Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thankful Tuesdays: Day by day, step by step

For some strange reason, bad things seem to always happen on Tuesdays, just before I sit down to count my blessings and write my thankful post. Last last week, it was baby J getting himself burnt. Then early this morning, the baby started running a fever, which sent me into panic mode for awhile, since we were told to watch out for fevers since it could mean the wound was infected. However, after sponging him, and observing him during the morning, we've concluded that the little one probably has caught another cold, unfortunately just after he has recovered from the first bug. I'm still hacking away from the first virus, but thankfully the hubs and Junior J have more or less recovered.

Fever and sniffly noses aside, it has been a week full of blessings. Am so thankful for:

:: God's faithfulness through the week.

:: So much progress with regards to baby J: This little fellow's burns has been healing well, and he's been very co-operative during dressing changes. He's not complained of any pain, and hasn't required any pain medication thus far.

The little boy has been eating better these days too (except on the days he was pretty sick). We had skin prick tests run for his allergies, and discovered that he was only allergic to egg. It has meant we could stop force-feeding him partially hydrolysed formula milk (which he hates), and start him on dairy, which he loves! It also has made cooking for him alot easier since I can cook the same meals for both the boys (unless Junior J is having an egg-based meal), instead of having to prepare different dishes.

He insists on feeding himself. And we've discovered both boys are fans of intestines, which has made Papa very proud.

:: My parents, who have been such a great help. We struggled so much with packing up the house while being sick. My mum, being the super-efficient packer she is, helped with our packing. We've shifted over to stay with them since the weekend, and they've been lending a hand with everything: the move, baby-sitting, helping us to buy meals. And now that we're bunking with them, my mum has been cooking the meals, and its taken a load off my back. Am so grateful for them.

:: Junior J, who hasn't been complaining, even though the boys have been house-bound most of the time due to baby J's burns and all the stuff we had to do for the move. Of course there are the tantrums and whining, but he's adapted pretty well to the move and seems rather glad to be able to play with his grandparents more often.

Rare morning at the playground, without his lil bro.

:: The hubs, who has been soldiering on, despite having to help out with the sick kids and work and the move and all. 

All in all, we've been taking it day by day and step by step. What are you thankful for this week?

Mum in the Making

1 comment:

  1. Hope everyone's getting better by now. Sophie has been getting me on my nerves but today I became the disciplinarian and had a good talk with her before sending her off to bed on her own for the first time. Thankfully, she took it well and accepted it as her punishment. But it made me feel guilty for not spending time with her and wondered if it would make a difference if I could be more involved in her life.



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