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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

All this and a paycheck too...

I think I'll start borrowing my blog post titles from Anne Taintor - I have loved her for years...




This is a VERY RARE smile from Avery today. I had just told her that NO ONE should be subjected to a full day of Noggin - she just smiled - as if to say, "You signed up for Mommyhood in sickness and in health - suck it up!"


So, I continue to watch Noggin. Let me catch you up, my one faithful reader...


Last Thursday (as in February 4th), Shane went to the doctor because the left side of his face was swollen to epic proportions - and the pain was unbearable. Doc said he had a staph infection. Saturday (while I was out of town), he dropped M&A off at Uncle Bryan's house and went to the ER. The ER pumped him with an IV antibiotic and sent him home. He managed with the help of babysitters until I got home. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday - down for the count. Wednesday he managed a few hours at work. Thursday - Ironman must prevail... It's time to dress up like Elvis and ride in the Muses parade....

Parade is cancelled and rescheduled until Friday. He gets home at 2am, and on Saturday morning is one big stomach virus. He barely made it to work on Monday - eating only a granola bar and a packet of grits....

then - the unthinkable - Color Wheel shows up on the caller ID - NEVER A GOOD SIGN. Avery now has the stomach virus. WARNING - if you visit the Bellanger household - you WILL LEAVE with a disease!!! STAY AWAY!!!

It's been ice chips for Avery since 10pm last night. She's probably about 20 pounds now. But at least we have Noggin :) - Oh and I had to ship Morgan off to Nanny's house - I couldn't manage her whining (jealousy b/c of the lack of attention) with Avery's actual medical NEED for attention. And again - I do this, and I get to work outside of the home - I am SO lucky!!!!



the pillow is wet from her tears...

4 comments:

Mel said...

Gonna send some happy get well thoughts for your household. That is a rough week!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, you've had it rough. Poor Avery, she looks so pitiful:-). I hope all get well soon. You definitely need to get away and crop this weekend.

Sally said...

Hope Avery feels better soon and that you don't get it!

Sandy said...

My advice: wear gloves, gown and mask!! Emergen-C and anything else you can think of. Then you can fake it later to get a day of rest!