So I know you are supposed to count your blessings, especially around Christmas time, right? But seriously the last month has been just crazy for us.
- Delightfully we got our wonderful little E baby on November 19 (story coming soon) but then we had to spend a week in the NICU with him (this story also coming soon).
- Finally got home and spent 3 days relaxing before J went back to work. He worked about 50 overtime hours in 2.5 weeks as some big deadlines hit his team hard.
- During that 2.5 weeks I’m working to rest and heal, keep up at home, care for a struggling-to-adjust toddler, and meeting the needs of a newborn.
- Turns out all that extra activity and NICU time weren’t good for me and the tears I got while birthing C haven’t healed well. Geez 😦 Working on getting better now and we’ll hopefully have a good report at an appointment Thursday this week. If not, well, that won’t be fun at all. Ugh. Lets all say it together: HEAL, HEAL!!!
- Then Thursday C throws up (just once thankfully) and gets, ahem, a digestive illness that makes diaper changes fun. But really, I didn’t have to deal with those diapers changes since I was resting so I can heal and hey, I got a stomach bug. Yeah, over the course of 4 hours early Saturday morning I lost all the fluid in my body (one way or another) and when it was over, I couldn’t stand without feeling like I was going to die. Add to that a newborn who had a tummy ache and needed Mama only, breastfeeding, and the fact that I couldn’t keep down food and I was out of it. J felt queasy but managed to keep up with C all day.
Grrrr, crappy end-of-November and most-of-December.
Today we’re all better though! The house is a wreck. The laundry really needs to be done. And we don’t have any clean dishes. Oh well, we all feel better! And my babies are all smiling and normal again! And I can walk without everything getting blurry and my ears ringing! As C likes to say: Woohoo!!
So yeah, that’s my life lately. I think things should calm down now 🙂 And I think Christmas needs to be over soon just so I can take down my half lit, crooked, falling apart Christmas tree. Christmas trees are playthings to destroy for toddlers wanting Mama’s attention!
I’ll leave you with C singing Jingle Bells and E trying to talk 🙂