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February 9, 2012

on February 9, 2012


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.


6 responses to “February 9, 2012

  1. Kris A says:

    First of all, you are not a bad mom..you are a sick and exhausted one! There are going to be days even when you are all healthy that you are going to be happy that someone is going to daycare or school because you’ve just had it. I’ve been there lots! You have had such a rough, relentless few weeks. You love Ashlin, you want her well and you haven’t slept a whole night in forever. You are an awesome mom..if you weren’t your feelings wouldn’t bother you. Keep us posted on that poor baby. Can your parents come down just to give you a break or cook some good mommy comfort food? Wish I lived closer. Hugs to you!!!

    • lisasff says:

      Oh, yes. I am tired, oh so very tired. It has been over a year since I have slept through the night, as those nights disappeared before Ashlin was born, somewhere around the 7th month.

      Anyway, she is dehydrated, but not enough for an IV yet. She lost at least 2/3 a pound in a week. We need to push fluids – pedialyte – and see how many wet diapers she has the rest of the day. Depending on how that goes, will be how tonight goes…

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