Thursday, February 16, 2012

Current Reading # 2

A Birthday, Valentine's Day & 'The Plague.'

My green girl with her Ribbet 

Here we are on Thursday and this is the first chance I have had to post about Big Daddy's birthday and also Valentine's Day. One of the reasons for this is we have been sick, sick, SICK in this house.

Sunday was Grant's birthday and instead of greeting him to breakfast in bed and excitable gift opening in the morn he was greeted with 2 very sick girls and a day filled with vomit buckets (TMI?), laundry and general care of Avie and myself. Now, I hate being sick (who doesn't?) but I am a particularly prickly patient when nauseous. I had very real moments on Sunday of preferring labour to a 24 hour stomach bug. Puking at 30 weeks pregnant is not fun. The only thing worse than being sick is when your child is; the helplessness is maddening and as always, I am so thankful to have such a wonderful partner who spent his 32nd birthday looking after us.

Sickness aside, Grant got to open his gifts; a painted canvas from Avalon, and a new shirt from Etsy (it's purple, it has a guitar on it) from me- both were a hit! Avalon had made him a card too so all in all the day was not lost, despite being housebound with a rain check on lunch at Cau and settling for watching The Debt on the box.

The masterpiece.

cards... cards... cards

It took Avalon and I a couple of days to start to feel better so this week has been pretty much a right off- couch bound and hanging out, bathing and nursing and watching way too much Cbeebies.

Tuesday was St. Valentines Day, and of course Grant had to work so we looked forward to a dinner courtesy from COOK. I probably should have put my domestic goddess hat on but their Salmon & Asparagus Gratin is lush and I cannot compete- it was a lovely treat.We started the morning in a beautiful way; 3 in the bed- exchanging cards and gifts, Avalon thought it was Christmas again, and yes she told us so.

I got Grant a herb box from Plantabox, personalised with 'Big Daddy's Herbs' on the side... I will take a photo when it is all set up and growing lovelies. I received a gift certificate for the Relaxation Rooms, which I will use before baby arrives. Avalon and I also received cards from a 'secret admirer' in the post, funnily enough I think I recognised the handwriting!

We have spent the rest of the week couch surfing,colouring and cancelling plans with friends. Today is Thursday and the girl has gone 'downhill' again. I hate to see her like this. Here's to her getting well for the weekend, it is a big one. We have a pirate party to attend on Saturday and a scavenger hunt on Sunday.