Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Catching Up

Now that it is December 1st, I think I can smile again! November was a difficult month at the Miller house!! We started the month off with Noa throwing up for a few days (thankfully Ruthie never caught it). She managed to hit every room in the house, so me and my big pregnant belly were scrubbing down carpets, stripping beds, dismantling the sofa, giving bath after bath after bath. It was quite the week. From there we moved right into some crazy cough that has been here for 3 weeks now! Adults having a cough is one thing, but kids don't know how to deal with it. At night, the girls (especially Noa) would just cough and cough and cough as soon as they laid down, which obviously prevented them from sleeping well - and in turn prevented us from sleeping well. Ruthie's eventually turned into a sinus infection, which she's on meds for. I took Noa in today and they think she now has bronchitis, so we're now on meds for that too! I am thankful though, that Russ and I haven't felt sick the whole time. God's grace is very evident, even when we're pulling our hair out sometimes!

So, needless-to-say, this hasn't been the best month for pictures. I don't have any to post because pictures of sick, whiney kids are no fun at all. We love them though, and there have been so many joyous moments even in the midst of crank-fest-2010. Noa has been saying some really funny things! It is so interesting to see how their mind processes things. For example:

One night, we let Noa try a green olive for the first time. As soon as she took a bite she spit it out and said, "That's a bad one grape!" So now, at our house, olives are referred to as "bad one grapes." :)

Ruthie is still not walking. We are anxiously awaiting it. She could totally do it, she's just extra cautious. Hopefully by Christmas she'll be up and moving around. There is no lack of excitement with her though - she is definitely a funny kid with a huge personality. I would classify her as a tad more feisty than Noa, but I suppose we'll have to wait until her personality fills in a little more to see if that's true.

Anyway... as we move in to December, seems like there's so much to do! Russ' birthday is coming up in a few weeks and of course there are parties, Christmas shopping, baking, a TON of doctors appointments for me and the new baby... Lots to do. One thing you could all be praying for is that the pregnancy continues to go well, that the baby doesn't get gigantic (they keep talking about a C-section, which is not the end of the world, but I really don't want it), and that everyone stays healthy (and gets healthy) around here. Hopefully we'll have some cute pictures to post soon, but until then - much love!!


G-Metal, Coco, Angel Face and Bunny said...

Oh you poor dear, sick kids is a mild form of torture for all involved. And barfing all over the house? And sick for several weeks. I feel so horrible for you!! Thank God it sounds like everyone is on the mends, and thankfully you all didn't get sick!

The Martins said...

Oh Jackie- I bet you are just completely over sick kids. Poor kiddos are probably very over it too! Really hope everyone is on the up side of everything now that they have meds :)

Margriet said...

Hi Jackie! I still have to read your most recent update; I hope the kids are getting better. I stayed home with Lucas today, who was down with a fever, so I have a bit of a clue of how you felt with whiney kids.
Anyway, the grape/olive-incident made me think of the Veggie Tales: the grapes of wrath! Haha!!!

Lucas LOVES the veggie tales, even though he doesn't understand it. He keeps wanting to watch that silly song from Boyz in the Sink about the belly button. He'll say 'sik, sik' or 'butten'...

Love from the Netherlands!