Monday, September 04, 2006

Rough Start


This has been a rough transition for Ferdy and I into parenthood. Certainly not how I'd dreamed it would be. We've both been downright sick. Yep, that's right, Ferdy got it too. Worse in some ways as he's had a fever/chills the last two nights. I woke up last night because he was shaking in the bed. I am definitely getting better, but just when I think I'm heading upward, I get set back. I felt pretty good yesterday and then this morning - total exhaustion. I slept for several hours today and am still tired. But, I do feel like I'll be much better in a few days. The upside is I've lost about 5 pounds since before we left for Guatemala. I needed that jumpstart, so hopefully it will stay off!! Of course, not being able to taste anything means you don't exactly waste eating on frivoulous things.

So, we've been tag-teaming it as far as who takes care of Gabriella. It all depends on who feels more human at the time.

Gabriella is still coughing, but definitely less frequently. It's just that when she does, she has such a fit of it. But, I only heard her coughing on the monitor last night about 2-3 times instead of many,many times.

Oh, and to top it all off - she's teething! So, she's had some extra grumpy moments the last couple of days. I can definitely see the two bottom teeth starting to break the surface and the amount of drool as definitely increased(who would have thought that was possible???).

Not too many pics the last couple of days, so I'll leave you with this one.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Whew, talk about trial by fire! But it sounds like you guys have a good handle on things. Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and hug that adorable baby 100 times per day. That should make you feel brand spankin' new! Hang in there!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry you are not feeling any better Alleen and now Ferdy. Have y'all seen a doc? Looks like it will be raining the whole time we are in Guate. I may throw in a jacket. I hope you are feeling better soon.
Hugs,
Lisa

MAMB said...

Wow - what a way to learn to be new parent - while both of you are sick. I hope you are both feeling fabulous soon so you can enjoy your little one a little more fully.

Tricia said...

Alleen, you are experiencing the WORST of it it sounds like! In our 3+ years of parenthood, we were both sick at the same time ONLY once! It was SO ROUGH! Don't let it get you down.....this too shall pass. Looking forward to when you all are feeling 1000% better! Hang in there! I wish I lived closer so I could come over to watch Gabriella for the entire day & give you two the day off! You'll need that sometimes! :) Sendin hugs & get well wishes...

The McKenzie Crew said...

Poor Guys!! Hope the whole gang is better than ever soon! She looks very happy at home with her new family though:) We are happy she is home and praying you guys are well soon!!

JUlia

Anonymous said...

Love all the pictures! Hope all of you feel better very soon!!!!! Leigh

Anonymous said...

Love all the pictures! Hope all of you feel better very soon!!!!! Leigh