Sunday, October 11, 2009

the leaves are changing

Last week we needed to get out of the house,
so we drove up to squaw peak to see the changing leaves.
It was so refreshing and beautiful.



p.s. The doctor told us not to take her to church for 2 months because of how bad flu season is supposed to be this year. I really don't want my baby to get sick, so I'll listen to the doc. but I just thought it seemed a little extreme. He said we could go on walks and go to the store, because people wouldn't be touching and coming up to look at her, but he says church and big family functions should be avoided. Does that seem a little extreme?

12 comments:

Miller Family said...

Nope. This year the flu is out of control already. My pediatrician told me they see multiple kids per day who are super sick with that nasty bug and it's kinda early to see it so bad so soon. It's not worth the risk to your little sweetheart to have her get sick... With both of my girls I stayed home from church until 7 weeks when they were blessed. Addison was born in early October and Brooklyn in January, so it was right in the thick of the season then too. You'll for sure be ready to go back sooner, but you've got to keep little Olivia healthy! ;) Good luck! Hope you guys are doing well!
~Jackie (Howard's sis) :)

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of kids with fall/winter babies (including you) and my doctors always said no mall or church, but you can go for rides in the car and on walks - just be well bundled on the walks! Olivia is tiny and needs time to build a good supply of antibodies!
~mom

Anonymous said...

PS I love your new header! It's so cool have Olivia in the title of her new forever family! She is so alert and looks so much bigger and older already! Thank you for pictures! I could easily look at a hundred or more a day! Keep them coming - there is never too many!
Love,
mom/grammy

Kris and Megan Wright said...

our doctor said the same thing, and i agree. we felt stupid doing it, but especially this year with the swine flu i wouldn't feel extreme doing that. i was even told not until february, so when landon got a little older we just went to sacrament and then one of us stayed for the rest of the meetings while the other took him home. even then we sat far away from everyone else.

caroline said...

extreme. no! I just took Lillers in for her 8 week visit and there were tons of kids in the waiting room with masks on that had swine flu... I tried to sit as far away as possible- but our dr said that babies under 6 months don't usually get the flu. She was more concerned with RSV, which babies can get from a kid with just a cold!Sick babies are one of scariest things to me. So just hang tight and keep doing what you're doing by having an outing here and there that don't involve tons of people around until then.

Kevin and Amanda said...

Sorry, but no. I didn't go to church for 2 months and Jack was born in July. They are just so young and their systems can't handle a lot. But I sure did go on a lot of walks to get out of the house. Sick babies are NO FUN FOR ANYONE. Jack has already gotten 2 ear infections and is sick AGAIN right now. And he's older. When they're younger it scares me. Good luck! As soon as BOTH Jack and I are feeling well at THE SAME TIME, I want to see you guys SOOOO much! I just told Kev that I was dying to see you and hold little Olivia (and Brady:)). I am QUITE frustrated that we have been sick. But when we aren't we will do something to get you out!

Saric said...

That does look like a refreshing little outing! I don't think the docs advice is extreme either. I always felt silly staying away so long (especially when other moms in my ward show up again after only 2 weeks) but when I do go back to church, there really are a ton of people who just want to pinch and love on those babies.

Erin said...

I agree with everybody. I saw too many little pediatric patients with RSV and flu in the hospital, it's so worth it to be careful. With Clarkie being born in December, we didn't go until he was blessed in February, and even then I kept him covered and hidden as much as possible. And he's never been sick!

mandy harline said...

Better safe than sorry. I had Haylee mid-November and the Ped. told us to not go anywhere around crowds for at least 8 weeks. So, we didn't. Like others mentioned, I felt silly... like I was being a super paranoid mother. However, Haylee stayed healthy! That's all that mattered! A friend of mine had her baby about the same time and had her at church 2 weeks later. The baby actually ended up getting RSV and was quite sick for some time....yikes. You sure wouldn't want that.

Scottie and Angie said...

Well i guess I had better agree with everyone else! Better safe than sorry. I am glad that you can still go on walks. I hope you snuck in a kiss at Squaw Peak! LOL miss ya

Anonymous said...

well darlin, as the grandma i say keep that precious little girl under wraps. I know she will need to get out eventually but this is the "cold and flu" time of year.
Introduce her slowly and you and Brady enjoy her in small groups and outside for rides and walks just like you are doing.
What great parents you are. Fun to see your school on the above entry!
Love you three...Mom

Kristi said...

When I had Will in late February the doc told me to not go to church or family functions until at least MAY...I was like MAY?!? It seemed way extreme but he said that cold/flu season isn't over until the end of April. He told me that if we went we should sit way in the back and not be around any kids...pretty hard to do when you're LDS and kids are everywhere! But I stayed out the entire time because I was so nervous about RSV which several babies in our ward had gotten before Will was born. With all of these sicknesses and the swine flu running rampant I don't think you can be too careful anymore with these tiny babies. It's hard to do I know. Good luck staying healthy!