Jan 7, 2013

Unplanned Blogging Break

I have taken a huge blogging break and it wasn't planned. You see my family has been hit very hard with illness lately. First we had a chicken pox outbreak that all three kids got. And before you jump down my throat like the uneducated and cruel person on FB did, yes I vaccinate my kids, you can still get it. The doctors give you that little sheet with info on the vaccines for a reason so you'll know things like getting a vaccine doesn't mean you won't get the disease. And then a virus and the flu came to visit.

So this is what the end of the year looked like in my house.

  • November 30th - Mark gets chicken pox (cancel birthday party for twins on Dec 1st)
  • December 3rd - Molly gets chicken pox
  • December 6th - Isabella gets chicken pox
  • December 10th-December 13th finally no one is sick
  • December 15th - Mark gets a virus (after his party that was rescheduled twice due to pox)
  • December 19th - Molly gets Mark's virus
  • December 24th - I get the flu. Hard. Can't get out of bed. Pretty much missed Christmas. 
  • December 30th - Husband gets flu before I'm well of course.
  • December 31st - Mark gets flu
  • January 1st - Isabella gets flu and I finally feel better until I get a devastating phone call
  • January 2nd - Molly gets the flu
Today Mark went to school as he is all better. But Isabella is still running a fever and both Molly and Isabella sound like they belong in a tuberculous unit. The coughing not only makes me sad but it's keeping me up at night. So for many reasons I really need these kids to get better.

I miss sleeping! They wake up in the night and come and get me. I cannot believe I forgot how exhausting it is to get up with a kid a few times a night for weeks on end. It really is official, no more babies for me!

I miss outside! Oh outside with the 3 dimensional people, how I miss thee! On a side note I made it to the gym a whopping 3 times in December, it's going to be painful getting back to the gym.

Non-stop worrying is not my style. I am not a worrier by nature, but when my kids are sick I can't help myself, I worry. Especially when my girls run fevers for a week and they stay around 104 for days.

I'm an emotional mess. I'm finding it difficult having a sick household and deal with the loss of two people at the same time. I also know that watching two mothers lose their children is making me worry even more about my kids. I need to get it together.

I miss outside. OK I know I said this one, but it needed to be said again. I'm a stay at home mom who doesn't like to stay at home.

So hopefully we are rounding the corner on being sick and we will stay healthy for many months. I really feel like we have paid our dues. And I am going to get back into the swing of things this week I promise!


  1. Oh wow...so sorry to hear that! Praying that you and your family are on the mend! Have a blessed week!

    1. Thank you! We are finally all better and I'm praying that we can stay healthy for a very long time.

  2. Okay, that sounds AWFUL! I really hope everyone is feeling better soon. It seems like everyone is being hit hard with nasty germs this winter! :(

    1. We are finally all better today except for the runny noses which should stop some time in May. I don't know what it is about little kids but every winter my kids seem to have a runny nose the whole season.


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