I don't think I exactly jinxed things, but the holidays turned out much different than we planned. Oliver came down with bronchitis. It started the night of Christmas Eve. so that meant we couldn't go to my family on Christmas Day and to Anthony's family the next day. We were pretty much house bound for the whole week. His bronchitis ended up getting worse before it got better. Finally by this weekend he kicked it and started feeling a lot better.
Even though he was really sick he managed to have a lot of fun. His energy was good for most of the week. It was helped by the medicine in his nebulizer which made him completely hyper. Although we didn't get to do the fun things we had planned with our family and friends we still had a good time here. We spent a lot of time playing in our pajamas.
My parents bought Oliver these really cute Christmas pajamas. They had a reindeer on the front and little reindeers on the feet. Oliver was so excited when we put them on Christmas Eve night. He came running out of his room and while pointing to his toes he yelled to everyone "reindeer toes". That night he was really sick and in the middle of the night he was coughing so hard that he threw up all over himself. While I was cleaning him up he looked up at me with the saddest face and said "Oh no Mommy. Reindeer toes a mess". He just broke my heart so I put them in the wash so he could wear them in the morning.
Oliver wasn't as excited as I thought he would be Christmas morning, but he was running a high fever. Once we started opening the presents he got into it. He loved all of his new toys. The big hit was hungry hungry hippos. He also loves his lego table and his curious george tea set. My brother, showing patience that I didn't know he had, played the hippo game with Oliver for hours. Oliver was very sad when my parents and Uncle Frankie left our house to go to our cousins Christmas Day. We did get to see my family on Christmas Eve, but we didn't get to see any of Anthony's family. We were so disappointed not to go to Mae and Joe's for Christmas at their house. Oliver would have loved playing with all of his cousins.
We missed everyone so much. The holidays aren't the same when you don't get to see all of your family. It really made us appreciate how lucky we are to have a big and loving family.