Busy, busy, busy

Yup, that time of year is here where I’m madly trying to finish my christmas shopping (one small pressie to go), as well as my DT stuff and all the work that needs to be done by year’s end! Busy, busy, busy but I must say it beats being bored!

We had a great weekend with Joshie, me and mum going to Joshie’s cousin Charlotte’s second birthday party at Chipmunks. The kids all had a great time and the squashiemonster didn’t stop moving!!

Then Sunday we took him (and my parents) down to Red Beach School for their Gala. Joshie went on pretty much every ride, won a car and got a load of goodies. It was really fun and we followed that with a trip up to Matakana Country Park to feed the animals. Just an awesome family weekend!!

On the down side Joshie still isn’t his usual self. He’s still off Kindy and is coughing too much!! The doctor said if the anti-biotics don’t work then it’s most likely viral and there’s nothing to do but wait until his body fights it off itself. The main problem is he drinks or eats (though not much) and then coughs until he vomits back up some of whatever he’s just had. It’s just mucous and unfortunately he’s just got to deal with it which he is, he’s a tough little cookie. He’s fine in himself until he coughs, otherwise you’d not know there was anything up with him.

We’ve also made the decision not to have another child after all. After 5 months of trying I realised this month (with Joshie being so not well) that I’ve been stressing about how hard it would be on our family to bring another baby into it, financially we can’t afford to upgrade houses and with a 2 bedroom there’s no room for another! Also I need to keep working and couldn’t take 6 months off to look after a child so we’ve decided we’d rather look after the one we’ve got to the best of our ability rather than stretch ourselves too thinly and cause unnecessary stress. I figure when you’re relieved you’re not pregnant yet then it’s definitely not the right thing to do! 🙂

Don’t forget the challenge closes midnight Wednesday and the final winner announced on Thursday so there’s still time!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hannah on November 19, 2007 at 11:20 am

    I sooo hear you on the busyness! Just wrote on my blog that I’ve done 61 hours work during the past week.

    Sounds like you had a lovely relaxing family weekend though!

    It must have been very hard to come to the decision about not having another baby, but it seems you are at peace with it. ((HUGS))


  2. Posted by Debbie on November 19, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Big big hugs to you all Louise, feels like i have been away ages and miss our chats. But am back now. It really must have been very hard to come up with that decision but you have to do what is best for you and your loved ones.

    Sounds like a great weekend and I hope that Joshie is back to his old self real soon.


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