Friday, December 18, 2009


Yesterday sucked...there's just no other way to say it. Wednesday night I started to get a sore throat, which periodically got worse and worse and by nightfall, I was sucking down chloroseptic and drinking tea with honey to try and fend off the pain. Yesterday morning I woke up feeling just awful...I reluctantly turned on PBS for Adam and let him spend WAAAY too much time watching tv, but at the time, I really didn't care because I didn't want to move. I had a mild fever, so I was all shivery - my bones actually ached, and still a horrible sore throat. I just wanted to crawl back in bed and pull the covers over my head.
BUT as any of you mothers out there still have to suck it up and take care of the kid. TV only interests Adam for so long - so I was counting the minutes until naptime. Only, of course - even though he was yawning and rubbing his eyes...when naptime came, he decided to stand up in his crib and scream instead. Scream to the point of puking. Awesome. Doesn't happen very often anymore - but once in a while when he wants to manipulate us, he still pulls the throwing up card.
So I cleaned him up - changed the sheets...scrubbed the carpet - and put him right back in there for naptime. At this point, it was almost 2pm and he usually is ready for a nap at 1pm. So of course he cried about being put down again - even though while I was cleaning the mess, he was laying on one of his pillows on the floor...acting like he could fall asleep. But NOOOOO - apparantly putting him in the crib was evil or something. He cried, but I left him in there thinking to myself "well, he just threw up, so he should be okay to cry it out for a while" but then I heard that same ole cough, cough, GAG sound and ran in there to find him throwing up again...and who knew that much could come out of a kid so small??? This time, he nailed all his pillows in the process. Ay-yi-yi. Let that be a lesson to me...even when I think he's on empty - there will always be more!
SO I stripped the kid, stripped the bed...added to my previous pile of puke laundry, now grown to mass proportions...and proceeded once again with the cleaning. I don't care how many times I've done that - it's still gross.
By this time, it was almost 3pm - and I was thinking he might skip a nap altogether which sucked because I was counting on him sleeping so I could lay on the couch and rest.
After cleaning everything up, I put him back in his crib and he rolled around for quite a while - finally falling asleep at 3:30pm.
Which is when I grabbed my phone (cause I still have to answer my work phones - grrr) and headed for the couch with a soft fuzzy blanket.
Luckily, the phones were slow and I was able to catch some zzzz's. At one point, my boss called and said he was back home, so he took over the phones for me. Thankyajesus.
I haven't felt like that in SO LONG...I was amazed and how wiped out I was. I've had some pretty nasty colds, but I'm still able to function - this time, all I wanted to do was sleep. The only thing I ate all day was some frozen yogurt...I forced myself to drink tons of emergen-c and kept sucking on cough drops. I literally went to bed right after Adam did last night...and man, did it feel good to crawl into bed!
Adam woke up early this morning, and it took me a while to wake up and snap out of it - but I feel SO MUCH BETTER. Amazing what good sleep will do...and maybe I'm wrong, but I swear that emergen-c stuff usually does a good job of kicking the crap out of whatever I'm fighting. I'm not back to 100%, but I'm so much better than yesterday - and SO THANKFUL. Not sure what it was, but keep your fingers crossed that the boy doesn't get it!


Jeannett Gibson said...

Don't ya hate it? I mean, when moms are sick, there are still lunches to be made, beds to make, messes to clean. And you had it ESPECIALLY bad with all the puke clean up. These are the things they don't tell you when you are preggers...

Anonymous said...

YUCK! I'm so glad you are feeling better.. hopefully neither of the boys get it or you'll be playing nurse!
Next time come up here and you can sleep while the boys play ;o)