Monday, January 7, 2008

Sitting with a Sweet Baby

Today I took the day off to help my friend Sarah take care of Abby. Poor Abby has been sick off and on since the begining of December - and even had to stay in the hospital with RSV, pnemonia, thrush, and a secondary infection that they couldn't identify. Well - she recovered from that before Christmas and was able to enjoy the holidays... but last weekend - she caught the flu which progressed back into pnemonia. Apparently, the doctor says that once you get viral pnemonia in a season - it's really easy to catch it again that same season. ARG! Poor kid has been through so much!!

Anyway - I offered to take the day because with Sarah being a teacher - she is running out of days to be able to take off... which means that she'd have to go without pay. No good for a young couple trying to make ends meat to take care of their baby... so since I get paid for my days off as long as I have the time built up... I thought that I'd lend a hand.

Abby is the sweetest little thing, no matter what... she just plays and is happy. We had a good day... and followed her Mom's schedule to the letter... I sincerely pray that she'll be feeling better tonight and tomorrow so that she can go back to her daycare and have everything fall back into her normal routine.

On another note, I'm feeling like a little bit of a fraud - I still haven't started my workout routine... but I have all good intentions of doing it... does chasing a 13 month old around all day count as a workout?! Probably not, but I am planning on starting tomorrow evening... at least with riding the bike. The other workout programs might have to wait until weekends for now... until I figure out how they will fit into my overall program.


  1. Hi, my name is Meghan and I too am a workout fraud. I even have my Bally's National Body Challenge free pass, but have I gone? GAH!

    What a wonderful friend you are to help take care of Abby!!

  2. Yes, Miss Kim, you need to be working out as you know the stats every bit as well as I do! We have to take advantage of the first year for all it is worth! You can return the "kick in the butt" favor when I am the one feeling guilty because I haven't worked out yet post-op! I'm assuming your doc has given you clearance??

    I'll be sending Abbie feel good vibes! Poor little thing!

  3. You are such a good friend. Shame shame on the workouts though.:) Taking care of a 13 month old is hard work.

  4. Wow.. What a sweet friend you are.. That is very awesome of you to help Robby and Sarah out. I am so glad you guys became friends.
    On the workout note.. I have a fantastic Idea. One that might help you in fact stick to your workout. I too need to start working out and am severely out of shape. I have a bike(Dustins) that never gets used, probably has 1 mile on it total. I would love to be your bikeing buddy. If you need one. Just let me know and we will work out a time (after Dustin gets home) And I ll bring my bike over and we can ride away in the sunset together...and back :D


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