Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Home

Well, we made it back...barely! Our last night in Guate started out great!! We went to dinner with some new friends (Danny, Brittney, and sweet babygirl Kinsey) and then spent the rest of the evening playing in our room. Eli was in such a playful mood and he was making us laugh all evening! Then, it all went downhill! I started feeling a little sick, but did not really think much about it and went to bed. Well, it wasn't long before the chills started, then the sweating and high fever, then the vomitting, then the severe stomach pains...the doctor arrived around 6:30am. Thank goodness the Marriott has a doctor on-call! He gave me a pain medication and some antibiotics. Oh, it was awful! Poor Jason was up all night taking care of me, Eli, running to the pharmacy, and then packing all of our bags to go home. Have I mentioned that I have the BEST husband? For awhile, it was questionable whether we were going to make our flight home, but we did and it was a very long day! I definitely feel a bit better today, but still on the mend.

We had such an amazing trip and have lots to share, including Eli's first haircut!! This boy has a serious head of hair! It grows straight up. I have a feeling we will be spending a lot of money on haircuts and hair product!! His foster mother said she tried to cut it, but he would not sit still. So, we took him to the salon at the Marriott for a little trim.
Before....constant bedhead

After

16 comments:

Kim said...

Glad you made it home ok. Being sick just stinks. Take care of yourself. I love Eli's new haircut!

Danny & Brittney said...

Oh Stephanie, I hate to hear that you got ill. Danny is not up to par this evening. I hope it wasn't something we all ate. I am glad you are home safely.

Bobbi said...

So sorry you are sick!! Not the best way to end the trip. You do have a wonderful husband. That must have been one long trip home--UGH!!

Eli's haircut is sooooo cute!! He is getting to be such a big boy.

Thinking of you.....feel better soon.

Derek & Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry to hear you got sick -but glad you have a wonderful husband to take care of everything. I hope you're feeling better and able to get work done - I know it's a busy week for you.

Love Eli's haircut and the smiles all around.

Jess said...

Oh Stephanie! You poor thing!!! How horrible! Jason is really great. Thank goodness for that Marriott doctor, he came in handy for us too.

The haircut is adorable! I didn't even think of taking Jadon to the Marriott salon (when he needed a haircut at 3 months!). He's with Eli on the "serious head of hair" thing! Jadon is all about the product!

Praying you'll see your sweet thing again soon and that you are already feeling better physically!

Donna said...

OhMYGOODNESS!! Oh, Steph - I'm so sorry you got sick. How horrible! I can't imagine. What a LONG night that must have been!

glad (other than that) that you guys had a great trip. ADORE the haircut - and how cool that YOU got to experience THAT first with Eli! Very sweet. ;-0

((hugs)) hope you feel better, hope you recover from having to say goodbye (for the LAST time) and praying for your OUT!

franzkrueger said...

How cute is that hair cut! He's got such great hair - long or short. He looks like he is having such a great time with you guys. You guys are great with him.

Jennifer & Filipe said...

I'm so sorry you get sick! We both started to get sick on our last night in Guatemala when we went to visit in Oct. It was miserable!

I'm so glad you got to be there for his first haircut! He is such a cutie!

Beth said...

Hope you are truly on the mend... what an ordeal!

Eli's haircut is too cute. I love a baby with bedhead! He is such a sweetheart!

Hoping your suitcases don't stay unpacked for long.

Dena said...

I am sorry you felt bad but the trip sounds wonderful - the marriott is the best place to say - fun that you got to go for his first haircut- they do have some thick hair - i could put a BIG bow in Annie's hair at 4 months!

The gFamily said...

Love the new haircut! That stinks that you got sick on the last day! Praise God for great husbands! I hope you are doing better!!

Guate4Jack said...

I found your blog through a blog of a friend and wanted to say you in my prayers that you'll be home with your little man soon! Sorry you got sick on your last trip but glad you had fun. Eli is adorable!

Becky and Jack

Suzanne and Jayme said...

I love the new hair cute. He looks so happy with you guys. Glad to see you had a great trip. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Frances said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry you got sick! Definitely my worse nightmare! I love the before and after pics! Sounds like the trips sans illness was worth every moment!

My thoughts and prayers are with you! I was hoping we might get out at the same time...I am sending positive energy your way.

Frances

Frances said...

Oops, I meant Steph, so sorry. ;-)

Laurie said...

What a cutie! Love his new hair! :)