Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sick Baby, Chlorox Wipes, and Caillou Overload at 3:30 AM

Yesterday, when I picked KA up from school, Ms. Amanda said she'd been a bit clingy... uh oh. Usually, that means a bad evening is coming, but when we got home and got crafting, she seemed fine. Well, full blown whiny time hit at the supper table, and by bathtime, Saunders and I could tell something was off with the little princess.

Well, at 10:00 pm, we found out what the problem was... a temperature and some severe "potty business". Good news? She only wanted to go in the potty, so I only had to change one bad diaper blow out. Bad news? She had to go about every fifteen minutes... from 10:00 pm until 2:45 am! Good news? She didn't soil her bedclothes, so no late night washing. Bad news? She only wanted Mommy to hold her, so Mommy didn't sleep until Katie Anne finally laid down in her bed at 3:30 am. In Saunders's defense, he tried to stay up and help, but he was zombie-like by 11:15 and asleep on the couch by midnight, so I sent him on to bed... no point in us both being sleep deprived. He's going to a conference in Atlanta today, so there was no sense in him driving tired in that traffic.

So, how did Katie Anne and I spend those five and a half wakeful midnight hours from 10:00 - 3:30? Well, we rocked a lot... and if I stopped, she'd sit up and say, "Rock rock baby, Mommy, rock rock baby." So, my calves should look like a weightlifter's after all that! We cuddled on the couch, and I was thankful for the supportive corner section of the new couch because I could lay my head back and rest a little bit between our potty trips. We also watched one episode of Caillou ... on repeat ... about six times. Wahhh!

So, we're home today. She's still running a little fever, but she hasn't had any accidents since one dreadful blow out this morning that Saunders had to clean up alone while I was at school doing sub plans. She's eaten a great breakfast (lots of cheese toast and Pedialyte) and is definitely subdued and not quite herself, but she is playing in her kitchen right now, making me tea and coffee. So, I think we're on the mend! Today will definitely be one of those "nap when the baby naps" days for me! I'm running a coffee IV right now. :)


Trisha said...

Poor poor baby girl... and poor poor Mommy, too. I hope she is feeling tip top soon.

Vanessa said...

Oh no - I hope she gets to feeling better soon! Let us know if you need anything!

Carrie Beth said...

Hope she's feeling better now!

The Dillards said...

Wow, you are a great mom. I hope KA feels better soon and that you can get some sleep.