So, I ended up having to take Deklan to an urgent care Sunday. He's been sick for a couple of weeks, and while the rest of the family got over the flu after a couple of weeks, Deklan just never got better. So he ran a fever for two days Friday and Saturday, then Sunday was his first day without a fever. I thought we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when he broke out in a rash. I had seen this rash before...it was scarlet fever. My poor little man had strep! So, off to the Doc, a super nice guy, who took one look at his throat and tonsils and pronounced my diagnosis correct, looked at the rash and confirmed scarlet fever, gave him a shot of Rocephin and a prescription for Amoxicillin and we were on our way. Deklan is already so much better, back to his rambunctious self. I missed him! Gavin is almost well, his cough has turned dry and his nose is drying up nicely.
I spent a few hours this morning at a spa! My wonderful husband had scheduled a massage for me behind my back! It was really heaven, so relaxing and refreshing. The massage therapist asked about the degree of pressure that I liked for the deep-tissue massage...I replied that I like it as hard as she can do it without breaking bones, which made her chuckle. Almost 40 minutes of hands, forearms, and elbows in my back and shoulders later, I was free of the knots that plague me! Then I got a not-so-deep rest of the body massage. Then I sat for a while in the sauna, then the steam room till I looked red like a lobster. It was so nice! Trav and I are determined to start taking better care of ourselves. We've been doing a lot better as far as eating well and eating less, and have been losing weight just from that alone. But we're going to the local Bally's this afternoon to take a tour of the gym and childcare center to see if we want to join up. They're having a pretty rockin' special right now, and there's a gym about a mile from our house. We'll see how it goes. I'd love to start working out again. I love how I feel when I'm working out. I just feel better about myself, plus I feel relaxed, and I sleep better. I'd like to get in shape before I get pregnant again. Since it looks like we'll be trying again around July, it looks like I've got about 3-4 months to lose some weight and establish a routine so I won't fall out of it when I do conceive. They have awesome classes and yoga (joy!!), and aqua classes at a different location that would be great for the later months of pregnancy. When I got pregnant with Gavin, I was in a good schedule as far as working out. Then morning sickness kicked my butt and I didn't go to the gym anymore after that. I would love to try to have a healthy pregnancy, one that would also be conducive to an easier labor...or at least more endurance, anyway. I plan on drinking my teas and taking my vitamins religiously and continuing to work out even if I don't want to. Might help my back pain, too. I suppose if I really worked out and watched my diet, I could lose about 20-25 lbs before we start trying.
Time to clean the house. Blah.