The cure for everything

I started this post several days ago but illness halted me in my tracks. I’ve heard that the virus going around here typically lasts 8-10 days and is “unrelenting.” Fantastic. Anyhoo, guaranteed there are more spelling and grammatical errors than usual.

I’m alive! In a manner of speaking. It’s not even Thanksgiving and yet it’s feeling a lot like last winter- snow and perpetual sickness.

You know what I don’t find super fun? Having some awful flu like illness while pregnant and also caring for a toddler with the same symptoms. You know what makes it a lot better though? (Besides lots of help from my angelic mom and husband of course.) The complete and total confidence I now have that I’ve already given birth to the absolute best human and best future husband toddling the planet.

At what age do we stop looking heart-meltingly cute when sick and start looking like death? Hint: somewhere between 2 and 31.

At what age do we stop looking heart-meltingly cute when sick and start looking like death? Hint: somewhere between 2 and 31.

I feel like absolute crap and so does B but I am the adult so I’m supposed to rise above and put my self aside to care for my child. I’m trying my best but the crazy thing is B is beating me hands down. He is taking amazing care of me and bringing me to snotty tears on a daily basis.

He barely makes requests of me, has been playing tons on his own, and has generally been hassle free. The more wonderful part though is every time I cough (so every 20 seconds) he drops what he’s doing to run over and give me a kiss. Even in the middle of the night when I’m sure he’s sound asleep, he hears me cough and does this zombie-rise-up-thing to lean over and kiss me before his head hits the pillow once more.

Totally unrelated to and taken before the plague: B practices swimming like a shark. (Sorry not sorry about the Christmas decorations.)

Totally unrelated to and taken before the plague: B practices swimming like a shark. (Sorry not sorry about the Christmas decorations.)

He also constantly brings me animals and instructs me to cuddle them so I feel better, and he follows me around with honey and a water bottle at all times. Last night B had some tummy issues and I tried to coax him into eating toast by saying it helps my tummy feel better sometimes. Ever since he’s been demanding I eat toast so my tummy feels good.

I was telling my mom what a sweet kid he’s been and she said, “You know how he treats you is a pretty good indication of how he’ll treat his wife some day.” Now more than ever I am planning a strategy to make sure she doesn’t suck and is deserving, because that woman (likely now baby, toddler, or pre-fetus) is the luckiest lady alive (or soon to be alive.) Well, she will be some day. For now I’ll claim that title (if I could just kick this #*$&ing bug.)

Surreptitiously captured evidence of B walking over to the next table at Whole Foods because he wanted to know what "the pink one's" name was. So it begins.

Surreptitiously captured evidence of B walking over to the next table at Whole Foods because he wanted to know what “the pink one’s” name was. So it begins.

(That was even more unnecessary parenthesis than I usually use! The fever is eating my brain. (Yes I’m keeping it down with Tylenol per the advice of my OB. I’m not even going to talk about how much I regret Googling ‘fever during pregnancy.’))

This will have to do for a 16 week bump pic. You couldn't make a bump out anyways beneath the 3 layers of unwashed PJs I've been wearing this week.

This will have to do for a 16 week bump pic. You couldn’t make a bump out beneath the 3 layers of unwashed PJs I’ve been wearing this week anyways.

6 Responses to The cure for everything

  1. Ugh! Sick an pregnant sucks so bad :( And sick and toddler sucks so bad :( Also, that shark towel is really scary.

  2. We have our Christmas tree up too! I like to make the effort worth my while. So I insist on pre-Thanksgiving set ups.

    Hope you are all feelng better. Pregnancy and sickness is horrendous. Never knew how much I would appreciate ibuprofen until it became illicit.

  3. Uh oh! Poor you and poor B.. but wow, you are a lucky mama to have such a great little guy taking care of you. I think Lids needs to meet him because she deserves to be the future ‘luckiest lady in the world’! :)

    Hope you both feel better soon!

    (We have Christmas decorations up too and I am definitely NOT sorry to all those people that way to wait!! :P )

  4. Awww, hope you feel better soon!

    (We have our Christmas decorations up as well…it’s just too much work to put them up and take them down only a few weeks later.)

  5. Aw, I hope you feel better soon! How sweet about B bringing you toast… what a gentleman :)

  6. I hope you feel better soon! Your son is a sweetie. My son just learned how to say “Bless You” the best part is he even says it after I cough :)