Friday, September 3, 2010

Horrible night. Yikes.

It is quiet here right now, so I thought I would take this opportunity to do a post. Cody and Jamie just went outside, even though it is technically lunch time. Micah is in the house with me, bugging Cricket. We are on a weird schedule today due to a horrible night.

At around 2 a.m. Micah started crying and eventually Mike had to go check on him. I am currently unbearably sore, so I couldn't pick him up. Mike changed his diaper and put him back in his crib and then he went ballistic. I would say he was hysterical for close to an hour. It was pretty wretched, but we both knew he just wanted to hang out, and we knew we could not give in. When he finally settled, the light went on in the hallway and a door opened or closed...I don't remember. Anyway, it was Cody, who was having nightmares. Mike prayed for him and then he was off to bed again, and we tried to get back to sleep. I was having trouble with that anyway due to pain, but I was drifting off at some point when Jamie came in and said he had a tummy ache. Mike took him to the bathroom. (I feel guilty even typing this. Sounds like Mike does everything around here, eh? Well, hopefully I will feel normal again some day and I can help a little more than I am these days.) Anyway, Jamie pooped but said he still felt gross. He went back to bed and Mike came back too. Then he yelled. Dread overwhelmed me. I had a strong suspicion that he was going to throw up. It turned out he just didn't want the light off, so we left the hall light on and tried to get back to sleep again. I am not convinced I was sleeping yet when he came in our room on Mike's side of the bed (the side closest to our door) and said he had a tummy ache. I could tell by his voice he was going to throw up. We told him to go into the bathroom and get on the toilet. Then he burped. Then he puked on the floor, presumably on Mike's stuff. So, Mike took him to the bathroom where he puked a little more. He went back to bed with a pail. We found out in the morning he had puked once more in the pail. We gave him gravol after the puking experience, and I think it really worked. Well, obviously he did barf that one other time, but he didn't even come and get us or tell us about it. He told us in the morning. And he used the pail all by himself. I was impressed. Grossed out, but impressed. Turns out he did puke on his dog though. Yuck.

So, we all slept in this morning. Well, I guess Cody was up using the iPad, but I think Jamie was sleeping and Micah and Mike and I did not get up until 9:45 a.m. which is almost unheard of for us in the last five years. Anyway, I feel gross and discouraged today, but Jamie seems to be feeling well. Mike put him in underwear this morning instead of a diaper, as he had no accidents all night despite feeling sick. I am not sure I am up for a day with him out of diapers. We will see how he does, I guess. I don't know why he was sick last night. It was weird.

Now Mike is gone to work again. Did I mention his job does not start until next Tuesday? He was supposed to go in twice this week. Well, he was not supposed to, but that was his plan, to prepare for next week. Instead, he has gone every day except for Tuesday. So, I feel ripped off. I ruined all of August for our family with my stupid injuries, and now he has returned to work a whole week early, on purpose without warning me. I feel unprepared for this. I feel overwhelmed and sad.

We have the opportunity to go away together next weekend for our anniversary, but now that Jamie had this incident I don't know whether to plan a trip or not. My parents said they would come and stay with the boys, but my mom has not been feeling well either, so I don't even know whether to plan anything or not. I feel trapped here. Stuck in this place, feeling like I don't want to move because my body hurts. So, I don't know. I guess I am just sad today, and I suspect some of that is hormonal, but either way, that's how it feels.

This is kind of a negative post. Sorry about that. I am hoping by next week I will be past this thing I am going through. I better sign off for now.

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