I think this time of year stresses my husband out. He has Mothers Days and my Birthday back to back and he tries really hard to make both really special. And I use to be horrible and reminding him how he better get it right. lol! Well Cory had to work all weekend long at the hospital so I just assumed nothing was going to happen for me on Mothers Days. Plus we just bought a brand new front load washer and dryer so I already got my presents early. So instead of moping around I wanted to focus this mothers day on what a mother is all about rather than the marketing and buying of presents. I woke up and I wasn't going to get stressed getting my family ready for 9:00 AM church, and I was going to have breakfast and lunch and dinner all prepared, and I was going to have a clean house. Well lets just say I got about 50% of all that accomplished. : ) Right before the kids and I were heading out the door for church Cory came home and he whipped out some flowers from behind his back. HE REMEMBERED!!!! I was so touched that he did that with his busy schedule. And than he grabbed the kids and Joslyn walked up and was dragging a big bag of tennis balls she couldn't carry because they were too heavy, and lying next to Beckham was a new tennis racket. Cory said I always ask him to go play tennis but we never could because I didn't own a racket so that made him want to get that for my mothers day gift. I thought it was soo sweet and thoughtful.
Well Monday Cory told me not to make any plans because he had my birthday all planned out. I was surprised because again I wasn't trying to put my hopes up.. which ended up being a good thing..let me explain. Monday night after Cory's soccer game Beckham started having this really bad cough. I remembered our dear friend Dr. Fackrell told me to record anything and text it to him if I felt concerned. So I did just that even though it was 11:00 PM. I bet his wife hates it when I do that. Sorry Amy! Well at 2:00 AM (Technically the beginning of my birthday day) I got a text from the Doc saying that he thought it sounded like whooping cough and if he keeps at it and has a hard time breathing take him straight to the ER. Luckily Beckham just had that one coughing spell and slept the rest of the night so We brought him into the Dr.. office first thing in the morning. So imagine a husband who is trying his best to treat me special because its my birthday but at the same time he has a sick kid, he is sleep deprived and he isn't feeling well himself. Before we go to the dr. office Cory goes and gets Donuts and orange juice and we set out for the beginning of our adventure that day. Come to find out we need to start both Cory and Beckham on antibiotics and I have to get a booster shot for the Tdap. We drive all the way into Idaho Falls hospital to do lab tests to see if Beckham really does have pertussis or maybe its just bronchial. Well it takes up to 5 days to get the lab results and thats how long the antibiotics take, so we are just treating him as if he has it. Which means after last week in a half of the family having the flu we are once again on house arrest because we don't want anyone else to get this especially if they have babies.
Cory did ask me what I wanted for my cake since all our plan had to cancel last minute and I had never tried an ice cream cake she he bought one from Dairy Queen and I have to say.. Now I know what the hype is all about. It was delicious! I told Cory we can do a rain check on my birthday if he wants, but really All I wanted after that day was for Beckham to get feeling better. Its funny how Birthdays use to be soo dang important and the world revolved around you, but now I just want to make sure everyone is taken care of and that they have that fun experience. I think thats why even though Cory wasn't feeling his 100% that he still wanted me to feel special on my birthday. So overall I had an awesome Mothers Day and Birthday despite all the unhealthy people in my life right now.