So, remember a few days ago when my biggest worry was that Livi and I would be in separate hospitals at the same time? Well, that will happen, but that is no longer my biggest concern for this week.
Sunday night Brian and I started to feel not quite right. We were at the hospital and had decided to head home kind of early. Without being too graphic--the episode began for me by vomiting in the parking lot at Children's Mercy (I checked this morning. The rain had washed it away:) We both ran back inside to the bathroom at the hospital, then somehow made it home and proceeded to not keep anything down for 12 straight hours. Needless to say we didn't come up to the hospital to visit Livi yesterday, which was a first for us and totally heartbreaking. But the last thing she or anyone else up here needed was more germs. I started eating real food this morning and am feeling TONS better. So is Brian. I am up at the hospital visiting Livi today, but trying to conserve all my energy for pushing out a baby tomorrow.
Which brings us to my new biggest concern: having the energy and fortitude to give birth 24 hours after having a terrible stomach bug. So, there you go. New prayer request.
Livi is doing about the same as yesterday. They keep trying to feed her and then she just whines in pain and her stomach gets huge and tight again. She is resting now after totally offending us with smell and dirty sheets, but she feels better, so its well worth it.
Again, we have so many people looking out for us that I'm not concerned about either Livi or myself having enough care. Yesterday, when Brian and I couldn't come up to the hospital, we had two extravagantly generous friends come several times to stay with her a bit. We got pictures in text messages and reassurance that she was resting well. There are no words for that kind of comfort for us. Also, my parents will be up tonight to watch over Livi and myself in the next few days. What more could a girl want? As far as I'm concerned, this whole hospital thing is just Livi's last ditch attempt at stealing the spotlight. Its working.
However, we are TOTALLY psyched to meet Gabrielle. Can't wait to update you with those pictures soon. Until then, here are some pictures from the CCVI Holiday Program last Thursday we told you about. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there is no need for subtitles...