After almost two weeks, I’m finally starting to emerge from the fog of illness. I have to say, there’s nothing worse than feeling awful when you have little ones to care for.
Although I still have a disgusting cough (which is gross and mucousy in the mornings but dry and hacking at night), the rest of my symptoms have pretty much gone away. I’m sure I could have fought it off quicker if I wasn’t so sleep deprived, but Bo is still up a lot in the night so I’m pretty exhausted.
D was amazingly helpful throughout this whole sickness. He let me sleep as much as possible and took care of the boys while I rested. I’m sure I’d still feel awful if I didn’t have his help.
I’m so relieved to be getting back to normal. I hated missing out on time with the boys and I felt awful that I couldn’t care for them. One thing I’m taking from all of this is how lucky I am to be generally healthy. Being a mom takes a lot of energy and I can’t imagine how hard it must be to care for children when you have a major illness/disease. Now that I’m feeling better, I intend to spend as much time as I can playing with my kids and appreciating the time we have.
One milestone that I didn’t get to truly enjoy was Bo’s first Easter. We spent the weekend at the farm with my parents. Littleman had a blast searching for eggs around the farm (and eating chocolate and bunny cake!) I’m glad the kids got to enjoy the holiday, even though mommy wasn’t feeling well.
Now, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and catching up on all the blog reading that I missed while I was so out of it!