quick update

We’ve been on the stomach bug merry-go-round for the past 2 weeks and I think we’re finally getting off that hellish ride.  It started back on the 9th, when Leo and I both got sick within minutes of each other.  Kate threw up just once that night and the next morning Dave got taken down, too.  We thought we were out of the woods and then Leo randomly got sick again on Valentine’s Day.  And then Wednesday night of last week Leo got sick again, Kate got sick on Thursday night, and Leo came back for round freakin FOUR on Friday night.  Needless to say, there have been loads upon loads of towels, sheets, and pajamas, endless cups of juice, and a lot of toast and bananas.  And I will say this: Leo is a rockstar at using a puke bowl.  The kid does not miss.  While his aversion to being messy sometimes can be frustrating, it pays off HUGE when he’s sick.  The hardest part of it all was probably all the missed sleep.  Leo really had a great attitude through it all.  It’s much easier having a sick three year old, who can tell you he feels badly, who uses a bowl, and who can run to the toilet when he needs it!

I’m 23 weeks pregnant and pleased to announce it’s a girl!  Leo told us all along it was a girl and he only wanted sisters, so he was thrilled about the news.

23 wks

I had a brief week of sacral joint pain, but it passed with a few days rest.  I’ve been consistently running (treadmill) and feeling really good, which I’m grateful for.  I’d like to hit 100 miles a month for as long as possible this pregnancy.  I had to take almost a week off with the stomach bug (it too me much longer to bounce back energy-wise) but I think I’m on track to make it if I can get all my runs in this week.

Meanwhile Leo and Katie play amazingly well together.  Yesterday they were cracking each other up in the car, which had Dave and I laughing along.  It’s really sweet to see them together.

But before you think they’re total angels, Leo already had a long timeout this morning for throwing at toy at Katie’s head and Katie had a timeout in her crib after she threw a big tantrum.  Katie is in the developmental phase of transferring things from one place to another, which most often results in her snacks being spread across the floor (or more realistically, crushed into the carpet).  Leo wants to know how to spell things, which is awesome but, you know, gets old after 12 words in a row.
That’s all from here for now!

5 thoughts on “quick update

  1. Love your precious family 🙂
    Praise God for siblings! We learn SO much through those relationships – and what a blessing to get to have them in your house to teach and train and watch them grow
    Can’t wait for littlest sister to arrive – can we have a name guessing contest/blog/post?!

  2. Aw!! Another little girl? Yay!!! Hope you are past all of your illness once and for all! You look fabulous 🙂

  3. Ugh, sorry about all the stomach bugs! I hope there is NO round 5 and it’s gone for good!

    Congrats! A girl! YAY! 🙂 I Love that Leo is so excited 🙂

  4. Congrats on baby #3! I am at 26 weeks today with our little guy, so we’re not that far off! How fun.

    I’m so sorry about the sickness. It’s been rocking our campus and my department pretty hard. I’m praying I don’t get any of it. I heard rumor that one of the male dorms on campus actually had wings that were quarantined! Yikes!

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