Oh Audmommy, I'm so sorry you had to be cut into AGAIN. It sounds like such a nightmare. :( You sound pretty tough about it.
Aliy, I'm so sorry Cael is so sick. That's horrible. I hope he gets better soon. You have sure had a rough three weeks.
Sara and VeganEmma, bring us some new babies! I'm so excited! ELV!
MLM, that's fantastic. Hope you felt rested? That's the problem with them sleeping - I'm always up to see if they're ok. All 5 of us sleep in one room, so I'm always checking on everybody. We'll move in July and hopefully have BR. I can't even imagine - I'm so used to all of us sleeping on top of each other.
We've had a hell of a 3 week run, too. I went to Target yesterday, leaving my youngest 2 at home with my mom, and the oldest was at school. I have been over-doing for the last few days, and by the time I got home, I was in pain at my incision site and the blood was just pouring out of me. Then, I laid down and realized I had to puke. I was up all night barfing (and then out the other end, often both), and with the owie incision, heaving and pooping, I was on the verge of passing out. Of course, everyone else slept like rocks.
We've been incredibly lucky - the moms from DS's co-op have brought dinner the last 3 nights, and if they hadn't, the kids would starve. As it is, avoiding dairy, soy, gluten and eggs, I am starving. I'm 13 pounds below pre-pregnancy weight at 2.5 weeks PP. I often don't have any energy to fix myself something to eat, either. And now, with the stomach virus, there aren't many things I CAN eat. I would kill for some saltines! But, of course, the gluten. I tried to choke down some coconut water last night when I was getting really shaky nursing the baby, but couldn't. I also couldn't drink Sierra Mist, so it's mostly been chamomile tea. Ugh, I am so hungry. I suppose I should go fix myself some chicken and rice. I have Jell-O setting in the fridge.
It would be nice if the deluge of illnesses would just STOP! Both kids are covered in head to foot in their Fifth Disease rashes, which are raised and red and itchy, and I feel so badly for them.
Otherwise, still enjoying the baby. My mom is nuts about her. It would be nice if my mom would do something besides hold the baby and expect to be waited on hand and foot, though. The dishes, maybe? A little cooking? Seriously. I'm going to be SUCH a great helper when my kids have kids.