I wrote this post last week, and for some reason it didn't post.
Ilse slept through the night last night! I think it might have something to do with the fact that she had a fever and I doped her up on tylenol, and also possibly because I fed her more than I usually do. I am working my way up to feeding her five and two thirds ounces, but if I can get more than that, I am going to work at getting her into a regular baby schedule. The problem is, I don't really know what that is. Ok, I don't know what a regular baby schedule is at all. But we're going to pursue one.
I knew Ilse was sick, but I didn't know how badly she was sick until I tried to give her her Tylenol orally. She barfed just with having less than a tenth of a mL in her mouth. Poor little baby. I am going to watch her to see if she gets better or if she has an ear infection.
So last night I got four to five hours of sleep, and believe me, they were precious however interrupted by poor Christopher's coughing. I am still sick, though. I don't feel as horrendously horrible as I did yesterday, but I am no where near myself. Last year when I was pregnant with Ilse I had five colds in a row. One of them lasted a month. If I get another cold after this one, I am going to think last year wasn't related to pregnancy at all, but was instead just the time of year, which is odd, since it didn't happen to me previously to last year.
I am needing to do some organization in Ilse's room, but I have been putting it off since I don't like doing things like that by myself. The problem is, there doesn't seem to be any time for things like that when Tim is home, and the weekends lately have been for recuperating, not doing projects. Maybe this weekend will be different, if I can get better before Saturday. I have lots of clothes to store for little Olivia Grace.
Last night the boys told me about how when they grow up soon (lol) they are going to go to to
Walmart and buy me all the flowers that are there. And they said that Tim and I can stay home and watch something while they are gone. I get such a kick out of their plans for the future.
Right now they just wanted to pray for a new baby in our family, and then Joey wanted to pray for Auntie Ivy's baby, so we prayed the same things for little Olivia Grace that we always do for Ilse.... That she will grow strong and glorify God.
The glorifying God part is what is truly important. We pray that all the time.