Oh the joys of getting my daughter out of the house for a couple of hours per week and into the company of 12 other toddlers along with their germs! If this is any indication of what our Winters are going to be like for the next 15 years, I'm going to need to get back into shape more than ever. Wait till those stomach bugs go around. Can't wait to clean up the mess they will bring not to mention, catch it myself. I don't remember the last time my stomach was so upset it caused me to vomit, not even during my pregnancy. I was one of those women the other pregnant ladies would secretly hate because I had no morning sickness at all. During my pregnancy, I would occasionally get the very slightest touch of nausea that would start around 10:00 at night so I just went to bed and then would wake up the next morning feeling great. Yes, those were the days when I could actually get a full, uninterrupted 8 or 9 hours of sleep. Yes, those were the days!
Once the baby was born, I was up every three hours to breast feed in addition to waking up every time she moved in her bed. That waking every time she moves is still going on to this day. Doesn't matter that she's across the hall, I still hear everything. In the old days, I used to be able to sleep through a thunder storm without waking up, now all she has to do is turn her head on her pillow and I'm wide awake. I wonder if this will ever wear off??
So back to the challenges at hand, yes, I'm still on the path of trying to lose some weight before our trip, I'm also trying to get myself, our daughter and my husband over this flu and yes, I'm still trying to deal with menopause. As I try to get over this cold, all I can say is "I can't tell if I've got a fever or having one long hot flash!!"