today I am taking Ford out for the first time and I have high hopes he will acclimate back into the real world smoothly. Yesterday was 70 degrees and we spent 2 hours at the park with friends and it was so relieving to see my happy baby come back alive. I think we've hit our sickness quota for a while and we are ready to be healthy in the New Year and start preparing for our family to grow!

Our last photo of 2014! We put Ford down and 7 and rang in the New Year with neighbors playing games, a highlight of the past few weeks for sure.
Being at home for so long allowed me to work on a few Lucy projects and I finished her crib and dresser and her room will get painted this week! Ford thought he was pretty big in her crib, almost did flips out the front, and cried when I took him out of it. For those of you asking, we got a second crib because I am in no rush to move Ford into a big boy bed. He loves his crib and has never tried to climb out (in fact he rarely stands in his own crib). I would love to wait until he is 3 to move to a big boy bed and skip the toddler bed all together. The color of the crib is Olympic Sweet Pea.


Oh phew. Now that all of that is off my chest I can move on. Parenthood is hard, being sick is hard, but life is good. 

11 comments:

LILIXOANA said...

Parenting is hard and taking care of a sick child is even worst. I'm happy he is feeling a little better and you could enjoy some fresh air now, Wow two weeks in the house. I cant be home all day, I get cabin fever :) but you gotta do what you gotta do. At least you got some projects out the way :).

Liliana @ lilixoana.com

Karen Lopez said...

Happy New Year, Ruthie! I wanted to say hi and tell you that I have read your blog since seeing your episode premier on House Hunters. I enjoy all your posts. Glad you are all on the mend. :)

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

Ford is so handsome! I hope he is all back to his normal self really soon, so you can all get out of the house. I love being home and knocking out some projects, but sometimes I have to go for a drive just to leave my house!

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

*HUG*

You're doing an awesome job :)

Carly said...

Lydia's been sick too, and she was SO grouchy! It made me so sad! Tis the season I guess!!!

Molly said...

Oh, Ruthie. I'm so sorry. I know how tough it is. Poor dude! Sawyer is so sick right now and I have been sick since the 26th. Man, it's not fun. I'm ready for spring!

shelleystursma said...

Sounds like a rough few weeks; I'm glad you're all feeling better.
FYI, we skipped the toddler bed with all three kids. We put a twin mattress on floor for a few weeks so they could adjust, then added the frame and box spring with a bedrail. Worked like a charm!

Mandi Moore said...

There is nothing worse than a sick toddler. I have had many mommy moments in the closet with only my tears and prayers. Blessings to you and your little guy, glad y'all are on the up and up. How's Lucy's room coming along? Can't wait to see what you've done!!

Lori Darks said...

you are such a great mommy! and ford is absolutely adorable.

xo lori

Lauren H Edmondson said...

Sorry your little guy has been sick. I totally understand the "please take this child long enough for me to have a quiet moment in a closet" thing girl, now that we have an almost-4-year-old and a 6 week old, I've had to have quite a few of those moments myself when things get crazy and I can feel my patience wearing thin. LOVE that gorgeous color on the crib!

Nicole Joelle said...

Yuk! It is no fun to have sink kiddos (especially during the holidays). Praying that everyone is back at it soon!

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