Obviously, a recap is in order around here. I had left the building for quite some time and now I'm back in full swing.. preparing for the birth of this baby girl. (who, by the way, will be joining our family NEXT monday, August the 10th - yes, it's crazy that you can plan these things) Let me first start off by saying that - having beat the LICE outbreak, nearly quitting my job, and the endless financial struggles... I officially topped all that off and kicked my own ass last week. Last Sunday morning was the start of a very, very, extremely long and difficult week for me, Scott, and this baby. That Sunday was the start of a five-day episode of the most horrific fever I've ever encountered. Now, to simply say "fever" would not do this sickness justice. It went from 99, to 98.7, to 103 and back, for DAYS and DAYS on end. It baffled countless Doctors and nurses, left me curled up in fits of sweat, chills, tears, anger, more tears, and intense pain. At one point they quarantined the hospital and put me on my own floor and labelled me as having the Swine Flu. That's right. The. Swine. Flu. I will go ahead and spare you from listening to me whine and moan about the 700 different invasive procedures, monitoring, sleeplessness, and pure misery that I was put through... and I'll just summarize by saying that I have never in my life been so sick. That being said, I am healed! - And now thoroughly freaked out/excited/nervous that I'm being induced this time next week and all of the anticipation of seeing this baby will finally be realized.
Oh, did I mention that said job just informed me that we're receiving a 4% paycut, effective immediately? Yah, add that to my list of "why I should quit after maternity leave". The list is quite long now. If my vocabulary was a little bit more vulgar, I'd find 400 different ways to say, "bite me"... but, honestly, I'm just too darn exhausted.
As always, thank you for the love and support that you bloggies provide me...
Everything. Will. Be. Okay.