Valentine's Day & A Virus
I realize it's been over a week since Valentine's Day, but I wanted to post pics of the special day before too much more time got away from me.
Our Valentine's Day started off with me cooking a "breakfast for two". We had french toast, turkey sausage, fresh fruit, and orange juice. It was pretty yummy, if I say so myself.
I thought it would be sweet to add a little flare to the french toast...
heart-shaped powered sugar.
Eat your heart out, Martha Stewart. :)
The best part was that Paxton was taking his morning nap during our breakfast,
so Jon and I were able to enjoy a nice, quiet meal together.
I think I had been wearing this shirt for over 24 hours.
And I think it had snot and spit-up on it.
Such is the life with a sick child (more about that in a minute)
Jon's parents came over that night to watch Paxton while we had a Valentine's date. Jon surprised me by taking me to my favorite sushi restaurant. Ahhh, it was so good! I don't think we had eaten there since right after Paxton was born. It was definitely time!
After our wonderful dinner we headed to Nashville to meet up with our friends Brandon & Molly at the Nashville Predators hockey game. We had a fun time hanging out with our friends and cheering on the Preds (who won the game in an exciting shoot-out).
Oh, guess who has seats right below Brandon & Molly's suite???
That's her in the blue jacket with the blonde hair.
Clue: She is a country music LEGEND
Clue: She was in a serious vehicle accident in 1984
The one and only... Barbara Mandrell!!! Her husband is always at the games...we've seen him several times. I guess since it was Valentine's Day Barbara decided to tag along. She is a pretty serious hockey fan though; she can cheer and yell with the best of them. What's really cool is that for the last 5-10 minutes of the game she stood RIGHT NEXT to our suite. I could've reached out and touched her. Seriously. My friend Molly said that Barbara is usually willing to sign autographs and take pictures with her fans, but since it was Valentine's Day I decided not to bug her for anything.
I'm kicking myself for that now.
Valentine's Day 2009
Jon and I thoroughly enjoyed our date night! However, our thoughts were with our little buddy who was home sick. :(
Paxton came down with a cough on Monday, February 9. I didn't think too much about it since we had just spent the previous two days outside enjoying the 70 degree weather. I thought maybe it was allergies. By Wednesday his cough was really congested, and he also had a runny nose, watery eyes, and 102 degree fever. I was just going to let his illness run its course, but I decided to go ahead and take him to the doctor Thursday morning. I am SO GLAD I did. He had an ear infection and RSV. Poor, poor baby. He spent the next several days sleeping, sneezing, coughing, crying, and being very clingy. I think I stayed in my same clothes/pajamas for about 48 hours. Mmmm, I'm sure I was attractive. Thankfully, Paxton got a little better with each passing day, and by the middle of last week he was acting more like himself.
The sad thing, though, was that my brother, sis-in-law, and nephew from Oklahoma were supposed to come visit us Valentine's weekend. But due to Paxton getting RSV they had to cancel their trip. :( Jon and I had some fun things lined up for us all to do throughout the weekend, and we were also going to take advantage of me being off work on Presidents' Day and spend lots of time with our guests. We were so very sad that we didn't get too see them; however, we couldn't take the risk of Paxton passing RSV to our nephew. Hopefully, we'll get to see them another time very soon!!
Pics of our sick boy...
This is one of the few times Paxton played while he was sick.
I don't think the fun lasted very long. :(
Wild hair after one of his many naps
Wild hair AND whiny face :(
"Momma, I really don't feel well."
Worn out from the coughing and sneezing
In other news...Paxton has slept the past 6, yes 6, nights in his OWN bed. ALL night long. For those of you who aren't in the loop...Paxton has not either (1) slept a full night and/or (2) slept in his own bed since October. He would have good nights here and there, but nothing consistent. Last week -- after we knew he was feeling better -- we decided to get a little more tough on him. The first night he cried and cried, and I had to make several trips into his room to make him lay down. After about 30 minutes he went to sleep. The second night I had to go in and calm him down a couple of times, but nothing major. Ever since the 3rd night...ahhhh...he has gone straight to sleep. And has stayed asleep all night. Wow. I never knew parenthood could be so nice. I had forgotten what it was like to sleep through the night...in my own bed. Tonight is night 7, and so far, so good. I'm hoping we've got this whole sleeping thing down now. It sure is about time!