This day and this weekend, I tell ya'.... Ugh...
It all started on Friday, really. During Thursday me and Alexandra had been out walking in the pouring rain, and apparently that was not a good idea for me... Alexandra was fine! No worries there. But to me it was not so fine...
Because I got a cold. And not just any cold. But the cold from Hell...
I haven't been that knocked out from a cold before, I am not even joking. peting73
was a doll all weekend and took full responsibility for Alexandra so I could relax and try to heal up.
And I got it all.Stuffed nose. Stuffed throat. Stuffed ears... Stuffed everywhere!
And then on Sunday? I couldn't breath properly. Not even joking. It was really heavy and tough to get a breath. :-/
Now a wise person would have gone to the ER right away, right? Well. I am not so very smart. I am my fathers daughter. Eh... It'll pass. But it didn't. And at 2pm I gave up, and called
to get the car home (he was at a park with Alexandra) so I could go to the ER.
Did so. Stressed place that. I got a special inhaler thing there and it cleared it up. Almost, but I figured hey! I can BREATH! X-D So I left and got home with a stop to the drugstore to get more of the inhaler, since I got a recipe for it. :-)
Great right? Well not. Because after I'd been home for... an hour, maybe? It got back. I had trouble breathing again! So I used the inhaler I now had at home. Only worked for a min or so. I know I took it to much, four times in just an afternoon, but... I really really didn't wanna go back to the ER. Instead I went to bed. But as soon as I put my head on the pillow, my throat pretty much closed up. o.O Or so it felt like.
Yay. Back to the ER I went! And now, since I'd sorta overdosed on the inhaler I had at home, they couldn't give me the good stuff. Instead they gave me a ton of other stuff... and nothing worked! Until 4am in the morning, when finally enough time had passed and they could give me that thing again. I COULD BREATH! OMG! Such a feeling... They kept me there a few hours more for observation, threatening to keep me for a few days (over Midsummer? OH HELL NO!). But at 10:30am in the morning... I could FINALLY go home! I had even slept some! :-)
though. He stayed up until 4am Monday morning worried about me... Then had to get up at 5am and call his workmate to tell his mate he would not come in to work that day... and then Alexandra woke up at 6am... Ready for a new day!
To say he collapsed when I got home would be an understatement. :-P So we just lazed around all Monday pretty much. Doctors orders: Eat five of these pills each day for five days, use your inhaler four times a day for six days, drink plenty tea and water and RELAX! Oh, and those pills give you energy so take them all in the morning... And did we mention relax? *lol*
So that's what I did during Monday..
Fast forward to today, Tuesday.
Where I definitely did NOT follow the Doctors orders... o.O
Alexandra woke up at 6:15am, of course... Not all bad, since I had to start laundry at 7am sharp. So up we went, and got new diaper and both of us dressed. Sorted laundry (A LOT!) and found the baby carrier so I could carry all the laundry and Alexandra down stairs to the basement where our laundry room is. (Alexandra who now weighs about 9 kilos, I might add... HEAVY!) Got down stairs just in time and started two loads of laundry, carried Alexandra up stairs and got morning porridge in her... or so I thought since she was in a MOOD and threw it around, so she only got half if it in her belly. Then we went downstairs to the basement, this time carrying the diaper bag and Alexandra and changed the loads and got the clean stuff in the drier. Then we went to Open Preschool that had their last day today before summer vacations and all that + Midsummer celebration for kids all ages. So we got to our usual bus-stop. Just to find out the quick bus is canceled during summer. Crap. So another buss and off we go.
At this point, it's only 9am.
We got to the Midsummer celebration just in time! Got a message from peting73
saying he might get home early from work since he is not totally OK. So I texted him back telling him all the stuff I'd been doing in the morning, sorta proud!
Got back kinda Oh woe is me, I can not be sick, everything is always worse for you, sorry I might destroy our midsummer-vacation-trip-thing, since I just about puked during breakfast-break at work...
So I called him up and we dealt with misunderstanding.
Got nice strawberries and ice cream at the Midsummer-celebration at Open Preschool and then we went home!
Dealt with laundry so everything was hanging up to get dry or in the dryer.
Up to the apartment and getting more food in Alexandra. Then peting73
came home, went straight to bed, still in a mood and not feeling to great.
Took a seat in the couch. Alexandra asleep for two hours (!).
Down to get the laundry. A bit late, so the next person is already there, but she was fine with me being late. Lovely woman!
Folded and got all the laundry ready and then carried all that plus Alexandra in the baby carrier upstairs! (PHEW!)
It's 4pm at this point.peting73
all mopey, food what, don't wanna cook don't wanna do anything...
So I got all the flowers drenched in water so they'll be fine while we are gone and then set to preparing dinner while I told peting73
to go shop baby-food since we'll need it during our trip. I can't cook baby-food for Alexandra then.
5pm I feed Alexandra and 5:30pm peting73
comes home. Now annoyed he didn't get food BEFORE going grocery shopping. *FACE-PALM!* He is still feeling sick. He goes to lay on the couch after dinner. Me I deal with Alexandra and trying to get all the clothes that I'd folded put away.
Success with half of it! Then time to get Alexandra a bath so she'll be clean and nice for trip. peting73
still on couch slightly sick don't wanna...
Right! Me do! And does so successfully at 6:30pm. Alexandra loves it! So she gets a long bath and then her pajamas on + diaper and then she sits in peting73
's lap a bit while I prepare her evening porridge. She eats well, but is very tired. peting73
still on couch. Now asleep. AGAIN!
Nature calls for me just when Alexandra is done, prompting a HUGE bout of crying from Miss mini_viking
up so he deals with her for a bit until I can again. I take Alexandra with me and let her fall asleep in my lap and take a breather.
What a day!
And tomorrow? Tomorrow we are finally going on that trip! :-D Because now peting73
is fine. :-) Whatever sickness he got it passed during the day, so this evening? Fine. So there will be a trip tomorrow.
Plan is set and will go as follow...
- Tomorrow: Drive to my aunts for the HUGE family gathering / Pre-Midsummer party she arranges every single year! There'll be around 25-30 people there or so, all of us related in one way or another to each other or married into the family. :-) (2 hour drive.)
- Then drive on for 3 hours more to a small city where we'll stay at the main hotel and sleep.
- 21st, Midsummer Eve: We'll get up when Alexandra wakes up and drive on towards peting73s best friend for another... Maybe 4 hour drive or so? And then celebrate Midsummer's Eve with him and his family and some more friends! We'll sleep at theirs that night.
- 22nd, Midsummer Day: We'll spend some more time with peting73s best friend and his family, before we leave. Drive for about 4 hours or so and then stay in another city this time and stay at one of their hotels and spend the night there.
- 23ed: Wake up with Alexandra. Get ready and drive home the last 4 hours on the road...
It'll be an interesting experience for sure to make such a huge trip with Alexandra... But we've prepared as much as possible, so I am quite confident it'll be fine. She don't mind going in the car, and I'll bring toys and such for her to play with, not to mention plenty food and water. :-) So I am quite hopefull for the trip. And it'll be great to meet everyone of course! :-D
Right. I should go to bed. It's quite the day we have ahead of us tomorrow!HAVE A GREAT MIDSUMMER IF YOU CELEBRATE IT, PEOPLE! This entry is crossposted between LJ and DW. Comment where you are comfortable.