Since Sunday morning we've been dealing with a nasty stomach flu in our house. Rowan was the first unlucky recipient. He started throwing up Sunday morning, and that continued on through Sunday night. He seemed happy and normal most of the time, except for the minute when he was throwing up. Seemed strange that he was so happy, and it was definitely a blessing :)
Monday was my turn. I woke up feeling kind of woozy, but thought it might just be from lack of sleep. Rowan had been up twice during the night, and Bria thought she needed to get up at 5 am! We went for a walk with Heather, which was nice, but I still wasn't feeling so great. Then we met some of my friends at the park for lunch. Melissa is leaving in a few weeks for missions, and we likely won't see her for a few years, so we met for a farewell.
I kept feeling worse and worse until I finally threw up in the evening. From then on I started feeling better, and yesterday was almost 100%. Unfortunately, Keith wasn't feeling well at all. He stayed home from work, which is pretty rare for him. He just felt really sore and achy.
Bria has also had diarrhea for the past few days, though she is otherwise happy.
Yikes. Glad we're almost through with this bug.
I've been wondering lately what I can do for Rowan and Bria's birthdays. Rowan will be turning 3 on July 20th, and Bria will be turning 1 on July 30th. I think this year they will have a party together, and it will probably be just family. What do you think? Any suggestions? I want it to be fun and special, and I'm hoping that can be accomplished with a double party.
This morning we need to go grocery shopping. I hardly know what to buy after being sick for a while. That, and trying to stay away from dairy makes shopping not so much fun. I had no idea about all the different ingredients that are actually dairy. Now that I know, I feel like it takes forever to read all the labels and I'm always disappointed by one more thing that contains dairy. I've looked at some lists of dairy free foods that were linked by Steph I think, but it's for the US, and in Canada we have different brands, and even sometimes the same brand will have different ingredients in different countries. *Sigh*
On a more serious note, could you all pray for Drea? I'm sure most of you have seen her blog once or twice. Anyway, she's been having trouble with her head going numb, and she's probably going for an MRI soon. Doesn't sound like fun, and I hope everything will be all right.
Please pray for Rowan. He got much worse today. He seemed happy and fine first thing in the morning, and ate a big breakfast. Then he got diarrhea... bad. Just as I was getting him ready for his nap, and putting on his diaper, I noticed that his tummy felt HARD. Very hard. About 5 seconds later, he puked. And not just a little. It was like a gushing fountain (sorry for TMI...). Poor guy. Had to take a shower and then I got his room all cleaned up for him. He says he feels a little better now, but I'm still a little worried. Not too mention I feel like drinking a bottle of disinfectant!