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April 28, 2012

on April 28, 2012

Up! Up! Up!

Today sucked.  A lot.  With too much body fluid.

We started off the morning well enough.  Ashlin slept until about 5:30, but was convinced to stay in bed dozing until 6:30.  Happy with cheese and cheerios and a bit of music.  Down for a nap just before her sister woke up.

A very good morning with Teagan, her breakfast of raisins and cheerios was eaten on the sofa while watching Rio from the DVR.  I get dressed, dress her in a new-to-her outfit as her sister wakes up.  The three of us go for a walk as Stu gets ready.  Stu takes over with the girls as I make sure everything is in the diaper bag for a day trip out of town.

While we’re getting ready, Ashlin’s playing in the family room, cruising, when she lets go and does five or six shuffling steps sideways towards Stu.  Yay!

And double yay!  Today is hair cut day!  Teagan was looking forward to getting her hair cut and then braided by Mr. Wayne.

Eventually, we’re loaded up into the car and off.  About 20 minutes into the trip Ashlin throws up.  Cries.  I pull over as soon as I can, clean her up, change her clothes.  At first we thought it was a fluke, that she had eaten her string cheese too quickly and had been focusing on her new toy, maybe got motion sick.  We start off again, and she falls asleep quickly.

No suck luck.  About an hour later, when it was too far to turn around, she wakes up and throws up again.  We stop to clean her up, again.  As all there is left are a pair of pj”s, we leave her in the clothes, intending to stop at Burlington on the way to get her more.  She throws up again, another 20 minutes or so later, about 15 minutes from the hair salon.

Three times in the car.  Awesome.

We stop and I run into the store to get some clothes, another blanket.  Teagan and I go into the hair dressers, Stu and Ashlin stay in the car, she’s sleeping again.  Mr. Wayne cuts Teagan’s hair quickly, and shows me how to do a french braid.  Again.

Stu then takes both girls and goes to my parents to see if he can get Teagan to nap and clean up Ashlin, and maybe get her to nap.  Ashlin ends up puking another three times over the 2 hours they’re there.  But in the mean time, she climbs up the stairs all by herself!  And then walks, arms high like she’s tiptoeing through a swamp.  I, of course, don’t see this, as I’m still at the hair dressers.

Just as they’re finishing up drying my hair, (it always takes forever to dry my hair), Teagan has a poop accident.  Yay fun.  She deliberately did, but we’re not going to go there.  On top of Ashlin puking.  Stu gets Teagan cleaned up, as much as he can, puts her in the pj’s, and heads out to get me.  Ashlin then pukes again.  In the car seat.  Again.

Quick stop at my friend’s house to change and clean her up, and attempt to clean up her car seat.  We leave almost immediately, wolfing down some dinner, so we can drive home in the day light.  I wanted to be able to see if Ashlin puked again.  Thankfully, she slept most of the ride, and didn’t puke.  One good thing.  Teagan slept most of the trip too.

Once home, we gave Ashlin some pedialyte and cheerios.  Teagan got a cheese sandwich and some milk.  Both girls are in their beds now.  Ashlin’s monitor is turned up high.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.  With less body fluid all around.

 

 

 

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11 responses to “April 28, 2012

  1. Lori says:

    Lori G* commented on your post.

    Lori wrote: “Oh my goodness! For everyone involved. You are gonna need to start keeping rubber gloves and plastic shopping bags in the trunk too!”

    • lisasff says:

      Yeah, it wasn’t a fun day yesterday. I usually have a bag and a ton of napkins, but the stash wasn’t up to the challenge. Oh, well. Next time, I’ll be over prepared :D

  2. Lori says:

    Lori G* commented on your post.

    Lori wrote: “I hope this was a 24 hour thing and doesn’t spread to you all.”

  3. Kris A says:

    Wow, you are really are having it all happen. Congrats on the walking.

    • lisasff says:

      Thanks!! Not sure if I’m calling it walking, or steps still… I didn’t see it, and she’s not really doing more than a step or two today. But she’s still a bit under the weather, so not really expecting much.

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