Tuesday, March 28, 2006

chicago and nyc, here i come!!

Well, after a totally BRUTAL weekend, I think I'm just about ready to head out for my trip tomorrow. On Saturday morning we were woken up before 5 am by Payton throwing up...and it didn't stop all day long. Poor little thing. My heart was just breaking for her, but after the third full load of dirty laundry, I was pretty exhausted. I got this picture of her zonked out in front of the TV...notice how about after hour 3 or 4 of throwing up we figured out that wherever she was, a towel had to be nearby! So we made it through the day and by Sunday morning I thought we were past the whole flu thing....when I started throwing up. And I just got sicker and sicker as the day went on, it was soooooo BRUTAL! Honestly, I count Sunday as one of the worst days of my entire life. Not only was I just totally sick and feeling awful, but I was worried I wouldn't be well enough to leave for my trip and I was worried about the baby...I couldn't keep anything down, not even a sip of water. Literally. By 10 pm after Payton got sick (again) and I was still nowhere near being able to eat or drink anything, I'd had enough and my mom took me to the hospital while Gray stayed home to take care of P. I'm soooo glad I went...since I'm about 21 weeks preggy, they sent me straight up to the maternity wing and I didn't have to wait in the waiting room in emergency at all...so lovely. I was completley dehydrated, and I tell ya, that IV with the Gravol was complete HEAVEN. It was so nice to be relieved of that nausea and to get some fluids in me. AAaahhh! So I slept till 4pm on Monday, and today I've felt better, just a little weak...but good enough to go. I figure I'll just take some more Gravol on the plane tomorrow (sorry, Kim! I won't be too fun on the way there!) and just sleep the whole way. Whew...just glad I got sick in time to actually get better!! I'm dreading saying goodbye to Payton tomorrow at the airport, but so excited to get away at the same time. I'm not sure if I'll be able to check in to the ole' blog while I'm away, so if not, I'll be back on the 6th with lots and lots of pictures, I'm sure! Have a good week, everyone!!


Janna said...

oh, bummer to hear that you guys have been sick :( it seems to be going around... but i'm glad you've got it through your system in time to travel!! i can't WAIT to see your album & all the FUN stuff when you come back!! yay!! take care and have LOTSA fun!!

safe journey,


Anonymous said...

I so feel for you! My 3yo son, my husband and I have just gone through our bout of the stomach flu all last week. Though my son didn't throw up, my husband and I were sooo sick. We're better now but I've heard others who have gotten the bug too lately. Hopefully, you'll get better soon!
Paula R.