I felt better and better, generally, as the day progressed. Being home alone – or at least without a little baby – was heaven. Coffee wasn’t a wonderful idea, but it did stay down. I was able to eat some toast by noon. Naps were still a very good thing.
Stu also survived the day. Yay! And ate some chicken noodle soup too!
Ashlin, on the other hand, is very much the worse for the wear. She had been difficult last night, not wanting to sleep in her crib. Maybe because it was still missing the bumper, as I hadn’t had a chance yet to wash it from the other night. Maybe she didn’t want to lie down, due to teeth (the second is through!) or ears. For whatever reason, she was difficult to put down, and woke up every hour or so all night.
After a night like that, we were very glad to send her to day care today. I was very happy to have her gone. I was looking forward to being sick without having to take care of anyone.
I am such a bad mother.
Anyway, the care givers at day care said she was cranky and whiny all day. When she wasn’t sleeping, that is. Over three hours of naps there today. She never naps that well at day care. She threw up – all over me, herself and the floor – as soon as she got home and out of her bunting. A lot. Wonderful. Like there hasn’t been enough puke in the house this week. After throwing up, she was all snuggly, and pale.
We ended up giving her a saltine or two, some water, and some pedialyte. Kept her up for a while and then put her to bed, as she was totally exhausted. She fell asleep within five minutes. I had called the doctor’s office, being worried about her, her ears, whether she’s dehydrated. The on-call doctor said that we should bring her in tomorrow, that it’s most likely her ears, but it could be something else.
We’ll be calling for a doctor’s appointment as soon as the office opens.
I may not be sleeping well again, tonight.