Monday started off great. Eva spent some time running around at the beach. My dad barbecued fajitas. I gave Evita her evening bath. Then, out of nowhere, she started vomiting and became listless. I would pick her up and try to cheer her up but her eyes would close and her head would droop down. I was terrified. Honestly, being in non-childproofed areas the first thing I thought of was that she got into something. Maybe I was being paranoid, but I rushed her to the Emergency Care Clinic where the doctor examined her and determined she just contracted a nasty virus that was going around. I was a little relieved, but still so bummed that my little girl was sick. I had never seen her so sick before, and the illness lasted all week long. She had never been sick that long. Not only that, but Eva passed it to my dad, my mom, my little brother, and my step-dad. I was basically sitting back and waiting for it to hit me too, but for some miraculous reason it didn’t. Maybe my body knew that there was no way I could afford to get sick. It was exhausting enough looking after my baby. I’m almost positive she picked it up at the Kid’s Club at the gym, so it was even worse knowing it was probably my fault. But I guess picking up these bugs every now and then are good for her and her immune system. Poor little baby…
By Friday Eva was her normal self again and she was so happy to get out of the house that she actually managed to behave herself at my favorite restaurant (Sea Ranch on South Padre Island). Normally she gets restless when she’s confined to a booster seat too long and turns into a little monster.
As soon as she was well again I took her to the beach and the park and let her get as much fresh air as possible.
On Sunday morning my mom took her to the zoo and captured these pictures:
That afternoon was the official Charro Days kick off. Charro Days is a holiday celebrated back home to honor TexMex culture and the ties between Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico. I wrote a little about it on my blog two years ago here. I haven’t been home for Charro Days since my junior year in high school, so I’m so excited to take part in the festivities again.
|Evita and my Dad in front of the Baile del Sol logo.|
Videos of the Week:
1. Eva dancing solo at Baile del Sol.
2. I picked up this balloon a few days after Valentine’s Day when it was on sale for $1. Best dollar I’ve ever spent. I think that thing entertained Eva longer than any toy in her life.
3. Eva likes to pick up the phone and pretend to call Juliet, her best friend back in Tanzania (who she calls “Yet”), and also her “Dado.” So sweet.
I feel like I’m running out of things to say about my pregnancy. The only significant change this week is the MAJOR backache I’m currently experiencing. OUCH!
Mama is completely and utterly exhausted after this week. There were about 3 or 4 nights where I got very little sleep, between Eva’s puking and diarrhea and coughing and restlessness in general. Still, I would have given anything for it to be me and not her. I had never seen her so sick and miserable in her entire life. Still, she made up for it by giving me plenty of cuddles throughout the days. Usually she’s too busy running around and doing her own thing, so I enjoyed that part of it at least.