Thursday, December 02, 2010

Jeremiah has a second ear infection in 3 weeks. The doc says we might have to consider tubes in his ears if this keeps up. My good friend's kids have had to go through that, so I'm familiar with the procedure, and am fine with it if need be, but am really hoping that we won't have to go that route. Last night was the second night in our lives that he has been up, literally crying all night with pain. I'm hoping this won't be a pattern....he's been such a healthy kid up until the last 3 months.

Actually, at this point, I'm just hoping Jeremiah will be decongested enough and ear infection-less by the time we leave Christmas day for my parents house via plane. That would not be a fun 6 hours if his ears are popping and aching the whole time.

Christmas decorations are going up, and I have been trying something new to go along with the new place we're living in. We have the normal tree up (although it is a few feet taller...try 9 feet tall!) and garland in common rooms and pretty white lights everywhere. This year, I'm putting pretty sparkly ornaments hung by ribbon in all the windows, and it really looks neat. Not super noticable, but I like it a lot.

There has been little singing news lately - except my choir, Lyricora, is preparing for Christmas concerts this month. The music is great, the people are wonderful to work and sing with, and so far, I still fit into the dress I'm borrowing...hopefully my little bump will not really pop too much until January. I have one little solo, in the song I like the least, actually (an arrangement of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" by Stephen Paulas) - only because my voice part sits really low. The arrangement itself is neat to listen to, very thick, complex harmonies put a new spin on the classic melody.

I want to be singing more...maybe during this pregnancy time, I can get musically involved with our new church, as there are many more opportunities to sing there than in our old church. I need something to keep my voice up, as I've really been slacking off lately, and am afraid it will show. There's a pretty arrangement of "Away in a Manger" by Craig Courtney that I'm going to ask the music director if I can do at some point this season - not sure how far out they book this stuff.

I want to go caroling, I want to drink hot cider and hot cocoa, I want to watch live nativities and Christmas tree lightings, I want to decorate the entire house as nauseaum, I want to listen to Christmas music 24/7. I LOVE Christmas! It's sobering and magical and awe-inspiring and very yummy.

Jeremiah has discovered the candy inside our advent train and I think his life will never be the same. :) I hope we can start helping him understand the importance and joy of Christmas this year.

1 comment:

~Me said...

:( I'm sorry he's been getting sick so much. I can tell you from experience that tubes are NOTHING compared to tonsils ;) If he needs them, I'd suggest just getting it done ASAP. There is virtually no recovery time - Both Ally and Jack could've gone back to daycare the same day. And neither of them have ever had another ear infection after getting the tubes. If the doc suggested it, I'd just jump on the bandwagon and go for it - maybe even try to get it in before your Christmas trip. He's probably picking the ear infections up from ABB...that's when it all started with Ally too, but once she got the tubes it all went away :) Hang in there. I know exactly what you're going through! Praying for him and you!