Attack of the Stomach Bug

Hi friends!

What a whirlwind of a week it has been!

It started last week, with Ella getting a nasty stomach bug.  Originally, I had thought it was just a reaction to her vaccines from her doctor appointment a few days prior — but she seemed to be okay, just really nasty diapers and a low fever.  After a few days, she was back to normal, and I didn’t think anything else of it — in fact, talking with a friend who was going through the same thing with her 2 year old, we were chalking it up to teething and that was it.

Ahh, well — fast forward to Saturday night.  A sudden and powerful migraine came over me, and I wasn’t feeling like…myself.  Tossed and turned all night, finding myself going back and forth to the bathroom.  Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty — and somehow, someway, I managed to get the nasty bug too.

Before Ella, I used to get bitter when I was ill — thinking and saying that “I didn’t have time to get sick.”  Oh what time does to you…. I thought I was too busy before to get sick?  Getting sick while having a 2 year old is just physically impossible — yet it isn’t. And it happened. And, it was exhausting.

Yet, despite the exhaustion and just overall “gross”-feeling, it still managed to be great couple of days laying low with my little girl.  We still went on walks, but replaced our workouts with a few more Tinkerbell movies. We still had tickle-fests and made cookies, but Mom laid off the cookies and tried to stomach toast instead.  We even had some accomplishments: we can name each alphabet letter in our flashcards and we learned the entire “Little Einsteins” song in only a short amount of time hearing it.  You can check out the cute video of this on our Facebook page here. 🙂

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I guess my point is, even when you’re feeling like utter crap, there’s still some sort of sunshine to bring you up.  Sometimes, you just have to search for it — to wade through all of the negative to find the beam of light to boost your mood.  And, truth is — when you start to act like you feel better, you actually do feel better.  If you physically smile, then your brain — and in this case, stomach — smiles too.

We are feeling better, for sure.  I’m hoping that one more day of “rest” is what the doctor would have ordered if I actually went to the doctor.

Hope everyone is having a great start of their week! 🙂

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