September 12, 2012

Sickness and Sweetness.

I didn't think I needed any extra challenges while trying to live and raise my family in my parents home, right?

Well, the stomach flu didn't see it the same way.  I either ate something contaminated or caught a virus.  One thing I seem to know for sure is the recovery is going to be slow.  This all started Friday night and I'm still struggling with it.  I can now eat a little bit and am back to drinking, but my stomach just isn't right.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, one of the hardest things I've done is to parent when ill.  When you feel like you want to curl up in a ball under a rock and sleep for a week, it is so hard to try to focus any energy on reprimanding or redirecting little kids.  I'll even admit that nursing when I'm not taking any fluids in myself has even been taxing.

My parents have been able to help me out with the boys a bit.  A big surprise to me though was how great Leah did when I was at my worst.  Either I got lucky or she could sense that things were not right with me and I was in pain.  Whatever it was, she could not have been more easy going for me when I really needed it.

Leah is a little sweetie pie and her personality is coming out more and more each day.  However, if you aren't her mother you may have a bit of a hard time getting to see it.  She will hardly let anyone else hold her.  Sometimes she'll even cry if you just look at or talk to her.  She is definitely a Momma's girl.  She was the same way with Pat too.  Since it is rare for people to see that sweet, happy, and fun side of her, I taped a little clip of what my baby girl is really like.  

Here's my little girl in all her sweetness.  Now excuse me while I curl myself up with a blanket . (oh and sorry the clip is narrow in the screen, apparently I held the iphone wrong, stupid me)


PalouseMom said...

She is a cutie Shelly!! Hope you are starting to feel better.

Anonymous said...

I hope you guys feel better!

reccewife said...

I agree, I paniced the first time I realized I was terribly ill and yet still required to be a mom! Hope you feel better soon!

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