Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sick babies

Well, I knew it might happen and it did. Air travel comes with the risk of getting sick. Both Markku and Suvi are sick now. Markku is cranky and has a cough and runny nose. Suvi is coughing and sneezing and very congested. She woke up every hour last night. I was so afraid this would happen-and it did. Bummer. I hate hearing Suvi breathe when she is so congested-it makes me feel so bad for her.
Heikki also called in sick to work for 1 day, so at least he is home for about 28 hours to help me out. I just hope I don't get sick too...
It is Heikki and my 5th anniversary today. We are not celebrating (he wasn't supposed to be home) and it makes me sad that we don't plan something...Obviously with 2 sick kids we can't just run off. I wouldn't trade them for the world though. Actually, Heikki has worked 3 out of the past 4 anniversaries we have had! He was there for the wedding of course, but other than that his job takes him away for most anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. As he would say, "You knew what you were getting into when you married a pilot!", but to be fair, he was only a flight instructor then and was home every night....we didn't even have kids until he started being away nights!
So we spent the morning recovering from a rough night with Suvi, then went for a run together with the kids in the jogging stroller and Tillie. It was so hot by the time we got out, I could barely pick my feet up to run! Then we just continued on with routine daily stuff-paying bills cleaning and getting kids to napping. Not real exciting stuff, but since I hate the idea of grocery shopping alone with 2 kids, I'll take Heikki doing it for me instead of dinner out! Maybe after I have adjusted better to being a mom of 2 kids we can get back to couple time! Right now we are just trying to survive. (And that is ok with me!)

3 comments:

Kiri said...

Happy Anniversary! Hopefully one of these days, in the soon future both of you can have a night out. I can always come over and watch the kids for you. I'm sure it would be nice to go out once in awhile :)

Jennifer said...

Going from 1 kid to 2 is a mind-blowing adjustment. This time is hard (esp. when they're sick!) but it will pass quickly, and it does get easier and easier. Then you'll miss nap time and breastfeeding and all that.

ColeBugsmommy said...

I'm so glad I got a chance to see Suvi again the other day. She is beautiful.