Monday, March 28, 2011

Sick of Sick

So, this past weekend my baby girl got the stomach bug.  I must say that it is considerably more difficult to control the throw up of a very strong-willed 20-month-old than that of an OCD 3 year old, i.e. scrubbing the couch and chairs & my new living room rug.  Also, my son's sickness was really a 24 hour thing and he was back to normal within 48.  Poor little L had a relapse last night that was miserable.  She went through 3 sheet changes, a bath & 4 wardrobe changes in about an hour.

It really stinks when your kids are sick, but it really REALLY stinks when your little babies who can't communicate are sick like that.  She kept trying to tell her Daddy & I something, but of course it all just came out as garble to us.  I do have a few thoughts on what she might have been saying because I know what I would have been saying.  However, Mickey Mouse did the trick to calm her and she just laid on her Daddy's chest until we were finally able to put her back down without everything coming back up.

Wonder what today will hold for us??

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Around here today we had some major sick for the little birthday boy.  He woke up around 3:30 a.m. crying and coughing.  My hubby headed in to check on him and I could tell from his words that my little boy was puking.  BLAH!!  Never really had the stomach bug since he was old enough to realize what was happening.  So, I get in the bathroom in time to see hubby cleaning him up and that meant only one thing: I got bed clean up.  Did you know that if you put the sheet straight into the washer you WILL have to clean the chunks out later?  I know that, but at 3:30 A.M. I didn't really care.  Of course, at that point my little man was running around his room jumping up and down saying he felt great and wanted to eat something . . . at 3:30 A.M. (if I hadn't already mentioned that)!!  This of course woke up my oldest daughter who wanted to check to see if everyone was okay.  Then neither one of them could go back to sleep.

An hour later at 4:30 A.M. I heard thumping on the other side of the wall, where my girls' room is.  I walk in and my oldest has her little lamp on over her bed and is reading.  In my mind I am like, "Really?".  So then I tell her to shut it down for the night (or morning, which ever is more appropriate) only to have the puker doing it again about 30 minutes later.  So, we skip church, shut the sick one in his room (gotta keep it contained), set up a mini movie theater in there, give him Ipad & toys galore and tell him he can't come out.  That sounds so mean, but do we really want the other 2 kids to go through this and lose the whole week, which is Spring Break BTW?!  He actually did really well and Daddy and I traded off going in and keeping him entertained.  He definitely wins the award for most times watching Aladdin in one day.  He seriously watched it over and over, nothing else.  In fact, I believe I am still listening to it now.

Girls played together all day, outside and in.  They played all real girly things like baby dolls and tea party.  They were so good!  

And now all three angels (and they truly were today) are sound asleep.  My little man is still running fever, but sleeping.  Oh, and did I mention that my baby girl has croup?  Hey, all in a day's work . . . right????

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Day in the Life

My son's birthday is on Thursday.  I can't believe he is going to be 3 cause it sure seems like he should be 15 by now.  He is a little ring-tailed tooter, probably much more like his father than his mother.  We went in this morning for his check-up and he's in the 25th-50th percentile for his weight at 30 lbs & in the 75th for height at 3'3".  However, he acted mostly like a neanderthal while in the office.  Both of my girls had to have follow ups for ear infections and he insisted that they go first.  He was very concerned about getting a shot, which he didn't.  Finally when it was his turn he screamed "no" and threw a play head of lettuce.  It was like watching one of those bad kid movies where you sit and say, "Wow that kid is terrible".  That was my baby today.  Other than that he is progressing at a completely normal rate.  My pediatrician thinks my kids are hilarious and perfect.  She tells me that she loves a strong will in a child.  However, she admits that she is glad she is not the one raising them.

Now my baby girl, on the other hand is just crazy.  We went in for her 18-month check up a couple of weeks ago.  She is in the 90th percentile at 29 lbs. 5oz. & 50th percentile for her height.  She is also "perfect", per the pediatrician.  Today, though, she decided she didn't want to leave the house and threw a temper tantrum when I turned Mickey Mouse off.  She threw her head back and clocked herself on the wooden arm of the couch.  I picked her up and took her to the car only to find blood on my hands.  She had cut her head open.  Luckily we were already on our way to see the Dr. and she said it didn't need stitches.  Whew!!  She, the little darlin, takes after her Mommy.  Poor child.  She is finally talking more.  My other 2 children talked very early so this has been difficult for me with her not being able to communicate.  In the past week, she has added a dozen or more words to her vocabulary.  So she is finally starting to use the words instead of babbling.  A little bit ago she walked in with a small football and said "throw ball".  Yeah baby girl!!