Thursday, July 29, 2010


My trip to Urgent Care on vacation was followed by a middle of the night ER visit and another Urgent Care visit a few days later. Capping it off was a 16 hour trip home (we decided to do it in one day) and another doctor visit which resulted in ENT draining an abscess near my tonsils. I may be on the mend thanks to super strong antibiotics and the occasional narcotic but decided to escape the house and flew with Josie to Ohio. My excuse was for her to meet the extended family but since most are on vacation together this week elsewhere, the real reason is to have my parents-in-law watch Josie while I rest. And so far so good - she was a gem on the plan (man, it is EASY to travel with one almost 9 week-old) and I went straight back to bed this morning after I fed her while Bill and Debi took her on a walk.

Vacation photos to come once I'm back home (flight back early Saturday) and hopefully I'll be recovered enough to resume "normal" activities. But I've promised myself no more crazy busy plans while on maternity leave. I'm going to rest, see if I can get a breastfed baby on a schedule (yeah, right but advice welcome) and only focus on the most pressing matters. Let's see if I can keep to that promise.


H said...

I'm going to make you keep that promise and I'm going to tap my foot and give dramatic sighs if you pull any more stunts like this. You need to listen to your body-taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of the rest of the gang!

I finally caught up with Erica today- her husband's ER visit a couple weeks ago was due to an abcess on his tonsils and it had been let go too long and really dangerous! the next time you have a sore throat, we are dealing with it sooner!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I absolutely agree 100% with you - do nothing on maternity leave but rest and bond with Josie (and the twins).

But don't you hate it when our bodies tell us we're not Superwoman?!

I also tend to get sick as a signal to slow down... usually mine start with headaches though and that's enough for me because I can't function if my head's not clear :) (control freak!)

Enjoy your time resting at your in-laws.

jerseygirl77 said...

I'm glad you're on the mend. You might look into The Baby Whisperer's "E-A-S-Y method" for getting Josie on a schedule. Email me if you want more info...