I had the flu. First time since my first year of college that landed me in the hospital. I thought I hadn't been sick like that since I was a child, but then remembered that time. It was horrible, puking up bile over the side of the bed in a little spit tray. Not good. It was either the flu or food poisoning. This one was definitely the flu. It started with my husband. He caught the flu and last friday when he spent about 11 hours cleaning the other place, he was doing it while feeling as crappy as I did yesterday. I feel so bad for him. He's finally over it. But for me it started on Sunday. I was painting one wall in the bedroom.
So we are currently sleeping on the couch. But I am aching to sleep in a bed very soon! Hopefully by the end of this week as long as the kiddos don't get sick. Then thats sure to put us behind another week.
So I was painting and then I started getting this massive headache. I thought well it must be paint fumes. So I opened a window. I took a break, I went outside to sit on the deck. Wasn't getting any better. After I finally showered for the evening. I went downstairs and just felt extremely cold, until my body started to ache and then the fever came on. I was nauseated...and I just could not stay warm enough. My bones even felt cold. I woke the next morning feeling so ill. I was hot one minute, cold the next and then just wanted to puke off and on. I ran to the bathroom a few times, but since there was nothing in my stomach. No puke. It was definitely better that way.
For the first time in probably six months since I had Baby B, I laid on the couch til a quarter to 4pm and did nothing but sleep. I nursed the baby when I needed to and changed his diaper. But Scott took care of Jaydon and that helped so much. I really just needed a day like that. A day to just rest. Sad that it had to be while I felt like I was on death's door, but at least it was a day of rest. And today I feel like I can accomplish some things. But I'm also realizing to just put a task or two on my list each day and not fill it up so much that I can't enjoy being a mommy to my kids.
I love that they are playing with each other more. These days baby B is rocking on all fours. So crawling should be coming up soon. I certainly hope we have the house in order before that happens. We'll probably need to get those baby gates real soon!
Back to painting trim now....
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