Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Then they took it outside while Munchkin ate Elmo's face.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
It's not bad enough that you saddled the pregnant woman with a lifetime of puking in two months, but you had to come after my baby and my daughter?
Then you took out my husband?! SERIOUSLY?!???!
And now my firstborn?!!!
I had this great post in my head yesterday about how we were finally done with all the vomit. Then hubby called from work. Apparently he and a garbage can had a fight and the garbage can stole all his lunch.
Still, I was prepared to look past this latest offense in light of the funny stories of Thumbelina cheating at all the school carnival games. I would have moved past the vomit and posted about that. Really I would have.
Then I was awakened at 3 am by the moans of my son and the horrifying sound of vomit hitting bare floor. I tore out of bed yelling (in my I-have-had-a-sore-throat-for-4-days-and-can't-talk-voice), "Don't move! Stay where you are!!" Poor kid was 6 inches from the garbage can and tossing his cookies all over my kitchen floor and dirty laundry pile. (If that doesn't get the laundry done tomorrow I don't know what else will!)
So hubby and I, two people oh so close to losing it themselves, cleaned up the mess and the boy, and officially call you out, universe! Enough already! This ends now!
And if you let an already pregnant and pukey woman get this---oooohhh, I don't pity you, Universe!
Friday, October 24, 2008
So here is me finding the silver lining:
BAD: I am pregnant and need medicine to get through the day.
GOOD: My insurance is totally covering all of it--more than $2000 so far.
BAD: I feel sick all day and occasionally throw up.
GOOD: I have lost 7 pounds!
BAD: My kids keep getting sick.
GOOD: They want to lay around and do nothing all day like me.
BAD: The kids have been throwing up.
GOOD: They aren't eating so I don't have to cook for them.
BAD: The kids have been throwing up.
GOOD: (for me) They have been doing it at night when Daddy can take care of it.
BAD: The kids have been throwing up.
GOOD: The laundry is getting done more often.
BAD: The kids have been sick.
GOOD: Staying in our pjs all day has become acceptable.
BAD: I have been sick for almost two months.
GOOD: The kids expectations of me are very low. We didn't carve pumpkins--just sticker faces--and they thought it was the coolest!
Now how about that?!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I know I really don't need to elaborate on that, but I'm a Mom, it's my blog and what would it be without poop and vomit stories?! I mean, really!!
Do you remember how old your children were when they had their first experience with vomit?
ET was 10 months. I was in the awful morning sickness stage with Thumbelina, so lucky for me, hubby got sick too and stayed home and dealt with the majority of the puke. Not very lucky for him.
Thumbelina was 16 months and we were visiting G&G for Christmas. It happened the night before we left to drive home and continued for much of the drive home.
Well, Munchkin hit a milestone last night. The latest one so far at 21 months. But her first vomit experience was by far the worst! Again, dealing with morning sickness, I totally got out of it. Hubby was up with her every 15-30 minutes all night long. But he left for work at 5:30 and she wasn't done just yet. She had nothing at all left in her system so it was pretty much just heaving. I just hate the look you get-like 'what on earth is going on and why aren't you fixing it?!'
I am totally blaming this on nursey!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
But if you have more than the basics, you have access to all types of shows, at all hours.
Suppose you have a child who vomits all over the place at 3:30 in the morning, barely missing her sister's bed, and you need to occupy said sister until the mess is cleaned up--by your not-pregnant husband, of course.
What's a girl to do? Before, we would have to find a movie for the child to watch. But that involves finding the movie case, remembering how to operate the DVD player in your overly tired state, and hoping that movie was one your child would watch.
But last night...just one push of a button and Munchkin was entertained by Lazy Town for the 20 minutes it took hubby to clean the mess and bathe Thumbelina.
Unfortunately, after dealing with that much vomit, neither hubby nor I were ready to go back to sleep. So I would also like to thank USA for airing Law and Order at 4am.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I know it's like a professional came in and did it all up right!
Munchkin has a costume, ET has a costume, and Thumbelina has all the materials for a costume. I am pretty sure I am going to be a pregnant woman for Halloween, and hubby will be a full time student with a full time job and three kids and a pregnant wife--so his costume will simply consist of eye bags, and mine will consist of a puke bucket. I know--you wish you could be that creative.
Now, hubby is home for Fall break and I have several yards of green fabric and tulle to wrangle.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Her: Hi. I just found out you were pregnant.
ME: Oh. (Realizing that I haven't really told anyone mainly because I have been laying on my couch since I got sick.)
Her: And I just found out that you are still really sick with it.
ME: Oh. (I know, I am a great conversationalist--just ask my couch.)
Her: So I am bringing dinner.
How great is that?!
(Mind you this is also the person who, during the last round of babies (I am the person who coordinates meals for the newborn families) when I was on my 2nd round of the ward list to find one last dinner, called to tell me she had made a double batch of dinner and did I know someone who could use it?!)
So the children are fed and are running around the house screaming--but not fighting, so here I sit.
My laundry pile ate my couch weeks ago (thank goodness we have three couches) and is flowing onto the floor. But the pile of dirty laundry is almost down to just the hamper, so here I sit.
My brother did my dishes, so here I sit.
I have a lot to be thankful for:
The phone bill that we forgot to pay on the first of the month but they didn't turn off our phone, or give us any late charges--sorry Qwest, I paid it today.
The dinners that I don't have to worry about because my neighbors and friends and most of all fantastic hubby take care of. And thank you for the disposable containers you send the food in!
The taxi service for ET to and from school, so that I only have to take him 2 days.
All the great comments I get on my blog from friends, family and internet friends. They really boost my spirits.
And the people who are buying things from my shop, (even though I haven't done anything since I have been sick) and giving me money for maternity clothes.
The great Halloween stuff from hubby's mom so I don't feel so bad about not decorating, or ever finishing Munchkin's pjs.
My friend (who for legal reasons shall remain nameless) who heard I was out of drugs and brought over her leftovers. And to her husband for helping hubby give me a blessing reassuring me I wouldn't die from the morning sickness.
All the offers from others to let my kids play at their houses. I haven't taken any of them up on it because I am a little embarrassed that my kids stay in their pjs most days.
Hubby taking care of Karate lessons and even taking Munchkin with him so I can get a break.
My brother entertaining my children. (My brother is also getting a lesson in what to expect when you live with a pregnant woman--his future wife--you're welcome!)
My fantastic sister-in-law, who sacrificed her fall break to drive down here and give the cousins a chance to play, and me and hubby a chance to get out of the house!
My sister who calls at least every other day to make sure I am not dead, and who is always willing to carry on a conversation with any of my children--even Munchkin whose conversations consist of a lot of "yeah", "uhhhh" and nodding.
Basically I have a lot of people taking care of my family and well-being so I can sit here (and lay on the couch) and not throw up. And to all of you--I owe you a big huge thank you. I am so incredibly blessed to have such great people in my life. Thank you for taking up the slack...now I am going to lay down.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
ET got upset with me when I was short with him when he came begging for food. But seriously--they will eat a meal and then 15 minutes later ask for a snack.
So he told me that he wasn't going to be my son anymore.
Then, while he was in Thumbelina's room sulking, they had a talk.
Thumbelina then told me that she wasn't going to be my daughter anymore.
I told her that was fine with me because since she wasn't my daughter anymore, I didn't have to feed her, or get her drinks, or let her print on my computer, or buy her toys, or any of those kinds of things. I made sure to mention that Munchkin would still be getting all of that stuff because she was still my daughter.
She said, "Well, I can still be your daughter if you let me print on your computer."
I'm still not convinced that's a fair trade.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hubby was watching the kids while I was at the OB, and I came home to blood and bandages--but a happy baby. I love that we are still in the 'bandaids make everything better' stage.
She has scrapes that go from her hairline to her jaw. I'm pretty sure she will have a great shiner later.
The crazy thing is that TV has been rigged like that for over 2 years, and it has never fallen until this week, where they pulled it down twice!