Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stomach Bug 2012

The resting I talked about in the last post... well didn't happen as much as I would have liked.  The tiredness I was feeling last Monday was the start of a kidney infection brought on by extreme intact of caffiene and sugar to keep me going (and you guessed it, stress).

I was out of commission for about 3 days.  Drank nothing but water and a little bit of organic no sugar added cranberry juice.  That stuff is NASTY!

My little girl came down with a yucky stomach bug that's been going around.  She threw up a total of 10 times over the course of about 4.5 hours.  We stayed up and watched corny movies, tried to sleep on the couch together (she did, I didn't) and got up at around 5 AM.  I had to go get the hubby at about 6 AM because I just couldn't stay awake any longer.

I napped from about 6:30 to about 8:30. I literally dreamed my husband came to wake me up because he needed me for something.  I went out and he said, "why are you awake?"  I said you just came to get me.  Oh tricky sleep deprived mind.

So today we have been napping, feeding our girl very little but with lots of water and pedialyte, cleaning/disinfecting, slathering ourselves with essential oils to prevent us from getting it as well.  Both the hubby and I have had some tummy twitches, but we are praying they pass quickly.  We don't need to have a full blown stomach bug later in the week because of my sweet cousin's wedding.

That's where we are right now.  Have a healthy week everyone!

Monday, September 17, 2012


I have made it to the third week of September intact!  I really was wondering if I would make it.  I kept saying "if I can make it through September" every time I would feel overwhelmed.

But by grace I have made it to a plateau.  Which is a seriously good thing.  I was beginning to stress so bad that shingles was threatening to return and my hair was falling out.

I feel for the sweet friends and family that have seen me wide eyed and frantic.  And I appreciate those who prayed for me both in person and from afar.  Thank you all so much.

The stress was worth it though.  I have spent some great time with friends and family every weekend.  I have celebrated with my best friend.  I have grown closer to people I had hoped I would grow closer to for years.  I had my first night/weekend away from my daughter and I did not freak out (I actually did great) and it gave me a sweet renewing that I needed.  I have had great encouragement in a new endeavor.

Our view from the Gristmill in Gruene, TX.
We went to Gruene for my cousins Bachelorette
Weekend.  It was a very relaxing weekend!
I'm glad to be on the other side of the bulk of the chaotic schedule, but I can look back and see the blessings in each portion of the last few weeks.

For today, I'm taking a break and breathing a little bit.  I'm not going to worry that the house is messy, that I have fall decorations to put up, that I have a mountain of things to get done that have been pushed aside.  I'm going to take it slow, enjoy the day with my hubby and daughter and see what the Lord has for us.