Monday, November 9, 2009

(more) sickness and prayers

Just something I want to remember...

First time Christopher spent the night away from Mommy -- November 9th, 2009

Stephen and I are both sick.  I am battling either a nasty cold or the flu.  (Fever, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and headache.)  Stephen is still having stomach problems from the undercooked chicken, plus he felt like he might be getting flu-ish as well.  SOOOO we loaded up Little Man and took him to my parent's house.  I know that he will be just fine there, but I miss him so bad already! 

A few other things that have been weighing heavily on my mind and would appreciate prayers over...

**My milk production.  Like I mentioned in my post earlier today, going back to work got me all KINDS of messed up, and after much, much, much consideration and talking with Stephen, I am taking some personal time off work to stay home with Christopher.  I am figuring that I will be off through January or February, but I can take up to 1 year if I want.  I am praying that taking this time off helps me build my my milk production back up so that I can continue nursing for at least three more months.

**Also pray that this time away from Christopher (most of yesterday, tonight, and probably most of tomorrow) will not hurt my milk production.  =(  Not the best time to get sick.

**Since I am taking time off work (which -- no worries, we CAN afford, or I woudn't be doing it) we need to be extra-careful with our money!  Stephen and I need to really budget ourselves so that I can stay home with C as long as possible.  This is the most important thing to us right now.

**Lastly -- I have been reading Noah's Road since before I had Christopher.  It is the story of a precious, beautiful baby boy who was shaken by his daycare provider when he was 5 months old and now suffers from Shaken Baby Syndrome.  He has overcome SO much, but each day is still battle.  I thought that his story was awful when I first read about him - now that Christopher has been born, I find it SO incredibly heartbreaking.  I cannot even imagine what I would do if this happened to Christopher.  Would I survive?  I really don't know.  I pray for Noah and his family often - when I read their blog, or when I think of him randomly in the middle of the day.  When Christopher is sleepy or hungry and crying uncontrollably (which isn't often) and I pray for myself or Stephen to have patience - I think about Shaken Baby Syndrome, and I also pray for Noah.  Right now his parents are not updating on Noah's situation because they are going through some legal things, (court trials, I believe, with the woman who shook Noah) but if you have a few minutes, jump over to Noah's Road and read a little bit about his story and the other people who have been affected by his little life.  I also added a link to his site on my blog roll over there!  ------->
Check up on him every now and then and see how things are going and say a quick prayer for Noah and other babies suffering from SBS.  Christopher and I would appreciate it.  =)

This is what Stephen saw when he walked into our dining area today...

So interested in what Momma's doing!

Taking his afternoon nap. (He fell asleep during tummy time!)
Love him, love him, love him!

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