Aubrey, Alaina, and I went to church and Sunday school on Sunday, and David and Jude went to the doctor. When we got home from church, Jude was asleep on the couch.
I took Jude back to the doctor Monday morning, and David stayed home with Aubrey and Alaina. Jude and I were gone for a couple of hours, and they did lots of tests at the doctor. Everything looked pretty normal, so they said he likely had a virus. We came home, and David went to work. The rest of the day was long. Jude was whiny and fussy all day. He took a nap in his room during rest time, but he wasn't any better when he woke up. Megan stopped by to pick up her freezer meals that I had cooked over the weekend. I had dinner going in the crockpot, and I put some potatoes in the oven. I then took the kids to church where David was teaching karate. David drove the kids home, and I went to a consignment preview sale. I took my time looking and found some cute things for the kids. It was nice to be out of the house. When I got home, everyone had eaten dinner, but Jude was still whining and I got stressed out again. I ate my dinner, and David took the kids for a walk for a change of scenery. I stayed home and enjoyed the quiet. We put everyone to bed when they got home. Sadly, we had another bad night.
When we got up on Tuesday, we called the doctor and told them that Jude wasn't any better. They said to watch him that morning and to bring him in for an x-ray that afternoon if he didn't improve. Well, wouldn't you know, he acted a lot more normal that morning! He still said his tummy hurt, but he wasn't crying and whining non-stop. I was pretty encouraged. We actually even did some school work to distract him.
When Jude woke up on Wednesday, he acted totally normal. He was playing, eating (a ton!), laughing, and not mentioning his stomach at all. David and I agreed that I'd watch him that morning and if he started complaining about his stomach at ALL, we'd call and get him an appointment. But he didn't! It was the strangest thing. After such an AWFUL evening the night before, it was like a switched was flipped and suddenly I had my happy child back. I was super thankful but almost afraid to fully exhale. We just hung out at home again.
|This little girl is my shadow. How dare I walk up the stairs without her??|
Things were still good on Thursday, so I knew we NEEDED to get out of the house. We got ready and went to Wal-Mart to get some school supplies. Taking the kids school supply shopping with me was kind of a mistake. They wanted everything and Alaina was screaming and I couldn't focus at all. I threw a few things in the buggy and decided that I would go back without them to finish out the list ;) After Wal-Mart, we ate lunch at McAlister's. It was pretty packed which always makes it tricky to navigate with all of the kids by myself. But I was still so happy to be out and about! When we got home, I put the kids down for their rest.
|I was even able to do my nails during rest time. Things were definitely looking up!|
There was another consignment sale that I wanted to go to on Friday, so my mom came over to keep the kids. Meanwhile, David and my brothers were at our old house getting the "last few things" out of there since we are renting it. I found some good stuff at the sale. Then I got in line. And stood there for over an hour. Oh my goodness, it was SO SLOW. When I finally got out of there and got home, my house was full! Of people and STUFF. My mom, dad, two brothers, and David were all there. And the kids, of course. And our house was a WRECK.
Saturday started out rough. The kids were just having a BAD day. One was throwing temper tantrum after temper tantrum and the others were just wild and not listening. David and I were about ready to run out of the house screaming by mid morning ;) We were also trying to get a lot done around the house because we were having his family over that night. We did manage to get a lot done! While the kids napped, I went to the grocery store. We cooked hamburgers that night, and David's parents, sister from Texas, and his mom's cousin came over. My mother-in-law's birthday was the next day, so we had a little celebration. It was fun!!