Hey. So I’m just going to go ahead and get it all out about today.

Vomit. Vomit and poop for the last 48 hours from everyone but me. (SO FAR.)

When there are three people suffering from this kind of sick and only one of the three is self sufficient that leaves me with the assist. Now, to be fair, the bigger one is somewhat self-cleaning, but seeing her poor little face with tears because she feels so damn awful and there isn’t a thing I can do for her — that’s a different story. She’s been pretty low key, she’s napped a lot and stayed pretty quiet and non-demanding.

This is why we rescue pets.

THE LITTLE ONE ON THE OTHER HAND. She plays this twisted game of “I’M FINE!” all day long then when night comes she turns exorcist on me. During the day I’m required to wrangle a very nosy two year old away from two very sick people who want nothing to do with the human race, hearing any sound or being touched ever again. During the night, it’s all about washing vomit out of hair at midnight and changing sheets while simultaneously keeping the cats FROM LICKING VOMIT.

I’ve had to consider every single thing I’ve prepared over the last 48 hours based on what it would be like when it comes back out. I will say this, two hyperemesis pregnancies have made a vomit master. Just last week I was overwhelmed with the feeling that all I do all day is feed people and as soon as they’re done with one meal they’re wondering what the next one will be. Lately no one wants to eat anything which makes *that* part of my job super easy.

Silver linings.

I had the chance to sneak away to the gym today and the treadmill warned me about halfway through my run that my heart rate may be too high and I should take it easy. I can say I have never reached maximum capacity on a treadmill before, I sort of felt like a boss. It may have been the first time ever I actually enjoyed working out, normally I do it just so I don’t die unhealthy — but today felt really cathartic.

I had to take Vivi with me to the pharmacy where she bolted down the feminine care aisle, spread out her arms and shouted “LOOK MOM, YOUR DIAPERS!” then as I paid for my one thousandth prescription for Zofran ,Vivi figured out how the snaps on her shirt worked and was half naked by the time I turned around.

I plunked both little girls in the tub before bedtime because everyone had worked up a funk over the course of the day and without me even asking they took turns washing each others hair, my heart may have exploded a little bit. Moments later Vivi asked to see everyone’s nibbles (nipples) and demanded I take out my ‘udders’ so she could see mine.

I politely declined.

Have you seen this video? The company can basically have all my money (and it already has a lot) and tears because dear sweet heavens.

Comments

  1. OK so that video was beautiful so then I went and found a full 20 minute version on You Tube…

    Sorry about all the hair puke. I understand the whole getting it in the hair issue. No matter how braided or pulled back…I hope it passes you by as it works it way through your family.

    One more thing – what is it with the night puking?! Why can’t they wake up at like 5 or 6 in the morning and then puke all day? WHy must it start in the overnight hours?

  2. It’s ALWAYS worse at night!! lol! Geesh…hope things get better for all and that you escape the flu bug yourself!!

    AND what a touching video…thanks for sharing!

  3. I’ve never heard of the company, but oh my god what a beautiful video. It definitely had me in tears and forgetting all about the vomit.

    Hope everyone gets better soon.

    xo

  4. Yes, Wacoal forever! The only bras that work for (my) big cans.
    I am so sorry that your family is so inescapably sick right now. It has been a horrible winter for illness here in Indiana. I hope you don’t get it.
    Your girls have such gorgeous hair….
    Sans puke of course!!

  5. I had seen that video posted on Facebook many times and finally just watched it last night. My husband came in the room to ask what I was watching because all he could hear was the music and the sounds of my sobbing. I was so glad to see Wacoal at the end – I love them! I’m wearing a super-comfy Wacoal bra right now.

    I hope everyone is feeling better soon and that you don’t succumb!

  6. I feel bad reading about your terrible vomit experience, but I feel even worse finding humor in such a bad situation! But our fun times wouldn’t be anything without the bad times

  7. I felt sorry for you but it really amaze me the way you took it as fun. It’s very good attitude that you adopted while you were sick. Worries doesn’t heal you while you are sick, it’s simple increase your sickness. So if you are taking it lightly it will surely help you to recover very fast.

  8. Ugh, puking – it’s the worst. Except for maybe animals thinking it’s a snack.

    Thanks for sharing that great video!