{The Ordinary Moments} #28 - Bed Bound

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Last week I shared my thoughts and feelings about my return to work as I start my new job in just a few days time. I had intended to spend this final week of maternity leave having as much fun with Zach as I could. We had lots of plans, including a trip to London, and sadly we've had to cancel them all. I started feeling a bit ill on Friday night last week, and over the weekend it started to get worse. I didn't really think much of it, assuming it was just a virus that would go away itself after a couple of days. I even booked my train tickets for London on the Sunday night as I was sure that by Wednesday I would be right as rain.


I didn't get better though, and each day that passed I was stuck in bed again just like the last. As you might be able to tell by the fact I'm writing a whole post about this, I don't deal with being ill very well! I get emotional and angry and I am like a broken record which must drive Jono crazy as I just keep parroting "I'm poorly!", "I'm so ill", "why am I not better yet?". I had a severely upset stomach, which after speaking to the doctor we think is due to an allergic reaction to coffee. In fact, Jono's favourite part of my entire poorly episode has been listening to me explain to the doctor on the phone at 11pm about my new waitrose card that gives me a free coffee each day. 

The hardest part of the past week has been the fact that I haven't been able to spend it with Zach. Both Jono and my mum have been amazing, and have totally taken over childcare letting me have lots of rest. To be honest, getting out of bed has been almost impossible, so words can't even explain how grateful I am. Jono has been an ultimate star working two jobs as well as looking after Zach and I, he is so good to us. But being bed bound has meant that the week I planned to spend with Zach has seen us spending more time apart than ever before which is devastating.

Thankfully as I write this on Saturday night I am feeling a lot better, and I have been almost back to normal today. I'm hoping that this continues, especially as I start my new job this week and really don't want to put off my start date if I can help it. This week has made me realise how lucky I am to rarely get ill, and to have spent the past 8 months at home with my son. I can't imagine how hard it must be to go back to work when your baby is just a few weeks old. My maternity leave has been amazing, and I have loved every second of it! See you next week when I will hopefully be fighting fit AND a working mama, ready to take on the world!

Zach


Linking up with Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for the Ordinary Moments.

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12 comments

  1. So sorry you've spent your last week at home feeling so poorly. I hope that you're back to normal asap and good luck with the job! x

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    1. Thank you Donna! I'm feeling a lot better now so hopefully all will be fine from now on! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  2. I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Oh no, about the reaction to the coffee. We don't have a waitrose near us, which is probably for the best! Good luck for next week at your new job xx

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  3. Sorry to hear you have been ill lovely and I hope you are better for your new job start day. I think being ill when you are a Mum is really hard as it is much harder to take a sick day. I remember once feeling so ill with mastitis that I had to ring my Mum and beg me to take Mads for the day. It is horrible. And not nice that is has happened on your last week of maternity leave. x

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    1. Thank you Katie! It's so hard being ill, and being the last week of maternity leave has made it so much harder! xx

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  4. So sorry to hear you've spent your last week of maternity leave feeling so poorly. As i said on Twitter we've all been ill here and it sucks when you're a mama so i can totally relate to how you've been feeling. Glad to hear you're on the mend and best of luck with the new job xxx

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    1. Thank you Vikki! I hope you feel better soon too! xx

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  5. Hope you start to feel back to normal as soon as possible. Best of luck in your new job.

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  6. So sorry to hear you've spent the last week of your maternity leave unwell and in bed, but it sounds like you have a fabulous support network around you. How exciting to be starting a new job- I hope you're feeling well and ready to take on the new challenge. Lots of luck! x

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  7. Awwww Chantal bad times! Im sorry to hear that you haven't been well..it totally sucks doesn't it? I am so bad at being ill too...ive had the flu (doing better now) and it was awful being in bed ALL DAY EVERY DAY! I too whined and said the same things over and over...I even got angry a coupld of times and screamed "ahhhhhh I hate this why can't I just be better" haha its rubbish x

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