Well, that nice peaceful Saturday ended with my succumbing to the stomach bug that has been going through our house! There should definitely be a rule that moms cannot get sick!
Finding a positive spin on that night was a little bit difficult! I was trying to be thankful that the virus was temporary...I really don't know how people get through illnesses that last for months or years!
I was also thankful for my family who all stepped up and helped me. Jay got up and walked Luke back to sleep when he was crying and couldn't understand why mommy had to spend time in the bathroom instead of laying in bed with him! Michael heard me getting sick at midnight and came in to ask if I needed anything. Sarah heard me getting sick at 3am and got out of bed to ask if I needed anything and changed Kate who was just starting to wake up. All day Sunday I was a lump on the couch, still super nauseaus. Jay fed the kids, took care of the baby, did lots of laundry, and took care of Michael who started getting sick in the afternoon! The other kids all got along together and kept Luke occupied and happy most of the day. Despite feeling awful, I couldn't help but feel grateful for my family.(Hopefully this memory will come into my head the next time they are all at each other's throats and I'm ready to run away!!!..Since it's vacation week I'm sure I will have an opportunity!)
Thankfully, I am feeling much better today and able to eat again. And, hey....the one thing to be thankful for after having a stomach virus? Losing a fast 5lbs!....it's better to think positive, right!?!:)