I guess I spoke too soon, I was not sparred the horror of this illness but seem to be on the road to recovery. I still don't believe that we have swine flu but Sean has to be tested for it before he is allowed to return to work, so I'll know more when that test comes back. Of all of us my symptoms are closer to it since I started with a head cold, however I only had a mild fever of 100.5 and that didn't last long at all.
The following description of my symptoms maybe too much information for some people so if you are squeamish stop reading now (You can start again at the next paragraph is you want). Between the hours of 10pm and 2am I experiences the most violent vomiting and diarrhea (simultaneously) than I have ever experience in my life. I have done a lot of vomiting in my life (from anxiety) and have always prided myself on my ability to vomit discretely (so much so that people in the same room have not noticed). Well whoa nelly I woke up the baby each and every time!
Poor Sean. Colin is a bit of a mama's boy so it was a little bit hard on him to not have me tend to him. THANK GOD, we started weaning his nighttime feedings. By 4am (the goal time for last night) I was feeling well enough to nurse. Honestly, I'm sure breastfeeding has been what has prevented him from becoming more sick. Of all of us he has fared the best, and while he still has some nasty smelling farts he seems to be healthy. I do think my supply is down and he seems a little frustrated by that but I'm staying hydrated and trying to drink ensure to keep my calories up. I'm not sure we will make it to the goal time tonight since I'm pretty sure he hasn't eaten as much as he normally does (complected by the fact that he is also refusing to eat much solid food) but that is okay, it will have me get my supply back up to where it should be.
Now for something totally unrelated:
Julie asked about the flash cards hanging off the stroller in the previous posts picture. My mom got those for us for train rides in Switzerland so I'm not sure if they are from what you are referring to but I don't think so. They are rhyming flash cards (you're looking at the rhyming words on the backside of the card), and are meant for much older children, but the front has the word and a picture (airplane in the card you can see). Colin really enjoys playing with them and having them read to him. They normally live in the car but I quick threw them on the stroller in case he got bored (and promptly forgot they were there.) So no, my intent is not to teach Colin how to read early (although I wouldn't mind if it has that effect, Sean read at age 3 so it is possible he will read early too.) We also use the baby signing time flash cards. I think he likes the novel way they move related to each other (compared to his books) so it keeps him entertained. Plus these cards have different colors so sometimes we pull out "all the red ones" and read those as a way to mix it up.
Also yes, I do realize I have a monster child compared to Sam and Ben (although in his defense it isn't a fair comparison they were preemies!). The Jones girls grow 'em big I guess! Lukas was 2inches longer and 3lbs heavier at this age! I actually was in the mall in a baby store behind another child and the mom and I got to doing the "how old is your baby?" conversation. When I told her 8 months her jaw hit the floor, come to find out her daughter was 9 months and much smaller than Colin (I would have guessed she was 5/6 months TOPS!) so it was my turn for my jaw to drop. Made me wish I wasn't shoving O's in Colin's mouth at that moment.