Delay, delay, delay, de…party on Wayne!

We have been passing around some sort of stomach bug for the past few days and it’s not been fun. I don’t know who brought this evil into my home but I wish it would go away. So far I haven’t picked it up. Somebody knock on some wood please. Everyone else in the house, it’s happening. Combine all of the diapers I’ve changed in the past 2 years and that still won’t add up to how much diaper filling material we’ve been dealing with. Okay that’s exaggerated but you get it. It’s been a lot.

I do believe we are finally getting over it and I’m very happy to say I really believe we can FINALLY do Peace’s first birthday party. Giant huge relief sigh. We are going to hold it on Sunday just in case. We want to make sure everything runs its course and does a proper exit (pun intended) all the way out. I want everyone to enjoy her small little party and not feel like we pushed the kids into it when they don’t feel well.

Everyone is eating, staying hydrated, and we are very happy with Pedialyte. I’m well aware it’s a big debate on if it’s vegan or not. I don’t care.  It helped all of my kids and that was one of those tough parenting decisions I had to make. I even called their customer service number to ask and they said it IS vegan. I don’t think so, but it worked. So thank you the makers of Pedialyte.

Wish us luck. This party has been a major bummer and we all need to reset and get ready for a great day for my little sweet Pea.


2 sick kids, time to move out

My wife left earlier today. Friday night the boys decided to have a poopfest all night. I really thought it was just something they ate. By Saturday afternoon I had them into the clinic to see what was going on. They have this crud that’s going around. Poops, vomiting, a slight fever, and of course irritable. We had a family meeting this morning and my wife decided to take Peace, 2 nannies, and the cat, and go to the condo for a few days. I told her if they are infected she is already infected but she said it’s better to protect the baby and our unborn son as much as we can. She said she is feeling fine. Everyone else seems to be feeling fine. It’s just the boys…and now Sarah. So far I’m okay. I plan to catch it tomorrow that way we all 4 can be sick together, heal up in a few days and get the house cleaned up before everyone comes home.

I already miss them. I want them home but I also realize I need to take care of them through this. Them being away right now is the best option.

Heston has decided it’s hilarious after he throws up. He starts laughing. Alex does not think any of this is funny and is very vocal and upset constantly. I just want them both to feel better. Poor Sarah. I told her to go lay down at 2 this afternoon and she hasn’t gotten up yet. I’ve been in diaper duty x 2 all day and I’m starting to finally get immune to the smell. I have the trash bin outside of the garage, thank goodness. It’s almost full Lol I hope they get here tomorrow to dump it because I don’t think this crud is done with us yet. We are keeping the boys hydrated. I already have some chicken broth ready for Sarah as soon as she wakes up. I doubt she will want to eat anything but I also have crackers ready too.

My poor boys! And Sarah. I feel bad. We have no idea where this came from. The boys haven’t been out the past few days. No one else is sick. I don’t get it. I guess this is just one of those things. Even my wife said no one at her office has this. No one at mine either as far as I know.

If your house has the crud also right now, God bless you. We went to Church this morning and prayed it goes away soon. I always feel so helpless when my kids are sick. I want to help them but all I can do is clean them up and hold them. Alex loves to be held when he’s sick. Heston gets hot and doesn’t want anyone to touch him.

My little 19 month boys are into the NO word right now. I had hoped it wouldn’t start-up this early but it has and now we have to deal with it. I also get the Come daddy. So I walk over and they attack my legs Lol I fall for it every time. Okay, I really don’t but they crack up laughing and I always act like they got me. It’s a fun little game they enjoy. Anything to stop the beating each other up over the toys.

We have finally all decided to this year Alex gets to be Batman and Heston gets to be Robin! Guys, there are no words to describe how excited I am for this. We ordered their Halloween costumes they will get here next week. Peace will be going as a little strawberry. My wife found this outfit and has not stopped talking about it. She even put Peace into it already to see how it looked. Peace was fine until she put on the little strawberry hat. They manged to get 2 photos taken before she got mad and they had to change her out of it. She does look very cute in it, I must say. My daughter is adorable in anything. I can’t get enough of her little cheeks. She is so tiny. I love kissing all over her little face and forehead. She is definitely a daddy’s girl. My wife is not happy about that but oh well. I keep telling her Peanut is all hers for now. He loves her a lot more than me Lol I’m just the voice he hears.

How was your weekend? What did you guys do that was fun or new? I got caught up on all of the messages. I haven’t been on social media much the past few days and now we all know why. Having 2 sick kids at once is not fun but I think the worst is over.

At least we have plenty of diapers here. We are sure going through them fast. Have a great Sunday night! I will update more in a few days.

We’re just trying to heal up in this house today

IMG_5642  Yesterday and today have been pretty bad in my house. Heston and Alex are both going through something. We took them off of the vegan formula yesterday. I’m not sure that’s what is causing all of this but I wasn’t going to chance it at all. So now we are using normal baby formula. So far so good I guess. Things got a little worrisome yesterday so I took them to a clinic nearby to get them both checked. Alex was okay, Heston wasn’t. We took them home with some meds for Heston to put in his formula. It was supposed to help but it didn’t. I didn’t get any sleep last night because I was holding him, walking him around, or sitting next to him making sure he was getting better. I already cashed in my First Time Dad Doctor visit card, so whoever had $20 on April, you won Lol It’s stressful. We are supposed to let their bodies correct the issue and they are I guess but what do I know. I am making them both comfortable and trying to keep our same schedule. I’m exhausted. I did take a 2 hour power nap a little while ago and just woke up. Everyone is passed out right now. I had about 10 things on my To Do list for this weekend and got nothing done. It sucks.

My poor boys! It’s a helpless feeling and I don’t like it. But I’m supposed to listen to the doctor. Do any other parents have that moment where you say “What the heck does that doctor know anyway!” I had that this morning around 3am Lol It’s a little frustrating. The girls are doing so great helping me with them. The boys are getting extra, extra attention from the whole team. I feel bad because I know the girls had other plans too for this weekend but as they all said, this is what we get paid for so don’t worry about it. They are right, we will be coming back up here in 2 weeks.

Now my Cancun trip with Lindsay is on a maybe list. We are supposed to leave Friday night and be down there for a week. It’s an Abraham Hicks land cruise and she managed to get us a meeting with a new developer down there to get information and ideas on how Americans can develop buildings in Mexico. I think the boys are doing better but I need 3 good days in a row before I decide if I’m still going. She can take Ben or her mom if I can’t.

Wow, does my whole world shut down when my boys are sick. I haven’t touched my phone since yesterday evening and I had all kinds of notifications and texts on there. Sorry but my kids are my #1 now. Ya’ll understand that I’m sure.

A big congrats to a special someone who welcomed her baby girl into the world yesterday morning. I saw the photos, so sweet. God bless her and her family. I’m so happy for them all. She is a beautiful baby girl. Many, many years of happiness in store for her! God bless you sweet little one!

I need to go shower. I also woke up with a big shark fin Lol It was pretty cool actually. I took a selfie and sent it to our Group chat on Iphone Messenger. I’m still rocking the Pompadour but on Thursday I have a haircut appointment to shave it all off. Spring time I always cut it down to a caesar cut so I can grow it out for summer. caesar

It looks a little something like that. I don’t think that’s the real Julius Caesar Lol I just type into Google images whatever I’m looking for and grab the first one usually. This guy, it kind of looks more like Marc Anthony? Maybe? I don’t know I’m too tired.

I hope ya’ll are having a great weekend! The weather has been perfect! I had both boys outside for a little while earlier to give them some fresh air. It’s sunny and bright. Love that kind of weather here! Too bad we’ve been inside all day. I really wanted to get them out in the backyard a little and put down a blanket. I don’t want to do that when I know they aren’t feeling so well. Maybe next time we come up if it’s nice like this. Great Chicago weekend!

I need to find out what time Sunday night mass starts. I didn’t even make it into Church this morning. Don’t tell anyone! I’m going I swear Lol I just had to pick a later time. I think it starts at 5:30 here. After Church we are all going back to the condo. I think it’s going to be another long night. Poor Sarah. She really didn’t get a full weekend off at all. I feel bad about that. She’s so good with the boys. She was as worried as we all were. I need to give these girls a shout out. I really do appreciate everything they do. I have the worlds best nannies. They are so loving and kind with my boys. They are always talking to them and playing with them. This weekend they held them and really gave them extra love. Thank you ladies! I appreciate all 3 of you very much. I really could not do anything without you. I know nothing.

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!