Wednesday, October 3, 2007

More Sickness

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**Updated to add the 3rd victm.

I'm sorry to be so gruesome, but I'm just keepin' it real here at Smockity Central.

We have another victim of the stomach virus. As of right now, I have roughly 5-10 minutes between each "episode" to throw things into the washer (Why, oh why did I insist on giving baby a "lovie" that she absolutely needs for comfort?), change a diaper, rinse out a washcloth, chronicle all of it for your blogging pleasure, etc.

A commenter asked how we keep everyone in the family from getting sick, and the answer to that, as I'm sure you can guess, is: We don't. I am, unfortunately, predicting a repeat of The Dismal Days of '06, as we like to call it around here, when every single one of us were moaning, groaning, and gagging simultaneously. Dark days, my friends. Dark days, indeed.

So, without further adieu, here is my list of The Things I Hate About Babies Throwing Up:

  • I need octopus arms in order to hold the bowl, make the baby look toward the bowl instead of flinging her head from side to side, and keep her hands away from her mouth in an attempt to stop what is happening.
  • That pitiful look in her eyes that seems to say, "Why are you making me do this?"

The Things I Hate About Big Kids Throwing Up:

  • Chew your food, for Pete's sake!


Kara said...

Connie, I am sooo sorry! I wish I were closer to help out:( I hope you do not get sick. Your in my prayers.

Lora Lynn said...

Ugh. We just got through it here. The worst part is that a mother's body is either going to get it first, or hold out to the very end. So I went around with a brick in my stomach for five days, until my husband got it. Then, after a late night trip to the ER with the baby, i woke up the next morning, kicked my hubby out of bed, and said, "Your turn." Because we may wait patiently until everyone else has had their turn, but then we make them pay, can I get an amen?

Hang in there. This too shall pass.

Heather said...

You have an uncanny ability to see humor in ANY situation, Connie! I am a mother of 7, and throwing up is the PITS! I am amazed that even my oldest children -11, 8, 7- have trouble making it to the bathroom!! My oldest, a son, has actually leaned over his loft bed to throw up all over the floor and everything on the floor! Geez- the bed would have been better! I'm feeling for you with MUCH EMPATHY! God bless!

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Jen said...

oh man, i am *so* sorry. That's the WORST!

Holly said...

I am so so sorry. I'll be praying for you today!

I think it is cruel and unusual punishment for any pregnant mother to have to deal with the flu.

Kim said...

I found your blog through Shannon's and I love it ;)

I hate that babies don't always acknowledge that they are throwing up. You know, they just keep on keepin' on, plowing through with hands and feet and proceed to make a nasty situation so much nastier.

Praying immunities kick in and keep the rest of your bunch well :)

Sheila said...

Oh, Connie. I had to laugh (especially about Big Kids barfing), BUT I will certainly pray for full and complete restoration of health in your family!

MamaJ said...

Oh, my, so sorry to hear about your ickiness, but the Big Kids thing was soooo funny. I even started cutting grapes in half, and yet somehow, my son still throws up a WHOLE grape! How do they do it??? I will pray for patience!

stacey said...

oh no, i have never done baby with a bug. poor thang-you and her! get all better soon!

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