So before Lucy started school, Mondays were also referred to as “Reset Mondays” around here. The day to catch up on everything that fell by the wayside over the weekend while we were enjoying our family time together. A good day to just catch our breath and prepare for the week.
After last week, do we ever need to press the reset button around here!!!! Quick recap: After my post on Wednesday morning, Abby woke up from a little nap VERY SICK. I hesitate to use the word “lethargic” but she was as close as I have ever seen her. She was only wanting to sleep, had stopped wetting diapers (uh-oh) and was completely refusing to drink. (Second- big uh-oh.) I called my pediatrician, but thankfully while waiting on a call back, my mom held her for a few minutes and (expert retired medical professional that she is) immediately noticed her increased heart rate and fast breathing. We hightailed it to the ER in town and they confirmed that she was dangerously dehydrated. After a few tests, they determined she needed to stay overnight and once she got some fluids and rest, she began to bounce back a little. As soon as Daddy arrived back in town with us, she perked up a little and by the next day, I was fighting the bug myself while she was trying to climb her own IV pole!! Those little ones get sick VERY quickly. Much quicker than I realized. Thankfully, she also bounced back with the right medical care.. and by God’s grace. I’m so thankful she is okay and that my God-given mommy-instinct (coupled with my own mother’s advice) told us to get her some help, QUICK.
So after battling the bug myself (as did Lucy) we finally did make it home on Friday night. All four of us. With zero incidents along the way. We even stopped over in St. Simons Island for a little family fun for a couple hours, which we all needed!
Saturday we chilled, ran errands and enjoyed being home. Those kids of ours destroyed their playroom in record time. I guess being away from one’s toys will do that.
Today, I find myself staring down a very short week. I’m headed to a conference later this week so I have a TON to do. I’ll hopefully share more about this conference later this week, but it’s the type of thing I had to be convinced to sign up for five months ago and I am certain I would have been stressing about it if we hadn’t been so busy dealing with, you know, LIFE.
So today is a mix of carline, errands, LAUNDRY, finishing prep for closing out our ladies Bible Study tomorrow night, cleaning, coffee, packing, blah blah blah. But I have not forgotten!!!!
Time to announce the winner of the book giveaway!!!!
Thank you all for participating. I love doing book giveaways and I’m hoping to have another after this weekend–stay tuned!!!!
The winner of the “A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet” book by Sophie Hudson is:
Congrats Ashleigh!!!! You will enjoy this book. Send me an email with your address and I’ll drop it in the mail for you!