March 30, 2011

The Week in Blurry Cell Phone Pics

It's been a rough week. This year I've had more colds than ever before in my life. When I look through pictures of the last year, I can help but think, 'That's when I felt deathly ill' or 'That's when I had a stomach virus' or 'That's when I could barely get out of bed.' I've been telling friends, 'I promise I'm not a hypochondriac, I am really just actually sick again.' I'm told that's par for the course when you have a little one; they catch germs and pass them on to mama through copious amounts of smooches. But I don't know, this seems a little over the top. I'm going to try some all-natural immune-building stuff to see if that helps. 

This past week has been the worst; I've been fighting extreme fatigue (the kind that no amount of sleep can assuage) and on Saturday morning I woke up with stabbing pains in my lungs. On Sunday morning I went to the E.R. because I still had them and I was diagnosed with pleurisy, which is a bacterial infection in the lungs. Then, on Monday, I fell down my friggin' stairs. I was so concentrated on protecting Tessa, who was in my arms, that I fell like a ton of bricks right on my tailbone. 

The great irony of my life is that when I need sleep the most I can't get it. Yesterday, after tossing and turning all night, I woke up feeling like an 85-year-old woman on barbiturates so I called my mom and asked her to please take Tessa for the day. My mom is great and so she did. And I lay in bed all day reading this addictive book, and then swiped Nekos up for work and he and I ended up having the most perfect impromptu dinner date at Whiskey Kitchen. I am on the mend, I do believe! 

Here are some crappy Blackberry pics of my little superstar (a.k.a. the perfect antidote to any sickness) this past week. 

Playing with my eyelash curler and headbands. 
Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.
Jessica Seinfeld's spaghetti pie -- so dang good. Nekos says, "Best spaghetti ever." 
Tess liked it too, even though it had broccoli and carrots in it. 
Tess sleeping on me. Kill me now, I am in heaven. 
In her beloved swing, wearing her new outfit from Aunt Molly. 
Playing with my makeup. Not trying to push anything on her prematurely
because I don't care if she's the tomboy of all tomboys, but it appears I may
have a girly-girl on my hands. 
Hope you are all having great weeks! I have a cool DIY coming up, and this Friday my "style" is going to be featured on one of my favorite blogs, so I can't wait to share with you guys.


2 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you are going through it. I was just saying the other day how I think that this year was one of the worst years for colds and sicknesses. I swear everyone was sick ALL year long!
    I do hope you get better soon. It's so hard to be sick with a little one around.

    P.S.- I have the same Anthro duvet cover. love it!

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  2. That is so scary about the lung pains! I hope you are feeling better now. I am SUPER-sick right now, and have been moping around feeling sorry for myself. But I suppose I'm lucky, this is the first time all year (miraculously). ps I promise I'm going to start getting her books or something next year...baby clothes are just so dang cute!

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