Sunday, April 16, 2006

Date night at home

Husband and I had fabulous social plans for this Easter weekend, but we ended up having to cancel everything because of Bean's unexpected Saturday morning diagnosis of hand-foot-and-mouth disease. No, this is not the same as hoof and mouth disease--that's something cows get. Bean's virus is very yucky, causing her to have big blisters on the soles of her feet, in her diaper area, in her mouth, and even a few on her little fingers. According to the doctor, it probably peaked yesterday when the big blisters first broke out, and this is probably the reason why she's been sleeping so horribly lately. Her throat is sore and her little feet hurt, poor kiddo. The rash seems much better today and apparently we're allowed to be around other kids again as of tomorrow. (So don't worry, Pie Maker!)

Husband and I stayed home last night and grilled a big hunk of red meat and some marinated vegetable skewers. We drank gin fizzes made with my very delicious homemade sour mix. We dragged Bean's high chair onto the back porch and took it all outside while the sun set and the yard darkened. And we talked.

I don't know about y'all, but it seems like good conversations with my dear spouse are very few indeed these days. We're so busy with everyday life that the space and time seldom open up for them. But our evening yawned wide open last night and we got to just talk to each other. All about a couple of bands we both like, about our house and all the planting I'm doing, sunrooms versus screened porches, living in the country versus living in the suburbs, and more. It was so nice, plus the gin fizzes made us both pleasantly smiley and sweet and earnest.

It carried over into today, too, though we've been busy with cranky baby care and various house-related projects. Husband made us omelets for lunch and we talked about having another baby. We've known we would for awhile, but we've decided that in another 6 months or so we'll start trying. That way, Bean will be about old enough to be moved out of the crib and into a big girl bed with a railing. She'll be nearly potty-trained. I'll have a bit of time between weaning her and getting pregnant again so I can have my body to myself for a little while. I guess it's possible that I'll get pregnant right away and have to be hugely with child during the miserably hot summer, but then again I'll be 36 and it may not happen right away.

So in the not-too-distant future, this will be a 3 child household. Crazy.

10 comments:

Dawn said...

What a lovely evening together. You're right - those are few and far between!

The Daring One said...

3 children. Ahh! That's exciting pre-news. I'm so sorry about the hand-foot-mouth thing. We've never had it but many friends have. Be well all of you soon.

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear about Bean's hand, foot, and mouth disease. My kids have had that a couple of times, and I always get a mild form of it too (little, tiny blisters on my hands... weird.)

Sounds like a lovely evening with the hubby. I was telling J last night that I feel like we hardly interacted at all over the weekend. I am hoping we'll get to reconnect during our beach trip in a month and a half.

cubmommy said...

Sorry to hear about little Bean. I hope she feels better soon. Poor Baby!

We are still thinking about a third but not sure yet. Three would be exciting.

Stephanie said...

UGGHH! We had HF&M at our house last fall. I thought the blisters were from my 5-year olds shoes. So we exposed people to it. Whoops.

Three kids...you are BRAVE! I am such a chicken. Two means one for me and one for him...I am so afraid to go from man-to-man defense to them against us. Let me know how it goes.

Nikkie said...

I hope Bean feels better soon! You are a much braver woman then I am, I cringe at the thought of 2 little ones let alone 3!

Piece of Work said...

I'm slightly jealous of your plan for 3, I admit it--even though I've finally come to peace with only having our two. Sigh.

Your evening sounds FABULOUS. I need one like that too. Perhaps I should stop blogging, and go find my husband? Nah.

Jess Riley said...

Wow--sorry to hear about Bean's virus, but glad to hear about your lovely time with your husband.

Amber said...

Those sorts of evenings are the best. The workers are getting started on my patio tomorrow (YAY!) and I'll have grass as early as late next week (double yay!) I'm so excited. I'm hoping there are some nice spring evenings left by the time that it's done. Those go quickly here in the southwest.

Mama D said...

Another pumpkin around! Yay! So exciting!