Wednesday, May 07, 2008

It's Been A Long Time.....

We made it back from Illinois and brought with us a nasty cold. I say nasty because it has been at least three years since I have had a cold. I have forgotten how much they suck Usually, my freakishly strong immune system laughs them off, but I think being sleep deprived has weakened everything. It has settled in my chest and so I go to my allergist tomorrow for some help. Having asthma and breastfeeding make my options for medications sort of tricky. To top it all off, I broke the breast pump. Well, I can still pump one side at a time, but I had to order a replacement part. The good news is that Luke has not shown any signs of getting the cold. Let's hope it stays that way.

Motherhood has been exhausting, although the happy and glad to do it kind of exhausting. Being sick and still having to be a mom? That has been really hard. I guess it sounds stupid to say that. Duh, right? M has been a tremendous help. Once again, my heart goes out to single mothers. I couldn't survive without my husband's help. Last night as I was warming up a bottle with a pounding headache, the fact that I don't get to rest and take a break from Luke just because I am sick really hit me. Every day I have little realizations like this. There are hundreds of little things that remind me that I really do get to keep this child because he is mine. I think that it still feels like a dream that I might wake up from any second.

There are many new Braces Bunch members and I am excited to start reading all of their posts. I have some cards of my own to send out, too. I will have a better post about our trip with some pictures as soon as I get some medicine. Sweet, beautiful medicine!

6 comments:

Chris said...

Welcome home - hope you feel better soon! We're just getting over a cold too. No fun for anyone.

Fertilized said...

Welcome home - sorry the cold is not fun to deal with

Kate said...

Welcome back (home and to the blogging world). So sorry to hear you are sick. It is funny (in a not so funny way)--I have read quite a few posts within the last weeks of new/expecting moms complaining about being sick. Immune systems must be totally exhausted from the long winter, no matter where you live. I've been coughing my lungs out for the last two weeks, and it is so annoying because I can't get any decent sleep, and I can't take anything to help me feel better. ugh. Hope you feel better very soon.

lifelemons said...

I hope you feel better soon!

alison said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the welcome to the Braces Bunch! I'm very excited for the BB, I need to get crackin' on finding some cute cards. :)

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

Happy Mother's Day!