Monday, January 11, 2010

what i learned today...

and it's been a very long day for us here...

~bedtime: almost 1 AM (don't ask... i would think that we'd learn to do things during the weekend and not wait until the last minute to do everything...)

~3:30 am: wahhhhh wahhhhhhhhhhh in the monitor... my semi-conscious thoughts: "Oh dear Lord, i've been sleeping for 2 1/2 hours...Sweet Baby Girl, please find your paci in the crib...you can do it..."

~3:32: cough cough cough...wahhhhhhhhhhh... my thoughts: "She needs a drink...let me get
my water and take it to her..."

i wish she just needed a sip of water...
we are in the throws (haha, pun intended) of the glories of our first experience with a baby and a stomach virus... those coughs weren't for a dry throat...
she was throwing up...

on the crib bumper (can't wash that...)...
all over herself...
all over the sheet and the mattress pad
but not on her stuffed animals... :) the girl knows where to point... :)

and she proceeded to throw up every 20-30 minutes, without warning, for the next 3 hours...
(oh, maybe a warning...she would spit out her pacifer as she was vomiting...)

i learned i could do laundry at 4 AM...

i learned that you shouldn't leave clothes in the dryer and a load in the washer waiting to be dried when your baby girl gets a stomach virus...

i learned that at this wee hour of the morning, i could fold a few pairs of pants in the dryer...but promptly shoved the rest of the clothes in the basket and put the other load in the dryer when ry calls, "Robin...don't run the washer yet...she got sick again...all over herself...all over me..."

wow...

poor Sweet Baby Girl...

i learned that my sweet husband can strip a crib of yucky sheets while i'm trying to calm Sweet Girl in the midst of throwing up... and he was wonderful enough to take a sick day so that he could be home to "help me because i have never had to do this before" (my words)...plus, we had about 2 1/2 hours of sleep...

i learned that when you spend time with your friends on Saturday night, they get the stomach virus, too...

i learned that you can never have enough onesies for a baby with a stomach virus...or blankets...

i learned that it's not smart to try to keep putting clothes on Baby Girl when she keeps throwing up... (you'd think i would have learned this when my water broke and i kept changing my pants every 20 minutes wondering why a contraction would push out even more fluid)

i learned you should probably keep some Pedialite in your cabinet, just in case... but if we had known that, we wouldn't have learned that Food Lion opens at 7 AM (and that interesting people shop at that time, according to Ry)

i learned that it's ok to reschedule (for the third time) your doctor's appointment to meet your new doctor... (we switched doctors...maybe another blog topic on that later)..

i learned that there's pretty much nothing more pitiful than your baby getting sick...

i learned that some pedialite, crackers, banana, and a few graham cracker bunnies can make a little girl feel better (after not throwing up for 6-8 hours)...

let's pray for a quiet night...the nurse at the doctor's office said to be prepared for more vomiting, a fever, and diarrhea, through the night... apparently this virus is showing itself in this way... hopefully not, but if it does, we'll be ready... :) we're pros now, right?! :)

*no meal plan for the week yet...will get it done later, maybe...*

1 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I'd say you have a very valid excuse as to why you don't have a meal plan just yet. I hope your little girl gets to feeling better soon, and I hope you two DO NOT get it.