Monday, September 16, 2013

Stumbling into the Week

This weekend went by in a blur....and today started in a blur because I was up all night taking care of a sick little Kate.:(

First, the weekend!  If you haven't gotten a chance to read my posts from Saturday and Sunday, I got to throw a gender reveal party for a friend!  It was so much fun and I am so happy with the way it turned out!

While the prep and the actual party was going on, Luke was sick.  Friday after school he was extra whiny and he kept wiping his nose......(With his sleeve no matter how many times I asked him if he needed a tissue!)  I knew he was coming down with a cold.  In the middle of the night, I could also tell he had a high fever.(It was like sleeping next to an oven!)  Saturday, amidst decorating the cake and making spaghetti sauce for the lasagnas I made for the party and cutting up fruit for the baby bassinet fruit bowl and all the other many preparations, I was doling out Motrin to try and keep his fever down.

For a bonus, every time his fever got high, he puked!  Lovely:/

Luke's fever broke early Sunday morning.  He was wiped out Sunday but better.  During dinner on Sunday, I thought Kate felt warm and when Jay took her temp it was about 102.:(  After motrin, she wanted to nurse and fell asleep at 7. I got to be a little after 11.  Kate slept fitfully until 12.  Then she was awake until 1.  We slept from 1 to 3, when I woke up to her vomiting in my bed.:(

It took me an hour to clean her up, clean the bed up(where Luke was still sleeping!  I still don't know how I managed to change the sheet without completely waking him up!), and then get her more medicine and nurse her back to sleep sitting in the living room chair.

A little after 4, Andrew raced out of his room and into the bathroom and was sick.  I waited to make sure he was ok before I finally took Kate back to my bed.  By that point it was almost 5.  Luke was up at 6:15 with a cheery, "Mommy, it's time to wake up!  The sun is awake!"

Ugh...I sent him to go find daddy and stayed in bed for an extra hour!

For all of you that have had experience with a sick little one, I spent most of today on the couch holding her in my lap.  At some point this afternoon, we both passed out from sheer exhaustion!  I had a hard time waking up.  Thankfully, Andrew was feeling a little better and resting on the couch and kept an eye on Luke.  (Who is feeling all better and has a ton of extra energy from being quiet the last 2 days...literally bouncing on the furniture!)

Not quite how I planned to start the week!

I hate it when my kids are sick:(  It's so sad to look at their droopy, glassy eyes!  Hopefully, Kate's virus will be as short lived as Luke's and she will be feeling better tomorrow.  In the meantime, I will take advantage of the extra cuddling she wants to do!

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Oh no, this is the same bug we got the weekend before. Luckily only 3 kids got it and it left pretty quick. Now I need to bring you a meal!!