Monday, November 12, 2007
Oh the Noise - Oh the Smell
There are pluses and minuses to having the crib in my bedroom. Plus....I can hear my child vomit in the middle of the night and help him right away. Minus....I get woken up in the middle of the night to the smell and noises of a child vomiting. Oh joy to me! That is exactly what happened last night. I usually have a strong stomach and can handle any smell and sight from my children. But when I get woken up and I am groggy.... my system is not working at full capacity. Last night my stomach was churning and the smells were very intensified by my sleepy state. The first time it occurred I woke up to my poor child standing in his crib with throw up dribbling down his chin onto his pajamas. Oh the smell! I woke up DH(he was sleeping with the middle child) as I was getting clean pajamas and crib sheets. Hey...why should I be the only one to experience all the fun at 1am. The second time it occurred I jumped up after hearing coughing and gagging from the crib. Oh the noise! I was not yet asleep but really trying. Child was grabbed and thrust into bathroom to the toilet at the precise moment of projectile vomiting. I got lucky! DH never woke up the second time around. I was a nice wife! So the rest of the night I slept very light and fitfully waiting for the wonderful noises and smells of sickess. They never occurred again the rest of the night...thank goodness. The third time it occurred was in the morning while DH was home alone in the garage with the ill baby. Garage floors are easier to clean according to DH...lucky him! Now the child is sleeping for what is hopefully a healing and restful nap. I pray for no more noise and smells!