Friday, February 19, 2010

this and that

Just a quick update before I have to give Jonah his next bottle.

Jonah's doing well and seems to be gushing less these days. He's now going several days in between instead of the nightly requisite puking he was doing a couple weeks ago. I'm thankful and fully realize it probably won't last (it never does), but am thankful for it for now. He had a huge wrap-around blister around his elbow yesterday when we unwrapped him, but other than that he's looking pretty good. His face is in pretty rough shape right now, and his little boy parts are still a little blistered, although better. He's sad several pretty bad nosebleeds this week. I don't really know why. I have a humidifier that runs in his room and a fan on so he doesn't get overheated, but he still gets them. It's kind of a bummer because it makes his inner nose all scabby which tends to pull the skin and make it pretty raw in there. I'm hoping it stops soon.

I had my Girls' Night last night. Only three of the five could make it, but it was still great. We just laugh and talk non-stop, and it's just what the doctor ordered. I'm slowly coming out of this funk of mine, but have lost some serious party planning time. This weekend and next week will be very busy. Nothing like a looming deadline to make you get your butt in gear. I'm kind of just having faith that it will all work out and come together, but I definitely have a lot of facilitating I need to do to make that happen. Matt's mom is coming on Sunday night and Matt can help a lot this weekend, so I should be able to get a lot done.

Matt and I are getting a hotel room here locally tonight, and Kathryn and my sister, Sarah, are coming to keep Jonah OVERNIGHT! It will be really good for us to get away, and we plan to be back by 10:30 in the morning to do dressing change. Matt keeps saying, "I'm gonna sleep 12 hours." Amen, brother. I'm with you. I'm excited about the sleep and relaxation. I'm one of those people who has a REALLY hard time relaxing in my own house if I know there are things that need to be done. I need to get OUT to vacation. But I'm also feeling anxious about leaving and slept horribly last night because of it. I'm not anxious about Jonah's care. I'm anxious about being without him. I'm way more dependent on him than he is on me, I think. Really hoping I'll be able to relax and enjoy it and use the missing him to make the coming back better, not let it ruin our time away. Any prayers for me to chill the heck out are much appreciated. :)

Alright, that's it for me. Bottle time.

Happy (beautiful weather finally!) weekend.

23 comments:

Tricia said...

I will be praying. Enjoy yourself.

Jessica said...

Have a wonderful time!! It will be so nice for you guys to have that time together and even more wonderful when you get back to Jonah! Continued prayers for all of you :)

Nancy said...

YAY! Have a WONDERFUL time!!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Awesome!!!! have a wonderful one on one time with your husband..Then tomorrow morning Jonah will be surprised when ;mommy & daddy show up===the sad part like you said, you are more attached to him that he is to you...

ENJOY!!!

The party will be perfect!!! Try not to worry too much..

Love & prayers

tropicalg77 said...

Good for you! Every parent needs time away from their hatchlings!

I am mother to three kids, and the work never ends. I took me a long time to realize, that I needed time away too. In the end if makes us better parents.

Enjoy your night with Matt, if you just go to sleep thats ok too. That is exactly what we did last friday night. Kids stayed with grandparents, and we went to a hotel, were in bed by 10:00, it felt great, but it felt better to be home with my babies, and well rested.

The party will all come together.

Heather said...

Hope you have a great time! My husband and I had a date last night for the first time in a long time, and it was amazing how refreshing it can be! I'll be praying for you to be able to relax and enjoy!!!

Heather said...

How very cool! Have a wonderful, restful time!

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

My hubby and I had a new years resolution we would make time for one another at least 1X per month...just us, no children, not ours or anyone elses. We did it in Jan. and working on Feb. it is amazing what that little bit of time can do for a mommies soul and your marriage! I pray for relaxation, and peace of mind for you to enjoy your mommy and daddy time. Jonah will have a blast visiting with the other family members and you and Matt will feel so refreshed and excited to see Jonah. Enjoy your beautiful weekend! (if today is a sneak peak of the weather here this weekend...BRING IT ON!! WOOT WOOT!)
Wendee

Cristin said...

Enjoy! So happy for you guys!

RLR said...

Yay! Have a great time! We never go out, either. My mom came up for the weekend and kept our kids on Saturday so we could go out to dinner. It was SUCH a treat!

House of Harlow said...

That is REALLY great!!! Yall deserve it and Jonah will be just fine!! I would totally suggest taking along some benadryl or something stronger to take so you are assured of a good nights sleep. Sometimes the anticipation of that sleep will cause you not to sleep which totally stinks! Yall go out and have fun and enjoy your time!!! And I hope this suggestion doesn't stir up the comments, ha!!!

Laurie said...

Have a great night out - I'll pray for you! Sometimes a night away is equal to a week of sleep at home!!!

Joe Murray said...

Have fun on your night out! Joe and I did that a few months ago and we were so excited to watch a real movie all the way through without interruption, so we stayed up all night watching movies and didn't get any sleep. Oh well. It was a fun night anyway.

Katie

ashpuck said...

My mama has always told me to never feel guilty for taking time out for myself. I have to be good to myself so I can be good for my family. I know you don't feel guilty, just anxious about being away, but I thought I'd put some mama wisdom in there :o) Have a wonderful relaxing time! You and Matt deserve it. Jonah deserves some time to be spoiled by his granny too!

I can't wait to hear about what a wonderful time you have

~Ashley

Laura A said...

WOO-HOO for hotel time!! Praying you'll both rest well and have a wonderful time!

Have a great weekend!

Love from TX!
Laura

Heidi said...

I hope you are both able to enjoy your time away tonight. I remember it being tough on me the first time my husband & I went away. I have great memories of that time & was able to enjoy myself. I wish that for you. Always keeping Jonah in my prayers.

jenlar3 said...

Glad to hear you get a night out. Have a great time!!!

Karen said...

This may not work for you but it did for me. Even though the idea is to get away for a while, you're right, if you spend your time stressed over actually being away, it won't be nearly as much fun! The idea: skype (or a web cam)!!! If you can set up a connection that lets you "see" into your house, or baby doll Jonah's room, then it will take away all the worries--you can see him whenever you want and KNOW for certain that everything is going fine. That way you can have peace of mind and enjoy your time away, and maybe get lots of beautiful sleep! =)
Love,
Karen in Clemmons

Ellen said...

Have fun!!!! And good for you for taking a "mini vacation"!!!!

Sandy said...

OMG! This is super great news! You and Matt, away, overnight!!!!! Sleep, sleep, sleep, eat, eat, eat. I do hope you enjoy yourselves!!!

Still Prayin'
Sandy

Erin said...

hope ya'll have a blast. i know you will do great. prayers for you and matt~ and ofcourse jonah too. much love and blessings~erin

MalindaS said...

That is great getting a night away!!! Have you thought about getting a mother's helper for the party? They can be a lot of help before, during, and after the party so you, your family and friends aren't running around! You want to be able to enjoy it and not miss a second of it!

Amber said...

Enjoy you vaca! How awesome :)

I don't know if he is allowed to use it or not, but I use to have daily chronic nosebleeds, too. The ENT told me to coat a qtip with neosporin (ideally), but even vaseline and do the inside of each nostril- up to the bridge. If the skin never heals in between you get in a horrible cycle.

Hope it stops soon!