Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year?

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! We definitely fell of the map these last couple weeks, but with a good excuse... WE WERE SO SICK!

Jesse and I agree that neither one of us had EVER been so sick before. It was really rough and I still haven't recovered, energy wise, from it. All three of us were sick for about 10 days. Our first born got sick first, then Jesse, then me. It is not fun to be 8.5 months pregnant and sick, even if its just a cold, never mind the Norovirus (we are fairly certain this was what it was, or at least we had the same symptoms as this).

It has took me a while to change my bad attitude, because I felt like all of my hopes for the holidays have been dashed... but now I can see all of the things that I am really thankful for.

1. Mom and Dad - We were so super sick, that we couldn't get out to get the stuff we needed like Gatorade and Children's Tylenol. My parents gladly delivered these items and other items to our door.

2. Timing - Although it was terrible being sick and pregnant, I am SO SO thankful that Jesse happened to have the week off for the Christmas Holidays. We took turns taking turns and taking care of our first born  and when the three of us were super sick, we kept each other company in bed.

3. BC's Nurses hot line 8-1-1 - I'm no nurse... and I was so thankful that we could call a nurse from home to help us confidently access our situation. The last place I want to be is in the hospital, but if you need to go, you need to go right?

4. Disposable Diapers -  We have been cloth diapering our first born since he was a month old, and I really like to and am a huge believer in it, but boy was I thankful for disposables when we were sick. We could barely get out of bed at times so we set up a change station just outside of our room. I really don't have a problem dealing with the #2 diapers, especially since we have a Bum Genius Diaper Sprayer, but our first born had diarrhea every hour once day, and those diapers are much trickier to clean. Never mind the smell, and being sick yourself.

5. My Midwife! - Being pregnant, and sick, can be scary. I wasn't scared for myself, but I was concerned about the little one growing inside of me. Our midwife lets us text her with questions, and when I let her know how sick I was she called me right away. She suggested that I drink very weak tea, and to try and eat bananas and plain rice to help rehydrate and get some energy back. It worked and I was able to avoid going to the hospital (like Jesse and our first born had to) since I started to feel much better after following her instructions.

And now, its time to move on, with a heart FULL of gratitude and thankfulness in anticipation for a great new year! Hello 2013!!

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