We are still in Dublin. We WERE to have been on a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead, Wales yesterday, and then taking a train today to London. But we are not. We are on a non-moving adventure.
This adventure involves an unwanted guest – a stomach virus. On Thursday, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner in Navin. As we rode the bus home, Miss A (6 yo) became suddenly sick, and vomited all over Katherine and the floor of the bus.
We had one more bus home, but by the time we got home, stripped and showered, Miss A was feeling much better. The next day, she was back to normal.
Yesterday (Sunday) was our ‘pack and clean’ morning before leaving Dublin. Miss G (11) woke up at 4 AM with the same violent tummy bug. This is the first time any of our kids have had a tummy bug, so in addition to just sucking, they had never felt this before.
Katherine started feeling sick as well, and this led to contractions (34 weeks and 6 days today!). Big contractions. Around the back and painful. Every 20 minutes. Hot showers and rest helped, but she couldn’t take any water due to the flu.
So, we rebooked the ferry (no charge), moved the hotel in Holyhead out a day, and lost our train booking to London. Not *that* bad.
Just at bedtime, Mr. R (9) got rocked by our nasty visitor. So, I am currently the only one who has escaped unscathed <knocks frantically on wood>
This morning, everyone is feeling better, but Katherine is *still* really dehydrated, and dehydration leads to contractions. So she is sipping water, and eating some toast.
Everything is fine. We are in regular contact with our midwife in London. We have an Irish friend talking to her midwife friend on Facebook – (a Facebook Telephone tree?) and we have met a really nice Irish midwife on the phone.
Our AirBnb here in Dublin is available for the rest of the week, so we will see what happens. Maybe tomorrow we’ll be on the ferry. Who knows, maybe there will be 6 of us 🙂 (but I hope not)