Thank you all for your comments and for checking in to see how I'm doing. Today has been better. My fever broke over night, and I woke up drenched in sweat. I have a feeling it's trying to come back as I type, but it has held off until this afternoon. That's a good turn. My family has been wonderful. My sister spent the day here yesterday watching Collen and taking care of him....as I observed from a distance. I did what I could around the house until I had to crash. (I know...I don't need to be doing anything....but the mom in me is kicking in, and I just push through and take care of myself later.) My mom came last night, and she has been here all day and will be here tomorrow, since Jeremy has to work tomorrow to make up a snow day. Collen has minimal contact with me. I take care of him at night and nurse him in the early morning hours. During the day, though, I'm pumping and letting others bottle feed him just so he doesn't get too much exposure. Thanks to a friend, I found out that I CAN indeed give him my milk. She had read my post and asked me to check on it, so I checked with my midwife/friend, and I was given the okay! Woo! That made me so happy, because that means Collen's immune system can build up a protection against this crud. I think the medication is affecting my supply, though, so I hope to be off of it soon! Thank goodness I have been storing milk just for this reason!
Even without the fever, I'm still feeling pretty weak. My throat is so sore, and my head feels so achey it makes me dizzy. If I can get past those two things, I'll be back to 100%. And I hope that comes soon because I miss holding my baby!
As a sidenote....I really need to update the design of my blog. I want to incorporate both my boys and give my blog a fresher look. Any suggestions for good blog designers? I can't afford anything really expensive, but I do want it to look professional. I like the designer I used for this design, but I don't think I want to go the "scrap paper background look this time. I want something more contemporary like this: http://brunson-familyblog.blogspot.com/
I don't these people (haha), but I liked their layout. I would opt for either a rotating banner or a flash banner instead of the scrapbook design. I like it looks organized and there isn't clutter. I need less clutter in my life. So, we'll see. If I can scrape the funds together, a new blog will be in my future. After paying for my antibiotics....it'll have to be next month. haha
Hope you're all having a good day. Wash your hands, then germ-x them, and don't breathe around other people. This stuff is no joke!