I took this photo of Luke sleeping yesterday afternoon. He wasn't feeling well, but didn't want to be left alone in his nursery for a nap, so I laid him in the basket next to me so that I could play with Nolan. Luke watched his brother and I play until his eyes closed.
He looked so peaceful, it melted my heart.
Luke has come down with a cold and if there's anything I remember very clearly from their previous cold in December, it's that my boys need to be held upright when they aren't feeling well. They don't like to be propped upright with a blanket under their mattress, so into mommy's arms it is. If I do manage to get Luke to sleep and put him in the pack n play I have set up next to our bed (just while he's sick), he wakes up screaming after about 30 minutes . He then needs to be picked up and rocked before calming down. Justin and I haven't gotten much sleep the past two nights, but it comes with the territory. We're basically running on empty at the moment which wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have two very active and mobile little boys to chase after.
Despite the cold that Luke has and the constant sneezing that will inevitably turn into a cold for Nolan, they are both still crawling around our house at high-speed. I don't know if it can be called separation anxiety or what, but they're at the stage where they cry if they see me leave the room. Usually I will just talk to them from where I am and encourage them to follow me. Sometimes they do and other times something will distract them and they'll stop whining.
We aren't completely baby-proofed yet, but we're getting there. On our third floor, where our bedrooms are, is a brand new gate blocking the boys from the stairs. I used to keep them in one of the rooms with me with the door shut, but now I feel safer knowing that if I travel from one room to the next, they can follow without any incident. When I'm in the kitchen, they always follow. They just love it in there! Pulling themselves up on our cabinets and drawers seems to be a hobby that they both enjoy. We bought some drawer latches this past weekend, but haven't installed them yet because we've been pretty busy with keeping them happy while they're fighting the cold.
Hopefully tonight will bring us a few straight hours of rest. I'm going to say extra prayers tonight that the little guys are feeling better by Friday because we have such gorgeous weather heading our way!