At lunch I was fine; by 1:30 I was pretty sure I knew it was coming, even though my temp was still normal. I immediately got on the phone with the doctor.
It hit me so fast that I knew I did not have the strength to put Ashton down for a nap. So while I got in the bath, Reed "read" her two stories ("Ash, you cannot choose just any story, because I only know how to read these!") and tried to get her to lay down. When she wanted mama to hold her, he got a picture of me and Ryan from the wall, drew a picture of Ashton on a post-it, and stuck her in my arms. Pretty good problem solving, I would say!! But alas Ashton would not agree. She really likes to get her way.
Meanwhile Landis had (of course) awoken from his nap and was demanding attention. I hobbled slowly out down the hall and carried him from his crib to a bouncy seat in Reed's room. I said if he was fussy, Reed could move him from the seat to the floor if he was careful. With a warning to Ashton to go to sleep, I went back to the bath. It wasn't long before I could hear Landis was not content and Ashton was not in bed. Oh, well I thought. As long as the house isn't burning down....
In a bit Reed came back to see if I had any ideas of what he could do to help Landis. The only idea I had was to check his diaper. "Maybe Ashton could help you," I suggested. Changing diapers is Reed's worst fear in the world!! He has not thought it was funny when we have suggested it in the past. But, bless his heart! He was willing to do it!! So a few minutes later when I heard him yelling, "Ashton, you get in here right now!!" I knew the situation had deteriorated and needed my attention.
So imagine my shock when Ashton is now in bed (avoiding the dirty diaper situation) and Landis is lying ON THE CHANGING TABLE!! The diaper was changed. I kissed Reed and cried just a bit when I saw that. Then I asked two questions: "How did you do this?" (He laid him on the bed that backs up to the changing table, climbed up and then lifted him further) and "Did Ashton see you do it?" (because that is the last thing I need her doing--thankfully the answer was no).
So, long story shorter, Ash finally took a nap once I promised her ice cream, and Ryan came home once the antibiotics were filled. Thankfully the kids were taken care of the next two days by other loving people. I was flat on my back for 3 days and finally had to go back to the doctor and get a second antibiotic! Yuck!
Feeling much better now though....