Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stomach flu ends with a chocolate bunny?

So, Thursday at 3 AM, my little boy woke me, "I spit food in my bed". Yuck, it was the stomach flu. He was sick for days. On Friday, I took him to the doctor, and we got Zofran. A great little pill - it melts in your mouth and takes away nausea. It also makes you very sleepy, and for my son, irritable. But, he kept down fluids, and eventually could eat crackers etc. So, my poor little guy became afraid to drink or eat. I can't blame him.

On Sunday, it was Easter, and I stayed home from church to care for him. He had a vague interest in his Easter basket. We postponed the egg hunt for him.

On Monday, it became my turn. Pregnant and stomach flu are not a nice combo. It was mild. I will spare you most of the details. But, while ill, I had to take my hubby to the airport, take my car to the mechanic, negotiate with the bank on our short sale, make a car reservation for Kodiak, set up an appointment for the movers to review our moving needs, set up a Point of Sale inspection of the septic and well, and take care of one sick child, and one healthy child (who is terrified to be touched by my germ infested hands, or allow me to touch anything she is about to also touch). So, I did all this stuff while yah know, dealing with the stomach flu.

My poor little guy took a nap with me today. He is so exhausted. I am so exhausted. And then, my little boy doesn't want to eat. He is not physically sick anymore, for the past two days. But, he confines himself to a diet of water, cracker - one cheese stick, and half a gogurt. He started asking about his candy. So, tonight was the turning point. He ate the head off that solid chocolate bunny with glee. Maybe tomorrow, he will eat semi-normal again, or at least try. Cause he wants more of that bunny.

My daughter, although terrified of our germs, is our little nurse. She tells us stories, mans the Netflix on the computer, brings her brother crackers- and allowed us to take a nap! She is a good girl. I sure hope she doesn't catch this horrid thing.

Now, semi-dehydrated with a headache, I am going to eat another popsicle and go to bed. Goodnight!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Aching Back

So, in a weeks time, I have gone from relatively comfortable, to quite uncomfortable. My SI joints (Sacroiliac joint) are inflamed. These are the joints between the base of the spine and hips. At least, I know what is wrong this time. When I was pregnant with my son (the last one), I thought that I had injured my tailbone. Well, it was these joints, and I waited till he was nearly 2 years old to go to physical therapy. A couple of my PT friends are helping me. One, is an online friend, and she gave me some advice. Another, came to my house for a visit, and guided me through a couple exercises. The PT exercise work, but they are temporary fixes. So, I sleep in pain, sit in pain, and oh yes, when I stand too long, I am in pain. I can't take pain killers, since I am pregnant, so I will just weather through it.

Then, add gas and bloating. Lots of it.

Then, add acid reflux and heartburn. I have tried tums, but there has to be a better choice. I am laying on three pillows for the reflux, leaning the bed against the wall - with a body pillow against it, for back support, a pillow between my knees, and one under the belly. Somehow, I still leave a tiny bit of room for my husband. Every hour, I flip over, and a few times a night, I scoot to the end of the bed, to get up to go pee. Of course, the last two pregnancies destroyed our firm mattress. So, we end up flipping the saggy mattress routinely.

When I go to bed, and attempt to be comfy, baby pinkie begins to wiggle and do the baby dance. We like this. He is very active. He is 26 weeks old in the womb, and I can't wait till we can see him kick from the outside, and not just feel. The kids are looking forward to that too.

I did find a good buy on a sweatshirt/jacket at Old Navy. I can go outdoors, and enjoy the mild weather (ok, we had mild weather last week, but today we got snow flurries) And, tomorrow, I will shop for a pretty dress. We have a CG event in a few weeks, and a cocktail dress is appropriate. Heheehe, I am not going to find anything that formal. Not in Traverse City anyways. My maternity clothes choices are quite limited. But, maybe Motherhood Maternity will have something.

In a month, I will be on my way to AK. Our adventure continues!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Towards the end of MI

The snow is melting, finally. It might even get up to 60 degrees within the week. The piles of dog poop abound. I will have to get out there and clean up the yard this week (yucky). The kids will play outdoors today. I am in a funk. It is Spring, and I should be filled with joy!
But, everything will come to a close soon. I feel like I am already pulling away from this place. Its just become a list of what is left before May 16th. Maybe, I am simply overwhelmed? I just want to get everything over with, and move.

We have 40 days left. There will be a kids Easter Party at the air station. There will be a family baby shower for us, at church. Then, my daughter's last eye appointment here. Followed by, a Peter Pan ballet that we will attend with a friend. We have Legos at the library, and then of course Easter Sunday. The Trout Festival, with a parade that my daughter will march in, and a possible visit by family for the weekend. Then, its May- and the movers pack us up and take our stuff away. We get to live in an empty house for a bit (almost two weeks). There is Mother's day, my son's birthday, check-ups for the pets, and finally a two day dance concert for my daughter. Done. Then we are all done. Then, we will move.

This house weighs on my mind. Will the banks come through in time? Will the buyers keep hanging on? Or, will we have an empty home, sitting on the market, and unsold, like so many other homes in Northern Michigan?

The baby is moving around all the time now. I love that. I will tackle another day of school with my kiddos. I love to watch them learn. And, my husband doesn't have any trips for a couple weeks. That is a blessing! It is hard to trust God, but He is able to do all things! I know He will continue to take care of my family.