Yes, we're back. And almost all of us are healthy (Monkey graciously shared his cold with me so I still have some lingering effects from that).
So, what have we been doing? Well, if you remember, for about 2 weeks I was dealing with diarrhea diapers, washing Monkey's behind in the sink (which someday, when he is a teenager, he will LOVE that I shared that with everyone), then Monkey's nose started to run with a little cold and he spiked a fever of 101.6. After Brian and I had our little panic moment (and almost went back to the children's ER) we called Brian's parents (ER nurses), dutifully put Monkey on Tylenol and Motrin and his fever was gone within a couple of hours. However, his cold was not which made it difficult for him to sleep. Then, as Monkey's cold turned into "just" a runny nose (I put that in quotes because remember... baby's can't blow their noses - we've tried a few times - and they don't like their noses cleaned with tissues or sucked out with the snot bulb - apparently also known as a nasal aspirator - so you get snot EVERYWHERE... and I mean everywhere... his hair, my pants, a random blanket...anywhere he puts his hands after he rubs his nose) I started with post-nasal drip. Which turned into a full blown cold (and on Sunday I spent more time in bed than out of bed) and is slowly becoming just a runny nose (for me, since I blow my nose, not such a big deal... just as a FYI).
And that brings us to today. So, I've been a little busy play nursemaid... something that is not really a strength of mine - seriously, ask anyone.
What I really want to share with you is Monkey's first birthday. So, instead of going into massive detail about that in this post… I’ll share with you the video of all of us singing “Happy Birthday” (think Vienna Boys Choir). And I promise that by is second birthday I will figure out how to make the quality of the video better. These things take time.
I'll return with more details this week.