Today I am thankful for fussy babies! :) I happen to have three of these... but at the moment, they are all FINALLY asleep. Thank goodness!
Yesterday, Thanksgiving Day (and actually, the day before), was... stressful. To say the least. :-/ I knew it'd be different with three infants...but my goodness! First of all, Dr.C told us that we should stay at home as much as possible during the winter months. Not to mention that he told me, "God will forgive you if you don't take your children to church until Spring."
I have a hard time offending people. Especially people I love. BUT... I've had to learn that my children's health and well being comes before all others. That's a hard pill to swallow.
At this point, Clif and I have decided that we will be attending church in shifts until Spring, keeping the babies at home. Just to keep from offending/hurting people, and keeping our babies out of harms way. It stinks, and I don't like it at all...but it is what it is, and that's just how it has to be right now.
Yesterday was stressful. At both mine & Clif's family get together, we kept the babies out of sight. >.< At my family gathering, we stayed on the second level of my parents house, taking shifts eating and visiting with family. When you have 20-30 people packed into one house, it's sooooo stressful trying to keep excited helping hands off your children. I hate being in uncontrolled environments with our children. At Clif's family get together, I ended up staying in a bed room with all three babies for 99.9% of the time. I was literally out of the room for 5 minutes before Eli woke up.
Apparently our babies (especially Eli) don't do well when they are not at their own house. Eli was awake (with the exception of 15 or so minutes) from 11am-6pm. I would get him to sleep, try to lay him down...and he would wake up FREAKING out within seconds. But as long as he was touching me, he was fine. I LOVE that feeling... knowing that just my touch is comforting to my baby, but it was frustrating at times... I felt as though we were being snobby, not passing our babies around to hold... or even to let them be in the same room as everyone (including a LOT of kids). But again, that's the way it is. Our babies safety is #1...even if it does make us look like brats. *sigh* I am so glad that it's all over with now.
In addition to all of that, we have decided that as far as my extended family get together (for Christmas) goes...we won't be attending :( Our gathering always takes place in a *very* tight space, and an hour away... and we just can't do it with the babies >.< We are praying that our friends and family are still speaking to us by the time all is said and done.