A merry Christmas and a sick New Year

Landon and Lorelei in their holiday finest after Christmas Eve Mass.

Landon and Lorelei in their holiday finest after Christmas Eve Mass.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here. Lots of holiday shopping and celebrating, although all of the horrible things in the news made it hard for me to get in the holiday spirit this year. I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt that way. However, seeing how excited Landon was about Santa’s arrival and wrapping baby toys for Lorelei’s first Christmas definitely lightened my mood. Also, I was thrilled to wake up to a dusting of snow on the ground on Christmas morning. Considering there was a time when I thought I’d never have two kids unwrapping presents around the tree (another story for another time), I certainly felt very grateful to have my happy and healthy babies in their Christmas jammies this year.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been so healthy around here since Christmas. The day after Christmas Landon woke up with a fever and has had it ever since, in addition to some horrible congestion. He’s a really healthy kid usually, so I’d say this is the sickest he’s ever been. Although the initial verdict from our pediatrician was that he just had a virus, she called in an antibiotic for him when he still had a fever this morning. So far no one else in the house is sick (although keeping Landon away from Lorelei has been difficult since he wants to play with her so much), but my throat has been suspiciously scratchy since last night.

Due to my very sick little boy, all New Year’s Eve plans had to be canceled, so we’ll be spending a quiet evening at home. Looking ahead to 2013, there are definitely some changes in the works. One way or another things will be changing with my job, but I’ll have to give more details about that later since nothing is set in stone yet. We’re also going to be focusing on saving and preparing for a move to a bigger house somewhere in Northwest Indiana. Changes make me nervous, especially big changes, so I’m going into the new year a bit uneasy.  But as I sit here with Landon napping peacefully for the first time in days and my happy baby girl babbling away in front of me, I know that they are what matters most and everything else will fall into place.


South Shore Parent
Northwest Indiana