Does the Stomach Flu Count?
My only tackle is that we have survived.
My pregnancy nausea has been brutal this past week. I have barely been able to get anything accomplished (nor get much food in.) I am not sure if you noticed, but I didn’t make it out for any blog visiting – not even your tackles! I am so incredibly sorry, but writing posts, answering emails, etc was all I could manage before crawling back to my bed. (I am even behind on getting up the party prize listings – I have a dozen or so still to go.) I am pretty much useless right now.
Then Friday I heard that the stomach flu was ravaging Jackson’s preschool. As I am sure you can imagine, I was more than a little concerned. I was barely holding it together as it was. Add the stomach flu to the mix, and I really didn’t know how I would cope.
Saturday night (well Sunday morning really) Jackson started throwing up. I was up with him all night and finally went to bed myself at 7am. Mercifully it was Sunday, so my husband was home to let me get some sleep.
The good news is that, so far, I haven’t got the flu. I am just miserable with my nausea and tiredness, but I don’t think I have the virus. Today I let Jackson watch hours of TV and movies while I lay on the couch. (Yes, stellar parenting – but what can you do?) He bounced around like Tigger – back to his normal, happy self. I wish I could say the same for myself. I think it will be a couple months before I am moving around at normal speed – let alone “bouncing.” (Only problem is I think he bounced too much. I tried to explain to him to go easy, but he thought he was all better. Now tonight he is complaining that his stomach hurts. Oh – I hope he doesn’t get sick again tonight!)
(The one handy thing is that Jackson just thinks I have the flu too. I find it so hard to explain to him why I am so sick lately, but I don’t want to tell him about the baby yet in case we have another miscarriage.)
So ladies – I am so sorry. I have failed you. I didn’t get to your tackles and I can’t promise I will get to them this week either. But link up – cause even though I am on the bench, I am sure you all will have a great game without me.
Before I leave though – I will leave you with a few pictures. This is part of the tackling I did do – looking after my son. Here he is playing with his toys on Sunday evening. I just love to watch him play. I was sitting on the floor next to him, thinking about what how much he has grown (he is not a baby at all anymore!) and I decided to get my camera. Snapping these pictures, I forgot for a moment how sick I felt. I just enjoyed my beautiful boy.
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The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.