Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas 2009

Well the holidays have come and gone once again. Where did the time go? It's amazing how fast they fly by as we get older! We spent Christmas Eve with Ty's parents and his family on his mom's side. It was a very nice night and we had a great time with everyone. However, we were all really excited for Christmas Day. This was Zachary's second Christmas and this time around we were expecting him to get some enjoyment out of opening his gifts and playing with his toys.

Unfortunately though, at 3am Christmas morning we awoke to Zachary's loud cry. My initial thought was it is a bit early to get up and open his gifts. When I went in to check on him I was sad to see he was in pretty rough shape. I picked him up from his crib and he was on fire with what was about a 103.5 degree fever. He was sweating severely and nothing I did would make him happy. Beth and I stayed up with him for a while and got him to cool off a bit and he went back to bed for about an hour. But then he got up crying again around 5am and we brought him into our bed for another hour or so. Around 6am he was awake and would not go back to sleep so we just got up.

For the next 48 hours all he wanted to do was be held. If we put him down at all he would start crying. Ty's parents came over Christmas Day and along with Ty's sister, Beth, we all took turns holding him and letting him sleep on us. He would sleep as long as he was being held, but if we tried to put him in his crib he would just cry. It made for a very long and disappointing Christmas weekend. It was a good lesson though that things don't always go the way you think they will. In the end it just made us very thankful that Zach is part of our lives and we know there will be many more Christmas Days in our future that we can look forward to. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and appreciate all the blessings that they have in their lives! Happy Holidays!

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