Jan 6, 2009

On The Mend!

Happy January! Well, I wanted to be sure not to forget about our first born...Abby. She has been a bit jealous, and mostly just mopes about it. I do feel bad, there's no explaining this to her. I try to cuddle with her throughout the day and she just seems to pout during cuddle time. We also had an instance the other day when we put Ben on the floor on his Tummy Time mat. Abby just sort of watched. A few minutes later I was upstairs and Brian was calling me from downstairs. I came around the corner and found that no sooner had we picked Ben up off the mat, than Abby got up and decided that is where she needed to be to get attention. She was trying to curl her 80lb body on this 16inch mat. It was hysterical and sad all at the same time. I just love that girl and can't wait for the weather to get nicer so I can take her and Ben for walks out and about.

Here's Ben getting a little love from his Grandma who came to help after our most recent hospital stint!

Things here with Ben are getting better. I have noticed last night and today that I'm not freaking out all the time that he may not be breathing. I'm not jumping out of bed every 20minutes checking his color and respirations. I have actually only had to suction him a couple times last night and today, as opposed to every couple hours and with every feeding like we were doing. He also has not coughed since yesterday. I think he's feeling better! I tried to get some cute awake time on video this morning. I SWEAR he's smiling. I know, some people think that it's just gas, but he is smiling! I just haven't been able to catch it on video yet. One thing is for sure, the smile KILLS you it's so cute! He just beams ear to ear! He started doing it again at about 5am this morning, and it just woke me right up and I started laughing so hard I just about fell out of bed!

So, I think all the Bishops are on the mend. I, of course, was fighting a cold the last few days and have been drowning myself in orange juice among other fluids. Brian has been trying to let me sleep as much as he and I can. The feeding issue is the biggest thing. I've tried producing enough...you know...product for Brian to give him a bottle and let me sleep for more than 2 hours at a time. It's hard when Ben clearly has his appetite back and is feeding from me really well, and I'm not feeling well so I'm not producing as much. So, we'll just keep trying. I am feeling better today. I just can't believe we all got a cold! I didn't think that started until day care came around!

Well, I'll try to catch some cute video (shouldn't be hard, look at our subject). Hopefully get that up soon. There is some cute video from the last hospital stay of our poor little guy I might need to share.

Hope all is well!

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