2005/11/18

A Night In The Life

Ever since I had Isabella I haven't been able to sleep all night. It is just some weird mom thing I think. I wake up at least twice a night wide awake and have to check on Isabella. Well last week was not different. I woke up went in there and checked to make sure she was still breathing and then I leaned over and put my hand on the bed to give her a kiss. Her bed felt wet so I touched her to see how bad she was sweating. She sweats a lot. Well to my surprise she wasn't sweating at all so I lifted my other hand. That was when I saw and smelled it. Vomit. That is right I stuck my hand in someone else's puke. For a split second I wondered if she could sleep well for the rest of the night if I left her in it. Then I realized that as a mother I couldn't do that. So I woke her up and changed her sheet and clothes. I then made her comfortable and told her that if her tummy hurt to call me and as soon as I got out the door she yelled and started gagging. So I spent the night downstairs on the couch with my daughter watching "baby jack attack". What fun.


on another note. I heard this conversation from the kitchen last night.

Josh: Isabella, did you poop?

Isa: nope.

josh: you know Isabella, daddy poops everyday, it's nothing to be ashamed of.

8 comments:

Justin said...

Thats nice that Josh poops everyday. I know some people that don't poop for a few days.
And I have heard that you haven't lived until you put your hand in someone else's vomit.

Mary Ann said...

What a bad night. But I'm concerned about you, Megan. Up every night at least twice to make sure she is still alive? No, no, no. Please, get some rest. I'm exhausted just thinking of you.

megan said...

i don't know why. it's not like i set my alarm or anything. it is just like, boom, i'm awake. although i do tend to focus on all the bad things that could happen to me. maybe that is what wakes me up.

Shalene said...

We haven't had a poopy in the potty triumph yet. I look forward to the day. Oh, I dod the insomnia thing too, but usually only one a night and not every night. I wake up to pee and then can't get my mind to shut off. Drives me nuts! So I go watch TV until I am distracted enough to fall asleep. Maybe that's what Isa was trying to do:) It's amazing that she vomitted and just fell back to sleep. Lucky for her, you wake up to check on her in the night.

Bennie Harris said...

Josh is more regular than the German railroad.

Shalene said...

gross

Terra said...

I'm telling you Megan you need to write a book called "the journal of a potty training mother".

dare said...

oh my gosh... I don't look forward to "Jack Attack barfing nights" at all... I don't handle puke well. Actually, just thinking about it makes me want to puke...just ask Shalene.

And up twice a night.. I don't think I'm even awake when the twins are nursing these days, I think I could sleep standing up and WALKING. I feel for you Megan! I do.