Warning: I'm not trying to be overly desrciptive or disgust anyone....if it happens, I'm sorry! Sunday night Allan and I were both horribly sick! I guess we both had the flu. We were eating dinner and Allan suddenly said he was done. He said he felt sick and had a headache and didn't want to look at food anymore. He took some Advil and spent the rest of the evening watching TV while I played with Cayden in another room. At 9pm it started. Allan's "sickness", as I'll call it, was violent and constant. I was feeding Cayden one last time before getting him ready for bed and noticed that I felt really really nauseous. I assumed that maybe I was kinda grossed out and ignored it. Cayden went to sleep with some difficulty, but finally fell asleep and I started getting myself ready for bed. I started feeling worse and was having flashbacks of morning sickness. Allan's sickness was still going strong, so I blamed that for my own ill feelings. At midnight it was on for me. Allan was STILL getting sick at that time and we were basically taking turns in the bathroom. We were sharing a bathroom to not wake Cayden up, so we were at times warning each other "I'm coming in!" as needed.
Neither of us were really speaking other than giving those warnings, but I know we were both thinking, "If Cayden wakes up, we're screwed". We really would have been. I had a plan to call a friend to take care of Cayden if it were to happen, because I knew I wouldn't have been able to take care of him. It occurred to me that our closest friends live 30 minutes away and that it was the middle of the night, so my back up plan in case the call-a-friend plan didn't work out was to knock on a neighbor's door (which, I now realize wouldn't have worked out since they moved! We're obviously extremely unneighborly people!). Luckily, Cayden never woke up. He slept peacefully until 5:30am. By that time Allan was still not too good but was in better shape than I was, so he tended to Cayden and at 7:30 when Cayden woke up again I was somewhat able to take care of him.
Allan and I stayed home Monday since we were both exhausted and having all sorts of body aches and chills and all that fun flu stuff, but we decided to take Cayden to school. He didn't need to be around us sick people and we wouldn't be able to play with him the way he wanted. So he went in to school and came home with a note saying he'd had a very happy day. He is SUCH a good baby!!! Not that he necessarily chose to sleep until 5:30am, but his doing so really saved all of us! AND the best part is that he never got sick himself! Someone said that we probably picked up daycare germs from him, but I am so very thankful that he never showed signs of illness. I love my little Cayden.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Phew! We've had an exciting few weeks! December 18th was my parent's 36th wedding anniversary AND my mom graduated from UF making her officially a Gator! We went up to Gainesville to meet my dad, Eddie, Crystal, and Ella to see mom graduate and then we went out to dinner to celebrate.
Then we were off to Guy and Jen's house where we waited for Santa to drop off his incredible amount of toys! Hunter and Trent must have been really good this year! Here they are showing off some of their new things. Below are Allan and me with Cayden and then below and to the left (I can't figure out how to put pics where I want them) is Cayden being entertained by crazy Uncle Guy!So far 2010 has already been exciting! January 1st Eddie, Crystal, and Ella came. We spend the day playing together and watching football. Both our teams won! My parents joined us and brought the traditional black-eyed peas and turnip greens dinner. We really enjoyed getting to see everyone and having them stay so long! My parents stayed until almost the end of the Gator game and Eddie and Crystal decided to spend the night! Cayden gladly gave up his room for them and his crib for Ella, although she didn't appreciate it as much as he wanted her to. Again it was a great time with them. We played this game, Apples to Apples. It didn't sound fun and I was hesitant to play, but it was great fun! I recommend it highly! We also got to witness as Ella is being potty trained. Everything she does, even sitting on the potty, is adorable! I LOVE her! Her little voice is so sweet. She is always saying, "Mommy I miss you! Daddy I miss you!". SO cute. This weekend we'll be going to Ocala again to celebrate Allan's grandma's birthday. Hopefully I'll be able to go to Gainesville and see her again. We're so lucky to have such loving and supportive family who live so close. I hope to see everyone as often as possible this year!