It's been a rough week.
On top of the normally hectic goings-on of nine people(minus the Captain who was out-of-town for work mid-week), the baby got sick. She's spent the past seven plus days alternating between lethargic, limp, sleep-twenty-hours-a-day behavior and refusing to sleep coupled with a banshee's wail to rival the best in Ireland.
Two doctor appointments and one fruitless trip to our local ER left us with little choice but to contact her team of pediatric specialists yesterday morning at the hospital an hour's drive from our house. This resulted in a full day of testing, orchestrating childcare for six other children--not to mention rides to and from scheduled activities, and the first "date" the Captain and I have had in a while--even if it was in the pediatric ER department.
Fortunately, every single test came back normal. Unfortunately, we are no further along than we were a week ago. So, this coming week, we are staring down a minimum of three additional doctor visits: pediatric allergist, pediatric GI, and our primary doctor.
I'll be spending this weekend trying to recoup what I can from last week and preparing for next week's agenda.
Now, I know Thursday was a day of penance.
And, I know the Ark is full of over-achievers, but next time I think I'd rather be blissfully average.