Now I know

by DaniGirl on January 23, 2009 · 7 comments

in Rants and rambles

What could possibly make me long for the last couple of nights, when the baby woke up between three and seven times a night, where I was rocking him to sleep two or three times in a row, only to end up jiggling him to sleep on my arm when I give up in frustration? What could make me think that those were the nights when I had it good?

How about six solid hours of an almost-five year old barfing every 20 minutes? Yep, that would do it.

Of course, the baby slept through the whole thing. Dust molecules moving over the Mojave Desert disturb him, but six hours of relentless dry heaves in the next room don’t merit so much as ripple his slumber.

Sigh. At least the five year old seems better this morning. Wanna lay bets on what’s in store for the almost seven-year old or his beleaguered parents? I really, really don’t want this virus.

(This is not the sleep deprivation post. This is the “Hey we just finished a barfy virus three weeks ago, it’s not our turn again already!” post. Once I finish sanitizing five loads of laundry, I might get back around to the sleep-dep post. Consider yourself whined warned.)

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Valerie January 23, 2009 at 11:22 am

ooh, sorry to hear it. Poor Simon!

2 Chantal January 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Oh my!

3 Lindsay January 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Oh ick. We survived that one just before Christmas. She threw up 18 times in the course of 6 hours, then once more the next night for good measure. If it helps at all, I didn’t get it. :-/

Good luck.

4 colleen January 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I am keeping my fingers crossed for your good health. Cannot do anything for your mental state though. Remember when Lucas was too skinny and how worried you were…this episode too shall pass…just never soon enough.

5 Lee January 24, 2009 at 10:48 am

Sending good health vibes your way.

6 ewe_are_here January 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Ugh. Hope everyone survives the bug…

7 Javamom January 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I hear ya. Got one here who sleeps through noisy preschooler and dog barking, but can’t keep it together to make it through a night of 6 hours of consecutive sleep. When all is quiet. Maybe that’s the trouble…should I teach the dog to make some noise during the night to keep the baby asleep??

This too will pass…

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