Wednesday, April 29, 2009

March for Babies and SICK families!

Before the walk:

Once again thank you to all my sponsors, the walk went pretty well on Sunday. I had expected a bit more fanfare, maybe a start line/finish line banner or spectators but downtown Hartford is pretty deserted on a Sunday so there was barely any traffic to stop let alone people around to see what the huge MOB scene was about. There were lots and lots of walkers which was good. Both Erin and I surpassed our fund raising goals so we were very pleased about that.

After the walk:

The downside... poor little Ben started vomiting and having diarrhea in the wee hours of the morning before the walk. He had been having some milk and soy intolerance issues so we all assumed this was related to that (thinking maybe he switched bottles with Sam or something.) He was a good sport all day, sleeping through most of the walk. Later that evening after we left, Sam and Erin also got sick! So much so that Erin ended up needing IV fluids to rehydrate! It wasn't long before it hit our house. Colin threw up around 5:00 am on Tuesday morning and had a few bouts of diarrhea but is mostly recovered now. Sean has been hit the hardest and has been home from work for two days. He actually has to report to employee health services in the am to have a swine flu test before he is allowed to return to work (we are pretty sure this is NOT swine flu since that is a respiratory flu and not a stomach flu). I have so far managed to avoid the stomach issues but have come down with a head cold (or allergies, but I think its a cold).
One more adorable pic of the boys


Julie said...

I cannot believe that everyone got so sick after the walk :(

Cute pics of the boys in the tub. I am sure you hear this a lot, but Colin looks like a monster baby compared to Ben and Sam in your first pic!

Julie said...

I took a closer look at that first pic again, and I noticed that there is some type of flashcard hanging from your stroller. Are you trying to teach Colin how to read? Is it from "your baby can read"? I see those commercials all of the time and I wonder about them.

Kristeen said...

I love these pics of them all together-- very cute! I hope everyone starts to feel better soon, poor Sean. :(

Daisy and Ryan said...

oh no! i'm so sorry to hear about everyone getting sick. no fun. :( i hope you are all up to par very soon! (and that you don't get it at all and the cold goes away soon, too!)

i'm curious about those cards now, too. ;)

Sneks said...

Congrats on meeting your goal! You should be proud!

And hope you all feel better soon!

Eileen Falcone said...

CUTE! Hope you are all well soon.

Anonymous said...

Love this photo...just too cute! I can't wait to see pictures of Julie and Kristeen's little ones in a tub together! Mom -"Everyone Be Well!"

Nicole said...

The boys are adorable! Wait...Kristeen?