Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

What a crazy weekend we had! It started not too pleasantly with Emersyn's stomach bug on Friday night but by mid afternoon Saturday she was feeling much better. My day of productivity that I had planned for weeks was not a success though, except for Brett. He completely cleaned out and reorganized our garage which looks amazing now. He also did some work in our backyard. I had planned on deep cleaning the house in preparation for Easter and my parents visit. This didn't happen as planned until later so I ended up staying up until 1am.

Easter morning we woke up and Ems went downstairs to find her Easter basket which I always put by the front door. We didn't get any pictures but it was really cute. There wasn't much in it, this year I just didn't go too crazy, but I put some stickers, flash cards, pots & pans, and her little Bible that we had already given her a couple weeks ago but was intended to go in her Easter basket. It was so funny when she found the Bible in the basket. She pulled it out, looked at it, and goes..."uh...whoopsie!!". Either she figured out that the Easter bunny regifted the Bible that she already had or she thought it was accidentally in there. Maybe you had to be there but it was a really cute moment.

We had a fun leisurely morning since our church service didn't start until 11am. I couldn't stop thinking about how next Easter we would have TWO kiddo's to take pics of and get ready. And when Emersyn threw a fit over getting her hair done, I was so thankful that this baby is a boy. Only one little girl to get ready on Sunday mornings sounds pretty good to me. :)

While I finished getting ready, Brett took some pictures of Ems in her Easter attire.

Emersyn never likes new shoes...they always freak her out when she walks in them but she gets over it.....eventually. She would wear Crocs every day if I let her. And I do most of the time. :)

Apparently Emersyn thinks taking pictures is boring. :)

Looking for the Easter bunny.

Trying to negotiate wearing these shoes instead of her new Saltwater sandals.

I wanted to get a little crafty for Easter and make the table look festive. This proved to be a challenge given the fact I only had a couple days notice. I had made those flower puffs for Brett's grandma's birthday a couple weekends ago, and decided to make the napkin ring version for Easter using leftover tissue.

Do you want to know why I have an amazing husband? Because after working his buns off ALL day on Saturday, he let me work on these for over an hour while he cleaned up the downstairs. He totally could have been frustrated that he was having to do all this cleaning while I was sitting and doing something that wasn't exactly necessary but he knows that a pretty table makes me happy so he enabled me to make it that way. I like him. A lot.

We had a great Easter dinner with ten adults and two kids.

After dinner Uncle Brock did an Easter Egg hunt for the girls. Ems LOVED it!

Emersyn opened one of her eggs and a bunch of jelly beans fell out. "VITAMINS" she yelled with the utmost joy. Ha ha. She loves her gummy bear vitamins and must have thought the Easter Bunny hooked her up. :)

We had a lovely Easter holiday and I was thankful to have it in my home. Emersyn also was feeling 100% better which made my heart happy.

Yesterday morning I woke up and didn't feel very well. I had that pit in my stomach that says that all is not right with the digestive system, if you get what I mean. I threw up and was pretty confident that I had caught whatever Emersyn had. I was so thankful that I wasn't sick on Easter though. I threw up probably once and hour and just felt horrible. I looked online about being pregnant with the stomach flu and there were many cautions of dehydration and how dangerous it is for the baby. At about 2pm I told Brett that I thought I was getting dehydrated because I couldn't keep anything down and wasn't retaining any liquids. He took me to an urgent care where I waited 30 min. just to find out that they couldn't treat me there because they don't have IV's... FAIL. Then we went to an ER where they escorted me up to Labor and Delivery (which FREAKED me out initially) and I was put into a triage room to be treated. The dr. that saw me was a young guy, and the resident on call. He examined me and said that judging by the moist surface of my eyes that I was well hydrated. I was totally feeling silly for coming in at that point. Then the nurse came and took a urine sample and then came back with an IV of fluids and said that according to the sample, I was off the charts dehydrated and it was a good thing that I came in. I was glad to hear that in a way, rather then having wasted an entire day seeking treatment for a condition that didn't exist. Because I was so dehydrated, the nurse couldn't find a vein to stick my IV into so she called in an anesthesiologist. It took them SEVEN pokes to get a vein that would work. I originally thought it was six but then I was counting holes this morning and there are seven. My arms look really pretty today, needless to say. They even tried the tops of both of my hands too. I wasn't frustrated though, I believe they knew what they were doing and they were SO apologetic but it was really painful.

I got two bags of fluid, some anti-nausea medication and then got sent home at about 7pm. My MIL came and picked up Emersyn from the hospital and took her home for the night which was a blessing. She's still over there playing while I get some rest and try to get ready for my parents visit on Friday! I feel really good today though thankfully but am trying not to overdo it as I have a tendency to do when I feel better right away. I missed Bible Study this morning which I hate doing but I made myself stay in bed until 9:30. I woke up pretty alert at 7:30 like normal but knew I needed the extra rest. I remember the days of sleeping in until 11 and not batting an eye. That is not the case anymore.

Everett is kicking up a storm. I told Brett that he is my little Riverdancer, or at least that's what his movements feel like. It's reassuring to feel him in there and I just know he is the sweetest little boy already.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday!!!


Sherrie said...

Patti-I am so glad that you are okay. It is so scary when you are pregnant and ill. Know that you can always call me to get Ems if you are in a situation like that again :) My offer is open to help you prepare your house for guests. Get some rest, drink plenty of fluids and get feeling better! ~S

MiMi said...

Sherrie is ALWAYS so sweet!

MiMi said...

That is so funny... Everett David Riverdancing in your Tummy! Well let me tell you, You were a Riverdancer too in my Tummy too!