Hello, October!

Happy Friday, friends! Is anyone else in shock that it’s already October? I feel like I say this with every passing month, but seriously, what happened to September!? We are definitely in pumpkin season now, cupcakes anyone?

We’ve had a week over here. The common cold made it’s way through our family starting on Monday, well for two of us at least. We’re hoping and praying that Josiah stays healthy. He’s on vacation next week and it would be great to enjoy a week of family time, and feeling good! I’m now considering James and I to be seasonal cold getters, as in we come down with a cold every season of the year. I’ve never been sick so often since being pregnant, followed by motherhood. I think babies are more prone to sickness because their immune systems haven’t fully developed, and while my immune system puts up a fight, after a few days of direct exposure to coughing and sneezing, it’s a lost cause.

Here’s a picture of the 4 boxes of tissues I went through on Wednesday…just what you wanted to see! But seriously, I don’t know how parents of young children do it. Josiah works long hours on Wednesday’s which happened to be the day I was feeling the worst. I barely survived the 7am-1pm stretch with James, and honestly had an emotional breakdown at 12pm because I felt so sick, defeated, and drained. Taking care of a 17 month old with a lot of needs is hard enough when you’re healthy, but when you feel like you’re barely surviving the day yourself, it can be VERY difficult to cater to your baby.

And that’s why on Wednesday afternoon after James’s nap, I threw everything in the car and we drove over to my parent’s house. I don’t know what I would have done otherwise. My mom stopped by the grocery store on her way home from work and made us grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup for dinner along with fresh squeezed orange juice. She set me up with pillows, blankets, and tissues on the couch and James was happily entertained with wagon rides, swinging, cars, pets, and exploring, as Grammy and Pappy took the reigns and I was able to rest.

I’m not sure if a post talking about being sick is really beneficial for those of you reading, but it’s real life and you know I try to keep things as open and honest on here as possible. When you plan for your week to look one way, but sickness strikes, you’ve just got to make the most of it. I’ve been trying to get James out of the house as much as possible this week, and we’ve been frequenting a very quiet park and playground near our apartment. It has been a good way for him to get fresh air and burn energy without exposing our sickness to anyone. We’ve got a family farm day on Saturday and a friend get together Sunday afternoon. Hopefully with the timing of our sickness, we’ll be more or less good to go for a weekend of fun!

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Here’s to good health and a beautiful fall weekend!