A Morning in the life: Sick baby and Go the F*ck to Sleep

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HI everyone. ¬†So I feel that I have been at a loss for words lately due to recent events, which if you know me, is a rarity ūüėČ ¬†That’s why I’ve been a bit absent word-wise from the blog. ¬†But today, I thought I’d do a “morning in the life of” post, as I love reading other bloggers’ accounts of their days (especially with children). Plus, I’ve been hearing people appreciate my candor on this blog…and this post will have plenty of it. ¬†Here we go: ¬†So Zach had a GI bug that lasted about two weeks. ¬†Yup. ¬†Two awesome LONG weeks. ¬†Tmi, but today is the first day his poop was not green. ¬†Sweet. ¬†GI gone, but not without the appearance of a nasty yeast diaper rash (yes, maybe again tmi, but let’s be real people). ¬†Apparently the virus can “shed itself” (aka nasty poops) for two weeks and that is normal…even three or four. ¬†ARGH imagine diarrhea for four weeks!!? What the?!? Anyway, so he is obviously miserable, especially with this addition of a nasty diaper issue that spread to his mouth. Ill leave the gory details behind, but it does include treatment four times a day (you know, always easy to do oral care on a one year old) and diaper treatment as well. OHHHHH and husband is out of town. ¬†Fun times. ¬†SOOOOOO my mom came last night to spend the night because to be honest, I’ve been stretched thin with this two week shenanigans. ¬†My mom is a godsend. So here is what my morning has looked like, and ill start with the midnight waking of Zachary wanting to eat. ¬†Sweet. ¬†So since he has been sick I’ve been letting him feed on demand because he was becoming dehydrated. Yea, that is going to stop soon. ¬†So midnight feeding. ¬†Back up at 4am to eat. ¬†Sweet again. ¬†His final wakeup for good was 645am. ¬†I called my mom who was sleeping on the couch “meeeeeeemaaaah.”Who angelically took him for an hour, when I passed out again after him eating (again) at about 7. I slept for an hour longer. 8am seemed much more reasonable after a multi-waking evening.

8-9 am:  playing; much book reading (he loves books and songs always but especially when sick)  he is also super clingy

9am: time for morning nap

9:10-10:40- Zach naps, and yes people, I will admit it, I SIGHED WITH RELIEF! ¬†I already needed a break! ¬†My mom leaves. ¬†BOOOOO. ¬†I drink my coffee, breathe, order groceries online and as soon as I turned around he was up again. ¬†MOMS: ¬†PLEASE AGREE WITH ME OR I WILL FEEL LIKE THE WORST PERSON EVER: ¬†does the time when your baby is sleeping not FLYYYY by while some awake moments draaaaag!?! RIGHT!??!? Can I get a “hell yea?!”

10:40-11: Oral care, diaper nonsense, change clothes. ¬†Left for a walk, thought this would help…HAHAHHAH

11-12: ¬†Had to go to Macy’s (had a coupon that I found out at checkout, of course, was not good until Wednesday…sweeet) because none of Zach’s pants fit…might be because they are 6month size. Mhmmmmm. ¬†He wailed in Macy’s until I took him out of the stroller and carted around his 20 lb body while simultaneously pushing the stroller, calming him and…oh yea, looking for pants.

12-1: ¬†We were home, I nursed him right away. ¬†He tried to play some toys, would do so for a few minutes them crawl over to me whining…another book…another song. ¬†Then I¬†gave him some yogurt and sweet potatoes.

1-1:45: ¬†Another field trip as he was getting antsy; this time to whole foods for some dinner items and other randoms. ¬†He was fine until like hallways through shopping. Of course. ¬†I actually think the way he was in his carrier (I ditched the stroller for fear of what happened in Macy’s plus pushing a shopping cart and thought he’d do best if I “wore him”) was hurting his diaper area. ¬†Epic fail. ¬†Came home with him wailing. ¬†Mom of the year.

1:45- time to get ready for nap. More oral care, diaper care, classical music, some slow dancing ūüôā and cuddling. Nursing.

2:00- Zach is down for a nap and I just ran the dishwasher and am awaiting a load of laundry to be dry for some folding action…and typing this post.

EDITED TO ADD:  WHY OH WHY ARE BABY NAPS THE PERFECT TIME FOR:

-dogs to go on crazy barking sprees

-the dryer to go apesh*t

-the trash truck..

-the the recycling truck

-every neighborhood kid to play outside (and scream non stop…hopefully with delight)

*NOTE: I am NOT complaining (although it sure sounds like I am hehe) just telling it like it is. ¬†Of course not all days are like this, but I’m trying to be real here.

ANYWAY…one of my besties got me this book and I thought it totally applied to this post, or is at least, hilarious ūüôā

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Ummmm ps: do NOT google the title of that book and look for images..what theeeeeee?!?!?

Anyway, hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!

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