My sister arrived last night. It was a long weekend for the school where she works as a social worker so my dad arranged a plane ticket for her to come down here and lend a hand. It started snowing here yesterday and now there is layer of ice on top of everything, but her plane still managed to land safely. If she'd waited until this morning I doubt she would have made it here. Timing.
Last night Harper woke up several times, crying, and had a very difficult time falling back asleep. When she woke up this morning it was evident that she had a cold. No fever (yet) but her nose is stuffy and she says her throat hurts and you can tell she is generally uncomfortable -- mostly because of all the whining.
I find it heartbreaking when Harper is sick. Kids can't even take any of the good drugs to help them feel better. If she's crying because I won't let her eat Doritos for breakfast it doesn't bother me at all. But this afternoon she woke up from her nap three times, just sobbing, and it was all I could do not to start sobbing myself. Like all children, Harper requires much more attention when she's sick, so it works out nicely that Shannon is here to provide my mom with some support. Timing.
Hopefully timing will be on our side again and Harper will get over her cold in time to go back to school on Monday.
Nothing else new to report from here on the bed. I appreciate knowing that people are checking in to see how we're doing. I'm still pregnant -- which is great news at this point. I went back to the hospital for some tests yesterday (we were there for three hours!) and the baby is still doing well and there is enough fluid around him, which is something they are watching closely. We go back again Monday, Wednesday, and Friday next week. Hey, at least it gets me out of bed!
Bonus points to anyone who updates his/her blog this weekend -- I appreciate things to read.!