on the mend

although she still looks a bit zombie-like with her pale skin and dark circles under her eyes and ribs poking out, josephine is done vomiting.  [knocking on all wood surfaces in the house].  she threw up at least twice (and often three times) eight out of the past nine days.  that’s nearly two dozen vomitous episodes.  (but who’s counting?)  it’s probably nearly as many loads of laundry.  i feel like we left a trail of dirty towels all the way across the country.

we’re back in seattle now, spending some low-key days eating applesauce and taking walks in the stroller.  it’s so nice to be home, especially with the little one finally feeling better and acting more like herself.  i’m trying not to have too many regrets about the trip, but it’s hard to stop them from popping up throughout the day: i didn’t get to see anna, i didn’t get to see matt, i didn’t get to meet molly and maya.  we didn’t get to go on a boat ride with zuki.  i didn’t get to go shopping with my brother for stuff for his new home.  we only went to the park once.  the list goes on.  most notable to me, though, is that grandparents and aunt and uncles didn’t get to experience josephine at her absolute best.  but she was well taken care of and loved and doted upon regardless of her inability to fully reciprocate and despite her propensity to create piles of disgusting laundry.

back with some photos soon.  there are trip photos to upload and my camera’s fixed (!) so maybe some current photos of zombie girl are in order.

4 Responses to “on the mend”

  • Polly Says:

    I’m so glad she’s feeling better! Did you ever figure out what it was?

  • oma Says:

    the consensus was that she had a bug that didn’t act like a typical stomach bug (no fever, no diarrhea). as for the culprit? my money’s on the airplane seat belt buckle we caught her chewing on on the way to georgia. 🙂

  • Meg Says:

    I’m glad to read that Joey is feeling better. Even though she wasn’t at her best, it was still wonderful to meet her and see you, old friend! I hope you’re feeling better, too. 🙂 Hugs, m

  • Molly Says:

    I’m glad she’s feeling better. Sick kiddos are pretty sad for the mama… Maya’s only had two standard-issue colds, but it’s so sad to see her blue. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet! 🙂 With this silly market, we can’t move even if we wanted to! (I’m in love with your mornings post, by the way. I can’t wait to hear what Maya is thinking when she wakes up… yours is so incredible! What a sweetheart.)