I'm having a Target withdrawal. I haven't stepped foot in a Target store in over 5 weeks! (Actually that's not entirely true, when Kyle's dad was here he needed batteries, so we entered the store, he grabbed batteries at the check-out and we left.) I know, I know *gasp*. I'm feeling it today. I "need" a Target fix. I "need" to go to Costco (right next store), get myself my $1 Mocha and meander leisurely through Target looking at all the cool "stuff" they have. I guess I didn't realize how little I've done since Juliette was born! It's not that I buy much when I go to Target. I keep it to the essentials, I just like to window shop from the inside.
Saturday night, we were driving home from our friends house about 45 minutes away. Kyle's stomach was hurting. About 2 miles down the freeway he asked me to pull over (I was driving because he didn't feel well) and he threw up. He never throws up. I think since I've known him he's thrown up once. My throat was starting to feel scratchy. Wonderful. He's got the flu (or food poisoning) and I have a cold. Maddox has already been fighting something. Green snot, cough, etc. We didn't sleep Saturday night because Kyle was up throwing up ever 45 minutes and I had a sore throat like none-other.
Sunday morning, we missed our Palm Sunday service because we were all miserable. I was feeling the best (except for Juliette), so I was on "carrying for everybody" duty. Sunday was the first day that Maddox actually acted sick. So that was fun. Down right exhausting in fact. Last night (Sunday), I went to bed and woke up at midnight and threw up. I threw up all night long and well into the morning.
So, here I am, with a cold and the flu! Kyle was feeling better today, so he was on "carrying for everybody" duty. Luckily, Maddox is feeling better today. Unfortunately, I still need to nurse Juliette and I wasn't able to keep any liquids down for a long time. She seems to be getting enough to eat, though. I really wasn't wanting to have to go to the ER for an IV and I probably would have ended up there had I not stopped puking when I did.
I think I've figured out that I've thrown up this year more than I have in my entire life combined! I threw up every day for the first 3 months of my pregnancy with Juliette and then ended up with the flu when I was pregnant with her, too.
So far, Juliette hasn't picked up any of the germs and we're praying it stays that way because a fever before they're 8 weeks old is an emergency situation. Please pray for her. I've been nursing her very frequently hoping to give her all the anti-bodies I can.
I finally feel like we're getting into our groove around here. Obviously, carrying for 2 is twice as much work, but when Kyle is home, the work is divided, so that's nice. I think the biggest change for him has been that when he is home he's one kid duty 100% of the time rather than 50% :-)
Juliette was a little fussy her second week of life, but after putting her on Gripe Water she was a much happier girl. Her poor little tummy was so full of air you could hear the bubbles in there. This week I think her digestive system is working better because I've hardly used the water and she's been great!!! Much more like my mellow Maddox!!! Plus, I've gotten her down for 2 good naps in her crib today! Yippee!
Last week, I caved and bought a Moby Wrap and I LOVE it! I actual bought a similar one locally made, but it's the same concept. It's literally 15 feet of fabric. It keeps her really close to my body, though, so I can still use my arms when she's in it and it doesn't put any strain on my back.