Ready for Better Things!

It’s a little unfair (to me, being selfish) that our entire household has gotten smacked with a variety of bugs and sickness, right at the tail end of NaBloPoMo.

I slept for 14 hours last night, in between nausea and vomiting (myself and Addah), and woke up exhausted. I’m alternately freezing cold and burning hot. David was up every hour, even after a NyQuil cocktail, because he felt like he couldn’t breathe. He called in to work today… really no choice on that one, as he was having trouble even getting dressed. This afternoon, when his breathing wasn’t improving and he was increasingly dizzy, he went to the emergency room. Apparently, he’s dehydrated, has a chest infection and needed a breathing treatment. Hopefully the antibiotics will knock it out quickly for him, and the girls and I won’t get any worse.

We watched my sister’s kids today, plus my two were out of school sick. Quite an adventure, I tell you, trying to take adequate care of four children, ranging in ages from 11 to 1, plus a very sick husband, when you’re nauseous and achy.

I’m eager to feel better so I can focus on the things that I love about this season ~ decorating for the holidays, putting up the Christmas tree and baking cookies and gingerbread!

Oh, and I finished NaNoWriMo! Writing in between naps and diaper changes and medicine doses… I hit 50,674 at 4:00pm today! Yay me!


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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • jessica @balancingeverything

    Congratulations on finishing! I had to come read Clara’s birth story — I’d resisted earlier in the month knowing I’d cry and cry, and that’s exactly what happened, of course. There’s nothing good to say, especially when it’s still so fresh and recent, but I wanted to comment and say I’m sorry and wish you all the peace and happiness in the world. I hope the book-writing was therapeutic and that you had a good November. Feel better soon!

  • Thank you so much, Jessica. I appreciate your words very much. I hope you are feeling better too. I know it’s been a hard month for you and your family and I hope things are getting back to normal for you all.