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Monday, January 30, 2012

Under the weather

This weekend Toby and I came down with a 24-hour flu of some sort, and it was not pretty. I could barely move or speak and at one point actually thought I might be dying. Poor Alex spent the weekend tending to us, and instead of the romantic candlelit birthday dinner he had planned, he made me dry toast and read my book out loud until I fell asleep (which was romantic in its own way:)

The happy news is that...we survived! Anyway, still recouping, and I'll see you guys tomorrow. xoxo Hope you're all feeling well.

97 comments:

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

Bugger! My brother and nephew got the plague as well! At least you had a doting hubby and a sweet baby to snuggle. Glad to hear you survived ;)

Trina said...

It's those kinds of gestures that can be more romantic, in a way, than the lovely grand ones. :) How comforting is it to know on a deep, visceral level that there's someone out there who's got your back?

Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist said...

Ohhh I'm so sorry you got it and glad to hear you're feeling better! This bug is EVERYWHERE. I live in DC, and my brother, mom, and dad all had it; my boyfriend's entire office was out last week with it, and all the blogs I've been reading from Utah to LA to Pennsylvania have mentioned having it. YIKES!!! Sommmehow my boyfriend and I have escaped the madness so far-- fingers crossed we don't fall prey! Happy belated birthday to Alex! xx

Natalie said...

hope you feel better! a sick baby and a sick mama is no fun :(

Fancy Pants said...

I think now that you don't feel like you're dying...a Hot Toddy is in order!! And maybe a warm milk with cinnamon for Toby. Get well soon:)

The Egg said...

ugh! hope you are feeling better!

the egg out west.

molly @thewaffler said...

Drink plenty of tea with honey (my solution for everything) and feel better soon!

Robyn said...

oh sounds rough-sorry the birthday plans were ruined...but reading aloud sounds quite bliss.

kalliejenn81 said...

might be the norovirus...it was just going around the baby circles in Boston, too

Girlie Blogger said...

So sorry the kiddo was sick. Hope you all get some rest today. He looks awfully cute in his picture though.

www.thegirlieblog.com

Elodie said...

I hope you will both feel well, and Alex will not get sick! Isend you good vibes from Lyon, France

pursuitoffood said...

Get well soon, Toby and Joanna!

~anu

Kaitlin Torok said...

Oh no! My husband was sick last week, but it looks like I was not nearly as good of a nurse as yours was to you! I hope you feel better soon!

Pegah said...

Baby B and i had the same thing. see here:
http://baftani.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekend.html

Kristen said...

aw feel better you guys! what a sweet husband! xx kristen
mikie and kristen

H* said...

isn't your bday tomorrow? hope i didn't mess the date and it's right so Congrats!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy, hope you both feel better soon! Have a cozy day, Joanna. xo

P.S: happy almost birthday!

logan said...

Hope you feel better! Just wanted to say how much Toby looks like you in this picture. So sweet!

Melisande said...

feel better!
toby looks so much like you in this photo!

Mal said...

My husband had a similar sounding terrible virus a few weeks ago, thankfully I managed to avoid it.

Hope you're feeling back to normal soon!

http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

Erica Herold said...

:( My two-year-old had a 24 hour bug this weekend as well and it was terrible! She couldn't fall asleep. Feel better!

angela said...

Glad you and Toby are feeling better!! Hope you can celebrate your B-day now that you are better!

Gaia said...

Oh gosh, that does not sound like a fun way to spend your birthday. But at least one of you was well:) (I keep hearing about people getting sick... yikes.)
Feel better!

Cheryl said...

So sorry you and Toby were sick. But truly, such a dear husband.. I can't think of a more lovely way to fall asleep.

Mina said...

Feel better! I love it when my hubby reads to me. : ) That was so sweet. : )

rachel renner said...

Aw, feel better!

Jeneric Generation said...

Seriously, something is going around the East coast! I am in DC and almost everyone in our office, it seems, has gotten the 24-hour horrible sickness. So sorry you had to spend your birthday weekend in bed. But very glad you made it out alive. Isn't the world more beautiful? :)

Liz said...

oh that's the WORST. so sorry to hear you were sick! when I'm sick my husband reading to me is the only thing that can get me to fall asleep - and it's definitely romantic in its own way. hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Tragic Sandwich said...

Oh, I hope you're both feeling better! So far we've been lucky in that only one adult has been really sick at a time--but we know we can't count on that trend continuing!

Monica | Hola!design said...

rest and hope you and toby get better soon!

Maria Matiopoulou said...

I've been through the same thing week last weekend! Hope you're both feeling better!

Maria

http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

Kathryn said...

Ugh! I'm so glad you're both feeling better, and I think this means you get to extend your birthday celebration.

kate said...

we had that last week so i can completely relate! it was terrible! glad the worst of it is over for you both...i hope you're feeling 100% soon!

Anonymous said...

Hope you both are fully recovered soon! When you feel better, eat cake.

Anne said...

Feel better soon (but ask Alex to keep on reading to you every now and then)!

Chessa! said...

I'm so sorry you were so sick. So many people I know are under the weather and completely out of it. So far we have been lucky but I have to keep my fingers crossed.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

hope you're feeling better! dry toast and a book reading is kind of romantic... :)

Erica E said...

awhhh feel better. lots of fluids and rest. i'm you both are in great care with your husband. so sweet.

vanessa (the gal) said...

i know i've said it before, but DANG that's a cute kid!
have a great week!

xo, vanessa (the gal)

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

Posh Pearl said...

My mister and I are also under the weather. We caught this stomach flu bug that's been going around like an epidemic here in SoCal. It got so bad that my mister's company had people go home and stay home for 4 days. I got so scared about it, had to call my OB and Internist. Turns out it's called Norovirus....it's an aggressive strain of the stomach flu. These nasty buggers live on the surface for up to week! Apparently, it's suppose to blow over in about 2-3 days but need to stay away from people for another 48 hours. I was also told that even if we were getting better, we can be contagious for up to a week! Isn't that crazy!?! So be careful when you guys are out and about!

Hope you & Toby feel better soon!!

xx

Miss Molly said...

Happy to hear you guys are feeling better! Your hubby sounds like the sweetest man.

Xx

HiLLjO said...

Poor Joanna! So glad you're back and didn't die! Great picture of Toby and I love the little side story. :o)

ElsaD said...

Wish u a quick recovery! The whole reading gesture was so poetic! :)

Miss Margarita said...

Hope you feel better, have a nice week!

Alex said...

He looks JUST like you in this picture!

PoetessWug said...

Woo woo woo!...Sending good thoughts for you and Toby to be feeling back in the pink soon!

Christine said...

toby is so cutee! hope you guys are feeling better =]

www.helloclee.blogspot.com

Meg said...

I hope you get better soon!
-Meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

Melissa Blake said...

Ack, that's not a fun way to spend a birthday! Hope you're feeling better! xoxo

LeeLee said...

Oh, man. Hope you feel better soon! :)

Lauren Knight said...

So sad! I always seem to get sick on my birthday too. It must be the January/February sickies always going around. Feel better soon!

Erin LaDue said...

Someone said this already but I noticed that Toby looks a lot like you in that picture. Speedy recovery.

elisa said...

Sorry to hear this! So glad you both are on the mend. xoxo, hope you are 100% soon.

VintageDanielle said...

I think the flu/cold is going around but I'm a hot mess right now. Glad you and baby are feeling better. Alex is such a sweetheart!

Josephine said...

Commiserations... I had what sounds like the same thing on Saturday. I don't remember the last time I was so completely incapacitated. Glad to hear you're on the mend! Bummer about the birthday dinner though!

yocheved zivar said...

comforting that others went through it this weekend, as well..

grateful for my amazing partner too and happy we are all out of the weeds.

www.freeladydiaries.blogspot.com

kati said...

aww, i'm glad you feel better. we've all had it, too. this has been the sickiest winter in a long time for our family. :(

jen laceda said...

My daughter got the 24-hour bug as well. Not very pretty! Makes us all appreciate being in good health more, no?

Genloftrichin said...

Glad to hear y'all are on the mend .... had my teenager-free weekend derailed by illness as well...hubs was too sweet reminding me that we have a lifeime of weekends. I heart him oh so very much!

Clara said...

Feel better, Joanna!

Christina Marie said...

Nothing worst than feeling gross. But what a nice hubby to take care of you two! If there was any positive to being sick, it is the help and care you see from your loved ones. <3

xo,
Christina

Jennifer said...

Hi new reader here! So glad you and your son are feeling better now!! and how romantic that your husband read to you while you feel asleep, so sweet!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

You two get well soon!

Leigh Viner said...

In Denver feeling the same way :( myself.. Hope we are all fabulous by weeks end. But a very Happy Birthday sweetheart and swooning at how sweet a gesture your hubby is by reading your book outloud until you fell asleep.. Awww Love that!

Erin and Andrew Dodson said...

It's definitely going around. Glad you're feeling better!

Erin
ErinAndrewEverAfter.com

megan said...

My little guy was really sick last weekend (high fever and terrible cough) so we layed around and by Monday I got the bug. My little guy was better by Thursday but mine turned into a sinus infection and by this weekend I was really bad off. My birthday is this Thursday and we have plans to take the little guy to Disneyland for the first time. I will be resting up to make sure we are in good health for our adventure! I'm so over feeling sick. Hope you are all on the mend. Happy Birthday!!!

Becca - (extra)ordinary wonders said...

Feel better!

Kathy Besser said...

Joanna, so sorry to hear you were ill! Toby looks adorable in the photo... is that, by chance, the blanket I sent you last year? I love sending them to new moms!!

All the best,

Kathy Besser
(dirt&sunshine author)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Oh no! Hope you two feel better soon!

17 Perth said...

Oh no--I am so so sorry. I am glad you guys are feeling better. I love that Alex read to you--so sweet.

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Erica said...

I'm glad you and Toby are feeling better. I hope you'll have a wonderful week!

Mary said...

Blech. So sorry you're feeling so awful. Hope you're better soooon! I had some terrible bug over Christmas. Started 2 days before and more or less was over 3 days after. I could barely move. Wish i could send a magic cure over the miles to make you better. I know it sounds corny, but hot chicken soup really 'does' work! Here's to a quick recovery.

Travis said...

So sorry to hear that you got the bug! My little one had it last week. Was better after 24 hrs and then relapsed, yuk!

On a happy note, I wanted to thank you for your wonderful NYC Guide. It was an inspiration to us and we made our first trip to NYC right after Christmas. It was wonderful (and windy and cold). Thank you!!!

A. said...

Oh no! I hope you're healing well. I just went through the same thing this weekend, got it from the baby I nanny. Feels like dying. It's been spreading to EVERYONE.

abigail said...

glad to hear you two are feeling better! these things are the worst!!!

Last year something similar took out BOTH the husband and myself and we took turn holding our 2 month old while the other one took to the bathroom, not pretty indeed!

Glad Alex was the hero and was able to take care of you two. I laughed out loud about the romantic bit about the reading you your book out loud until you fell asleep. Ah intimacy takes on a whole new level at times like these! ; )

abigail

aka tiptoethrough.blogspot.com and @GrayDayShop

wmbg said...

that's entirely romantic.

glad to hear you're feeling better joanna. xo

Anonymous said...

Aww. Stomach flu (and especially with also-sick children) is the worst! Hope you are both feeling all better soon. xox

Elizabeth Rose Bowman said...

Wow wow, can really see the You+Alex mixture in Toby now.

Also, dry toast rules

English Muse said...

oh my dear, how terrible!! feel better!!

akiko said...

I'm so happy to hear you guys survived! I got a cold and lasted weeks.. I even posted recovery items too - here:
http://styleimported.blogspot.com/2012/01/recovery-items.html
Toby is so adorable and I'm huge fun of your blog!
xo akiko
Style Imported

Smith, Here! said...

Feel better with that cutie patoot!

Jaclyn said...

Glad to hear you are both out of the trenches and feeling better - bless Alex, such a good guy!

Michelle Lee said...

feel better!

K said...

Hi Joanna,

AW, i am so sad to hear you were both ill!! must be horrid having a baby that is sick, and even more so when you are sick yourself!! hope you are both feeling a lot better!

love K

Sydney L. said...

awww you have a super amazing husband. and toby looks so cute in the jacket. get well soon!! xxx

http://sydsense.blogspot.com

gillian. said...

I'm literally on the couch recovering from the same thing. It was horrifying! Glad you guys are on the men's. It gives me hope!

gillian. said...

Mend! Not men's!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

that flu sounds awful :( I'm glad you're both feeling better!

StephV said...

Ugh, I had a stomach bug this weekend too!! So sorry to hear your bday weekend wasnt great, I hope your sisters visit this weekend makes up for it!

more said...

So nice !
http://morethanacloset.blogspot.com/

shoegirl said...

Ugh. The flu is the worst - and for your birthday at that. I'm so sorry and do hope you're feeling more like yourself.

Sarah Carlson said...

Ooo...hope you're feeling better! Being sick is no fun. But how nice of Alex!

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missmehoneybee said...

OMG, we all just went through that, I thought I was going to die too and I was so helpless to help my lil guy,so sad.

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