Wow. What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been.
Shortly after my last real update, I came down with a wicked migraine (I think? I'm not prone to them, but it was definitely more than a headache) followed up by a stomach bug that combined left me pretty much incapacitated for a good four days.
Just a few days after I recovered my best friend came to visit. Oh, I love her so. An auntie who indulges them in book-after-book is certainly well-loved by the little ones too. Her visit was not nearly long enough.
The evening she left Sprout was fussing as I was putting her to bed, flailed and scratched my eye with her tiny razor fingernails. Aside from labour, the pain was the worst I've ever experienced. I decided a trip to the ER was necessary and after several hours was sent home with an eye patch and instructions to rest in a dark room for two days. Jen took the day off on Monday and on Tuesday my cousin and aunt helped out in the morning and Jen's mom came in the afternoon. From Pittsburgh. (There's a whole other blog post there, but it will have to wait.) She returned home this morning and we're more-or-less back to normal. My vision is still a little blurry, but (thank the gods) the pain is gone.
We welcomed a new baby (my brother's daughter) into the world on Tuesday. The Bean and I took a short visit to the hospital to say hello. I look forward to more baby snuggles soon. (The Bean was quite smitten with her and ever-so-sweetly demanded that he should be the one holding her, so I didn't get nearly as much baby time as I would have liked. When told her name and nickname and asked what he would call her, he responded, "I am going to call her 'honey.'" Yeah. I think he's smitten.)
Oh, and on top of all that excitement, The Bean is now home with us for at least four weeks while his daycare provider undergoes radiation for her thyroid cancer.
Given the way things have been lately, I have a feeling the month is going to go fast.