11 Months, 4 Days

Today was much less of a three-ring circus than we imagined, which was a good thing after how exhausting yesterday was. Henry was home with me again yesterday and actually seemed worse in a way. He didn't throw-up or anything but he was clearly upset and irritable all day. He slept a lot in the morning but then was awake but exhausted and fighting sleep all afternoon. I had called the Dr. and wound up switching his appointment from this afternoon to yesterday evening. I was concerned because although Henry's appetite was better yesterday he pretty much refused liquids.

The Dr. said he looked fine-- totally hydrated and re-iterated that this stomach flu is really bad and takes 7-10 days before it's really gone. Unfortunately my day was crammed with house-buying/selling business as well a live webcast. Luckily in the non-profit sphere the majority of people you work with are women, and therefore understanding of the challenges of "home/work-life balance."

Today, Henry seems to really be doing better. He's kept things down and we've been able to progress from the gruel he's been living on for awhile. He still won't drink his soy formula and isn't even too excited by the pedialtye so i've been trying to nurse very frequently.

I'm not sure about tomorrow, but it would be nice if he was able to be back at daycare. The cleaning ladies come at 8 and then the photographer and layout sketcher come at 9:30. Luckily no conference calls tomorrow, just work to be slotted around Henry's naps.

He has physical therapy tomorrow and i'm afraid he hasn't made much progress this week. With all the stomach upset he hasn't been on his stomach much and totally intolerant of his exercises. I know someday (probably not too far away) he'll actually be moving around and exploring, but it's impossible to imagine right now. Even as a total optimist, it's so hard not to worry about your baby...


Tabitha said...


I'm with you. You have a LOT on your plate right now and when the baby is sick, the other wheels start turning...

Things will look up when he's better and you can resume a somewhat normal routine. Moving is hard with a baby b/c you already feel unsettled with preparation and anticipation and you have not moved yet. Then you will move and have another couple of weeks of the same.

I know you will get it together and be able to tackle everything but I'm hear if you want to call and if you want to drop Henry off for more preparation, let us know.

Take care and I'll talk to you soon.

Hugs and kisses to the little sicky.

Tabitha said...

Ooh, I do know how to spell here! Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You do have a lot going on! I'm glad Henry isn't throwing up anymore and it's really great that Henry can stay home with you while he isn't feeling well. Some kids have to go anyway. I know your condo is going to show really well. You've added so much to your home and the colors are great. Someone will be delighted with it! And spring is on the way! Hugs, Sheree