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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Lost Week

The week is going down in my pregnancy hall of fame as "the lost week."

I'm not even sure where the time has gone!

The past 72 hours have been spent with me sick, on the couch, with a stomach bug or maybe food poisoning. Only, we didn't realize that's what it was until AFTER my weekly dr appointment when he guessed a bladder infection and had tests run for that (I had been running a fever with chills/sweats for about 48 hours.)

Fun.

Too bad the stomach virus part didn't come on until the moment we stepped in the door from the hospital! Luckily, it was before I started an antibiotic or even got the test results back.

I'm not full of complaints, surprisingly. I have alot to be rejoicing over right now, such as:

1.) Baby Grace is officially head down!

2.) Her slight deceleration in heart rate that the dr noticed at the last appointment wasn't there this time, so he guessed she just got excited and then simmered down at the last appointment!

3.) My Classical Arabic teacher delivered her baby yesterday...yay! Except she's two weeks behind me! How did that happen? And why isn't my baby in my arms yet?

(I Joke, I joke! Grace can stay in as long as she needs to get healthy, have strong lungs, and get plenty plump!)

4.) Politically, things have simmered down here. There's still things going on but it isn't nearly as "exciting," as it was 3-4 weeks ago!

5.) And here's the big one folks....

WE GOT OUR VISAS!!!!!!

This means our 2- 2 1/2 hour car trip to the hospital is effectively cut down to 45 minutes to an hour!

Praise God!

They came in 2-4 weeks early and couldn't come at a better time. We are so grateful, and so excited.

6.) We got a care package in the mail today from a group of women in Lebanon, TN- stocked full of muffin mixes, Mac N Cheese (I'd been craving this for weeks!) bacon bits, and pepperoni! It's the little things, folks.

*Sigh* Pepperoni. I haven't had real pepperoni in...well, I'm not sure how long. 6 months? I think a friend here served us pizza with real pepperoni on it a couple of months ago, but I couldn't be a hyena and pick them all off greedily.

Now, I can.

Be Prepared.

(anyone else hear the song from the Lion King in their head when they think of hyenas? No? Just me? Okay, carry on.)

7.) We got our car seat installed, contact list made, and hospital bags packed. We have to take them with us every time we go over the border now, just in case we need to stay over there! So surreal!

So, despite being ill and not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, I have much to be thankful for.

I even have a belly picture for 36 weeks, but, seeing as I haven't loaded it on the computer yet, you'll just have to wait.

Curious? Just look at my profile picture, and imagine a much larger, much puffier Brittney with a watermelon stuffed under my shirt.

Perfect.

6 comments:

Emily said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well! We will be praying that things get better soon! So happy to hear that you got your visas...that is a very huge deal!! Praise God! Hang in there...I know it seems like forever when you are in it, but you are on the home stretch! Believe it or not, the puffy does subside rather quickly. I wouldn't lie to you about that! Keep drinking plenty of water...even though running to the restroom is a pain...it will make a difference with both the bladder infection and the puffiness! If you are on an antibiotic, that could be what is making you stomach sick...they are tough on the digestive tract. Something bready, but low in salt is a good idea...pita or pita chips work nicely. Watch the salt...you don't want to add to the puffy! Love from the Vargas Clan!

Cara said...

I most heartily concur about the pepperoni!

Way to go, baby Grace, for getting in the right position! :D

I love #3 - very sweet. And soon and very soon she will be! :)

Amber said...

Bummer on the flu/tummy virus :( But yay for all the other things! A head down baby, visas, etc. Crazy how fast the time seems to be going! You'll have a baby in your arms before you know it!

Jessica said...

So glad to hear about your visas! It has to be a load off your mind

Rachel and John said...

I'm sorry you were sick. That must have sucked! Let me know when my package gets there! I sent it by air, but I didn't pay to have it tracked so I have no idea where it is! Hopefully it safely makes its way to you. I really hope it gets there before Grace arrives!

Chelsea said...

Hahaha! I am totally cracking up! my sister and I always sing BE PRE-PARRRRRRED! We know no other way of saying it!

So glad you got your visa and now it is time to get better and get Grace here!