Thursdays are normally long because Luke doesn't get home until 9pm
because of band practice at church.well sometimes he comes home between
work and practice, but it still tends to feel long when he's not around.
Well today felt abnormally long because Evan couldn't keep his milk
down. He has the stomach virus that Alyssa and I got a few days ago
except that Alyssa and I only threw up one time each. Today he threw up
5 times which meant 5 outfit changes for him AND for me. It also
included an extra shower for myself because the 2 of 5 landed in my
hair! So gross. Did I mention it was gross? Today also included 5 to 6
loads of laundry.
I learned a lot today, but here are just three I'll share:
I learned how to throw myself in front of projectile vomit as to protect
I learned not to use a small pan to heat water on the big burner with
angel hair pasta because it will catch on fire if you are not there to
I learned how to spell Lactobacillus thanks to our kind and loving Dr.
Nohle who talked with me about my kids sickness today on the phone.
(It's for tightening up the bowels and he said it's good to have on hand
in the medicine cabinet and safe to use for the entire family)
THANKFULLY this was not a flu virus, just a more generic stomach virus
so there were no fevers or body aches to tend to. Each and every time
Evan finished his milk (for the 2nd time if you know what I mean) he
always had a smile on his face. And in general he was a pretty happy
baby today. He did take quite a few naps and put himself to sleep quite
Here's a picture of him post milk consumption and then eruption. Picture
courtesy of Luke.yes he did get home in time to experience an Evan
upset. You know because it's nice to not to have to endure this
experience all by yourself. :)
So counting yesterday our little smiley dude has had 10 tummy upsets.
Oh and yes it's 1am and I'm still wide awake.it's all that Mr. Pibb I
drank today to give me my energy for the day! Yeah, yeah.I know I should
use vitamins instead.
Speaking of Vitamins! I've been using Hyland's Sniffles and Sneezes
remedy for Alyssa's runny nose - it is AMAZING!! If you haven't heard of
it check out their website. You can buy them almost anywhere.
http://www.hylands.com/ Two doses and her
nose stops running. Where has this been all her life?! I can't say
enough good things about it because although throw up is disgusting -
wiping runny nose is up there on the gross list right after the whole
loose bowel thing.
Side Note: Runny noses are extremely common in this state. I'm still
getting used to the fact that our doctor said that it is not uncommon
for a child to have a cold twice a month (that's every other week!) It
is killing me.I can't wait for the sun to come out and the runny noses
to go away!