Being Gavin and I have been totally housebound for the last 2 weeks, I really do not have much new for updates. I still have a terrible cough, but Gavin seems better for the most part - minus the sleeping until noon everyday. I think he plays too hard during the afternoon and then just can't seem to wake up in the morning. He hasn't had a fever in days and the tamiflu really seems to have helped his symptoms. Bryan is perfectly well and doesn't seem to have caught any of our bugs. It probably helped that he sprayed our house with lysol trying to kill anything that thought it might have a chance to live! I'm going to try and venture out of the house Saturday and see some old friends - I am so excited for that! As for other news - I think I can officially announce that Gavin is finally potty trained! He's been so good, even through being so sick - he still managed to go on the potty all by himself. He's pretty much independent at it - I'm so proud of him! Yesterday - he was so funny - he went downstairs to play and I was just finishing up the dishes in the kitchen. Pretty soon, I hear him yell "mommy - get down here RIGHT NOW!" I told him that was no way to talk to his mommy - and he goes "well, I'm havin big trouble down here - I peed in my underwear!" He comes walking up the stairs naked to get me - so I grabbed a towel and some new clothes for him. I told him to show me where he peed - and he brought me to the bathroom and goes "ta-dah! in the potty!" He had dribbled a tiny tiny bit in his underwear and that was the BIG TROUBLE he was referring too - he makes me laugh everyday!
Gavin has had quite the week. It went a little like this... He started with a fever last Monday, brought him to the clinic Tuesday and was diagnosed with an ear infection - started antibiotics - still had a fever Wed. and Thurs. Called Friday to talk to the Dr - he changed his antibiotic. When I woke up Saturday afternoon, Gavin looked terrible. He could barely open his eyes, he wasn't drinking very much, and he just wanted to sleep. We ended up visiting the ER - and Gavin was diagnosed with Influenza - probably H1N1. He still had a fever and was pretty punky all weekend. I was relieved to hear him laughing and playing today - and we've actually gone more than 4 hours without a fever - that hasn't happened in more than a week! It's nice to see a little color in his cheeks again and those big bright eyes!
We had a blast the first weekend in October. We headed to St. Paul on Saturday morning, checked into the hotel and made a quick trip to the River Center to visit the race expo. We then caught a cab to Minneapolis to see the Twin's play in the Metrodome one last time. Gavin fell asleep in the cab, and I held him through the first 4 innings! When he woke up he asked "are we at the baseball game now?" I couldn't believe he could sleep through all that yelling and screaming. He made it to the end of the game, adding his own little voice to the crowd. We spent the night in St. Paul so I could get up super early to run the Twin Cities 10 mile. It turned out to be a pretty nice day - even though it started off kind of cold! Gavin and Bryan met me at the finish line - it made me happy that they were there to cheer me on. I finished in 1:40:59 - under my goal time, but now I'm motivated to try and do it faster next year! We even got to meet Laurie, Eric and Owen for lunch - what a fun weekend.
This past weekend my cousin Stef got married. It was so nice to see our extended family and spend some time with them. We had a blast at the wedding and stayed out way too late and danced a little too much! Sunday was spent relaxing and just hanging out at home. Now today, I woke up to a snow storm - and I am not happy about it. The leaves didn't even have time to turn colors this year. I think today, Gavin and I will just hang out at home and spend some time snuggling. We started our day with coffee and cocoa and watched TV with the fireplace on - but I'm really not ready for winter quite yet. I guess I better get him some winter boots a little earlier this year. Bryan keeps telling me it's all about my attitude - but how can you change that when the snow really does make me miserable - brrrrrrr..... maybe it'll go away early since it came so early - one can always hope!