When this ended up happening last night, I lay in bed planning Mia's birthday party. It's this coming weekend, at our house (EEK!) and I have felt so unprepared. I have a theme, and a few ideas, but I hadn't thought through all the logistics. Where for that? What for this? And how? But after thinking through a lot of the options and getting some suggestions from friends, I've come up with a plan and just this morning ordered a bunch of the supplies from Oriental Trading Company. Their items were quite inexpensive but unfortunately I got hit with a shipping charge :-/. Oh well, ain't nothing a coupon code ($10 off) can't help.
Well, after figuring all that out during the wee hours of 2 and 3am, I was hoping Mia would "sleep in" till past 8 (as she has been doing just a bit lately--so nice). Well, instead she was up at 6:45 crying for daddy. I went into her room and was shocked at what I saw. There was throw-up all over her bed and down her (white) PJ shirt. Uh-oh. As soon as I said, "Oh no Mia, what happened?" She stopped crying and said, "Yeah." That's sometimes her response to our questions; it doesn't always make sense but it's funny.
She had had 1.5 hot dogs last night at dinner, some canteloupe and watermelon, and a few bites of popcorn. It was a "big" dinner, but she didn't eat a lot at lunch, so we figured she was legitimately hungry. However, maybe she was overfull.
Greg put her in the bath right away while I started stripping her bed and rinsing stuff off in the sink (blech!) She threw up a tiny amount one more time in the bath (so sad!) and since then, hasn't thrown up yet. She's only had a little bit to eat: crackers, a couple ounces of milk, and a few pieces of banana. She hasn't been super hungry yet, but she's already been rubbing her eyes this morning.
We're watching Sesame Street and taking it easy. Here's hoping the yukkies are just a one time thing. I have been *blessed* up to this point in that Mia has rarely thrown up in her lifetime. Just a couple of times, usually a reaction to food or motion sickness in the car. Not sure what I'd do if she had a stomach bug.
Here's a picture from a better time this past weekend. We went out to eat and got yogurt after dinner. It was a perfect night Friday night!
|2 peas in a pod|