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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meet My Family

My little boy isn't feeling well, and he can't seem to sleep without Mommy at his side, so I am sitting up in bed, listening to him sleep. He reaches over to make certain I am still here every few minutes.

I don't post much about my family, I realized that the other day. Well, let me introduce you to my family!

                                          My husband, Adam and my son Rolf

                                           This is my Prince of a Puppy

                                                       This is Fru, my bestie! What a face! He was caught mid yawn~

                                         Maurice- our darling kitty
                                                        My hubby loves to fish :)


                                              My little darling Rolf!


 Rolf is a wonderful child. He is kind, he loves to help Mommy around the house. He is sweet, he is generous and loves to share. Rolf is funny, he has a great sense of humor and  he is busy, busy, busy! My son is very bright and he is absolutely adorable. I consider myself lucky to be his mother.

It breaks my heart to see him sick. He has been coughing and sneezing, he has been grumpy and restless, and tonight he had a low fever. It seems as if this year has been rough on our immune systems. We spent the day indoors, napping and coloring. We read a few books, cuddled and in general tried to take it easy. After a busy weekend I needed a day to relax, and Rolf needed me, so I have pushed the guilt I feel when I don't accomplish much aside.

My husband, Adam, gives me a gift every day. The gift of time, to watch Rolf grow and the opportunity to stay at home with Rolf. Our family could certainly benefit from a second income, but the money is not worth all of the things I would miss.

Well folks, there you have it, my family and a little bit about us!

What remedies did you or do you use for your toddler when he or she has a cold? The pediatrician advised us not to use any OTC medicines, and to give him plenty of fluids, zinc and vitamin C, and to use a nasal aspirator and humidifier to keep Rolf comfy. I have been giving him vapor baths too. I like to use natural products and remedies when I can. I would love to hear what works to soothe your kids!

6 comments:

  1. You have such a lovely family! Definitely listen to your doctor and use a humidifier. It works wonders.

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    1. Thank You! I asked my hubby to get the humidifier from the attic. I just sent it up to store for the warm months. Oops :/

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  2. OMG Rolf is super cute! I love the photo of him in the leaves.

    When my little one is sick, we do steam baths. I don't use the vapor baths as I have some concerns with exposure to menthol at such a young age.

    A great remedy for allergies is 1 teaspoon of local honey (for kiddos over age of 1) twice a day.

    For coughs, I mix chopped garlic, minced onion and honey together. Let the mixture sit for a bit (2+ hours), then serve on crackers.

    I think the most helpful remedy to soothing a little one is lots of cuddle time with mama!

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    1. Thanks for the great tips Emily! I am going to try honey and the onion/garlic/honey tonight!

      I hate it when he is sick, but I do like the opportunity for extra cuddle time!

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  3. My daughter has only been sick a couple times but she usually nurses more than usual during that time. What a cutie :)

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    1. Thank You! I think he is pretty adorable :)

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