My big guy has had an interesting month. He has BEEN the lion. Being the oldest he is use to getting a lot of attention. Mostly because he can speak so well, and enjoys carrying on a conversation with almost anyone who is willing to listen and converse back. However, between his new little sister, and the illnesses that Joshua has been dealing with, a lot of that attention has been diverted...and it shows. Ethan has still been receiving attention, unfortunately it has been negative attention. The trouble this little man can cause is amazing. It's been impossible though to make sure that Ethan gets the playtime, "mommy time" and "daddy time" he's needed, with a very sick little brother, and a new little sister. We were doing pretty well before all of Joshua's illnesses...not so much now.
Then, of course, there is Joshua. He looks pretty happy here...that was last month! He is sick yet again. This time he has the stomach bug. He had been home for two days, and woke up Friday morning having vomited all over his bed. He continued with that for the rest of the day, and has since been clingy, irritable, and very sensitive to everything going on around him. The poor little guy has been sick for 20 days as of this past Sunday. (This whole thing started Sunday night Feb. 25) He just can't seem to catch a break.
Now, this morning, he woke up at 5:30am covered in spots!! He has a moderate fever, and is absolutely miserable. We will be going in to the doctors this morning. They think it might be a delayed reaction to some of the meds he's been on. I hope so, this poor little guy needs to get better!
Lastly, we have Rebekah. She has been an angel of a third child. Unfortunately her days are spent either in her carseat or in the bouncy chair at home, but to make up for the lack of attention, she has been sleeping nights in our bed. We couldn't have asked for a more "go with the flow" child. She will let anyone hold her, (unless it's feeding time!) and has proven time and time again that she is ready and willing to adapt to her surroundings. Thank God for that. Most of her pictures though will be like the one above. Well, at least she has some pictures right?? :)
We have definitely had a rough month, but as the saying goes "In like a lion and out like a lamb", we'll see!