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Monday, March 14, 2011

Not again.

I'm so irritated with winter. In fact, if I could kick winter right where it counts, I so would.

Spring is peaking its head around the corner every few days. But, it's taunting us like no other. It'll come and be semi-warm (as in, high 50's) for a few hours in a day. Just enough to put a little hop in your step. But, in a flash, it'll turn to a chilly, windy kinda cold again.

I'm over it.

Emeline is sick, again. I can't help but think "what.the.heck am I doing wrong?!" Really. What am I doing wrong? 

Was it just a bad winter? I feel like I'm cautious about germs without being over-the-top. We stay in a good bit, but we also get out here and there. I don't know why, but I'm just feeling frustrated that the poor kid has spent every-other month this winter sick. That shouldn't be the case.

Right now? It's double pink eye, a nasty cold, and more wheezing/coughing type stuff going on. I put her back on the nebulizer. Sigh.

We need some good old vitamin D. We need warmth on our face. We need the carefree summer. The windows open.

Apparently I need it, too. Looks like I've caught whatever she had (minus the pink eye, hallelujah) and I'm feeling all sorts of terrible. A sick mom and a sick baby, with a working husband? Momma's don't get sick days.

To add to it, Declan was away all weekend for a business trip. The poor guy came home yesterday to two ridiculously-pathetic looking girls. He was still happy to be home--and we were glad he he could help take care of us. 

I'm gonna just quit this whiny post while I'm ahead (err? or not) and go cuddle with the other queen sickie in the house. We're gonna watch movies today, and stay in our pj's, and will the winter blues away. 

I'll leave you with this photo I took yesterday. Dollar spot sunglasses can cover the pink eye AND make me long for summer in a major way. This photo gets me giddy with anticipation for park days, pool days, and sun-in-my-face days.


happy monday!

27 comments:

  1. Poor girls!!! Hope you both start to feel better!! How did E get pink eye? I didn't know babies could get that!! So scary!

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  2. Awww, poor sweet thing! I agree, warm weather cannot come fast enough! Hope you guys get better soon.

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  3. hey if sick means us mommas are doing something wrong, then count me in! =) BOTH my kids are sick AGAIN and now I think I'm getting it. I'm with you in longing for summer and warm weather!

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  4. Oh no Momma!!! Poor ladies!!! This just happens sometimes...you are NOT doing ANYTHING wrong!!! My boyse were sick for practically the ENTIRE month of December!!! I am NOT joking. They got well for a few days then BAM it hit again! :( I know what you mean...AND on top of it, it is NO FUN when you are sick as well. Mothers do not get sick days...we barely get "I have a headache" days! 0_0 Gosh....well wishes and prayers sent for a speedy recovery!!!!

    ...and fingers X your SPRING comes SOON!!!! Until then, enjoy your PJ movie day w/ your leading Lady!

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  5. She is so summery and cute, I would have never guessed what the post was about from the pic. Hope she gets better soon, and you too! We've been sick all winter too. Gina (Namastebyday type Gina) gave me a quote about how often her pediatrician said kids "should" be sick and the fact alone made me sick. Poor kids!

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  6. Holy Cow! Sooooo sorry Eme is sick...and with pink eye. Poor kid.

    Praying for quick healing for both of you (and protection for Declan)

    Love you!

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  7. I hope you gals feel better soon! Ive been very lucky with Ella not getting sick so far..(knock on wood)..Ill be praying for ya!

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  8. that last picture is sooooo cute! love those little glasses! And as far as the sickness goes, it's not just you! Molly was sick last year for the entire winter (what seemed like it at least)and it was MISERABLE! I was so frustrated as well. Luckily this winter wasn't near as bad (for her) so maybe next year will be better for Eme too!

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  9. I think it's the winter.. We have been sick for what feels like ALL winter.. It's getting frustrating.. I'm so ready for spring..

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  10. My nieces and nephew just got done being sick for the 3rd time...it was like they wouldn't even recuperate before they got something else! It's definitely not you...this winter is wreaking havoc on everyone's immune system. Stay warm and healthy!

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  11. I'm tired of this winter too! So over this! Sorry about the sickness coming in again. So not fun. Praying for ya, sis. xoxo

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  12. Aww! Boo. Nothing about the sickies is fun for Mama or baby. Hope you two sickies are on the mend soon! Hopefully these next few days bring a little sunshine your way! :)

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  13. Hope you girls get to feeling better and that picture is precious!! And love your new header!! :)

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  14. you poor things! hope you feel better...i am sick of this winter too, can't wait for warmer weather.

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  15. Yuckaroosky! Sorry to hear that mama!

    I'm sick again this winter too...particularly rough one, I think. So far, so good with Lily though! Hoping she stays healthy!

    Hope y'all feel better soon!

    Think Spring, Think Spring!

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  16. Sorry yall are sick again! :(
    I swear Noah has been sick more in the last couple of months than he has in his whole life. He spent the first year perfectly healthy. Then BAM. He turned 1, and all the germs came his way. Makes me wonder what I've been doing differently?!
    Hope you feel better soon!

    (ps. are you holding her hands so you could get a picture without her taking them off?? lol. Noah won't wear hats or sunglasses anymore either.)

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  17. I feel for you! My girls have been sick with one thing or another all winter long. I'm ready to kick winter where it hurts, too! :) Hope you guys feel better soon.

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  18. What a cute pic of E in her shades!! Love the new blog look too! Hope everyone gets back to being healthy!

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  19. I hope she feels better soon!

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  20. L has been sick about three times as often as your little lady. Our pediatrician AND an allergist told us that it's normal for kids up to age 4 to be sick TWELVE times between November and March. Hope that makes you feel better.

    And the weather? Can suck it. It was in the 60's this weekend and we got a snow day today. AND it's going to be 70 on Thursday. You know what that all means? That my boys are bound to be sick again. SIGH.

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  21. You are soooooooooooooo right! Mama NEVER EVER EVER EVER gets a sick day! I hope you ladies feel better soon.

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  22. She's adorable even when she's sick! Hope you both feel better soon.

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  23. I really think being cooped up inside is bad for everyone's health! The germs have nowehere to go and the lack of fresh air and vitamin D is just bad.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  24. Oh that sucks Katie! It's the worse when they are sick! She is still so cute! Love her sunglasses! I hope both of you guys feel better soon ;-)

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  25. Hi Katie! I am sorry your daughter is sick! I understand, like I said in my post this weekend we have been fighting it for 3 weeks. My youngest also had to be put on the nebulizer. They look so sad during treatments, right? Things will turn around soon.Stay away from that pink eye though :( She's adorable in her glasses.

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  26. You are doing NOTHING wrong!!!!
    Babies first few years are FULL of colds, sniffles, coughs and the like. They need these things to build their immunity for their long healthy life. Try not to blame yourself. Its normal, and bloody annoying. I spent Chloe's first year and a half at the Dr every 2nd week. Not a word of a lie. She had 10 cycles of antibiotics from 6 - 18 months for ear infections (which we finally got tubes for) so i get the frustration you are feeling. Its a shitty old time! Chin up, spring will be here soon. xxx

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  27. Oh no! You poor girls! Don't feel guilty about it though. Northern winters produce more sickness, thanks to the shifting temps and the fact that you're much more housebound than Southerners. I've actually read about it (in prep in case the Navy moves us to NY or CN next year.) It's nothing you did. Hang in there!

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