More Duckling Updates & Ada Pictures.
Oh my gosh we are sick yet AGAIN.
I’m so fed up with this. We’ve been sick over and over for months. We’ll be better for a week, two at most, before coming down with the next illness. Tyler and I both get sick every time too no matter how hard we try to wash our hands and not catch it.
This time it’s another cold. Super sore throat, stuffy nose. I still wasn’t fully well from the last illness either.
We take vitamin D, multivitamins, probiotics, vitamin C, and try supplements to ward off germs when we feel them coming on. Nothing helps. We used to never hardly get sick, until Rosie turned 5 last year. I don’t know what the deal is. Every illness starts with her. I think it’s because she’s developed a disgusting nose picking habit and she just shoves germs right up her nose then spreads them all over the house. I’ve tried multiple things to get her to stop doing it. It’s like a compulsion or something. She hardly got sick when she was a toddler or preschooler because she never put things in her mouth. I guess her immune system has a lot of catching up to do.
Kill me now.
Pretty soon we’re going to have had every illness out there. (Except chicken pox, which is the one thing I wanted them to catch and get it over with!) Rosie had four stomach viruses this past year alone. FOUR!!!!!!!!! The last one was in May. She never threw up in her ENTIRE life until she turned five. After that stomach virus in May we were sick with some cold and fever for about two weeks in June. Then sick for a week in the middle of July with a cold. Sick again the last week of July and the first two weeks of August with a horrible cold and high fever and congestion thing. I think that was the flu because it came with severe body aches and days of high fever. Then immediately after we got sick with a tonsil infection, we all had puss in our throats. I was just recovering from that one. My last puss filled sore burst yesterday afternoon. Now we’re sick again the for the last week of August with another cold and low grade fever.
I’m desperate to make it stop. Yesterday I even ate a raw clove of garlic to ward off sickies. Apparently it did not work, because after staying up the entire night with a crying sick Ada I am now sick with the cold. My throat feels like someone sliced it with knives and the snot is starting up.
Now that I am done complaining, I’ll post pictures.
First new Instagrams of the ducklings from yesterday! I moved them to their little pen instead of the box they had been in.
This is the pen. The extension cord goes to their heat lamp. (It’s so hot and dry outside here!)
They need some straw. I was going to buy some today, but we’re all too sick to go out.
Did I post these already? I’m too tired to look back. They’re from a couple days ago.
See little Lazarus back there? He’s doing great!
Duck face is all grown up, on the left. June is in the middle and Benny is on the left–they are the parents of the ducklings.
This is a picture of the hardware to my garage door. The wood is the ceiling of my garage.
Every time I walk in the garage I look up to check for large dangling spiders–learned the hard way to make that a habit.
I looked up the other day and did a double take. That’s a bantam egg stuck up there. She must have climbed up there to lay it!?
I also have pictures of the kids from the last few weeks that I never posted. Most of them are of Ada because Rosie is always off playing with friends or something. A bunch of the Ada pictures were taken while Rosie was at dance class.
Bath crayons stain my white tub and tile and make it look filthy. I’ve given up. They have fun. The whole tub needs a good scrubbing in the grout, I’ll get right on it if I’m ever not sick for five minutes…
There was a bunch of light coming in the window above them.
Ada has an obsession with this owl mask that my soon-to-be sister in law gave her.
These were taken while Rosie was at dance class last week.
And lastly a few of Ada last night while Rosie was at dance class. It’s so dark in front of my house in the late afternoon.
Now clearly I need some portraits of Rosie! She’s getting new glasses at her one year check-up in September and I’m definitely getting that non-reflective coating on the lenses.
Glasses reflections ruin most pictures of her, so frustrating!
Back to laying in bed and feeling like death…