The Plague

As the title indicates, we have been battling a plague-like illness for the past two weeks. It started with little Hadley, who seems to have had 3 different bugs over the past 2 weeks. She ran a fever the first weekend, then she had no fever but horrible diarrhea, then she had a fever with a cough. She has been well since Tuesday, and has been going to daycare. She is back to her curious self. Benny started running a fever on Tuesday, and he had a horrible croupy cough with it. One night he was having trouble breathing, so we spent some time outside in the cold air which helped open his airways so that he could catch his breath! A humidifier has helped. He went to daycare on Monday but has been home ever since. I came down with the plague on Wednesday, and by Friday I felt like I was going to die! I tried to stay home with Benny but I had to call Craig....I could barely lift little Benny. I spent most of the day in bed yesterday. I think I'm feeling better today....but I'm definitely not 100%. I showered, so that's a big step!

Needless to say, Craig and I both missed a lot of work last week. I was at work on Tuesday, and then 1/2 day on Thursday. Hopefully next week is better. I'm trying to finish up a lot of projects and reports before I move into my new role on March 16. Time is flying!

Other than constant illness, things are going okay. Hadley is starting to pull herself up on toys and things, so I think it's only a matter of time before she is completely mobile. She is one very determined little girl! She is such a cutie. Benny is happy sitting and playing....and jumping in the jumparoo!! He doesn't roll over at all, but he is a really good sitter and he has mastered the task of picking up his binky and putting it in his mouth. He is such a happy little guy. Even when he is sick he always has a smile for us. What a trooper.

Hadley quit eating her baby food about 2 weeks ago (when she started getting sick) and we are slowly getting her to eat again. She would just clamp her little mouth shut and refuse to eat anything at all! She has started eating a few things like apples and pears. Hopefully we can get her to eat a few vegetables, but at this point I'm happy with anything! Ben is still a baby food disposal. He eats everything and a lot of it!

One last bit of news, we are so happy to welcome our little Swiss God-Daughter Addilyn Marie Haas! Addilyn was born on March 1 and she weighed 7.3 pounds and she is just perfect! Congratulations to Haley and Thomas for creating such a beautiful little girl! We have to wait until July to meet her, but we get to see lots and pictures and it will make it that much more exciting when July comes. Yippee!!

In my delirium I think I managed to take a few pictures. Of course I'll steal a picture of Addilyn from Haley's blog so that we can show off our cute little niece!

Benny loves computers just like his daddy!

Poor little Hadley...not feeling very well.

More fun in the laundry baskets!

Hadley is so pretty...even with a runny nose!

Another more subtle Hadley photo bomb moment.

Hadley decided that she loves her swing again! Such a cutie!

Just hanging out in our jammies!!

Hadley is surveying the territory in preparation for crawling.

And here is our beautiful little niece, Addilyn! A new cousin for Ben and Hadley (Conner and Abby, too!)

By Jamie Kohtz on March 3, 2012