Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chicken Pox and Morning Sickness (aka It Never Really Ends Around Here!)

Yep, you read that right. It's always something at our house, and our most recent adventure is chicken pox. Michelle broke out last Monday, and it took me a while to realize what it was. She looked like she had bug bites all over her arms, shoulder, and legs, and since she is dark skinned, they weren't red. I was feeling sorry for her and trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong, and when I came home from work, it hit me.

I quickly searched online for pictures of chicken pox, esp. ones of dark skinned kids with chicken pox, but it was still hard to tell. Since she was just breaking out, she just had blisters, not scabs like I expected. However, all the descriptions matched, and by Tuesday morning, it was clear that she had chicken pox.

Thankfully, she has a relatively mild case (which fits since she had the apparently less-than-effective vaccine at her 12 month visit). Her torso and most of her face is clear, but the poor kid's arms and legs are covered. I don't know if I've mentioned this on here before, but she has a very, very high pain tolerance. That has come in handy because other than Monday/Tuesday, she hasn't acted sick at all. I think she's past the contagious part now, but we're keeping her home from church tomorrow anyways. We'll see if Steven breaks out in the next 1-2 weeks.

Oh, and morning sickness. See the ticker up there? We found out two weeks ago (the week between Michelle being in the hospital and then getting the chicken pox) that we are expecting a baby. We're still in shock :) Baby #3 is due March 15!


Melodie said...

poor Michelle, she has had it rough. and with your second announcment! oh my word! what a surprise, i'm sure. congrats on baby #3!

Pam said...

WOW!!!!!!! I heard last week at stamp camp that you were pregnant and I just about fell off my chair! God sure has a way of surprising us, doesn't he?! I am so thrilled for you!!!!!!

Sorry about the chicken pox, but best to get them over with while the kiddos are little. Truly, it is.

Congrats and I hope you are feeling much better by now!