January 13, 2012

...And Tired

Sick. Sick and tired of being sick. Yes, sir. That's what I am.

And that's what we are... again.

I don't think we have ever had so many illnesses in such a short period of time. Since moving in we have had Strep Throat, Whooping Cough, Strep Throat - again, stomach flu, and now a nasty, nasty cold. Sore throat, cough, headache, fever... The poor baby has had a fever for days and holding him in my arms feels like I'm hugging a hot water bottle to my chest. Back when I said I hoped we wouldn't catch the plague, I was just kidding. Now, I'm not so sure it's a joke.

The doctor sent us away saying I was doing everything that should be done, and apparently I knew what I was doing, "so go home and keep doing it." Fine.

To top it all off, I seem to have caught new-mom-itis. I didn't think I could catch that after having six kids, but it seems this special malady can strike even those of us that are old hands at the mom business. I guess I can add that to the list.

(By the way, did you notice what I just did there? If you are an old hand at the mom business I just lumped you in with me. It made me feel better. Thank you for making me feel better.)


Christine said...

I hope you all feel better soon. It sounds like a sad way to spend a winter. And it seems like I get new-mom-itis with every baby...like today when I was bothering the doctor about cradle cap and the color of the baby's poop.

Lisa said...

Oh, wow, you guys. I'm so sorry this has been a sick year. :o( We had that in one of the houses we moved into... And this may sound kuku, but have you had the house blessed yet??

And "new baby-itis"? I'm cured by my grandbaby! And it's lovely being on the other side, gotta say... ;0)

Anonymous said...

This is just too much!!! When I first read the title...'and tired', it made me think of Bill Cosby. Do you remember his routine where he said that with his mom, 'and tired' always followed 'sick'. He got in trouble when his mom said to him,"I'm just sick..." and Bill filled in "and tired..." Yikes, look out, Bill! Anyway, I'm sorry you are so tired. I am torn between wishing I could be there to help and wanting to stay as far away as possible. Forget I said that, I love you, I'd be there if I could...Genny has a cold and she thinks she got it from Annie over the phone. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

AnchorMama said...

Yes, Mom. Bill Cosby is the very reason I used that title.:)