so xmas was good - a bit quiet since it was just the 5 of us - but the children's excitement was still infectious.
a few days later hubby's parents came in town for a visit. they were all set to watch all 3 kids for me on new years eve so we could celebrate j's birthday in style. i had gotten us a room downtown and had it all planned out but of course one of the kids had to throw a wrench in the plan. baby j decided to start refusing the bottle! so we were "that" couple with the baby on new years. at one point we sat her up on the hotel bar when we grabbed a drink after dinner. she was a hit with the bartender and other patrons.
granted she has only had 2 bottles before now - but she took them like a champ. i am hoping she decided to refuse the bottle at such an inconvenient time because she wasn't feeling 100%. she seemed to have caught little miss k's "cold". well on sunday morning after new years - we took her to the ER since she was having difficulty breathing. sure enough - she came down with RSV. she did much better after a breathing treatment.
i don't know for sure, but i am blaming all this on a mom that brought her very sick daughter to mass christmas eve. her daughter was probably around 6 or 7 and was coughing up a storm. she just looked sick - she could barely keep her eyes open and laid her head down on her mom's lap for most of the mass. j thought i was being paranoid because i express concern for the baby j (we were in the cry room which was about an 8' by 8' room), but he even admits now that was probably it. what was that mom thinking - not only her poor daughter, but what about all the little kids and baby in that room???? i know i should be more charitable about the situation (we were at church afterall), but i don't really have it in me.
now i have to refocus on the christmas cards - still haven't finished our letter, still haven't sent them out.
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