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Friday, October 31, 2008

October 2008

10/23/2008 8:31:38 AM
Rylie's First Birthday!!!
Today is Rylie's first birthday. We aren't really able to fully celebrate because yesterday Rylie and Cole both ended up with a stomach virus. Rylie had diarrhea 9 times and Cole threw up once yesterday. Yesterday we had plans to spend the night at Grandma and Grandpa Case's because I had a meeting at work that would go past bedtime for the kids. My mom called me before I left work and let me know that they were sick. She was great about it and took care of them while I went to my meeting. Today they are both fine, but Rylie still doesn't have normal poop. We are keeping them on the BRAT diet through tomorrow night and then we'll slowly introduce dairy back into their diet since we know they are both sensitive to that.

My director at work was really nice about it and let me go home at 10am. I wanted to relieve my mom of the sick kids and spend time with Rylie on her birthday. I had ordered a free Byerlys first birthday cake for Rylie before I knew she was sick, so I went to pick that up on my way home from work. For now I put it in the fridge. We'll do it Saturday maybe.

The kids took a nap right when we got home, and afterwords we ate dinner which was a very exciting birthday dinner! It was chicken noodle soup, saltines, apples, bread, and pedialyte. MMMM!!! They didn't mind. Rylie handled the soup well, so it seems like she's on the track to getting better. Cole only ate apples and bread, so not sure how he'd handle other food yet.

We gave Rylie a couple presents- a blanket and a book and then bathed the kids and put them to bed. They are both very tired and need their rest. Lets hope nobody else picks up the bug!!!
10/3/2008 2:48:22 AM
Well once again I changed my mind. I'm taking the assistant director position at my work. I'll now be working 5 days a week :( It is excited and very sad at that same time. I LOVE my days off with the kids and will miss it like crazy. This will allow us to buy a new house much sooner and we really need that. Rylie needs a bedroom and the kids need a yard to play in. I'm not sure how long I will keep working full time after we get our house, we'll have to see how things are going. I'm gonna miss my time with my babies :(