Ok, so I did get sick afterall, though thankfully I avoided the vomitting part of the sickness. Brandon got it too, just after I recovered and thus we finished out the week last week with everyone just barely well.
Monday was an awesome day. We had school with the children, things got done, we stayed on routine and I was excited about the potential of getting back on schedule. Tuesday was off to a good start, but I had a doctor's appointment in the morning and then went to Manchester for some errands that afternoon, so as far as the schedule goes, the day was shot. Brandon took care of the children for the afternoon and evening and then has basically had them the rest of the week as well. Wednesday, I came down with a case of trouble with kidney stones. This is what put me in the hospital back before Thanksgiving, but since I had been around this block and had proper medication for it, I decided to brave it at home. Wednesday evening, I felt much better and thought that perhaps I had passed the stone, but Thursday afternoon the pain returned and I have been drugged ever since. Even now I'm in sort of a daze with a slight feeling of the room spinning, a good headache, and a bit of nausea, but the pain in my side is minimal, so I suppose the meds are doing their work- even if I hate the side effects. I will put all your minds at ease and say that both the doctor and my midwife told me that the drugs I am taking will not hurt the baby, so don't worry, but if you think of us you can pray that this will all go away. Pray for Brandon too, he's very busy this month and being sick and having to play househusband is not helping his work load.
Actually, my list of things to do in the near future is kind of overwhelming as well, so keep us in your prayers. I'll try to post if things change around here. Right now the good things are: great friends to help us out, the kids are happy, and I have been able to rest. Praise the Lord for His goodness to us- even when it looks bad.
Well, I think that's all my head can take of looking at words. We'll keep in touch...