Monday, January 16, 2012

What we have been up to...

Last week our family battled the stomach flu. What amazed me was how differently it affected the different members of the family.

It started with Josh, and he was up all night throwing up. Then Kylie got it a few days later and she too was up all night. The next day, John and I had stomach aches and felt horrible, but we never got sick. A couple days later Ryan threw up around bedtime, but then slept through the night and was eating and fine the next day.

The whole time we were just waiting for Colton to get it…he would be by far the hardest one of our kids to get through this…no warning when he throws up, can’t understand why he can’t eat, etc. So days and days go by and we finally accept that since he hadn’t shown any signs of it by Friday (days after everyone else had gone through it) we start breathing a little easier. I think God was really looking out for us…we made it through a very long and stressful week!

I went scrapbooking with my friends this past weekend. I left right from work on Friday and spent the whole weekend scrapbooking (I finished my sister’s album…yippee!!!!), eating great food (La Paloma is amazing!), getting a straight night’s sleep, and hanging out with good friends. I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing weekend!

I finished scrapping the one page I was working on and decided to head out around 3:45. I got home a little before 4:30 and John was right there ready to help me bring my stuff in. Ryan and Colton were sleeping and Josh and Kylie were doing their own thing. As soon as we brought all my stuff in I heard Colton crying. I ran up the stairs super excited to see him! But when I went in, he didn’t even smile at me :( He just kept crying. So I picked him up, walked around a little, rocked him, walked around a little more and then…

He promptly threw up all over me :( Welcome home Mommy!

I’m just glad I was home…I would have felt horrible if John would have had to deal with all of that by himself! He ended up throwing up one more time and then we finally got him to sleep for the night around 9:00. He woke up at 4:00 AM and I fed him and he went back to sleep and kept that down, which I’m so thankful for. Hopefully he will have a good day today and we can finally say that our family is done with this stupid stomach flu!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Sorry to hear everyone has been ill in your house. So hard when you don't feel well but worse when it's your children isn't it?
Am glad after you week of dealing w/ the flu scrapbooking must have done you a world of good. I love the fact that you do get away once in awhile, you need it. You have the most amazing hubby in the world, keeps it all under control so you can relax and enjoy your scrapping.
Hope Colton feels better and that now the flu has left your house for good!!!