Wednesday, March 3, 2010

i spoke too soon

Remember how I complained in my last post about not getting fresh air for 3 days?  Well, I guess I should've kept my mouth shut.

Today will be 6 days.

Yes, SIX days trapped inside with not even a hint of fresh air.

I woke up Monday morning with a splitting headache, chills, body aches and a cough.  By Monday night I was throwing up.  I hate throwing up.  (Although with my last 2 pregnancies I threw up nonstop my first trimester - you'd think I'd grown accustomed to it.)  So my loving husband was gracious enough to get a substitute for Tuesday so he could stay home and take care of me and the kids (although it meant he had to go into his classroom late that night getting stuff ready and not come home 'til midnight!  What a man).  By last night I was running a fever of 102.2!

I knew I had a high fever because my eyeballs were hot.  Not kidding.  It was either my eyeballs or my inner eyelids because every time I closed my eyes, I felt like they were burning up.  It wasn't painful, just hot.  Have any of you ever had that?  I had never felt that before and was certain it was sign of impending death.

However, I woke up this morning - still alive.  Although I was drenched in sweat.  My fever must've broke last night because this morning I was back to normal.  Thank God!  Seriously, I prayed a lot last night that I would wake up feeling better because Chad couldn't take another day off of school and I knew I couldn't take care of 3 kids the way I was feeling.  So God took pity on me and answered my prayers.

So today is recovery day.  After a diet of Saltines and Sprite, my body isn't quite up to par.  I feel weak, but SO much better than the past few days.

On a side note, I've been doing some thinking...  since my blog name is French, shouldn't my blog have something frenchy about it?  So I'm going to add a new addition.  Every Friday will be deemed "French Friday" and I will teach my inquisitive, well-rounded audience something "frenchy" so you can go out into the world armed with extremely important French knowledge.  Okay, so maybe it won't be very important or useful knowledge, but fun nonetheless.

Are you up for it?


Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Love that idea! How clever, although it sounds like French Fry Day ;) And makes me crave french fries :)

I am sorry your eyeballs were hot, however that does super crack me up, I hope you're feeling much better!

peter marie said...

A French Friday sounds fabulous!

Glad you're feeling better today. That sounds pretty horrible. It seems like everyone has been some sort of sick lately!

Hope you can get some fresh air soon and that you're all up for MOPS on Friday! :_

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Oh no! Glad you are feeling better! I have to say I've never had the hot eyeballs experience, I can imagine that was quite disturbing :)

French Friday sounds super cool! You might have to do some video blogs in order to teach us proper pronunciation :)

Emily said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and I can't wait for French Fridays! We're going to Paris this spring and, trust me, I have A LOT to learn,!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Oui! Oui! I've been to see my brother 5 times and still know embarrassingly few words in French!
Can't wait! Can you teach me snarky insults? :)
I'm sorry you got SO sick! Thank goodness Chad helped you out! Hope you'll be feeling better and able to enjoy the sunshine soon! The 40's are coming...not my age...the temperature!

Qu'est-ce que c'est? said...

French Friday! I love it! I'm very excited and I'm glad you are feeling better. :)

juliemoo said...

Glad you are feeling better! And I always know I have a fever when my eyeballs are on fire. I've asked other people and they always give me a weird look so I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with burning eyeballs. :)

Amy Kramer said...

Sorry you were sick! That stinks. Glad you're on the mend. Well, being that you were really sick, maybe you lost enough baby weight to hop into a swimsuit and take your kids to a swimming pool... OH WAIT... YOU DID THAT MANY MONTHS AGO ALREADY, you skinny minny, you!!! :)

I am already looking forward to French Friday!!! Very creative. So creative in fact that I nominate YOU to come up with a clever name for my blog. I'm so un-original and boring. Any ideas??

une autre mère said...

Katie - McD's is actually paying me for "French Friday" in hopes it will cause french fry cravings. Glad it's working...

"Peter" - I hope to be at MOPS and hope you're there too, sinus girl!

Amy P- Video blogs + me = loss of followers. Especially how I was looking today... But maybe if I'm looking particularly good some day (not probable)... we'll see...

Emily - Oh, how I envy you. Maybe you'll have to do a guest post on French Friday when you come back from Paris!

Londa - Snarky? By all means! Do you know me to be anything but that? :)

Betsy - You will definitely be receiving questions from me for suggestions - maybe a guest post from you too?

Julie - So glad I'm not the only one with burning eyeballs! I truly thought I was flying solo there.

Amy K- This is by no means a reflection of you AT ALL, but the first thing I could think to rhyme with Kramer was "lamer." So... The Lamer Kramer? hee hee... Your blog is SO NOT LAME so please don't take that as an insult! TOTALLY KIDDING here! :) I'm really not very creative either (obviously), but if I think of anything cute and quirky, I'll let you know!

Elizabeth said...

Come on, get better! This is getting ca-ra-zy! I feel so badly for you sicky-sickersons. We missed you last night. Addie would have loved the craft so sweet Miss Jessica made her one to take home next week. (Clara was the only girl!)
And will you please call it "French Fry-day" That would be way cool.

This Heavenly Life said...

I am WAY up for French Friday. My husband's friends at his old office called him "Frenchie" since he knew a little French. I need to keep up :)