20 January 2013

Pregnancy and Kid Quarantine

We have been so very touched by the emails, phone calls, Facebook messages and blog comments we have received this week about our news!

We are extremely excited about having another baby.  And I have felt incredibly loved to know so many of our friends and family are equally excited for us!

Thankfully, so far, I have had a great pregnancy.  I have had almost no morning sickness. And now that I'm in the 2nd trimester, exhaustion and excessive sleepiness is starting to lift.

The boys are really excited for the baby.  Oliver's conversations about the baby are mainly inquisitive about what the baby is doing right now ("does it have ears?? can it hear me?").  Bennett usually communicates he's anxiously waiting: "I excited for your baby to come out." (He always refers to it as "your baby" when speaking to me.  It always cracks me up.)

In other news, Oliver woke up with a fever this morning.  We think it's a cold.  The flu can be very serious to Bennett so we are monitoring him for that too.

Several weeks ago, Brian and I decided we would "quarantine" to our back office/guest bedroom any family members who shows any signs of a fever or the flu.  The goal is to keep the rest of the family (particularly Bennett) as well as possible.  (Besides, it's a bit more complicated for me right now, as well, since pregnant women can't take sudafed, advil and some of the other medications that make dealing with a cold a bit easier.)  I imagine, by the end of this cold/flu season, each of us will be relegated to the back bedroom at some point.  :)

The flu hasn't hit around us too hard so we're ok for now.  But, if we find the flu hits the boys' school or our friends hard, we will probably pull the boys from school for a short period, just enough to let it run its course.  Our entire family got our flu shots months ago.  But that doesn't mean it won't hit us with a different strain.  So, we are holding our breath, washing our hands and hoping the cold/flu season goes away quickly!!


  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am 35 weeks along, and am on day 11 of a nasty cold. You are so smart to have quarantine plan. At this point I am finally starting to feel normal again, and am considering quarantining myself!

    1. Kiara,
      Congratulations on being 35 weeks along!! You're so close!! And I love that you're getting another baby girl! :) So exciting!! I'm so sorry to hear you're on day 11 (?!?!) of a nasty cold. Being sick is the pits. I hope you are starting to feel better. I will be thinking about you in the next few weeks!!


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