My best friend names her kids after characters in literature. And none of the names she uses are standard names. She and (especially) her DH are fans of fantasy novels, so you know where that's going... In fact when they announced they had their baby, the bishopric member actually said something to the effect of, "I'll hate to hear what name they'll come up for that one!" Actually at a baby shower I just threw for her, one of the games we played was a match game-- you needed to match the 20 names I listed to the book they appeard in. Of course my friend got the most right of everyone, but she had a 4 point advantage right off the bat! (She also won the "guess which candy bar I melted in the diaper" game, because all she did during her pregnancy was sit around eating candy bars and reading books
) I bet you guys would have rocked at that game.
Anyway, I'm tired of being sick, and having my kids sick. They started getting sick before Thanksgiving and they're still sick. Lacy woke up this morning with her face almost completely encrusted in snot and both girls have this terrible cough. On Monday I woke up with a double ear infection and in excruciating pain (btw, garlic ear oil is so incredibly soothing on ear pain, so go out and get some to have on hand for your kids just in case-- it is truly amazing). I'm just so SICK of being SICK!!! Last night DH and our elder's quarum president gave me a blessing. I know I'm almost over this, but I wish I knew that the kids were as well! Lacy went to bed last night at 7 and slept in this morning until nearly 11, and still went to bed perfectly tonight at 8, so I know she still has a little ways to go. We've already missed two Sundays and I really don't want to miss another one.
And on top of it all, I just weaned Lacy and now I'm feeling so guilty for weaning her right before she got so sick! But I don't want to start nursing her again (she would gladly accept) because I am sooooo done nursing her. And I'm really worried about my poor little nephew. He's 2 months old, and he has a cough that sounds kinda bad, and most of his siblings are or have been sick. My sister went through the RSV in the ICU thing with her 3rd child, and I really would hate to see them have to go through it again, especially right now when they don't have insurance coverage (they just moved here and get insurance in 90 days). I worry so much about babies and RSV! It's horrible.