A Little Ray of Sunshine

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Type A Influenza

Not only have I nothing to say, except whining, but even if I did it wouldn't be coherent. My husband and my dad got it nearly simultaneously, Dad in spite of a flu shot. He was in the hospital for a pacemaker at the time he got sick. Lucky Mom. Dad is an ornery patient. He's hme now, pacemaker sucessful and the worst of the flu past. And, thus far, Mom is the only one who hasn't caught the flu. I got it after my husband, and the boys after me. They have both had flu shots, though my husband and I had not.
I even canceled lessons for this week, which means I will have to make them up next week, which is spring break for my husband and which I really wanted to have off.
So, I'll see you all in a few more days.
Oh, I now have an answer to what is worse than dirty diapers and morning sickness. I could have lived without that!


  • At 7:39 PM, March 08, 2006, Blogger Serena said…

    I can be pretty slow sometimes and today is the first time I knew you have a blog. I saw the link on Joelle's. I also see that you have another blessing on the way. Congratulations!
    Fresh papaya sounds great for morning sickness. B-6 really helps, too, but is better if you start it as soon as you know you are pregnant and even better if you start it before. Milk Thistle is great for pregnancy nausea. It supports the liver. I found that eating small amounts every time I started feeling hungry or nauseous really helped, too. It looks like you and my daughter, Arielle, are pretty close in due dates. She is due about the middle of October. I think you should like midwives better than a doctor, but ones working with doctors would be too interventive and medical for this lady. Of course, my last 3 babies I didn't have any medical assistance and they were my best births, even though my 2 sons were my hardest. I have a birth story online for my next to last birth if you want to see it. It is here.

    I'll definitely be getting a link up. It looks like we've been blogging about the same amount of time, so happy blogging anniversary!

    Love and shalom,

  • At 9:50 PM, March 08, 2006, Blogger BoysMom said…

    You sound very much like a dear friend of mine. Do please be careful with the unassisted home births, though. Her family nearly lost her and their youngest baby, and it was only how fast the ambulence was able to get there that saved them both. They have five children, and all but the baby were born at home.
    I had a doctor for my first two and liked him very much. He was very hands-off. He caught baby, gave baby to me, stitched me up, and then after Daddy gave baby his Leboyer bath, and baby was all dried and tidy by Daddy's loving hands, the doctor did the weigh/measure stuff, and then I got baby back. So if the midwives will do likewise, I'll be pleased.
    My husband is not comfortable with a home birth, and, after what has happened to two friends necessitating emergency hospital trips, (the one unassisted, the other with a midwife at home, baby got his shoulder stuck and she ended up with an emergency c-section) neither am I. It seems like a really great idea until something goes wrong. Of course, most of the time, nothing does. I'm a bit paranoid, though. It runs in the family, both sides.
    Anyway, I have not figured out how to do the links thing, so thus I do not link to anyone. At least I finally made some changes to the page colors, but I haven't finished with that.

  • At 9:47 AM, March 11, 2006, Blogger Serena said…

    Links are not quite as hard as you might think. If you will go to one of our blogs that have links and in the browser click on view. Then click on page source. Study the html for that page for a little and find where the links are done. You can even copy and paste from it to your own template and then eliminate the ones you don't want, but it is a lot less work that way. You just put them in your template the way you see them on the page source that you are looking at. If you still have questions after trying that, then I will be glad to give you more specific directions. I just know that you are really smart and if you know what I just told you, you will figure it out right away. That is how I've even figured out how to change the template on our blogs - by studying other people's html in their page source and comparing it with mine.

    If your husband is not for home birth, then you need to do what you are. I know the risks with home birth, but I also know too much about hospital birth and it is no guarantee. In fact, I consider there to be greater risks there with all the interventions. I just don't like to fight to get a good birth while laboring and that would make it a bad birth. I've had the stuck baby, a face birth and my last birth had me really crying out for a little and when we called and asked for prayer, whatever it was resolved and my almost 12 pound son was born shortly afterwards. I suspect his head was not positioned properly. I just know what G-d has led me to do. That is all I encourage anyone else to do. Seek Him and find out what He wants for you. He does not work the same in all our lives. I hope you will have a wonderful birth, no matter what.
    Love and shalom,

  • At 10:57 AM, March 31, 2006, Blogger Retired Geezer said…

    Mrs. Geezer and I don't get Flu shots anymore. The only time we did, about 4 years ago, we got the flu. We marvel at the fact that we are blessed with pretty good health, while our friends, young and old, are always getting sick.


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