Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feeling a little bit better

Getting over Bronchitis takes time.  I remember having it twice before, but I have to keep reminding myself that I didn't just get well overnight.  I surprised myself and was able to stay at work until 5 pm.  It was nice to be back in the store and I kept myself well occupied. My throat is still sore today, but I will discuss all of that with the doctor at my appointment tomorrow.

We had the most amazing dinner at church last night.  Miss Wendy makes some fabulous dinners!  We had a chicken casserole, rice, green beans, cheesy garlic bread, salad, fresh fruit, chocolate cake, Hawaiian cake, and apple cobbler.  I had to go back for seconds on the meal.  Brandon (along with everyone else) was happy to see me eat after feeling so icky the past week.
I'm working for a little while today.  I did have quite a few coughing spells yesterday, but it happens randomly.  My belly is still extremely sore from all of the coughing.  I've switched from cherry flavored cough drops to strawberry flavor.  I've tried to keep my throat moist at all times to avoid embarrassing coughing spells (that lead to watery eyes).
Paul did find a new girl to take my place in the store (Lauren).  She starts today.  She's one of our previous customers and I sold her husband the bridal set that she wears.  When she's visited the store before I've always enjoyed talking to her.  It's bittersweet.  Brandon and I are blessed that I can come home and take care of Elliana for a while.  We were also lucky that Paul was so understanding when I needed time off for fertility treatment.  He's understood everything and been so supportive of our journey.  I have no doubts that I'll frequent the store when I've got cabin fever and want a safe clean environment to escape with Ellie to.  It's just going to be hard to see someone else in the store "taking my place."  Work has become such a big part of my life and everyone in the store is part of my extended family.  They knew we were pregnant before much of our family did.  Randal and Rachel helped give me shots when Brandon was out of town.  Ben makes sure that I have lunch and Tums every day that I'm at work.  They all cheered me on when we had bad days, and are just as excited about Elliana as our family.

My feet are swollen and so tired from standing as much as I did yesterday... and I will miss that feeling.  As of today, I am only working six more days in the store.  When I started I had no idea that I would stay and work as long as I did.  I'm looking forward to taking care of my daughter for a while, but will still be excited to see where LIFE takes me.

I made muffins to take to work this morning!

We get to see baby girl, Elliana, at our 3D Ultrasound tomorrow! 


  1. You are looking so much healthier! Keep getting better and yay for 3D tomorrow!

  2. Love that your phone cover matches your scarf.

  3. Glad you are feeling better! You look great!

  4. You are looking so much better! Can't wait to hear how the appointment goes tomorrow!

  5. So glad that you are starting to feel better.

  6. Can't wait for 3d ultrasound pics. Glad you'be been blessed with a fab worklife


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