Monday, January 04, 2010

Buggin' Out

A horrible stomach bug has hit our house. Noah got it first just before 1am today. He threw up all over the top bunk--can't wait to clean that up. Geary moved him to the guest bed and we took turns getting up with him whenever he would throw up again. Toby joined the fun around 4am. Poor baby, he was so confused. We put him back to bed surrounded by towels and took turns changing out his towels whenever he would throw up again. Sometimes the boys would puke at the same time which made the getting up easier--one stop shopping. But most of the time we would crawl back into bed after helping one kid just to hear the sounds of the other one retching. And then Geary got sick around 5:30. I tried to help when I could but baby Miles needed to be fed, too. I took him out to the living room (mostly to get away from the wonderful aroma of the puke filled towels in the laundry room outside our bedroom door) and just as I started nursing the bug got me, too. What a way to start the new year! I hope this doesn't last long!

UPDATED @ 5:30pm:

We all dried up around 3pm today. Noah watched a DVD on our portable DVD player on his bed. Geary and Toby watched a documentary on the TV in the living room. Miles and I mostly stayed in my bed and nurse/napped. Geary put him in the baby swing an hour ago so I could get a better quality nap. I think we're over the hardest part. Now it's just getting some energy back in our exhausted bodies. Thank you so much for praying and for the encouraging comments! These are the days when I feel truly baptized in motherhood.


  1. that is so sad. i hope you all feel better soon!

  2. Whoa. Hope this passes quickly. Maybe you're getting it all out of the way for 2010 in one go.

  3. Oh I am so sorry. That sound awful! I wish I were there to help.

  4. YUCKY!!! Think of it this way...good thing you are all getting it at once instead of it dragging around for a week or more (which is what happened at our house). Hope you ALL feel better soon!

  5. That is exactly what happened to us over Christmas... so not fun! Hope you guys all get better soon.... having to nurse and puke at the same time should be against the law!


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