Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Squeaky Shoes! And Flu Season.

Rachael saw on the Leblanc Triplets blog that mommy (Heather) had bought these awesome shoes for her precious little ones. Rach thought they were so CUTE she had to have a pair for Jimmie. He loves them!

I love the end of the video! "Jimmie!! What are you eating??"

Jimmie is doing well. He is cutting quite a few teeth though. He's cut 3 and has 2 more on the way. Consequently he is really fussy and Monday he didn't eat at all. Yesterday he did a bit better, so hopefully once these teeth cut through he'll feel better.

Rachael has gone into flu season mode with Jimmie so no one will see much of him until spring. It's hard, but worth it. His immune system still needs to be OVERLY protected. He stays with Ma and Pa (Rach's parents) when Rachael and Justin go to church. Ma was supposed to watch him yesterday at her house, but Pa woke up with a sore throat so she washed up put on fresh clean clothes right before she walked out the door and went to Rod and Kathy's (Justin's parents) and watched him there instead. Rachael is teaching 3 days a week at the dance studio. She washes her hands a lot and when she arrives home she changes her clothes before she really interacts with Jimmie. Rachael feels sorry for Jimmie because he has such a lack of interaction with other kids. She and Justin play with him a lot and she lets him have outdoor time and sometimes she'll take him to a park. He also gets to interact with both sets of grandparents when they watch him, but nothing replaces peer interaction. )-: It is worth it though and he'll catch up with the other kids soon and really learn to play with and enjoy his peers.

The doctors initially said the first 2 years are the most important for protecting the immune system. Jimmie will turn 2 during/after this cold and flu season. So maybe next year will be a little closer to normal. I know all of you, our close family and friends will understand throughout this season and will be supportive of Rachael and Justin as they effort to to do what is best for Jimmie.

Thank you for your support and prayers for Jimmie!!



  1. Love, love, LOVE the squeaky shoes!!!

    Good luck with the Winter Lockdown. I erally hope it all helps. It'll be worth it, if it keep Jimmie healthy!

  2. Well at least you have a clue where he is most the time with those, I was just thinking if I had those on all my daycare kids I use to watch, what sound they would make, lol. I think when they cut teethe it makes them have runny nose, ear infections and not want to eat. I pray for them to come in quick it seem like they do a lot better once all have come in.

  3. Those shoes are so cute! Bummer about cutting the teeth. No fun. =(

    We're on week 3 of back-to-back sickness rotating through our kids, so I totally understand you wanting to protect Jimmie. We'll sure miss him until we get to see him again, though!!

    Lots of love to you all,
    Adrian and Janelle

  4. aww! We LOVE the squeaky shoes!! So glad you love them too! Jimmy is, as always, amazing, adorable - such a love!

  5. Ha ha!!!!!! Love the squeaky they come in my size?
    Bonus, now you'll always know where Jimmy is. Love you all and HAPPY Canadian Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Warm pumpkin pie, yum! AO

  6. I love them! If we had had them when our kids were little, it would have driven Terry MAD!!!! Sean had one of those popper things you can push and Terry it threw it away!!!! I am sure one of the grandparents had given to us as a joke knowing how Terry is!

    Jimmie is so perfect! I am so happy you posted this!

  7. Awwww so cute....Those are awesome shoes!!

    April O'Kelley