January 19th, 2013- The chemotherapy is over for a brief period yet all the side effects I thought I had somehow avoided are catching up with me lately. I am past exhausted and in kind of a weird hazy state all the time which is extremely frustrating. My throat and mouth are starting to hurt and my stomach has decided to go from bloated to a constant ache that never quite fades. I am doing everything I can to help my body fight back and recover but it is definitely getting hard to get up and be active. I would sleep a lot more but when I lay down sleep never quite manages to find me. My attitude is still positive and I look forward to Bryce every day as my brief little blessing. I am so grateful that David has been able to be here for me as I would be hard pressed to deal with this emotionally on my own.
On a much more exciting note, Bryce’s visit today included a new type of food. He has always enjoyed little tastes of bananas and as he is due to try a new food we went ahead and got him some Gerber banana baby food. He ended up eating some but was not overly excited about the new taste. We all tried it and thought it wasn’t too bad but we will see if he ever decides to like it.
Here is a good picture of exactly what Bryce thought of his first couple bites.
However, he wasn’t complaining all that much and this was generally his expression during the feeding. Totally cute in both!