Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm siiiiiiiiick

Yesterday I woke up before the sun and felt the onslaught of a sickness that wrought me full of self-pity. I was a gastric mess. I tried waking up again when I heard Abby babble on her monitor. I picked her up, changed her and sat her in her high chair with some toast, and that was it. I was down for the count. I had to wake up Rich to ask him to take care of Abby. I felt useless. I hated usurping my mama responsibilities. I loathed admitting that I couldn't take care of my baby. That goes against everything in instinctual body.
For the rest of the day I danced back and forth from the bathroom to my bed. I slept away most of the day. I ingested four crackers. I threw up everything else, even oatmeal for Pete's sake! I felt terrible when Abby would crawl to me and try to get me to play. The best I could do was pull up my shirt for her to play drums on my belly (one of her favourite games), but that too, sent me running away to the porcelain throne.
Thankfully, Rich was able to step up, dance, sing and play with Abby. He didn't complain once about being tired from his own late night and early rise, nor about making the meals. I tried really hard to make some KD and hot dogs, but the smell of that made me yak too. He was my hero, and Abby's too.
I felt better by the time I went to bed, although severely parched and lethargic from lack of nutrients. Today I feel hungover, but without the patchy memories and hilarious digital pictures from the night before. Just recovering from a fight with the flu.
Today I'm on Gatorade, yogurt, whole grain toast with honey and plenty of water. Here's hoping I'm back to my reliable mama self soon!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a pretty miserable day. Glad you are feeling so much better today!

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