Wednesday, February 20, 2008

No More Thailland Mommy!

Aunt April and Naoh~ Noah talks about her every day!
Uncle Bill & Noah~ Buddies
Noah wearing his new Elephant shirt and sitting on mom's suitcase~he took everything out and then sat on it. He is such a smart little guy!

We made it through a really difficult weekend and are slowly recovering from little sleep and a sick child. Friday night I only managed to sleep about 1 hour & 45 minuets. James got about four hours. We left around 8 am to get the kids and returned home about 4 pm. We met my sister at a McDonalds half way between here and Shreveport. I was so excited to see the kids. Kayla was happy to see us but Noah just freaked out. He took one look at me and clung to my sister and started crying. He would go to James but he just gave me the evil eye. Thankfully I had brought him a toy elephant that won him over after a few minutes. I don't think that I will be able to forget that look for some time. I imagine the thought that went through his head was "have you been at McDonalds this whole time?"

It was very obvious that he was sick. You could see it on his face and in his eyes. He was also very fussy. This was the norm for the next few days. The rest of the day Saturday he wanted Dad but he did not want me to leave his sight. It was if he was letting me know that I was not out of the dog house yet but don't go any where. Sunday was full of absolute defiance. Monday was about the same but at least we were able to see the pediatrician and find out why he was sick. ~More ear infections and he was wheezing~ Another round of antibiotics and back on inhalers. He went to bed Tuesday night around 9 and slept till 1 pm the next day. He woke up and has been much easier to get along with. He is still not minding us very well but it is better than it has been.

Tuesday was my worst day so far. I could not stay awake and felt terrible all day. I fell asleep on the couch around 2 pm and woke up when the phone rang about 4:30. I still went to bed at 9 and woke up at 5 am. I stayed up for a couple of hours and then went back to bed till noon. It is Wednesday evening and I have felt much better. I even accomplished a lot this afternoon. I am hoping that Thursday will be a productive day. I know that we can not blame jet lag forever but they say that it usually take one day for every hour of time difference. I sure hope not. We are on day 7 tomorrow and I just can't imagine feeling this way for another 6 days.

Kayla is doing great. She has been awesome through this whole thing. She did great at my sisters and has been a big help since she got home. She is staying on track with school and has had a great attitude. I need to find some way to show her how much I appreciate her.

Even though it has been a long few weeks it has been one of the greatest experiences that we have ever had. I would go through the long flights and no sleep again in a heart beat. I would even go through the hard part of being away from the kids again. That part was hard but what God allowed us to experience and see was worth it. I am not sure that Noah would agree- he just keeps saying no more Thailand mommy, no more Thailand.


Reba said...

Poor little guy! I know that just our week in Guatemala in December was very difficult for Maria. She was not the same when we returned for a couple of days. And I really don't believe it had anything to do with bringing Joshua home with us. I think we hurt her heart by leaving her for that had to stir some feelings of being "left" once again. :( I hope you are all sleeping and feeling much better soon!