11 July 2011

excuse the mushfest.

If you follow me on twitter, or read this post, than you probably already know that my little man has been totally sick for the last 4 days.

He developed a fever on Thursday and then started moping around. He didn't want to walk anywhere or play, or do much of anything. This is so uncharacteristic for my son, he's a HUGE ball of energy. This kid never stops, never.  So to see him just laying around, falling asleep on the floor... was very strange. He didn't have any appetite at all and barely ate anything. He was throwing up and was just all around miserable. He slept with me on Friday night, and he hasn't done that since he was a couple of months old....


...my heart melted being able to roll over and see my little boy right next to me. The past 4 days, he's been so needy and clingy. All he has wanted was to be held and kissed and snuggled. I feel so lucky to have such a beautiful little boy, who loves me and relies on me. He knows that I will always take care of him. Even if all I can do is give him some Tylenol and some snuggles, he's content to just BE with me. He trusts me completely.

{these photos were taken right before he got sick}

So as much as I hate seeing him sick, I am so thankful for these tender moments. The ones that remind of just how fortunate I am to be a Mother. But more specifically, HIS Mother. He's the best thing that's ever happened to me. He has taught me how important it is to put other's first and just BE there for them.

I'm just feeling really mushy right now. That's all.


Oh and p.s. Bennett is on the mend from his flu and starting to get back to his normal, crazy self. Although now he's developed some kind of rash! Poor babe. :(

{linking up with little somethings photo challenge}

33 comments:

nicole. said...

today... my little started his first day of "pre-pre school". he cried. i cried. kinda made me want to take him home :(

i hate when they are anything but their happy, smiley full of energy selves.

hang in there mama.

Mama Mandolin said...

Oh Bennett, why are your eyes so big and innocent and BLUE? They get me every time.

Misty said...

Oh those eyes! He is so precious. Glad he is feeling better.

Melissa said...

So glad that he is feeling better. My daughter got her first fever on my birthday! It broke my heart. :( But I'm glad you got all those wonderful snuggles with him and he's on the mend!!!

Kiara Buechler said...

Glad to hear he is feeling better. By the way, I love the new banner!

Andrea said...

Poor guy! The kind of sad (but AWESOME) thing is that even as they get bigger, it is always Mama that they want when they are sick and hurt. Michael is 4.5 and a total Daddy's boy for everything, yet when he is sick he demands me.
I am so glad Bennett is doing better!

Kelly said...

He might have roseola. It is going around our play group and mimics flu like symptoms but then a rash appears one their fever breaks. Hope he feels better soon!

Kelly said...

That was supposed to say *once their fever breaks.

ADSchill said...

Mushy posts are the best! And so are you and B!

Jeska said...

I noticed on FB he's been sick :( Glad he is coming back around now though. Those photos are beautiful!

Casey Martinez said...

boo, I hate when our babies are sick and they are miserable and we can't fix it for them!! So glad to hear he is on the mend though and what adorable pictures of his amazing smile!!! I like this sweet mushy post!!

Anne U said...

My girl has been really sick too, wish I could make her better.

Ashley Sisk said...

Bless his little heart - I hope everything goes back to normal soon!

AmyLee said...

amazing photos, mandy! so glad he's beating the flu, but that dang rash needs to get lost! poor B.

Branson said...

So sweet! A still sleeps with me for a few hours every night til daddy moves him to his crib. I just can't bring myself to give up those cuddles, LOL! Hope lil man feels all better soon!

Karli said...

Mandy, he's getting so big!!! Oh my goodness! Those eyes get me every time. GORGEOUS pics! XOXO

Angel said...

Wholy EYES! & WHOLY BOKEH! Did you enhance the bokeh with any layers or is your camera THAT amazing to capture such stunning Bokeh? =)

the mom diggity said...

I'm ADORING your new header...and love the pics of B here. Hope he's feeling much better!!

Ashley said...

Aww I totally agree, it's so sweet when they are sick and need you! Especially when it's your hyper little man. Nate has had that high fever ending in rash several time. So glad his fever is over, don't they freak you out? Gorgeous pics as always!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I hope he feels better soon. The photos of him are so precious though!

I am now following all your Pinterest boards and I noticed you are from Seattle.

I live in Skagit County on Fidalgo Island. It is always nice to meet other local bloggers!

Enjoy your week,
LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

Cedar said...

These are great captures! So glad he is on the mend; I hate it when my kids are sick, but I love the extra cuddles that come with it.

Susan said...

Oh, I was so sorry to read your son was sick.

Hopefully the rash is gone and he is much better.

These are some amazing shots.

Hope your day is blessed!

Tara said...

These shots are beyond cute! It feels great to be a Mommy, doesn't it? Little boys love thier Mommys!! Hope is all better soon.

Sarah said...

Awww. I love this post. Hope the rash is clearing up.

Nicole said...

So glad little man is feeling better. He is such a cutie pie! Oh and LOVE the new header!

Life-n-Reflection said...

I hope the little guy is back to his crazy self soon! ;)

Nikki said...

Poor baby! Glad he's feeling better.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!

Love, Chelsea said...

Poor Bennett! I do love those snuggles, even if they come with a fever.

Jeska said...

I have a quick question! Do you use your 18-135mm lens or or 28-300mm lens more? I've been looking for awhile for my next lens and trying to figure out which would be best for me!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful clear photos.

Courtney said...

Poor little guy! Love these photos!

ChantaleP said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I hope your little guy is feeling much much better.. he sure is cute.