I can truly say I’m happy to see Monday. Last week was a blur of running to and from work to Avery’s daycare, to the doctors, and eventually to the ER. The days at home with a sick kiddo ran together and starting my day at 2am because of a coughing fit was becoming the norm. I was worried about Avery, seriously sleep deprived, and super stressed about racking up the hours I needed to makeup at work. I am sooo glad that week is over!
Everything took a nice turn when Avery was diagnosed with Pnemonia. I know, that sounds horrible, but we were so happy to know what was wrong with him and we had medicine and a plan to make him better. By Friday, he was back in daycare and his usual can’t stay still for 30 seconds self.
We spent the weekend mornings swapping naps (Me & Vinay) and in the afternoons we did some low key activities like grocery shopping and visiting the mall play place. Other than a couple coughing fits a day, Avery is back to normal. He’s also embraced the nebulizer … well, moreso he knows he gets a treat to watch ELMO while using it, but it’s a much easier task than our horror of a first day using it. It really seems to help him too, so now that he doesn’t flip out, we are happy to use it.
I was even able to go to Zumba Friday night and I spent an hour at the gym Sunday while Avery was napping. Because of our crazy week, we (Vinay & I) put aside our needs and didn’t hit the gym like usual, and we were so focused on just making it to the next day that we ordered out food 4 meals that week. I know, that’s so bad. And I paid for it on my Friday weigh-in (which I didn’t write about cuz it was NOT GOOD), but we just needed to make it thru the week. It was a ‘crisis mode’ and we made due. This week will hopefully be back to normal and we’ll be back to the gym, cooking healthy dinners at home, and getting a restful night’s sleep. Last night was actually the first night in the past week he slept thru the night – he’s been waking up from coughing every couple hours. I was actually happy when I heard my alarm go off at 4:30am… because it was the first time I had woken up since putting my head to the pillow at 9:30pm. 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep = happy mommy!
Avery’s at home with Daddy today (daycare closed on MLK day) and I’m getting photo updates on their shenanegans…
So, we’re starting off this week refreshed, healthy, and Avery is back to his normal goofy self….Happy Monday!
Is the cold season over yet? After our Christmas stomach bug and this, I dread any additional ailments….