Tuesday, November 30, 2010

For Thanksgiving, all I want is...the FLU???

Happy Thanksgiving!

WAIT - what did you just say? The FLU???

Yep, that's right. We Bennetts like to share and share alike...including icky, gross flu germs of the 24-hour throwing up kind. We went to Palm Springs to spend the holiday with my family (my mom, dad, brother Matt, his wife Valerie and their cute 5 month old baby Michael). Things started off great and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. A few hours later, I was sick - trying to convince myself it was food poisoning. Then, Sierra joined the party in the middle of the night, and Dusk was on board by the next morning. We were still holding out a glimmer of hope that it was food poisoning...until Matt came down sick Saturday morning, Val Saturday night and my mom Sunday night. Then came the crankies to our household with Bodie - oh.my.word he was cranky Monday night and yesterday morning, then completely inconsolable yesterday afternoon. Cried for probably 3 hours straight before passing out in our bed at 6:30 last night and sleeping straight through until almost 3 am (didn't even wake up for his meds - took them in his sleep), when he woke up for a feed and went right back to sleep. Luckily, that's all it took for him to kick it. And even more lucky, he didn't throw up - not sure how he missed that part of it, but we count ourselves lucky that he did (dehydration could have been a huge problem for the little guy)! (Who knows - maybe the flu fairy decided he wasn't enough of a challenge since the kid barfs practically nonstop anyway.)

Yeah, good times. Not exactly the best Thanksgiving ever. Dusk laughed at me as I tried to put a positive spin on it. My father has now nicknamed me "Typhoid Mary." What can I say? I think it was nice of us to provide everyone an easy way to take off the Thanksgiving weight. :-)

Anyway, it made for a memorable holiday, and we managed to get a lot of super cute pics (ahem, all taken before the barfing began!):

Bodie and mommy going swimming:
Sierra going with Popo for a ride in the golf cart:
Bodie's newest thing - scrunching up his nose and blowing raspberries as soon as he's decided he doesn't like what you're trying to feed him:
Val and I with the boys:
Tripoding cousins (both boys really got the hang of this over Thanksgiving - yes, I realize this is a milestone usually met by 5 or 6 months, but I prefer to think that Michael is just exceedingly advanced and Bodie is right on target!):
Snuggling cousins:
How cute is this? SO fun to watch the boys together!


  1. So sorry you had such a yucky Thanksgiving with the flu bug. Im glad you are all well now. And little Bodie oh my goodness he is tooooo adorable! The pics of the boys together is priceless. I think he is telling you he wants a baby brother mom! LOL

  2. God bless you, my peanut! I love you and we pray for you daily! xoxo: nairi and family

  3. Yuck! I'm sorry you guys had a yucky Thanksgiving. :( I'm glad it came and went quickly though! Cute pictures! Bodie is getting so big! :)